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KGW's My Little Listening Room System
IP Address: Last Update: April 02, 2019 at 16:30:50
Amplifier: Bottlehead Paraglow II SE 2A3 monoblocks with John Tucker mods, CMC filters, improved tube sockets, power resistors and hum pots
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Scratch build Bottlehead Foreplay in a custom chassis with tons of tweeks.
Speakers: Bottlehead Straight 8s (96db/1w)
CD Player/DAC: CDP: Onkyo R1 with Canare BNC digital output.

DAC: DIY CS4397 DAC with Lundahl LL7902 transformer-coupled output stage.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega Planar 3/Ortofon Quintet Black/Bottlehead Seduction/Stevens and Billington TX103 step-up transformers
Other Source(s): Tascam 202MkIII cassette deck
Otari MX5050 8 track open reel deck
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio interface
Miccus 160ft LONG RANGE Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver 2-in-1
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: speaker cables: DIY CAT5 (Chris VanHaus design) - no longer have these as the dog chewed through them

interconnects: DIY twisted magnet wire in teflon tubing with Dayton locking RCA ends. Shielded Bottlehead Entwined to Seduction

digital interconnect: Canare L5CFB video coax with Canare BNCs

power cords: 12 AGW solid core house wire 3 braid with Hubble and Leviton plugs and Michael Percy IECs.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): DIY X-Calibre rack.

DIY power strip with braided power cord, Leviton hospital-grade outlets and simple capacitive filtering
Tweaks: All of it
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 feet x 15 feet x 8 feet
Room Comments/Treatments: None. The room is small and I had to do a lot of rearranging to fit all of my junk in there and set up the stereo how I wanted. There is a lot of stuff in the room - not much room for stray sounds to bounce around.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Progessive/Experimental, Rock, Punk, Noise, Ethnic, Classical, No Country or Western
System Goals/Comments: warm, clear deep and smooth
System Strengths: Well balanced sound and great soundstage
System Weaknesses: CDP is getting old and doesn't play some CDs well (most are fine)
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://beggingdogrecords.tripod.com/hifi.html
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Playing and composing music - guitar, bass, vocals; Gardening; Good Single Malt Scotch. I'm a computer scientist for a living

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