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IP Address: Last Update: September 04, 2011 at 21:22:47
Amplifier: McCormack DNA-1 Rev. A/Gold/Platinum
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): FT Audio LW-1 passive attenuator (w/DACT CT-2 upgrade); no power requirements. Marantz AV7005 (SACD surround).
Speakers: Vandersteen 3A Signature w/stands; REL Stadium III Sub
CD Player/DAC: Oppo BDP-93 as transport; Assemblage 2.7 Platinum DAC.
Turntable/Phono Stage: None.
Other Source(s): None.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: PSC R30 Pristine silver ribbon (DAC to LW-1); Pure Note Epsilon (AG) (LW-1 to Amp); Acoustic Zen Satori full biwire (separate runs); Acoustic Zen MC2 digital cable. Zu Warmouth on HT side (L/R); Acoustic Zen Matrix (C); Zu Disco (surrounds).
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): David Elrod EPS-3 Sig. power cord on DNA-1; Gutwire Power Clef power cord on HT-1; AZ Tsunami on Transport; AZ Krakatoa on Assemblage DAC; Elrod EPS-3 on Marantz AV7005; 5-shelf Polycrystal rack. All plugged directly to the wall via 3 FIM receptacles each on dedicated lines.
Tweaks: FIM and Eagle, three dedicated 20 amp A/C lines (two 12 AWG, one 10 AWG for DNA-1), power cords (above). BBC cones/footers under the LW-1 and Polycrystal isolators under DNA-1 amp. Cables raised from floor using pipe foam insulation. Wooden receptacle covers. Chunks of marble and granite. DH Squares.
Room Size (LxWxH): 17 x 17 x 19 - 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Echo Busters, drapes, and vertical blinds which work well as reflectors/resonators taking out a lot of echo/reflection.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Symphonic, chamber, piano, acoustic jazz, some blues
System Goals/Comments: With each upgrade, I've become more satisfied and the system capable of playing music.
System Strengths: Bass, dynamics, clarity. Lush, rich midrange. Realistic tonal balance. Can play loud while retaining composure.
System Weaknesses: Imaging and microdynamics; though these have come a long way.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Pioneer PRO-610HD rear projection (58") w/VansEvers Model 12 power filter, Monza ribbon power cord and Brickwall surge suppressor
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz AV7005 Pre/Pro, McCormack HT-1 (Center, rear)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Vandersteen VCC-1; B&W DM-302 (rear)
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-93, Synology DS211j DLNA Server
Other HT Gear: Nordost Optix component video cable (5m)
Comments on HT System: I'm happy with it.

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