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CometCKO 's Living Room (non-serious listening) System
IP Address: Last Update: April 24, 2020 at 13:09:26
Amplifier: Pilot SA-260 40wpc stereo tube amp; power supply update, NOS tubes
(OR) Atma-Sphere M60.2 monoblocks
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): DIY line stage preamp
Speakers: Audiokinesis Prisma
CD Player/DAC: Raspberry Pi/Appleberry HiFi DAC (Roon Endpoint)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: DIY (Horizon silver-plated over copper)
DIY interconnects (ultra-low capacitance)
Room Size (LxWxH): 26 x 26 x sloping
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Eclectic; 50% classical 50% modern/folk/celtic/blues/bluegrass/etc.
System Goals/Comments: Started life as background music, but it's gained a life of its own. Pilot amp brought the whole thing to life. Atma-Sphere made it sound real.
System Strengths: Excellent tone. Strings and piano excellent. Good deep bass (subs). Great for small ensembles and folk music. Realistic rock music volumes with Atma-Sphere.
System Weaknesses: Not optimal room layout for good sound. Soundstage narrow. Better for rock/guitar/vocals than classical symphonies.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: Panasonic 50" plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR-5007/Innersound ESL300 amplifier on main speakers
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): North Creek Audio MTM w. Scan-speak/Revelators
Vandersteen 2Wq subwoofer
Other HT Gear: who cares?
Comments on HT System: Mostly for other family members. I mostly listen to music in other rooms when TV is on.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Audi quattro club = ice driving!
Restoring vintage amplifiers
Whitewater kayaking

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