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Charlez's Living Room System
IP Address: Last Update: August 19, 2009 at 16:09:27
Amplifier: Jolida 801A integrated amp (70 wpc) with Response Audio's platinum mods, and Genalex Gold Lion KT-88 power tubes and Tesla E83CC (or Raytheon 5751 windmill) preamp and Sylvania 6SN7WGTA driver tubes.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): N/A
Speakers: Vintage Scan-Speak SD-25 3-way floorstanders (94db sensitivity) with 2 aperiodic vents on back of speakers
CD Player/DAC: TRL modified Sony CE-595 SACD player
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker: Clear Day Shotgun
IC: Grover Huffman
Power: VH-Audio Flavor 4 to UPC-200, CRL Silver to SACD player, TG Audio 688 to Jolida amp
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio UPC-200, Oyadie R-1 wall receptacle, CoolGuys silent, twin fans with temperature control at rear of cabinet housing tube amp and SACD player.
Tweaks: Herbies Tall Tenderfeet under SACD player, Herbie's Iso-Cups under Jolida amp, Soundcare SuperSpikes under Scan-Speak speakers.
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 ft x 14 ft x 9-1/2 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Limited options available. Speakers on short wall either side of 6 ft. heavy oak Arts & Crafts cabinet which houses amp and SACD player. Two banks of 4-5 ft. wide of 6-ft. tall windows along each long wall. Hardwood floors with area rugs.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz & Classical--esp. chamber music. Jazz ranges from late '30s through hard bop (e.g., Count Basie, Bill Evans, Zoot Sims). Classical ranges from Renaissance through 20th century (e.g., Bartok, Shostakovich and John Adams)
System Goals/Comments: Working with limited room options and finances, to build a system that lets me focus on Enjoying the Music, trusting my own ears and tastes in the process.
System Strengths: Very musical system with full, rich and balanced sound. Solid bass and excellent mid-range. Love the system's sound dynamics, instrumental timbre and separation, and musical detail.
System Weaknesses: Sound stage and imaging. Bass could be tighter.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Recently retired lawyer and mediator-arbitrator. Currently involved in community affairs (Rotary and civic engagement). Learning to play glockenspiel for community marching band. Read a lot of history, novels and social science. Regularly attend SF Sympho

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