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Tintin 's no more upgrades! System
IP Address: Last Update: March 25, 2015 at 03:09:31
Amplifier: none!
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Octave HP500se, valve rolling
Speakers: ADAM Tensor Delta active speakers
CD Player/DAC: MacMini + 2TB external HDD wav or Apple Lossless encoded tracks .Weiss Minerva DAC connected to the MacMini by Firewire. Amarra mini player
CEC TL51x CD transport with mods
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thales TTT-C battery powered tuneable + Thales Simplicity tonearm & SoundSmith Strain Gauge, Lyra Sound Pipe cable to SoundSmith SG-200, HRS weight weight
Other Source(s): Tandberg 3011 FM tuner, iPod or AirPort Express
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Argento Serenity
Nordost Heimdall interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Ear Science power conditioner
Quadraspire QKAV
Sound Mechanics tables under turntable and CD
Photovoltaic power and inverter!!
Tweaks: RKCables power cables to Weiss
Transparent Audio power cables to Deltas
Kuzma record cleaning machine.
hand held steamer for record cleaning!
HRS sound isolation pucks under all source components.
Room Size (LxWxH): 5m x 5m x 3m
Room Comments/Treatments: lots of rugs!
clothes racks drying in front of the heater!
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): http://rrr.org.au - world's best radio station!
1000+ LPs
750+ CDs
System Goals/Comments: best sound that I couldn't afford!
System Strengths: resolution, effortless, sound-staging, musicality, emotional connection to the music
System Weaknesses: expense!
the room acoustics
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony Bravia KDL-46X2000
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): surround sound -> turn the volume up!
Sources (DVD/VCR): MacMini/Elgato EyeTV
Samsung BR player
Comments on HT System: I believe that a good 2 channel system will beat a similarly priced multi-channel setup every day!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: coffee, coffee, coffee, cycling.

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