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Muzikmike's Downstairs-listening room system System
IP Address: Last Update: June 11, 2011 at 15:00:19
Amplifier: Monarchy SE100 monoblocks modified by Lloyd Walker TG Audio power cords, Pangea, and DIY.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Anthem Pre1P Their first iteration with the outboard power supply w/ Hagerman Piccolo as step-up device for phono.
Speakers: Infinity Compositions P-FR subs modified with IEC, using Pangea power cords.

TelWire speaker cables.

Stock spikes removed. Walker Valid Points and discs.

96 dB
CD Player/DAC: Audio Alchemy Pro1 w/ Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: Modified VPI HW 19 IV w. JMW10 arm with JMW12.5 pivot point.
A WIN laboratory SMC-10 in a Monster cartridge body, the cantilever and stylus from Soundsmith: Ruby Cantilever w/ Optimized Contour Nude Contact Line Diamond

HW-19 Mk. IV turntable has re-manufactured bearing from Applied Fidelity, Oregon Brass spikes sitting on a 2 1/" maple board (plinth of "sandbox").

DIY SAMA and electronics separated from chassis completely. Base of VPI has been painted blue metal-flake.
Other Source(s): PC w/ Trueharmonix DAC or USBpre (used for recording LPs to disc) Cary SLP70 preamp, AVA Insight Double 240 +, AR 2ax speakers or Fritz Carbon 7's
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables from the more than phenomenal inmate, Elizabeth.
ICs are Silver Dragons, TelWire, TG audio ICs
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Brick Wall filters on everything. This is a lightning storm prone area and I live at the top of a hill!
Tweaks: Michael Green, Lloyd Walker, and Poly Crystal cones
Room Size (LxWxH): 23' x 15' x 7.5'
Room Comments/Treatments: GIK acoustics
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Classical, a bit of Rock, eclectic as all hell.
System Goals/Comments: Just upgraded pre-amp w/ Hagerman Piccolo, but I'd like to send it to Parts Connexion and get the entire pre modded/upgraded. Need to work on room sound more than I have so far.
System Strengths: Deep and rich. Warm and wonderful. Plays music, not sound.
System Weaknesses: I suppose I'd like to improve imaging, but it's very good now and I really don't pay much attention to that type of detail. Room overly damped w/ records but not too, too much.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Upstairs system (US): Panasonic 48" flat screen
Audio Alchemy DAC-in-the-box, optical connection on TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Vintage Marantz receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Planex planar speakers (ca. 1963)

Sources (DVD/VCR): Dish TV (Sirius) and Sony DVD player

Comments on HT System: 2 channel and very likely to stay that way.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: cooking, baking, dining, writing, bitching, and of course, collecting LPs...approximately 10,000 and growing. A library; I may never listen to all of them, but if I want to hear "something" I may just have it.

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