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Cincy_bob's Reference System
IP Address: Last Update: February 02, 2009 at 08:56:18
Amplifier: darTZeel NHB-108 model one version B, solid state amp conservatively rated at 100wpc into 8 ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): darTZeel 18-NS full function preamp
Speakers: Evolution Acoustics MMTwo, full range three-way floor standing speakers with powered woofer module (including 600wpc of amplification), 93dB sensitivity
CD Player/DAC: Evolution Acoustics MPS-5, CD/SACD player with solid state output stage
Turntable/Phono Stage: Grand Prix Audio Monaco direct-drive turntable, Dynavector DV-507 MKII tonearm, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge, phono stage is built into the darTZeel full-fuction preamp
Other Source(s): Magnum Dynalab MD-106T tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: darTZeel 50-ohm matched impedance BNC/coax interconnects (between CD player and preamp and between preamp and amp), Synergistic Research Tricon phono cable, Evolution Acoustics DRSC 9-foot pair speaker cables, Evolution Acoustics PC2One power cord with built-in power filtation (used on CD player), three Jena Labs Model One AC power cords with built-in power filtration (used on darTZeel amp and on speaker amplifier modules)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Devoted AC electric system that starts with a separate meter tap and includes a 7.5kVA MGE Topaz ultra-isolation transformer, a devoted panel located in the listening room and 13 separate branch circuits (i.e., a home run circuit for each component) wired with 10AWG twisted-pair solid copper conductor wiring. Resonance control products are by Silent Rynning Audio, including a Craz rack for all the front end components, VR isolation bases under each front end component and an Ohio Class XL Plus isolation base under the darTZeel amp.
Tweaks: Four Oyaide R-1 AC receptacles and WPC-Z mounting base and carbon fiber face plate, nine Porter Port AC receptacles
Room Size (LxWxH): 23 x 16 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Rives-designed devoted listening room, passive resonator on front wall between speakers, broadband Helmholtz diffusers on side wall first reflection points, six angled ceiling panel diffusers, six floor-to-ceiling bass traps in corners, three soffit traps, various fabric-covered acoustic panels on side and rear wall, floor-to-ceiling media shelf diffusers in rear of room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): On this system: large scale orchestral and choral music, opera, organ music, jazz (including big band), classic rock
System Goals/Comments: The goal of this system is to get as close as possible to the faithful reproduction of a live concert hall symphony orchestra experience in a home listening environment.
System Strengths: Natural reproduction of timbre for acoustic instruments, full range frequency extension from below 20Hz to >20kHz, large scale dynamics and power presented with natural ease, the speed and transparency of electrostats but with the punch and headroom of a dynamic driver system, seemless integration of drivers, ability to recreate the large spacious acoustic of large recording venues.
System Weaknesses: Expensive.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vaslt&1065030431
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Wine, food, running

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