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Know_Talent's McThiel System
IP Address: Last Update: March 20, 2009 at 13:36:13
Amplifier: McIntosh MC501 monoblocks
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Parasound JC-2
Speakers: Thiel CS7.2
CD Player/DAC: NAD M5 SACD Player as transport into Bryston BDA-1 DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: been there, done that...
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber KS-1121 & 1130 XLR IC's, Analysis Plus Oval Nine speaker wire, Parasound 12AWG & PS Audio Punch AC cords
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Furman IT-Reference 15i and all components on Parasound 12 gauge powercords
Tweaks: 20 amp dedicated circuit on PS Audio outlet
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 12 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Wall-to wall carpet w/ heavy 11'x8' area rug in front of rack. GIK 244 panels on front wall and ceiling/wall corner, 2 GIK 242 panels on ceiling at first reflection point 6 DIY wicker basket traps. EchoBuster cornerbusters in all 4 corners.
Leather furniture, blankets and pillows

16lb lounging cat
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz - Miles Davis 2nd quintet & Ahmad Jamal; Prog Rock - ELP, Yes & King Crimson; Other - Ornette Coleman, Steely Dan, Band of Gypsys, Brittney Spears! (j/k) & learning to like Puccini Operas
System Goals/Comments: Musical intoxication! Warm mids like tubes, rolled off highs (like tubes) AND firm, full low end! Think J. Lopez lowend!!! SASSY!!!
System Strengths: great recordings give you that "being there" thing and bad ones don't drive the cat out of the room
System Weaknesses: could use more amplification to open things up a bit and need better source component
Video/HT System: None

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