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Rootman's Rootman's Living Room Systems System
IP Address: Last Update: July 15, 2010 at 14:28:49
Amplifier: McCormack DNA-500
McCormack DNA-225
Peachtree Decco's (2)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): VTL 5.5 Version 4 w/o phono
Various tubes: Mullard remake 12AT7's currently
Speakers: Magnepan 3.6
SVS PC-Ultra Subwoofer
Extras - Tekton Design OB 4.5's w/tweeter option
DCM Time Frame 700's
A bunch of different subs - Paradigm, PSB
CD Player/DAC: Benchmark DAC 1 non USB
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL-1300 w/Denon 160(MC)
Some KAB tweaks on TT
Other Source(s): Squeezebox Touch, Duet, SB3 classic
Dell Quad Core 6600 530 PC feeding SB's music files thru wireless DI-655 N+ Dlink router
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: MIT Shotgun 1 Bi-Wire 8 ft speaker
MIT Silver XLR's(VTL to Mac)
Signal Cable Silver IC's(Dac to VTL)
Signal Silver Digital IC(SB to DAC)
Cardas Maggie X-over jumpers(Maggies)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster Signature 7000
Grant Mye Maggie stands(Must have!!!)
Virtual Dynamics PC's for VTL and Benchmark
Synergistic Research Master Coupler PC for McCormack
PS Audio Statement PC's for Welbourne, SVS
Tweaks: Cardas Myrtlewood blocks throughout
Welbourne Labs Squeezebox power upgrade
Hi-fi silver tuning fuses all components
Herbie's tube dampers in VTL
Room Size (LxWxH): 19 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: I need more room.

Audio room is now built in Southport, NC in our new retirement home. I am in process of room tuning it with stuff. I will post pix once I get it done later in summer 2010...Such fun.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 70% Rock, 20% Jazz, 10% all other listening.
Rock and Roll (60's,70's,80's) - classic
Jazz - Dave Grusin, Miles Davis and others
Some classical
New age - Mannheim Steamroller
System Goals/Comments: As close to live as I can get it.
System Strengths: Resolution and detail. Midrange and highs shine as do Females and acoustic rock. Our system doesn't wear you out and we listen for hours each day...
System Weaknesses: Dynamics with maggies. They don't blow you away like Wilsn Maxx's or something like that. Integretion of sub for music. Room needs help in current house.
Video/HT System: Separate
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Family, Beach, Wine, Golf, Fantasy Football, Bowling, Travel, Reading and live music as much as we can get to it.....

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