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stereo5's stereo5's Audio System System
IP Address: Last Update: January 27, 2024 at 14:16:11
Amplifier: McIntosh MC302 Power Amp. 300wpc
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): McIntosh C2500 Tube Preamp
Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Reference
CD Player/DAC: Esoteric UX-3 SACD Universal Player
Sony HAPZ1ES Music Server/Player
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL1200G Direct Drive Turntable
ZU Audio DL103 low output moving coil cartridge. Audio Technica VM540 Moving Magnet Cartridge. HRS Record Weight.
Other Source(s): McIntosh MR88 FM HD Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Canare 4S11 Speaker Cable
VPI Balanced phono cable for Technics TT
Acrolink 6N-D5050II Digital Cable
Acrolink 6N-DA5500 Audio Cable
Nordost Red Dawn Audio Cable
VH Audio Custom 1.5 meter Interconnect
Accuphase AL 1 Audio Interconnect

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Hydra 2 Power Conditioner
Shunyata Hydra 4 Power Conditioner X 2
Shunyata Copperhead power cord 20amp x 2
Shunyata Copperhead power cord 15 amp x 2
Shunyata Diamondback Platinum pc X 3
Acrolink 6N P-4030 Power Cord
Audio Art PC 1 Power Cord
Pangea AC-9MkII pc X 3
Pangea 20amp to 15 amp IEC Converter

SolidSteel S3-2, S3-3 & S3-5 Audiophile Rack. 2 dedicated 20 amp each power circuits.
2 Shunyata wall outlets.
Tweaks: Magnum Dynalab ST-2 antenna. One inch thick granite base for power supplys. VPI Magic Brick. Cardas rca caps. Hunt Record Brush, Audio Technica Cartridge Demagnetizer, HRS Record Weight and Oracle hard Turntable Mat.
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 16 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Thick wall to wall carpeting & drapes.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classic Rock, Modern Jazz, Classical.
More than 2,000 records and a little over 1,500+ cd's including 100+ SACD's. Over 14,000 songs and counting on Sony Music Server
System Goals/Comments: To provide a very lifelike listening experience. I feel those goals have been met.
System Strengths: Very deep articulate bass, excellent mids and highs and non-fatigueing sound Wide and deep soundstage. Audio Nirvana has been achieved!
System Weaknesses: I am estatic with present setup. It is doubtful I will make any more major changes to this system.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: This is strictly a 2 channel system, set up in my home office
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: McIntosh MA6600 200wpc Integrated Amp
Schiit Lokius 6 Band EQ

Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): JBL L100 Classic Speakers
SVS PB2000 Pro Subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): McIntosh MCD 301 SACD Player
McIntosh MR85 FM Tuner

Other HT Gear: Solid Steel S2-4 Audio Rack
Audioquest King Cobra Balanced cables
Canare 4S11 speaker cables
Groneberg Quattro Reference Audio Cable
Nordost Red Dawn Leif Series Audio Cable
Furutech E-TP80 Power Conditioner (for source electronics).
Audio Art P1 Power cord for McIntosh MA6600 Integrated amp.
Shunyata Diamondback Platinum pc for CD Player & Tuner.
Furutech G-314AG-18 Power Cord for Power Conditioner.
Magnum Dynalab ST2 Antenna
Granite platform for Furutech E-TP80 power conditioner
Comments on HT System: 70% of my music listening is done on this system.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: High End Audio, Music, traveling, reading.

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