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PaulN's The Loft System
IP Address: Last Update: November 23, 2020 at 12:12:22
Amplifier: Krell KSA-50S
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Software volume control and switching in HQPlayer and Purevinyl.
Speakers: Revel Ultima Studio2s running full range. KEF Kube 10b subwoofer crossed in at 40Hz and EQ'd with the Studios in parallel.

KEF LS50Ws in my bedroom network-enabled with Roon
CD Player/DAC: Topping D90 in direct DAC mode, iMac/Roon/HQPlayer4 via Allo USBridge, ASDM7EC modulator at 44.1x128 DSD. Per Jussi, I switch between poly-sinc-ext2, Sinc-M and Sinc-S depending on source format.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega RP3 w/Groovetracer delrin platter and reference sub-platter, Rega tungsten counterweight, reference white drive belt, TT-PSU, Denon DL-S1 for 33 and 45 rpms

Dual CS-5000/Goldring 1012gx or Grado 78E, for 78 rpms

through 2 TASCAM UH-7000/PureVinyl 5.0 Digital RIAA EQ via dedicated Macbook Air.
Other Source(s): Accuphase T-1000 FM tuner and Sony CDP-X707ES digital out, Nakamichi BX-300 cassette A/D and RC all via TASCAM UH-7000/HQPlayer4
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monolith shielded XLRs, Goertz MI2 speaker
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Salamander Chameleon Berlin 221. Power Wedge 116. Okki Nokki II RCM
Tweaks: DSP room correction using Acourate-generated filters inline with PureVinyl/Liquid Sonics Reverberate Core convolver plugin or HQPlayer4. IsoAcoustics Gaia II speaker isolation feet. Uptone Audio LPS-1 super-capacitor supply for the Allo USBridge.
Room Size (LxWxH): 24' x 19' x 13'
Room Comments/Treatments: All sources are digitally room-corrected with Acourate-generated 131K-tap, 384kHz FIR filters including real-time convolution for all live and file digital content as well as vinyl, FM, Cd and cassette playback. I will eventually add some SpringTrap bass traps to two corners.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, jazz, rock, folk, funk and junk.
System Goals/Comments: The Loft system is a combined theater and listening room with a 13' beamed ceiling in a brick building. Opposing walls lengthwise have a theater zone and a listening zone with 3 brick walls, the lengthwise one with 3, 8ft x 4ft windows.
System Strengths: Breathes well in this room which is naturally pretty well damped by the flat roof planks and trusses overhead. Produces great low end and is clean, fast and articulate.
System Weaknesses: Honestly, the train tracks next to the building. Ambient sound intrusion.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Epson LS10500 throwing on an 142" Silver Ticket 2.35:1, 1.4 gain fixed-frame screen.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: NAD 758 V3 Atmos/Dirac, Dayton Audio APA102 x2 for Atmos overheads.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Infinity 363 mains, C350, 142 LR sides and LR rears. Monolith 10" THX subwoofer, Gallo nucleus micros on ceiling x 4 for Atmos. Dayton 10, 12 and 14 gauge OFC 4 Dayton BST-1 Bass shakers and a BSA-200 amp for the sofa sectional.
Sources (DVD/VCR): ATV4K, Oppo 103D, Sony X800M2 4K, PS3, HomeWorx OTA TV tuner.
Other HT Gear: HDFury DIVA for Low Latency Dolby Vision (LLDV)-->HDR10 tone mapping to projector.
Comments on HT System: Dark Persian rug, black leather sectional define a separate theater zone in the large Loft space.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Wine and song; no more women.

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