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PaulN's Loft Theatre/HiFi System
IP Address: Last Update: September 18, 2023 at 15:42:54
Amplifier: Krell KSA-50S
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): HOLO Serene
Speakers: Revel Ultima Studio2s on IsoAcoustics Gaia IIs

KEF LS50Ws in my bedroom, network-enabled with Roon.
CD Player/DAC: HOLO May L2 in NOS mode, iMaci9/Roon/HQPlayer4 via Allo USBridge typically in DSD.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega RP3 w/RB3000/Incognito XLR rewire, Groovetracer delrin platter and reference sub-platter, EBLT reference belt, Neo TT-PSU, Denon DL-S1

Dual CS-5000/Grado 78E or Goldring 1042

Channel D Lino C 3.0 dual input transimpedance MC and voltage-mode MM flat gain to RME ADI-2 Pro FSR to HQPlayer 4 for Digital RIAA EQ, RC convolution at 384kHz and then remodulation to DSD to HOLO May.
Other Source(s): Accuphase T-1000 FM tuner and Sony CDP-X707ES digital outs, Nakamichi BX-300 cassette -->A/D and then RC for all via TASCAM UH-7000 into HQPlayer4 for convolution and transcoding to DSD.
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 in HQPlayer4.
Room Size (LxWxH): 24' x 16' 5" x 12'
Room Comments/Treatments: All sources are digitally room-corrected with Acourate-generated 131K-tap, 384kHz FIR filters including real-time convolution for all live digital streams and files as well as realtime vinyl, FM, cd and cassette playback.
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 12' beamed ceiling in a brick building. I switch between balanced inputs to the Krell with a selector box for the fully separate hifi and A/V systems.
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 150" Stuart Studiotek 130 G4, 2.35:1, fixed-frame screen through a Navitar Screenstar HDSSW065 Wide Angle lens.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Monoprice Monolith HTP-1, 16 channel Dirac and Atmos A/V processor running Dirac Live Bass Control, Monolith 11X amp for surrounds and overheads, Krell KSA-50s LR mains. This system doubles as a high-end 5.1 music system for files from Roon, SACD and DVD-As.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): 9.2.4 Atmos layout: Revel Studio2 mains, Voice2 center, Dynaudio 1.3SE on Dynaudio Stand 6s w/Gaia III sides, Infinity Primus 362 LR front wides and 142 LR rears. Monolith 10" THX rear sub, KEF 10b front sub, Gallo nucleus micros x4 on ceiling for Atmos heights. Dayton 10, 12 and 14 gauge OFC and 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, PS5, HomeWorx OTA TV tuner, Roon for multichannel music files via hdmi.
Other HT Gear: HDFury DIVA for Low Latency Dolby Vision (LLDV)-->HDR10 followed by a Lumagen Radiance Pro 4242 for dynamic tone mapping, scaling and automatic aspect ratio adjustment.
Comments on HT System: Dark Persian rugs, black leather sectional damp the room
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Wine, women and song.

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