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DanB_NY's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: May 21, 2011 at 20:06:52
Amplifier: Adcom GFA-535 Mk II
Janis Interface 1A
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Counterpoint SA-3.1
Speakers: Custom, using Silver Flute 5" (Madisound)and Seas tweeters in a heavily braced ported enclosure with non parallel walls (poor man's Watt), Pioneer HPM super-tweeters

Pioneer HPM supertweeters (orig crossover)

Custom sub-woofers (2) using 8" Peerless drivers in ported cabinet/stands
CD Player/DAC: Modified (mostly Mortite damping) Pioneer DV-525
Turntable/Phono Stage: Custom table based on Rek-o-Kut K-33H belt-drive, All rubber replaced with Esoteric Sound bushings and belt, bearing is ceramic. recently replaced 60 lb butcher block & MDF base with birch-ply plinth suspended in a box of tennis balls (bigger sounstage, lower noise floor,Dynavector DV-505 Arm, AQ-16 (Orsonic) Headshell AQ 404 MI cart., AQ FMS Blue custom cable. Souther clever clamp seems to work better than a weight
Other Source(s): Akai GXC-760D Cassette
Magnecord 1020 reel
Soundstream T-1 tuner
Behringer UCA-202 USB interface
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber 4tc Speaker cable, multiple types of AQ interconnects (I was the AQ rep in the mid-80's)and homemade CAT-5, Lowes 16ga powercord for subwoofers
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Adcom ACE-515 filter
TT on isolation transformer
DBX 200 for extra inputs
Main rack is a CWD 'lowboy' with amps and turntable on 'flexi-stands'
Tweaks: Sorbothane isolation on DVD/CD player and pre
Amps sit on a TNT style rack with heavy 12v gelcells on top (ala VPI brick) wood cable lifters (using components from a KD wine rack!)
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: open rear (into dining room) Plan to place small diffraction panels (12 by 18)behind each speaker
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, 70's rock
System Goals/Comments: soundstage, approach SOTA on minimal dollars using classic components
System Strengths: images well, solid bottom,
System Weaknesses: slight boxiness and just a hint of transistor glare
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Former mfr rep (Audioquest, Mission, Wilson Audio, Proton) trying to take the most rational and cost-efficient ideas from the great audiophile minds of the 80's and put them into DIY form.

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