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mingles's mingles System
IP Address: 104.186.252.227 Last Update: September 05, 2018 at 23:28:28
Amplifier: Sunfire 300. Makes me want to listen to music rather than analyze gear.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Belles 21A with Auricap upgrade. Extremely happy with the sound. It doesn't do anything wrong. Connected to Sunfire via XLR. I wish it had balanced in.
Speakers: I have a number of omni-directional and open baffle speakers: Shahinian Obelisk, Ohm Walsh 200, Alon Model V, Alon Model II, Alon Model I, Dahlquist DQ-10, Dahlquist DQ-20i. Alon Product Manual (pdf)
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Mac Mini (Late 2012; Macmini6,1): 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 16GB ram, 1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD and 2TB SATA via OWC's Data Doubler. Connected to DAC via USB @ 192kHz asynch. Using Audirvana for playback.

As much as I love vinyl, I think it's a retirement hobby when there's plenty of time to fiddle with all the details required to get great sound. My life is too busy for that. Most of my listening is digital these days. Music is in AIFF, FLAC, and some high rez.

PS Audio NuWave DAC. Connected to Mini with USB. Wonderful sounds come out of this thing. I find it far more pleasing than Bel Canto DAC3 and MHDT Paradisea.

Oppo BDP-83.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Oracle Delphi with Hadcock GH228
Micro Seiki DQX-500
Thorens TD-316
Rega RB-300
Jolida JD9
Hagerman Cornet2
Bottlehead Seduction
Antique Sound Lab Mini Phono II
CineMag and Lundahl LL9206 step ups
Denon DL-103R
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Acoustic Zen Satori (8 ft)
Canare 4s11
Purist Audio Design Musaeus 1m DAC -> preamp
DIY Canare L-4E6S Neutrik XLR 1m (preamp->amp)
Van Den Hul Optocoupler Toslink
PS Audio xStream Digital RCA Oppo -> DAC
DH Labs Revelation 1m
Oyaide PA-02 1.2m
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Zero Surge 8R15W-I. Duplex outlets are isolated from each other. Uses non-MOV filters.
PS Audio Power Ports.
Power cables: Pangea AC-9, VH Audio Flavor 4, Virtual Dynamics Power 3.
Room Size (LxWxH): 17 x 13 x 9
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical and acoustic
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Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vbudg&1243018144

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