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crossram2x4@aol.com's Main system System
IP Address: Last Update: June 11, 2010 at 19:46:02
Amplifier: Krell FPB-600C Differentially Balanced Class A Stereo Amplifier
600 w/ch into 8 ohms
1200 w/ch into 4 ohms
2400 w/ch into 2 ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Ayre K-1xe preamplifier with internal phono stage
Speakers: Thiel CS5i Loudspeakers

Dual (2) REL Acoustics Stadium III Subwoofers
CD Player/DAC: Ayre CX-7e MP
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI TNT 2.5 with TNT 4 air bladder feet

JMW 12 Tonearm with VPI
Ebonywood armboard

Van den Hul MC Two high output moving coil cartridge

BrightStar TNT Air Mass and Big Rock turntable platform

VPI SDS speed controller and line conditioner

Ayre K-1xe internal phono stage

VPI 16.5 record cleaner

Walker Audio Talisman

Walker Audio Quartet record cleaning kit
Other Source(s): Custom built PC with Vista for music server
via USB to Cambridge Audio DacMagic
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Synergistic Research Precision Reference speaker cables with Galileo MPC

Synergistic Research Tesla Apex 1M XLR IC with Galileo MPC from CDP to preamp

Synergistic Research Tesla Accelerator 1M XLR IC from preamp to amp

Transparent Audio Reference Phono 1.5M RCA IC with Ayre RCA/XLR converter plugs from TT to preamp

Synergistic Research Tesla REL Spec II hi-level cable with Galileo MPC from Krell amp to REL Stadium III subwoofer

Synergistic Research Hologram D power cord w/Galileo MPC on Ayre CDP

Synergistic Research Tesla T3 UHC power cord on Krell amp

Synergistic Research Tesla T2 power cord on Ayre preamp

Synergistic Research Precision AC power cord on Powercell 10SE

Synergistic Research Tesla T2 power cord on QLS9 for Tesla Active-Shielding MPCs

VH Audio Flavor 4 power cord on REL Stadium III
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Synergistic Research Powercell 10SE power conditioner with Galileo MPC

QLS9 power strip for Tesla MPCs

Sound Anchor Component Stand for VPI TNT, Ayre CX-7e CDP and Ayre K-1xe preamp

Standesign amp stands for surround amps

Sound Anchor amp stand for Krell amp
Tweaks: Synergistic Research TeslaPlex receptacle
with Oyaide WPC-Z faceplate

Ariston platform with vibration absorption matting under CDP

Jenga blocks under CDP and preamp

Quantum-Tunneled IsoClean mains fuses in CDP, preamp power supply, REL and Isoclean fuses in all positions in Krell amp

REL has cones underneath and Yammies on Speakon connector, on control faceplate, and inside port, 2 5lb metal dumbell weights on top

Mapleshade Silclear on all connectors

1.5" thick Maple butcher-block platform with cones for Ayre K-1xe power supply

Shakti Stones on top of CDP

FIM CD Mat - Carbon Fiber on one side and AVM on the other

Walker Audio Ultra-vivid CD Treatment
Room Size (LxWxH): 23'6" x 14'6" x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: 10 foot tall (floor to ceiling) 4" thick 24" wide OC705 DIY bass panels completely sealed (pressure traps) into front corners

24" X 48" 2" thick OC705 DIY acoustic panels at first reflection points

Shakti Hallographs at rear corners

(5) DIY Room Lenses

Ikea 6' X 6' X 15" 25 cubicle record storage unit full of LPs along rear wall
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All acoustic music

Jazz, especially female vocals and piano

Rock if recorded well

System Goals/Comments: Ultimate 3D holographic soundstage
System Strengths: Ultimate 3D holographic soundstage
System Weaknesses: Like to have a little tube sound thrown into the mix someday.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic 50" 720p plasma TV

DreamVision DL500 projector
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Onkyo PR-SC885P (Integra 9.8) processor

Classe' Audio DR-25 amp bridged to Mono for Center

Krell S300i integrated amp used in theater bypass mode for rears
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Martin Logan Stage Center Channel

Thiel 2 2 for Rear

Rel Acoustics Stadium III subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): Denon DVD-2500btci Blu-Ray transport

Oppo 980H for DVD and SACD/DVD-A multichannel music

Toshiba A35 HD DVD
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Director, Client Services

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