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Maggie OToole's Dedicated Listening Room System
IP Address: Last Update: June 14, 2010 at 08:50:20
Amplifier: Bryston 4BSST
300+ watts into 8-ohms
500+ watts into 4-ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Bryston BP26
Speakers: "Gunned" Maggie 1.6QRs (Here At Last)
Maggie IIBs (gone but not forgotton...thanks for 25 years of listening pleasure)
CD Player/DAC: Arcam FMJ 23T
Shanling CD100 (Highly Modified by Parts Connexion; Western Electric NOS Matched Tubes)
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Aries 3 w/10.5i Arm
Dynavector Karat 17D3 Cartridge
Benz Micro Wood S L Cartridge
Ayre P-5XE Phonostage
VPI S.D.S Speed Control
VPI Periphery Ring Clamp
VPI Super-Mini Feet
Thorens Center Weight
VPI 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Other Source(s): Technics RS1500 Reel To Reel Tape Deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Nordost Frey Speaker Cabling (8")
Nordost Valhalla Tonearm Wiring / Trye Phono Cable (Balanced tonearm to Phonostage to Preamp)
Nordost Quatro-fil (Phono stage to Preamp to Amp Balanced)
Van Den Hul Integration (CD Players to Preamp)
Nordost and PS Audio Power Cables on all equipment
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Power Plant Premier
Billy Bags Custom Pro Rack
Timbernation Maple Amp Stand
3-Home Run Dedicated 20 amp Outlets w/PS Audio Receptacles
Tweaks: Musical Fidelity X-Can Tube Buffer, PSU & Tube Headphone Amp
EarMax Pro Tube Headphone Amp
Sennheiser HD-600 Cans
Grado RS-1 Cans
Finite Element Ceraballs and Symposium Fat Padzs
Cardas Myrtle Blocks
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Angled Ceiling, Carpeted Floor and Tropical Plants. Listening Position is near Golden Triangle and has, seemingly very little reflection issues.
Recently Added Room Treatments: Auralex SonoColumns (all 4-coners)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Classic Rock, Female and Male vocals and Small Ensembles
System Goals/Comments: Small tweaks when needed to aid in allowing me to enjoy the music without concentrating on the equipment.
System Strengths: Seems well integrated with strong stageing and focus. Midrange centric.
System Weaknesses: The System could use and support a larger Listening Room.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: Sony KDL52-XBR6
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: In process
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Artison Portrait front/center and Artison on wall surrounds in rear. Sub...in process
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Blueray and Comcast HD cable
Comments on HT System: Just started this Christmas putting together the family room HT system. Hope to have it completed by Spring
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Boating on the Tennesse River with my wife / RC Cars / Slot Cars / Biking

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