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esande 's The Stereo System
IP Address: Last Update: November 09, 2016 at 01:23:21
Amplifier: Bryston 4B SST pro.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Rogue Audio Metis, retubed with 1950s Raytheon 6SN7WGTs.
Speakers: Magnestand 1.6 QRs in Jatoba and tiger Maple.

Sennheiser HD800s w/Cardas Clear cable.

Sennheiser HD600s w/Cardas cable.

Magnepan SMGas (my primary speakers since 1986). Rebuilt with upgraded crossovers and Cardas binding posts.
CD Player/DAC: Lenovo Y470p IdeaPad, all SSD, Win10 pro 64 bit, 2 TB Glyph eSATA music drive, Benchmark DAC2 HGC.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL-1210 MK 5.

Ortofon 2M Black.

Shure V15 MK V w/Jico SAS stylus.

Graham Slee Reflex M phono preamp.

AR XA (awaiting some restoration).
Other Source(s): TASCAM DV-RA1000HD

TASCAM CC-222 MK III w/DBX 224x device.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Impact Acoustics Sonicwave, 6 feet.

Balanced interconnects to the amp from the DAC.

Cardas Clear USB cable to DAC.

All other analog interconnects are Cardas 300Bs.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Herman Miller Aeron chair. True Black color and mesh design matches Magnepan panels and enhances soundstage. Aftermarket headrest makes headphone listening effortless. Every audiophile should have one of these. :-)
Room Size (LxWxH): 14' x 30' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Room could be better. Complicated with glass, long hallways, it works as an apartment but I doubt that the architect was thinking like an audiophile. No side wall reflection problems, though.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Eclectic, but with an emphasis on jazz.
System Goals/Comments: I'm working on having goals.
System Strengths: You don't have to get up to click a mouse. All the parts work together. It does 192 kHz recordings of LPs. It fulfills my primary objectives. By the way, it sounds musical. More than enough gas to drive the Maggies. Pretty nice sound!
System Weaknesses: Does not do deep bass but neither does it break leases.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sharp LED/LCD 40" Aquos.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-93.
Comments on HT System: It's a TV.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Bicycling and shooting.

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