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finnman500@hotmail.com's Hi Fi Hideaway System
IP Address: Last Update: January 22, 2013 at 12:59:32
Amplifier: Antique Sound Labs Monsoon DT MkII (pair)

Heavily modified by dealer
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Antique Sound Labs FLORA w/ upgrades and Bybee Music Rails
CAYIN HA-1A Integrated Headphone Tube Amplifier
Speakers: SOLILIQUY Model 6.5
GRADO RS1 headphones
Tannoy Berkeleys
CD Player/DAC: EMM Labs CDSA se player/DAC w/ upgrades
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI SCOUT w/ BENZ ACE MM cartridge
SUTHERLAND PH-1P phono-stage
TECHNICS ST 9030 Stereo Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Soundstring Bi-wire loudspeaker cable with Bybee terminations Hi-Fidelity CT-1E interconnects
Time-wise interconnects
Vesuvius Power cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): SILVER CIRCLE AUDIO Pure Power One Tchaik 6 power conditioner w/ Dream State 'Dreamcatcher' power cord

Component Rack DIY hardwood frame w/1.5 inch MDF shelving (home-made)
Tweaks: Dedicated 20 amp Romax line, cryo'ed with Furutech GTX gold receptacle
Monsoons heavily modified by dealer
HI Fi Tuning gold fuses in power conditioner, amps and pre-amp
Dream State Audio power cord feeding conditioner
Room Size (LxWxH): 6.3 M. x 4 M. x 2.5 M
Room Comments/Treatments: Heavy carpeting and acoustic tiled ceiling. acoustic resonator panels (8) tube bass traps 75" by 16 " dia. (3)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Pop, Jazz-fusion some good old rock&roll
System Goals/Comments: An accurate and musical reference system that is non-fatiguing even during extended listening periods.
System Strengths: Incredibly smooth and musical with excellent weight and detail and absolute clarity in a full-range presentation.
The loudspeakers disappear in the sound-stage
System Weaknesses: Low ceiling. Longer room would allow more of the bottom octave to stretch and breathe.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: SONY XBR 46 inch LCD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: YAMAHA RX-V851 AV Receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): BOSE 5.1 w/ Acoustimass sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): SONY 1080P w/upscaling
JVC HR-S5000U Super VHS
Other HT Gear: SONY DVP S 70D CD/DVD player
SILVER CIRCLE AUDIO Juice Box One power conditioner w/ upgraded receptacles and VesuviusII power cord
Comments on HT System: Nice room to kick back and enjoy movies or TV programing
with excellent picture and surround sound. Like going to the movies only smaller.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Golf, cycling, fusion drummer and music listener

Golf course greenskeeper and high-end audio dealer/rep. System Set Up technician and tweaker

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