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Acesn8s's Dead Man's Hand System
IP Address: Last Update: April 28, 2013 at 04:40:56
Amplifier: Unison Research Unico SE >140w (8 ohm) Hybrid Integrated, with NOS Mazda/Cifte tubes and built-in MM/MC phono stage
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Musical Fidelity X-CAN v2 with NOS Tesla tubes and Pangea PS-100 power supply
Speakers: Usher Audio Dancer Mini Two DMD's; Denon AH-MD5000 closed-back headphones (Lawton Audio); Sennheiser HD-590 open-back headphones
CD Player/DAC: OPPO Digital BDP-83SE universal BluRay player
Turntable/Phono Stage: Marantz TT-15 S1 with Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood MM cartridge; Ttweights record clamp
Other Source(s): Logitech Squeezebox Duet from i-Mac/external G-Drive/i-Tunes rippping Apple Lossless into upsampling Musical Fidelity X-DAC v3/X-10 v3/X-PSU v3
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Wireworld Polaris 5 Analog IC's; Wireworld Gold Starlight 5 Digital IC; AudioQuest Granite biwire SC's
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated AC circuit with PS Audio Power Ports; PS Audio Quintessence; AudioPrism quietline filters; Atlantis sand-filled rack with Timbernation custom maple shelves; Wu Audio headphone stand
Tweaks: Mapleshade brass cones; Vibrapods; Telos RCA caps; Tara, VH Audio, Shunyata, Revelation, and PS Audio aftermarket power and umbilical cords; Millenium Carbon Fiber CD Mat; Optrix; Last; Caig ProGold; Zerostat; etc.
Room Size (LxWxH): 24' x 24' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Cathedral sound panels at room boundaries; Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb vertical blinds on all glass
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz; Blues; Blues-derived Rock; Twentieth Century Classical
System Goals/Comments: Musicality; big soundstage; imaging; resolving but warm sound
System Strengths: Nice resolution; smooth and warm; tight low bass; sparkling highs; good imaging with most SACDs and vinyl and some ripped and up-sampled RBCD's
System Weaknesses: Large, lively, square room with glare when sliding glass windows are uncovered; standing waves
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Hitachi 42HDS69 1080i plasma TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR-2310CI Receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Vero Research Soundwave PointSource 3.0's
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony BDP-S770 universal (except no DVD-A) BluRay player; Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD digital video recorder
Other HT Gear: Monster HT-2000 power center; Wireworld, Blue Jeans Cable and OPPO HDMI cables; Kimber 4VS SC's; Audioquest and PS Audio aftermarket power cords
Comments on HT System: Needs a 55" 1080p plasma monitor; stereo floorstanders sound way better than my prior "mix and match" surround system
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Six-time Board Chair and 20+ year Board Member, Burlington VT Discover Jazz Festival, the last of the real U.S. ten day jazz celebrations: check it out!

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