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MG-bert's Main Shed System System
IP Address: 138.162.8.58 Last Update: November 05, 2014 at 09:52:35
Amplifier: 2 Apt-1 Power Amps bridged to mono (> 200Wpc each, 200 Damping Factor) placed on floor between speakers
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Luminous Audio Axiom II Passive Pre
Speakers: Magnepan MMG with Magnestand (Peter Gunn) mod. Quasi-ribbon tweeters on the inner edge.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Oppo BDP-103 acting as both CD/DVD player and digital file transport; Behringer DEQ2496 acting as DAC and for room correction EQ
Turntable/Phono Stage: Dual CS-508 w/ Stanton Cartridge (currently out of commission);
Other Source(s): Nakamichi 500 Cassette Deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker wire: Homemade 6' long twisted braids of 2 solid 30 gage Rat Shack Mag wire. Interconnects: Blue Jeans Cable LC-1
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Belkin Power Console PF60
Tweaks: MG-bert First Reflection Traps in a quasi-ambiosonic configuration. See http://www.audioasylum.com/cgi/vt.mpl?f=mug&m=205717 for details
Room Size (LxWxH): 11'-4" x 11' x Varies
Room Comments/Treatments: "Room" is actually a prefabbed shed with an open, barn-style roof that varies from 5-9" at the wall, rapidly increases to 8' about a foot away from the wall, then gradually inctrases to 9' at the center. Average height 8'-4". The floor has a partial woven area rug but is wooden otherwise: the walls and ceiling are 2X4 construction with paperbacked insulation, but no drywall: the walls on the sides consist of vinyl and CD shelves. Storage space exists behind these shelves.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Easier to say that I listen to no urban country and rarely to Tibetan monk chants; otherwise anything else is fair game, with a preference for progressive rock, big band jazz, orchestral and chamber classical music from Medieval through 20th century times. Not to mention anything I discover sounds REALLY GOOD through the MMGs ;-)
System Goals/Comments: I'm there for now! ;-) OK, a working turntable system would be icing on the cake.
System Strengths: Cohesiveness and wide soundstage
System Weaknesses: Bass extension - currently drops off at 45 Hz. Soundstage depth a tad shallow, but still extraordinary given a small, squarish listening space.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Hiking

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