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MG-bert's Main Basement System System
IP Address: Last Update: January 29, 2021 at 14:24:17
Amplifier: Parasound A21 in stereo mode, XLR inputs used, placed on floor between speakers
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Topping D70 DAC. XLR Outputs to Power Amp.

Luminous Audio Axiom II Passive Pre (currently not used)
Speakers: Magnepan MMG with Magnestand (Peter Gunn) mod. Quasi-ribbon tweeters on the outer edge.
CD Player/DAC: Oppo BDP-103 acting as both CD/DVD player and digital file transport; Analog and Digital inputs to a Behringer DEQ 2496, used for Room EQ and soundstage enhancement. AES/EBU output to Topping D70 DAC. XLR Outputs to Power Amp.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Dual CS-508 w/ Stanton Cartridge
Other Source(s): Nakamichi 500 Cassette Deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker wire: Currently 6 foot long 14 gage zipcord. Previously homemade 6' long twisted braids of 2 solid 30 gage Rat Shack Mag wire. Interconnects: Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 and Monoprice XLR cable.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Belkin Power Console PF60
Tweaks: MG-bert First Reflection Traps on inboard edges of speakers with a TV between. Previously: in a quasi-ambiosonic configuration in a prefab shed. See http://www.audioasylum.com/cgi/vt.mpl?f=mug&m=205717 for details
Room Size (LxWxH): 22'-6" x 17' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: "Room" is a portion of a finished basement, with the "wall" on one side consisting of vinyl and CD shelves. Storage space exists behind these shelves. Nearfield listening, with speakers 58" from rear wall, 66" apart, and listening position 6 feet away from the plane of the speakers.
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! ;-)
System Strengths: Cohesiveness and wide soundstage
System Weaknesses: Bass extension - currently drops off at 45 Hz. Soundstage depth a tad shallow.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Hiking

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