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|siramazing 's stereo System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: December 27, 2010 at 16:58:29|
|Amplifier:||Krell Ksa-250 on the mid/tweeter towers.|
two Bryston 4b's bridged to mono running the bass towers. Krell is class A 250wpc, the Bryston's are over 500 watts bridged.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Audio Research LS 15|
|Speakers:||Infinity RS-1B, with active crossover, but not using the Infinity crossover. I have gone to a DBX instead. Gives greater flexibility in level matching, and won't blow up my amps. Recently finished replacing all the original Infinity Emims with ribbons made by Graz. Wonderfully transparent!!!!!|
|CD Player/DAC:||Sim Moon Equinox|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||VPI hw 19mk IV with Sama. I removed the springs, and am using the VPI supports to run it unsprung. TTweights 4lb platter, on top of the MkIV platter, plus TTweights centerweight and peripheral ring.|
VPI SDS speed controller
Arm is a Trans-fi Terminator 3 straight line tracker, with a Tomahawk headshell wand, Koetsu Urishi Blue Cartridge, re-tipped by Soundsmith, and the tone arm wire is silver litz terminated by Eichmann RCA's to the Moon LP5.3 and PSX 5.3 phono stage.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker Cable-MIT 750 MH with CVT on mid towers, AudioQuest on bass.|
Interconnects are all Cardas, except a 13 ft. run of Straightwire from the phono stage to the preamp.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||PS Audio Quintet. T|
|Tweaks:||amp stands,Target rack for the pre-amp, cd player and crossover. TT sits on a heavy cedar butcher block on a Target stand.|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Recently moved and system is now in a room with a cathedral ceiling, and on a wood floor with a crawl space underneath. A whole new set of problems to solve.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical-orchestral mostly.|
Jazz,blues-big band, vocals, small groups
Rock-very wide-ranging styles I play LP's most of the time, and play CD's only when I want to read at the same time, of if there is something I want to hear that I own only on CD.
|System Goals/Comments:||to be able to reproduce the sound and impact of a large orchestra or jazz band at satisfactory volume levels, and to also bring life to small chamber groups, jazz quintets, etc.|
|System Strengths:||Creates wide, deep soundstage with impact. Sparkling delicate highs, and deep lows.|
Accurate timbral accuracy from instrument to instrument.
|System Weaknesses:||Crossover points between mid and bass towers can be fussy,especially with the sprung wooden floor.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||trombone player, blues harmonica player, retired music teacher, baseball umpire and volleyball referee. Happily married and retired in Kirkland, Washington|