|DTB300's The DTB Rig System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: October 30, 2018 at 09:06:51|
|Amplifier:||Line Magnetic LM-518IA 845 Based SET -OR- Plinius SA-102 Class A or A/B (Thanks Ozzie!!).|
LM Tubes: Psvane 12AX7, Mullard 5AR4, GE 6L6GC. Psvane 845-TII
Parasound HCA-1000 (Center Channel),
Parasound HCA-2500MkII or Amber Series 70 Mono's (Surrounds)
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Schiit Freya w/1950's RCA 6SN7 Tubes|
Meridian G61 Processor For Movie HT and MCH SACD playback.
|Speakers:||Devore Fidelity Oragutan O/96 - Mains.|
In Storage after O/96 Purchase: (Martin Logan CLSIIz (Mains)- In 2012 upgraded Inductor and Capacitors in Xover, updated Binding Posts with WBT NextGen New stators in 2012)
Martin Logan Theater (Center) - New stators 2010.
Martin Logan Sequel II (Surround), New stators and Woofers in 2009.
JL Audio F-110 Subwoofer w/Anti-Mode 8033S (Bass EQ). Use the DSpeaker 8033 for low end EQ or some products have it built in to use.
IMO - JL Audio are the subs to buy - I have heard many and JL just keeps winning IMO.
|CD Player/DAC:||Computer Based Playback - Roon used for Library Management, Interface w/Tidal Streaming and used for all music playback. |
Roon is running in a Client/Server configuration.
Core: Intel i5 i5iRYH - NUC Roon Core Win10.
EndPoint: RoonBridge running on i5 Win Server 2016 with JR (ASIO Driver) & A.O.M. VST's. JCAT Femto USB powered by Uptone Audio LPS-1.2 Ultra-Capacitor Power Supply. SSD Powered by Uptone Audio LPS-1.1
Phil's Audio Optimizer 2.20 (a must for 2012R2, 2016 and Windowns 10).
Process Lasso (PL is a great add on for any Music based system).
DAC - Yggdrasil Finally get to hear the music the way it is supposed to sound - not guessed. Not all this high end grunge you hear with Delta-Sigma DACS (ugh!!!!) and poor Digital Filters.
All music located on QNAP NAS.
QNAP QSW-804-4C Switch used for Fiber and Copper Connectivity.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||I have heard plenty of expensive TT setups (4 & 5 $$$ figure) and NONE of them makes me want to get back into Vinyl.|
|Other Source(s):||For Movies - Oppo 105 Blu-Ray Player|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Interconnects 2-Channel: |
Triode Wire Labs Spirit IC XLR (DAC to Pre)
Triode Wire Labs Spirit IC RCA (Pre to DSpeaker 8033)
Duelund DCA20GA w/Furutech 126(g) RCA Connectors (Pre to LM/Plinny) (5M)
Duelund DCA12GA speaker cables - No connectors just bare wire
Triode Wire Labs AES/EBU used for Mutec -> Yggy
USB Cables = Triode Wire Labs Discrete USB, Triode Wire Labs "Dongle" USB
Triode Wire Labs Ethernet- fiber converter to endpoint Server (Win Server 2016-JR-AOM VST's-RoonBridge)
For HT - IC are JPS Labs Ultraconductor, surrounds have Zu Audio Libtec Speaker Cables.
Music Network - Fiber based with Media Converters with short (1ft) copper to device CAT-7 cables.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Power Cables from Shunyata & Triode Wire Labs - all connected into Running Springs, PI Audio & Shunyata Power Conditioners. |
Quadraspire Q4-EVO Rack.
|Tweaks:||SRA VR Class Platforms (Silent Running Audio) residing under Line Magnetic LM-518, Schiit Freya Pre and Schiit Yggy DAC. |
SRA - what an amazing product!!!! - the change with these are spooky and almost unbelievable. Listen for a week, then remove them - and quickly they return.
AudioOptimizer (by Phil) - Superb Windows OS Optimizer.
Uptone Audio - LPS-1.1 and LPS-1.2
Mutec 3+ USB - Reclocking and Converter
|Room Size (LxWxH):||20 x 16 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Two GIK 4" panels in each corner, stacked floor to ceiling - 8 panels total. |
Four GIK (4) 5.5" thick, 48" tall bonded acoustical cotton behind each lower panel in corners. This gives me almost 9.5" of bass absorption in each lower corner of the room.
Two (2) GIK absorbers at first reflection points on side walls.
One Skyline 2D Diffusor behind main listening seat
Floor joist in ceiling stuffed with 5.5" acoustical cotton.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz Standards (Thanks Ozzie!!), Jazz Pop, Smooth Jazz, New Age, Adult Contemporary, Celtic, MCH SACD Classical (Baroque and Classical). |
Never any Opera or Rap. Own a lot of pop rock but rarely listen to it anymore.
|System Goals/Comments:||Setup a rig for enjoyment of two channel music as my primary goal. I also have the ability to play MCH Music. |
I have great two channel digital playback by systematically matching components and room effects to obtained the desired results - System Synergy - Great sound with great music.
Was trying to get a feel/sound as if I am sitting in a small jazz club about 10 rows back from stage.
|System Strengths:||Ability to sit and listen to music for hours at a time.|
|System Weaknesses:||Located in an "Audio Bunker" - partial basement, so there is concrete EVERYWHERE (floor and 6ft up the walls). |
It is the main family living area for TV and Movie watching - coolest room in summer and warmest in winter.
Sound could be better with less furniture and TV requirements. Sound treatments have helped significantly.
Furnace, duct work, and Hot Water tank nearby for added ambiance :)
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Meridian G61 Processor, Plinius and Parasound|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Devore Fidelity, Martin Logan - See above|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Oppo 105 Blu-Ray Player|
|Comments on HT System:||Secondary to my 2CH setup. Integrated into the 2Ch setup, but 2CH is my primary interest and is how my system was built. I do listen to MCH SACD Classical music.|