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E-Stat's Main System
IP Address: 206.255.198.236 Last Update: January 03, 2018 at 12:03:08
Amplifier: VTL MB-450 Signature power amplifiers with Herbie's tube dampers on driver tubes. Harmonic Technology Magic Reference AC cords.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research SP20 with DIY 83803 power cord
Speakers: Sound Lab U-1PX with Hot-Rodded Toroid II backplates using silver HiFi tuning fuses.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Audio Research DAC8 and Audiophilleo 2 USB converter using JPS Labs Digital power cord. microRendu player with Uptone Audio LPS-1 power supply with starquad DC cord networked to Dell Studio i7-860 server located in office downstairs.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Dynavector/VPI DV-20XH cartridge, Souther TQ-1 linear arm, VPI Scout using Phoenix Engineering Eagle controller, Asylum power cord, VPI HW-2 isolation base, VPI HW-16 RCM.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: JPS Labs cables: 1 meter FX (phono), 8' Superconductor+ speaker, Blue Truth II XLR for DAC and pre to power
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Two 20A dedicated lines using Leviton Hospital grade outlets. Monster HTS3000 conditioner for sources. Tripp Lite surge protectors for Sound Lab power supplies.
Room Size (LxWxH): 25' x 16' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Wonderful sounding dedicated room. With lots of experimentation, I was able to get very neutral response from just below 30 hz to 200 hz with a mild room lift. Use twelve bass traps, Skyline diffusors and two fake ficus plants
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Most types except Country/Rap
System Goals/Comments: Natural reproduction of acoustical music / voice
System Strengths: System disappears
System Weaknesses: Not for the 120 db crowd.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 65" Samsung LED Monitor
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Emotiva UMC-200 processor, XPA-5 power amp with DIY 83803 power cord
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Acoustat 1+1 mains, Polk LSiC center, LSi7 rears, Eosone RSP 912 powered subs
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BD-103 player, Motorola cable/DVR, Roku Stick
Other HT Gear: Tripp Lite surge protector (all except amp)
Comments on HT System: A genuine kilowatt and a half provides nice headroom and decent low end slam. Speakers have very neutral voice. Oppo player accesses music server, too.
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