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Marc Almirall's Music Box System
IP Address: Last Update: March 09, 2015 at 19:25:50
Amplifier: Homebrew versions of Pete Millett's E-Linear amps using KT-120's, Audio Space Ref. 3.1 300B integrated amp.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Custom 6FQ7 linestage
Speakers: Seas Exotic F8 in custom KCS cabinets, Fostex T500 mk. II's and active homebuilt Fostex subs driven by a Behringer crossover.
CD Player/DAC: None
Turntable/Phono Stage: Micro Seiki BL-91 L
SME 3012 Series II
Dynavector 20x2L

Micro Seiki RX-2000 with modified Teres Audio Verus for running belt drive.
Ortofon TA-110
Lyra Skala

Sanders Audio phono preamp
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Black Cat Morpheus speaker cable, homebrew silver/copper interconnects, Cardas Golden Reference phono cable, Oyaide Tunami.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Mapleshade rack, and a 2" maple platform for the turntable and amplifier.
Tweaks: EdenSound Terrastones and TerraCubes, Funk Firm 5mm Achromat, HRS Nimbus couplers and spacers. Stillpoints ERS cloth. Herbie's Audio Lab large Fat Dots.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 x 10 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Small but comfy. It's a bedroom setup, so it's far from ideal. Auralex Lenrd's at ceiling juncture behind speakers, books, records, plants, pictures, curtains, wool rug over hard wood floors, large silk oriental rug on sidewall, combination diffusion/absorption panel behind the listening position. Oh, and a chair.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Lots of it.
System Goals/Comments: Feeling the energy, creativity and emotion that the artist put in the groove.
System Strengths: Natural tonal balance, dynamics, scale, presence.
System Weaknesses: Room is to small.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: ISF calibrated Panasonic 50ST60
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Heed Audio Obelisk Si with X2 power supply
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Ascend Acoustics CBM-170
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony S790
Other HT Gear: Furman power strip, Mapleshade Vivilink 2, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 hdmi cables. Highwire Power Wraps.

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