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JimInLoganSquare's JimInLoganSquare's Stereo System
IP Address: Last Update: December 09, 2009 at 18:45:03
Amplifier: Cambridge 840A v.2
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: PSB Symphony 2
CD Player/DAC: Cambridge DacMagic
Other Source(s): Olive Opus No. 4

Sony XDRF1HD FM/HD stereo tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cables: AudioQuest 4

Kimber Kable AGDL connecting the Olive Opus No. 4 to the Cambridge DACMagic

PS Audio XStream Audio Plus balanced XLR cable connecting the Cambridge DACMagic to the Cambridge 840A v2 integrated amp

Audioquest RCA-ended cables connecting the Sony tuner to the Cambridge integrated amp (specials purchased from Audio Advisor)

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Power Center Quintet

Various PS Audio power cords - one AC-12 from the wall to the Quintet, and two AC-5 cords (one to the Cambridge integrated amp, one to the Olive Opus No. 4)

All of this is plugged into a PS Audio Power Plant Premier outlet at the wall (using the PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-12 power cord)
Tweaks: highend-audio "shorties" analog terminators on all unused analog RCA inputs on the Cambridge 840A v2

One PS Audio Noise Harvester
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 13 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: System is in a typical Chicago pre-war building, with a "sunroom" at the end of a shotgun-style living room. Lots of windows behind the speakers, which I've set 6 or 7 feet from the back wall (i.e., the outside wall and side walls of the "nook" with all the windows), about 3 feet from the side walls. Nothing between the speakers (equipment is all on a side wall). Hardwood floors have several area rugs; no other treatments. Pretty live sound, overall.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical
System Goals/Comments: I recently made a lot of upgrades; the Olive Opus No. 4 is the only piece remaining from my prior system. So, I'm enjoying what I have and spending money on recordings, live music events and going out to dinner with my wife.
System Strengths: Easy access to my digital music; great soundstage (deep, tall, extends way past the boundaries of the speakers)
System Weaknesses: Can't play 192kHz hi-rez recordings; Olive Opus No. 4 has my idiosyncratic issues (as does the company that makes it);
Video/HT System: None

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