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MaggiesAndCats's The Main Event System
IP Address: Last Update: June 04, 2012 at 10:59:31
Amplifier: (2) Audio Research D200 amplifiers used for biamping.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research LS-12, Behringer DCX2496 active crossover modified by Scott Endler, Jolida JD9a phono preamp
Speakers: Magnepan MGIII's, refurbished by Magnepan in 2008.
CD Player/DAC: Jolida JD100a with Level 1 mod by Parts Connexion
Turntable/Phono Stage: Harmon Kardon T-60 with Van Alstine mods (not done by AVA)
Other Source(s): XM radio
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables - DH Labs T-14 in shotgun configuration with Cardas GRS-R connectors on one end and Maggie Pins on the other. IC's - Audio Metallurgy GA-0 with WBT Topline RCA connectors/balanced XLR's.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated 20 amp circuit with PS Audio Power Port outlet and PS Audio Quintet Power Center.
Tweaks: Mye stands on speakers, Tenderfeet under CD player, Moon Audio Black Dragon power cable on CD player, 1963 NOS GE 5751 tubes in CD player, Herbie's Audio Lab UltraSonic Rx-9 tube dampers in CD player, Cardas XLR/RCA adaptors
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 16 x 7.5
Room Comments/Treatments: None.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Acoustic blues, folk, and jazz. Classic rock, jam bands, some classical.
System Goals/Comments: Accurate, uncolored reproduction of instruments and voices.
System Strengths: Crisp highs, clear mids. Sounds good at medium and high sound levels.
System Weaknesses: Very good, but not great soundstage. Could have a blacker background. Losing some resolution at low volume.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Play electric bass with a singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist.

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