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sharpnine's Home Main System
IP Address: Last Update: July 07, 2015 at 10:37:42
Amplifier: Rogue Audio Stereo 90 Super Magnum
Denon AVR3805 (for home theater decoding, rears)
Grado RA1 Headphone Amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Conrad-Johnson ET3 (for 2-channel)
Speakers: Sonus Faber Grand Piano Domus (fronts)
B&W 601 s3 (surround rears)
CD Player/DAC: EAD T-1000 Transport
Turntable/Phono Stage: 1) Thorens TD-124, SME Series III, Denon DL-301 MK2, Jolida JD-9A
2) Music Hall MMF-7, Denon DL-103 LOMC, EAR 834P phono stage
Other Source(s): Squeezebox Touch, through Bel Canto DAC 2, Windows 8.1 PC running LMS serving music library (30,000+ lossless tracks)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: MIT Shotgun S1 (front speakers)
Cardas Neutral Reference
Audioquest King Cobra
PNF Audio ICON Interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Panamax Power Conditioner
Custom built wall-mount shelving for turntables on other components.
Grado RS-1 Headphones
Tweaks: Vibrapods, Vibrapod cones, Herbies turntable mats
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Vocals, World, R&B, Classical--basically everything except smooth jazz
System Goals/Comments: Trying for top quality sound for 2-channel, integrated with a home theater setup. Spend 80% of time listening to music vs. 20% video. Most music listening is vinyl.
System Strengths: 2-Channel is nice, with all-analog, all-tube path for records. Digital sources are very good also.
System Weaknesses: Home theater audio could be improved by a subwoofer, but it isn't really necessary for music, and I am enjoying it fine without one.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Optoma HD20 1080p DLP Front Projector
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR-3805
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): No center (phantom).
Phantom subwoofer.
B&W 601 s3 for surround speakers.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Blu-ray,
Windows 8.1 Home Theater PC for DVD, Blu-Ray library
Other HT Gear: HDMI 4x2 Switcher
1080p Samsung LCD tabletop monitor
Optoma HD20 1080p projector
100 inch fixed mount Dalite Hi-Power screen
Comments on HT System: Optimized for 2-channel, all analog and tubes. Sound is also great for home theater, with no center channel necessary.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Software Developer
Professional Jazz Pianist
Photography (including underwater)

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