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vinyl phanatic's Basement Hideout System
IP Address: Last Update: November 14, 2013 at 08:07:19
Amplifier: Deja Vu Audio push-pull 300B 20wpc, but will drive almost anything.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Emotive Audio Sirus, original version, not modded/upgraded
Speakers: Canton Ergo Passiv (from ca. 1986)
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer Elite DV45A SACD/CD player
Marantz ST 7001 tuner w/ XM radio
Turntable/Phono Stage: Scott Nixon Anodyne tubed phono stage (never went into production, this is one of two prototypes that were built)
Thorens TD 124 MK II w/ custom plinth
SME 3009 (not improved)
Signet TK7e cartridge w/ NOS original stylus
Other Source(s): Otari MX 5050 2 track r2r with 4 track playback head.
Tascam 102 cassette deck
Philips CDR 775 CD recorder
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Nordost Red Dawn IC
Harmonic Tech Pro-Silway MK II IC
Mapleshade Double Golden Helix Speaker Cables
Signal Cable power cables
Room Comments/Treatments: Open, low-ceiling basement has its challenges, but the ability to play loud after wife and son are asleep makes it worthwhile!
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, opera
Almost anything else if the mood hits me.
System Goals/Comments: Always fiddling. Don't have the disposable cash for major changes right now.
System Strengths: Presents music in a nice acoustic space. Cantons have the low end oomph to give a good representation of an orchestra in large repertoire.
System Weaknesses: Not the most detailed presentation I have had, but I have come to be less interested in that than tonal color and having enough weight in the low frequencies to reproduce an orchestra, which is what I listen to more than anything else.
Video/HT System: None

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