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tuneful's Main Audio Room System
IP Address: Last Update: April 06, 2013 at 21:38:59
Amplifier: Hypex nCore NC400 mono amps on main speakers
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Custom K&K Audio single stage push-pull design with 6H30 tubes and Lundahl amorphous core transformers. Balanced inputs and outputs.
Speakers: JM Labs Mezzo Utopia with custom external crossovers. 92dB efficient 3-ways with front vent. Pair of JL Audio Fathom f113 subwoofers crossed over at 65hz.
CD Player/DAC: Oppo 93 used as transport; S/PDIF output into K&K Audio RAAK dac Mk 4.
Turntable/Phono Stage: SOTA Cosmos table; SME V arm; Benz Ruby 3 cartridge. Phono stage is Kevin Carter design two stage push-pull output with Lundahl silver core MC input transformers.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest Dragon speaker cables (5'); various Audioquest Diamond XLR balanced IC's; Graham IC-70 silver phono cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Acrolink IEC power cords; PS Audio P-10 power conditioner for source electronics; Oyaide AC outlets; 3 dedicated power circuits for audio
Room Size (LxWxH): 23 ft x 16.5 ft x 9.5 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Wood beam ceiling; adobe wall construction with plaster walls; brick-on-concrete floors 50% covered by wool carpet; furniture and "stuff" for diffusion
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, classic rock, jazz; no opera, no polka, no show tunes
System Goals/Comments: Realistic detail, dynamics, and soundstage with correct tonal balance.
System Strengths: Realistic presentation of all types of music with excellent detail, dynamics, and soundstaging.
System Weaknesses: Need better acoustic room treatment to decrease reverberation time. Reflection makes the sound a bit bright. I'm working on it.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic 65" VT30 plasma TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz AV-7005 processor with Bryston 5-channel amplifier
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): JM Labs Mini Utopia center, JM Labs Electra front and surrounds, JL Audio f113 subs.
Sources (DVD/VCR): DirecTV HD receiver, OPPO 93 Bluray player, Apple TV interface to internet
Comments on HT System: Excellent picture and very good sound
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Restoration of old trucks and motorcycles

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