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Maprik's Simply Musical System
IP Address: Last Update: February 23, 2012 at 21:51:23
Amplifier: Almarro A318B
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none
Speakers: Klipsch Forte II - completely CRITES modified.
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer Elite DV-59Avi universal player
Turntable/Phono Stage: Well Tempered Lab Classic with upgraded platter and carbon fiber tonearm, Cartridgeman Music Maker 3, Isolator, Musical Surroundings Nova Phonomena phono pre
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Virtual Dynamics Masters Series Speaker Cables. Various interconnects.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Furman power conditioner.
Tweaks: Myrtlewood Cuboids (footers), Target wall shelf for the TT, Chris Da Costa HRSCF boxes on my speakers, Dakiom HR263 on my universal CD player.
Room Size (LxWxH): 35 x 35 x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Golden Sound acoustic discs in the corners. Home made bass traps in various diameters.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical (Piano, Cello, Violin Sonatas)
Jazz (all)
System Goals/Comments: To get the equipment to disappear and just let the music through.
System Strengths: Plays all types of music very well. Puts the music first, not the sound of the singers breathing or chairs moving.
System Weaknesses: The Almarro can get muddled when challenged with complex recordings like large orchestral works. Does the "magic" on simple acoustic stuff and vocals.
Video/HT System: None
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: None

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