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System Details:

Last Update: May 08, 2006

Amplifier: NAD 2200 PE amplifier with modified power circuit and upgraded relays, caps.
Preamplifier: YS Audio Symphonies preamplifier.
Speakers: ACI Sapphire III LE. Mission MS12 subwoofer.
CD Player/DAC: NAD C541i
Turntable: Restored and mildly tweaked Russco Mark V, Jelco arm,Denon DL103 cartridge, DIY cherry and mahogany plinth,
Herbie’s turntable mat
Phono stage: Musical Fidelity X-LPS v3
Speaker Cables: Audioquest T4
Interconnects: Belden 89259 cable interconnects with Eichmann bullet plugs.
Power Conditioner: Monster 2400 power conditioner, Sanus speaker stands, DIY walnut rack.
assorted isolation pads, platforms, and cones.

Room Size (LxWxH): approx. 14 x 12 x 9

Room Comments/Treatments: Good room for ‘near field’ listening and also reading, which are the room’s exclusive functions. It’s a ‘parlor’ room in a ca. 1927 house, isolated (sort of) from adjoining rooms via French doors.

Music Preferences and Comments:

Music Used (Genre/Selections): Many types of acoustic and electric music. No absolute preferences per se, I like it all so long as it is performed with literacy and skill.

System Goals/Comments: I’m really happy with the synergy of this tube preamp and solid state amp.

System Strengths: Good balance, musically satisfying.

System Weaknesses: It sounds nothing like the only ‘cost is no object’ system I have ever heard (in the mastering room at the (U.S.) Sony CD manufacturing plant).