Systems

My Reference System, a Two-channel Audio System by stereo5

Room Size
15 X 18
System Overview
This is a culmination of over 46 years in the hobby. I feel that I am there in regard to how I want the system to sound.
Music Preferences
Classic Rock, Metal, Punk Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz/Fusion, Classical
Room Description
Family living room so compromises had to be made. Rack is across the room from the speakers so longer than normal speaker runs had to be installed under the floor. Thick wall to wall carpeting.
Acoustic Treatment
none
Listening Impressions
Very smooth, non fatiguing wall to wall sound. The soundstage is huge as is the sound.
Media Storage
large wall mounted cd rack holding over 1000cd's. Many Mobile Fidelity cd's and DCC Gold cd's Large Record Cabinet holds 900 records
Components
Digital Source
Esoteric UX-3 CD/SACD/DVD Player, Sony HAP-Z1ES Music Server16. All Files ripped into FLAC, Apple iPad Pro used as a remote control using Sony HDD software to control the music server
Analog Source
Technics SL1200G Turntable with a ZU Audio DL103moving coil cartridge. This is the highest rated version. Cantilever and stylus recently replaced by Needle Clinic.
Other Sources
McIntosh MR88 HD Tuner
Signal Processors
KAB Rumble Filter
Preamp
McIntosh C2500 tube preamp
Power Amp
McIntosh MC152 150wpc solid state amp with autoformers.
Speakers
Golden Ear Triton Reference Towers. Their flagship speaker and an incredible value and sound. Bass to die for and very sweet mids and highs.
Speaker Cable
Groneberg Quattro Reference Speaker Cables, a 20 foot pair
Interconnects
Groneberg Quattro Reference interconnects 3 pairs, VPI phono cable for Technics DD Turntable
Power Cables
Shunyata Copperhead (2)-20amp and (2)-15amp cords, Shunyata Diamondback Platinum (2)-15amp cords, 4 outlet extension box. Acrolink 6N-P4030 power cord for Esoteric player, (2) Shunyata Venom Power Cords, Furutech High Current power cord.
Racking
Solid Steel 3-3 and 3-5 combined
Power Cond
Shunyata Hydra 2, Shunyata Hydra 4 X 2, .
Tuning and Tweaks
Various gold cones, VPI Magic Bricks, Granite Bases for power conditioners
Other Components
Two 20 amp dedicated lines for system with Shunyata receptacles.

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