Systems by Krispy Kirk
Main 2CH Rig in dedicated listening room @ chez Krispy's
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Main 2CH Rig in dedicated listening room @ chez Krispy's, a Two-channel Audio System by Krispy Kirk
15' x 18.5' x 7.5' (system on external long wall)
Desired sound: Warmth, Detail, Dynamics, Bass Articulation and Extension without breaking the bank, no need for Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, etc since I am a largely unconnected person who vastly prefers to seek my entertainment outside the Matrix
Collection of 5k CDs, 2.5k LPs, and 25k FLAC files includes the full spectrum of modern popular music: everything from Sinatra to Slayer, Black Uhuru to Black Sabbath, Howard Jones to Grace Jones, Iron Maiden to Iron & Wine, Steel Pulse to Steely Dan, Elvis to ELO, Fleet Foxes to Nick Drake, Waylon Jennings to Chris Stapleton, Father John Misty to John Fahey, Railroad Earth to Assembly of Dust, Eva Cassidy to Flora Purim, Shelby Lynne to Southern Culture on the Skids, Mudcrutch to Grinderswitch, Jenny Lewis to Sturgill Simpson, Tom Petty to Thomas Dolby, Jean-Luc Ponty to John Hiatt, Yes to Yaz, Aerosmith to ZZ Top.
A "bonus" living room converted to a screen-free listening and reading room, normal wood construction (bedrooms above, full basement below), minimal acoustic treatments (primarily a 10' x 10' wool "Persian style" rug + pad not present in photos above). I got lucky and this room sounds great without any help. Yes, that is an Ikea couch with a corduroy cover!
10'x10' imported wool "persian" rug with pad (not pictured), heavy drapes on windows, overstuffed couch with corduroy cover (for maximum diffractive effects)
Desired sound achieved. Like all home systems, however, this one really comes into its own late at night after being warmed up for a few hours when no one is doing laundry or running the dishwasher, etc elsewhere in the house.
Solid oak shelves and dowel racks nuthin' fancy.
Backup amps include NAD 2600A, Jolida 1701, and a pair of Audiosource AMP-100s running in bridged mono (for whenever I want or need more power or solid state grunt)
Onkyo DV-S555 DVD player (it has an audio section in it that sounds superior to almost every CD player I've owned)
Pro-Ject 2Xperience Classic in olive wood with Denon DL110 HOMC, Pro-Ject Speed Box, Vincent PHO-8 preamp
FiiO X-1 portable hi-rez player, variety of inexpensive drawer-loading CD players
None (does a good ear-clearing valsalva before every listening session count?)
Response Audio Bella EXtreme 3205 integrated (hot-rodded Jolida 302b with upgraded internal parts running KT88 power tubes)
1989 Klipsch Forte II with Crites crossovers and tweeters (full-range); or ELAC Debut B6 on sand-filled, spiked 24" steel stands (for when I'm in a bookshelf kind of mood)
Are you kidding? You're kidding right?
Kimber 8PR 8' runs with Kimber banana terminations
Pangea and Blue Jeans
Pangea AC-14SE on source components, AC-9 on amp
Audio Technica ATH-M40x (used with FiiO portable player only)
Pangea Vulcan (sand-filled)
Adcom ACE-515 AC Enhancer
Tuning and Tweaks
Vibrapods under amp, AQ sorbethane pucks under disc player, CD "greenback", ferrite chokes on non-removable AC cords, Hunt brush, ZeroStat gun
early-90s Pioneer dual-well auto-reverse cassette deck (on floor just in case a buddy brings over a suitcase full of righteous tapes), Record Doctor LP cleaning machine
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