Main Reference System, a Two-channel Audio System by Scott F.

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Room Size
System Overview
Moving from the uber resolution side of Fleapowered amps and HiEff Speakers, I have chosen a completely different path. One that is for pure musical enjoyment. McIntosh and B&W Speakers
Music Preferences
I listen to and love everything, literally.
Room Description
This is a dedicated, basement listening room
Listening Impressions
This room is very gear friendly. With it's 38' length and 15' width, I don't have the huge acoustic nodes and nulls most people experience when putting together a smaller 'dedicated listening room'.
Media Storage
Four sections of the Ikea Expedit to hold my vinyl. 12 terabytes of NAS to handle all of my ripped CD's and HiRez music.
Digital Source
Dedicated Server to feed my BMC Pure DAC
Analog Source
TABLE 1 - Opera LP-5, Dynavector 507 MkII arm, VDH Frog, Dynavector 17D3, Yamamoto YC-03s, VDH modified Spectral feeding a Graham Slee Elevator/Reflex Gold Phono Stage. TABLE 2 - Merrill modified AR ES1, Audio quest PT-6, MusicMaker lll cart feeding
McIntosh C-220 tubed pre with integrated tubed phonostage. I still use the Slee gear for my low output MC carts.
Power Amp
McIntosh MC452. 450wpc complete with LED green lettering and big blue meters.
B&W 800 Diamonds.
Speaker Cable
Acoustic Zen Double Barrel Shotgun cables
Combination of BMC solid silver balanced and DIY - MilSpec AgCu, shielded, both layers wrapped in teflon balanced cables
Power Cables
I've been Kaplan'd
Rack - DIY, individual shelf with isolation/coupling
Power Cond
Balanced Power Technology BPT-2