Systems

Hearing Everything That Nothing Can Measure, a Two-channel Audio System by CanadianMaestro

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Room Size
7 x 5.5 x 3 metres
System Overview
My system: https://sites.google.com/site/favoriterecordings/the-gallery
Music Preferences
Classical, mellow vocals & blues, some rock 'n roll.
Listening Impressions
No pain. Soundstage like Banff, with pinpoint imaging. Accuracy, transparency, linearity. Spatial cues and recording venue's acoustical resonances come through with crystalline clarity. Superb organic musicality with rhythmic coherence and a balanced tonality. Deep bass if it's there in the recording. Crisp, smooth treble. Midrange is like silk, always engaging and never fatiguing. Piano and string instruments have never sounded so real and present. Vocalists are in my room with properly scaled height and physicality that I can envision -- "listening with eyes"! Finally, orchestral pieces are reproduced with uncanny separation and scaling between the different instrumental sections. Not quite 100% like the real thing, but I'm satisfied. Very lucky to have this synergy in my system.
Media Storage
2-TB drives connected to BDP-2 player.
Other Comments
Music sources: Amazon resellers, Presto Classical, Audite.de, Discogs, Pro Studio Masters. Brick stores: what are those? But seriously, I recommend: Westsider (NYC), Blackbyrd Myoozik (Alberta), La Dame Blanche (Paris), Sikora's (Vancouver), Teuchtler Schallplatten, EMI (Wien), Dischi Fenice (Firenze), Schallplattenzentrale Filiale (Munchen), Second Life (Amsterdam). I have fond memories of Tower Records (67th/B'way) and HMV (72nd/B'way) in NYC, way back in the early 1990s. The HMV store at 72nd seemed to be a favorite among marquee performers who played at Lincoln Ctr/Carnegie Hall. I spotted Charles Dutoit, Anne Sophie-Mutter, and Maurizio Pollini in store on diff occasions, chatting with the manager (and probably buying loads of discs)! Both stores had the best classical CD stocks I have ever seen. Both are gone.
Components
Digital Source
Bryston: BCD-1, BDA-1, BDP-2.
Analog Source
Clearaudio: Ovation + Clarify arm, Virtuoso Wood MM.
Signal Processors
My brain.
Preamp
Audio Research LS27 (line pre). Simaudio 310LP (phono pre).
Power Amp
Bryston 14B-squared (trade-in from 4B-squared).
Speakers
Vienna Acoustics: Mozart Grand (Symphony Edition), Italian cherry wood.
Subwoofer
REL T7
Speaker Cable
Cardas
Interconnects
Cardas balanced
Power Cables
Cardas, DH Labs
Racking
Quadraspire SVT, oak finish
Power Cond
Shunyata Research: Triton I + Typhon I
Tuning and Tweaks
Seriously??