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    I've been searching for 'best sound at home' for decades, have gone through several systems already, and I still keep looking ... (now if we could also change the listening room as often as needed, that would be something, wouldn't it). I like analog and digital, tubes and solid state, dynamic and planar, as long as they can make music together. I post a few photos of my current system - details can hopefully be seen in my 'signature'.

    Thank you for accepting me and I am looking forward to spending some time here.

    Michael
    Analog: Clearaudio Ovation turntable on HRS R1X isolation base, Twister clamp, Outer Limit and Locator; Clearaudio Magnify tonearm, VTA Lifter; Benz Micro Ruby Z cartridge; Rotel RT-990BX tuner.
    Digital: exaSound PlayPoint and e32 II dac, HDPlex LPS; Synology NAS, Roon, Audirvana; Oppo 103 with Audiopraise VanityHD 103 card.
    Amplification: Simaudio Moon W7 amp and P7 preamp; Pass Labs XP-15 phono preamp.
    Speakers: Audio Physic Avanti 30th Anniversary on IsoAcoustics Gaia footers; Sonus Faber Gravis II sub.
    Cables: mostly Wireworld Eclipse
    Power conditioner: ExactPower EP-15A and SP-15A.
    Room treatments: GIK Acoustics.

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    Welcome Michael!
    SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp, Soundsmith Paua mkII, Benz LPS-mr, Benz Ebony H
    DIGITAL - Marantz SA-11S3 sacd/cd/transport, Auralic Vega G2 DAC. Bluesound Node 2i
    PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPS G2 power supply. Lehmann Audio Decade. EAT E Glo Petit & EAT LPS. MoFi Studiophono. KandK Premium SUT, Lundahl LL1931 1:8 and 1:16
    PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
    AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
    SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) SVS SB-4000 subwoofers (x2)
    CABLES: Kubala-Sosna.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK room treatment

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    • #3
      Welcome
      Magnepan 1.7i, VMPS Large Sub, Belden 5000 Speaker Cable, Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier, Adcom GFA 555 II Amplifier, QED passive pre-amp, Celtic Dragon & Grover EX+ Interconnects, Crown SX 722 R/R, Nakamichi RX 202 Cassette Deck, Fosgate Signature Phono Preamplifier, Clearaudio Solution Turntable, Clearaudio Satisfy Tone Arm, Clearaudio Concerto V2 Cartridge, Clearaudio Smart Syncro, Belkin AP41300 Power Conditioner/Surge Protector, Transparent Power Cables

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      • #4
        Micheal,
        Welcome from and Edmontonian and enjoy your stay here.
        Very nice system and room. I think that if we changed rooms more than once it would likely bankrupt the majority of us and get us a divorce in the process.

        Pete.
        Studer A810, VPI ScoutMaster, center clamp, periphery ring, SDS, JMW 10.5 w/adj.VTA, ClearAudio Balance +, Cardas Golden Ref. IC, Ortofon MC Anna, Sumiko Pearwood, ML 434, ML 380
        Maggie 3.6 R w/ Customized Mye Sound Supports, REL Strata III
        Magnum Dynalab FT-101A
        Shunyata Hydra 6 & 2, IC's pwr & spkr cbls
        Pwr, pre & TT are on custom feet w/ Rollerblock Jr races and grd 10 balls, custom room treatments designed, built and installed by Pete.

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        • #5
          Thanks Pete. Indeed, you are right about changing rooms, but it is the most important factor influencing how a system sounds, provided of course there are no major mis-matches between components or glaring errors in the system's setup. It is a never ending quest for improvement but, unfortunately, always constrained by the room.
          Analog: Clearaudio Ovation turntable on HRS R1X isolation base, Twister clamp, Outer Limit and Locator; Clearaudio Magnify tonearm, VTA Lifter; Benz Micro Ruby Z cartridge; Rotel RT-990BX tuner.
          Digital: exaSound PlayPoint and e32 II dac, HDPlex LPS; Synology NAS, Roon, Audirvana; Oppo 103 with Audiopraise VanityHD 103 card.
          Amplification: Simaudio Moon W7 amp and P7 preamp; Pass Labs XP-15 phono preamp.
          Speakers: Audio Physic Avanti 30th Anniversary on IsoAcoustics Gaia footers; Sonus Faber Gravis II sub.
          Cables: mostly Wireworld Eclipse
          Power conditioner: ExactPower EP-15A and SP-15A.
          Room treatments: GIK Acoustics.

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          • #6
            Welcome
            Analog: VPI Traveler / Ortofon 2M Bronze-Lounge Audio LCRMKIII MM Phono Preamp w/ silver wire-Digital: Oppo UDP 205-Apple TV Amplification: Arte Forma/Gill Audio dual mono-block design solid state amplifier w/ an Atma-sphere UV 1 tube preamp Speakers: Vandersteen 2CI Cabling: Cardas Iridium interconnects, Pangea SE phono cable and Cardas Parsec bi-wire speaker cable Power: Signal Cable MagicPower cords, Monster Power HTS 3500

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            • #7
              welcome and nice system btw.
              Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Shelter 501 Mark II Cart (St) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (St) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (St) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (M) , Luxman Tonearm (M) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (M) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sony MDR-F1 Phones, Headroom Max balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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              • #8
                Micheal,
                Yes always constrained by the room for sure.
                It took me two year's to attenuate my room, I am lucky that my room is 40' long which helped a great deal, doing it by myself no doubt. I am also lucky that I was able to build and install my own room treatments. They are not as pretty as store bought items however function very nicely which is the important part.
                Vbr,

                Pete.
                Studer A810, VPI ScoutMaster, center clamp, periphery ring, SDS, JMW 10.5 w/adj.VTA, ClearAudio Balance +, Cardas Golden Ref. IC, Ortofon MC Anna, Sumiko Pearwood, ML 434, ML 380
                Maggie 3.6 R w/ Customized Mye Sound Supports, REL Strata III
                Magnum Dynalab FT-101A
                Shunyata Hydra 6 & 2, IC's pwr & spkr cbls
                Pwr, pre & TT are on custom feet w/ Rollerblock Jr races and grd 10 balls, custom room treatments designed, built and installed by Pete.

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