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Age
66
Audio System
Music Server(s):
2011 Mac Mini (2.3GHz Intel Core i5) running "headless" over wired Ethernet. 8GB RAM, 120GB Intel SSD
Music Server Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
FireWire
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Metric Halo LIO-8
Preamplifier:
BAT VK-50SE
Amplifier(s):
Lamm ML2.1
Loudspeakers:
Coincident Super Eclipse II
Interconnects:
Digital I/C: 14' FireWire cable supplied by Metric Halo
DAC to Preamp: Balanced 3' Mogami (2534 Neglex Quad) 1/4 inch TRS (male) to 3-Pin XLR (male)
SACD player to Preamp: 3' Grover Huffman Balanced Silver Reference Series II with Switchcraft XLRs
Preamp to Amps: Mogami 2534 Neglex Quad Cable balanced. XLRs on the Lamm are pseudo-balanced.
Loudspeaker Cables:
6' DIY silver foil (99.99% pure, 1.25" wide by 0.008" thick) using the simplest construction. Each foil mummy-wrapped with wide Teflon tape, then placed together and mummy-wrapped with two layers of Teflon tape. Ends folded and cut-outs made to fit binding posts - no connectors.
Power Cables:
Lamm Amps: TG Audio Lab HSR-A Gen II
BAT Preamp: TG Audio Lab SLVR
Sony 5400: TG Audio Lab SLVR on BAT VK-50SE
Mac Mini: Apple-supplied
LIO-8 DAC: Metric Halo-supplied
Miscellaneous:
Wall Outlets: Acme Audio silver-plated Pass & Seymour 5242-I dual-outlet receptacle
Power Conditioner: Running Springs Audio "Maxim" Deluxe Power Device - 4 outlets
Rack: PolyCrystal 18' rack, natural oak, 2 UHD shelves. Top shelf replaced with a massive soapstone (steatite) slab
SACD/CD Player: Sony SCD-XA5400ES
Software: iTunes
Format: AIFF
Storage: External mains-powered WD 3.5" SATA 1TB HDD connected over USB
Backup Storage: External USB-powered WD 2.5" SATA 2TB Passport HDD connected over USB
DVD/CD ROM: External mains-powered HP DVD/CD Writer connected over USB
Room: 26' x 13' x 8'. Apartment lounge room. Thick wall-to-wall carpet. Speakers on the long wall.
About Me
Location:
San Jose, CA
Occupation:
HP Solution Architect - Contact Centers

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Regards,
Geoff

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Audio System
Music Server(s):
2011 Mac Mini (2.3GHz Intel Core i5) running "headless" over wired Ethernet. 8GB RAM, 120GB Intel SSD
Music Server Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
FireWire
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Metric Halo LIO-8
Preamplifier:
BAT VK-50SE
Amplifier(s):
Lamm ML2.1
Loudspeakers:
Coincident Super Eclipse II
Interconnects:
Digital I/C: 14' FireWire cable supplied by Metric Halo
DAC to Preamp: Balanced 3' Mogami (2534 Neglex Quad) 1/4 inch TRS (male) to 3-Pin XLR (male)
SACD player to Preamp: 3' Grover Huffman Balanced Silver Reference Series II with Switchcraft XLRs
Preamp to Amps: Mogami 2534 Neglex Quad Cable balanced. XLRs on the Lamm are pseudo-balanced.
Loudspeaker Cables:
6' DIY silver foil (99.99% pure, 1.25" wide by 0.008" thick) using the simplest construction. Each foil mummy-wrapped with wide Teflon tape, then placed together and mummy-wrapped with two layers of Teflon tape. Ends folded and cut-outs made to fit binding posts - no connectors.
Power Cables:
Lamm Amps: TG Audio Lab HSR-A Gen II
BAT Preamp: TG Audio Lab SLVR
Sony 5400: TG Audio Lab SLVR on BAT VK-50SE
Mac Mini: Apple-supplied
LIO-8 DAC: Metric Halo-supplied
Miscellaneous:
Wall Outlets: Acme Audio silver-plated Pass & Seymour 5242-I dual-outlet receptacle
Power Conditioner: Running Springs Audio "Maxim" Deluxe Power Device - 4 outlets
Rack: PolyCrystal 18' rack, natural oak, 2 UHD shelves. Top shelf replaced with a massive soapstone (steatite) slab
SACD/CD Player: Sony SCD-XA5400ES
Software: iTunes
Format: AIFF
Storage: External mains-powered WD 3.5" SATA 1TB HDD connected over USB
Backup Storage: External USB-powered WD 2.5" SATA 2TB Passport HDD connected over USB
DVD/CD ROM: External mains-powered HP DVD/CD Writer connected over USB
Room: 26' x 13' x 8'. Apartment lounge room. Thick wall-to-wall carpet. Speakers on the long wall.
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