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Greater Boston
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Simaudio Moon Neo 260 DT CD Transport
Schiit Yggdrasil DAC
Pass B1 passive buffered preamp (revised 2014 version)
Octave RE 320 stereo amp with Super Black Box
Reference 3A Reflector monitors
(on heavy sand-filled steel stands)
dual JL Audio Fathom 112 v2 subwoofers, positioned on ASC SubTraps
Power conditioning: Tripp Lite 1000HG isolation transformer (1000 W; only digital front end)
Cables: ZenWave Audio D4 interconnects, ZenWave SMSG speaker cables, MIT SL-Matrix Plus AES/EBU digital cable
Acoustic treatment: tube traps, Tri-panels, window plugs (all ASC), large absorbing panels (Acoustics First), wool carpets
Occupation
Scientist, Biotech

Signature

Simaudio Moon Neo 260 DT CD Transport / Empirical Audio reclocking system: Synchro-Mesh Reclocker driven by Dynamo Linear Power Supply, 2 x Reference BNC digital cable / Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2 DAC / Octave HP 700 preamp / Octave RE 320 stereo amp with Super Black Box / Reference 3A Reflector monitors, on Sound Anchors Signature stands / dual JL Audio Fathom 112 v2 subwoofers / Cables: ZenWave Audio D4 interconnects, ZenWave SMSG speaker cables / Diverse Herbie's Audio Lab footers / Acoustic treatment: Tri-panels, window plugs, ceiling diffusers (all ASC), diverse carpets chosen for acoustic properties (wool, polypropylene basketweave)
Power: Dedicated 10 AWG shielded line (MC 10/2) from breaker box to Shunyata outlet, 10 AWG extension cords with built-in splitters to system / 2 x Tripp Lite IS1000HG Isolation Transformer for digital source (Transformer 1: CD transport, reclocker / Transformer 2: DAC) / ZenWave PL-11 power cables for preamp and amp / ZenWave Clear Bass power cables for all other electronic components (CD transport, reclocker, DAC, subwoofers)
Room dimensions: 24 ft long x 12 ft wide (13.5 ft at small window bay) x 8.5 ft high

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