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Dedicated power lines feed the hospital grade connectors.
I got Mojo-Audio’s last usb only DAC. (Upgraded the opamps to Staccato.)
Benjamin also built a Linux based i5 32g ram NUC with his Dejavu software and jRiver.
Added a Luminati power supply for the NUC.
Took some doing and ran a cat 6a Ethernet cable to the computer. The Dejavu software has a  Qobuz interface.
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Room Details

Dimensions: 15’ × 13’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


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    • Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 600 integrated amplifier
    • Spendor D9
    • IsoAcoustics Gaia II
    Feet with independent spike pucks.
    • Mojo Audio Mystique v2 DAC
    With the upgrade
    • Mojo Audio Illuminati
    Power supply
    • Mojo Audio I5 NUC
    NUC assembled by Benjamin.
    Linux
    Dejavú 
    Jriver
    • Phasure Lush^3 usb cable
    • Fanfare FT-1A
    Still like my FM
    • Townshend Audio Seismic link
    Original owner from the 1990’s. 
    Still holds air.
    • Diffuser panels / sound absorbing Bought off Amazon
    Initially bought 2 diffuser panels and one sound absorber for behind my head. 
    Set the diffusers on top of chair. The improvement was immediate! 👍👍
    Got two more and set them on the floor. Holy cow. Brought out some bass and settle out the highs. 👍👍👍
    I pretty much scoffed at room treatments. 
    No more.
    • Analysis Plus Inc. Black Mesh Oval 9
    First new speaker cables in 20+ years. So all good.
    • Analysis Plus Inc. Solo Crystal Oval int

Comments 19

128x128
Owner
I must take back the previous comment. Wish I could delete the post. 
Benjamin is absolutely man of his word. 
A huge misunderstanding on MY part.
Apologies.

hbarrel

128x128
Owner
128x128
Owner
Out with the old in with the new. After 15 years it was time for a change.
I am happy.

hbarrel

Center
A Roc-N-Soc throne. You must be a drummer or keyboardist.

bdp24

128x128
Owner
Going on fifteen years... made one upgrade and changed the chair. 
Added Audirvana software a couple years ago. 👏👏👍
Still a happy camper. No pun intended given today’s circumstances. 

hbarrel

128x128
Owner
Let's see it is four years since my last update... nothing has changed except idiot (me) has learned I can control the Macmini's output signal. Changed the output to 96kHz (all music is Apple lossless) that the Xciter receives. WOW! 
My system sounds exponentially better. 
For a set of smallish speakers 🔊 n a small environment I could not be happier.
Thinking about trying a Cary tube integrated.

hbarrel

128x128
Owner
Still the same. No changes.

hbarrel

Center
I agree a stand can affect the sound. I would question your outlet set up. Is it just laying on the floor?

vernneal

128x128
Owner
System edited: Changed stand... custom made 2" cherry Added a Fanfare tuner which is fed by a ST-1 antenna. CD player started having issues and since going to a MAC computer based music library was in the cards and an appropriate DAC was going to be needed added a Cary Audio Xciter DAC. Grabbed my Oppo 980H DVD player and Blue Jeans toslink and married the group together. I'm shocked at how well it sounds. More harmony in the heartland...

hbarrel

128x128
Owner
System edited: 1/10/2010 changes. For the better.

hbarrel

128x128
Owner
System edited: The equipment rack went from an Adona stand to a stand of my design (which if I had it to over again would be modified) made out of 2" cherry wood. I cannot believe a deceit tuner is worth the money. It is.

hbarrel

128x128
Owner
It is now June of 2008.
Nothing has changed.

hbarrel

128x128
Well done! I love a simple system where music appears to be the most important consideration. Bravo!

artk

222222&text=ar
This is the most intriguing system I have seen on Audiogon. It looks like dollar per dollar an extremely difficult system to beat. I am a big fan of Blue Circle but I have only used their tubed separates. Would you mind sharing your experiences with this integrated? Also, I almost bought a pair of Shahinian Obelisks but I opted for JM Reynaud instead. I was concerned about the imaging. How have you found the Shahinians to perform vs full range drivers? Thanks for your time.

ariaslives

128x128
Owner
The systems synergy is really quite beyond words. I wish I had the $$$ to purchase the top of the line Shahinian speakers.
You NEVER see used Shahinian speakers for sale and the company has been in business for quite a while.

hbarrel

128x128
Simplicity...ah...love it. Was reaserching on the NSCS. Nice setup. You must be basking in the musical warmth!!

milpai

128x128
Owner
For no reason other than it had to go somewhere and between the speakers happens to be a good fit.
It does not diminish the sound.

hbarrel

Center
Why is the chair between the speakers?

tabl10s

222222&text=ti
Ahh simplicity; couldn't agree more. Would you prefer to fiddle with components and cables or listen to music?
Spme pics would be nice.

timrhu

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