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Stereopal Home Visit: Martin from Toronto Date: April 22, 2006
"I do not look for sounds with exciting climaxes which are ear catching. I look for sounds which are
neutral and fatigue free."
|Source:||Shangling SCD-T200C SACD Player|
|Source Power Cord:||Shunyata|
|Source Interconnect:||Cardas Neutral Reference|
|Preamp:||Convergent Audio Technology SL1 Preamp|
|Preamp Power Cord:||Zu Cable Virtual|
|Preamp Interconnect:||PS Audio Plus|
|Power Amp:||Cary V12|
|Speaker Cable:||DIY recipe with Zobel network|
|Speaker:||Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home (GPH)|
"I have been an audiophile
for approximately 2 years. My first system consist of a
Synthesis Amplifier, and a Cary Preamp. The Cary is a little soft
and tubbish, so I eventually replaced it with the CAT SL1.
The SL1 is a lot more open and a little faster sounding."
"The Sonus Faber is time aligned, but I find that the trebles are delayed by a little too much. I have adjusted the spikes so that the back of the speaker is actually tilted up a little, which gave a little bit more immediacy at the top. The DIY speaker cable is designed by a friend of mine. We have A/B'd it with a Transparent Music Wave, and we agree that it a more superior sounding cable."
"Before I purchased the Shangling player, I had considered the Esoteric X03. It had more clarity and delivered more details, but it was not as musical as the Shangling, so I end up buying the SCD-T200C."
"I am not much of a bass hound. I like Jazz, vocals, violins and other light music.. I prefer music which are mellow and slow, rather than ear catching dynamics. Musicality is very important to me."
"My favourite CD is titled "Ayako
Hosokawa to Mr. Wonderful
Label: First Impression Music (FIM SACD061)
I wound not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who prefers light music."
|Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home, with a superb finishing.|
I'd prefer this Shangling model over their new design which looks like an UFO.
The legendary Convergent Audio Technology SL 1 Preamp, hailed by many as one of the best preamps ever made.
Cary V12. The name gives me the impression of an American muscle car. But it is actually very musical and tubby.
Isoclean Powerline Filter
DIY Cables, incorporating a zobel network.
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