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About niccolosito

  • Birthday 09/10/1949

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    Retiree - fulltime houseboy, cook, plumber, driver, mechanic, gardener, pool-man, seasonal wife-pleaser

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About Me

It's been a long, exciting, and very enjoyable journey but not without its accompanying stress and sleepless nights. It all began in 1977 with the purchase of a pair of JBL L-166 speakers followed by a McIntosh MC2105, MX113, and a B&O turntable. Two years later,  the Carver C-4000 retired the MX113 and I have since been enjoying the magic of SH. Had fun with this set-up from 1977 until I retired in 2009. Discovered the Carver site and soon got infected with the virus called OCCD and the following is the aftermath.


System 1

Audio Research SP-6>dbx-10/20>dbx 4bx>Carver C-9>Carver M-4.0t/TFM-45 in power steering mode>Snell Type A-II/Outlaw LF1-IEX

Source-Oppo BDP-95


System 2

Carver C-1>Rane GE 60 >dbx 120x-ds>dbx 3bx-ds>Sunfire 300x2> DQ-10's/Sunfire TSW MkII

Source: Oppo BDP-83SE


System 3

Sunfire TGP IV>Behringer DEQ2496>Rane AC22B>Sunfire 200x5>Carver AL-III+(bi-amped)sharing SF sub w/System 2

Source Onkyo C-S5VL


System 4

McIntosh MX113>Behringer FBQ6200>dbx 120-ds>dbx 3bx-ds>Musical Fidelity X10-D clone>M-1.5t>ESS AMT-Tower 1/Carver Knight Shadow

Source: Oppo BDP83 SE NuForce Edition


Reserve duties:

Preamps: Carver C-4000, Carver CT-3

Amps: Carver M-1.0t(2), PM-1.5, Crown PSA-2D, McIntosh MC-2105, Rotel RB1080, Audio Source Amp One(2), Adcom GFA 7400

Speakers: Dahlquist DQ-10's, DQ-30i's, DQ-1W, Vandersteen CE2 Signatures, Thiel CS.5, Magnepan MG II Improved's, Spica TC-50's, DCM TF 400's, JBL L-166's, Original Large Advents, Pioneer SP-BS22-LR's/Sunfire TSW Super Junior , NHT Zero's, Super One/a/d/s PB-1500/C-1500

Processors: C-9, SAE PE2800, Hughes AK-100, BBE 482i, BBE 462, Rane RA27, Ashley XR1001, Aphex 124A, dbx snr-1, dbx 200GX, Nobsound Volume Controller, Aphex 204

Sources: Oppo HV 170HD, Oppo HV-981HD, Pioneer PDR-W739, B&O Beogram 4200, A-T LP-120USB

Surge protectors: Tripp-Lite 12-outlet Isobar, Adcom ACE515, Monster Cable HTC3500(for processors/sources only)

I/C's & speaker cables: Kabeldirekt, Monoprice, Canare Star Quad 4s11 bi-wire


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