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Jeff_Cantor_99's J.C.'s SYSTEM System
IP Address: Last Update: October 22, 2010 at 14:49:28
Amplifier: VAC PA 100/100 tube power amp upgraded by VAC to Phi 300 direct-coupled input circuitry (Shuguang KT-88's and 1950's Vintage Sylvania 12AU7's)

(ARAGON 8008BB solid-state power amp for back-up)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): VAC Standard LE (Limited Edition) Preamplifier (w/ Cinema Bypass),
ROTEL RSP-1098 Pre/Pro (used only in multi-channel bypass input mode - no digital processing in the Pre/Pro unless it's for Dolby Digital from cablebox 8300HD)
Speakers: HYPERION HPS-968 (left & right)
CD Player/DAC: OPPO BDP-83SE Universal Player (using analog outputs only)
Turntable/Phono Stage: B&O 4002 (Modified by M & K to use any cartridge, but not used at the present time)
Other Source(s): Sony ST-5AES Tuner

Nakamichi DR-8 Cassette Deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables - Frank Dai's SignalCable Silver Resolution bi-wired for left & right spkrs

Main interconnect (VAC Standard LE to VAC PA 100/100) - Alpha-Core Goertz's MicroPurl Solid Silver, all the other interconnects are SignalCable's Silver Resolution

Analysis Plus Digital Oval Interconnect

Audio Insurgents Digital Interconnect
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): David Blair's Custom Power Cord Top-Gun for VAC
All other power cords are from SignalCable

Two separate lines for the front-end and power amps from the circuit-breaker box

Sennheiser HD600 headphones
Tweaks: Bright Star sand-filled Amp Stand
Room Size (LxWxH): 24' x 13' - 14' x 8' - 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: Entire music/home theater room enscounced in Lisbon Acoustical Cork from Jelinek in Canada (best "tweek" ever - better than a $4K upgrade in equipment)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 46% jazz / 49% classic rock / 5% classical
System Goals/Comments: After all this up-grading I'm done for a while.
System Strengths: Musicality, top-to-bottom balance in tonality, truly full-range (even w/o subwoofer), both in pure VAC two-channel mode (without any sub-woofer) and 7.1 channel home theater mode; superb resolution, transparency, and presence without any undue added brightness
System Weaknesses: On some recordings room bass-nodes can be excited, but it is not that common.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: SAMSUNG HL-P6163W rear-projection TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: ROTEL RSP-1098

VAC PA 100/100 tube power amp upgraded by VAC to Phi 300 direct-coupled input circuitry (Shuguang KT-88's and 1950's Vintage Sylvania 12AU7's)

ARAGON 8008X3 for center and left & right back surrounds

ACURUS A100 for left & right side surrounds

(ARAGON 8008BB solid-state power amp for back-up)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): PSB Stratus C6 (center)

PSB Ambient II (left & right surround)

PSB Stratus Gold (left & right back surround)

Velodyne HGS-15 Subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): OPPO BDP-83SE Blu-Ray Universal Player

Panasonic AG-1960 S-VHS VCR

Pioneer CLD-M90 LaserDisc/CD Player

Scientific Atlanta 8300HD HD Cable Box
Comments on HT System: see above

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