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|Al's Twnety Five Years and Counting System|
|Last Update: February 15, 2003 at 18:04:18||IP Address: 188.8.131.52|
|Amplifier:||Mark Levinson No 333|
Anthem MCA 30
Haman Kardon AVR 210 For 6 Channel SACD
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||ML No 380s|
|Speakers:||JBL 250ti modified to allow biwire.|
B&W CM-C and CM-2 for Centre and Surround
|CD Player/DAC:||ML 31.5 transport and 36 Dac For CD and DTS (CD)|
Sony SCD-C555ES for SACD and DTS CD. Also use as a transport to 36 or as a player to 38 preamp
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Sony PL600 Servo arm can adjust VTF while playing record. Accuphase C200 pre for phono preamp. AT 155 MM Cartridge.|
|Other Source(s):||Akai GX747 10" R to R With custom DIY compander for very wide dymnamic range and low noise.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Belden 89259 spaced biwire 2M. Made with the cotton and PVC tape method (Excellent).|
DIY DH lab 110 Ohm AES/EBU connection to DAC from ML No31.5.
Sony SCD-C555ES Monster M550i to preamp.
Cardas 5c Dac to preamp balanced.
DIY star quad Canare Pre to Amp. Lots of DIY for other sources tape, compander, phono.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||DIY 20 Amp 60/120 V dedicated balanced power going to a distribution box so that all my equipment is connected on the same line.|
|Tweaks:||Cones under speakers. Granite slab under Amp with cones, to keep amp off carpet.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||17 x 13.8 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Reduced resonance of object with foam tape. Placement of book and Record selfs to defuse reflections.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||My collection is 55% Jazz, 35% rock, and 10% classic and country.|
|System Goals/Comments:||A system that is dynamic with great sounstage.|
I use Balanced connections throughout on main source.
|System Strengths:||Voice and Piano is what I tend to focus on, I hate any hint of compression this is where the sytem is excellent. Singers are between the speakers at a realistic height with great recordings.|
|System Weaknesses:||Speakers need more resolution, hard to find without tradeoffs.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Sony Wega 32XBR250|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Sony STRDA-30ES Receiver|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||B&W CC3 + 4 B&W 302|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Panasonic RP62 / Sanyo HI-FI|
|Comments on HT System:||Great for movies and TV.|