|Jeff's Downstairs System|
|IP Address: 126.96.36.199||Last Update: October 20, 2016 at 19:29:43|
|Amplifier:||Cinepro 600X, 300w per 8 ohm load down to a 2 ohm load minimum (1200w max/ch). Carver AV-64 (2 units), 60w/8 ohm or 100w/4 ohm per channel (4ch ea)|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Carver CT-17 (tuner/preamp/prologic decoder)|
Furman X-524 (stereo 4 way crossover, running as a 3-way for now)
|Speakers:||Oaktron double magnet 15" in 7 ft^3 bass reflex with EV DH1506 on SM120 midhorn and Selenium ST-304 bullet tweeter pair|
|CD Player/DAC:||My Yamaha CDX-520 quit so I'm using the Toshiba or the Pioneer for CD playback|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Thorens TD165 with ADC XLM Improved MarkII & Stanton 680EE (2 headshells)|
|Other Source(s):||Fisher Hi-Fi VHS VCR, I've started burning my own CD's on my PC.|
Also a couple of Technics cassette decks (RS-955 with dbx & RS-TR515 with Dolby B,C&HX).
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||14 gauge on the woofers and 18 gauge zip cord for the mids and tweets|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Topaz 91005-11 5KVA ultra-isolator wired to provide balanced power (really lowered the noise floor and reduced video noise too), old 5' rack from my employer's old minicomputer hard disk drive. A Sima SVS-4 switcher automatically selects the active video source since the CT-17 can only accomodate 1 video source and 1 VCR.|
|Tweaks:||I'm not into non-measurable expensive wastes of money. Multi way electronic crossovers increase headroom, lower distortion and control phase shifts also.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||not x big x enough|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||I hope that I can address this once I finish upgrading the speakers.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Rock, Punk, Jazz(acid, scat...), Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, to name a few out of dozens of genre's. Just about anything with good musical values (not much commercially successful junk).|
|System Goals/Comments:||I'll be building some bass and midbass horns and upgrading the midrange horns and drivers to a choice between EV DH1A's and JBL 2482's on EV HP9040 or JBL 2350 horns. For woofers I've got 8 Gauss 5842's for the subhorns and a pair of EV EVM10M for the midbass horns.|
|System Strengths:||High efficiency, high power, low noise floor (when I disconnect the cable connection that really adds a lot of noise to my system, I'm going to have to add a back to back balun isolation system eventually)|
|System Weaknesses:||Probably not the best for delicate chamber music, but I do like the Brodski Quartet on my system.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||RCA 27" F27671SE|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||see the system info|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||center is biamped (Crest 1001A amp with Loft crossover) with 6.5" woofer and funky Zomax titanium 1" driver on 90x40 horn.|
surround speakers have dual 5-1/4" woofers with 1" Peerless soft dome tweeter in 1/4 cu ft sealed enclosures.
Sub, SUB? I don't need no stinking sub!
A friend gave me a DBX sub that I couldn't crank enough gain into an old Dynaco ST120 to keep up with my system, so after I replaced the original burnt out passive crossover I gave it to another friend who really likes it.
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Toshiba SD-3107 DVD, Pioneer CLD-3090 Laserdisc, Fisher FVH-7600 VCR|
|Comments on HT System:||You can see photos of my rack on the gallery page of my website.|
|URL Link: http://geocities.ws/loudspeakerguru|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Bass and midbass horn enclosure design and construction (well, I do simpler speaker projects also): occupation - industrial/commercial electrical sales, mostly OEM's but also panelboards up to 3000 amps and controls too.|