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jeffreybehr 's Early-2019 audio/video System
IP Address: 70.162.169.147 Last Update: July 13, 2019 at 01:25:50
Amplifier: Atma-Sphere MA-1/3.1 140W. OTL poweramps, Emotiva XPA-3 11-channel poweramp for center and 10 surround and ceiling speakers.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Marantz top-of-the-line '8805 AV preamp.
Speakers: Serenity Super-7s front L/R; Martin Logan ElectroMotion ELS C 3-way, hybrid centerchannel.. Two Rythmik F18 SUBwoofers driven by '.1' channel (movies only); 40Hz LP filter.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Oppo BDP-203 using AudioQuest premium HDMI to Marantz pre/pro; no separate DAC; using DAC in preamp.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Three-fronts ICs are Neotec solid-UPOCC-silver, now with Neotec XLRs in this my first balanced system.. AQ GO-4 15g. all-PCS+ copper; AudioQuest balanced Red River in surround and ceiling channels. Forty-five-cents-per-foot 16/4-stranded 'speaker cable' from Home Depot driving all surround and ceiling speakers.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Three dedicated 20-amp (11g.) AC-power lines to musicroom.. PS Audio P20 2000VA., 16-outlet power conditioner.. Custom Neotec/Furutech 11g. front-end powercables; twenty-two- and eighteen-foot-long Sonic Craft 'JBG 6X11' 8g. powercables to main poweramps and a short one from wall to P20.. Most cable ends are Audioquest's all-copper with heavy-silver plate.. Inexpensive hollow-tube rack with tubes filled with lead shot and NEW 1.2"-thick granite shelves.. NEW 1.2"-thick granite pads under main poweramps.. Pangea Vulcan two-level amp platform for Emotiva amp and Martin logan CC speaker.. ISOAcoustics OREA (blue) equipment footers under DP, preamp, and Atma-Sphere poweramps; six ISO-Pucks under PS Audio p-con; Herbies Tenderfoots under center-channel amp and speaker.
Tweaks: Two huge basstraps to absorb BIG 28-30Hz roomnodes; 6"-deep 3x6' panels against front wall behind speakers.. Room was rebuilt with few parallel walls or 90-degree corners.
Room Size (LxWxH): 19' x 21' x 6.5 - 12'
Room Comments/Treatments: Room is nicely balanced and slightly dark sounding with reflections from hard surfaces well diffused or damped.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Big-orchestra Classical and film; some jazz.
System Goals/Comments: Large-scale, very extended, concert-hall-natural sound with plenty of bottom-octave energy and real warmth and bloom.
System Strengths: I achieved my goals.
System Weaknesses: Am experimenting with lots of PS Audio Noise Harvesters to reduce equipment-generated EMI.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Epson 5040UB projector (pixel-shifted UHD3840, HDR, 3D but never watch the latter).
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz, above.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mains and CC listed above; five pairs of smallish ELAC B6s for surrounds, rear-surrounds, and three pairs on ceiling; driven by the Butler '5150 and Emotiva A-700 poweramps.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo '203, above.
Other HT Gear: Panavision-ratio (2.35:1) Severtson screen 96" wide (NOT diagonal) with 42-degree lateral viewing angle.
Comments on HT System: WOW! Second-best home-theater system I've ever seen or heard and 2nd-best-resolution projected image I've ever seen.
URL Link: http://https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/100092-jeffreybehr/albums/12843-centerchannel-speaker-systems/picture123257.jpg
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Have loved, listened a lot, and supported Classical music for over 50 years. Love movies, home and theatrical. Fotografy. Pistol and rifle shooting.

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