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Citroeniste's Multichannel Music-only System
Last Update: May 06, 2001 at 01:50:01 IP Address:
Amplifier: Adcom GFA-2535 (L/R)
2 x Adcom GFA-535II (center/surrounds)
Kenwood 8070 (sub)
Headroom Total AirHead (headphone)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Marantz AV600
Speakers: LCR: Custom designed and built monitors using Hi-Vi Research R2T planar-magnetic tweeters with Vifa M18WO-09-08 mid-woofers in Qtc=0.5 (sealed) enclosures, AudioControl active 4th order L/R xover.
Sub: Custom built, two DEI CS4124 12" woofers in Qtc=.577 (sealed) enclosures, xover in preamp.
Surround: Mirage M590i bipoles
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-580
CD Player/DAC: Toshiba 4109X 6-disc DVD changer
Turntable/Phono Stage: Bang & Olufsen RX-2 with MMC1 cartridge, phono stage from a Harmon/Kardon PM655Vse integrated.
Other Source(s): Dell Inspiron 3000 laptop
Philips portable CD player
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Esoteric Audio 12AWG and Naim AC-5 speaker cable/Esoteric Audio Artus, ZN5.0 and Musica 500 interconnects.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): AudioControl PCA-3
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Everything but Mozart, Brahms, and most country. Mozart was just evil, Brahms was canniving and used his influence to deny Bruckner the glory he deserved, and country's, well, country.
System Goals/Comments: High bang-buck ratio, midrange accuracy, accurate reproduction of midbass transients and bass energy.
System Strengths: Character and tonality of the bass and midbass, bass/midbass detail, extremely convincing imaging on recordings that preserve imaging detail, but does not impose a soundstage on the recording.
System Weaknesses: Dynamic compression on musical passages featuring high energy density in the lower midrange, small vertical listening window (6" long planar tweeters will do that...)
Video/HT System: Integrated
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Citroens (own a 1968.5 DS-21) and world politics (especially transitions to democracy, the role of the courts, and election monitoring).
I am currently working towards my MA in Political Science at Emory University in Atlanta.

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