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beken's beken technologies listening room System
IP Address: 209.82.88.227 Last Update: January 14, 2019 at 14:56:40
Amplifier: YBA Integre DT
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Mordaunt-Short MS100-gold, Paradigm PDR-80, Castle Chester
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Hafler SE150
Turntable/Phono Stage: Ariston RD-80/Grado Prestige Silver/Rega Fono upgraded with more robust gold plated
RCA jacks.

old Thorens TD160 TT/Shure M97E
Other Source(s): Akai GX-220 ReelxReel, Magnum Dynalab FT11 Tuner, Nakamichi Cassette Deck2
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Van den Hul/QED/Straightwire/Something I picked up in Japan (can't read the label).
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Adcom ACE 515, Target TT wallmount. Entire system wall mounted on homebuilt shelves.
Tweaks: Marbles under the CD player, Sumiko Tweak, 3 cones supporting the sub-woofer, entire system wallmounted. Speakers on Atlantis speaker stands
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 10 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Corners have sound dampers
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): jazz, acoustic, classical
System Goals/Comments: Something that meets my personal listening tastes.
System Strengths: Rythm, Pace, Soundstage, resolution
System Weaknesses: Could use a wider room. Amp is refined enough to reveal weaknesses in the speakers. I guess I'll go speaker shopping now.
Video/HT System: None
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR-800
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Polk Audio M10
URL Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beken/35623494115/in/album-72157625365997450/
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: biking, badminton, photography,cars,ice hockey, music (both listening and playing some), raising my daughter to appreciate fine music.

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