|oscar's Oscar's MC Hi-rez work-in-progress System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: March 03, 2012 at 18:30:05|
|Amplifier:||Dodd Tubed Mono 120s (pair) (stereo)(sometimes)|
ML No. 336 x 3 ((350 W/8, 700/4, 1400/2) (multichannel/stereo)
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||EMM Labs Switchman-II (6 channel)|
Dodd Battery Powered Tubed preamp (2-channel) (sometimes)
|Speakers:||Vienna Acoustic Mahlers (fronts and rears)|
Vienna Acoustics Oratorio (center)
need to add two (2) rear center speakers when acquire tbd 7.1 preamp
Two (20 JL Audio F113 subwoofers (.1 channel only)
|CD Player/DAC:||Sony SCD-777ES 2-channel SACD/CD player (sometimes)|
Oppo BDP83 SE Blu-ray/DVD-A/SACD/CD player (2/6 channel)
Simmetry DVP Universal player (6 channel)
(sometimes using Proceed AVP DACs for CD playback)
|Other Source(s):||Philips 962SA for MC SACD/DVD (backup);|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||DVD or CD player to Meitner: Kimber Select KS-1030 interconnects (2 channel); KS1021- rear speakers, Silent Source - Center|
Pre-amp to amplifiers:
KS-1121 hybrid XLRs - Front and center speaker.
El-cheapo - 11m XLR pair - rear speakers.
Kimber Select 3035 speaker wire (mains);
Tara Prime-1000 for rear/center speakers.
Tara Air-3 or Holophonics ICs for AVP to Meitner speaker cables (need to fix)
Kimber Heros - 6 channel SOny BDP-S550 to Meitner.
empirical Audio Holophonic PCs w/Bullet plugsr-3 EMM Preamp to surround amp
Audioquest (AQ) Viper between Proceed AVP and EMM
AQ Audiotruth Emerald XLR cables in reserve
Tara RSC Prime biwire for center and rears
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Sound Applications Reference Line Stage w/ Elrod EPS-3 Signature w/20amp IEC (Sources/Preamp), Tara power strip, Silent source power cord (preamp, 777, Simmetry), Kimber Palladium (main amp)|
Lovan Sovereign Racks (2)
Zoethecus amp stand (main amp)
Standesign amp racks (2) - rear/center amp
|Tweaks:||four (4) dedicated 20 amp circuits|
Walker Valid Points for 777ES
Audioquest Sorbothane Little Feet for Pioneer Elite DVD player.
Heavy curtains/throw rug to suppress reflections by brick walls, large windows, and ceramic tile floors.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||26 x 19 x 10|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Acoustically-challenged room needs more help|
Experimenting with Kinetics sound panels/bass traps acquired during closeout sale. Also have one (1) set of ASC bass traps for one (1) corner.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz Instrumentals, Classical, Pop/Rock|
|System Goals/Comments:||Upgrading multichannel performance when financially including power conditioners , speaker wire, ICs, power cords.|
|System Strengths:||Meitner Preamp rules ! very transparent and dynamic. Mahlers very easy to listen at any volume level|
HT Clarity with AVP, everything seems to be 'crystal clear' for Home theater; probably due to AVP, midrange from main speakers but room 'swallows' bass; Dual JL Audio F113 subs rock (HT mode only)
|System Weaknesses:||Need to add serious room treatments.. Room still needs serious 'tweaking'. |
Bass could be be better (main and rear speakers start to roll off significantly below 40 Hz.
Can't afford (yet) to use identical speakers/ICs/cables/amps for multichannel.
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Sharp XV-Z10000 DLP HD2 Front Projector |
Stewart Firehawk 110" screen
Dishnetwork HD811 OTA tuner/satellite receiver
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Oppo 83SE multichannel analog outputs directly to Meitner Switchman for DVD/Blu-ray playback.|
Proceed AVP for DD processing on satellite programming, preamp/DAC output to Meitner Switchman.
Levinson No 336 amps for front/center/rears
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Vienna Acoustic Mahlers (rear)|
Vienna Acoustics Oratorio (center
Two (2) JL Audio F113 subwoofers
Revel B-15 Subwoofer (retired)
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Oppo BDP-83SE Blu-ray/SACD/DVD-A player|
Simmetry DVP Universal player (same as above)
Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player (backup only)
Phillips 962sa DVD-V/MC SACD player (same as above) (interim solution only)
Pioneer Elite DV-05 DVD/CD player (same as above)
Pioneer Elite CLV-53 Laserdisc player
|Other HT Gear:||Bedroom system with:|
Pioneer Elite Kuro Pro-151FD 60" Plasma TV
Revel B15 subwoofer (uses Kuro subwoofer audio output)
LG BH-100 Blu-Ray/HD-DVD HD video combo player
Sony BDPS-550 Blu-ray player
Dishnetwork 722 HD DVR/Receiver