Audio Asylum Inmate Brian A's The Speaker Gods System

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Brian A's The Speaker Gods System
Last Update: August 13, 2001 at 00:20:23 IP Address:
Amplifier: Spectron Musician II
500W into 8 ohms, 650W into 4 ohms, no fans.
Switching digital amps sound incredible!
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Adcom GFP750
Passive with remote control
Simple as possible for maximum fidelity
Speakers: Dunlavy Millenniums
Kevazinga wood.
300 Lbs. each, 76 inches tall
20-20KHz +/- 1dB, -2dB@17Hz
five driver, three way speakers
2-10 inches, 2-5 inches, 1-1 inch dome
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD777ES
Super audio CD/CD player
Turntable/Phono Stage: No pops and crackles please.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Dunlavy Z6 speaker cables, 16Ft.
Dunlavy ULC interconnects, 1M
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): None yet
Tweaks: Well, the wife was tweaked by their size at first!
Room Size (LxWxH): 25 x 45 x 12
Room Comments/Treatments: The wife and I have different ideas on this. I have to use the furniture to try to block the first point reflections. I have to move a chair for serious listening, it covers the bottom half of one speaker!
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Dianna Krall, Chesky (really like and great recordings), Lots of 70's and 80's pop rock like Eagles, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac etc. Am starting to get into some Jazz
System Goals/Comments: I spent many months in research. Went from a budget of $4,000 to update my main L/R's (Paradigm Studio 100v2) on my home theater system and ended up with a seperate stereo system after spending over $25,000!!!

I went for an accurate system first. I think it is quite accurate, little did I know how much pleasure it would bring!

System Strengths: The top notch equipment gives unbelievable clean sound. The treble is so crisp, yet not fatiguing. The bass is very very deep, yet it is absolutely clean with no hint of boom or overhang. The bass is so clean you sometimes think it doesn't have bass. The bass is very detailed and you can feel it even at moderate listening levels. With the deeper passages you can feel it more than hear it. The mids are flawless, voices and instruments come across excellent.
System Weaknesses: Huge speakers dominate the large room. Wife was shocked and regretted allowing me to get them. Their looks grew on her and she learned to appreciate the excellent sound. The cost excludes all but the very lucky blessed few.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony 36 XBR250
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon 3300 used as processor
Sunfire Cinema Grand
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Paradigms Front L/R Reference Studio 100 v2
Center Reference Studio CC
Surrounds ADP
Sub Servo 15
Sources (DVD/VCR): California Audio Labs 2500
Comments on HT System: The Sunfire Cinema Grand really improved the sound. At louder listening levels some ear fatigue resulted. With the new amp this harshness went away. The sound was cleaner and sounded better.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: My biggest interest is my wife. Music/DVD movies are my hobbies. My work is electrical engineering in IC design.

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