|Last Update: January 03, 2000 at 22:21:13||IP Address: 188.8.131.52|
|Amplifier:||HF amp: Home made amp using a variation of B&K ST140 circuit pumped up to deliver 500W into 4 ohms.|
SUB amp: Carver M1.0t
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Home made amp using with ALPS pots, poly caps and MIL spec opamps. 2 way passive 6db XO at 60Hz built in to preamp. Hence preamp feeds power amps directly via HF and LF outputs.|
SUB: 2 Audio Concepts DV12 in 150 liter sealed box (per channel) about 90db/1W. Each driver has one voice coil shorted as this reduces Q by about 10%.
Satellite: 2 Scan Speak 18W8546 woofers and 1 2905-9900 tweeter in MTM about 91db/1W. 2 way crossover about 2000Hz.
|CD Player/DAC:||Meracus Tanto|
|Other Source(s):||Pioneer CT93|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Tanto to Preamp: Straightwaire Solo|
Preamp to power amps: AFA (local house brand from Singapore)
Tape loop, and processor loops: Home made Belden using 83322 and 89259 respectively.
Speaker wire: Apature (unfortunately I ran this wire through floor and wall and now can't change it). If I could I'd change to Kimber 8TC/4TC.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Home made 3KVA power conditioner for power amps and 1KVA conditioner for all other electronics.|
|Tweaks:||For making tapes for car:|
ADC 525X equalliser,
DBX 1BXds dynamic range expander/compressor,
and Carver C9 Sonic Hologram Generator.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||18 x 16 x 9|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Nothing special. System is in Bedroom.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Rock from 60s, 70s and 80s.|
Jazz and Classical.
|System Goals/Comments:||Detail without making it tiring to listen to. Tight bass without the boom but at the same time no SPL limitation.|
|System Strengths:||Midrnage and HF. Scan Speak makes great drivers.|
|System Weaknesses:||Bass. Bass below 100Hz if difficult to control. To add to this every recording engineer mixes differently and I am going crazy trying to compensate.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Toshiba 34" (ask my wife)|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Yamaha RX592 (I think) 100W X 5|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||5 x JBL Pro III|
2 sub each using 2 x Vifa M22WR-09 in isobraic sealed box for compactness corner loaded to extend bass to the 40s.
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Pioneer CLD909|
Panasoic VCR "625" something
|Comments on HT System:||Bass is not impressive but better than most 2 way speakers. Sometimes I miss the JBL 2245 12 cu. ft. bass bins (XO at 63Hz and powered by a fan cooled Adcom GFA 555) that I had before marriage but for most TV listening the 8" Vifa woofers are ok.|
The Pro III (and I suspect the Control 1) are very good value for money. Are they still available for USD 200/pr? They are small, wall mountable, and have decent dynamic range (above 70Hz).
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Occupation: manage computer software company.|
Hobbies: tennis, skiing, sailing.