|SteveLim's Home System Setup System|
|IP Address: 126.96.36.199||Last Update: March 24, 2014 at 18:15:32|
|Amplifier:||BRYSTON 7B-SST Monoblocks 600W/Ch Power Amplifier|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||BRYSTON BHA-1 Headphones Amp & Preamplifier|
|Speakers:||Professional Monitors Company FB-1|
(2-Way Transmission-Line Floorstander)
|CD Player/DAC:||dCS Puccini CD/SACD Player|
dCS Puccini U-Clock
|Other Source(s):||Modified Philips DVP532 DVD-player|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||VH Audio Chela Speaker cable.|
DIYed Belden 89259 Interconnect with Cardas plugs.
Purchased ChrisVH Pulsar Interconnect with Silver Bullet-Plug (1m Cyro'd) for Source-to-Preamp connection.
DIYed ChrisVH CAT5 27pair with Cardas Spades speakercable(for Mids/Low)
DIYed Cat5 in Starquad twisted construction (8pair) with Cardas Bannana-Plugs speakercable (for highs).
DIYed ChrisVH Flavor-2 (using on Belden 83802 cable) for Amplifier.
Puchased ChrisVH assembled Flavor-2 (Non-Cryo'd) and Gold Flavor-4 (Cryo'd) for CD-Player and Preamp respectively.
DIYed Extension Cord (from wall-socket to distribution-plug) based on ChrisVH Flavor-2 with slight modifications :
(a) Double runs of Belden83802 for Hot/Neutral
(b) Aluminium-Foil and Tinned-Copper Braid shielding built around the Rubber-Hose and grounded at the wall-socket end only.
(c) The Ground-Wire spirals outside this foil-braid shield with a Ferrite-Clamp at the Distribution-Rack end.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Audioprism Quietlines on mains line immediately parallel to system , also at refrigerator.|
DIYed Filters (using X1 and X2 safety-rated Caps) spread around the house.
Preamp and Amp seperately sit on spikes on the floor (solid concrete flooring).
CD-Player sit on DIY-Rollerblocks also on concrete floor.
|Tweaks:||Sandbag on top of CD player.|
CD Player on DIY Rollerblocks (using Steel-Bearings and Spoon sitted on Cement with embedded layers of Bitumen-Damping-Strips ; and standing on 3x nails partially embedded in the concrete to serve as spikes foot).
Auricap 0.47uF/600V added at Mains inlet inside CDPlayer, Amplifier and Distribution-Rack.
Ferrite Clamps used ONLY on CDPlayer mains-cord.
Ferrite-Clamps also used ONLY on the return path of the speakercable just at the Amplifier connection.
Ferrite-Rings used at various appliances around the house. Only on selected areas of the system (as mentioned above) after careful listening.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||8m x 3m x 2.5m|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Diffuser on Front-Wall.|
Ecophon Panels on Ceiling
Bass Traps at corners of room
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz Music/Vocals|
Classical (esp. Piano Concertos)
|System Goals/Comments:||To achieve a palpable and realistic reproduction of instruments/voices/soundstage.|
|System Strengths:||Good (big) soundstage , especially for large Orchestral music and Big Band.|
|System Weaknesses:||Sub-Bass/Low-Bass details|
|Video/HT System: None|
|TV/Projector:||Philips 42' Plasma 42PF9966 with Pixel-Plus-2, Active-Control and Ambilight features)|