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Jim D.'s Main System
IP Address: 166.19.202.111 Last Update: January 25, 2019 at 08:47:10
Amplifier: Fist Watt M2 clone, Direct coupled 2A3 amps. Crest pro audio amp and active crossover for tapped horns
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Passive TVC with TX102s from Bent Audio in front of diy 4P1L linestage (thanks Kevin Carter) with Lundahl outputs.
Speakers: Edgar horns w/JBL 2441 and genuine JBL diaphragms, mid-bass FL straight horns with Great Plains 515 woofers, and tapped horns using Eminence Definimax 12" drivers
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Marantz SA8004 used for SACDs and redbook (use Marantz internal DAC for PC music).
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Scout II w/JMW-9 arm, Dynavector DV-20X2 moving coil, Bob's Devices Sky 20, Parasound Halo JC3 junior phono stage and too may frigging interconnects!
Other Source(s): Blue Sound node
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas speaker wire and ICs, Some Kimber, Deuland 16 ga.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Separate power source to room. Upgraded receptacles, Triode Wire Labs power cables
Tweaks: Heavy duty rack, Jon Risch sound panels
Room Size (LxWxH): 32 x 16 x 8
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): A little of everything, 70s/80s rock, all jazz, small scale ensemble recordings, some new age stuff.
System Goals/Comments: Dynamics at low distortion, retrieval of detail, gives you the urge to get up and dance! Big and deep soundstage.
System Strengths: All the above. Bass with the tapped horns is audio nirvana! Only thing I don't tweak these days.
System Weaknesses: Size! Big and heavy! Horn setup needs a larger room to sound good.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: BenQ DLP HD projector and 120" powered screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR6008
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Klipsch
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-103
Comments on HT System: Only for movies
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Mechanical engineer working in defense industry

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