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|Last Update: November 18, 2005 at 20:16:24||IP Address: 22.214.171.124|
|Amplifier:||Phase Linear 400 - 200WRMS (min.) into 8 ohms, Bogen CHB-100 (two of these) - 100W (not certain if this is peak, or RMS; I suspect the former) into 8 ohms,|
Sherwood S-7900 receiver
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Speakers:||Home-made: bass-reflex cabinets with 15'|
woofers, 19' x 8' compression horn midrange
and 12' x 4' piezo horn tweeters. Plenty of
clutter nearby reduces standing waves
|CD Player/DAC:||Sony CDP-C900|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Thorens TD-160 with Shure V15-III cartridge|
Dual 512 - no cartridge yet
|Other Source(s):||Tascam 34B 4-track reel to reel|
Teac A-4300 reel to reel
Teac A-660 cassette deck
Kenwood KX-77CW dual cassette deck
Sunn MX-4108 eight channel mixing board
Tascam M-208 eight channel mixing board
Heathkit microphone mixing board (rotten
specs, but I assembled it myself :-)
etc... Almost forgot: an EchoAudio Mia-MIDI
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Copper wire of an electically suitable|
gauge, spiral sheilding, etc.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||None at this time, other than voltage spike|
protection in the power strips.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||30 x 20 x 7|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Plenty of clutter to help reduce standing |
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Varied; music from classical to country and|
rock (up the late 1980's - any rock after
that sounds like horrid noise to my ears), show tunes,
etc. Favorites include Loreen McKennitt (I only have this on CDs, not vinyl, alas),
Beetles, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London,
Wagner, Frank Zappa, Rocky Horror Picture
Show, Mahler's Symphony No. 1 (and other
pastoral music with distant horn calls, etc.), Faith Hill, Fleetwood Mac, etc.
Rumors exist that I may have a few disco
albums, but such rumors may possibly be
|System Goals/Comments:||To upgrade my woofers to have larger fmax|
and to lower the low-end response from
25HZ down to less than 20Hz). Also need to
replace the filter caps in the Phase Linear
400 with larger caps and add a three-wire
power cord, replace old electrolytic caps
in the Bogens and add an electronic crossover
for biamping the system.
|System Strengths:||It sounds reasonably good to my ears; fairly|
good bass, clear and strong midrange presence, crystal-clear highs.
|System Weaknesses:||Bass could be a bit deeper; need to replace |
the woofers. Highs are reasonably good, but still not quite what they could be, so
I'll probably try different drivers on the
tweeter horns. Could also use some work
on the lower-midrange, so I may add cabints with eight to ten inch midrange
drivers for the 400Hz to 600Hz range, or else
upgrade to better compression horn
drivers for midrange horns.
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Electronic music/DIY synthesis, equestrian|
activities, vintage computers, writing.