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|Roy3's Main 2 channel System|
|Last Update: January 06, 2003 at 12:11:34||IP Address: 126.96.36.199|
|Amplifier:||4 Aragon Palladium II monoblocks (each 600 watts into 4 ohms|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Balanced Audio Technology BAT VK-50SE|
|Speakers:||Bi-amped Magnepan MG20.1's|
|CD Player/DAC:||Balanced Audio Technology BAT VK-D5SE|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Stanton STR8-80 (need to upgrade)|
No phono stage yet
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Nothing special|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||next on the list|
|Tweaks:||Mye Audio speaker stands for the MG 20.1's|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||18 feet x 18 feet x 10 feet|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||"A" - frame ceiling. 10 feet at center. 6 feet on one side, 4 feet on the other.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Acoustic guitar - Tony Rice, Norman Blake|
Acoustic jazz - Bella Fleck and the Flecktones.
Light Jazz Vocal - Diana Krall.
Some instrumental bluegrass.
Classical: Mozart piano concertos, sonatas, and opera. Beethoven.
|System Goals/Comments:||Wide, deep sound stage with excellent imaging. Best possible reproduction of acoustiic strings, piano.|
|System Strengths:||All the above. The combination of a front end using tubes in both the CD player and preamp feeding very clean and powerful solid state amps, operating in Class A up to 125 watts in a bi-amped configuration, gives remarkable results.|
|System Weaknesses:||BIG speakers. Amps come with a complimentary hernia. No need to heat room with amps running. WAF of "zero" hence need for a seperate and private room. (works for me!) Need to add vinyl.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||50" Pioneer Plasma (503CMX)|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Dennon 2803 (used as a preprocessor only)|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||5 Mackie 824 studio reference monitors, each individually biamped with 150 w and 100 w internal amps. (total system power of 1,250 watts)|
Infinity 10" sub 150 watts
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||DVD, Cable HDTV|
|Other HT Gear:||32" standard TV for 4X3 material|
|Comments on HT System:||The bi-amped Mackie speakers give incredible impulse response. The sound of bullets wizzing by and explosions still makes me duck ! The Normandy landing scene from "Saving Private Ryan", at reference level, is almost too real to watch/listen.|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Astronomy, Ham Radio (K4EEG), play guitar and 5 string banjo. Retired.|