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DeKay's Hide-A-Way System
IP Address: Last Update: August 24, 2019 at 09:49:27
Amplifier: Bottlehead Paramour 2A3 mono blocks.

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Bottlehead Foreplay.

Speakers: Stephens Tru-sonic 80FR single 8" drivers.

Elac S517 8" drivers -w- whizzers.

Vintage baby Acousti-Craft bass-reflex cabinets set up for 8" drivers.

CD Player/DAC: CAL Icon MkII.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD-125 MkII/SME 3009II/Grado Silver/Ortofon F15E MkII with Musical Fidelity V-LPS phono preamplifier.
Other Source(s): Pioneer PDR-W839 (CDR).
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 47 Labs OTA speaker cable/interconnects.

BMI Whale Elite and Absolute power cords.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Two Monster HTS2000 power conditioners (one used for digital only).

Studio Tech PA-04 rack.

Neuance shelves (2) under CD/LP decks.

Hubbell 5362 & 8300 outlets.
Tweaks: Studio Tech rack was mig welded into a one piece frame (stock form is a bolt together design).

The electronics are located in a hallway closet that runs behind the speaker wall (speaker cables go through the wall into the living room and power is supplied to the closet by the power conditioners).
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 18 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: 'U' shaped 1960's room (1/3 is the dining/kitchen area).

Plaster floors are carpeted (rugs then cover the carpet).

2 1/2 walls are covered with books and the rest of the walls/doors display paintings/art (very cluttered).
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Everthing except later R&R, Metal and Rap.
System Goals/Comments: I would like to build new cabinets for the vintage Monarch/Coral drivers.

Ditto for the Stephens which could also use better cabs.

Rearrange system with the tube gear located above the rack on a wall shelf.

System Strengths: Pretty...
System Weaknesses: Ugly.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 20" flatscreen
Sources (DVD/VCR): Philips DVP3140
Other HT Gear: Not HT (music only):

Sharp SD-EX111 all-in-one CD/AM/FM/integrated amp mated with Polk RT15i speakers.

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