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|theaudiohobby's My 2ch Rig System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||Last Update: July 04, 2010 at 07:59:35|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Quad 99 CD-Pre (Digital Switching)|
|CD Player/DAC:||Sony DVP9100ES|
Quad 99 CD-Pre
|Other Source(s):||DVB-T Television/Radio Receiver (used as digital radio tuner), Laptop|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Chevin audio speaker cables.|
Chevin audio power cable
Unbranded speaker cables.
Belkin digital interconnects
Belkin RCA interconnects
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Clearlight Aspekt rack|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||13'2'' x 13'2'' x 7'7"|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||The room is L shaped (5'8' X3'7' cutout) which makes speaker positioning rather tricky. I noticed that the speakers perform reasonably well when placed about 3 ft away from the back wall. Laminated flooring with small centre rug. Large Canvas on the front wall.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical, Orchestral, Jazz, Rock,Latin, Oriental, hip pop, soul and Reggae.|
|System Goals/Comments:||CD/DVD and Radio are connected to Digital Preamp via SPDIF. Laptop via USB/TeraDak 96K USB Audio|
Digital Preamp connection to Analog preamp via RCA.
|System Strengths:||Sublime and gets out of the way of the music.|
This combo is great for large orchestral recordings as large forces sound dynamic and uncompressed (recording allowing) acoustic music sound utterly natural and this sense of naturalness is not at the expense of poor recordings as pop/rock recordings still sound very good within their limits of the respective recordings.
System plays music superbly with a poise and a natural sense of balance and ease, low noise floor, reference class refinement and timing, superb transparency without an exaggerated sense of detail, smooth treble. And there is no grain and etch and bass is controlled on large orchestral forces.
|System Weaknesses:||Lack of adequate acoustical treatments. And curtailed soundstage depth as a result of non-optimal speaker positions.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Samsung SV603BS - VCR Player|
Samsung HD950 Universal Player