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|shuang's HT/Audio System System||
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|Last Update: March 26, 2006 at 19:22:26||IP Address: 220.127.116.11|
|Amplifier:||Rotel RMB-1095, 200W X 5|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Conrad-Johnson 17LS for 2-channel with Anthem AVM-20 for HT. HT bypass on CJ allows two systems to be combined.|
|Speakers:||Wilson Benesch Discovery|
|CD Player/DAC:||Marantz SA-14 (modified by Tube Research Labs)|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Oracle Delphi Mk-III (current in mothballs due to young kids).|
|Other Source(s):||AMCRON FM-1 Tuner|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Kimber Kable 8TC (front biwired,center) 4TC (surrounds), HomeGrown Audio SilverLace RCA ICs (in kit form) for CD and prepro to amp, terminated with Eichmann Silver Bullet plugs. Belden 82959 DIY ICs for subwoofer.|
Quick Silver Gold silver contact enhancer applied to all bare wire and connectors.
All cables have been cryogenically treated.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Three dedicated AC circuits to feed the system. Monster HTS3500 for non-critical components (excludes amp,prepro,CD). Bybees inside main speakers. Bybees inside selected PCs. Furutech FP3G gold plated outlets. Furutech gold plated IECs in amplifier and preprocessor.|
CryoClear Silver-2 power cables on all equipment.
|Tweaks:||Symposium-style isolation platforms. Lots and lots of Stillpoints ERS selectively applied to power supplies/transformers, digital components to reduce RF/EMI.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||16.5 x 12.5 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Made a set of bass traps to reduce standing waves.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Female vocalists. Starting to appreciate Jazz.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Best value for the money, high-end system.|
|System Strengths:||Good HT without compromising two channel music reproduction.|
Room is acoustically isolated from the rest of the house so I can play HT/music loud without disturbing the kids.
|System Weaknesses:||Room size a bit too small. I wish the room was 3.5 feet longer, 3 feet wider. I would then be at the 'golden ratio' room dimensions.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Toshiba 57HX81 HDTV|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Paradigm Reference Studio CC v2. Paradigm Performance ADP-170 for surround. M&K subwoofer.|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Panasonic RP-82 Progressive Scan DVD|
JVC HR6900 SVHS
|Other HT Gear:||Scientific Atlanta 8300HD HDTV Personal Video Recorder|
|Comments on HT System:||HDTV does not have DVI/HDCP digital video inputs. HDTV is also too thick (27') so it affects imaging for 2ch music reproduction.|
|URL Link: http://www.cryoclear.com|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||3 kids keeps me occupied.|
In spare time, tweaking/upgrading my HT system.