|hifitommy's tommy's stuff System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: May 27, 2012 at 06:54:47|
|Amplifier:||adcom 555II (200wpc, high current), spectro-acoustics P 202 waiting in the wings.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||arc sp3a1 (upgraded to sp3c by arc), soundcraftsmen 2215 as backup|
|Speakers:||fried model h sub (flat to 16Hz, alternate=Hsu vtf2 sub, currently using maggie MMGs, alternatively with spendor s3/5s (84db sens), ratshack minimus 7s (for dynaquad rear, damn good for the money!,spendor s3/5s in the front currently in use, infinity primus 150s resting. fried model RIIs (resting), great down to their40hz limit. nht absolute zero mini monitors sold to joe linder.|
maggie MMGs resting for now
|CD Player/DAC:||marantz dv6001 on the advice of tas, sony ns500v (tas advice) dvd/sacd/cdp,philips cdr/audio alchemy dac in the box, dde 3.0 to take its place for its hdcd capability (someday).|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||primary:sota sapphire/sumiko premier mmt. alternates: pioneer PLL1000a (same as phase linear linear tracking tt, mapleknoll athena (in mothballs), recently reacquired my old kenwood kd500/grace 707 which i had the speed variation fixed at the Audio Specialist in studio city calif (thanks bruce and john), acquired a black grace 707 now waiting for me to get off my ass and mount it, about six carts mounted on universal headshells for the sota and pioneer, mirage (not canadian mirage) stepup, ortofon t20 txrmr, and jean hiraga battery powered pre-preamp, and now in use is my marcof PPA-1 (best of the lot)|
cartridges:FR1 IIIf, atML170(also have the 150 stylus-nos), ortofon mc200, krell kc100, shure v15Vxmr, grace f9e and f9L, stanton 881s (new stylus), sumiko blue point orig with aluminum block mod, XLMII given to me by stringplay, NIB oc9II. desire to have ortofon Kontrapunkt b.
currently using soundcraftsmen 2217, still good after all these years of setting idle.
|Other Source(s):||sangean hd tuner, teac 4010gsl, sony 3 head w/ dolby S (THE best noise reduction system i have EVER used PERIOD, and about 5k LPs, 1.5k RBCDs, 60 SACDs, maybe more.|
airport express used for routing my computer online listening through itunes.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||spks: kimber 8tc (20'), previously aq type 4. interconnects: aq ruby, turquoise, kimber pbj, various others bought used. also, a $1k pair of acoustic zen silver ICs won at the LA/OC audio society meeting.|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||dynaco QD1 series IIL for ambience retrieval, set so rears barely audible, center not used for music. gorilla racks from costco for equip. rigid and the silver/black pebbled finish isnt bad at all.|
|Tweaks:||dynaquad via QD1 (panor corp version) for ambience retrieval. 4 inflatable arm floaties from toysRus under PLL100a tt (but since, i have found more durable cloth covered ones), sorbo half domes under kd500. watts preener, ratshack cf brush, stylast and discwasher stylus brushes, magic eraser (cleanest styli ever), signet rca cleaning tools (indispensable).|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||16' x 16' x vaulted, 7' in rear, 10' in front|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||need to reduce echoes. have cathedral ceiling.|
seems less affected with the MMGs.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||JAZZ, rock, classical, eclectic other choices (ever heard of trilok gurtu or erik traffaz?). approx 4-5k LPs, 1.5k cd/sacds, 200 open reel titles, lots of cassettes for the car, some are commercial(not home made)|
|System Goals/Comments:||got a decoursey xover for fried sub-S3/5s, kronheit unit as well.|
|System Strengths:||deep bass, smooth freq resp, imaging, immersion, and about 5k LPs, and great sourcing for used music here in LA!|
|System Weaknesses:||ultimate dynamic range (probably not possible without horns)|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||50'sony grand wega LCD projection hd monitor|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||nuforce avp 16, used mostly for switching sources, dynaquad QD1 IIIL for surround, fronts run directly off adcom amp.|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Hsu vtf2,fried model h sub (flat to 16Hz)(resting in wait for another B200), currently using maggie MMGs, alternatively with spendor s3/5s (84db sens), ratshack minimus 7s (for dynaquad rear).|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||hf vcr/cdr, sony ns500v, marantz 6001, philips cdr, LG bluray player w/wireless connection.|
|Other HT Gear:||dvr in twc cable box, panasonic vcr/dvdr combo, LG bluray/netflix player w/wireless.|
|Comments on HT System:||it will do|
|URL Link: http://its coming-hifitommy.com|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||nuc med tech, lecher, live in shakey sylmar, ca-originally from buffalo, ny, a member of the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society= www.laocas.com.|