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FRG7SWL's Vintage Hodge Podge System
IP Address: 75.48.9.165 Last Update: December 11, 2019 at 13:06:14
Amplifier: Sansui 5000x, 60 cap-coupled watts-per-channel of vintage-valve-esque Hafler front channel emulation; Pioneer SA-610, 45 fluoroscan-era wpc's of complementary Hafler rear channel ambiance!
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): OSD Audio Pre-1 pre-amp, 4558DD-topology gain monster; aurally assisted by dbx-118-n-Pioneer RG-9 Dynamic Processor!
Speakers: Hemp-reconed 12" Mesa/Celestion MC-90s, eliciting Electro-Voiced clarity via Celestion craftsmanship; 12" Electro Voice Force-loaded Cerwin Vega cabs, surrounding 12" E.V. Force-loaded Altec Model 9 cab in Hafler front-channel configuration; A Brown Soun-reconed Utility Franken-Advents; 10" Jensen Jet Falcon-loaded ESS Model 10s; 12" Utah Cadence-loaded Sansui CL-470 cabs, providing Hafler rear-channel surround!
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Pitch-controlled Denon DCM-450 for Shure-centric sonics; TASCAM CD-RW900SL, for studio-quality cd playback!
Turntable/Phono Stage: Belt Drive BIC-960, with now-collectable Shure V-15 Type IV Hyper-Elliptical & Micro-Ridge cartridges!
Other Source(s): Akai GX-4000D reel-to-reel tape deck; Marantz Model 5020 cassette tape deck; Sangean HDT-1X tuner; Sony XDR-F1HD tuner; ICOM R-75, Sony ICF-2010, & Yaesu-Musen FRG-7 shortwave receivers; Samsung DTB-H260F, Sony RDR-GX330, & Sony BDP-S360 for video duty!
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Ratio Shaq 16 gauge speaker cable; Calrad interconnects!
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Belkin & Ratio Shaq surge protection; system is housed in & on an auld wooden record cabinet!
Tweaks: Various cap-n-op-amp-n-resistor-n-wire mods where applicable!
Room Size (LxWxH): 15ft x 15ft x 13ft
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues, Boogie, Classical, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, R&B, R&R Auldies, Soul; Bop to Pop to Hip-Hop & Beyond!!!
System Goals/Comments: Vintage audiophile pretensions satiated via audio hobbyist pragmatism!
System Strengths: Does a superb job with home theatre audio as well in Haflerized configuration; those MC-90s, E.V. Forces, Utility Advents, Jensen Jet Falcons, & Utah Cadences excel in bass-to-midrange tonal transition; so mid-range drivers-n-subwoofs knead knot apply!
System Weaknesses: Still bereft snob appeal!
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 32" Philips & 20" Philips, digitally emulating classique RCA colour; 27" digital-broadcast-compatible Sharp!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Indoctrinated into audio & shortwave hobby by various Air Force tech sarges whilst impressionable brat; retired printer; sports junkie; KDVS community volunteer; KVMR/KCPC broadcaster & community volunteer!!!

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