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|Skooks's Skooks' System System||
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|Last Update: March 22, 2005 at 15:13:42||IP Address: 188.8.131.52|
|Amplifier:||Audio Research VSi55 Integrated Amp.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None — Integrated.|
|Speakers:||Pair DynAudio Audience 52SE monitor speakers on DynAudio stands filled with lead/sand.|
Von Schweikert VR-S/1 Subwoofer.
|CD Player/DAC:||Philips DVD 963SA SACD/CD audio & DVD video player modified by Reference Audio Mods.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker cables — Lowes 6 guage copper wire terminated by Vampire with their best spades.|
Interconnect — custom made with Audio Consulting 24 AWG silver wire inside a cotton sleeve with Eichmann Copper RCA Phono Plugs.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||(2) APS Line Conditioners|
|Tweaks:||CD stand is a 4" thick maple block sitting on a Sound Anchor dampened amp stand with spikes. 2" solid brass spikes are used under the CD player, and brass weights on top. KT-88 tubes replace the 6550 tubes in the ARC VSi55 integrated amp. This produced a warmer midrange, as well as better defined bass.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||15' x 18' x 11'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Room is built in the attic with sloping ceiling and odd angles. The floor is 2 layers of 5/8" plywood covered with carpet over pad. Walls and ceiling are 5/8" sheetrock. Heavy draw curtain covers TV screen (which is built into a wall cavity) when listening to music.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical, Country, Pop, Jazz, light Rock, Spiritual|
|System Goals/Comments:||To have an outstanding 2 channel music and video system without breaking the bank.|
|System Strengths:||Outstanding soundstage with very natural portrayals of vocals and instruments. The dynamics are awesome with very quick and defined bass response.|
|System Weaknesses:||36" HDTV has great picture quality, but is a little small... I would like to have about twice the size in a plasma model.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Toshiba 36" Cinema Series High Definition TV.|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Sony SAT-HD200 High Definition Digital TV Satellite Receiver.|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Same as the audio system.|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Same as the audio system.|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Retired airline captain and check airman.|
Other hobbies: Digital photography and Mac computers.