|ParloFax's audio-rig-wannabe System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: October 25, 2012 at 04:57:28|
|Amplifier:||Pioneer SX-535 receiver and/or Marantz SR 2000 receiver... Can't decide so far which one I'll keep... Really like that midrange control on the 'Rantz!|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||none|
|Speakers:||Dynaco A25 (8 ohms) speaker cabinets|
MB Quart Phone 35X headset
|CD Player/DAC:||Pioneer PD-4050|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Thorens TD-166 MKII (all stock), w/ Audio Technica AT14 cartridge w/ ATN13EaX stylus, Tri Pad platter mat in place of stock mat - tonearm set parallel (w/ most LPs).|
|Other Source(s):||Cassette deck, Technics (Panasonic) RS-276US|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||A new thrift shop find: some Monster, biggie "gold" speaker cables... For the life of me I can't hear the diff. with my previous 18 ga run-of-the mill cables...|
- bottom board taken off, replaced with a piece of MDF board; feet are 4 halves of squash balls
- Holes in platter filled with silicone.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||20 ft x 12 ft x 8 ft|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Regular vinyl-on-wood flooring on concrete basement. No carpet. Speakers sit on slag-type concrete blocks, 18 in. high, set vertically. Good floor isolation.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||rock, jazz, classical|
|System Goals/Comments:||Reduce surface noise of used LPs.|
(New LPs sound is very satisfying to me within the limits.)
Bass response (given small speakers).
Good sound given anarchic-type and too deep music room. Satisfying sound on headphones.
|System Weaknesses:||Surface noise of used LPs. Hairline scratches still difficult to ignore. Brightness on new MB Quart headphones, though much more musical and "relax" than previous Koss set.|
|Video/HT System: None|