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|arisetherefore's The Living Room System|
|IP Address: 184.108.40.206||Last Update: December 23, 2007 at 07:30:53|
|Amplifier:||Shanling A3000 Dual mono integrated|
200 wpc into 8 ohms
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||N/A|
|Speakers:||B&W 683 floorstaders 20-120 watts 8ohms|
|CD Player/DAC:||Rotel RCD 1070|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||In the closet for now, but when I do hook it up, It's an old Pioneer PLL 550 direct drive with SUMIKO/OYSTER MM cart. run through the phono stage of an old NAD 3020 integrated.|
|Other Source(s):||Dynaco FM 5 tuner|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Siltech New York IC's |
DIY braided cat5 speaker cable
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Dedicated 20amp power circuit with commercial grade outlet. No other power treatment. Only need to plug in the int. amp and CDP, so the single outlet serves me.|
|Tweaks:||Vibrapods under CDP. System sitting on two birch ply record crates (full of records)which are sitting on a single 1.25" MDF plank which is spiked to the hard wood floor (on nickels)|
The CDP is also sitting on MDF and sometimes I'll weight the top with 20 pounds or-so on top of another piece of MDF cut just for the job.
The B&Ws are spiked with their factory spikes.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||17 ft x 17 ft x 7.5ft|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||24x24x4" ATS bass traps in back corners, 12x24" DIY Absorption panels of 2 inch Owens Corning 705 in four corners. Plants used for dispersion.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||All but Opera, Cock-Rock and Country.|
Particularly like Acoustic Jazz such as Coltrane and Monk, I love Leonard Cohen, Lambchop, Tom Waits, Beefheart, Will Oldahm, Dylan, Schubert Quintets, Beethoven Symphonies, Mozart Piano Concertos, Arvo Part, the AuPairs, Mekons, Greg Brown, Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens.
|System Goals/Comments:||I will achieve a state of satisfaction where I won't be obsessing about acquiring new/better equipment.|
|System Strengths:||My beautiful wife. She supports me in doing what I need to the living room and our bank account (I won't go in to debt for any of this) in service of good sound.|
|System Weaknesses:||Not enough time to listen. I have to go to work.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|TV/Projector:||19 inch curbside feebee CRT in the spare bedroom.|
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|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||cycling-road riding mostly|