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|Thorsten's The Living Room System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||Last Update: June 04, 2019 at 01:31:50|
|Amplifier:||iFi Retro Stereo 50 |
upgraded with NOS ECF82 & NOS EL84 and Elna Silmic & Panasonic Os-Con Electrolytic Capacitors, Silver Coupling Capacitors and ALPS Blue Volume Control
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Integrated in Retro Stereo 50|
|Speakers:||iFi Retro LS-3.5 7 pairs stacked as line source plus dual custom subs (10" Dynaudio Woofer plus generic Plate-amp)|
|CD Player/DAC:||Integrated in Retro Stereo 50, AV Server used as transport|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Non at current (in storage with LP's)|
|Other Source(s):||Non at current|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||iFi Retro Speaker Cables|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Prototype iFi Power Station power duistribution|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||8m x 3.8m x 2.5m|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||No acoustic treatment. |
Open plan living/dining/kitchen set-up.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||I only know two kinds of music - music I like and music I don't like. |
I listen to almost anything, except vegetarian grindcore (progressive? - eat my shorts!), Phillip Glass and other annoying/atonal stuff.
|System Goals/Comments:||Give musical enjoyment. |
Offer realistic, immediate but unfatigued sound.
|System Strengths:||Realism, Bandwidth, Macro & Microdynamics, Soundscaping, simply sound good and engaging.|
|System Weaknesses:||Not much, could perhaps have a touch more detail, the Sub could go a little lower, but who cares?|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||50" Plasma TV (non-brand, very good though)|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Non - all audio straight through the 2 Channel system via "virtual dolby surround"|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||non|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Media Server plays Videos from HDD and DVD's, in principle Blue-Ray is possible, but I do not have a suitable drive fitted, plays bluray rips in 1080P gloriously|
|Other HT Gear:||non|
|Comments on HT System:||It gives a big picture (50") to a big sound|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Rejected Knowledge, Science, Philosphy, music, comparative religeous studies, cute girls|