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A Newbie's Poorman's Digs System
Last Update: December 01, 2000 at 07:02:45 IP Address:
Amplifier: *Front* Conrad Johnson MF-2100 (100wpc@8ohm)

*Rear* Conrad Johnson Sonographe SA-250 (100wpc@8ohm)
[Note: have no prob whatsoever to drive Maggies]

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): *Non-dedicated* Denon AVD-2000 DD5.1 processor

Speakers: *Front L/R* Maggies MMGs

*Rear L/R* Maggies MMGs

*Center* None, phantom, plan to get a pair of MG12s as front&rear center

*Subwoofer* Infinity BU-120, plan to get Hsu Research VTF-2

CD Player/DAC: *Video* JVC XV-501BK & HTPC feed (for DVDs)

*Music* None

Turntable/Phono Stage: None
Other Source(s): None
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: *Interconnects* Nordost Black Knight

*Speaker cables* Chris VH's DIY Cat5 all around, 18 conductor each side, pretty impressive and cost effective

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): API Power Pack II
Tweaks: Raised the speaker 22" off the ground (if this is considered a tweak)
Room Size (LxWxH): 17 x 13 x 7
Room Comments/Treatments: carpeted

too lazy to put some treatments, tend to be bright & slap echoes exist.

Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Various, mainly blues.
System Goals/Comments: More a videophile than an audiophile.

Not sure if I'm too poor to start with, or I've become poor because of this hobby?

Goal: ultimate medium small/medium sized room all around system

System Strengths: Transparent and natural, at least to my ears.
System Weaknesses: A lot
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Compaq MP-1600 XGA DLP tweaked.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVD-2000 (DD5.1)

Millenium DTS 2.4.6

Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): same as above
Sources (DVD/VCR): same as above
Other HT Gear: DIY 6.5 ft wide 16:9 screen with masking
Comments on HT System: will definately upgrade the subwoofer into, probably, a pair of Hsu VTF-2

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