Audio Asylum Inmate EMattG's Sony ES, Acoustic Research, & Monster M-Series A/V System

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EMattG's Sony ES, Acoustic Research, & Monster M-Series A/V System
Last Update: August 19, 2001 at 10:54:39 IP Address:
Amplifier: Sony ES V444ES Receiver (120Wx5)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Acoustic Research (Hi-Res Series)

AR3 Towers (w/300W Carver Sufire Amps for 12" Subs) on spikes

AR17 Surrounds

AR4C Center

CD Player/DAC: Sony ES CA80ES 5-disc CD Changer
Other Source(s): Sony ES S9000ES DVD-V/SACD Player
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monster M-Series Interconnects

Monster "New" Original 12ga speaker cables for towers & center speakers (10' each)

Monster XP Series 16ga speaker cables for surrounds (25' each)

Monster Gold Bannana Plugs for all speaker cable connections

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster HTS1000 Line Conditioner

Sony AV2100 Touchscreen Remote

Sennheiser HD600 Headphones

Grado 15' Headphone Extension Cord

Terk AM/FM Q Amplified Antenna

Sanus NF213 Maple wood A/V Stand 1/4" glass shelves for components & 1/2" glass for TV

Bell'O SP200 Surround Stands on spikes

Tweaks: Does anyone have any tweak ideas for my specific setup? Email me.
Room Comments/Treatments: In living room of an 807' sq 2-story loft apartment, it is very open so listing room dimensions is pretty pointless.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): I love all types of music.

I own over 300 CDs & 10 SACDs

The majority of my CD collection is rock.

Also enjoy classic jazz recordings, swing, latin sounds (esp. salsa & flemenco guitar), & electronica.

My very favorite CD is Dave's True Story - Sex Without Bodies...beautiful recording, clever lyrics, great music.

NO 70s "classic" rock please!!

System Goals/Comments: With the technology available today, I am perfectly happy with my system as it is now, I am sure I will do small tweaks here & there though. I saved over $2000 on this system by finding great deals online!
System Strengths: I leave that for you to decide, all I know is I really enjoy it.
System Weaknesses: Line Conditioner...I would like to get the PS Audio P1200 Power Plant instead...anyone want to contribute $$$ to my cause? :-)
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony 32XBR400 Wega EDTV
Sources (DVD/VCR): What's a VCR???
Other HT Gear: I have about 40 DVD movies
Comments on HT System: I'd like to add the Acoustic Research ARS500 Subwoofer (500w 15") someday.
I am very interested in hearing anyones comments or questions about my system.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I have no money left for any other interests!!!I do enjoy good wine, reading, rollerblading, & darts.I'm a Psychology student.

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