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Markeneret 's Garage Glory System
IP Address: Last Update: June 10, 2014 at 22:01:40
Amplifier: Crown Macro Reference Studio Amp
1100 watts / ch into 4 0hms
damping factor = 20,000
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Placette Audio passive line stage
Speakers: Magnepan 1.6QR
DIY crossover, bolted & braced to concrete floor,coverless, vibration dampening material
CD Player/DAC: 1996 Harmon / Kardon FL 8450 Five disk changer. With MYDAC Dac . Both on DIY seismic isolation (inner tube, roller balls)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP 12
Ittok tone arm
Lyra Delos Moving Coil Cartridge
Lingo MC pre pre amp
Linto Motor Power supply
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: All Speltz anti-cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Standesign racks. Dedicated power circuits, cryo plugs
Tweaks: DIY seismic isolation, bolted speakers to floor
Room Size (LxWxH): 22 x 22 x 11
Room Comments/Treatments: 67 Tube traps
Auralex T Fusors, LENYRDS
Sonic padding (2")
DIY Helmholtz corner resonators
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): jazz, classical, folk,bluegrass,Eva Cassidy, Chesky records,Memoirs of a Geisha, Holly Cole,David Sanborn,Massive Attack,Mozart, Bach,Wolves Soundtrack,Allison Krause,Dire Straits, Steely Dan,Rickie Lee Jones, Alan Parsons, Traffic, Savoy Brown
System Goals/Comments: Need to adjust my toe-in so that the good bass sitting position matches the best image/tonality listening position. A mere 1" toe-in change should do it. BUT I bolted and braced the speakers to a concrete floor. So this is a bigger project than I currently want to mess with. But I eventually will...
System Strengths: Enveloping, good separation and detail, large stage, holographic center image, nice ambience. The bass has impact and tightness, though not the earth-plumbing organ bass that some systems can produce.
System Weaknesses: Hard to find. The bass is nearing 50K, but could be better, I suppose. I'd like to raise the height of the image with some front-wall ceiling mounted tube traps. Perhaps change out my DIY tube traps for real ones, if I had the cash. Upgrade the MC pre amp to a tube model ? Hmmm...
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 50" 1080P
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Onkyo SR 607
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): HSU research L/R/C . Sony $ 25 rear and surrounds
Outlaw Audio 12" sub LFM-1 Plus
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic Blu Ray BD-35
Other HT Gear: Audioquest cabling
DIY seicmic isolation under DVD player
16" ASC tube traps ( 1 in each corner)
Auralex T-fusors on back wall for diffusion
Comments on HT System: Tight defined, impactful bass !
Used Cardas positioning and crawled around floor with Sub on listening chair. High sloped ceiling works well for stage image. w/system on low ceiling side.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Philosophy,nature, acoustics, gardening, lighting,fish, water features,guitar, harmonica. Work as a college AV technician.

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