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richsfish's Family room System
Last Update: January 02, 2002 at 06:16:54 IP Address:
Amplifier: Adcom GFA 555 MkII
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Electonic Tonalities Foreplay, with Anticipation, Sweet Whispers, and Hovland Output caps upgrades
Speakers: Mains: Magnepan MMGs,
Subs: Mirage BPS 150i, Mirage BPS 100, Energy e:xl8
Center: Energy e:xlC
Rear: Polk S6
BPS 150i is paired with MMGs,e:Xl8 is paired with center, BPS100 is hooked to sub out.
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-C555ES
Turntable/Phono Stage: None
Other Source(s): Magnavox digital cable box (for movies and music channels)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: SPKRs: MIT Terminator 2 to MMGs
Audioquest Type 4 to CTR, 12 g generic to rears.
Monster I400, Monster M550i, MIT (don't know model) coax digital, Silver Audio Silver Bullet 4.0s, Kimber Hero
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster HTS(2000? - the 12 outlet one)power strip/conditioner
Tweaks: BDR cones under amp,Vibrapods where ever I feel like putting them for a change.
Room Size (LxWxH): 13 x 12 x 8-12
Room Comments/Treatments: Cieling is vaulted. There are artificial trees and plants behind and around the MMGs
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 60 pct acoustic jazz, 25 pct classical, 15 pct rock/pop
System Goals/Comments: To forget the electronics and listen to the music.
System Strengths: Very detailed and intimate
System Weaknesses: Lately, I'm quite happy with it.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony 32 inch XBR oak console cabinet
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR-1800 DD/DTS receiver as front left/right source into Foreplay. Center and rears driven directly from receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mains: MMGs
Ctr: Energy e:xLc Rear: Polk S6
Subs: as above
Sources (DVD/VCR): Denon DVD-1500 digital out to AVR-1800.
A basic stereo VCR
Other HT Gear: Digital cable box - too bad it only has analog outputs, limiting me to Dolby ProLogic
Comments on HT System: I love this system. The musical detail of the MMGs really makes a movie come alive. The mirage Bipolar subs are very tight and fast and have great volume for this smallish room
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Tropical fish - hence the "richsfish"

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