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Ware am I's Mid-fi but enjoyable System
IP Address: Last Update: June 17, 2011 at 16:33:47
Amplifier: Parasound HCA-1000a
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Parasound HP-850
Outlaw external crossover
Speakers: Magnapan MMG
Parts express 10 inch sealed sub
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer dv-45a
Need a dac. Using a creative external cheap one at the moment.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Gem sound DJ table from Parts express
Other Source(s): PC(work in progress)/netbook/Sony Walkman
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Dayton Audio Cables and Part express 12 gauge off the spool speaker cables. Have some fancy stuff in basement but it is bi-wire
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster power thing. Like the sequence power off and 1 plug to unplug for storms.
Target (the store) wire rack
Tweaks: Vodka and tonic. Try to keep the cables tidy. Keep the power from rca as best I can.
Room Size (LxWxH): 13.5 x 11.5 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: None bought. Have framed posters and wood blinds behind the speakers. I am a bachelor and my dining room is my listening room. NO WAF. rooms opens up to living room so lots of room volume.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Alternative. Old country and blue grass, SOME rap. Some classical. Fairly diverse.
System Goals/Comments: Make me happy. Try to impress my friends, spread the word.
System Strengths: Not bad for the price. Not bad in general. Does everything well A+ to normal folks. C to C+ to audiophiles.
System Weaknesses: Still futzing with room acoustics. Have a good basic system and now I can experiment.
Finish music PC
Stands for Speakers (cheap)
Remote pre (lazy)
Room treatments-need to experiment with blankets and such first.)
Another sub or DIY open baffle
Dedicated AC circuit
experiment with cables/wire/racks
After that Amp, speakers and back around again.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Hitachi 56 rear projection TV. Hard to justify a new LDC when it works fine. Good picture
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz sr5200- need a new one
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Kirksaeter in front and Radio-shack with the unusual tweeter for surround. Cambridge sound works sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): PS3 and cable box
Comments on HT System: Engrossing enough. Want to combine with subs in listening room. (they are together). It is a second thought. Still want a new receiver and TV though.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: computers-music-movies-learning

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