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alaskahiatt's alaskahiatt System
IP Address: Last Update: June 14, 2023 at 09:01:15
Amplifier: Denon AVR1010 Receiver
N.E.W. A-20 Main Amp
Hsu Electronic Crossover to Stereo Subs
2nd system: Yamaha CR-2020 receiver,
Dahlquist DQ10 crossover, NAD 2600A sub amp if passive subs are used.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: PSB A Main Speakers
Hsu HSW10 Subwoofer X 2
2nd system: Hitachi HS-500, waiting to install pair of M&K V-125 subs
CD Player/DAC: 1st system: Sony DVP S7000 DVD/CD Player modified with Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista DAC
2nd system: Pioneer DV59AVi
Turntable/Phono Stage: AR-XA Turntable stock w/Shure M97xE cartridge and Jico SAS stylus
Panasonic SP10 Turntable w/Rabco SL-8E tonearm and AR-XA with Shure M97xe
2nd system: Technics SL-1700 MKII with AT 760slc cartridge or Thorens TD160 with Shure V15III cartridge
Other Source(s): BBK988 DVD/CD Player for modern/foreign DVDs and
Panasonic BD85 Bluray
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Homemade Radio Shack twisted 18ga solid core speaker cables
LAT Interconnects
2nd system: Radio Shack Auvio interconnects and Radio Shack square, silver coated pure copper, speaker wire
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 1st system: modified Power Wedge conditioner
2nd system: ACE 515 conditioner for sources only
Tweaks: Vibrapods under turntable
2nd system: Warner vibration pads under turntables, dedicated circuit for stereo
Room Size (LxWxH): 36 x 18 x 8-14var
Room Comments/Treatments: floor carpeted both systems, but 2nd system has shallow wood flooring on concrete below carpet
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Singer/Songwriter Celtic Folk
Hawaiian Slack Key
Acoustic blues
System Goals/Comments: New circuits for audio only w/line conditioner followed by installation of new amp/preamp(have), new DAC(have), new phono preamp(have), new turntable and cartridge(have), new speakers(have), and new interconnects(have).
System Strengths: 1st system: It's okay and subs are great
2nd system: good detail with ambiance retrieval. Bass has good detail. More dynamics than 1st system
System Weaknesses: 1st system: Plenty
2nd system: needs more bass foundation, more bloom in the mids
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 1st system: Samsung 32" TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR1010 Prologic Surround
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): PSB center speaker X 2
Bic Venturi V62 rear speaker X 2
Sources (DVD/VCR): 1st system: Sony DVP S7000 DVD/CD
BBK988 DVD/CD(same as early Oppo) for modern/foreign DVDs
Panasonic BD-85 Bluray
Comments on HT System: 1st system: Rear surrounds are not optimally placed, but I have no choice. Rear sound should be more enveloping.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Hiking
Body Surfing

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