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cfraser's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: May 25, 2014 at 10:26:06
Amplifier: Bryston 4B-SSTē
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Bryston BP-25P
Speakers: Magnepan 1.6
SVS PC13-Ultra sub
ACI Titan II sub
CD Player/DAC: Bryston BDA-1 DAC
Anthem CD
OPPO BDP-83, 93, 980 (DVD-A, SACD)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Marantz TT-15S1
Clearaudio Ebony Virtuoso MM cartridge
Bryston MM phono stage
TTWeights heavy clamp/weight and footers
Other Source(s): Logitech Touch
Magnum Dynalab Etude
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: All analog and AES/EBU are DIY
Audioquest HDMI cables
IDK for the Toslinks
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Sources are powered by balanced power
Stax SRD-7/SR-X Mk. III electrostatic phones
Tweaks: HP filters on the balanced inputs to amps to keep LFs out of Maggies. Various anti-vibration platforms. All other tweaks removed, was getting too precious/fidgety for me.
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 12 x 8'-8"
Room Comments/Treatments: Numerous 2'x4'x4" absorption panels on the side walls, and some 3" on the ceiling. All 7.1 first reflection points covered, and second RPs for the front/LCR speakers. Rear wall is untreatable (glass doors), though there are bass traps in the corners. Front wall has bass traps in the corners, and a couple of the 4" panels too, but the plan was to put diffusion there but to be effective it turned out to stick out too much. Everything sounds much better, and measures decently too using REW (would have been impossible/pointless to set up without it).
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): -
System Goals/Comments: -
System Strengths: -
System Weaknesses: Would like better/larger panel speakers but no room.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Pioneer Pro-151FD 60" plasma.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon X4000 as pre-pro
Bryston 9B-SSTē for 7.2 surround, shares Bryston 4B-SSTē for fronts
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Paradigm Studio Reference CC-690 center
Paradigm Studio Ref/40 surrounds
Paradigm Studio Ref/20 rears
SVS PC13-Ultra sub
ACI Titan II sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-83
PS3 (game only)
Seiki 660 BDP for non-Region A BDs only
Other HT Gear: I always use Audyssey XT32 + SubEQ HT for movies.
Comments on HT System: Digital pre-pro front L/R output and analog pre stereo output are selectable at the front amp, so the front L/R amps and speakers are shared for stereo music and HT.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Occupation: retired electrical engineer who worked at computer and (long ago) power systems stuff. Interests: try me.

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