|p59teitel's Sunroom System System|
|IP Address: 220.127.116.11||Last Update: September 30, 2012 at 15:43:04|
|Amplifier:||Symphonic Line Kraft 250 Monos|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Symphonic Line Die Erleuchtung|
|Speakers:||Revel Ultima Salon 2|
|CD Player/DAC:||Ayre C-5xeMP|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker Cables: Furutech Custom Alpha S14 cable w/ FP-203 spades by Scot Markwell of Elite AV. Single spades on amp end, bi-spaded on speaker end.|
Interconnects: Custom Furutech FA-220 PCOCC-alpha copper audio cable with FP120F(R) rhodium-plated screw-down RCA pins by Scot Markwell of Elite AV
Custom Furutech FP3TS20 Power Cable with FI-11(G) IEC connectors and FI-E 11(G) SCHUKO connectors power cables by Scot Markwell of Elite AV. Used with Symphonic Line Kraft 250 monos.
Furutech Absolute Power-18 power cable with alpha OCC power cables and rhodium-plated plugs. Used with Symphonic Line Die Erleuchtung pre-amp and Ayre C-5xeMP disc player.
|Tweaks:||Coming soon: custom myrtlewood blocks (I have the raw Oregon Myrtlewood blanks, just haven't gotten them down cellar to the chop saw yet).|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||28' x 16' x 17'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||None. It's a sunroom with a water view and WAF precludes much by way of room treatment, so listening is done in nearfield.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classic rock and occasional folk, jazz and classical|
|System Goals/Comments:||I want to close my eyes, hear music and forget I'm listening to a stereo. The Symphonic Line gear has brought me far closer to this ideal than I had thought possible.|
|System Strengths:||The Salon 2s are very neutral with excellent frequency extension on both ends. They provide superb dispersion leading to a large sweet spot with superior imaging and soundstage dimensions, and can be used by those seeking either a warm sound or an analytical one. |
Mated with their tube stablemate, the Kraft 250s provide utterly grain-free high current Class A power that drives the Salon 2s to concert levels effortlessly, while maintaining excellent an excellent grip on the Salon 2 woofers. Ignore the putative 250 watts into 8 ohms stat: these amps are incredibly powerful. Looking into them with the top off is like looking under the hood of a '70 Chevelle with a 396 c.i. V8: massive transformer and caps, but not at all crowded.
The Ayre C-5xeMP is a fine player. With the MP filter set to the "Listen" position, unnatural digital glare is greatly diminished and, on the better CD transfers, essentially eliminated.
|System Weaknesses:||The Salon 2s are inefficient, precluding most tube power amp options. The Kraft 250s take a while to warm up and leaving them on 24/7 adds a bit to the electric bill.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Pioneer KRP-600M 60" flat-panel plasma monitor|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Pioneer VSX-919AH HT receiver|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Cerwin-Vega CVHD 5.1|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Oppo BDP-83|
|Other HT Gear:||Above system is in the den.|
Pioneer KRP-500M 50" flat-panel plasma monitor + Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-Ray player in office.
Pioneer 5080 50" flat-panel television + PS3 Blu-Ray player and Toshiba HD-A3 HD-DVD player in family room extension off kitchen. 5080 is on Sanus 26" extension swivel mount that can be turned toward kitchen so I can prepare dinners without interrupting my TV viewing.
|Comments on HT System:||Four years after they stopped making 'em, and still no one has topped the last generation of Pioneer plasma displays. Pretty amazing when you think about it!|
One drawback is the Pioneer KRP-600M plays hot in the summer. But in the winter you can turn the heat down in the rest of the house and save money.