|audiothiest's "Magnavox Mess" System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: April 28, 2013 at 23:32:22|
|Amplifier:||Audio by Van Alstine Omega III 260 (updated 1996); ADCOM GFA-535 (mod); Tangnetsoft PPA and PiMeta2 headphone amps (DIY); HeadRoom Litte w/Premium module + tweaked More Pwr Supply; Meier Corda II headphone amp.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Audio by Van Alstine Fet-Valve (1993) hybrid with Gold Aero premium 12AX7A tubes + Ensemble TUBESOX ; NAD 1600 Tuner-Preamp; Proton 1100 (mod)|
|Speakers:||Paradigm Export Monitor Mk.2 (1992) with Audio Stream matching metal spike-feet stands (lead shot filled).|
Cambridge Soundworks and Monsoon Audio (plannar) sub/sat systems for PC.
|CD Player/DAC:||Musical Fidelity A3 24 DAC (DIY modified); PC with Asus Xonar ST, modified Magnavox CD-650; various Uni players (Pioneer, Philips); DAPs: Colorfly CK4; QLS QA-350 wav DP; Teclast T-51|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||VPI HW-19 with Sumiko BP-Special cart. and Rega RB-300 tonearm; various platter and tonearm tweaks.|
|Other Source(s):||Mostly PC with Asus Xonar XT audio card. Also use M-Audio 24-96 audio card|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||DIY, Tara RSC, Straight Wire|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Chang Lightspeed; Rack: Premier Audiosream|
|Tweaks:||Ferrite rings, NAVCOM feet, VPI bricks.|
Ensemble TUBESOX; Sumiko Tweek chemical.
Blu-Tak for speakers.
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Various SONEX panels used: Juniors and Pyramid.|
See link below for pix.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Modern/contemp./20th centr. classical, Film soundtrack, electronica, trance, psy, some rock/pop|
|System Goals/Comments:||Increase system ergonomics while decreasing audio system's size/footprint ... e.g., iPad instead of CD player.|
Increase economy (bang-for-buck) via more DIY projects; better web research (reading reviews, posting queries online, etc.) for decision-making.
|System Strengths:||Sonics: Neutrality, accuracy|
|System Weaknesses:||Takes up space; DIY components older and unattractive|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|Other HT Gear:||Most of my listening now via headphones and IEMs. Either thru computer (at home) or (when outside) HQ iPod-like devices, like HiFi Man|
|Comments on HT System:||See link below for much more details and pix!|
|URL Link: http://www.gammaelectronics.com/HTPC-and-HiFi/audio_video_analytical_laboratory/home_AV_system.html|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||DIY computer projects.|