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wazoo 's mancave System
IP Address: 70.177.26.104 Last Update: May 24, 2014 at 17:30:26
Amplifier: VAC Phi 300.1 Special Edition (has newly developed protection circuitry for the output tubes & a few other factory tweaks)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): McCormack MAP1, SMc modded
Speakers: Magnepan 3.7 with Mye Stands - bottom end diverted to subs via a Bryston 10B Sub XO
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Marantz UD8004 / Audio Research DAC7
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens 126mkIII (currently in 2nd system)
Other Source(s): Bryston BDP-1, with attached Toshiba 2TB USB disk drive
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: AudioQuest Rocket 88 / AudioQuest King Cobra
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Rack is DIY and encloses 3 in floor dedicated circuits with Hubble hospital outlets / Panamax M5300PM for digital devices
Tweaks: Simplified connector plate on the Maggies none of the ancillary hardware remains in the circuit, including the fuses (ah, who needs a safety net?) & Mye Stands
Room Size (LxWxH): 33'8" x 16'5" x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Entire room is encased with closed cell foam, front corners are QuietRock on both sides of studs / diffusors on front wall, bass traps in corners and along side walls, sub traps beneath subs, absorptive panels on side walls
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Progressive Rock, Jazz, Blues, Renaissance Folk, Classical, Experimental... I just like music.
System Goals/Comments: Simply to enjoy listening to music / check :-)
System Strengths: Can listen for hours without experiencing any listening fatigue
System Weaknesses: Often lose track of time (even though I added a clock to the room)
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Runco RS-1100 w/ 92 Stewart filmscreen (motorized)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Pass X150 for rear channel speakers
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): phantom center / Magnepan MMGC on each side wall for rears / Definitive Technology SuperCube Reference subs, 2ea
Sources (DVD/VCR): Marantz UD8004 / Amazon Fire TV
Other HT Gear: cable box during college football season
Comments on HT System: It's not exactly an ideal HT setup, but it's my favorite place to enjoy a good film, concert, or whatever.
URL Link: http://gallery.AudioAsylum.com/cgi/gi.mpl?u=41283&f=mancave_rig.jpg
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: like to tinker with things - from stereo gear to woodworking projects to automotive maintenance and mods

semi-retired, but I work 3 days a week as a printing equipment technician (nice and easy - pays what little bills I have each month)

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