|WhalePirot's HD audio System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: September 08, 2013 at 18:39:52|
|Amplifier:||Mark Levinson 23.5|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||cello palette|
|Speakers:||Magnepan MG IIIa (newer tweets,updated X-over; custom, steel, self-made braces)|
Infinite Modulus (servo) Sub
All sit on spikes.
|CD Player/DAC:||Madrigal Proceed CDT|
Theta Digital Gen V DAC (updated)
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Oracle Delphi (setup by Dr. Vinyl in Upland)|
|Other Source(s):||Magnum Dynalab Etude tuner w/ remote, fed by dedicated FM antenna/coaxial cable|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||cello strings|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Gray PC|
prefer vinyl to digital but cleaning disks.....
|Tweaks:||dedicated circuits for the custom room; hospital grade outlets|
all equip. sits on spikes on spiked racks
|Room Size (LxWxH):||14 x 11 x 7.5|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||double walled w/no mechanical connection|
ceiling is 1.5" drywall, attached to Z-strip
Corner treatment pads
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||nearly all; depends in my mood; rock, opera, musicals, PIANO, FEMALE SINGERS, Zappa, some country.|
Diamonds and Rust by Joni Mitchell.
|System Goals/Comments:||Realism, period. the soundstage is huge and well defined, if not perfect.|
|System Strengths:||resolution and awe. The braces effected a difference, requiring change in their careful positioning; some tightening of the bass, with better overall clarity.|
|System Weaknesses:||insufficient time to enjoy|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Philips 63" plasma|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||F- pair Mission Cyrus|
L/R mid + L/R rear in-ceiling mbQuart
2- Velodyne 12" powered subs
1- NHT sub fed from Luxman bridged (340W)
mids fed from Proton amp
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||2- Sony 400 DVD changers + a single Philips|
|Other HT Gear:||URC MX-850 smart remote controls all w/self(custom) programming. Mix of HMDI & analog HD works well, thx to URC making it all seamless and simple.|
|Comments on HT System:||Yeah, I can vibe the seats.|
neither tuned nor meant for critical audio.
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Carzzzzz; building 'em custom, in retirement.|
garage- reworked Advent 300 >ESS-equipped PS-8 speakers for iPod audio (Klipsch 10" sub).