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Jeff's Downstairs System
IP Address: Last Update: October 20, 2016 at 19:29:43
Amplifier: Cinepro 600X, 300w per 8 ohm load down to a 2 ohm load minimum (1200w max/ch). Carver AV-64 (2 units), 60w/8 ohm or 100w/4 ohm per channel (4ch ea)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Carver CT-17 (tuner/preamp/prologic decoder)

Furman X-524 (stereo 4 way crossover, running as a 3-way for now)
Speakers: Oaktron double magnet 15" in 7 ft^3 bass reflex with EV DH1506 on SM120 midhorn and Selenium ST-304 bullet tweeter pair
CD Player/DAC: My Yamaha CDX-520 quit so I'm using the Toshiba or the Pioneer for CD playback
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD165 with ADC XLM Improved MarkII & Stanton 680EE (2 headshells)
Other Source(s): Fisher Hi-Fi VHS VCR, I've started burning my own CD's on my PC.
Also a couple of Technics cassette decks (RS-955 with dbx & RS-TR515 with Dolby B,C&HX).
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 14 gauge on the woofers and 18 gauge zip cord for the mids and tweets
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Topaz 91005-11 5KVA ultra-isolator wired to provide balanced power (really lowered the noise floor and reduced video noise too), old 5' rack from my employer's old minicomputer hard disk drive. A Sima SVS-4 switcher automatically selects the active video source since the CT-17 can only accomodate 1 video source and 1 VCR.
Tweaks: I'm not into non-measurable expensive wastes of money. Multi way electronic crossovers increase headroom, lower distortion and control phase shifts also.
Room Size (LxWxH): not x big x enough
Room Comments/Treatments: I hope that I can address this once I finish upgrading the speakers.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Punk, Jazz(acid, scat...), Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, to name a few out of dozens of genre's. Just about anything with good musical values (not much commercially successful junk).
System Goals/Comments: I'll be building some bass and midbass horns and upgrading the midrange horns and drivers to a choice between EV DH1A's and JBL 2482's on EV HP9040 or JBL 2350 horns. For woofers I've got 8 Gauss 5842's for the subhorns and a pair of EV EVM10M for the midbass horns.
System Strengths: High efficiency, high power, low noise floor (when I disconnect the cable connection that really adds a lot of noise to my system, I'm going to have to add a back to back balun isolation system eventually)
System Weaknesses: Probably not the best for delicate chamber music, but I do like the Brodski Quartet on my system.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: RCA 27" F27671SE
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: see the system info
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): center is biamped (Crest 1001A amp with Loft crossover) with 6.5" woofer and funky Zomax titanium 1" driver on 90x40 horn.

surround speakers have dual 5-1/4" woofers with 1" Peerless soft dome tweeter in 1/4 cu ft sealed enclosures.

Sub, SUB? I don't need no stinking sub!

A friend gave me a DBX sub that I couldn't crank enough gain into an old Dynaco ST120 to keep up with my system, so after I replaced the original burnt out passive crossover I gave it to another friend who really likes it.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba SD-3107 DVD, Pioneer CLD-3090 Laserdisc, Fisher FVH-7600 VCR
Comments on HT System: You can see photos of my rack on the gallery page of my website.
URL Link: http://geocities.ws/loudspeakerguru
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Bass and midbass horn enclosure design and construction (well, I do simpler speaker projects also): occupation - industrial/commercial electrical sales, mostly OEM's but also panelboards up to 3000 amps and controls too.

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