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Machine-De-Zine's Music Room: Pearl Reference Drums & 1922 Chickering Grand Piano System
IP Address: Last Update: July 26, 2015 at 02:05:38
Amplifier: Pair of Crown MacroTech MA-5002VZs (Bi-Amped)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Crown SL-2 Straight Line Two
Sansui CA-2000
RANE Empath
Allen & Heath ZED 12FX
Speakers: John Smith: custom made 3-Way (from 90Hz up)
JBL SR-4718X (Subs)
DBX Drive Rack Plus (Spkr management & Crossover)
CD Player/DAC: iMac for playing CDs and saved files
SONY PCM D-50 (AD & DA Conv.)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL 1210 M5G
Ortofon Concorde KAB Pro-S 40 & 30
Other Source(s): Ampex ATR-800 (Reel to Reel)
Technics 1520 two track 1/4" (R2R)
Sansui TU-9900 (Tuner)
Sansui TU-919
Technics ST-9030
Crown FM Two

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Mogami Gold
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): A Dozen Crown (by Jeln) real Walnut Racks
(ranging in height, from 1-U to 10-U)
Tripp-Lite conditioner & supply (rack mount)
DBX 400X signal router
Tweaks: KAB mat, Clamp & Damper (for TT)
Aphex Aural Exiter
DBX 3BX Dynamic Range Expander
Room Size (LxWxH): 16' x 12' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Planning on it
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Anything that was created with heart and competence.
Classical, all Jazz, R&B, Soul, Samba, Funk, House, Southern Fried - but not all Rock, however nothing that was spawned by money-men strictly for profit, or where someone castrated the work with excessive compression and/or bandwidth elimination.
System Goals/Comments: After having spent quite a lot of time in various rooms with other (electrified) musicians, I'm looking for a playback system that makes it difficult for me to determine if it's live or recorded - with my eyes closed.
System Strengths: Accurate at live concert SPLs, in this room.
System Weaknesses: Power hungry, had to upgrade to a new 200amp service to provide a pair of clean dedicated 50A lines just for the two MA-5002VZs!
Bulky, this equipment takes up a huge amount of space.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Machinist, Hi-Perf Car Building, Photography: Silver Process 4"X5" & iPhone-6+ for digital (for now), Playing Drums.

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