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DominicPorter's small house days System
IP Address: Last Update: January 17, 2017 at 11:38:18
Amplifier: Cary CAD-300 SEI
Jolida SJ-502A
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none
Speakers: B&W DM4
Custom Jensen H222 in aperiodic boxes
JBL 4331, recently redid the surrounds at Belisle
CD Player/DAC: 2007 iMac
Turntable/Phono Stage: LP12
Psyrinx PU3
Madrigal Carnegie 1
-need to replace my Moon LP3-
Other Source(s): Technics ST-S7 Am FM tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Naim NAC speaker cables
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 9 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Untreated, speakers on the long wall, could do with another foot to the listening position. Can't yet try putting the speakers on the short wall to compare. But i suspect it's a bit narrow.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Bach, Bjork, Boards of Canada, Bruce Cockburn.
Go-to test recordings:
Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws CBS Half Speed pressing, Always gotta make sure Steve Miller Band - Book of Dreams sounds good
System Goals/Comments: looking to find something that allows me to follow subtleties at low volumes and doesn't lose them at full crank either.
The Jolida definitely seems to wake up the B&Ws 87dB is no joke when it comes to getting a 300b to drive through the midbass.
The cabinets for the Jensens are going to see some work to tighten things up. maybe MLTL?
Wish i had enough space to really build out the JBLs. They sit very low when on the ground, and the acoustic lens is the chintziest piece of junk JBL could have possibly got away with. A proper horn on that driver I imagine would do wonders.
System Strengths: Fairly clean, with the Jensens I can hear which bass notes are being played, which is a nice upgrade, good presence and tone.
System Weaknesses: not quite clicked together, but it's within tolerance for now.
The vintage drivers don't quite match in tone, and there's a midbass hole in the response, which is kind of annoying. While the Cary has low self noise it does actually show a background noise that seems like it's going to be hard to suppress. The iMac has noisy output, and the Cary has enough gain that there's a fair bit of radio coming through on the unused channels.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: iMac adds the visual component
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Cycling, Design, Architecture

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