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KanedaK's Space Invaders System
IP Address: 94.111.58.0 Last Update: August 20, 2018 at 02:03:05
Amplifier: Bi-amped system:
Heavily modded TDM24CX4 crossover (only two channels used)
High-pass amplifier: heavily modded trends TA10.1
Low-pass amplifier: SMSL SA50 stock.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Korn&Macway SP100 - stock, but recapped
Speakers: LaScalas on steroids: Peavey FH1 bass horns loaded with Klipsch K33E, John Allen A55G midrange drivers on EV SM120A horns, Beyma CP25 tweeter
Passive crossover between mid and highs: modded ALK Universal
Active 24dB/oct @ 400Hz

Powered subwoofer: Focal Electra SW900
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Revox B226 - modded
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL-6 (rarely used)
Other Source(s): Movies, DVD concerts
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: IC: VanDenHul The Integration Hybrid
Harrison Labs in-line 6dB attenuator between CD player and preamp
Sp: QED "original"
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Ikea "Lack" coffee tables with shorthened, strenghtened legs, as audio rack;
Tweaks: diverse footers
Room Comments/Treatments: Some absorption on front wall inbetween speakers - the room needs more treatment
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Eclectic - electro, jazz, folk, house, baroque, french chanson,...
System Goals/Comments: big, lifelike sound - goal reached :)
System Strengths: unflappable dynamics and SPL (104dB/W/m)
huge sound
Organic, palpable image
Very resolving
Warm, round, wallshaking bass
pride of owning some unique, dIY system
System Weaknesses: Magnifying glass effect
Bad recordings sound...bad
some chesty colouration on lower midrange, partly due to the bass horns, partly due to bad room acoustics
Image is 3D but forms in front of the speakers
System too big for the actual room but I can't bring myslef to downsize...
Impossibility to listen at very low SPL due to speakers sensitivity and gain structure.
Video/HT System: None

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