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Jim's Great listening room System
Last Update: January 05, 2002 at 21:30:40 IP Address:
Amplifier: Bel Canto Evo
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Placette 3 Input Passive
Speakers: Magnepan 1.6QR with crossover upgrade (Hovland caps, Alpha Core Inductor, Silver wire)

ACI Titan II Subwoofer (DIY Kit version)

CD Player/DAC: Sony 777ES SACD
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Chris Venhaus DIY Silver IC

Silver foil DIY speaker cables- Goertz AG 2-3 clones

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated AC Lines - 20 amp, 10 quage copper wire in metal conduits

Bob Crump DIY Power Cords to amp and CDP

Jon Risch DIY Power Filter

Tweaks: Dedicated Listening Room (basement) - 17'x32'x8'

Jon Risch Tube Traps (16"W x 6ft tall) in 4 corners,

John Risch Panels (30"W x 6ft tall) behind speakers and at side refection points,

Jon Risch Diffusion panel on rear wall,

Carpet on floors, Acoustic tiles on ceiling,

Jon Risch Room Lenses (Argent clones) behind each Maggie.

DIY Flexy/Arcici air suspension component rack.

DIY Daruma clones - isolation devices under CDP, amp and preamp.

Room Size (LxWxH): 32ft x 17ft x 8ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Room Treatments have transformed a very bright and echo filled room. After the treatments my room frequency responce is within 3dB of being perfectly flat.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, R & B, Older Rock, Some classical, Wide Variety
System Goals/Comments: Best listening room possible (the most overlooked dimension in audio)

Big bang for the buck components and tweaks.

Detailed, transparent, crystal clear, great imaging and soundstage but yet musical.

System Strengths: Has achieved much of the above especially with SACD format.
System Weaknesses: Slightly underpowered for my heavily dampened room
Video/HT System: None
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha 5 channel Receiver (old)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Energy C-2 bookshelves for front and rears. Energy center channel
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer DVD, RCA HiFi VCR
Comments on HT System: Not a priority.
URL Link: http://www.integracoustics.com/MUG/MUG/pix/jim/
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Interests - Cross country skiing, rollerblading, hunting, fishing, gardening

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