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DerekVa's Home Theater System - June 2023 System
IP Address: Last Update: June 12, 2023 at 21:43:36
Amplifier: Fisher 660A PP 7591 amplifier (28WPC)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Anthem AVM 30 (Preamp/Processor)
Speakers: Altec 604-E w/ Mastering Lab crossovers in 5 cu. ft. utility cabinets (L/R)

SVS SB-2000 Piano Gloss White Subwoofer (500W)
CD Player/DAC: AURALiC VEGA D/A Processor

Philips CD-50 Redbook CD player (recapped, op-amps replaced with sockets and OPA2134PAs)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SP15 direct-drive turntable
- Sumiko FT-3 fluid-damped tonearm
- Denon DL103r (Soundsmith Hyper-eliptical stylus, Paradox Pulse aluminum body)

Hypnotoad HQMC AD797 MC phono stage

Other Source(s): Raspberry Pi CM4 / IO4 Moode renderer
- IanCanada Isolator2
- HiFiBerry Digi+ PRO
- Millett 12W USB 5V linear PSU

Nakamichi LX-3 2-head cassette deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Sescom Canare Star-Quad / Switchcraft RCA

Sescom Mogami Neglex Quad / Neutrik XLR

Belden 9497 speaker cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 2x Monster Cable HTS 3500 MKII power center

McKinnon Furniture cherry media console
Room Size (LxWxH): 16 x 25 x 7'6
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Just about anything. Listening to a lot of Little Simz, Li'l Yachty, Depeche Mode, SAULT, Tropical Fuck Storm, Flock of Dimes, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Roy Harper, Bill Withers, etc. right now.
System Goals/Comments: The utility cabinets for the Altecs are a temporary measure - I'm having a set of 9 cu. ft. cabinets being built for the 604E drivers, although two years of COVID pandemic + associated inflation in plywood costs has thrown a massive wrench in that plan.

Update June 2023 - the person building my cabinets is finally starting!
System Strengths: Immediacy, soundstaging (they're freakin' Altec duplexes, for Chrissakes), dynamic range, tonal accuracy.
System Weaknesses: Damn, the 604E's are big. They also are in suboptimal cabinets. But...damn.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Pioneer KURO PDP-6020FD 60" 1080p plasma HDTV
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony BDP-S390 SACD / BluRay player

Xbox Series X

Roku Ultra
Other HT Gear: Windows Media Center HTPC
- Intel i5-4590T CPU
- 8192MB DDR3 PC3-12800
- Gigabyte GA-H87TN motherboard
- Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Network Cablecard Tuner x2
- 240GB Samsung 840EVO mSATA SSD (OS)
- 5.0TB Seagate 2.5" HDD (Recorded TV)
- Wesena HTPC-ITX4-V3 case
- Windows 8.1 + Media Center 64-bit
Comments on HT System: Remodeling the basement into a dedicated home theater was a massive improvement. The majority of the home theater equipment is used and was purchased for well below cost or was built / rebuilt by me.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Reading, music, BMWs, computers, building tube gear, green power and sustainability, remodeling, micro-farming, DIY and raising my kids.

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