Audio Asylum Inmate Letshike's Peace and Quiet System

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Letshike's Peace and Quiet System
Last Update: February 27, 2001 at 11:47:17 IP Address:
Amplifier: Audio Research Classic 60
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research LS15
Speakers: Dynaudio 1.3MKII
CD Player/DAC: EAD Ultradisc 2000
Turntable/Phono Stage: Homebuilt, lead filled plinth made from Padauk wood, RB300 TA, Machined Brass Bearing, Custom Glass Platter. Total weight 73 lbs.
Grado Reference Sonota 1.5mv pick-up.
Audio Research PH3SE
Other Source(s): 1976 Pioneer RT707 Reel-to-Reel
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Synergistic Research Phase 2 Looking Glass-.5M--CD to Pre, SR Phase 2 Looking Glass-.5M--TT to PH3 and PH3 to Pre, SR Phase 2 Kaleidascope-3.5M--Pre to Amp, SR Signature 2-6ft.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Homebuilt Rack--Steel and MDF. Custom built-ins for music library, reading materials, ect.
Tweaks: On all walls hang 100% New Zealand wool blankets from Chama, NM, dedicated power supply, acoustical insulation in all walls (wife's idea). Homebuilt, lead-filled speaker stands. VPI HW-17F Record Cleaning Machine.
Room Size (LxWxH): 16 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Dedicated Music Room. Speakers set on long wall 3.5 ft out and 4.3 ft in from side walls. Amp center between speakers with equipment setting on left wall. Blankets make room very quiet and non-reflective.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues, Jazz, Acoustical Guitar.
System Goals/Comments: Increase in stage width, tighter focus.
System Strengths: Highly detailed without bright or brittle sound. Bass is good to 39hz and falls off quickly. Treble is clean and clear to 21Khz. Sound stage is deep and height is realistic.
System Weaknesses: Although instruments do present themselves outside the speakers, I feel stage width is still too narrow. Does not convey extreme deep bass.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony VPL-SC50U front projector in homebuilt coffe-table-style cabinet.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon 2800 Integrated.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Klipsch 3.5 fronts, Klipsch KV-4 Center, and Klipsch 2.5IW inwall rears. Klipsch KW12 Sub.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Denon 1500 DVD, Toshiba ??? VCR.
Other HT Gear: All Kimble Kable including inwall cabling for all speakers and equipment. Niles wall plate connectors.
Comments on HT System: 91.5 in (7.625 ft) diagonal screen size on Stewart Film Screen. Good sound, excellant video from DVD, however, at this screen size, VCR is unbearable.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Climbing, Hiking (hence the moniker), camping. Graphic designer for ad agency.

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