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|gnat 's April 2005 System|
|IP Address: 184.108.40.206||Last Update: September 19, 2008 at 15:13:38|
|Amplifier:||Avant Electric, custom modified Comandor model, 6F12P->6C33C. SE-IDHT, ~15W|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Custom made input selector,DACT-based (hi, Jack G:).|
|Speakers:||Epos ES12. 89 db, 8 Ohm.|
Custom made speaker stands: steel, 40 cm, lead/sand filled.
REL Q50 subwoofer.
|CD Player/DAC:||Marantz CD17|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||AudioNote TT1 table, Rega RB300 arm, Project 4 cart, Goldring D42 stylus.|
Custom made phonostage. Tubed, JAN 6072A + 6N2P.
Custom made record clamp.
|Other Source(s):||Sony ST-SE520EE tuner. So-so outdoor antenna.|
Toshiba V-E61R VCR used as *audio* tapedeck (rarely).
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Spkr: Acrotec 1050.|
IC: Tara Labs Prism 11, Prism 22, AudioNote AN-A, custom made AN-C based, Acrotec 2050, custom made(by Genn:) - flat/WBT connectors/copper, Nordost Blue Heaven, Nordost Black Knight, Audioquest Sidewinder.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Main rack: Made from Apollo Adagio 4 component rack (metal frame, 4 mdf shelves). Original rack was simply split (cut) into two racks, 2-shelves each so that new racks are half-height of original one.|
Auxiliary rack: no-name generic AV rack. Wooden legs, 3 glass shelves.
Record cleaning mashine: VPI H-16.5
|Tweaks:||Sorbothane and blutak here and there. :)|
Chewing gum couples speakers to stands.
Concrete slabs under spkr stands, under and on subwoofer.
Granite slabs under the main rack and under TT.
Decca 2+2 record brush.
ES12 ports are foam-plugged.
O-legs Absorber, great room treatment device made by Mothra Research.
Inak BOLIDE Shock absorbers (just feets under amp)
|Room Size (LxWxH):||5.5m x 3.2m x 2.5m|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Short wall spkrs placement, ~1.5 m between spkrs, 3-4 m to the listener|
Furniture placed properly.
Rugs, ceiling panels, curtains etc used to tune sound reflection / difraction / absorbtion to my taste.
Cork covers some strategic places to increase room soundproofing
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Almost everything, especially opera, blues, country, trad. jazz.|
~1000 CDs / ~1000 LPs / few VHS cassettes (with *audio* records).
|System Goals/Comments:|| |
Goals: it should improve my life quality. :)
Comments: rolling it back to the start:
- Custom made input selector replaced custom made pre-amp previously used as, well, input selector. :)
- modified AE Comandor replaced Audionote AN-P1
- Toshiba V-E61R replaced Toshiba HF-5CZ
- added VPI HW 16.5 RCM
- Marantz CD17 replaced Micromega Minium CD
- D42 replaced 'native' stylus in Project 4
- current speaker stands replaced Atacama SE24
- Acrotec replaced Ixos 603
- ES12 replaced Castle Isis
- added current main rack (noname one:)
- AN-P1 replaced power section of 304
- custom made pre replaced one built in 304
- custom made phonostage replaced one built in 304
- added HF-5CZ
- added turntable
- Micromega Minium CD replaced JVC F5TH 5-disk changer
- added subwoofer
- added tuner
- NAD 304 int amp replaced NAD 310 int amp
- oops... here I started. F5TH->Prism22->310->603->Isis, SE24, Adagio 4.
[Last Updated: April 10, 2005 at 12:23:23. After that, I pressed "pause". :)]
|System Strengths:||Allows 60 hrs/week listening.|
|System Weaknesses:||- Volume limited: room soundproofing insufficient.|
- Bass limited by room size.
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||43'' RPTV Toshiba 43CSH9UR|
(it replaced 21'' TV Loewe Concept 505,
which replaced 21'' Panasonic TC-21D2)
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Same as in audio setup|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Same as in audio setup|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||DVD Toshiba SD-140E (connected to TV in progressive mode with AudioQuest UIQ-G component cable). My old pre-amp (tubed, 6N8S) is ised as input buffer|
VCR Toshiba V-E61R used as *video* deck.
|Other HT Gear:||None|
|Comments on HT System:||Just big TV connected to 2-channel music system|