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RicP 's Music/Theater Fortress System
Last Update: February 11, 2002 at 15:39:55 IP Address:
Amplifier: Parasound HCA-1500A 205w per channel Power Amplifier
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Electronic Supply AE-3 DJH Signature Edition Tubed Pre-Amp. This is used for Redbook CD Audio and SACD Playback.
Speakers: 4 x Paradigm Reference Studio40's v.2
CD Player/DAC: Main: Sony SCD-XA777ES Multi-Channel SACD player.

Secondary: Sony SCD-C333ES SACD 5-Disc Changer

Internal DAC for SACD, Perpetual P-3A (with Dan W. Mods) for Redbook CD.

Other Source(s): Perpetual Technologies P-1A DSP/Upsampler and Monolithic P3 Power supply.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Better Cables Silver Serpent Interconnects and Better Cables Premier Bi-Wire Speaker Cables.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster HTS-3500 Power Conditioner, PS Audio 20 AMP Ultimate Outlet, PS Audio Mini-Lab Power Cable for the UO and CablePlex Power 1 Power Cords for the SACD players and the Monolithic P3 Power Supply.
Tweaks: Auric Illuminator, Vibration Isolation
Room Comments/Treatments: Some Acoustical damping used because of hardwood flooring.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Beatles, Blues, Classic Rock, Jazz Vocals, Classical (Beethoven)
System Goals/Comments: To Provide me with the best compromise for my 70-30 Music to Home Theater usage.
System Strengths: Imaging is spectacular. Soundstage depth and focus is superb, very pleased.
System Weaknesses: Low Bass could use slight improvement, but my room limits my choice of speakers and/or sub.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Toshiba 55" RPTV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Parasound HCA-1500A 205w per channel Power Amplifier (for front mains)

Pioneer Elite VSX-29TX Receiver as a digital pre/pro for HT and as amplification for the rear speakers

Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Paradigm Reference Studio/40 v.2 x 4, Phantom Center, Velodyne CHT-12 Subwoofer.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic RP-91 DVD-Video/DVD-Audio Player,

JVC HR-S7600U SVHS Deck, Philips 60-hour TiVo

Other HT Gear: Malata N996 Multi-Region DVD Player
Comments on HT System: Love it. Great picture + Sound. Progressive Scan is next upgrade.
URL Link: http://www.ricperrott.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Music, Guitar, Beatles

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