Audio Asylum Inmate DRS's "Titan" of a HT/Music System System

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DRS's "Titan" of a HT/Music System System
Last Update: April 14, 2001 at 20:05:03 IP Address:
Amplifier: Rotel RMB-985 5 channel X 100 watts power amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Denon 3300 (used only as a pre/pro)
Speakers: 5 Legacy Audio Studios (1 shielded for center channel use), ACI Titan II sub
CD Player/DAC: Toshiba 5109 (used for both DVDs and CDs)
Turntable/Phono Stage: n/a
Other Source(s): n/a
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monster Silver Series interconnects (except component cables which are Canare), Tara Labs Omni speaker cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Racks are all solid cherry wood from Bell'oggetti
Tweaks: n/a
Room Comments/Treatments: n/a
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical (Vivaldi and Bach in particular) and a bit of Jazz (Wynton Marsalis) and Female vocals (like Mary Lou Lord and Aimee Mann)
System Goals/Comments: My goal was to put together a respectable music and home theater system that would offer enjoyable sound for both, but not break the bank (entirely).
System Strengths: Very good integration between all the components. The Titan II sub really blends well with all the Studios for music listening heaven (both 2 and 5 channel). Great detail and realism.
System Weaknesses: I still would like to get a true dedicated pre/amp and maybe I will switch out the Rotel multichannel amp in favor of 5 of the upcomming nOrh monoblocks in the near future.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic XF-55 32 inch DTV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: see above
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): see above
Sources (DVD/VCR): DVD see above, Toshiba W808 SVHS VCR and Mitsubishi HS U-780 SVHS VCR
Other HT Gear: Sony Web TV, Pioneer LD player
Comments on HT System: I like all my HT components except the Toshiba W808 SVHS deck... That was a bad buy and I regret it. The best HT buy was the Panasonic DTV... Great picture for anamorphic 16X9 enhanced DVDs
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Occupation... Just another operations manager. Hobbies include watching Japanese TV dramas, NFL football, and sampling fine wines.

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