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unclewatts's Unclewatts's hi-fi System
IP Address: Last Update: November 17, 2014 at 10:32:01
Amplifier: Two Mcintosh MC-225's, two McIntosh MC-60's, One Musical Concepts modified DH-500, (dual mono option)(Platinum Mod PA-3B boards),three McIntosh MC-30's (for surround and center channels), Sony TA-D88B 24db 4-way elec. x-over, three Mcintosh MQ-104 enviromental equalizers, one Mcintosh MQ-107 enviromental equalizer. McIntosh AA-2 Enviromental Analyser.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): McIntosh MSD4 surround decoder/preamp optically coupled to DVD player. Oppo Blu-Ray player coupled Digital coaxial.
Speakers: Four way consisting of four JBL 2226-J woofers, two JBL 2012-H lower midrange, two JBL 2446-H drivers, two JBL 2380A Bi-radial horns, two JBL 2404-H bi-radial tweeters in two 24 cu.ft ported enclousers (homemade using JBL speaker building manual specs)
CD Player/DAC: Denon DVD-2900, Oppo Blu-Ray BDP-103 Blu-Ray Player.
Turntable/Phono Stage:
Other Source(s): Heathkit AJ-1510 Digital Tuner, Direct DVR HD Satellite receiver.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 6 gauge wire to the woofers and lower midrange, THX Certified cable to the horns, tweeters and surround channels, Musical Concepts Superconnect-4 patch cords to the amps, crossover, preamp and CD PLayer.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Two seven foot tall 19 inch racks by Mars Metal Products, two Topaz 2.5 Kw. Ultra-isolator isolation transformers.(one for DH-500, The other for everything else), Digital Electronics Corp Rack-mount AC Control and Power distribution station, and a bunch of 12VDC fans with remote power supply for the tube amps.
Tweaks: I use Caig Laboratories De-oxit D5 and 'TWEEK' distributed by Sumiko for all my interconnects.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20' x 12' x varies
Room Comments/Treatments: Have Sonex on walls in a 'Live end dead end' configuration. There is two inch Polyurathane foam under all the Sonex.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock of the seventies (Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Steely Dan, Pretenders, etc.) Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gustav Mahler. Also I love Motown/Atlantic R&B
System Goals/Comments: Thank god, I think I'm finally done but would like to upgrade to a more modern pre-amp decoder.
System Strengths: Unbelivably realistic and perfect imaging above 140HZ. Thunderous below. Very sweet and smooth overall due to Tube amps. Room's a little small for system this large.
System Weaknesses: As above, system is actually too large for my livingroom. Need to do a final equalization with MQ-104's.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung UN75F7100 75" 3D LED TV.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: As Above.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Center and surrounds are all identical. Each one is a JBL 2012 in a .74 cu.ft, ported box crossed over with a JBL N-1200 Crossover to a JBL 2425J mated to a JBL 2344A Biradial(babycheeks) Horn.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Denon DVD-2900, Direct HD DVR receiver, Oppo BDP-103 Blu-Ray Player
Comments on HT System: Very dynamic especially on DVD-A
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Movies, Gardening and Crusin' the Net / Retired.

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