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Julien43 's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: March 17, 2017 at 16:11:01
Amplifier: Jim McShane

Harman Kardon Citation II

Gold Lion KT88s
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cary SLP 88

EH 6SN7s
Speakers: Gallo Reference 3.05

Reference S.A. Amplifier
CD Player/DAC: Squeezebox via Kimber D 60 Illuminati to a Monarchy DIP

Lavry Black DA10 via Transparent Reference AES/EBU
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P3

AT OC9 ML/II & Denon DL103R

Lundahl based DIY Step-up with variable loading design

Parasound PHH-100
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Morrow MA-1s

NEW Kimber 8tc speaker cable Citation II to "Main-Ins"

AQ Midnight
Gallo Reference SA Amplifier to "Sub-Ins"
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 2 X 20 Amp dedicated lines

Isolation Transformer DU-5 rated for 46 amps
with Technical Ground.

PS Audio Soloist and Furutech Cu outlets

John Risch Mains Filter/SS,

Harmonic Tech. AC II

Chris VenHaus Flavor 1&2 Power Cables.
Tweaks: Norsorex balls under Maple Cutting Boards with
Barry's HipJoints on top, supporting Pre and DAC

Brightstar Big Rock under turntable

All on DIY Lack Coffee Table Rack

Herbie's Grundge Buster I

Herbie's Halos

3M Damping sheets cut for inside component chassis.

Caig Pro-Gold + DeOxit

Proponal + 1,1,1 Trichloroethelene
Room Size (LxWxH): 11' x 12' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Two 5'X15inch John Risch Tube Traps

Two 4'X12inch John Risch Tube Traps

Two 2'X 4' X 2" panels on stands at side wall 1st reflection points

Six 2' X 4' X 4" panels across ceiling/wall corners

Two 2' X 4' X 4"panels hung 2" away from the ceiling at first reflection points

One 2' X 4' X 4" panel behind listening position

DYI Room Lens's

Two sections 2'X 5' of 2" Auralex acoustic foam on front wall

DIY Diffusers at wall/ceiling interface.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues, Female vocalist, Rock, Acoustic, Jazz, Classical
System Goals/Comments: Best Sound Per Dollar


System Strengths: 3D sound staging, natural timbre, detailed, dynamic, engaging.

The naturally presented detail, dynamic shadings and subtle inflection become part of the musical experience.

Very natural sounding vocals.

Very revealing of differences in recordings
System Weaknesses: Very revealing of differences in recordings

THE ROOM!!!!! RE: room size & treatments

Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: LG 55" LCD 120Htz
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Onyko TX-SR343 w/Dolby Digital/ES, ...blah, blah
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Main Infinity Primus 162

Rear Optimus Pro LX-5

Center Infinity Primus PC250

Infinity PS212 12" Powered Subwoofer

Sources (DVD/VCR): Samsung Digital cable receiver

Sony PlayStation3

Other HT Gear: AQ Indigo Speaker cable

A/R Flat conductor tape for rear channels
Comments on HT System: It Does the Job

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