|Last Update: June 28, 2001 at 23:53:49||IP Address: 18.104.22.168|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||see ht|
|CD Player/DAC:||see ht|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||see ht|
|Other Source(s):||see ht|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||the cheapest cable that won't oxidize, and no reason to change it any time soon|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||see ht|
|Tweaks:||minor placement and room acoustic tweaks|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||small room, horrible bass, lots of resonances|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||I have eclectic taste and appreciate a lot, but find myself mostly buying electronica, especially trip hop and drum'n'bass. Try Massive Attack, you'll love them.|
|System Goals/Comments:||see ht|
|System Strengths:||see ht|
|System Weaknesses:||see ht|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Had a toshiba TW40H80 till it broke. Bought a 32" toshiba direct view to tide me over till I can buy a quality projector.|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||rebuilt Aurasound 2-ways with 6.5" or 8" peerless csx clones with aura magnetic system, lineaum ribbon tweaters, crossover still the original geoffery dillon design.|
Subwoofer is a original shiva in 65L sealed alignment.
All are (hopefully) soon to be replaced by a system with better dynamics and dispersion control.
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||using toshiba 3109 for DVD and HDCD decoding|
|Other HT Gear:||radioshack SPL meter, if you don't have one, get one to level match. I found my ears were not good enough to resolve the last 1 or 2 decibles of level matching, but that it did make a huge difference in the imaging once it was done.|
|Comments on HT System:||I wanted to build a cheap HT. Speakers were procured for $25 each. Subwoofer for $75. Dennon for a couple $100 (don't remember). Was intended to be temporary, has ended up lasting me a lot longer.|
The system has relatively precise sound. The monopole lineaum ribbons really are amazing at the $$ I paid, the peerless csx clone clone drivers are also very detailed. Again, for spending just a few hundred $$, I don't believe it would be possible to put together anything close to this performance.
Downsides are: The lineaum tweats do not deal with high output levels or very large dynamic peaks well. My room is absolutely horrible, and needs a lot of work. A single shiva is not up to the task of providing the kind of dynamic bass I like. At the moment, integration between the speakers and the sub is not good at all.