|DaveT's Beast in the Basement System|
|IP Address: 184.108.40.206||Last Update: March 30, 2011 at 19:47:21|
|Amplifier:||41HZ Amp6 T-Amp - primary (25 wpc);|
Modified Trends 10.1 T-Amp (15 wpc) (alternate;
Modified Sonic Impact- secondary 13.1 volts PS (15 wpc);
Pooged Hafler DH200 -semi-retired (100 wpc)
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||(Electronic Tonalities)|
Bottlehead Foreplay Version I (heavily tweaked)
|Speakers:||Superwhamodynes with Auricap X-over caps|
|CD Player/DAC:||Samsung HD-841> DVD Player (tweaked);|
Sony CDP-390 (DVD Player (tweaked)
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Phillips 212 and 312 (rarely used)|
|Other Source(s):||Samsung 709 DVD Player(tweaked);|
Sony CDP-390 CD Player (stock) for comparison;
XM Radio; AM/FM Tuner; Sony Cassete Player.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speakers: |
Jon Risch 89259 to Mid/tweeter Towers;
internal CVH Cat5 Braids; and
THNN 12-Gauge to subs.
JR 89259/89248 Shielded(unbalanced) Twisted pair from CD;
JR 89259 twisted pair ICs to power amp from pre amp.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||JR Power Line Conditioner (sources only).|
Thorenstens DIY FleXY rack.
DIY Power Cables:
Solid 12-gauge solid 3-wire braid to preamp;
RCrump AA PC on Hafler Power Amp;
12-gauge Unbalanced shield PC on CD player.
Dampened chassis; Auricap .047uf PS tweak;
and Increased Capacitance for electrolytics;
Sony CD Player:
Increased Capacitance on all electrolytics;
Bypass caps on PS and opamp caps;
Copper shielding on chips to star ground;
Blu-Tacked dampened Quartz Crystal;
Mortite Transport with lead weight dampening;
DIY unbalanced shield Power Cord;
and Dampened chassis.
Digital source platform DIYamas (Tungsten-Carbide Balls) atop maple board which floats on bicycle innertube;
Haler DH200 Power Amplifier:
Star ground; Bypassed Power Caps; Internal litz wiring; gold RCA inputs; Upgraded input coupling Cap; and DIY RCrump power Cord.
Anticipation and Sweet Whispers upgrades;
Grommeted Power Transformer;
Hi voltage and Filament Snubbers;
Voltsecond PDMPS with 50 MFD Film caps;
Star ground; Isolated Gold RCAs;
Auricap 3.0-MFD output coupling Caps;
Panasonic 330 MFD Power Caps;
Telefunken 12AU7 tubes; DIY 12-gauge solid PC;
IEC connector with filter; and Shunted volume control.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||60ft x 25ft x 9ft|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz, Classical, vocalists, some pop.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Place musicians in room. Breadth and Depth of soundstage.|
|System Strengths:||Imaging, breadth and depth of soundstage. Most well recorded performances sound like live performances.|
|System Weaknesses:||None identified at this point.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Sony 36-inch Stereo (CRT)|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Sony STR- AV1020|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||JBL Surround front.|
David Weems 4.5-inch DIY TQWT rear.
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Sony 775 DVD Player(stock).|
Panasonic Blu-Ray Player
|Other HT Gear:||Toshiba DVD Recorder|
Scientific Atlantic DVR (Xfinty)
|Comments on HT System:||Purely for family entertainment.|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Chess, Lacrosse, woodworking, basketball officiating, electronics.|