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DaveT's Beast in the Basement System
IP Address: 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.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
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.
Tweaks: HD841:
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.

Foreplay pre-amplifier:
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
Room Comments/Treatments: None
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.

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