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mhy729's Entry-Level System
Last Update: July 30, 2001 at 02:21:13 IP Address:
Amplifier: NAD 317 integrated ss amp, rated 80wpc
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Acoustic Research AR-302 3-way speakers:
35Hz-20kHz, 85dB sensitivity, 6 ohms nominal impedance, 35wpc min/250wpc max
CD Player/DAC: AMC CD8b cd player
Turntable/Phono Stage: None
Other Source(s): None
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Esoteric Audio 9-gauge speaker cables
IXOS utp interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): None
Tweaks: None
Room Size (LxWxH): ? x ? x ?
Room Comments/Treatments: Haven't measured room is a rather small university dorm room, so the acoustics are not so good, but I did manage to make out a listening space
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): mostly classical
System Goals/Comments: This is my first higher-end audio rig. I can say for sure it sounds better than your average low-fi minisystems...better overall sound, can hear tiny details not heard before, and the music sounds more 'real', despite the acoustic limitations imposed by the small room.
System Strengths: For $1000, I think I got myself a really good system...a vast improvement over mass-produced low-fi stuff.
System Weaknesses: Somewhat diffuse low basses, plus it can get 'boomy' at higher volumes...may be more to do with the room though. Also, although I cannot be sure until further listening, I think the sound is mildly fatiguing...I found myself 'unable' to listen for long periods of time.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: university undergrad working for a BA in biological sciences

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