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RogerR's Altecs in Chester, VA System
IP Address: Last Update: May 19, 2011 at 18:09:09
Amplifier: Moth Si2A3
Sovteck 2A3,GE black plate 2A3, Mullard 5AR4, Mullard GZ33, Tung-Sol 6SL7
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Meridian 518 (not using)
Speakers: Altec A-5
Cabinets laminated and braced.515G, 288L, 1505 Multicell,Hiraga Xover
Heavy and well damped.
CD Player/DAC: CAL Icon II and Taddeo Digital Antedote II
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P3, Elac MM
AES (Cary) phono preamp kit
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: CAT 5
DIY Interconnect
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Welbourne Gatekeeper.
Tweaks: Seventy five pounds of ground walnut shell, per speaker, filling the inside horn flare cavities.
Room Size (LxWxH): 27 x 17 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Big and open. Full carpet and stuffed furniture. Still a bit lively. Sounds much better than it should. Will try DIY sound panels someday.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): CD's and Lp's just lying around as I write this.Charlie Musselwhite,Anita O'Day,Sound track to Brassed Off
System Goals/Comments: Need to upgrade digital technology. Have JBL 2245H woofers to put in lower part of cabinets someday. Impliment an electronic X over as well. Have Meridian 518; part of a big idea that I never developed.
System Strengths: power and scale,
delicate and sweet, A wife that loves the system as well. We used the Altecs as the centerpiece of a retro look decor theme. She smiles ' I wonder what HGTV and Martha Stewart would make of this place.'
System Weaknesses: digital source is dated.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: My wife and I aggree that,
at the end of the day, HT is just Loud TV.Fun for awhile but not our cup of tea.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Formula One fan

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