Audio Asylum Inmate Chris Y's audio and HT system System

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Chris Y's audio and HT system System
Last Update: December 15, 2000 at 15:19:27 IP Address:
Amplifier: Transcendent OTL stereo amp, 25W/channel
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Hovland HP-100
Speakers: Merlin VSM-SE w/ BAM
CD Player/DAC: AH! Tjoeb '99
Turntable/Phono Stage: Hovland preamp has a phono stage, Basis Turntable
Other Source(s): old Dynaco tuner I built 25 years ago,
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: speaker: Cardas Golden Cross (bi-wire); for interconnects having been testing/switching Harmonic Tech Pro Silway II and Z cable and Hovland
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS-300 power generator for preamp, CD, and BAM. Audio Prism Power Foundation II for amp; Sound Organisation rack
Room Size (LxWxH): 26 x 13 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: odd shaped room in basement in 1911 house, carpet, some window treatment, fireplace and pool table, the room also contains the HT system, which will be moved to another space, but there's a lot going on in the room
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): all over the place, Mahler's 9th to early Grand Funk to Holly Cole/Pat Barber to Flatt & Scruggs, don't do 1001 strings though
System Goals/Comments: trying to create a system that is 1) involves you in the music, 2) while being dynamic, and 3) without brittleness or harshness
System Strengths: incredible detail is brought out by these components, nice and smooth
System Weaknesses: the room definitely needs work
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony G90
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Theta Casa Nova pre/processor with Circle Surround option; Parasound 2205 five channel amp and Marantz monoblock for sub
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Triad Gold LCR and surrounds including EX; sub is M&K 350THX with SVS sub on order
Sources (DVD/VCR): HTPC; Pioneer Elite DV-05 DVD player; old Pioneer Laserdisc player, Sony HI-8 VCR (for playing back home movies)
Other HT Gear: Tice Power Conditioner, Crestron remote, Powersnake power cord for the Theta, Harmonic Tech Pro-Silway II interconnects
Comments on HT System: Better than the theatre
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: coaching basketball at the junior high level

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