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Rick Gardner's Main System
Last Update: December 20, 2000 at 09:39:59 IP Address:
Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK-500, 250 W. Yes, goddamit it is SS!
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Balanced Audio Technology VK-50-SE (with those really cool new Russian supertubes!)
Speakers: ESP (Esoteric Speaker Products) Concert Grand Signatures
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-1, Teac VRDS-20 CDP (used as transport primarily)

Teac VRDS-20 (used as transport) - Timbre TT-2-1000 DAC (balanced)

Turntable/Phono Stage: Wilson Benesch "Full Circle"
Linn Linto SS
Other Source(s): Teac, Nakamichi DR-1, cheap tuners (Arcam, Sony)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Jenna Labs Symphony (balanced)interconnects.

Jenna Labs "split eleven" speaker cables.

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): HD Justawracks, lots of Black Diamond (cones, source shelfs, shelfs, those things, round things, etc.

Essential Sound Products power distributor and power cords.

Tweaks: Isolated power. Huge cat serving as center trap. Really cool glass bricks suspending speaker cables. Antique insulators suspending balanced interconnect between amp and preamp. Beautiful blonde companion, most times. Disk Doctor stuff.
Room Size (LxWxH): 14'x x 19'x x 11 to 7.5
Room Comments/Treatments: mix of lathe and plaster and sheetrock, overhead and front wall heavily insulated and sealed. Theatre draping. Heavy, irregular texturing. ASC bass traps, corner flags, various dimension flat traps.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Anonymous Four to Zoe, and every arcane and bizarre thing in between.
System Goals/Comments: bliss
System Strengths: Vivid, emotional, beaty big and bouncy.
System Weaknesses: not perfect . . . yet
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Crap
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: nothing
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Major crap
Sources (DVD/VCR): Imported crap
Other HT Gear: Misc. Crap, but I do have a buttload of movies . . . anyone up for Zombies of the Stratosphere, or the Beast from Yucca Flats?
Comments on HT System: Ricky crack crap and I don't care . . .
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Neardowell

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