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Moorghan's Simplicity System
Last Update: November 13, 2001 at 01:17:46 IP Address:
Amplifier: Marantz PM-17SA (60w @ 8 Ohms)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Klipsch RF-3 (98dB sensitivity, 600w peak power handling, 210 RMS)
CD Player/DAC: Marantz SA-14 SACD player (coming soon)
Yamaha 5-disc changer CDC-775
Turntable/Phono Stage: None.
Sold my Music Hall a couple years ago
Other Source(s): Sony MiniDisc MDS-JB940
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monster Reference 2
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Vantage Point Euro Audio Shelf Rack (EAW09B)

Standard power cords

Will get an inexpensive Monster Power conditioner in the near future

Tweaks: None
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 10 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: None. It's practically a dorm room in an apartment my wife and I share with another student couple.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Folk, classic rock, some alternative, some classical, some jazz
System Goals/Comments: I am a poor audio engineering student

All I want is to listen to good two channel music, and I am a firm believer that less is more.

To me music is about an experience, and although I firmly believe that paying more might get you more, I also believe there is a limit, and that limit becomes compromised when listening ceases to be an experience but becomes a quest (IMHO).

I play with cables, components, and frequency settings all day, when I come home I turn my system on and just want to experience music.

System Strengths: Simplicity.

I like Marantz because they have great sound and I can usually afford their products.

System Weaknesses: Although I love the sound of the Klipsch speakers my engineering friends and teachers are constantly telling me about the flaws of horns. I may reconsider these some day.

The Yamaha 5 disc is nice for background music, but I need the Marantz SA-14 for primary listening.

Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 20" Flat screen Toshiba
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: See above
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): None
Sources (DVD/VCR): Basic Sony VHS.
Other HT Gear: None
Comments on HT System: I want DVD because it looks great, but I will probably wait for more Indie Films.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Hiking, writing, driving.

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