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soundog's HT-1 Klipsch Heritage Music Oriented System
Last Update: March 09, 2006 at 16:06:03 IP Address:
Amplifier: Outlaw 950/7100 7 channel combo (Dynaco inputs to preamp which has stereo bypass switch)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Dynaco PAS-4 stereo preamp W/ Tesla Tube upgrades (also outputs to HT2 - THX Movie System)
Speakers: Klipschorns w/ ALK crossover upgrades and Altec 511b mods

2 Klipsch LF-10s line-level wired to each Khorn (40Hz Xover)

5 Klipsch LaScalas (3 w/ Altec 511B mod: one - center with Cobraflex mod))

2 Heresys (rear)

Klipsch KSW-15 (for movie LFEs)

JBL Pro 4638 Woofer Tower with Parts Express remote controlled (Vol. & Xover freq)250 watt plate Amp.

CD Player/DAC: Sony CE775 Super Audio (SACD)Multi-Channel 5 Disk Changer with Matt Anker modifications.

Outlaw ICBM-1 Bass Manager (for SACDs)

Perpetual Technologies P1A & Dan Wright modified P3A DAC (provides conversion of 16 bit 44.1 Hz CDs to 24 bit 96 Hz with data enhancement - close approximation of LPs and SACDs),

3 Sony CX400 CD changers

Sony CX-240 CD Changer

Sony XA1ES CD player

Sony DVP CX985V 400 disk DVD/SACD 400 disk changer.

MSB Technology Digital Director w/ jitter reduction

Nirvis DXS digital controller (auto selection of whatever changer is playing)

Nirvis Slink-e computer interface

Nirvis jukebox software (downloads net cd info, album covers& lyrics- programs & controls changers searchable for songs, artists, albums).

Nirvis CDJ (CD Jukebox Software)

Sony Viao Laptop Computer

Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL3300 Direct Drive w/ Shure cartridge
Other Source(s): Sony S530D DVD Player

Sony 798HF VCR

Scientific American Explorer 8000 Home Media Server Communications Terminal (dual channel DVR)

Sherwood HX-PRO dual cassette deck

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Onix , MSB,Outlaw, Monster, AR., Iced Purple, RCA High Performance, RS Gold. Monster Bi-wire speaker cables.(Khorns}

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Phillips Pronto TS2000 Programmable Remote

Monster 5000 Power Center

Perpetual Technologies P1A Digital Correction Engine (jitter reduction, 16 to 24 bit conversion, future speaker frequency correction, and room acoustic correction )

X10 computerized lighting controls

Radio Shack Wireless Remote Control Extender

Tweaks: Custom ALK crossover & NOS EV K77A Tweeters in Klipschorns - Room Treatments
Room Size (LxWxH): 24' x 12' x 6'10
Room Comments/Treatments: Specially designed basement room w/ equiptment rack in seperate room

Diffussion & absorption panels and accoustical ceiling tiles to tame horns

Future: speaker and room correction software from Perpetual Tech

Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Classical, Broadway musicals, Old Time R&R, some pop
System Goals/Comments: Best of the past ( Heritage Speakers & Tube Pre-amp} combined with best of today's technology - Perpetual Tech devices that produce LP sound from CDs, Nirvis fully programable CD 'juke box', X10 computerized lighting, Pronto programable remote, etc.
System Strengths: Dynamics, clarity, realism, old theater style full range horn loaded speakers - advanced digital processing - computerized CD management
System Weaknesses: Brightness of horns and inability to adjust positioning of Khorns (ie- must be in corners) requires accoustical room treatment , difficulty in hanging surrounds (LaScalas) on walls (used right and left handed skyhooks).
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Toshiba 61 High Definition TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Outlaw 1050 6.1 A/V Receiver ( HT-1 Dynaco tube preamp inputs directly to amp section so that computerized CD changers in HT-1 can be fed to this system)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): 2 LaScalas w/ ALK crossovers (main music)

LaScalas w/ University Cobreflex mod (center )

4 RS-3 (Side and rear surround)

JBL Pro 4638 woofer tower w/ Parts Express 250 watt remote controled amp.

Klipsch KSW-12II sub

Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony NS700 Progressive Scan DVD

Toshiba 4205 DVD/ CD Changer

Sony 775HF VCR

Sony CE775 multichannel SACD changer

Scientific American 8000HD High Definition DVR & Cable Box

Other HT Gear: Monster 3000 Power Center

Sony X111 ES CD Player

Sony AV2100 remote

Scientific American Explorer 3100HD High Definition Home Communications Terminal

X10 Computerized Lighting

Vibrapods (vibration isolation)

RS Gold , Monster, Iced Purple, AR Cables

Sony SAC CE775 Multi-channel SACD changer

Comments on HT System: Great surround sound - not quite as musical in the bass as all Heritage Klipschorn/LaScalla/ Heresy system but ideal for most of today's movies.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Broadway Theater, Curling (Scotish Sport), Son\\\\\'s Basketball / Home Theater, Hi Fi, Home Improvement / Addiction Program Development for Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice System Clients - Training Consultant

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