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Jay H's The Humble Gathering System
Last Update: November 18, 1999 at 16:23:31 IP Address:
Amplifier: Parasound HCA-1203a 200W/4ohms 3-channel amp
(3rd channel not used for Audio)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Parasound P/SP-1500 A/V DPL Preamp.
Speakers: Snell E.5's floorstanding speakers 4ohm 90db 1w@1m

M&K V-125 Powered Sub.

CD Player/DAC: Meridian 506.20 CDP
Other Source(s): Harmon/Kardon Citation 23 tuner.
Onkyo TA-2700 tape deck (Have space, might as well hook it up)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Straightwire Encore II's CD-Pre
Straightwire Rhapsody II Pre-Amp

Cheap Monster 12guage cord speaker wire (soon to be replaced)

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 10-shelf DIY Flexy Rack
Tripplite Ultra8Bar surge strip
Tweaks: None. Soon to make my own speaker cable though.
Room Size (LxWxH): ~15feet x ~15feet x 8feet
Room Comments/Treatments: Ugh, square but not much choice.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock-progressive to Hard Rock
System Goals/Comments: A decent audio/visual setup. Nothing more, nothing less. Anything better would probably be wasted due to my room or lack of a good audio room.
System Strengths: Flexibility, can improve audio section or video section. CDs sound laid back with smooth bass and decent highs.
System Weaknesses: Not as good imaging as I'd like. Speaker placement is limited due to space.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony KV20V80 (Yup, small 20")
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Parasound P/DD-1500 AC-3 Processor, DAC

Parasound HCA-750A 2-channel amp to drive my surrounds. 75W into 8ohms.
(Center Channel is using the 3rd channel of my HCA-1203a)

Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Snell CR.5 center channel
M&K V-125 125WPC powered Sub
JBL L1s bookshelfs surrounds
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic A-120U DVD player.
Rooftop antenna connection.
Comments on HT System: Very good system - enough to make me and my friends very happy. A push-pull sub would be a nice upgrade and of course a larger TV if I had space.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Cars, Freshwater fish, Tennis.

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