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Pete H.'s My big stereo System
Last Update: November 25, 2001 at 21:19:10 IP Address:
Amplifier: Soundcraftsmen PCR800 pair, bridged to mono, 615 watts RMS into 8 ohms, 900 into 4 ohms, 775 watts into 2 ohms, inaudible distortion
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Varies. Soundcraftsmen DX4200, DX4000, Yamaha C-80, Kenwood Basic C-2
Speakers: JBL CF-150, 98 dB/w/m
CD Player/DAC: Mitsubishi M-C5100, Kenwood DP-49, Sony CDP-215, 3 or 4 others
Turntable/Phono Stage: Denon DP-47F, Technics SL-23
Other Source(s): Aiwa AD-S750 Dolby S, Teac V-770, Onkyo T-9
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monster 12 ga., other 12 ga. Radio Shack pins and bananas, patchcords with gold-plated RCA plugs
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 10-6 x 8-6
Room Comments/Treatments: Crowded! I collect books, too. Carpet, openings (3) at N end, opposite of speakers. Have 5 other stereo systems crowded in here, along with 4 large bookcases (FULL) & my 'puter. 4 or 5 stereos downstairs, and my HT system.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Yes.
System Goals/Comments: Big sound, open, accurate, clean & detailed. Leo Kottke sounds like he's in the room.
System Strengths: This is a very strong stereo. It handles visceral, deafening sound levels effortlessly. It also reveals nuances in music at low and moderate volumes.
System Weaknesses: Clicks & pops in vinyl can seem alarming at volume! Bummer, but there you go.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 27 inch stereo TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Pioneer Elite VSX-99 with an Onkyo M-5160 for center output
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Center, pair Yamaha NS-A838; main, RtR 123; surround, Yamaha NS-A638; subs, pair of Dahlquist PDQ-1500 (speakers change now-and-then, as I play around, I have 14 pairs)
Sources (DVD/VCR): Apex AD-1500; Hitachi, JVC (2), Magnavox hi-fi VCRs
Other HT Gear: Have a little HT system, DPL, with the 20 inch TV up here
Comments on HT System: Uh, well, anything with lots of LFE pounds your gut!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: My car is capable of going through the twisties fast, and it has real big brakes, too. I'm a dog person, and she doesn't like either of my hobbies!

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