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carpenter's home brew/ odds and ends System
Last Update: December 26, 2001 at 09:23:49 IP Address:
Amplifier: Harmon Kardan AR20 seperated pre-out busbar to use preamp only, DIY Nelson Pass Zen for 230hz horn, Hafler Transnova P3000 for 100hz horn, QSC USA-850 for bass horn
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Preamp stage of Harmon Kardan AR20
Speakers: DIY (horns: JBL 2446 driven tractrix above 230hz, Pioneer 5" exponentional 100hz to 230hz, JBL 2240 18" to drive 18' gooseneck bass horn )
CD Player/DAC: Harmon Kardan CDR-2
Turntable/Phono Stage: none
Other Source(s): cable box for tv
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: basic wire
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Aphex interface module
Tweaks: tri amped with TDM 4th order x-over
Room Size (LxWxH): 25' x 25' x 13'
Room Comments/Treatments: bare wood floor and sheetrock elsewhere
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): jazz, new age, some older rock
System Goals/Comments: to be fully horn loaded, to balance the room accoustics, to be class A only
System Strengths: powerful, clean, realistic, excellent stage width, accurate placement of musicians (can't tell a well recorded phone, doorbell, truck on a backstreet from real life)
System Weaknesses: very large!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 61" Pioneer
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Cable box from AT&T
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): project for a rainy day
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba DVD, Sony video player
Other HT Gear: purchased a Radio Shack surge protector/filter that actually works! My system had a terrible hum from the cable box. The coax filter removed the interference completely.
Comments on HT System: clean, functional
URL Link: http://home.earthlink.net/~lotusblossom/index.html
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I'm a carpenter, currently building myself a 4500 sq. foot Queen Anne near Portland, Oregon

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