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Shawn Harvey's Does this upgrade stuff EVER stop? System
Last Update: August 11, 2001 at 11:23:33 IP Address:
Amplifier: Plinius SA-100 MKIII
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Lexicon MC-1 v4.0
Speakers: Joseph Audio RM25si
CD Player/DAC: Sony DVP-S7000 -> Lexicon MC-1
Turntable/Phono Stage: None
Other Source(s): RCA DirecTV Box
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: AudioQuest Python, Kimber PBJ (surround), Chris VH DIY CAT5 cable, Cheap Monster for surrounds
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Ulitmate Outlet (great product for the money)
Tweaks: Black Diamond Racing Cones, Vibrapods, Polycrystal Audio Rack

Room Size (LxWxH): 26 x 13.5 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Room needs lots of acoustic help!!! Large and open, though -- superb for HT. I really need to invest in some bass tubes, diffusors, or other room treatments.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Just about anything but rap or country; or hip-hop, whatever that is.
System Goals/Comments: Looking for audio nirvana found in high-end system that had Theta front-end, Rowland amp/preamp and Proac 2.5 speakers. Either that or a hot wife -- still deciding. I don't know if I could juggle both at the same time.
System Strengths: Exceptional clarity, but room makes midrange harsh in presence region and bass has large peaks, dips. Is missing dynamic range in lower end, like drum smacks.
System Weaknesses: The owner's lack of cash. I really need some power conditioning equipment/cords, some nice mains speaker cables, and a better transport than the Sony. The room itself is probably my greatest weakness.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Toshiba 36", Sony 20" Wega
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Lexicon MC-1 v4.0
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Joseph Audio Cinergy (center), Dynaudio Aries (sides), Infinity CS3006 (rear), passive subs run by old Linn LK80 amps (believe it or not they do a decent job)
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DVP S-7000
Other HT Gear: Polycrystal Audio Rack
Comments on HT System: Great sound for movies, pretty good for 2-channel. The Lexicon is a gem. Extremly clear sound and great panning.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Trying NOT to go nuts on power and room treatment now. Does this upgrade stuff ever stop??

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