|grinder's Darwin System|
|Last Update: January 03, 2002 at 15:25:08||IP Address: 184.108.40.206|
|Amplifier:||Sunfire signature amp 1200w/4 ohms|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Musical Fidelity A3CR|
|Speakers:||PSB Stratus gold i's, Pair Genesis G900 15" 1000w subs|
|CD Player/DAC:||Arcam Alpha 9|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Harman Kardon T20, Audio Technica cart.|
|Other Source(s):||Sony cassette, Akai Reel to Reel, Hitachi vcr|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker: Audio Analysis oval 9's double bi-wired (voltage to low, current to mids/highs)|
xlo pro 150 to amp, Nordost solar wind from cd, XLO er5's for all else
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Monster power 5000|
|Tweaks:||Sorbo gel under turntable, vibro pods under all else. M & K 80 Hz. filter.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||35 x 25 x 10|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Basement with cinder block walls, bare wood ceiling, some carpet on floor and some bed foam on walls and ceiling|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Like just about anything including opera in small doses :-)|
What makes it shine:
CD: Van Halen, Balance, track 4 "Amsterdam"
Vinyl: Michael Rabin (violin)Paganini's Concerto No. 1 in D with the Philharmonia...great recording...UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE!
Little Feat live "waiting for Columbus" track 1 "fat man in the bathtub"
|System Goals/Comments:||next purchase- Richard Gray 1200s power cond. Wish I had a better room for the system.|
|System Strengths:||Big, bold, powerfull with great resolution and wide soundstage.|
|System Weaknesses:||Very revealing...to a fault if you put in something less than favorably engineered.|
|Video/HT System: None|