|DunninLA's Stereo assembled in 2002, still works System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: December 30, 2013 at 10:59:49|
|Amplifier:||Marsh A200s (120 watt solid state)|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||FT Audio LW-1 Passive five input preamp|
|Speakers:||Sonus Faber Signum (new) + REL Strata II sub w. stock brass bi-wire terminal jumper.|
|CD Player/DAC:||Heart CD6000,NOS 1960 Amperex Bugle Boy (Hewlett Packard) 6dj8 pair. |
Also tried: S/H & Telefunken 7308. Captive power cord.
|Other Source(s):||Macbook Pro: CDs ripped via FLAC, then into Variable Bit Rate mp3s (seldom), the same mp3s out of a Sansa clip or other small Sansa, from Headphone jack via ribbon mini-RCA cable (more often).|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker cable: Ensemble Megaflux FSF, in replacement of Magnan Signature. |
Also Tried AQ Midnight3 (rolled off) , HT Pro-11 (uplifted upper mid) also tried AZ Satori, which I found a little rolled off much like the Matrix IC is.
IC: Luminous Audio Synchestra Reference CDP->Pre (in replacement of AZ Silver Ref), Luminous Audio Synchestra Signature in replacement of AZ Matrix II pre->amp.
Sent on: (all tested before I installed the Acme outlets...so not that valid): Empirical Audio (very extended HF and LF, very clean, for me missing some midband excitement); TG Audio (very smooth, not the upper mid I am looking for) DH Labs BL-1 (dull); Cardas Golden Ref (very rolled off in my system) Ecosse Conductor (not bad); AZ Wow (not bad) Lindsey Audiophile (same impressions as Empirical Audio)
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||No conditioning. 1 Dedicated 20 amp circuit with four Acme Audio Silver cryo outlets.|
Power cable: AZ Tsunami.
Tried but decided againt: Empirical Audio Magnum2 (too hot with the new outlets)
Ensemble Powerflux (no bass), Gutwire G-Clef (slightly bright), TG Audio Gen II HSR-A (a little to much presence for my ICs)
|Room Size (LxWxH):||26 x 20 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||None yet. Room is sort of L-shaped, spanish paver floor, small area rug, lots of overstuffed furniture, lots of windows, glass round coffee table dead center...|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Early Rock, Jazz Vocalists- Simone, Gilberto, Bridgewater, Krall, etc., Acoustic Rock, Classical of late|
|System Goals/Comments:||Realistic vocals foremost, then detail, pinpoint imaging, relaxed, real sounding cymbal decay|
|System Strengths:||all goals met except for cymbal realness. Size of room could support another REL sub.|
|System Weaknesses:||can't go super loud, speaker placement limits really good holographic imaging.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Panasonic Viera HT-50PX80U Plasma 2008 fed by TimeWarner Cable HD Cable Box; in replace ment of Sony Wega 36'|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||None. Sent on (actually I think I pitched it) B&K AVP 1030|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Just the stereo setup... Sonus FAber Signum + REL sub (feeding off amp speaker posts).|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||sony 555 DVD player, Sony Playstation 2|
|Other HT Gear:||none. I have a Rotel 985 5 channel amp sitting there unused as I prefer my movies in stereo rather than surround.|
|Comments on HT System:||Gets the job done.|