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dlarkin_dc's The 'New' Music Room System
IP Address: Last Update: September 21, 2011 at 05:10:54
Amplifier: Classe Seventy Laid back presentation, awsome mid range detail, tight bass control, and smooth highs.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Parasound 1100 Next step is reviving my DIY passive project with audio resistors.
Speakers: Paradigm Reference Studio 60 v2
CD Player/DAC: SONY CDP222ES Used in 2-channel CD/SACD only.
Turntable/Phono Stage: None.
Other Source(s): YAMAHA TX-492 Tuner Suprisingly good for the low cost with orchestral/opera. Good with strong signals and I use a Terk Pi to boost med/weak signals. Can't get weak signals my car radio can pickup.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cables: Bi-wire LO> Multiple runs of Cat5, Hi> single run of solid-copper in teflon pulled from center of RG-58 co-ax, with 6' pitch twist.

IC: Modified Homegrown Audio Super Silver II - All 3 silver conductors being used for signal now, source's/pre's/amp's phono gnds commoned out with copper 14AWG.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Belkin 'Isolator' High performance and flexability. Isolation and compound -20dB filtering between outlets.
Room Size (LxWxH): 25 x 12 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Suspended wooden floor, speaker centered on long side of recatangular room, little furniture in the room - In two words, 'accoustically horrible.'
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Orchestral, FSOL, Robbie, Yello, Bowie, Vangelis, MilesD... A very strange mix.
System Goals/Comments: To get back into hi-fi with just my 3020i at the core. My wife's classical bias needed to be accomodated. Upgraded NAD pre to Parasound pre.
System Strengths: Detailed, balanced, acccurate. SACD carries thru to speakers very well.
System Weaknesses: My wife is pleased with setup so far... I, on the other hand, have the upgrade bug.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic Plasma 42%22 TH42PZ80U
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: NOne yet, internal spearkers are really good on the TV, but I have to get some multichannel setup. Well, I'm using the spare speakers from the Samsung HT (below) driven by Parasound PLD100 and HCA 600 at the moment for stereo.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Well, I'm using the spare speakers from teh SAmsung HT (below).
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony BDP-S370
Blu-ray is great, upscaling not so much (the TV upsclaes better) It gets a lot of use streaming, Netflix/Amazon and from home media server.
Other HT Gear: Old half working Samsung DVD HT setup, HT-DM550. This thing has design bugs in it. It was supposed to be the replacement for the previous model that was Samsung admitted had bugs, well this one still had them. Even a service, on Samsungs dime, didn't make a difference. Hang on to it for testing and playing about.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Automation Engineer turned Project Manager. Cooking, fixing up the house, hanging out with good friends.

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