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Navin's "2nd home" System
Last Update: January 06, 2000 at 03:36:36 IP Address:
Amplifier: Harmon Kardon 665 Integrated amp and Harman Kardon 870 power amp.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Sat: Home made 2 way MT using Audax HM170Z0 and Morel MDT33. XO at 2500Hz. Powered by 870 via 70Hz 12db F Mod High Pass XO.

SUB: 2 4th order Bandpass subs each using 2 Focal 8N515.

CD Player/DAC: Marantx CD63KI
Turntable/Phono Stage: none
Other Source(s): Denon DRM 44Hx
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 63Ki to 665: AFA (house brand from Singapore).

All other interconnect: Belden with WBT connectors.

Speaker wire: Home Brew braid of 3 strands of 100/40 OFC stranded wire.

Tweaks: 12db F MOD HP and LP crossovers at 70Hz.
Room Size (LxWxH): 11 x 14 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Normal bedroom. Satellites are on shelf at ear height. SUBs are on the floor used as stands for flower pots etc.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Jazz, Classical
System Goals/Comments: Old components for second home. We use this system when we visit on weekends. The Focal and Morels were in a MTM. Once the Audax mids came, I re-built the speakers.
System Strengths: Great midrange.
System Weaknesses: Bass SPL is limited, but for 1 cu. ft. they are great.

Tweeter is a bit lispy.

Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: NEC 28" 2880MF
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Harman Kardon AV25 II
Carver M200 (for Sub)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): JBL Pro III x 5
2 x Vifa M22WR Isobarik x 2
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic SD25
Comments on HT System: Vifa makes great drivers. The 8" Vifa woofer is their best driver (compared to others at the price). So good that I bought 8. In less than 1 cu. ft. They will give 45Hz. Isobarik makes the subs very small so we can hide them behind/under sofas. If you are looking to have a mono SUB build the sub into the lowest part of teh TV trolley. If the magnets of the drivers are about 18" from the TV it wont affect the TV.

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