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jcoat007's 2 Channel System
Last Update: April 12, 2005 at 12:17:30 IP Address:
Amplifier: Butler Audio 2250

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Modwright SWL 9.0 SE Super Duper Hot Rod w/ Black Gates and Bybees.

Speakers: Vandersteen 3A Signature and stereo Vandersteen 2Wq Subwoofers. Mine are all black.

CD Player/DAC: Sony DVP-S7700 with Empirical Audio transport mod's feeding a Perpetual Technologies P1A/P3A/Monolithic Power Supply. The P3A is turbo modded by Empirical Audio.

Turntable/Phono Stage: Nottingham Spacedeck with Spacearm and upgraded Acespace pivot. EAR 834P phono stage w/Modwright Mods and NOS RCA 12AX7's.

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Zu Libtec Bi-wires for Mains, Zu Julians for Subs. Empirical Audio Holophonic Silver Bullet PC interconnects, Bolder Digital Cable w/Eichman Silver Bullet Plugs from 7700 to DAC, Zu Xaus from phono to phono pre and Revelation Audio Cryo Silver I2s and Power Cables for Perp Tech gear.

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Powervar 20amp and 2 Powervar 6 amp models. Cryo treated Pass & Seymour 20amp outlets from dedicated 20 amp circuits. VH Audio Cryo treated Flavor 4 Power Cords. Sanus Euro Rack spiked into the sub-floor.

Tweaks: Walker Audio SST, Caig Pro Gold, Auric Illuminator, Last, Hal-o Tube Dampers, Herbie's TT Mat, Neuance Shelf, Audio Points, DH Cones and Pads, Shakti Stones, Bybee Slipstream Filters, Flitz Metal Polish, and an Audiodharma Cable Cooker.

Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 18 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Second floor bonus room. Some home made room treatments as well as corner busters.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Jazz, Classical, Ska, Punk, Grunge, Alternative Rock (whatever that means) and Opera.
System Goals/Comments: My system should take me to another place.
System Strengths: Clean, smooth and powerful sound. Big Soundstage, good imaging and very dynamic.
System Weaknesses: Hmmmmm.... Not enough records and CD's.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung HL-P6163W 61' Widescreen HDTV Monitor TV with DLP™ Technology

Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR-19EX for surround decoding. Odyssey Extreme Tempest w/ HT Passthru and remote for pure 2 channel enjoyment. Odyssey Extreme Monoblocks for front two channels and an Odyssey HT-3 w/cap upgrade to run the center and surrounds.

Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Odyssey Lorelei's for mains, Odyssey Nemesis Center Channel and Odyssey Subwoofer. A pair of B&W CCM 605 rears in the ceiling.

Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DVP-NS999es with Modwright Transformer Mods and Superclock 2 upgrades. Zu Megular component video cables. Bolder digital cable w/WBT Nextgens.
Other HT Gear: Empirical Audio Holophonics throughout. Zu WAX for Mains and Center Channel.
Comments on HT System: This system rocks. I am so happy with this. For movies it is incredible. For music it does everything right. Not too analytical, just smooth and powerful.
Deep bass, silky midrange and clean highs. Wow!!!
URL Link: http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/galleryimage.php/albur15/Lorelei_with_Grills_2.thumb.jpg
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Photography, surfing, sailing, hiking, biking, camping, cooking, golf, tennis and of course alligator wrestling. I just wish I had more time to actually do all of these things.

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