Audio Asylum Inmate Joe Evans's Old Faithful System

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Joe Evans's Old Faithful System
Last Update: August 06, 2001 at 18:07:42 IP Address:
Amplifier: Fully POOGE'ed Haffler DH200 (Replaced with Krell KSA100)Bryston BP10 Xover
Fully worked Dyna MkIII's (Replaced with Audio Research VT60)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): ARC SP9MkII
Speakers: Acoustat 2SW
Stax SR40 Earspeakers
CD Player/DAC: Modified Marantz CD-63 SE Assemblage DAC-3
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI HW-19 ET-2 Tonearm - Shure V-15, Marcof PPA-1 head amp. Sumiko Blue Point Special, Ortofon MC2000
Other Source(s): Accuphase T101 (analog tuner)(replaced with Magnum Dynalab FT101)
Nakamichi LX-5 (Cassette)
TEAC 3340 2 Track RtR
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Double lengths of Kimber 4AG with Kimber Postmaster spades
Interconnects made using Kimber AG-B with WBT plugs
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Racks home made using 3/4" MDF shelves. TT shelf mounted to brick wall and spring suspended. Chang Lightspeed conditioner
Tweaks: CD-Rings. Green paint. Spikes, Dots, Ceramic cable supports, Vibrapods
Room Size (LxWxH): 22 x 14 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Wall to wall carpets. Books and record/CD cabinets. Sonex sparingly applied. Room is not bright not dead. Seems to have good reverb (ie:very little) Room does well on hand clap test. Windows covered with heavy drapes.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz (Have 46 Miles LP's/CD's). Pop music and R&B (Adult Comtemporary)ex: Bela Fleck, Toni Braxton, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Sills doing La Traviata, Ormandy conducting The Philadelphia (vinyl!)
System Goals/Comments: Provide something I didn't want to junk after visiting Soundex. It took 3 months to get my speakers positioned. It was worth the effort!
System Strengths: Clean, does not intensify digital nasties. Can make your hair stand on end at times. Sounds very good on the LIAR (listening in another room) test. Female voices are unbelievably realistic.
System Weaknesses: Could wish for slightly more volume capability. Would like more bass. I'm currently flat to 35HZ. Correction on bass response. Re-positioned speakers and have more than sufficient bass. I don't know why I want more volume I already get 102db peaks at my listening position.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Computer geek (day job), brew my own beer, Electronics hobbyist. Ride my bicycle weather permitting.

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