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Wombat 's Wombat 5.0 (Under Construction) System
Last Update: January 24, 2006 at 22:09:49 IP Address:
Amplifier: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Definitive Technology BP7004
CD Player/DAC: Marantz SA11S1 (Stereo)

Marantz SA8260 (Multi-Channel)

Turntable/Phono Stage: None
Other Source(s): Cassette deck: Teac W-790R

Tuner service provided by Marantz SR4300

Apple iPod 40GB (3G)

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables: QED X-Tube XT-400 with Airloc plugs

Marantz SA11S1 interconnect: Van den Hul The First Ultimate

Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 (for Marantz SA11S1) interconnect: Van den Hul The First Ultimate

Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 (for Apple iPod 40GB) interconnect: Audience Au24

Teac W-790R interconnect: Van den Hul The Bay C5

Apple iPod interconnect: Kimber Kable Tonik Mini

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 (2 units) used as tube buffers for Marantz SA11S1 and Apple iPod 40GB

Power Cables:
Van den Hul @ Rotel RA1060
AUDUSA-Eupen GNLM 05/2.5 (CSA 2.5) -> Chord Clearway -> AFA Ares II @ Marantz SA8260

Power Conditioners:
Chord Clearway @ Marantz SA8260
Russ Andrews The Silencers - 1 MegaClamp @ system wall socket; 1 SuperClamp @ Rotel RA1060; 1 SuperClamp @ Marantz SR4300; ferrite ring on Marantz SR4300 power cable

Tweaks: Vibrapods for Rotel RA1060, Marantz SA8260, Marantz SR4300

Noise absorbant sheet as isolation layer for Musical Fidelity X-10 v3

Half-cut squash balls as isolation feet for Teac W-790R

Soundcare SuperSpikes for Definitive Technology BP7004

Room Comments/Treatments: Typical living room of an apartment in Singapore, i.e. furniture clutter etc. included

Echo Busters: 2 Double Busters and 1 Bass Buster

Eighth Nerve: 1 Framed Response

Bitumen-layered sound-damping sheet

Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, orchestra, vocals, easy listening
System Goals/Comments: None
System Strengths: High resolution (for a mid-fi), helped by SACD

Tight bass (even better now with Musical Fidelity X-10 v3)

System Weaknesses: Speakers have to be placed too close to a corner and rear wall

Soundstage depth limited

Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 has helped to reduce the following problems:
1. Dry mid-range for vocals
2. Harshness with poorly recorded CDs

Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony Wega TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR4300
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Center: Definitive Technology C/L/R 2300

Rear surrounds: Definitive Technology BP1.2V/X

Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer DV-535K DVD, Philips VHS Hi-Fi VCR
Other HT Gear: Center speaker cable: QED X-Tube XT-400 with Airloc plugs

Rear surround speaker cables: Texas Sound Lab

Subwoofer cable: QED Qunex SR-SW

Marantz SR4300 pre-out interconnect: Van den Hul The Bay C5

Pioneer DV-535K digital coax: QED Qunex SR-75; analog interconnect: Van den Hul The Bay C5; S-VHS interconnect: Qunex SVS

Sony TV analog interconnect: QED Qunex 2

Philips VCR analog interconnect: AudioQuest; video interconnect: Daiyo

Comments on HT System: Marantz SR4300 main channels pre-out to Rotel RA1060

Marantz SR4300 LFE channel fed to LFE inputs of both BP7004s

Pioneer DV-535K digital-out connected to Marantz SR4300, analog-out to Rotel RA1060, S-VHS-out to Sony TV

Sony TV analog-out connected to Rotel RA1060

Philips VCR analog-out connected to Rotel RA1060, video-out to Sony TV

Apple iPod analog-out connected to Marantz SR4300

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