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Irongen's My System
Last Update: August 29, 2002 at 02:15:39 IP Address:
Amplifier: Myryad MA-240 power amplifier
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Myryad MP-100 preamp
Speakers: ACI Sapphire III LE
CD Player/DAC: PS Audio Lambda II transport
CI Audio VDA-1 DAC with VAC-1 upgraded power supply
Other Source(s): Sansui TU-9500 tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: DH Labs Q-10 internally biwired speaker cable with upgraded spades
DH Labs Revelations ICs on all components (DAC, tuner, pre-to-power)
Acoustic Zen MC2 digital cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster HTS-2500 line conditioner
Salamander Archetype 5 shelf audio rack
Heavy cast-iron sand-filled speaker stands, 24" tall
Tweaks: Monarchy Audio DIP 24/96
Magnum Dynalab ST-2 antenna for tuner
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): A little bit of everything, although orchestral / movie soundtracks, female vocalists and light jazz are my current heavy rotation
System Goals/Comments: Good sound for cheap -- most everything was purchased used, and those items that were purchased new were less than $1500 (the Sapphire III LEs are the most expensive part of my system by far). No other componenet comes near $500 (over even $400, for that matter). Good sound doesn't have to be expensive!
System Strengths: See above.
System Weaknesses: It could *always* be better in every regard. My whole system costs less than many single components some asylum members have!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Mitsubishi 35" tube, approx. 7 years old.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz AV-9000 Pre
Marantz MM-9000 Power
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mission 773 mains
Mission 77c center
Mission 772 surrounds
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DVP-7000 DVD player
Other HT Gear: Sony 200 disc carousel CD player
Audioquest Type 4+ speaker cable on all speakers, in dual run (shotgun biwire, is it called?)
DH Labs BL-1 interconnects between power and pre
Audioquest ICs between VCR and cable box and pre
All video connections are S-Video; all composite-only outputs are run through a Sima video switcher with S-Video conversion.
Comments on HT System: This is my original system; I spend more time listening to my 2-channel system now, thanks to you madmen!!!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Computers, dining out, trying to pay off my credit cards (probably so I can run them up again with new audio gear!)

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