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smimmy's Basic But Good System
Last Update: August 15, 2002 at 22:36:30 IP Address:
Amplifier: Rotel RA-970BX Integrated Amplifier(60 watts)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none
Speakers: Fabulous Tweeter Brothers KO8T23. This is a very small, local speaker maker from Eugene, OR. $1500 speakers for $400
CD Player/DAC: Rotel RCD-950. Really should get a better player like the Ah Tjoub. Haven't used it since I got my turntable(cd player also needs to have its wires checked because of a strange noises at certain frequencies).
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P3-2000/Gram amp 2SE. Great combination, although I don't have anything to compare against. Only problem is a little hum from the Phono Preamp. It might be a ground loop.
Other Source(s): Nakamichi 580 3-head tape deck. Made in 1980, still amazing.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Tara Labs Omni cables, They are cheap and they work.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Panamax Max6 for surge protection.
Tweaks: Target End Table(Very much like the Ikea Lack) for my turntable. Works well, not sure of sonic improvement. Cheap.
Room Size (LxWxH): 25' x 15' x 9'
Room Comments/Treatments: none.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Ska, Ambient, Punk, Experimental, Rock.

The Selector, Beach Boys, Tom Waits, Brian Eno, Dead Kennedys, NoMeansNo, Talking Heads, Aphex Twin.

System Goals/Comments: I want to get closer to forgetting about my equipment. It is such an ironic thing that I have to focus on my equipment to not focus on my equipment. It sucks really. Okay, who am I kidding, I love the gear too, but while I am listening, I would like to forget.
System Strengths: Just finally starting to see the light of analogue as my turntable is rather new. I bought 100 records in two months. I would love to get a tube amp to get a bit of warmth into the entire system.
System Weaknesses: My cd player is too clinical. I have no dedicated rack for the audio equipment. Only my turntable has a nice rack. I really need to do something about that.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Magnavox 32 inch
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: No processor, just use stereo. It sounds really good actually.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Only my stereo speakers. Sounds really good.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic RV-30 DVD player. Really cheap and good.
Comments on HT System: I like movies too.

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