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leemik's Main System
Last Update: June 08, 2001 at 15:46:53 IP Address:
Amplifier: Proceed HPA2
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Linn Kolector (w/phono stage)
Speakers: Mirage OM-6
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-777ES (SACD)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Sumiko Perspective/Sumiko Arm/Grado Platinum Ref. Cartridge
Other Source(s): Meridian 504 (tuner), Sony DTC-2000ES (DAT), Nakamichi CR-7A (tape)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest, Canare (homebrew), Apature, Monster
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Panamax MAX1000 (3x), Adcom ACE515, Madigral IRIQ, Grado SR60, Lovan Affinity PRO4 and Bell'Ogotti Fort'Angle racks...
Tweaks: bi-wire all speakers, sorbothane pucks, triangle point feet, ferrite clamps, lots of concrete
Room Size (LxWxH): 23 x 13 x 8
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): anything except country
System Goals/Comments: accurate reproduction of film and music
System Strengths: movies & music sound great, good balance
System Weaknesses: room tuning needed
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic PT56WXF90 (HDTV)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Meridian 561, (Proceed HPA2 for front L,R), Parasound HCA1206 (AMP for the rest of channels), Sony TA2000ES (for DD-EX, DTS-ES), Sony EP9ES for LD-AC3RF conversion
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mirage MCsi (center), Mirage 1090i (rear), Mirage BPS-150i (sub), Boston Acoustics SW10 (2X rear subs)
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer DV-09 (DVD),
Pioneer LD-S2 (w/AC3),
JVC HRS10000U (S-VHS),
Sega Dreamcast,
Sony Playstation 2

Athlon 950Mhz HTPC, Audiophile 24/96 sound card, Elsa GeForce2 video card featuring codefree/PAL & NTSC/540p progressive DVD playback and MP3 jukebox capabilty... also controls Meridian 561 and enables "Web TV" functionality. WinTV with WinVCR also installed to give "TIVO" capability. Plays high resolution PC games galore as well :-)

Other HT Gear: DVDO iScan, Entec Director 4.1 (performing component video switching), Sony eMarker, Audio Authority VGA to digital Ccomponent converter
Comments on HT System: Meridan 561 used as digital preamp, passing through Linn Kolector (with an input configured as "infinite gain"). Kolector used as the main preamp in the system.

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