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drlittle's Evolving Two Channel Audio System System
Last Update: October 02, 2005 at 11:54:51 IP Address:
Amplifier: Odyssey Stratos Extreme
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Classe CP-35
Speakers: Martin Logan Request Speakers, Grado SR-80 headphones (great cans)
CD Player/DAC: Rotel RCD-1070 single disk cd player with HDCD
Turntable/Phono Stage: Clearaudio Emotion tuntable Shrure V15VMR cartridge with Clearaudio Twister record clamp. Clearaudio Basic Phono Preamp
Other Source(s): Rotel RT-1080 tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest Granite bi-wired to speaker and Audioquest Diamondback interconnects for the rest of the system.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Built my own rack.
Tweaks: Nitty Gritty Record cleaner with Disc Doctor record brushed for scrubing
Room Size (LxWxH): 16 x 12 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Wood Floor with large floor rug. Two nice recliners with foot rests
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues, Rock, Jazz
System Goals/Comments: Preamp and amp upgrade.
Would like to try tube preamp and take the Stratos to Extreme mono blocks
System Strengths: I have been building this system over the years because I wanted a audio system I never had or could afford. I have always enjoyed good sounding music and I feel this system does a pretty fair job of doing that.

It will always be an evolving system living with what I have and making changes as money allows. I purchased the Martin Logan Request speaker because I fell in love with the sound. The speakers deliver a sound that you need to hear to be believed. Simply stunning.
The Rotel CD player is a best buy in a CD play back system for $700.00 and produces wonderful music. I am a vinyl guy but some things you can't get in vinyl and this CDP does the job. I can see a DAC in my future if it will improve the sound from the CDP. Looking at the Musical Fidelity DAC.

This is a music system, in my opinion; you can sit and listen to for hours on end. All you need to do is find the vinyl, put it on, sit back, and enjoy every detailed note.

Right now it sound great but as with all thing it can be improved and I will continue my quest

System Weaknesses: Go to stratos mono extreme's perhaps a tube preamp
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: RCA 27' (small room)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha RX V530 Dolby Digital DTS. A good reciever for the speaker I drive. 75 watts per channel at 8 ohms is not bad. Yamaha in MHO makes very good HT receivers for the money.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Polk S10 mains, Polk CS 250S center, Polk RT 3 Rear, KSW 10 Sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): Yamaha DVD Panasonic VCR
Other HT Gear: Audioquest interconnects and monster speaker wire
Comments on HT System: It is good system to view movies and that is its sole purpose. I could improve it a lot but would need a bigger room first and more money
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Astronomy, Photography, Wood working,

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