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MikeP's Main System
Last Update: June 03, 2000 at 09:39:08 IP Address:
Amplifier: Marantz 8B reissue, 35 wpc driving mains full range

Odyssey Stratos, 150 wpc, driving subs from 50 hz down

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): VAC CPA1-MkII
Speakers: ProAc Response 2s, 87db

2 Janis W1 subs, 87db

CD Player/DAC: Theta DS Pro Basic IIIa dac

Theta Jade transport

Turntable/Phono Stage: AR EB101 w/ Shure V15mr
Other Source(s): Onkyo 9090II tuner

Denon 740 cassette

Philips cdr870

HHB 850 cdr

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cables: Kimber 8TC on ProAc woofers, Kimber 4TC on tweets

12ga zip on subs

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Osiris speaker stands
Room Size (LxWxH): 23' x 11.5' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: furniture, tools, magazines, dust, occasionally auto parts
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Traditional and progressive bluegrass, jazzgrass, classic rock, folk, blues, some country and classical.
System Goals/Comments: "They are here" as opposed to "you are there". I don't believe its feasible to recreate the experience of being in a concert hall in my room (at least not within my budget), so I'd like get it to the point where I can imagine a solo singer playing an acoustic guitar in my living room.
System Strengths: Attack and decay of acoustic intruments getting there. Mids and highs very good. easy to listen too, non-fatigueing.
System Weaknesses: A little lacking in detail. In other words its a little soft sounding. I prefer this. Soundstage size. I'm pretty sure this is due to the set up and room. Basically I'm happy enough with it that I've lost interest in messing with it for the moment.
Video/HT System: None

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