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radman's Main Stereo/Hometheater System
IP Address: Last Update: May 01, 2014 at 00:55:40
Amplifier: Bryston 9b-ST THX
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): DEQX active crossover/preamp/room correction

Speakers: B&W Nautilus 805s biamped with DEQX crossovers. Main & tweeter grills removed; ports plugged with fabric batting

B&W stands

REL Storm IIIs (pair) using DEQX crossover
CD Player/DAC: Sony 777-ES SACD

Turntable/Phono Stage: Nottingham Spacedeck with Spacearm

Benz-Micro L2

Homemade wallshelf (heavy-duty, cross-braced steel brackets > isolation points > MDF shelf > Vibrapods > 32 lb butcherblock > TT)

Pass X-ONO phonostage
Other Source(s): -
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest CV-4 Speaker Cables (bi-wire)

Discovery Cable Plus-4 IC

Silver Audio Hyacinth ICs (balanced)

Acoustic Zen's WOW Interconnect

Coincident CST IC (balanced)

Ensemble digital cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 2 MonsterCable HT-2000

Salamander equipment racks and CD racks
Tweaks: Hospital Grade Outlets

Homemade Power Cords
Room Size (LxWxH): 20ft x 15ft x 8.5ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Echobusters Absorption & Diffusion Panels

Homemade absorption panels

Wool Oriental Carpet on Oak Floor
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Varied
System Goals/Comments: Have recently begun to biamp my N805s utilizing DEQX 2.6 as active crossover between woofers tweeters and REL subs. All time aligned, plus room correction. This is a MAJOR upgrade.
System Strengths: Coherent sound with seamless integration between all drivers/subs. Great non-boomy bass. Excellent imaging, good clarity, not fatiguing (as B&W + Bryston potentially can be). Original shortcomings of the B&Ws,and suboptimal subwoofer-speaker integration now corrected.
System Weaknesses: Would much rather have separate HT and audio rooms, but that's not possible right now.

I'm pretty happy for now, and I'm convinced I would have to spend a hell of a lot more for significantly better sound.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Toshiba TW56x81 rear projection

Better Cable Silver Serpent Component Cable
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Parasound AVC-2500u processsor; Bryston 9B-ST amp
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): B&W HTM2 center on Sound Anchor Stand

B&W N805 surrounds on B&W stands

REL Storm IIIs (pair)
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba ST-9100 DVD
Other HT Gear:

Audioquest Emerald ICs

Bolder Cable digital cable
Comments on HT System: Home theater gets only occasional use, I listen to stereo 98% of the time.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Playing guitar (Taylor 912C, Collings D2H,

Gibson Les Paul)

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