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smollett's Living Room System
IP Address: Last Update: February 11, 2010 at 20:02:55
Amplifier: Fisher KX-200 Tube Integrated Amplifier (two new matched pairs of NOS Sylvania full base 7591A tubes, six Fisher/ Telefunken 12AX7 smooth plate tubes, all new resistors and coupling capacitors) (dated 1961)

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: Klipschorns (dining room)

Klipsch Heresys, original model, walnut with riser bases (family room)

Fisher XP-15s (living room)
CD Player/DAC: California Audio Labs Delta HD-CD Transport

California Audio Labs Sigma Tube Digital/Analog Converter with a Telefunken 12AX7 smooth plate replacing the original Chinese-made tube

XLO Type 4 Digital Interconnect Cable
Turntable/Phono Stage: Dual 1219, deluxe wood base with drop-down front, Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 Cables
Other Source(s): McIntosh MR7082 FM-AM Stereo Tuner

McIntosh MR65B FM tuner, with mostly original McIntosh-branded tubes and a few NOS replacements (dated 1962)

Nakamichi CR-1A Cassette Deck

McIntosh MAC 1700 Hybrid SS/Tube Receiver used primarily as a tuner and as a secondary amplifier (completely retubed with RCA NOS)(dated 1968)

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monster Cable Superflux Speaker Wire

Monster Cable Digital Interconnects

Monster Cable 24K Gold Speaker Cable Connectors

MIT Interconnects

Carol 16-gauge stranded pure copper speaker wire, Kester rosin core soldered ends
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Hudson Audio Technologies PS-1 Powermax Power Strip - eight outlet model

Adcom GFS-1 Speaker Selector

StudioTech HF-3 B/S equipment rack

Roof-mounted, Radio Shack six-element, triple-drive FM Antenna

Separate RG-6 coaxial cables, each with 75 ohm unbalanced connectors

Parts Express A/B/C coaxial switch to direct antenna signal

Parts Express A/B coaxial switch
Room Size (LxWxH): 25' x 25' x 9'
Room Comments/Treatments: Family, Dining, and Living rooms - couches, chairs, massive stone fireplace, rugs, etc.....
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Jazz, 1920's & '30's jazz, dance bands and vocalists, English & Scottish, Country & Western, much of what the college & audiophile FM stations play
System Goals/Comments: Fill the room with accurate, sonically detailed, dynamic music, whether at low or high volumes.
System Strengths: Does a wonderful job with vintage recordings, female voices, piano, stringed instruments. Excellent soundstage and projection of instruments. Fine bass and dynamic attack. Outstanding treble.
System Weaknesses: Klipschorns can sound a little ragged at the crossover points, especially when compared with Wilson speakers.

Fisher XP-15s sound remarkably smooth and well-mannered

Heresys sound fine but do not have great low bass response

Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Hewlett Packard 42" Plasma

I/O Digital Cable Box
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Scientific Atlantic HD Digital Cable Box
Sources (DVD/VCR): JVC VCR

Aiwa DVD Player

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