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|CY - Toronto's A Modest Music System System||
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|Last Update: August 24, 2003 at 23:16:20||IP Address: 126.96.36.199|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Speakers:||Reference 3A MM De Capo|
|CD Player/DAC:||GamuT CD-1S|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Van den Hul The Second, Van den Hul D-102 Mk III, Van den Hul D-352 Hybrid (bi-wired)|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Van den Hul MainsStream, sinewave generators, Lovan Reference 22" Speaker stands, Lovan Classic II racks|
|Tweaks:||Granite plinths under the De Capo's; lead/granite/vibrapod isolation under the GamuT|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||19' x 14' x 9'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||My room has a parquet wood floor and plaster walls; naturally bright and reverberant. I have a 9'x12' persian rug in the listening area, and a 4'x7' persian rug hanging on the rear wall, covering 2" acoustic foam. Bookshelves (including actual books) on both sides at the reflection point. I am currently in the process of adding more damping throughout the room, including the ceiling reflection, constrained by decor limitations (this is our living room). Ideas?|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||'Classical' and Jazz; a smattering of contemporary electronica.|
Bach cantatas, Beethoven string quartets, Brahms chamber music, Stravinsky ballets, Ligeti, Strauss, Palestrina, Mendelssohn, Britten, Piazzolla, Mahler;
twentieth-century opera - Poulenc, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg...
Mingus, Garland, Miles...
Bjork, Radiohead, GusGus...
|System Goals/Comments:||To recreate the sound of real instruments. My musical training and frequent concert/rehearsal attendance make me choosy beyond my means.|
|System Strengths:||Very revealing. Great dynamics. Powerful. No volume limitations. Swings. Makes music.|
|System Weaknesses:||Very revealing. Doesn't do much bass below 40 hz. Harmonic presentation is on the lean side. Highs can be fatiguing with awful discs. MFD factor could be higher.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||former pianist. current consultant. |
Food, wine, cheese.
Gardening (herbs on the balcony).