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Last Update: July 15, 2003 at 15:25:17 IP Address:
Amplifier: nad 3020 (TREBLE)300w. mosfet monoblocks modules (MID) 240w.bipolar module (COMMON BASS)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none-all sources directly to active crossover-Ben Duncan design-I made from scratch.
Speakers: home made double wall wooden enclosures w/8in.mid+cone tweeter.No crossover of course.
CD Player/DAC: old Marantz cd54.also nondescript cheap dvd player which makes the cd54 sound slow and confused.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Sugden connoisseur bd1/sau2 arm/Micro Acoustics cartridge.
Other Source(s): Technics rs-m245x dbx cassette deck Hitachi ft 5500 mk2 tuner Technics m63 cassette deck Revox a77mk 2 reel to reel Akai nicam hifi sound video recorder
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: home made cables from heavy multi strand ordinary cables-about 40 amp rating.Interconnects largely home made from semi-conductor screened balanced thin tinned copper-not expensive but sounds excellent even in long lengths.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): one kit made for sources etc w/inductors/caps 500w.max current.one culled from italian washing machine similar type but 20amp rating for all power amps.also v.d.r.s on several possible culprits-fridge etc.They help!
Tweaks: quasi-balanced signal feeds+ from x-over to amps does seem to give cleaner background.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12ft 6in. x about 9ft. x 7ft 4in.
Room Comments/Treatments: heavy wooden floor carpet padded suite no large plain surfaces.Of necessity speakers face across not down room.Wide spacing/fair toe in gives huge stage width/depth/surround effects .
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Reggae.A lot of pop.A lot of classical/early.Some new wave.
System Goals/Comments: Very up front informative sound,huge deep bass,needing more neutrality in midrange.
System Strengths: Frequency response,dynamic range,width of soundstage on suitable material,wide tonal correction possible as much of my music is differing in recorded balance.
System Weaknesses: Mid colouration,mechanical hum(under investigation).
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony 25in Sound routed through full hifi.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: See above.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): See above-Stereo only.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Dvd.Vcr.Live off air broadcasts.Akai video recorder really stands out for off air results, and as an archive medium for keeping hours of reel to reel whose tapes sre deteriorating after so many years.
Other HT Gear: Nil.
Comments on HT System: Can sound better than you could possibly believe at times.The picture is good too.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Photography.Family.Caravanning.Anything mechanical.

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