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Commuteman's Downstairs System
IP Address: Last Update: May 12, 2008 at 16:56:11
Amplifier: Audio Research VT100 II (> 70Hz)

Adcom 555 (< 70Hz)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): DIY (see phono) or Meridian 565
Speakers: DIY, Biamped w/FET-based discrete xovers, super-regulated supplies, etc.

Eton 7-380, Morel MDT 33

Peerless isobaric subs
CD Player/DAC: EAD T-7000

Meridian 562/565
Turntable/Phono Stage: Eurolab Premier II/SME V/Ortofon Kontrapunkt B

Lundahl 9206 trannies

DIY phono stage w/cascode FET front end, TKD stepped vol, Muse and BG PS caps, super-regulated supplies, Cardas cabling, solid copper enclosure
Other Source(s): Dyna FM3 tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Purist Colossus Rev A interconnects and speaker cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monster HTS5000

Monster HTS (early prototype)

Target rack
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 13 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: ASC Tube traps front and sides
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Everything. Especially Blues & Jazz
System Goals/Comments: Can it pass the goosebump test?
System Strengths: V. high resolution, great sense of space, does vocals extremely well, bass solid down to 25Hz. Great sense of real musicians playing real instruments (esp. low strings and saxes).
System Weaknesses: Lacks a little air on top (needs a supertweeter), limited loudness capability (still over 100dB on peaks), room has trouble with bass at high levels.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: JVC RS-1 1080p projector on 100" home made screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Meridian 562V/565
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Maggie MG1-C surrounds

DIY surround amp
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer 525 DVD player
Comments on HT System: Who needs a center channel when you've got imaging like this?

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