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Rob Thomas's Rob System
Last Update: February 27, 2006 at 15:08:10 IP Address:
Amplifier: Wright Sound Labs 3.5 2A3 SET Monoblocks

Spectron Musician II

Music Reference RM-9

Bridgeable 6CH Rotel RB-956AX with integral attenuators for multichannel.

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):

Meitner Museatex PA-6i w/MC phono card (without Plus upgrade.)

or EVS Ultimate Nude Attenuators

or Bidat with wired remote wired balanced into Spectron and unbalanced into SETs.

Speakers: Altec 1234 Vented Bass Reflex Wide-Range Portable Voice of the Theater System (Circa 1978), upgraded crossovers with SOTA parts.

50-20,000 Hz 120 Watts 8 Ohms 147 lb 45X28X27.5

100.5 db SPL (4' 1W, Pink 500-3K)

15' 421-8LF
511B sectoral horn
808-8B driver
1200 Hz Dual LC Network, 12 dB/octave slope

Includes Tangerine phase plug:




Stereo: Dunlavy SC-IV heavily basket damped with rope caulk, bases removed and on trios of Ceraballs on concrete foundation.

Surround: PSB Stratus Gold i rears, Stratus C6 center, Stratus Mini sides.

Wright Bros EQX2018HP 18' Pro Subwoofer

CD Player/DAC:

Fully Museatex Modified Meitner Bidat with wired remote & Melior CD-D Transport with C-Lock, (mass-loaded on Ceraballs and coupled to a Vibraplane), Harmonic Tech digital link.

Pioneer Elite DV-47A Multichannel SACD/DVD-A, heavily damped and ERS shielded.

Phillips 963SA SACD Player

Turntable/Phono Stage:

Kuzma Stabi S / Stogi S on Vibraplane, Shelter 901 MC cartridge.

Wright AG Phono Stage on Ceraballs on Vibraplane.

or Meitner MC phono card in PA-6i.

or McCormack Micro Phono Drive with upgraded power supply.

Other Source(s): Tandberg TCD-310 Cassette Deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Tek-Line TL-500-S Balanced and Unbalanced, RS Audio Silver IC, Nordost Red Dawn, Blue Heaven interconnects.
Blue Heaven 5m speaker biwires.

Kimber Illuminations D-60 Digital Cable with BNC's. Harmonic Technology Digital IC.

PS Audio Power Cable (pre-lab, on Spectron).

Ultimate Power Cables (DAC and Phono Pre).

Distech two prong power cable (DV-47A)

Hagerman FryKleaner.

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):

Kinetic Systems Vibraplane Lab Table (TT, Transport, DAC slung)

Kinetic Systems BenchMate Tabletop Vibraplane (Amp)

Two 12 amp PowerVar Transformer as pre-filters, GE PowerTech Facility Filter (as pre-filter). Below...

Elgar 121B and 251B Regenerator Power Supplies with 9012 Digital Frequency Controller (TT speed control at 60 and 81 Hz and/or Preamp at 400 Hz).

PS Audio P300 Power Plant for digital at 90 Hz SIN or SS5.

Phillips Pronto Remote

Tweaks: Ceraballs. Vibrapods. Tape measure & laser. CARA 2.2+

Michell Tenderfeet. ERS sheets on power supplies, under cd transport...

Extensive basket and spider damping on midrange and woofer drivers with rope caulk.

Triplett DB meter and Stryke BassZone test discs, shareware PC scope and RTA.

Room Size (LxWxH): 80'+ x 24' x 17-23'
Room Comments/Treatments: Large loft space, lots of room for system to breathe.

Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz Vocal, Classical, Rock, Pop, Big Band, Country, Choral, Opera, what's not to like?
System Goals/Comments: Reproduce the recording as it sounded in the mastering studio.
System Strengths: It sounds good, it's honest, it's relatively inexpensive.
System Weaknesses: Bass extension and room interactions.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sharp XVS-95U (internal line doubling LCD), Runco 9" CRT
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha DSP-A1
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): PSB Stratus Gold i (Main), Tannoy Mercury M2 (Rear), M1 (Front effects (x2). Definitive Technology PF15-TL Sub.
Sources (DVD/VCR): RCA DVD, RCA AC-3 DSS Decoder, JVC S-VHS, Yamaha T-2 Tuner
Other HT Gear: Panamax 1000+, Phillips Pronto Remote
Comments on HT System: HD HTPC: http://homepage.mac.com/therobthomas/PhotoAlbum1.html
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