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Mike D's Audio Hot Tub System
Last Update: May 14, 2006 at 20:40:43 IP Address:
Amplifier: Rogue M-150 Monos on mid/treble of IIIAs with autoformers X2 8ohm taps.
Crown K2 run stereo to bass panels with mag wire.
Jolida 302a for rears.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): BAT VK 3i with Jensen 'six pack' output capacitor upgrade
Speakers: Magnepan IIIAs with all new internal XO parts: Jensen aluminum foil in oil caps on ribbons, alpha core 12awg inductors, V-Cap OIMP caps with Jensen CFIO bypasses for mids, ceramic axial lead fuses for ribbons, no fuses on mids,
Modified MG12s as rears on 8' stands as rears
B&W 600 monitors as rears in living room
Klipsch Reference Bookshelf 3 in living room with Pioneer Elite receiver
CD Player/DAC: Wadia 830 CD

Turntable/Phono Stage: Modified Project 6.1 with Grado Sonata
Other Source(s): Jolida 401 Tube Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Harmonic Technology Truth-Links, Pro Silway mkIII to amps, Pro AC-11 (all), mag wire to bass panels, and autoformers to mid/treble

Pro AC-11 Power cords on all components

MIT T2 speaker cables in BR

MIT 330 Plus S2 in BR

MIT Z-cord II in BR

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Tice Power Block 3C, Furitech outlets, WattGate outlet, 3 indepentant 20 amp circuits to power the system, Sanus AV rack
Tweaks: Black Diamond cones, bypass caps gallore, Mye stands on IIIAs, raised stands on 12s, room treatments, etc

Sorbothane under VCR, Caig Cleaning, Denison DeMagic Demagnitizer CD, Illuminator CD treatment, CD demagnitizer (hand-held)

Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 15 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: beads behind IIIas for diffusion until I finish the basement. Cotton fiber 2'x4'x4' panels at primary reflections and any other problem spots
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): anything, email me a challenge. :-) I love new music.
System Goals/Comments: Audio Hot tub. Total vacation in my basement.
System Strengths: sound stage, involvment
System Weaknesses: precision
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 32 inch JVC
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: JoLida 302a as a rear speaker amp
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Legacy Audio Thumper Subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): JVC 723GD DVD player

Dish Network receiver with Harmonic Tech Truth Links to the preamp.

Other HT Gear: JoLida 302a powering magnepan 12QR modified with Jensens, solens, and alpha core inductors as rear speakers. Legacy Audio subwoofer.
Harmonic Tech silver S-Video cable
Comments on HT System: I run my JoLida 302a with Mullards and Svetlanas as a power amp From my BAT VK 3i to power the maggie 12 speakers that are behind the couch for a quad stereo, tube surround feeling. Harmonic Tech bulk bi-wire speaker cable through the ceiling to the 12s. Harmonic Tech Melody line interconnects from the BAT pre to the JoLida 302a rear amp.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Trumpet, guitar, bass

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