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|Arnie's Speed and Slam System||
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|Last Update: September 07, 2004 at 22:07:01||IP Address: 220.127.116.11|
|Amplifier:||Decware 84C Signature Monoblocks.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Heavily modified EAR 834P Phonostage with Hovland Musicaps and Rikken resistors.|
|Speakers:||ACE Omnidirectional homemade speakers using Lowther EX3 drivers.|
|CD Player/DAC:||WILL NOT CROSS THE THRESHOLD OF MY HOME|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Was, until recently, heavily modified 1985 Linn Sondek LP12 with Origin Live DC motor and outboard power supply|
and Cetech carbon fibre subchassis. Black Linn Ittok LV II, Koetsu Signature Black, Linn Karma, and Denon 103D cartridges.
Now supplanted by Goldring Lenco GL 75 with OL Rega 250 arm and Koetsu Black cartridge.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||47 Labs OTA cable used for all interconnects and power cords.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||25 x 14 x 8|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||My tastes are very catholic. Apart from Pope John's Greatest Hits I love: Soul; 70's, 80's and 90's rock; funk from every decade; ditto blues and rock and roll; ska, roots reggae and rock steady. About the only music I don't like is regimental marching music, oh and heavy gangster rap. But aren't the two almost identical ?|
|System Goals/Comments:||I like what I have a lot. SET's and super-efficient speakers are certainly the way to go. My next move is a speaker with forward firing and rear firing (at an angle), Lowther-based speakers.|
|System Strengths:||Astonishing speed. I have never heard a faster system. Incredible imaging for an omnidirectional speaker. Instruments just float|
|System Weaknesses:||Occasional abrasive highs and a little lightness in the bass that were recently cured respectively by the Decware Gizmo and most dramatically by the Goldring.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||NONE|
|Other HT Gear:||NONE|
|Comments on HT System:||NONE|