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R-Man's HT/Music System
Last Update: December 03, 2004 at 20:17:18 IP Address:
Amplifier: 2 Odyssey Stratos Extremes,Pioneer VSX-D912
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Adcom GFP-750 for 2 channel,Pioneer VSX-D912 used as HT Pre/pro. Adcom Pre has a theater pass though loop allowing for seamless integration with MC music/movies etc...
Speakers: EMT LFT-VIIIa,2 Dayton titanic for stereo bass.Paradigm X-30 crossover @ 40 hz low pass. Added 2 new PE 500 watt plate amps for titanic subs. MMG surrounds.MMG-C center channel,JBL LX-44's used for back surrounds. M&K gutted for new 12 inch PE Dayton DVC & 272 watt plate amp for LFE.
CD Player/DAC: Ah Njoe Super Tjoeb. All upgrades with Amperex Gold pin 7308 NOS matched valves from Upscale Audio. Added some AudioQuest Sorbo gel sheets to chassis lid for dampening. Made some cheap roller blocks from ceramic tiles and Brass Mi-Rollers.
Turntable/Phono Stage: TT now DOA, no spinner for da vinyl. SIGH...
Other Source(s): JVC-XV-FA92 DVD-A changer. Not a bad player for the money. Modded Toshiba SD 3860 , no need to elaborate :)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: MIT 330 seiries 2 + 3 impedance matched to source/pre/power amps.MIT -750 Plus Series 2 to L/R mains.AudioQuest Mammoth to Subs.AQ SLate to SS and rear surrounds.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 2 Lovan Classic I racks to house all this stuff. Monster HT 3500 conditioner x 2.Sanus amp stands for Odyssey stratos.
Tweaks: Bright Star iso platforms for turntable,cd and pre amps.DIY diffusors and bass traps based on J.Rische recipe.Sound Anchor stands for the EMT's.4 dedicated lines using cryo'd FIM 15 amp outlets. Electrical cable romex 10 gauge with metal armor conduit.

DIY 10 gauge PCs to all components that have IEC conections.

Room Size (LxWxH): 21 x 18 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: room is quite good acoustically due to odd shape. Concrete on floor and four walls. Ceiling needs work. Very nice leather lounger for watching movies/tv and music listening. Speakers are placed using modified Cardas Method with excellent results.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All types except big band,gansta rap or top 40. I don't like most death metal or today's so called alternative music ( Korn being the one exception ).
System Goals/Comments: I'm not so sure anymore....top notch 2 channel reproduction without incurring the wrath of the little woman. ( she dislikes loud music but I love it )I enjoy multi channel but feel its very poorly implimented at the moment. I doubt record companies with ever embrace the added cost of doing MC right.To arrive at this goal without spending ridiculous amounts of money although if I had it I would spend it :))
System Strengths: Very musical. The super Tjoeb is a great cdp.Incredible depth with tactile bass when the program source is up to the task.Very clean. Bass is well integrated with LFT Panels.
System Weaknesses: pre-amp is weak on the Pioneer. Ok for movies and not bad at all for SACD/DVDA MC. Adcom suffers from the solid state sound as well.The addition of a Musical Fidelity X-10 v3 Mu-Vista Tube buffer + X-PSU should take the system to that next level.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Samsung 30" Directview HDTV with JVC stand .
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: 2 Audio Source 6.3 Tripath digital amps used for SS/RS duties. Pioneer VSX-D912 handles all the processing for MC music movies etc...
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): MMG-C . An oustanding value IMHO.
Sources (DVD/VCR): JVC XV-FA92 DVD-A changer.Toshiba SD 3860 DVD
Other HT Gear: Rogers HD VOD Digital Terminal
Comments on HT System: The Pioneer reciever has automated calibration software with microphone. Does a very good job
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Computers, music, TV, movies, even girls :) LOL.

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