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Rey R's Main system System
Last Update: May 29, 2002 at 06:40:05 IP Address:
Amplifier: Mesa Baron with 5881 and NOS Mazda 12AX7 tubes
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Melos SHA Gold in passive mode
Speakers: Dunlavy SC-IV...91 dbl
CD Player/DAC: Accuphase DP-75
Turntable/Phono Stage: SOTA Star TT...SME Series V tonearm...Benz MC-3 cartridge... Melos 220 Gold phono stage
Other Source(s): classic Sansui TU-919 tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Wireworld Silver Eclipse interconnects for the Baron/Melos combo, Stealth HAC PCs on Baron amp, FAC on preamp ... double run of Transparent MusicWave Super speaker cable. Stealth FAC PC on Accuphase CDP...other cables and ICs by MAD, MIT. Stealth and Transparent.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Tice Power Block III, Sig. Series...MGD Clamp Rack...MGD amp stand for Mesa Baron...Arcici Lead Balloon TT Stand w/Airhead...spiked Sound Anchor stands for Dunlavy SC-IVs (thanx for a terrific deal, JimmyG!)
Tweaks: MGD Room tunes and DIY room treatments...DIY Room Lenses...Townshend Seismic Sinks...Golden Sound DH Cones of various sizes...SOTA record cleaning machine...dedicated lines w/hospital grade outlets
Room Size (LxWxH): 27' x 18' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Dedicated listening/computer room over a detached 2 1/2 car garage...DIY Room Lenses helped a lot...carpeting, furnishings, the usual accumulation of personal items and art
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz...classic and modern rock...blues...latin...whatever turns me on...mostly vocal, though. I love the ladies (Cassandra, Patricia, Holly, Shirley, Loreena, Lucinda, Emmy Lou, Ella, etc.)
System Goals/Comments: the future construction of a new dedicated listening room is in the plans. Possible purchase of SACD player, but so far taking a wait and see attitude. Someday I'd like to add a SET system as well.
System Strengths: overall a very musical system...expansive soundstage and imagery...smooth balanced performance, especially since adding the Sound Anchor speaker stands and DIY Room lenses.
System Weaknesses: speakers are positioned well into the room, but listening position is limited by the rear wall. I believe a few more feet to the rear would result in even better performance
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony 36" WEGA
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha DSP 2070 integrated...Sunfire amps
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): ML SL3 as mains...B&W Matrix 805 surround...B&W HTM center...Velodyne F-1500R sub.
Sources (DVD/VCR): RCA DVD...Mitsubishi VCR...Pioneer LD player
Other HT Gear: DSS
Comments on HT System: can use an upgrade to the surround capabilities, but otherwise enjoyable
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Retired full time father of two...country living...hobbies include playing and collecting guitars, Hammond X-77 organ, gardening, cooking, reading, raising my three Dogo Argentino dogs, and of course... music and high end audio. I'm a 'tweakoholic'!

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