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mark r's HT/music system System
Last Update: April 26, 2002 at 09:26:16 IP Address:
Amplifier: 2 Bel Canto EVO 200.6

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Lexicon MC12 unbalanced

Conrad Johnson Premier 17LS, for music

Speakers: Maggie 1.6's for LF/RT Mains w/Ed Hsu tweak, Two pair of MMG's for Side

Dunlavy HRCC for Ctr. Ch

Maggie 1.4's for lf/rt rear channels hanging from the ceiling kind of horizontally

Velodyne F1500 R on the LEF Ch

Monitor Audio ASW 210 on Rear Ch's

No sub used for music

CD Player/DAC: Pioneer Elite pdf-19 300 disc changer used as a transport (like the convience of it)

Perpetual Technologies PA1/PA3 w/ Dan Wright Mod on the PA3

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Zu Cable WAX Bi-wire on lf/rt mains

Zu Cable WAX Bi-wire on ctr. channel

Monster 10 gu. for surrounds and side channels


Zu cable Oxyfuels on all analog interconnects

2 Transparent Premium Digital cables and 1 Reference (2 for CD and 1 for DVD Players)

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio Power Plant 300

Pioneer CD Burner (make CD's for friends and family)

Tweaks: Ed Hsu Maggie 1.6 cross-over mod. (truly amazing what this has done to an already great pair of speakers). MikeCh Pan Stands made out of 2" hard maple w/ Mapleshade Heavy Surefoot Cone points.

Vibrapods, Bright Star isolation bases under Lexicon and Sony DV9000ES, Little Rock on top of Lexicon. Mapleshade Triplepoint cones under Amps, Preamp and CD changer. 2" Hard Maple slabs are also under all these components. Mapleshade Heavy Hats on top of CJ Preamp

3 speparate 20 amp dedicated circuits

Room Size (LxWxH): 22 ft x 12 ft x 8 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Hardwood floors, with an area rug, plaster walls/ceiling, soft larger couches/chairs

some shelves and mirrors on one wall.

Sonnex 3" foam panels on the side/back walls behind the 1.6 speakers. Aprox. 40 sq. ft. of Sonnex Foam

Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Retro-alternitive: U2, Sting, Chris Isaak, Sarah M., Prenders, Clash......

Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Beck, Sade, Sheryl Crowe...

Jazz: Patricia Barber, Pat Methany, Miles Davis, Coltrane......

Big Band/1940's stuff: Nat King Cole, Frank, Dean, Tony Bennet......

System Goals/Comments: To try to make my HT system as musical as possible. IMHO, if you can get it to sound good for music, movies are no problem.
System Strengths: very much in flux as of today

System Weaknesses: Wondering what a better CD Transport would do vs. that 300 disc. changer.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Magnavox 36"
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: See above
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): See above

Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DV9000ES


Comments on HT System: I would rather watch a movie in my living room, than at the local theater. It sounds so much better.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: play golfMananger of Sales/Estimating atan Architectural Precast Concrete Plantaka: Cementhead at large

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