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Pat D's Music-Living Room System
IP Address: Last Update: July 26, 2022 at 11:57:22
Amplifier: Yamaha RS-700 100 watt stereo receiver
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None (it's part of the receiver)
Speakers: Paradigm Signature S2 Speakers, first version.

These are, on the whole, the best speakers I have ever had and among the best speakers I have ever heard.

As measured for Soundstage at the NRC, the voltage sensitivity is 88.5 dB with the minimum impedance under 4 ohms in the mid-bass. The useful low frequency extension is spec'd at 38 Hz (DIN), which is approximately -10 dB down.

Premier J-29 stands 28.5" high, bolted on to the speakers.

Paradigm PW-2500 subwoofer, placed in the left corner close to the left channel speaker.

Sennheiser HD 598 headphones
CD Player/DAC: Yamaha CD-C600 5 CD Changer
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P3 Turntable

Shure M97xE Cartridge

Warp Knots low filter
Other Source(s): Denon DRW-585 Cassette Deck

Audio Technica AT-813 Microphones

Radio Shack PZM Microphones
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 12 AWG Angstrom cable.

Various interconnects, some freebies, some from Radio Shack or Walmart, etc.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Surge Protectors

Entertainment system cabinet
Tweaks: Speaker positioning


FiiO E10 USB DAC Headphone amplifier powered by a USB port on my laptopm( the headphone outputs on my laptop are shot so I use this little amp.)
Room Size (LxWxH): 21' x 28' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: The subwoofer sees a room about 21' by 28', open concept.

The listening area is about 14' X 14'.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Opera, Jazz, World Music, some pop and folk.
System Goals/Comments: Smooth, accurate response, good imaging, deep bass response, adequate volume levels.
System Strengths: Smooth accurate response, excellent stereo imaging, deep bass response to below 20 Hz, more than adequate volume capabilities for my purposes.

The new Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are great. I mostly use them with my laptop.
System Weaknesses: So far, none that bother me, considering it's only a stereo system. It would not be for headbangers, but it will easily play louder than I need or want.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic TC-37LZ85 37" Class 1080 LCD HDTV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha RX-V630 Receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): PSB Stratus Mini Speakers

Paradigm PDR-10 Subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): Apex AD-5131 DVD Player

Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

Rotel RCD-965BX CDP
Comments on HT System: The Stratus Minis are excellent for videos, very easy to listen to for hours on end. Voices are very clear, music reproduction quite smooth.

The subwoofer had to fit in a small space behind the entertainment system stand (WAF) and seems adequate for LF effects).

The new HDTV works great.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: History of Philosophy

History of Religions

Current Politics and Economy

Singing-bass baritone. Oratorio arias, art songs, operatic arias; also choral music.

Detective Fiction

Science Fiction

BBC Radio

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