|Pat D's Music-Living Room System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: August 14, 2018 at 18:00:40|
|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
|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
|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 a chair (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.
BBC Radio Dramas