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stan2's main System
IP Address: 66.205.138.138 Last Update: December 03, 2012 at 13:33:42
Amplifier: Classe CA-101
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Eastern Electric Minimax

Speakers: mains: Tyler Acoustics Linbrook signature monitors; 'zone 2' Tyler Acoustics Taylo. reference monitors;
other:
Audioengine A5, A2 and Swans for desktop 'puters

cambridge soundworks surrounds for home theater surrounds and patio

cans from Grado, Yuin, Etymotic and Head-Direct
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax - stock at this point
OPPO DV-981HD

DIY Paradise Monica-3 DAC, from kit / silver interconnects to minimax pre from various laptop sources
Turntable/Phono Stage: got one in the garage.
Other Source(s): Internet radio and music files
Squeezebox Touch
HRT Streamer II
PS3 for blueray
Macbook Pro
DIYParadise 'monica' usb nos DAC.
iPod Touch g2 or 3.
Tivoli Model 1 in bedroom.
sharper image fm in the shower - to get pumped up on liberalism from npr in the a.m.

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Pear Audio Comice bi-wire speaker cable on mains; home depot ofc 14g for surrounds and zone B; better cables i/c; some radio shack good stuff for some non-critical interconnects; bigass $60 power cord from a-gon auction
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): radio shack surge protector to kill ground loop noise; sand-filled Tyler Acoustics custom speaker stands for both sets of monitors; Boltz racks
Room Size (LxWxH): 19 x 19 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: L-shaped room - dining area off the living room. Large window where room treatment should be. Movable cat and dog. Too much furniture.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): classical, guitar, jazz, blues, rock, reggae; vocals; not much country; no rap/hip hop or other children's music
System Goals/Comments: Replace subwoofer. Room tmt. Possible turntable. Untangle wires. Power conditioning. Rip all cd's to hd, acquire decent DAC and go all digital.
System Strengths: Love the tyler acoustics. The Classe / minimax combo seems to work well. SACD thru the OPPO = more than good enough for my tinnitus ears.
System Weaknesses: Old ears. Some cables, room shape problems (probably the biggie), room shape and room tmt (lack of). Quiet time insufficient.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony 42" lcd rptv, A10 model. Long in the tooth w an old bulb.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Integra DTR7.1
newer Yamaha AV receiver for the tv/PS3 hdmi
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): cambridge soundworks stuff, other than the l/r which are the tyler acoustics
Sources (DVD/VCR): Integra DPC-5.1 dvd
OPPO DV 981
Comments on HT System: basic, but sounds way better than it used to.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: retired environmental engineer. Cooking. wine. travel. wine travel. outdoor stuff - bike, hike, ski, photography, soak the dog in the river, take care of dad, kid sports etc.

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