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steelydan0613's Vintage Marantz System
Last Update: November 16, 2004 at 21:36:46 IP Address:
Amplifier: Marantz 2275 Receiver, 75W RMS /channel
NAD C370 Integrated receiver 120W /RMS/channel backup/ home jukebox power
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Marantz 2275 Preamp for Tuner duties, Marantz used for phono stage, Nad used for CD jukeboxes, Marantz or NAD for Marantz CD player / recorder, used analogue or digital depending on source material
Speakers: Definitive Technology BP 30 D'Appoloitto (I'm not Italian) array bipolar full-range speakers
CD Player/DAC: Marantz CDR-700 CD player/recorder
Two Sony 400 CD Changers linked for Mega Shuffle via 12 volt automatic trigger system
Turntable/Phono Stage: Vintage Technics Direct Drive Changerwith Audio Technica MM cartridge
Other Source(s): Vintage Pioneer SL-18 Direct Drive Turntable
Tandberg 414 Reel to Reel Deck
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Monster Cable Interconnects
Radio Shack 18ga speaker cable
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Custom made shelfs in dedicated climate-controlled closet adjacent to listening room, separate 8 room Niles speaker distributor with volume regulator to whole house / garage/ pool area (background listening while away from listening room)Niles in/ceiling 2 way speakers w/8 independent volume controls. Volume regulator to control volume variations between 650+ CD's in continuous shuffle play between the two changers(when not in listening room)
Tweaks: CD players and NAD amp is controlled by IR repeaters located inWall at several locations in house/outside
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 12ft x 8ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Wood floors, windows/fireplace on one long wall, other long wall wood paneling, Definitives along one short wall facing two small couches, open entrance to kitchen opposite short wall, lively feel, not dead. Niles speakers for background in 8 areas, 3 outside
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classic Jazz, smooth Jazz, R&B, Soul, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter Male or Female, Austin city limits Country
System Goals/Comments: One room dedicated to serious listening, good sound whole 1st floor with ability to neutralize sound as spousal conditions warrant....individual 8 zone volume controls and IR repeaters a plus
System Strengths: ability to enjoy 650+ CD's in several different modes even if I'm in the pool......
System Weaknesses: very good sound, even in the pool, but I'm sure someon has spent thousand's more and beat me in some measured response, etc....That person probably lives alone...........
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Mitsubishi WideScreen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz 1280 5.1 Audio/Video Receiver 110W RMS Front Channels, 70W RMS Surround Channels
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Definitive Technology BP-10 Full Range Mains, Definitive Technology Matched Center Channel, Energy 12"XL Sub, Linneaus 360" Tweeter Rear/Surrounds
Sources (DVD/VCR): JVC S-Video Stereo VCR
Panasonic A-110 DVD W/96-24 DAC
Other HT Gear: Marantz 2000 Macro/Learning Remote
Comments on HT System: Enjoy HT with kids, wife, but not dying to pursue this system as anothe hobby.........I am an audiophile, first and foremost, but good sound is a must, especially if the movie is only average-happens a lot, considering the state of Hollywood these days
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: cooking, collecting/enjoying wine, my wife and I enjoying the gift of our 4 yr old son in our late 40's ..... I am a dentist in solo practice in Houston, Tx.

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