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|ngchaisoon's Main System ---- 2 channel System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: January 08, 2009 at 17:11:04|
|Amplifier:||2 units Plinius SA250 mk4 in monoblock mode for bass. 1 unit Plinius SA-REF for mid/high. All in class A mode.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||DIY Bent audio silver TX 102 mk2 passive transformer volume control (monoblock).|
|Speakers:||Magneplanar MG 20.1 with internal xo and wires mod./fuses bypassed (North Creek Music coils: tweeter = 0.6mH 12AWG, midrange = 1.12mH 14AWG. Original value 0.6mH 14AWG and 1.12mH 16AWG. Sprague Vitamin Q PIO caps: tweeter = single 10uF 600V, midrange = single 10uF 600V + two 1.0uF 400V )|
2 mono diy Marchand XM1 active crossover with independent power supply(upgraded with Paul Hynes regulators) for bass channel. Passive mid/high channel crossover at amp input using Audio Note 0.01uF silver caps.
|CD Player/DAC:||DIY Philips CD PRO 2 transport with Tentlabs xo3.2 clock, Altmann Attraction DAC. Total 7 pcs Paul Hynes power supplies: 4 pcs for transport and clock, 3 pcs for dac. DAC output caps removed and jumpered with silver wire..|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Amps connected directly to speaker internal wires. Changed all internal wires to 12awg solid core silver ( tweeter-single run, midrange-double run, bass-triple run ). Slinky Link pure silver interconnect for bass and only 4 inches length Neotech 24awg solid core silver for mid/high.|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Passive Vibraplane for source. DIY 1 inch square solid aluminium alloy bars/brackets for speaker bracing/supports. All power cords DIY using 3 runs 12 awg solid core silver with teflon tubes.|
|Tweaks:||ASC bass traps : 2 16 inches full round supertrap(3ft high), 4 16 inches full round basstrap(3ft high), 6 11 inches full round (3ft. high), 2 square ASC tower traps (6.5ft high), 6 pcs 16in. quarter round ASC tube traps (5ft high).|
RPG: 6pcs skyline diffuser, 10pcs abflector, 16pcs omniffusors(copy), 4 pcs 734(copy, 4ft high), 2pcs 734(copy, 2ft high).
Onix: 32 diffusers ( similar to RPG skyline )
2 pcs eggcrate foam 3 ft x 6ft each.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||17 ft x 12.5 ft x 8.5 ft|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Room too small for the speakers but with proper placement and room treatment, the result is excellent.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Any good recording.|
|System Goals/Comments:||To sound as natural as possible.|
|System Strengths:||There is emotion in the sound.|
|System Weaknesses:||Does not sound good at low volume.|
|Video/HT System: None|