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monsterbill's Klipsch Workout Room System
IP Address: 76.14.3.41 Last Update: February 01, 2017 at 18:54:32
Amplifier: Teac A-L700P (tripath digital)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None (built-in trimmer for constant attenuation, Squeezebox for volume control)
Speakers: Klipsch Heresy III
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Squeezebox 2
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Stan Warren T-1s speaker cable, and THHN interconnect. (T-1 cables have some shielding, necessary for some of the RF/EMI issues in this room.)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Monstercable HTS1000; P&S 5260 outlet.
Tweaks: Teac amp: Pulled center channel board from Teac; cryo'ed remaining tripath board; dropped in IEC for detachable power cord (currently Crump cord); ferrite on hot line to switching power supply.

Squeezebox: Upgraded power supply to Elpac.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 x 12 x 8
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): .
System Goals/Comments: Of my three systems, this is the only when that is currently "done."

Trying to get an effortless sound for hearing throughout the house, that moves your feet!

Got rid of preamp and started piping the Squeezebox straight into the amp. What a difference!

After that, tweaks to power and Teac amp got this system sounding pretty musical. Biggest difference was a dry-ice cryo of the tripath board (surprise!).
System Strengths: Can rock out and play loud volumes without compression. Laid back and sweet enough to keep MP3 radio from hurting my ears too badly. Amp super quiet. Upside of horns (fast, smooth responsive midrange) without the horn "honk."
System Weaknesses: Not a detailed or refined system. Not much in the extremes frequencies, and overall rather dark sounding, but these crimes of omission work well for the some of other compromises I make with the source material (MP3s, streaming internet radio).
Video/HT System: None

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