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FRG7SWL's Vintage Hodge Podge System
IP Address: Last Update: November 17, 2020 at 13:23:43
Amplifier: Yamaha R-30 receiver, 25 Natural Sounding Zero Distortion Rule watts-per-channel of Hafler front channel presentation; Superscope R-1240, 20 wpc's of Model 1040-emulated Hafler rear channel ambiance!
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Modded Ratio Shaq SSM-60 Stereo Sound Mixer, proffering N.A.D./Proton tonality courtesy Sangean factory roots; aurally assisted by Pioneer RG-9 Dynamic Processor!
Speakers: Hemp-reconed 12" Mesa/Celestion MC-90s, eliciting Electro-Voiced clarity via Celestion craftsmanship; 12" Electro Voice Force-loaded Cerwin Vega cabs, surrounding 12" E.V. Force-loaded Altec Model 9 cab in Hafler front-channel configuration; A Brown Soun-reconed Utility Franken-Advents; 10" Jensen Jet Falcon-loaded ESS Model 10s; 12" Utah Cadence-loaded Sansui CL-470 cabs, providing Hafler rear-channel surround!
CD Player/DAC: Sony RCD-W500C/W100; along with TASCAM CD-RW900SL, for studio-quality cd playback!
Turntable/Phono Stage: Belt Drive BIC-960, with now-collectable Shure V-15 Type IV Hyper-Elliptical & Micro-Ridge cartridges!
Other Source(s): Akai GX-4000D reel-to-reel tape deck; Marantz Model 5020 cassette tape deck; Sangean HDT-1X tuner; Sony XDR-F1HD tuner; ICOM R-75, Sony ICF-2010, & Yaesu-Musen FRG-7 shortwave receivers; Samsung DTB-H260F, Sony RDR-GX330, & Sony BDP-BX2 for video duty!
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Ratio Shaq 16 gauge speaker cable; Calrad interconnects!
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Belkin & Ratio Shaq surge protection!
Tweaks: Various cap-n-op-amp-n-resistor-n-wire mods where applicable!
Room Size (LxWxH): 15ft x 15ft x 13ft
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues, Boogie, Classical, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, R&B, R&R Auldies, Soul; Bop to Pop to Hip-Hop & Beyond!!!
System Goals/Comments: Vintage audiophile pretensions satiated via audio hobbyist pragmatism!
System Strengths: Does a superb job with home theatre audio as well in Haflerized configuration; those MC-90s, E.V. Forces, Utility Advents, Jensen Jet Falcons, & Utah Cadences excel in bass-to-midrange tonal transition; so mid-range drivers-n-subwoofs knead knot apply!
System Weaknesses: Still bereft snob appeal!
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 32" Philips & 20" Philips, digitally emulating classique RCA colour; 27" digital-broadcast-compatible Sharp!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Indoctrinated into audio & shortwave hobby by various Air Force tech sarges whilst impressionable brat; retired printer; sports junkie; former overnight KVMR broadcaster; KDVS community volunteer!

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