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cruzmsl's Two Channel System
IP Address: Last Update: July 02, 2008 at 17:02:29
Amplifier: Cary CAD 120S to drive Pegasus, and NuForce Ref 9.02 monoblocks to drive bass cabinets

Separated and controlled by active crossover
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): * Cary SLP-98 F1 Direct Coupled preamp:
* VPK Labs Active crossover (based on Marchand XM-9 boards) set at 70 Hz. With custom separate power supply.
Speakers: Mains : Northcreek Pegasus in sealed cabinets

Base modules : 2 cabinets,each with 2 10' Scan Speak 25W/8565-01 drivers in sealed cabinets
CD Player/DAC: ModWright Transporter - also used as DAC for below players
Sony SCD-XA9000ES for Redbook and SACD
Toshiba SD-9200 for HDCD.

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Spkr Cables: Kimber 8-TC w/WBT Midline Bananas

All interconnects are Homegrown Audio IC-8 silver cable with WBT RCAs
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): API Powerwedge 116 for sources and preamp

Welborne Labs Gatekeeper for power amps
Tweaks: Herbie's tube dampeners
Room Size (LxWxH): 30 ft x 30 ft x 7 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Carpeted, heavy drapes on windows at each end.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Various: Pink Floyd, Dire Straits (Mark Knoffler), Joe Satriani, Keiko Matsui, Soft Jazz, Acoustic guitars, Blue Grass
System Goals/Comments: High quality 2 channel playback for me. Most of listening is by myself.
System Strengths: Very Good midrange with lots of air around acoustic instruments. Great bass in lower registers. Lots of detail but no harshness.
System Weaknesses: Room is not ideal. 2 channel system shares same room as HT system although separate drivers and amps.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony 50' LCD projection TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Pioneer RX-V3200 Receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Northcreek CM-7 for surround and front and rear center channels. Northcreek D28 Casitas for main channels. Sub is 12' NHT with 250 watt plate amp in custom cabinet
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba SD-9200

Oppo DV-981HD
Comments on HT System: Actually quite good. Northcreek CM-7s are excellent. Sub is adequate for HT.

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