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DevillEars's Lounge Audio System (Main) System
IP Address: Last Update: May 14, 2011 at 22:54:50
Amplifier: 2 x Jeff Rowland Model 201 monoblocks
- Output: 2 x 250watts into 8 ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Classe' Delta Series CP-500
- touchscreen menu system
Speakers: Tannoy Definition Series Model D700
- Sensitivity: 93dB/w/m
- Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
- Maximum Amplifier Power: 150 watts
CD Player/DAC: CDT: Theta Data Basic II (CDM9Pro Mech)
DAC: Bryston BDA-1
NB: Yamaha CDR-HD1300 feeds DAC via Coax I/C
Turntable/Phono Stage: T/T: Linn LP12 / Valhalla / Cirkus upgrade
Arm: Linn Ittok LVII
Cartridge: Ortofon Kontrapunkt 'h' - MC
Phono Stage: Classe' PB-500 Phono Module
Other Source(s): Yamaha CDR-HD1300 CD/HDD Recorder (120GB)
Rotel RT-02 Stereo FM Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Amp-Spk: PS Audio Resolution Reference Bi-Wire (2 x 3m)
CDT-DAC: Transparent Premium AES/EBU 110ohm
DAC-PRE: PS Audio Resolution Transcendent (Balanced)
PRE-PWR: PS Audio Resolution Transcendent (Balanced)
CDR-DAC: Apogee WideEye RCA-RCA 75ohm
CDR-PRE: PS Audio Resolution Transcendent S/E (2 x prs)
FMT-PRE: PS Audio Resolution Transcendent S/E
T/T-PRE: Linn bespoke cable 1,5m
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power Conditioner: PS Audio Quintet
Power Cords: PS Audio Statement SC (x5);
PS Audio Power Punch (x1);
Racks: Local - 1 x 4-shelf, 1 x 3-shelf
RCM: Sota
Tweaks: Navcom isolators under CDT
Isolation/Levelling Platform under LP12
Nylon 'disks' between spikes and floor
Room Size (LxWxH): 4.5m x 4.5m x 2.8m
Room Comments/Treatments: No treatments, but they're needed.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Likes: Eclectic - Classic/Jazz/New Age/Celtic/Rock/Folk/etc
Dislikes: C&W, Heavy Classical, Music that is too ethnic (can't relate to it)
System Goals/Comments: Goal: To provide a basis for me to enjoy my music collection
Ecstatic with the system after >350 hours
The MUSIC comes through with great PRAT
Imaging and Soundstaging are first-class
I couldn't be happier with the equipment
System Strengths: Well balanced - no upgrades envisaged
H/F: Clear, clean, no sibilance, smooth
Mid: Well projected, warm and clear
L/F: Controlled, crisp and extended
System Weaknesses: The room (and the ageing listener... :-)
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: TV1: Samsung UA32C5000 32in FHD LED TV (TV room)
TV2: Samsung US32C5000 32in FHD LED TV (study)
NB: 2 x 32" gives more flexibility for marital coexistence :-)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Receiver: Sony STR-DH510 85wpc 5.1
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Front: Tannoy MX2
Centre: Tannoy MXC
Rear: Tannoy MX1
Sub: Tannoy MX-SUB-10
Sources (DVD/VCR): BD/DVD: Sony BDP-S370
VCR: Sansui 'el cheapo' (mainly timeshifts)
Other HT Gear: Media Player 1: Seagate GoFlex TV 500GB FHD (TV room)
Media Player 2: Seagate GoFlex TV 500GB FHD (Study)
Flexibility again...
Comments on HT System: Originally provided as distraction to keep family out of lounge when I'm listening to music, media player has helped bump this up again.
Two separate rooms each with identical TV reduces contention and conflict.
URL Link: http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/1160/hifi640x4805ge.jpg
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Woodwork, Digital Photography, Reading

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