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|matt67bianco's eBay/Circuit City/Best Buy/Ultimate Electronics Budget Audio/Video System||
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|Last Update: September 29, 2006 at 13:08:01||IP Address: 18.104.22.168|
|Amplifier:||Pioneer VSX3800 Dolby Surround 100 w/ch|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||No preamp, but an Optimus 10 Band EQ w/IMX enhanced stereo image expander|
|Speakers:||Axiom M3ti (pair),Velodyne CHT-8 Sub.|
|CD Player/DAC:||Sony RCD W50C CD 6-disc Changer/Recorder-burner single transport|
Technics SL PD987 5 Disc Rotary/Carousel changer(w/pitch adjust control)
Denon DP 59L w/Denon DL 110 MC cart.
Denon DP 47F w/AT 440ML cart.
JVC QL Y66F w/Shure V15VxMR cart.
JVC QL Y55F w/Grado Prestige Blue series cart.
Technics SL1600 MK2-Customized mods and refurbished by VA inmate Scottrt:Cardas tonearm wiring,special wrap dampening tonearm material,customized automotive high gloss black paint finish,1200 MK2 new dustcover,aftermarket audiophile RCA cables.
Technics SL 5300 w/Audio Technica 440ML
(2)Technics SL Q3 w/AT 440ML
Technics SL Q303 (no cart,in storage)
|Other Source(s):||To play my 'vast' collection of 20-25 pre-recorded cassettes, Sony TC WE835S Cassette Deck (handheld remote control,full logic,Dolby S,favorite track pogramability,pitch adj.,superfast rewind/ff mode).Yeah, I'm a bells and whistles /gadgets kinda guy---only if the bells & whistles really work !...|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Monster XP speaker cables,Monster cable from Kenwood digital receiver to sub.,Monster Fibre Opt. cable for Dolby Digital and DTS from dvd player to Kenwood receiver|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||(2) Lucent Technologies Surge Protector power boxes/strips|
|Tweaks:||(minimal tweaks)Adding Optimus EQ, placing sub in corner of room for increased bass output.Other than that, nothing really technical or any DIY turntable projects. Maybe in the near future!|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Placing area rug, mats, strategically to dampen any unwanted resonances and for better acoustics (but not too much, don't want to completely 'deaden' the music or room !).|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Rock,70's Classic Rock,50's Rock & Roll,60's Motown sound, Doo Wop and more Rock also from 60's,R&B,Soul,Funk,Disco,some Pop,New Age,Classical,Big Band,Jazz,Acoustical,Soundtracks, Latin, Spanish,World Beat, Reggae,Ska,some 80's New Wave,European Pop imports,Country ( I think I covered everything)...|
|System Goals/Comments:||Get back into the 3-way tower speaker arena !!, Denon DP 59L TT,get a black Technics SL 1200MK2 or MK5 OR a customized full auto 1600 MK2,get a dedicated speaker surround setup for the Kenwood DD/DTS/THX receiver,VPI Record Cleaning Machine|
|System Strengths:||Axiom speakers (for their size anyways),Velodyne sub,Technics SL5300 'table,JVC QL Y66F with Shure cart.Out of ALL turntables I have ever owned,including Technics 1200 M3D, the Technics SL 5300 D.D. Quartz is the most musical and involving 'table ( who'd think a 1979 funky looking molded plastic top plinth with die-cast metal botton TT would sound so damn good!).Even the JVC tables play just a little too soft for my musical tastes...Clean and great low end bass from the Velodyne sub.Axioms sound pretty accurate to these ears. Shure cartridge on the JVC 'table is a phenomenal sounding and tracing cart! Technics SL Q3 sounds pretty good,clean tight sound (almost digital sounding) and is a very well damped.anti-vibration table, BUT not as 'vinylly musical or open' as the older SL 5300.|
Recently acquired a Denon DP 59L-The high quality and anti-resonant plinth offers a refined sound previously a bit lacking in my 2 JVC turntables.The Denon has a very quiet motor/bearing/platter system w/dead accurate Quartz speed lock...The refurbed-modded Technics 1600 MK2 offers wonderful and ultra smooth full automation arm features and the Cardas tonearm wiring offers a clean soundstage with focused and deep bass,punchy mids, and crisp and clear high freqs.It is basically a modded,fully automated brother of the manual operated DJ 1200 'table.IMHO, in a more attractive plinth as well.1600 has dual suspension/anti-resonant plinth! Truly, a remarkable and a blast to use and LISTEN to!!
|System Weaknesses:||None that are glaringly obvious or that would impede or disturb my overall listening pleasure !! The JVC servo arm/simulated rosewood tables are not as well damped as the Technics w/ regards to vibrations from speakers.Those I will definitely tweak for better isolation!|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||RCA 27' Color Track XS Stereo surround|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Kenwood VR6070 6.1 Dolby Digital/DTS THX Certified|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Optimus Ctr.Channel w/Linaeum 180 Dispersion Ribbon Tweeter 160 Watts, Velodyne CHT-8 @350 watts, Axioms get switched over from the Pioneer to Kenwood when watching DVDs.|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||JVC XV-SA75GD DVD Audio/Video Player|
Philips S-VHS-Hi-Fi VCR
|Other HT Gear:||not really HT gear but the second Technics SL Q3 turntable is connected to the Kenwood receiver's Phono input section|
|Comments on HT System:||Currently lacks rear surround speakers, third rear speaker for the full out 6.1 surround effects,will also need to buy dedicated L&R front speakers!Would like to upgrade the center channel...However vinyl is my primary joy.Not very fascinated with DVD Audio surround and I hardly ever watch DVD's---therefore, an urgent immediacy for complete surround is not a priority. Had the complete surround setup before, but blew out pair of Cerwin Vegas RE-30's and pair of Infinity IL-10's.|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Writing reviews/critiques for music, movies for a certain online shopping website(can\\\\'t any of you tell by now I like to WRITE/type)! Portrait and caricature artist, hanging out w/family and w/friends(sharing some brewskies,clean and filthy jokes and good times and great convos), gardening & landscaping,a little home maintenance,upkeep,installing light fixtures and ceiling fans,spackling,painting.Plumbing I will not do ! Don\\\\'t ask.|