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Constrained 1's Constrained 1 System
IP Address: Last Update: September 15, 2012 at 12:08:28
Amplifier: Edge M8 Amplifier with factory Edge reference upgrades. 90000uF Capacitance, 1.5 Kva transformer.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Antique Sound Labs (autoformer based) re-wired with Kimber Kable AGSS silver wire. Sound Connections OFC direct-gold plated RCA's and Bybees in cricital path.
Speakers: Meadowlark Ospreys with V-Cap OIMP and Teflon bypass caps upgrade, also Bybees on each driver with brass inserts and screws for each driver. ACI Titan IILE subwoofer.
CD Player/DAC: Newest revision, Canary Audio CD-200 CD player, tubed output, with some damping and isolation feet.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber 12TC (bi-wire)speaker cable, Kimber Hero HB IC's. Placed on my anti-static cable lifters.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Richard Gray 400 Pro, Kimber PK10 Gold AC and Anti-Cable AC cords, Sanus stand with lead loaded uprights.
Tweaks: Capacitor upgrades, resistor upgrades, AC wiring upgrades, damping, isolation, AC cap filters.
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 12'6 x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Ospreys set-up with 6" pyramidal 1'x 1' sound absorbers triangulated behind speakers. Two 1' x 1' convoluted and painted foam on wall behind listening position.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Female vocals, bluegrass, contemporary and classic gospel, guitar and instrumentals, light rock, classic rock, classical, folk and some new age.
System Goals/Comments: Musicality, imaging, dynamics, accurate soundstaging and bass balance, great tonal accuracy.
System Strengths: Organic and live sounding (much like studio tapes), great imaging and space, dynamic, superb bass.
System Weaknesses: Reveals the limitations of poorly recorded CD's - yet it makes them listenable.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: Samsung 50" DLP/LED/HDTV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: None at present
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Only the Samsung speakers, but plans for speakers and subwoofer in near future.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BD83SE Blu-Ray player - modified electronics with damping, and power supply enhancements. Dynamite picture!
Comments on HT System: Looks almost real with blu-ray discs - could use better sound to support this format.

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