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riz 's the best price-to-performance solid state System
Last Update: November 18, 2001 at 17:39:28 IP Address:
Amplifier: Four French made monoblocks Cairn K1A -- 4 x 100W pure Class A @ 8 Ohms -- for bi-amplification.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Primare P30, a Swedish made dual pre-amplifier and sound processor.
Speakers: ALR/Jordan Note 7, a German/British made 3 ways speaker, 92dB, 250W, 6 Ohms
CD Player/DAC: Primare D30.2, a Swedish made CD Player
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Acapella Audio Arts--a German made silver XLR cable--connecting my CD player, pre-amp and my four monoblock amps
Acrotec--a Nippon Mining copper cable (purity N6)--connecting the remaining equipments
WBT0108, a German made RCA connectors
Neutrik Gold, a Swiss made XLR connectors
WBT0600, a German made banana plugs
Four 3ft Foundation HC power cords from AudioPrism
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio 300, a US made 300VA power re-generator for my Pioneer Elite DV-91 player
Equitech ET1.5QE-2FM, a US made 1.5KVA balanced power with 2 EMI/RFI filters for my CD player, pre-amp and my TV.
Two AudioPrism ACFX Power Line Filter for my four Cairn K1As
Tweaks: DIY Vibration absorber
Room Size (LxWxH): 3.0m x 2.5m x 2.8m
Room Comments/Treatments: Wood floor
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, latin and slow rock
By the way, I own another an inferior set of system to play my Sex Pistol and the Clash CDs
System Goals/Comments: Being an ex-musician (guitarist), I like my system is able to reproduce sound as if I am only 2 metres away from the musician.
System Strengths: Very good detail and transparency--thanks for Cairn amplifier and the bi-amplification
Good linearity and soundstaging
System Weaknesses: Average musicality
Not good in in reproducing the warm of orchestra/chamber music
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic TX33, a flat 33" TV
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Primare P30, a Swedish made dual pre-amplifier and sound processor
Four Cairn K1HEs to bi-amplify front speakers
Primare A30.5--a 5x120W channels (at 8 Ohms) Swedish made class AB amplifier--to bi-amplify rear speakers, while the remaining channel is dedicated to drive the centre speaker
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): QLN 111--a Swedish made two ways speaker, 90dB, 150W, 8 Ohms--for rear speakers
QLN FS600--a Swedish made two ways speaker, 91dB, 250W, 4 Ohms--for centre speaker
QLN Sub12, a Swedish made active subwoofer, 180W RMS output power
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer Elite DV91--a Japanese made CD/DVD/LD player--used as a transport in the 5 channels system
Northstar 4--an Italian made 96kHz upsampler--used in the 5 channels system
Northstar 3--an Italian made DAC--used in the 5 channels system
Other HT Gear: Audio Quest S1 S Video interconnector
QED Qnect D RGB interconnectors
Audio Quest Optilink1 Toslink fibre optic cable
QED's Qnect Digital interconnector
Sonic Link Digital Interface
Comments on HT System: It is mainly built for playing musical movies
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Playing guitar and squash

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