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Mart's Livingroom System
IP Address: Last Update: October 25, 2008 at 16:40:48

Krell : KAV-1500

  • with Shakti:Stone atop the transformer

  • Electra-Glide:Fat-Boy 2000 SE

  • atop Marigo:BearFeet

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):

EAD : Ovation Plus

  • with a Shakti:Stone atop the audio circuits

  • on MarigoAudio:Gemstone-feet


Magnepan : MG2.7

CD Player/DAC:

California Audio Labs : CL-10

  • atop Vistek Aurio MIB

  • Auto-Desk Systeme: CD Lathe

  • Auric: Illuminator

  • Marigo: 5 Crossbow CD mats

Other Source(s):
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: [SPEAKER]

10' Audio Magic : Sorcerer (main)

8' Audio Magic : Sorcerer (ctr)

22' Alpha Core : Goertz : AG-1 (rear)


m Audio Magic : Sorcerer

... except mains which are ...

Audio Magic : Tubed

... except subs which are ...

22ft Audio Magic : Excaliber 2 QL w/ Y's & ft jumpers


1.m Audio Magic : Illusion w/ Shakti:OnLine


2m Audio Magic : Illusion w/ AudioPrism:WaveGuides
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):

Tice : Solo & Enhancer

  • AudioPrism:QuietLines(8)

  • Blue-Circle:NoiseHound(3)

VantagePoint rack

  • ' rubberized lead sheet foundation under ' marble plate suspended & atop their stock ' MDF shelves

  • conglomerate sand filled pillars

Room Size (LxWxH): 14' x 21' x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: & one rough-hewn brick-wall behind listener
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): [PRIMARILY]

Melodicly Hard, Psychedelic, & Classic Rock


passionate classical pieces & acoustic jazz selections (w/o brass) & various eclectic 'new age' stuff


System Goals/Comments: a forwarded (propelled sound into the room) laidback (expansively deep dynamics) 5.1 channel distinct image to acquire most of the best attributes from stereo channels into an involving cohessive deep, wide pin-point surrounding image like that when you're on stage & can't hear the room distortions.
System Strengths: ever diminshing artefacts as I tackle them one @ a time
System Weaknesses: abismal room acoustics, especially @ 60hz spike & 170hz null
Video/HT System: Integrated

Panasonic : CT-27SF

seriously considering upgrading to 42' plamsa TV the aesthetic synergy coupled with it's superiority makes it too tempting

Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: same
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): [CENTER]

twin Magnepan : MGCC1

  • stacked w/ tweeters meeting in a MT-TM to centralize & enlarge the renderred image

  • eggcrated the interior of the midbass panel board

  • Oak boards on the exterior of the midbass board to increase rigidity

  • extended the bass with a pair of Velodyne : CT-80s

  • subs double as a speaker stand for the Maggie center

want to upgrade to SPL-8000s ...


Magnepan : MGLR1

(rears mounted horizontally to depict a distant virtual image via image width, each atop the fllowing sub)


dual Velodyne : FSR18BV

(on either side of the room to actively cancel the most prominent standing wave)

  • has Shakti:Stones shielding the magnet & switch power supply from the amplifier circuitry.

  • will insert a Musical Fidelity : X10-D & X-PSU into the subwoofer line to acousticly minimize its length

  • Electra-Glide:FatMan snubber PowerCords to plug directly into the wall.
Sources (DVD/VCR):

Pioneer : CLD-99

  • atop Vistek Aurio MIB

JVC : HRS-5200U

JVC : HRS-9600U

Other HT Gear: Musical Fidelity :

X-Cans & X-PSU


Sennheiser : HD-600
Comments on HT System: TV too small for sound & trying to configure an EMI less subwoofer line.
URL Link: http://www.integracoustics.com/MUG/MUG/
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: research Mechanical Engineer

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