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dean man jim's Recreation room System
IP Address: Last Update: July 23, 2020 at 17:46:55
Amplifier: Marantz 2230 receiver, SS, 30 wpc. Fully restored in September 2008 and on its way to another 35 years of use.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none
Speakers: Dynaco A-25; recapped (Obbligato), rehabbed in DIY replacement cabinets (original cabinets were trashed when I found them outside of a dumpster). Situated in a wall-length bookcase, decoupled from the cabinets with little bits of birch ply.
CD Player/DAC: Onkyo C-7030
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD 150 Mk II

Phono section of Marantz and sometimes an external Musical Fidelity XLPS V3 phono stage.

Usually an Empire 600 LAC or Stanton 681SE.
Other Source(s): Tuner section of Marantz with a BIC Beam Box FM-10 (directional FM Antenna).

NAD 6340 cassette deck.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Mogami 3082 speaker cables; Mogami 2549 and Technics interconnects. Switchcraft and Eichmann plugs.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): ARI Triple Play rack, spiked through the carpet and pad to the concrete floor.

Monster Reference PowerCenter HTS 2500 MKII.

Room Size (LxWxH): 29 x 19 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: It's a basement recreation room with a couple walls of books, carpet, upholstered furniture, my son's HO model train layout, a TV, a big stone fireplace, a table for board games, and a small bar. It is adjacent to my utility/work room and a "hobby room" for my spouse.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): The receiver is on around the clock, set to NPR, oldies, or our kids' favorite FM stations.
System Goals/Comments: To play LPs and cassettes or listen to FM while reading with a fire in the fireplace or just hanging out.
System Strengths: Good synergy, verve, and tone. Surprising bass to the mid/upper 30s. The music comes through nicely. Blue Marantz lights :)
System Weaknesses: While the speakers function quite nicely as intended (located in a bookcase), I'd like to hear them in this room while on proper stands. I'd like to replace the surprisingly good FM10 Beam Box with an outdoor antenna.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I enjoy sharing my family's interests, family travel, woodworking, chess, reading; attending concerts, poetry readings, and art galleries...gardening...time with friends...and my vintage BMW auto.

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