|dean man jim's Recreation room System|
|IP Address: 126.96.36.199||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.
|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.|