Inmate Systems Welcome!
To add your system, you must register.
[ General ] [ Amp/Pre ] [ Speakers ] [ Hi-Eff ] [ Tubes ] [ SET ] [ OTL ] [ Tube/DIY ] [ Vinyl ] [ Cables ] [ Tweaks/DIY ]
[ Critics ] [ Digital ] [ Hi-Rez ] [ DVD-A ] [ PC Audio ] [ Tape ] [ Tuners ] [ Vintage ] [ Music ] [ Hip Pop ] [ Rock ]
[ Video ] [ Films ] [ Pro ] [ Prop Head ] [ Iso ] [ T 2 ] [ News ] [ Events ] [ Central ] [ Water Cooler ] [ Shady ]
[ Support Our Asylum ] [ Chat ] [ Reviews ] [ Inmate Systems ] [ Gallery ] [ Forum Rules ]

northener's Tracy System
IP Address: Last Update: October 22, 2008 at 18:27:19
Amplifier: Rotel 980BX power amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): PS Audio PCA-2 Preamp
Speakers: VMPS 626r
CD Player/DAC: NAD 521BEE
Yaqin Tube buffer with 2 NOS Tubes.
Turntable/Phono Stage: REGA Plannar 3 RB300 (Glass platter, 10mm spacer for denon), Denon DL160, NAD PP2 (soon to be Antique Lab DT Tube Phono Pre)
Thorens TD 160 Shure Mx97e
Other Source(s): Playstation 3, XBOX 360 + HD-DVD. Pioneer DVD/SACD player
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Bolder Silver Wire Single wire, Monster XP for rears, QED Type 1 for CD player, Reference quality one (made by a dealer) for Turntable.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 2 Polk PSW 303 Subs.
NAIM Wiremould Power Block.
PS Audio Power Punch
IKEA LACK Equipment rack on Dayton Chrome Spikes.
Tweaks: Dayton brass Spikes for Rega TT and NAD CD player.
Room Size (LxWxH): 19 x 11 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Long room, kitchen at the end. Speakers fire across the width of the room due to bay window a the long end.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Indie, Electronic, Easy Listening, Jazz, Oldies, Acoustic
System Goals/Comments: I want it to sound just right. Ample tight low bass is a priority, good imaging an sound staging, warm treble (not harsh) and clear velvety mids. Like being there. I'm currently upgrading my components one by one.VMPS speakers were first. Fantastic! Next was the PCA-2. Also amazing. Then Bolder Spekaer cable. Also another step up Next is to upgrade my sources and amp. A new cartridge i think is next. Right now my system is the best it's ever been.
System Strengths: Excellent bass response from standmount VMPS626r's. Superb in Stereo with realism, clarity and musicality that I've never had in my system. This is due to a recent preamp and speaker upgrade.
System Weaknesses: Not in the best position. Wires jumbled due to HT system and 2 channel in one place.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Samsung 4065F LCD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: ONKYO SR 805
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): VMPS 626r Fronts
Monitor audio BR2 Center
KEF XQ1 for rears
Polk PSW 303 Subs x2
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer DV 535 DVD/SACD player
Other HT Gear: Playstation 3
XBOX 360 HD DVD Drive
Comments on HT System: Great for movies. Big powerful cinema sound. Lacking in integration though due to mismatching.
URL Link: http://jamieattfield.blogspot.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I'm an Art Director for an international Digital Ad agency in San Francisco. My hobbies are keeping fit and Audio. More of an obsession really.

Edit My System