|magnepan.man's Humble Vintage System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||Last Update: July 12, 2008 at 18:05:39|
|Amplifier:||Nakamichi 620 power-amp|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Nakamichi 410|
|CD Player/DAC:||Sony DVP-NC80V CD/DVD|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||B & O 4002 w/MMC-20CL|
|Other Source(s):||Nakamichi 430 tuner|
http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/reviewsM-N.html (near the bottom of the page)
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||APC|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||I suspect our RT60 is not too bad. The room is rectangular with the Maggies along the short wall:|
- Which, minimizes the delay time of reflected echoes off the longer side walls
- On either side of a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. Thus, there's no slap-echo off the short wall that's in between the speakers.
There is a good balance between absorptive & reflective surfaces:
- Upholstered furniture,
- A thick woven wall hanging on one of the long walls
- Drapes along the middle on the other long wall
- Hardwood floors with an area rug just in the center of the room.
The room doesn't sound like an empty, unfurnished room. And with the brick & hardwood it doesn't sound too dead either.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Rock|
Willow Creek P&W
|System Goals/Comments:||We're overdue for a systematic upgrade.|
Goals: Maximum 3-D imaging & accurate, faithful sound quality - nothing lost or added using components of exceptional value.
|System Strengths:||Extremely reliable & an exceptional value|
|System Weaknesses:||Left MMGIIB tweeter is out. Just ordered tweeter kit from Magnepan|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||CM-7000 D2A converter box via s-video to a Toshiba Cinema Series CN36G. |
(To be replaced with an flat-panel HDTV when the Toshiba dies.)
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Samsung DTB-H260F ATSC HDTV tuner |
via component cables to Toshiba 27AF43 TV.
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Sony DVP-NC80V CD/DVD|
|Other HT Gear:||The new EchoStar TR-50 DVR looks interesting for DTV OTA systems|
|Comments on HT System:||OTA VHF/UHF/FM Antenna: |
CM-1162A with CM-0100DSB pre-amp.
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Life-long fascination with technology, A/V, Music, Landscape & Nature Macro SLR photography|