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dali_lama_2k's Thrift store system System
IP Address: Last Update: August 25, 2008 at 16:00:35
Amplifier: Realistic sta-111 "system 11 digital synthesized reciever," 30WPC, <.02%THD using 8ohm load 20Hz-20kHz, 90dB SNR
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none
Speakers: Pair Realistic Mach 1: 160W peak, 8ohms, 65Hz resonance, 3-way (15" woofer, horn tweeter, horn midrange).
CD Player/DAC: Durabrand portable CD player.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Pioneer PL-950, using receiver's phono input as preamp. (free)
Other Source(s): Computer audio out (sound blaster live, 24bit DAC 96dB SNR), portable minidisk.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Generic stuff from radio shack, 16ga wire and "gold" series RCA's.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): nope
Tweaks: internal xovers hacked to drive mid/tweeter from reciever's "A" speaker outs and woofers from "B."
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 15 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: The room has terrible acoustics and my sitting position is usually poor unless I'm on the floor. Sacrifices for practicality :(
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, classic rock, hard rock, punk, soft rock, (limited) pop, metal, oldies, motown, jazz, big band, swing, ska, rasta, blues, industrial, surf, etc.
System Goals/Comments: Replace the said domes in weaknesses with silk domed drivers.
System Strengths: Very versitile, very loud. Not perfect, but generally good. Sounds great when cranked up and in another room.
System Weaknesses: Mylar tweeter and mid-horn domes are a bit harsh, particularly for certain organ music a'la The Doors.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: LG 31.5" LCD (32LB9D)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Onkyo TX-DS484 (50WPC x 5) internal DTS/DD processors
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): center: bose VCS-10, F L/R: pair bose 201, R L/R: pair SoundBites, Sub: Polk Audio PSW-10
Sources (DVD/VCR): DVD: Toshiba SD-780KR region-free. Video 1: PS2. Video 2: NES, N64, Dreamcast through 3-way switch. Tape/CD: Sony 4x CD copier. Phono: cheap sony turntable from big-box store.
Comments on HT System: I really want to get different center and front l/r speakers, my center is very weak (set at +6dB just to hear it!) and the fronts are dull.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Car audio, computer tinkering, reading, travelling, philosophy, sociology and writing. Currently Nuclear Electrician in the Navy (9 years).

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