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funkpunk's Listening Room System
IP Address: Last Update: April 20, 2009 at 17:32:49
Amplifier: Harman Kardon: Citation V : Rebuilt to Jim McShane specifications by Vorhees Audio.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Carver 2000 (Magnetic Field Power Amplifier - used as a Pre-Amp only)
Speakers: Meadowlark Kestrel : Bi-wired
CD Player/DAC: None. iMac internal CD player when desperate.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Main Table: Nottingham Horizon : Motor removed from plinth to emulate SE.

Tonearm: Linn Zeta (rewired by Vorhees Audio).

Phono Stage built into pre-amp. Adjustable for MM/MC.

Cartridge: Benz Micro Ace - Medium output MC.

Second Table: Numark Pro TT-1 (used only for 78s)
Other Source(s): iMac : Digital media - Itunes

Lexicon Alpha outboard sound card.
Radioshack ground loop filter.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: No name. Bought in bulk from the Sound Exchange in Somerville NJ
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Homemade stand (Thanks Matt)
Tweaks: Two marble slabs under TT as a base.
Room Size (LxWxH): Small x Small x 8 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Ceiling corner bass traps. Bass trap cloud above listening position. Other bass traps throughout room. All DIY from lumber and rigid fiberglass panels. Windows and reflective closet doors covered by thick curtains. Without treatments, this wood floored, plaster walled room is very live and boomy.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): I love it all, but currently I'm partial to folk, jazz and modern rock. I'm working my way into the world of classical as well.
System Goals/Comments: Great sound stage and imaging at a reasonable volume in a small room. I've never experienced detail and bass as I have since treating the room. I'm very pleased
System Strengths: Tight clean bass. Great detail. Wide sound stage.
System Weaknesses: Not enough depth.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 40" 1080p LCD 2007
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Sony.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Center: JBL. Front: Polk SDA-1C (Got'em free from a place in Cape May NJ). back: Cheapo Sony's. No sub. Not needed in the arrangement.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sharp Blu-Ray, Philips all region DVD and avi player, DirecTV HR22 HD receiver, Roku on demand box, Sony DVD burner and VCR, Wii, Sony Playstation II.
Comments on HT System: Nice way to watch movies. Nothing fancy,with a clear picture, great sound and multiple sources so I can watch anything from anywhere in the world.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Films, Working on my home, Computers

Occupation: Caterer

Retired DJ.

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