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Ken 's Soul Glow Music Machine System
IP Address: Last Update: September 19, 2009 at 08:46:06
Amplifier: Conrad-Johnson Premier 11A Modified to accept after market power cord - Tungsol 6550's with NOS RCA Clear Top 6CG7's & NOS Sylvania Triple Mica Black Plate 5751's
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Mirror T-61 Tube Based Pre - Mullard, Brimar, Marconi (MWT) 6X4/EZ90 Rectifiers & NOS Amperex PQ, Valvo, Mullard 6922, 7308, & Cryo'd Russian Voshod 6N1P-EB
Speakers: JMLab Mezzo Utopia with custom clone High Definition Links (similar to Walker Audio HDL's) on binding posts
CD Player/DAC: Tag McLaren DVD-32R Reference CD/DVD Transport, DIY Shigaraki Flatfish Clone Transport
- Musical Fidelity Tr-Vista 21 DAC
- Audio Note DAC 2.1 C Signature with upgraded Audio Note, Blackgate, & Mundorf caps and NOS 5687, ECL82, 6X5 tubes
Turntable/Phono Stage: none - too scared to start
Other Source(s): Mini-Bar fridge
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: - PS Audio Resolution Transcendent Pure Silver Prototype bi-wire speaker cables
- MAC Pure Palladium Single Ended RCA Interconnects between CD-Preamp & Pre-Power
- Neotech NEVD-2001 pure silver digital cable 1.5M length
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): -Audience Adept Response
-PS Audio UPC200H with humbuster integrated
- Virtual Dynamics Genesis 1.1, Revelation 3.0, and Master LE 2.0 Power cords
-Acme & SWO-XXX AC Power plugs and custom made power distribution outlet
-XLO EC-10 power cord
-DIY AC Powercords
Tweaks: Black Diamond Racing Cones on Transport(s),
DH Labs Golden Sound Large Ceramic Cones under CJ Premier 11a, wood blocks suspending power line, brass cones and electrical tape insulation under Pre-amp, plexiglass platform and heavy machined steel alloy puck with silicone pads
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 14 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Stacked Pennies and Blue Tack Puddy (Ken's 27 cent solution to controlling room reverberation and echo)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Mostly Jazz/Contemporary and Classical, a bit of everything else under the sun
System Goals/Comments: To discover the soul in my music
System Strengths: Wide sweet spot, accuracy of timbre and naturalness, speed, highly dynamic yet spacious and emotionally moving
Impressive bass from Mezzo's
System Weaknesses: -I think imaging depth could be improved by room treatments and speaker placement further from rear walls but the WAF is holding me back from trying
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 42" Samsung Plasma
Optoma HD70 hi-def 720P DLP Projector with 106" roll down screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Marantz SR7400 Receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Fronts: Klipsch KG 3.5
Center: Klipsch RC25
Side Surrounds: Klipsch RS35
Back Surrounds: Polk Audio RS-150
Subwoofers: M&K MX100 Dual Push-Pull 12' (Replaced with Dual Voice Coil A/D/S drivers) & Velodyne 10"
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Playstation 3,
Elite DV-09 DVD,
LG 531 Upsampling DIVX DVD
Custom Built Home Theater computer with hard drive based movie server and built in PVR
Other HT Gear: Presotto Italia wall mounted plasma console with integrated shelf illumination and floor platform
Comments on HT System: Klipsch speakers are simply awesome for Home Theatre, high efficiency horns with great dynamics - a truly fun experience (that's what HT is all about)
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Mercedes-Benz Manager

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