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Home Theater System

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 Projector w/120" screen
1080p, 2000 lumins, 50,000:1 contrast ratio

Epson 8350 B&K Reference 30 B&K Reference 30 B&K Reference 30 Preamp / Processor
7.1 Ultra THX Dolby Digital EX pre/pro. Excellent phantom center.


Acoustic Research AR-9 Acoustic Research AR-9 Loudspeakers
These monsters (135 lbs each) are not to be confused with the AR9 speakers sold more recently


Infinity QPS-1 Infinity QPS-1 Surround speakers
Quadrapole design creates non-specific sound source over wider-than-usual listening area


Adcom GFA-585 Adcom GFA-585 power amplifier (front primary)
450 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms driving AR-9s
(two GFA-565 monoblocks in one chassis)


Adcom GFA-2535 power amplifier (side and rear surround)
60 watts x 4 channels into 8 ohms driving QPS-1s
(two GFA-535s in one chassis, which can also run 200x1 and 60x2 into 8 ohms)


BSR EQ 14/14 XR BSR EQ 14/14 XR graphic equalizer and spectrum analyzer
14 bands per channel can be adjusted individually via panel or remote
includes microphone and pink/white noise generators for spectrum analysis

Aiwa MX-100 Hi-Fi Multisystem VCR
real-time conversion of PAL reception to NTSC for television compatibility


Panasonic RP-56 Progressive Scan DVD
Sage/Faroudja chip and DCDi video support.


Sony MDS-JE320 MiniDisc Recorder
clean and simple


Kenwood KX-3510 Cassette Tape Deck
it's no Nakamichi Dragon, but offers Dolby-C, HX-PRO and auto bias (records to tape and plays back to optimize)

AKG K-240DF headphones
professional reference headphones, completely flat response, diffuse-field equalized

  • Specifications:AKG

Panamax 5100 Line Filter / Monitor
monitors voltage, filters and suppresses surges for power, telephone and satellite lines


APC Line-R 1200VA Power Conditioner
corrects voltage

  • Description: APC
  • Manual: APC

Living Room System

Adcom GTP-400 preamp-tuner
clean and simple


Acoustic Research AR-3a Loudspeakers
these originals need no introduction


Adcom GFA-535 power amplifier
80 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms


JVC XV-NA70 DVD-Audio Player
DVD, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD+RW, CD-DA, SVCD, VCD, CD-R/RW, JPEG, MP3 CDs
1-bit P.E.M. D.D. Converter with DVD-Audio offers 192 kHz/24-bit DAC
Is hooked up to 32" Trinitron Multisystem television when needed

  • Documentation: JVC


Computer System

Creative Labs SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum
24-bit, digital I/O, 6.1 Ultra THX Dolby Digital EX, remote control, etc.

Boston Acoustics A60 II bookshelf speakers
excellent near-field monitors

Adcom GFA-535 II power amplifier
60 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms


Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs headphones
1,600 mW of power handling, high SPL capability
40 mm diameter drivers, neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils


Resources

  • Audioholics
  • ABX Double Blind Test Results
  • Designer Cables: A Critical Look
  • Cables, Interconnects & Other Stuff - The Truth
  • Can We Hear Differences Between AC Power Cords? (a hoot!)
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