Audio / Video Systems

Home Theater System

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 Projector w/120" screen

1080p, 2000 lumins, 50,000:1 contrast ratio

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

B&K Reference 30
B&K Reference 30

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

Acoustic Research AR-9

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

Infinity QPS-1

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-585

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)

    • Review: Stereophile
    • Manual: Adcom

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

BSR EQ 14/14 XR

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

    • Manual: Aiwa

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

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

    • Review: Stereophile
    • Manual: Adcom

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

    • Review: Stereophile
    • Manual: Adcom

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