My system has had a lot of changes since my last post. Front speakers are now Seaton Catalysts (LCR) and I will be installing next week 4 Seaton Sparks for side and rear surrounds. I will be installing a new PJ tomorrow (JVC RS55) to replace my 5 year old JVC RS2.
I have added a different music server (The Music Vault) which, amazingly enough presented the best 2 channel musical presentation I have ever heard. We even blind compared it to the 4 piece dCS stack ($77,000) and it was better.
My bride bought me new theater chairs to replace my trusty and comfortable Acoustic Innovation seating that I had for about 10 or 15 years. I have also changed the front ceiling to eliminate and vertically based null.
As an aside, when my wife and I met, I had 4 columns of equipment. It will soon be down to one !!
And I am in the process of selling all of my analog gear (REALLY tough decision). With about 1100 CD's (400 of which I have never heard) plus new purchases plus about 500 movies, I simply do not have enough time to listen to it all. AND, that is how I am financing the new PJ, speakers and setting up a fund for eventually buying a high end SSP once one is available that will do room correction better than my trusty Integra 80.2.
Most audiophiles are addicted and I am no different. One of the characteristics of all addicts is to blame someone else for their problems. I would like to nominate CraigJohn. I purchased some new wall mount speaker brackets and the only speaker that would fit were the Seaton Sparks so that is his fault. Furthermore, he has implemented wides in his system and raved about how wonderful it was. I needed more speakers to give it a try eventually, so the fact that I even purchased more speakers is also his fault. And in addtion, he introduced me to listen to stereo in non-two channel listening modes which FORCED me to get compatible speakers all of the way around. I feel better already
Just kidding. I am quite anxious to some day get to his part of the country (when there is no white stuff on the ground) and hear/see his system.
I will try to post some new photos once I figure out how to get a black and gray room to show up.
Current equipment list:
JVC RS55 w/ Motorized Panamorph Anamorphic Lens
Screen Masking System by Somis Systems (one of a kind ! - he never built another one)
Stewart Filmscreen 2:35 120 x 51 inch screen
LCR: Seaton Catalysts Powered Speakers on sand-filled Seaton Stands
SUBS: Seaton SubMersive HP (4);
Surrounds: Seaton Sparks (4) Powered Speakers
Integra 80.2 SSP
APS 1050 Power Conditioner (Front end and source equipment)
APS 2000 Power Conditioner (LCR speakers)
TacT 2.2XP with Aberdeen power supply ----------- This will probably be gone soon
Antelope Zodiac Gold Plus DAC --------------------- This will probably be gone soon
Music Vault Music Server
Oppo BD83 Bluray Player
Direct TV DVR
Theater chairs by Berkline
RPG BAD Panels (both sides of screen)
RPG BAD ARC Panels (first reflection point)
Acoustic Panels by GIK
All four corners are bass traps and soffit around perimeter is as well
BlueJeans Speaker and Interconnect Cables
Control4 Equipment Controller