Maggie-Based, a Integrated A/V System by klao

As of 2021-June-03
Room Size
Meters: 5.94 (W) x 8.55 (L). x 3.65/3.15 (H); Feet: 19.5' x 28' x 12'/10'
System Overview
A 5.2-ch system for both music & movies/concerts.
Music Preferences
Classical, jazz, & pop/rock
Room Description
Rectangular room on the 2nd floor: calcium silicate (sand-lime) bricks & mortar/cement plastering walls; teak parquet flooring installed on wooden rails & concrete slabs sub-floor. Coffered ceiling soffit: pine wood frames w/ fiberglass sound insulation materials, & gypsum boards. Entrance wooden door on the left side; two wooden-frame glass doors at the back of the room, and 2 more of same on the right. Two split-type wall-mount 14,427 BTU (inverter) AC, condensing units installed downstairs. Ambience noise around 23-25dB.
Acoustic Treatment
Rives Audio design, H:W:L ratio = 1:1.62:2.34 (close to Sepmeyer's Type C). Two front wall diffusors behind L&R speakers, 1.30 m. (4' 3") wide, floor-to-ceiling 3.15 m. (10') high. Four LF/bass traps at room corners, 50 cm. (1' 7.5") wide, 38 cm. (15") deep, floor-to ceiling high. Sixteen hanging diffusers, 35 x 175 cm. wood slats w/ fiberglass inserts, four in each of the four ceiling coffers. Three, 60 x 150 cm. absorption panels on each of the left & right wall. Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb shades for 4 wooden-frame glass doors. IKEA Vitten (wool) area rugs in front of the speakers. Absorber panels for TV screen (SCG Cylence Zandera), removable when not used.
Other Comments
SETUP: Main speakers' tweeters are on the inside & toed-in so that the speakers' inner & outer edges are about 1.65 m. (5' 5") & 1.88 m. (6' 2") from front wall. Left & right tweeters are approximately 2.92 m. (9' 7") apart. Speakers' outer edges are 94 cm. (3' 1") from side walls . Listening position is about 4.2 m. (13' 9") from the speaker's plane (mid-range drivers) and about 2.5 m. (8' 2.5") from the back wall. Dual subwoofers placed in front along the left & right walls; drivers 2.15 m. (7') into the room (about 1/4 length).
DVD or LaserDisc Player
ModWright OPPO BDP-95 [w/ HiFi-Tuning Supreme fuses, Mullard GZ34 metal base (Holland 1957) rectifier tubes, Furutech FI-10(G) inlet, & GINKO Cloud 14A platform]; M9702 PLUS V3 (Oppo 203 clone)
Video Display
Digital Source
BRYSTON BDA-3 D/A converter; ROON Nucleus+ w/ PLIXIR Elite Balanced linear power supply
Analog Source
LYRA Etna MC cartridge; VPI 30th Anniversary / Classic 1 with: JMW-Classic 3 tonearm armwand, HRX center weight, periphery outer ring clamp, & Analogue Drive System (ADS)
Signal Processors
BRYSTON SP3 Surround Pre/Pro
AESTHETIX Calypso Signature line stage; PS Audio Stellar phono stage
Power Amp
BRYSTON 28B-SST/2 (1,800w @4Ohms) x2; BRYSTON 7B-SST/2 (900w @4Ohms) x1; WYRED 4 SOUND mAMP (430w @4Ohms) x2
MAGNEPAN 20.7's (86dB/4Ohms) on MyeSound stands & Isoclean TT-007 tiptoe bases, tweeter & midrange attenuators bypassed
MAGNEPAN CC5 (88dB/3Ohms) on height & tilt adjustable MyeSound stand
MAGNEPAN 1.7's (86dB/4Ohms) [w/ HiFi-Tuning Supreme fuses]
SVS SB13-Ultra x2 on SoundPath sub isolation system (feet)
Speaker Cable
KIMBER 12TC w/ WBT nextgen 0681Ag spades & 0610Ag bananas; KIMBER 8TC for center & surround channels
KIMBER SELECT KS-1136 (all sources to preamp); VAN DAMME Tour Grade Classic XKE Starquad microphone cables + Switchcraft A Series XLR / Furutech FP-126(R) RCA connectors (for the rest); CARDAS Clear USB; CARDAS Cygnus Clear phono
Power Cables
JPS Kaptovator w/ Furutech FI-32M(R) & Wattage 350iHC; Cardas Golden Ref w/ Furutech FI-E38(R) & Wattgate 350i; & Oyaide Black Mamba, Audience "e", & JPS Power AC+ [w/ Furutech FI-E38(R) & FI-28(R) connectors]; PlixiR Statement DC cord
REZET REV-10011 acrylic platforms for Bryston amps; REZET customized metal/glass racks
Power Cond
TORUS Power CS 16 INT'L AVR, CLEF PureSine 1000Se, & CLEF PowerBridge 6s. Dedicated 30(100) amp circuit for the system w/ ISOCLEAN Zero Ohm breaker panel; Wattgate 381, PSAudio PowerPort, & FIM 880 wall receptacles
Tuning and Tweaks
Some Vibrapod isolators / cones & Shunyata Dark Field cable elevators
Other Components
KLAUDIO record cleaning machinge (v.2 - 2013)