Systems

Laura's audio room, a Two-channel Audio System by vinyl_lady

Speaker location in new audio room
Room Size
32 x 20 with 8" ceiling
System Overview
2-channel system featuring Daedalus Apollo 11 speakers with the new Daedalus drivers and trim rings, two Daedalus BOW sub woofers powered by a Bryston 4B ST, ModWright Ambrose 30 monoblocks driving main speakers, ModWright LS/PS 36.5 DM pre amp, ModWright PH 150 phono stage, SME 20/2 with SME IV.Vi arm, Lyra Atlas cartridge analog front end and Oppo BDP 105 Darby with ModWright tube modification digital front end.
Music Preferences
Classic and alternative rock; folk rock; country rock; alt-country; power pop; psychedelic 60's/70's; Doo Wop; blues; Canadian, American and British folk; contemporary Christian
Room Description
My audio room is in a remodeled basement approximately 32' x 20' with an 8'ceiling height. There is a 65" wall mounted Samsung Plasma TV between the Apollo 11s and BOWs
Acoustic Treatment
None at this time
Listening Impressions
Very satisfying, tonally accurate with great dynamics. I can listen for hours upon hours with no listener fatigue. Experimenting with speaker placement a must. This gives me a 3 dimensional sound stage with lots of detail, clarity and bass extension. The bass, mids & highs are fully integrated. I used a combination of listening and tips from Jim Smith's Get Better Sound to determine proper speaker location in my audio room.
Media Storage
Custom built hardwood record storage racks; Boltz all steel CD, DVD and LP racks; Mapleshade Maple LP racks
Components
Digital Source
Oppo BDP 105D Universal Player with ModWright tube modification with Sophia tubes powered by PS 9 power supply with Philips 5R4GYS rectifier tube
Analog Source
SME 20/2 with SME Series IV.Vi tone arm; Lyra Atlas, Lyra Skala and Sumiko Blackbird cartridges
Preamp
ModWright LS/PS 36.5 DM dual box vacuum tube pre amp with Philips 5R4GYS rectifier tubes; ModWright PH 150 vacuum phono stage with Telefunken E88CC tubes ; Zesto Andros vacuum tube phono stage
Power Amp
ModWright Ambrose 30 Monoblocks powering Daedalus Apollo 11s; Bryston 4B ST powering Daedalus BOWs
Speakers
Daedalus Apollo 11s with Trim Rings and Daedalus 2015 Driver upgrade on Daedalus spikes on Herbie's decoupling gliders
Subwoofer
Two Daedalus BOWs (Bass Optimization Woofer) with spikes on Herbies decoupling gliders
Speaker Cable
Daedalus/Bolder on the DA-1.1s and Synergistic Research Alpha Quad with Active Shielding on the BOWs
Interconnects
WyWires Platinum (3) and AudioQuest Panther Interconnects (2); WyWires Platinum, Cardas Golden Reference and Bolder phono cables
Power Cables
WyWires Platinum (4); PS Audio Premier (2); Shunyata Taipan; Electra Cable; Emperical Design; WyWires Juice HC
Racking
Daedalus all hardwood custom audio racks on Herbies decoupling gliders
Power Cond
WyWires/Daedalus Power Broker on a dedicated 20 amp circuit.
Tuning and Tweaks
Daedalus Isolation Devices; Audio Points; Hebie's decoupling gliders; Cable Towers to elevate speaker cables;
Other Components
Alesis Masterlink ML-9600 hard disk recorder for making 24/96 or Redbook CDs from vinyl.