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The Chain
Digital Source
Toshiba HD-XA1 HD-DVD player, Samsung BD-1400 Blu-Ray player, Sony DVP-NC665P six-disk changer, Cambridge audio CD player
 
Entech 205.2 DAC
Analog Source
JVC QL-5 TT
Other Sources
Signal Processors
Pre Amp
Dodd ELP tube pre, Cambridge Audio 640P phono preamp, Yamaha RX-V2600
Power Amp
Carver M-500t (3), Carver Silver Nine t's, Dynaco MK-III tube amps
Speakers
Altec Lansing Model 14, Acoustic Research AR-90's
Subwoofer
Speaker Cables
Interconnects
Power Cables
Headphones/Amp
System Rack
Power Conditioning
Monster Power HTS-3600 MKII, APC H15
Tuning and Tweaks
Other Components


 
OK, here goes....the following pics are from my main HT / two-channel system (it does double duty).

Overall shot of my very full stereo cabinet:
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A closer shot of equipment:
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Toshiba HD-XA1 HD-DVD player, Samsung BD-1400 Blu-Ray player, Sony DVP-NC665P six-disk changer (for my wife), Dodd ELP tube pre, Entech 205.2 DAC, speaker/source switch, Cambridge Audio 640P phono preamp, Cambridge audio CD player,
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Carver M-500t's, Monster Power HTS-3600 MKII, Dynaco MK-III tube amps, APC H15 power conditioner, JVC QL-5 TT.
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Carver Silver Nine t's, Yamaha RX-V2600 (used for preamp/processor in home theater)
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Altec Lansing Model 14 speakers (inner), Acoustic Research AR-90's (outer)
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Close-ups of speakers
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Thanks for looking. Others systems as I get my photo-taking patience back. (maybe a beer or three will help)
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Yeah, was having a bad picture day, yesterday. Let's see how this goes. I saved all the pics out as different file names, looked right side up on my computer... not sure what happened. That wor

Updated my entertainment center this past weekend. Wanted to post a few pics, but all came out upside-down... must be the I-phone. I'll try and post later.

It was all in the big oak cabinet, I'll dig up some photos and post. The ones on this site were from Photobucket, which my account is long gone.    You don't like my listening chair? In th

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Nice stuff stereo_dog' date=' but yur equipment list seems to be off a bit. I don't see the Empire TT but I do see a pair of Dynakit amps which are not listed. Which ones are they?[/quote']

 

The Empire is in the M. bedroom, pics coming. You're right, I forgot the Dynacos, I'll fix that. When I made my signature, I was going from memory at the office.

 

Thanks for all the nice comments.

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Nice "stuff", Stereo_Dog. One query: any concerns about heat buildup of the stacked amps in enclosed (5 sides) spaces? I know the Carver Owner's manuals warn about this...or do you have vents somewhere that don't show or circulation fans? I'm sure it works (or you'd probably have fried something long ago); just curious.

 

Another nit/suggestion: if you ever had the time/inclination, I bet some kind of HW veneer (front only) on your 'tainment center would really jazz it up and make it a real "shrine" for all that Carver/other gear! Maple, Walnut, Cherry, etc., depending on rest of room colors. But if you did Maple veneer, spend a few extra bucks and get the burled Maple; that stuff is sooo beautiful (wish I'd used that for my speak faces instead of "regular" maple which is ok, but a little too uniform... Veneers are relatively cheap and with contact cement, not that hard to install....just a suggest; very nice either way!

add: after 2nd look, maybe you'd only need to do the drawer fronts; some of the rest looks to already be hardwood...

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Nice "stuff", Stereo_Dog. One query: any concerns about heat buildup of the stacked amps in enclosed (5 sides) spaces? I know the Carver Owner's manuals warn about this...or do you have vents somewhere that don't show or circulation fans? I'm sure it works (or you'd probably have fried something long ago); just curious.

 

Another nit/suggestion: if you ever had the time/inclination, I bet some kind of HW veneer (front only) on your 'tainment center would really jazz it up and make it a real "shrine" for all that Carver/other gear! Maple, Walnut, Cherry, etc., depending on rest of room colors. But if you did Maple veneer, spend a few extra bucks and get the burled Maple; that stuff is sooo beautiful (wish I'd used that for my speak faces instead of "regular" maple which is ok, but a little too uniform... Veneers are relatively cheap and with contact cement, not that hard to install....just a suggest; very nice either way!

add: after 2nd look, maybe you'd only need to do the drawer fronts; some of the rest looks to already be hardwood...

 

I have several vents cut out of the back of the cabinet. I also have two cooling fans that I have yet to install (must remove the majority of the equip. to do it). When I'm really cranking, I keep the doors open or ajar to help air flow. When I'm running the Dynacos, the doors are wide open, it helps heat the room!

 

Actually, the whole entertainment center is solid oak and oak veneers. or were you thinking a contrasting veneer. Let me know what you were thinking, I'm curious.:-k

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Beautiful set-up. I'm envious! Three M500t's.

 

I wasn't sure what Elgrau meant about the veneers either. I went back & looked at the drawers & they seem to be matched from a single sheet of oak.

 

Awesome. Really looks good.

 

A friend of mine had a pair of Dynaco amps similar to those. 60 or 70 watts per channel back in 72. He was living in his grandmothers basement & the amps did indeed provide heat. Great sound too

 

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I wasn't sure what Elgrau meant about the veneers either. I went back & looked at the drawers & they seem to be matched from a single sheet of oak.FrankieD

 

 

-i let the mouse pick out wood trim etc...to match the household,,,i just pay [sucker]

 

-but; mr sdog's cabinet looks to me, like the very same wood as his trim

 

 

 

-dang, i love wood [walls/trim/furniture] on about anything !!!

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FrankieD, the dynacos are MK-III's, rebuilt and updated with binding posts, power switch, power cord, sockets, etc., but not heavily modified. They put out about 60 wpc, of good tube power. They are currently anchoring my two-channel system, with the tube pre, TT and CD player.

 

MM, as you can see, I love the wood, too, all oak, although I really like the real walnut veneer on the speaks. This is the only room in the house that I can get comfortable in, easy to see why.

 

 

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Love those big Altecs!!!

 

Yeah OBI, those are my current favorites, until Rick's AL-III's arrive, that is.

 

Thanks Blues Pwr, it helps keep the equip. less dusty (a little less, anyway), and the equip. can be out of site when not in use. That's why we went with a projector in here, the screen pulls down over our bay window when in use, and up and out of the way when not in use, allowing my wife her view of the back yard, etc.

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oh, ok; the drawer fronts at 1st look appeared to me to be just simply plywood (picture perhaps does not do them justice!). But after looking again, I can see that they are indeed oak...and I'm sure beautiful in "real life'!

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