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Audio System
Music Server(s):
Mac Mini
Music Server Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
S/PDIF TosLink
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Oppo HA-1
McIntosh MA6300
McIntosh MA6300
B&W N805
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Remote Control(s):
iPod Touch
Remote Control Apps:
Apple Remote App
Pro-Ject Carbon w/ 2M Blue stylus, Acryl-It platter, Puck-It weight
Pro-Ject Phono V USB preamp
Pro-Ject SpeedBox II
DIY Acoustic Treatments

Etymotic MC3 w/ Custom Fit earmolds
Headphone Amplifier(s):
McIntosh MA6300
Portable Player(s):
iPhone 6s
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DIY Treatment results

by wgb113 on 06-18-2012 at 07:44 PM
This past January I was given carte blanche to convert the home office to my music room. It's the smallest room in the house at roughly 10'W x 11.5'L x 9'H with hardwood floors and drywall walls and ceiling. More detailed background on the room can be found in my previous blog entries but in general I felt the biggest problems were in the bass so that's where I've focused all effort to date. Basically, even after experimenting and measuring for best listening position placement and speaker placement

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Updated 06-21-2012 at 12:22 PM by wgb113


Room EQ Wizard

by wgb113 on 04-01-2012 at 09:15 AM
Long time, no blogging! We've been busy here with a new pup and I've been struggling in what spare time I have had in getting REW to work with my iMac.

After reading up on REW over at HomeTheaterShack I decided it'd be best to purchase an external soundcard to carry out the measurements. I decided to go with a unit that also had a mic preamp in it for use with my Behringer ECM8000. I decided on the Tascam US-144mkII because I didn't want to spend a ton of money and on top of being

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Locating the Speakers

by wgb113 on 01-25-2012 at 11:45 AM
So I've finally gotten around to locating the speakers and came up with some interesting results:

1) All locations had their deepest nulls at 100Hz, ranging from -7dB to -24dB.

2) All locations had their highest peak at 125Hz, ranging from +4dB to +8dB.

3) Secondary nulls were consistently at 160Hz and followed by secondary peaks at 200Hz.

The location that I've settled on for now is 35* off axis and puts the tweeters 40" from the

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Finding the Listening Position

by wgb113 on 01-10-2012 at 12:11 PM
As mentioned in my last blog I've begun the process of optimizing my current 2-ch rig which is computer based. Step 1 was to determine the best listening position in my room:

I rolled up the area rug and moved as much out of the room as I could. I'd be using a Behringer DEQ2496 for it's RTA (Real Time Analyzer) functionality along with their ECM8000 measurement microphone and a cheap (but adjustable) mic stand.

I'd be playing test tones from the Rives Audio Test CD2

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My Journey - the beginning.

by wgb113 on 01-04-2012 at 09:06 PM
So, I've never blogged before but wanted to give it a go to document my experiences in pursuit of putting together a solid, computer-based HiFi goes.

I guess I'll just start by stating up front that I don't claim to be an expert, that I am still learning, and that I this is probably the most comfortable audio website I've ever been a member of.

My blog is primarily going to focus on trying to figure out my room as that's where I'm at right now. I'm happy

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