My other, other passion.

Power amps

  • Rotel RB-1090 , THX Ultra two channel amp (380w/ch) for front left and right.
  • Rotel RB-993, THX three channel amp (200w/ch) for rear left and right surround channels.
  • Emotiva XPA-5, 5 channel amp (200/ch) for front center and left and right suround channels…and preparation for front wide/height (9.2/11.2 not implemented yet).

Processors

  • Onkyo PR-SC5509 9.2-channel THX Ultra2 Plus preamp/processor with Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio.

Preamps/processors (semi-retired)

  • Rotel RSP-985, THX Ultra preamp & DTS, Dolby Digital (5.1), and ProLogic processor
  • Luxman: TP-114, tuner and preamp, acting as phono stage and misc throughput

Video

  • Samsung QN85Q90T 85″ 4K TV
  • Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Edition Blu-Ray DVD
  • Pioneer Elite BDP-95FD Blu-Ray DVD
  • Roku Ultra 4K, and Roku 3 media streaming device
  • Mitsubishi: HS-U780, SVHS VCR

Speakers

Subwoofers

  • 4 – Klipsch KW-120-THX driven by…
  • 2 – 1,000 watt KA-1000-THX amplifiers (THX Ultra2 system)

Power Protection

  • 1 – Max 5500-EX (rack mount surge protection and line conditioning)
  • 1 – Max 5300-EX (rack mount surge protection and line conditioning)
  • 2 – Panamax Max 6s

Miscellaneous

  • Denon DP-7F, turntable
  • Sony TC-WE475 cassette deck

Cabling +

  • AudioQuest:
    • Type 4 speaker cabling on LF, C, RF, LR, RR
    • Topaz x2 audio interconnects from processors to amplifiers
    • Copperhead interconnects for long runs to both sub amps
    • Video One composite video
    • Big Feet, (to isolate DVD from subsonic vibrations)
  • Tributaries:
    • 7DH Series 7 HDMI cable (Blu-Ray to HDTV)
    • SCV 100, digital coax cable (Blu-Ray to 5.1 ch processor)
    • Direct Optical (Toslink DVR to processor)
  • Monster Cable:
      • HDMI-800HD
      • THX 900 HDMI
      • HDMI-400HD
      • THXI100-FO8NF Toslink
      • THX Ultra 600 Digital Coax
      • M500V composite video
      • Z300 & Super Video 3 SVHS cables