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My Audio/Video/Computer System
(6.1 Surround Sound System)

Mini 6.1 Surround Sound Home Theater/Audio System/Karaoke, Setup completed on April 17, 2015.
Main Sound System:

B&W 803 Diamond Loudspeakers, Bowers & Wilkins PV1D Subwoofer, Onkyo M-5000R Power Amp, Onkyo P-3000R Pre-Amp, Cocktail Audio X30 All-in-one HD Music Server/Network Streamer/CD Storage (Ripper)/ Power Amplifier and Thorens TD-160HD Turntable.
Surround Sound System:
Sony 46" KDL-46NX710 3D HD TV, Yamaha RX-V767 7-channel audio/video receiver, Onix RA-125 Integrated Amplifier, Marantz PM7001 Integrated Amplifier, JBL Urei Series Model 6260 Power Amplifier.
Center & Back Speakers- Sonus faber Minima Amator, Front- B&W 685 S2 and Side- Mordaunt Short Avant 906i and Mordaunt Short MS909W Subwoofer.
Karoake:
Kumyoung Singcus 2, Mackie 1202-VLZ PRO Mixer, Shure BG 2.1 Microphone, Shure SM58 Microphone, Teisco DM-301 Dynamic Microphone.

Components of Mini 6.1 Surround Sound Home Theater/Audio System/Karaoke. Setup completed on March 16, 2015.
Top left to right: Mackie 1202-VLZ PRO Mixer, Onkyo M-5000R Power Amp, Stac 1,500W AVR, Sony PS#, Cocktail Audio X30 All-in-one HD Music Server/Network Streamer/CD Storage (Ripper)/ Power Amplifier, Kumyoung Singcus 2, Onkyo P-3000R Pre-Amp, Yamaha RX-V767 7-channel audio/video receiver, Marantz PM7001 Integrated Amplifier, Luxman M-05 Twin-Mono Class A Power Amplifier and JBL Urei Series Model 6260 Power Amplifier.

Mini 6.1 Surround Sound Home Theater/Audio System/Karaoke. April 7, 2015.

Bowers & Wilkins 803 Diamond. Feb. 9, 2015.
Specs
Woven Kevlar, Crossover Tuning, Nautilus Tapering Tube, Flowport, Mushrooms, FST, Tweeter on Top, Matrix, Rohacell, Diamond Tweeters, De-coupling, Quad Magnet Tweeter Motor, Dual Magnet Tweeter Motor.
Description 3-way vented-box system; Drive units: 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency, 1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST™ midrange, 3x ø180mm (7 in) Rohacell® cone bass; Frequency range -6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz; Frequency response 35Hz – 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis; Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response, Horizontal: over 60º arc, Vertical: over 10º arc; Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m); Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m), <1% 50Hz – 100kHz, <0.5% 90Hz –100kHz; Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω); Crossover frequencies 350Hz, 4kHz; Recommended amplifier power 50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme; Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω; Height: 1164mm (45.8 in) (not including feet), Width: 306mm (12 in); Depth: 457mm (18 in), Net weight 41kg (90 lb); Cabinet: Piano Black Gloss; Grille: Black cloth

Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 Diamond Speaker. March 5, 2016.
Technical Specifications
Technical features: Diamond Tweeter, Anti-resonance plug, Flowport, Continuum cone bass mid, Solid body tweeter, Tweeter on top, Optimised Matrix.
Description: 2-way vented-box system; Drive units: 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency, 1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum® cone bass/midrange; Frequency range: 34Hz and 35kHz; Frequency response: 42Hz - 28kHz (±3dB on reference axis); Sensitivity: 88dB SPL (2.83Vrms at 1m); Harmonic distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis) <1% 70Hz - 20kHz, <0.6% 120Hz - 20kHz; Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 4.6Ω); Recommended amplifier power: 50W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme; Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω; Dimensions: Height: 424mm, Width: 238mm (9.4 in), Depth: 345mm; Net weight: 12.6kg (28 lb); Finish Cabinet: Rosenut, Gloss Black; Grilled: Black

Mobile Sound System. March 5, 2016.
Play all my CD's songs stored on a hard disk drive through a digital music/network streaming player then an integrated amplifier and out on a pair of loudspeakers. No need to change CD and I can ask for any song in my collection and it will be immediately played.
Western Digital Purple WD5000AAKX 500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive, Astone DOC-232 Dual HDD USB Clone Dock Duplicator, Onix M35 Network Player (with vTuner Internet Radio), Wadia Intuition 01 Integrated Amp and B&W 805 D3 Diamond Speakers.



*QUAD ESL-63 Loudspeakers
Table (Narra wood): Sony Bravia KLV-40X250A 40" LCD TV, GE ES29391
GE1-B Telephone, Mordaunt Short MS909W Subwoofer and Sonus faber Minima Amator Loudspeaker.
Rack (Black steel): Marantz CD5001 CD Player, Marantz PM7001 Integrated Amplifier, Sony PlayStaton 3
Blu-ray Disc player, Sony DVP-NS76H CD/DVD Player, Sony SLV-X533 VCR and Matsunaga Stavol Model SVC-500N and SVC-1000N AC AVRs.
Rack (Narra wood): Meridian 500 CD Transport & Meridian 563 DA-Converter, Marantz SR5001 A/V Receiver, FM Acoustics: FM Resolution Series 244A Pre-amplifier & FM 300A Power-amplifier, Luxman M-05 Twin-Mono Class A Power Amplifier and Isolation Transformer and Surge/AC line filter. May 27, 2008.

Video + Audio 6.1 Surround Sound Channels:
Sony Bravia KLV-40X250A 40" LCD TV, Sony PlayStaton 3 Blu-ray Disc Player and Sony DVP-NS76H CD/DVD Player
Front Left and Right:
QUAD ESL-63 Loudspeakers and FM Acoustics 300A Power-amplifier + Marantz SR5001 A/V Receiver.
Center:
Sonus faber Minima Amator Loudspeaker and Luxman M-05 Twin-Mono Class A Power Amplifier + Marantz SR5001 A/V Receiver.
Surround Left and Right: Mordaunt Short Avant 906i Loudspeaker
s and Marantz PM 7001 Integrated Amplifier + Marantz SR5001 A/V Receiver.
Surround Back:
Sonus faber Minima Amator Loudspeaker
and Luxman M-05 Twin-Mono Class A Power Amplifier + Marantz SR5001 A/V Receiver.
LFE/Subwoofer: Mordaunt Short MS909W Subwoofer.
Audio 2 Channels:
Meridian 500 CD Transport & Meridian 563 DA-Converter, FM Acoustics: FM Resolution Series 244A Pre-amplifier & FM 300A Power-amplifier,
QUAD ESL-63 Loudspeakers and Mordaunt Short MS909W Subwoofer or Marantz CD5001 CD Player, Marantz PM7001 Integrated Amplifier and Mordaunt Short Avant 906i Loudspeakers.

Sonus faber Minima Amator Loudspeaker.


*QUAD ESL-63 Loudspeakers
Table (Narra wood): Sony Bravia KLV-40X250A 40" LCD TV, Oregon Scientific RM329P Projection Clock,
Mordaunt Short MS909W Subwoofer and Sony SS-RV900 Speaker.
Rack (Black steel): Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6400, 2.13 GHz inside Casetek V. Ares CK-1022-5 Super ATX Tower, Matsunaga Stavol Model SVC-1500N AC AVR, Marantz SR5001 A/V Receiver, Sony PlayStaton 3, Sony DVP-NS76H CD/DVD Player, Sony SLV-X533 VCR and Yaesu FT-767 GX LW, SW, VHF & UHF All Mode Transceiver.
Rack (Narra wood): Technics SL-1300 Turntable, Luxman T353 AM/FM Tuner, Meridian 500 CD Transport & Meridian 563 DA-Converter, FM Acoustics: FM Resolution Series 244A Pre-amplifier & FM 300A Power-amplifier, Luxman M-05 Twin-Mono Class A Power Amplifier and Isolation Transformer and Surge/AC line filter. April 3, 2008.


Yamaha RX-V767 audio/video receiver. 7-channel 145W/ch (max); 7-channel 665W (95W x 7, RMS); 1080p-compatible HDMI (6 in/2 out [simultaneous]) incl. front panel input with Deep Colour (30/36 bit) and x.v.Colour; HDMI (V.1.4 with 3D and Audio Return Channel); HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programmes) without Front Presence Speakers; iPod / iPhone / Bluetooth® compatibility; Intuitive GUI for ease-of-use. January 26, 2011.



*Marantz PM7001 Integrated Amplifier. Power Output (20Hz-20kHz @ 8 Ohm): 70W x 2. THD (total harmonic distortion): 0.02%. S/N Ratio: CD (88dB) Main In (107dB). Frequency Response (CD, 1W, 8Ω load): 5Hz - 100kHz +/- 3 dB. Dumping Factor (8Ω load, 20Hz-20kHz): 100. Power Requirement: AC 230V/50Hz. Power Consumption: 470W. Dimensions W x H x D: 440mm x 126.5mm x 364mm. Weight: 10.5 Kg. April 12, 2008.

*Mordaunt Short Avant 906i Loudspeakers. Sensitivity: 90dB, Frequency Response: 45Hz-22kHz, Impedance: 4-8 Ohms, Drive Units: 2 x 130mm (5.25") aluminium CPC mid/bass driver, 1 x 25mm (1") aluminium dome tweeter, Crossover: 2.5 way, 2nd order LF, 1st order MF and HF with DVP, Recommended Amplifier Power: 15-120 watts, Magnetic Shielding: Yes, Dimensions: 850 x 165 x 295mm (33.5 x 6.5 x 11.6"), Weight: 12Kg (26.4lbs). April 13, 2008.


*Mordaunt Short MS909W Subwoofer.
Frequency Response: 30Hz-200Hz Sensitivity: Line in, 70mV (at max output) Hi Level in, 1.3V (at max output) Output Power: 300 Watts Active Mains Voltage: 220-240 Volts 50 Hz; 100-120 Volts 50-60 Hz Power Consumption: 450W Driver: 300mm (12") Long Throw Aluminium CPC (Continuous Profile Cone) Woofer X/Over Type: Active/Variable between 50-200Hz Size: 420mm x 420mm x 420mm 16.5" x 16.5" x 16.5" Weight: 28kg 61.2lbs Magnetically Shielded Honey Maple Finish. April 1, 2008.


*Pioneer DVR-560H-S HDD/DVD recorder. 160GB HDD. March 8, 2009. Top | Bottom

Cables available for use on both systems
(Audio/Video/Computer System and Mini Home Theater)

Speaker Cables: FM Acoustics Forcelines, Monster Cable M1, Monster Cable High Resolution Speaker Cable with Duraflex Insulation, Monster Cable High Performance Multi Network Conductor Speaker Cable and QED Flat 79 Gauge 16 Speaker Cable.
Interconnect Cables: FM Acoustics Precision Interface Technology, Monster Cable M1000, Monster Cable Interlink Reference 2, Monster Cable Interlink 500, Philips PXT1000 Optical Fiber Audio Cables and
 Ace Audio Cable.
Video Cables: MonsterVideo 2 Component Video cable, Philips Component Video Cable, Monster Cable Home Series Composite A/V Kit, Sony HDMI Cable, Philips PXT1000 HDMI Cable and
Quantum Professional High Performance Digital Composite Video Cable.

My Mini Home Theater!

*Epson EMP-TW10 LCD Home Projector, Da-Lite Model B 72"x96" Video Spectra 1.5 Manual Screen and JBL DD55000 Project Everest Loudspeakers.



*Still images of DVD movies from Spiderman, Finding Nemo and Star Wars I & II projected on the Da-Lite screen.

*Interconnectable at the back of Epson EMP-TW10 are: AC power cord (black, left), MonsterVideo2 Component Video cable (cream color), Quantum Professional High Performance OFC (oxygen free copper) Digital Composite Video Cable (black) and Ace Audio Cable (blue). Top | Bottom


*JBL DD55000 Project Everest Loudspeakers. On top of the stereo rack (left to right) are Mackie 1202-VLZ PRO Mixer, Pioneer DV-S633A DVD Player and Matsunaga Stavol Model SVC-1500N AC AVR. At the back of the AVR is a home made Isolation Transformer for all of the audio/video preamplifiers (Multimedia Controller, DVD, LD and CD players, and video cassette recorders).
Inside the rack (from left top to bottom) are Sony SL-HF870D Stereo Betamax Video Cassette Recorder, Pioneer CLD-91 CD, CDV & LD Player, Denon LA-2050 Multi Laser Disc Player and Luxman M-05 Twin-Mono Class A Power Amplifier.
Inside the rack (from right top to bottom) are Sony SLV-L6HF Stereo VHS Video Cassette Recorder, Boothroyd Stuart Meridian 562V Multimedia Controller, Denon DCD-3300 CD Player, and JBL Urei Series Model 6260 Power Amplifier.

*Mackie 1202-VLZ PRO 12-channel Mic/Line Mixer w/ premium XDR Mic preamplifiers, Shure BG 2.1 Microphone, Shure SM58 Microphone, Teisco DM-301 Dynamic Microphone, and Pioneer DV-S633A DVD Player.
*My Best Sounding Audio CD! Audiophile Reference I Classical Music and Audiophile Reference II Popular Music CDs. A 24-bit/88.2 KHz Super High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) process recording, it is an essential tool for gauging the performance of your system.



€My Favorite 3D Blu-rays and 2D Blu-ray! June 5, 2011. Dec. 4, 2011. Dec. 6, 2012. Sept. 7, 2013
*My Yamaha Electone EL-70 Organ! Never really learn how to play it well!


*HDD bay cover removed, Connectors for 2.5" SATA Drive inside HDD bay and Seagate 2.5" 40GB SATA Hard Disk Drive. Top | Bottom
*Sony Model CECHZC2J CW Dual Shock 3 Sixaxis USB/Bluetooth Wireless Controller. Built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, DC 3.7 Volts 300mAh, approx. 193 grams. Operating Temperature: 5°C-35°C. January 19, 2008.
*Sony Sixaxis USB/Bluetooth Wireless Controller. Built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, DC 3.7 Volts 30mAh, approx. 136 grams. January 13, 2008.
*Sony Playstation Eye 3
*Jabra 150
*Sony Playstation 3 Blu-ray Disc Bluetooth Wireless Remote Control. January 19, 2008.

*My Sony PSP-1000K! June 19, 2005.
 

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Camera used:
∞∞Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 mega pixels camera with 28-100mm (35mm equivalent APS size) F1.8- F4.9 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
∞Sony SLT-A77VQ 24.3 Mega Pixels Camera with Sony SAL1650, DT 16-50mm, 24-75mm (APS size)
F2.8 SSM lens
€€Sony DSC-HX7V 16.2 mega pixels camera with 25-250mm (35mm equivalent APS size) F3.5(W)-F5.5(T) Sony G lens
Sony SLT-A55V Digital 16.2 Mega Pixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (36mm-105mm, 35mm equivalent APS size) F2.8-22 Z SSM Lens, Sony SAL55200-2. DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM, Sony SAL1855. DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Lens and Sony SAL-50M28, 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens.
€€Sony HDR-CX550 Digital Full HD Memory Stick Handycam®. 1/2.88 type "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor, Sony G Lens, Aperture: F1.8-3.4, Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Photo: 28.7 - 287mm (16:9), 26.3 - 263mm (4:3); Movie: 29.8 - 298mm (16:9), 36.5 - 365mm (4:3), Zoom Optical: 10x Digital: 120x, Video Recording HD:MPEG4-AVC / H.264 (AVCHD)  STD: MPEG2-PS, Still Image Size Photo Mode Approx. 12M pixels max. Movie Mode Approx. 8.3M pixels max., 3.5 type Wide (16:9), 921.6K dots, Touch Panel Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack Technology
Sony a550 Digital SLR 14.2 Mega Pixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (36mm-105mm, 35mm equivalent APS size) F2.8-22 Z SSM Lens, and Sony SAL1855 (27-82.5mm) F3.5-36 DT Lens.

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Sony DSC-W200 Cyber Shot Digital Still Camera (12.1 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 7.6mm-22.8mm (35mm-105mm when converted to a 35mm still camera APS size), F/2.8-5.5 Lens.
'Sony HDR-UX5 Digital High Definition DVD Video Camera Recorder. AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) HD/MPEG-2 SD Video/VR Mode (16:9/4:3 ratio)/JPEG images; Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, 10x Optical & 20x, 80x Digital Zoom, 1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensor, 2.1 Mega Pixels (Gross); 4.0 Mega Pixels Still Image Recording, 2.7 inch Touch Panel White Clear Photo LCD Plus.

**Sony DSC-W90 Cyber Shot Digital Still Camera (8.1 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 5.8mm-17.4mm (35mm-105mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8-5.2 Lens.
*Sony DSC-R1 Cyber Shot Digital Camera (10.3 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 14.3mm-71.5mm (24mm-120mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8-4.8 lens.
**Sony DSC-V3 Cyber Shot Digital Camera (7.2 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 7mm-28mm (34mm-136mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8-4.0 lens.
*Sony Ericsson W800i with 2.0 mega pixels camera.
**Sony DSC-V1 Cyber Shot Digital Camera (5.0 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 7mm-28mm (34mm-136mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8-4.0 lens.
*Sony DSC-U20 Cyber Shot Digital Camera (2.0 Mega Pixels) with 5mm (33mm converted to 35mm still camera) f/2.8 lens.
*Sony DSC-S70 (Cyber-Shot  3.3 Mega Pixels) Digital Still Camera (with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 7-21mm (34-102mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.0-2.5 Lens, Sony VAD-S70 adapter ring and Nikon L37 52mm filter.
*Canon Ixus X-1/Elph Sport APS (Advanced Photo System) Waterproof (5m/16 ft.) Still Camera with Canon 23mm f/4.8 lens
Film: Kodak Advantix ISO 200 film
**Contax G1 with Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm lens and Contax TLA 140 flash.
Film: Fuji Superia ISO 100 24x36mm film.

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Canon EOS-1N with Canon Zoom Lens EF 28-70mm 2.8L USM Ultrasonic lens and Canon Speedlite 540EZ Flash
***Nikon F2-AS with Nikkor 50mm f1.4 and 28mm f2.0 lens, Metz Mecablitz 32Z-1 Flash.
***From friends
Scanners:
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Hewlett Packard Scanjet G3010 USB Flat Bed Photo Scanner. 4800 X 9600 dpi resolution 48-bit color, scan negative and slide
***Microtek ScanMaker II HR
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