Huseyin Demircan's 
Date of Visit:
05 August 2000

the system

the electronics

this is a "Power Plant"!

the room


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Huseyin Demircan

Huseyin has been in this hobby for more than ten years. Two years ago he sold most of his equipment and packed the remaining ones. He also stopped buying CD's during the same period. This long fasting period ended three weeks ago. Why did it start and how did it end? Well his reason for quitting was partly WAF, partly FAF (Family Acceptance Factor, meaning the other members of the family) and partly NAF (Neighbor Acceptance Factor). Thank you Huseyin, for your contribution to audio related expressions. FAF and NAF are totally new to me.

His biggest dream was to own a dedicated listening room, entirely free from WAF, FAF and NAF. The dream became reality when three weeks ago he moved to his new house which had an ideal room in the basement that he could use as a listening space (the rest of you: don't stop dreaming!). As he had sold most of his electronics with the exception of the speakers and the CD player, he first ran to a Hi-Fi dealer to buy the missing items.

One of the items that he very recently bought impressed him the most: it was PS Audio Power Plant 300 (power re-generator). Only his CD Player and his preamp are connected to it. He says that it particularly improved the bass performance making it tighter and adding slam. But the improvements were not limited to bass area: soundstage, detail, tonality (tube like he says) were all much better with PS Audio Power Plant (I could not witness the on and off testing but I believe him). 

The other big change was switching to a Solid State amp (Krell FPB 600) from tube (ARC VT-100). He says there are pluses and minuses. He thinks that the biggest plus (of SS) is in the area of slam.

Huseyin is a member of Istanbul Hi-Fi Club. He listens to jazz (60%),  classical (25%) and to other (15%) music.

The CD's he uses for equipment evaluation purposes are the followings:

  • Rossini / Stabat Mater / Musicale Fiorentino, Muti / EMI CDC 747402-2
  • Ramirez / Missa Criolla / Navidad Nuestra, Carreras / Phil 420955-2
  • Henry Threadgill / Where's Your Cup / CK 67617

System's Components
CD Player: Krell KPS 30i
Preamp: ARC LS-25
Power Amp: Krell FBP 600
Speakers: Magnepan 3.5
Interconnects: Transparent Ultra XL
Speaker Cables:  Transparent Ultra XL
Power Conditioner: PS Audio Power Plant 300 (which is not in fact a power conditioner but a power re-generator)
Rack: Creaktive

Huseyin's comments about his System:

AA: "Huseyin, how would you describe your system's sound?"
HD: "Dynamic, detailed, with big, deep soundstage."
AA: "Do you think there is room for improvement?"
HD: "Yes, I would welcome some more sweetness and warmth."
AA: "Have you got plans for upgrading?"
HD: "Yes, I'm planning to add good quality power cables and also to change my speakers. I will try the MG 20's and the Revel Salon's."