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Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
It's 2.5 feet of hard concrete and steel under ~15 feet of dirt under a swimming pool or deck.   Pretty sure it's a giant Faraday cage, too.  Cell phones go completely dead, something I very much enjoy. So, I think we're OK with radiation.  ;-) ... 
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
Mahler -  ah, excellent point. I am trying to be retro here, to a degree. It may come to that.  I do have a newish Arcam AVR that is now unused.  And it does have room correction software/mic.  
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
We have a home theater already in the house proper. It’s very typical McMansion stuff put in by the owner of the home between us and the survivalist builder, straight out of the mid-2000s, albeit with a new QLED.  I suspect they walked into Magno... 
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
The underlying walls and ceiling are concrete, but I put in a vapor barrier and 1 inch insulation, then 2x4 (2x10s in the ceiling to space for steel I beams) and then 5/8 drywall on top,  The void is expandable foam insulation.  Looks like firm ye... 
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
Yeah, I’ve got the system there already, although I have a new turntable I need to assemble.  And missing a shelf from my rack. I’ll post pictures after I get it looking reasonable.  
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
Plus, it's not like loud music would bother anyone. In seriousness, it's a just a very giant empty room.  Not dark or damp or whatever.  Excepting the fact you walk down a flight of stairs and through a mud room (er, "decontamination room" made t... 
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
Yes, it actually has a lot of dedicated power outlets, already.  With a lightning arrestor, whole facility surge protector (not the same as a lightning arrestor), and filter.  It was originally designed to protect against EMP.  I've replaced the e... 
ifi LAN iSilencer
This product is what is known as a "LAN galvanic isolator". I recognize it because my wife is a heart surgeon who does ablations (for tachycardia and things like that) when peoples' heart beat is off.  They need all the stray electric signals iso... 
Is Van den Hul Frog Gold a good choice for my rig?
Well, I bought one -- on Audiogon, new -- for $1995.   (I am a discount shopper.) Have to go to the bank and send a wire.  What a PIMA.  
Is Van den Hul Frog Gold a good choice for my rig?
Very good advice.  VdH itself warns about break in on the cartridge.  Apparently it’s a bit stiff until broken in.  
Is Van den Hul Frog Gold a good choice for my rig?
What would you recommend over the Parasound JC3+?      
Is Van den Hul Frog Gold a good choice for my rig?
Hey thanks!  I’ve never messed with anything than a truly mass produced cartridge. Vary much appreciate the feedback. After a bit, I’ll probably add another time arm and go for something risky.