Greg Weaver, Senior Editor
Greg Weaver entered the audio electronics industry in the late 1960's, originally as a hobbyist, but rapidly moved into retail sales shortly thereafter. Throughout the 1970's and 1980's, he grew to supervise a variety of audio shops and small chains, eventually moving on to manage a number of fine audio salons. Also in the 1980's, after receiving his digital electronics certificate, he partnered a consumer electronics repair shop where he did everything from designing and installing winning custom competition IASCA 12-volt systems to repairing computers to designing circuits for coin-operated video arcade games. He has been an industry journalist and product reviewer since the late 1980's, both writing for and editing numerous print and internet journals. He has been an industry consultant since the late 1990's, working with companies such as Harmonic Technology (Greg lead the team that developed the original Magic line of products), Quantum, and NSR Sonic Research.
Greg currently resides in north central Indiana with his wife and their Great Danes. For 15 years, Greg was the senior IT Engineer and Analyst at the University of Notre Dame (supporting the Department of Athletics). In the spring of 2014, he took his early retirement option from the University of Notre Dame. After spend some time contracting with American General and then working in IT Services for Patrick Industries, the 4th fastest growing company in the nation, he took an IT/IS management position with Valeo, overseeing a 140,000 square foot automotive manufacturing plant. As well as being a Senior Reviewer here at Enjoy the Music.com, he also is a Senior Writer for The Absolute Sound, and a Senior Editor at Positive-Feedback Online.
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Greg Weaver's System
Industry leaders who have visited, including Leif Swanson (Chief Designer for Von Schweikert Audio), Benno Baun Meldgaard (Chief Designer for Denmark's Raidho and GamuT), Bill Parish (GTT Audio), Dick Diamond (YG Acoustics), and Philip O'Hanlon (On A Higher Note) to name a few, have all commented on how remarkably good sounding my room is, with no audible loading. When Leif Swanson was here setting up the ULTRA 9's, he spent some time looking for loading issues with no success and just kept shaking his head at how well this room works.
The tweeters of my Von Schweikert Audio ULTRA 9's are centered 1' 10' from the side walls, and 7' from the wall behind them, with a toe in of about 8 degrees. The prime listening area is centered roughly 12' back from the plane of the tweeters.
Room taming is achieved with the use of RoomTunes Corner Tunes, two Echo Tunes (one each at the tweeter's primary reflection points on the ceiling), and the stunningly effective Shakti Innovations Hallographs. Two 6-foot-tall by 4-foot-wide panels of Auralex Studiofoam Wedgies act as diffraction/absorption panels at the first side-wall reflection point for the speakers.
Power to components in the listening room is fully dedicated, with a pair of 20 amp runs for amplification, and another pair of 15 Ampere runs for all sources. All other devices in that room (lights, printers, computers, etc.) are on an entirely separate, isolated circuit. All circuits in the room were set up for proper ground and polarity.
Those who know me (or have read my work over the years) know that my system MUST be tonally accurate, strikingly neutral, stunningly transparent, and jubilantly musical. However, open, detailed, and layered soundstaging, combined with realistically sized and spatially accurate images, are every bit as important to me as truthful timbre and musical bloom. With the right recording, this system whisks you back to the venue or hall of the original performance for a spooky-real recreation of that event in the here and now.
I have had any number of audiophile and musician visitors' remark on the power of the listening experience as witnessed from my chair. Musicians from any number of genres of music, from Salsa to Rock ‘n' Roll to Classical, have actually wept after or during a listening session. Audiophiles of many years have remarked things like, "What more could you ask for," and "I've never heard a rig sound ANY BETTER than this."
While those are encouraging words, and seem to indicate that I'm doing the right things with component and cable selection as well as room set up, my system (every system? ;-D) must be seen as an ongoing work-in-progress. Every once in a while, the addition of some new piece, be it a source, a cable, or an accessory, allows me to move just a little closer to that actual musical event. The journey continues....
Multi-Channel Music And Home Theatre System