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mosin's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: August 14, 2018 at 23:10:48
Amplifier: RCA SP-20 monoblocks with various tubes to roll, but I prefer Bendix ones over the others I have. (They glow blue, too. Neat-O) Then again, I like RCA tubes, so it depends. (I really want pair of Dave's Globe 50 SET amps, though.)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Everything is in a state of flux. I'm waiting for the next Slagle miracle.

Speakers: RCA LC-1As in LS-11 cabinets.

Magneplanar 2.7 speakers in the wings. They never get played, though. PS Audio stuff runs those.
CD Player/DAC: None, except a computer with a 24/96 card which is wasted because I only listen to YouTube with it. Conrad Johnson and KEF on that.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Saskia II and various others of my own making. I prefer idlers, but I also have a couple of dozen other turntables that are rarely used. Too many cartridges to name...from several thousand dollars to 25 cents. I like my boron cantilever Slagle/Panasonic strain gauge a lot even though it is a little wacky.

Various SUTs.

12" Siggwan tonearm and several others.

A Dave Slagle triode gain stage that he built just for his strain gauge drive. (The Slagle drive and a strain gauge cartridge are my flavor these days.)

An ASR phonostage that gets no use.

An Emia phonostage that does get used. I like it with cheap Russian tubes even better than with the super pricey WE ones, so go figure.

Slagle autoformers. Who needs a linestage, anyway?
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Tel-Wire throughout the system. Chris makes great wires, but expect sound, not bling.
Room Size (LxWxH): 33 x 19 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: I wish the ceiling would grow a foot, or two. Maybe when I send the wife to Shady Pines, I'll knock it out to the rafters!
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Almost everything, but Rap. I like the guy Pitbull, though. He's a rapper, but a stand-up guy who gets it.
System Goals/Comments: It's paid for.
System Strengths: It's a flavor I like. (Sooner or later, a Fostex tweeter or Townshend Supertweeter pair may be added...or not.)
System Weaknesses: I need space for more turntables.
Video/HT System: None
Comments on HT System: I don't have time to learn about this junk. Life is too short for TV. We have a really big Samsung TV still in the box. Maybe someone will hang it on the wall one day...or not. (It isn't the first money wasted around here. LOL)
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I like cameras (Mostly Nikon) and cheap Russian watches. Also, Baume & Mercier watches, but the Russian ones are actually better, believe it, or not.

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