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woober goober's Tubey Groover System
IP Address: 50.155.14.137 Last Update: July 19, 2016 at 11:10:49
Amplifier: Audio Mirror 45 Watt SET monoblocks (parallel 6C33C power tubes; hexfred upgrade; Sylvania JAN-CHS 6SL7GT/VT-229, early 1950s; Sylvania 6SN7GT, 2-rivet hole Bad Boy type short glass, heavy top & side getter flashing, 1940s era; auto-bias; protection circuit; Dynamicaps)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Mapletree 2A SE Linestage (NOS 12SN7 Tung-Sol grey T plates; separate power supply; NOS Raytheon JAN-CRP 6X5WGT rectifier; Black Gate filter capacitor. Gains: 10dB, 10dB, and 18dB. Two outputs.)
Speakers: Eggleston Works Fontaine (originals; 25# lead shot in each base).
ACI Titan XL subs (pair, wired stereo).
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Opera Audio Consonance Reference 2.2 (modified: output caps changed to Auricaps, replaced 6h30 tube with JJ Tesla EC-99 Dual Triode, etc.)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: SCs - Harmonic Technology Pro-9 Plus
ICs - WyWires
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PCs - VH Audio Flavor 4 (Furutech FI-25 Gold connectors on monoblocks).
Brickwall PW8R15AUD (surge protection and filter) for CDP and pre.
Tweaks: Star Sound Audio Points under gear and subs. Sistrum SP-101s under mains speakers.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20.125' x 12.67 x 7.1'
Room Comments/Treatments: All GIK treatments: (4) 244 Panels at first and second side reflections; (2) pairs (stacked) Tri Traps front corners; (3) Combination Diffuse Absorption Panels rear wall.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, blues, rock, acoustic are favorites, but also listen to much more. Hardly ever: rap, new country, commercial radio drek, smooth jazz.
System Goals/Comments: Most believable and engaging sound as possible, whose shortcomings are easily overlooked.
System Strengths: Organic, engaging, clear, harmonically rich, true-toned, full-range, soundscape width and depth, imaging. Perfect vocals and acoustic guitar.
System Weaknesses: Dynamics.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Read classical literature, watch movies, hike, just about any outdoor activity.

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