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ScrojanOC's Wine Country Shindo Green System
IP Address: 73.97.197.248 Last Update: May 09, 2019 at 23:50:55
Amplifier: Shindo Labs Lafon WE300B SET monoblocks

Shindo Labs Corton Charlemagne EL34 monoblocks

Don Garber Fi 2A3 SET amp

Quad II Monoblocks (used with both a pair of Quad ESL 57's and the Altec 846A Valencia's)

Wright Sound WPA 3.5 2A3 monoblocks

Don Garber Fi X4
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Shindo Labs Vosne Romanee

Wright Sound WLA 12
Speakers: Altec 846A Valencia's with yet to be installed Mast_Mutter custom crossovers

A second pair of absolutely pristine Altec 846A speakers from an estate liquidator in Sacramento. Even cleaner than my current pair. I was looking for a pair for a friend but he was evaluating other possible speakers and I didn't want to leave these behind. Will install Mast Mutter x-overs on the first pair and do a true A/B evaluation.

Quad ESL 57 (stock)

Delphi Imager

Snell Type J II (refoamed by Orange County Speaker Repair)

Snell Type J III
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: ModWright XA5400ES SACD/CD with the Ultimate Truth mod & Signature Truth umbilical power cord. NOS Mullard GZ34 or a Philips 5R4GYS (Holland) replaces the stock Sovtek 5AR4 in the 9.0 power supply.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Shindo Labs 301 Player System with Meursault RF-773 tonearm & Shindo SPU

Ortofon SPU A mono

Thorens TD-124 mki with a Denon DL-103R retipped by Soundsmith (Level 3) and mounted in a Uwe African ebony body and an SME 3012R tonearm

Thorens TD-124 mkii with an Ortofon 90th Anniversary SPU and a Schick 12-inch tonearm mounted on a two-tonearm Oswald Mills Audio (OMA) slate plinth.

Garrard 301 grease bearing in need of a plinth to be paired with a 12-inch SME 3012 tonearm.
Other Source(s): REL Precedent 646C FM mono tuner paired with a Fisher MPX100 multi-plexer

Marantz 10B tuner

McIntosh MR 67 tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Shindo Labs Silver ICs in various lengths (0.5, 1.0, 2.0M)

4.0 M Auditorium 23 speaker cables with spade adapters for the Valencia's
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shindo Labs Mr. T power conditioner
Tweaks: Auditorium 23 Hommage T1 SUT

Auditorium 23 SUT for Denon DL-103R

Silvercore One to Ten SUT

Silvercore SPU Special
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All genres with an emphasis on jazz, women's vocals, classical and Hawaiian slack key.
System Goals/Comments: NBTTBT (Next Best Thing to Being There)
System Strengths: Tremendous synergy between the Shindo equipment and the other components. The Wright Sound amps and preamps and the Don Garber Fi amps compare very favorably and provide an occasional different perspective.
System Weaknesses: None. Other than an eventual upgrade to the next Shindo preamp, Baby I'm Home!
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Understanding the Elusive Grape a.k.a. the Wines of Burgundy and the concept of Terroir. Fine Cuban cigars, vintage Port, and the magnificent sunsets at Polihale Beach.

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