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Jorge F's Bedroom (replaced) System
IP Address: Last Update: May 20, 2013 at 10:44:23
Amplifier: Heavily modified Jolida JD-102 B

(12AX7/EL84 push-pull tube integrated amp; original manufacturer specs can be found @ http://www.jolida.com/catalogue/models/jd102b.shtml)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: ProAc Response One S on Target R5 stands.
CD Player/DAC: - Marantz CD-65 MkII (multibit) - Heavily modified

- Meridian 506.20 (bitstream)

Turntable/Phono Stage: - Basis 1400 with Basis-modified RB300 tonearm with Incognito kit upgrade
(original manufacturer specs can be found @

- Benz Micro Switzerland Glider LO MC cartridge

- DIY (based on a Rotel RQ-970BX) phono stage.

- Pro-ject SpeedBox SE electronically regulated speed change unit/power supply
Other Source(s): Sansui T-60 tuner

(My collection includes lots of old turntables, several tuners, and several old CD players, as well as a few amplifiers, lots of cables, racks, stands, loudspeakers...)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: - Cyrus Solid Core speaker cables.

- DIY solid core interconnects.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Nothing really worth being mentioned

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Tweaks: - Amplifier tweaks involved grounding, increased NFB, and much more.

- The CD player was even further modified, involving almost everything inside it (no re-clocking though).

- Low capacitance DIY CAT5/CAT6-based interconnect cables.

- Foculpods, dammaged squash balls, blu-tack... all the usual snake oil ;-)
Room Size (LxWxH): 4.5 meters x 4.5 meters x 2.7 meters
Room Comments/Treatments: Only the common furniture (and lots of LPs...), see above.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, sixties rock, blues, jazz (pop & reggae not allowed!).
System Goals/Comments: This system has been replaced by main system.
Old comments were:
Still want an even better tweeked amp, larger speakers, even better low-capacitance cables, and more upgrades...
I have selected the best components I own in order to compose the current bedroom system, given I spend most of the time there (even the computer and TV are in there). The other stuff, preamp, amps, speakers, sources, cables, racks, and so on, have been packed and stored in the attic, until future accommodation changes. That doesn't mean I don't exchange a component from time to time, but the basic system is as described here.
A top main system will be built when I get the necessary room for it.
Meanwhile, I'm working on a Gainclone amplifier, just for fun.
System Strengths: - Very pleasant.

- Lots of life, detail, no brightness.

- The amp is very small.

- The turntable doesn't need tuning.
System Weaknesses: - The amp has no remote (useful in a BEDroom!).

- Speakers are too small (if I ever take this system to a bigger room).
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: Old 'n cheap 37 cms Sony 'Black Trinitron' TV in wall support.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: None
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): None
Sources (DVD/VCR): - Cheap Philips 'Matchline' Stereo Nicam VCR

- DVD-ROM in computer
Other HT Gear: The cheap DVD player from the living room can be borrowed.
Comments on HT System: Which system? When switched on, TV is most of the time mute, due to much more important sound being heard ;-)
URL Link: http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u22/one_o_six/Basis%201400%20new%20dust%20cover/baba.jpg
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: - Reading.
- Attending live concerts.

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