|91derlust's Sharing system System|
|IP Address: 126.96.36.199||Last Update: April 27, 2017 at 03:54:24|
|Amplifier:||DIY 6C6 drives 2A3, SE. Solid build; not extravagant.|
The basic design is from the JE Labs site, but with revised out operating points, no electrolytic capacitors, non-magnetic resistors (Mills, Kiwame, Riken), ElectraPrint outputs, nice components in critical locations.
A more ambitious amp is currently being designed. The $$$ and fear of failure are a bit scary, but hey, it's just for fun.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None - DAC has a quality analogue pre' stage.|
|Speakers:||Bison by Woden Design: 290L MLTL for GPA 604-8H-III drivers, custom Rick Craig crossover. Designed specifically for SET amps and small to medium rooms.|
|CD Player/DAC:||Antipodes DX Gen-2 (with SSD) running Roon 1.3|
AMR DP-777 SE
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Curious Cable USB; VH Audio Pulsar AG BNC; Mad Scientist Audio HAC+; DIY VH Audio V-Twist with low-mass Furutech RCA; solid core speaker Cu speaker cables.|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||PurePower+ 1500 power conditioner/UPS.|
Gradually adding new power cables: Furutech FP-TCS31 cable with gold/rhodium-plated AU and FI-31(G) or FI-28(G) IEC. Note: I generally prefer the gold connectors, but use rhodium in a single location still.
Quadraspire SVT Bamboo rack.
Various footers etc. from Mad Scientist Audio, Herbie's Audio Lab, others...
|Room Comments/Treatments:||A slightly awkward shared space that could benefit from some minor treatment of room modes (bass).|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||I enjoy most music, though the "country" and easy-listening endured as a child and current commercial pop are excluded.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Create enjoyable musical experiences in our home.|
|System Strengths:||It plays music and mostly achieves or exceeds its primary goal. It sounds slightly dark, solid... but still resolved and dynamic with musical flow and a decent sense of touch. Makes sense of most music.|
|System Weaknesses:||It does not clean the house and can be a touch physically imposing in a small room.|
Mundorf metalised film caps may sound vibrant, but emphasise sibilants a touch... won't be using Mundorfs in my next amp build.
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||SET amp building; cycling (well, riding - I'm no "cyclist"); food; craft beer; reading. I try to squeeze in some work as a data linkage hack.|