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Jwoody's Deja Vu/Audio Note System
IP Address: Last Update: January 07, 2018 at 12:05:34
Amplifier: Deja Vu Audio Custom EL-34 Stereo Amplifier

A stereo pushpull am with a pair of EL34's per channel, three 6SN7's up front and a 5AR4 rectifier. Triode wired running in Class A putting out 17 warm sweet powerful watts per channel. Vintage Accrosound transformer from the 60's. With Gold Lion KT-77's and a recapping last year with NOS Aerovox Caps from the 1960s. A 60's era RCA rectifier and Sylvania 6SN7's complete the package.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Deja Vu Audio Full-Function Tubed Stereo Preamp

Tubed preamp from Deja Vu Audio in Mclean VA. This is an older prototype with a built-in tubed crossover and phonostage, but I run it just as a linestage. Lots of great parts, good caps and XLO internal wire and an ALPs volume pot from 1977 that was selected because as Vu says it was the best sounding volume control they tried. Amazing warm, organic, lifelike sound, very synergistic with my amp both designed and built by Deja Vu's former designer whiz Pavel.
Speakers: Audio Note AN/Jlx in Olive Wood Finish on Sound Anchors

I finally pulled the trigger on new speakers after 10 years with my previous JMlabs Micros. Vu at Deja Vu Audio really pointed me in the right direction with the AN/J's they arrived yesterday and look and already sound great. They are the lx copper wired version with Vu recommended over the Spe silver, he thinks the entry level AN silver can make the speaker sound bright. He also recommended the original paper woofer over the newer blue hemp cones, finding the hemp drivers to be a bit dry sounding. These sound great already and should really start to sing around the 100 hour mark!
CD Player/DAC: Audio Note UK DAC-3 Signature

I've always wanted an AN Dac and lucked out in an auction. Just dropped this in my system and it sounds fantastic.
Other Source(s): Auralic Aries Mini with Sbooster Power Supply

A great sounding little streamer and love the Lightning DS app!
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Jorma Digital cable- streamer to DAC, Siltech Cables SQ-88 Classic Mk 2- DAC to preamp , Auditorium 23 Interconnect-preamp to amp. Audio Note Lexus Copper speaker cable.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Exactpower 2000, variac 2K transformer.
Tweaks: Gregitek Aries Graf and Combak corp brass and ebony footer
Room Comments/Treatments: Untreated oddly shaped living room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, jam bands, alt country, blues, funk, various other genres.
System Goals/Comments: It plays music!
System Strengths: Warm rich organic transparent.
System Weaknesses: None of any consequence.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/4325
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: losing sports teams and reading.

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