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Tom B. 's MY LITTLE SYSTEM System
IP Address: 24.17.167.162 Last Update: October 15, 2017 at 11:59:06
Amplifier: This is my BottleHead Paraglow with 3 Watts via a 2A3 Power tube. I also have a damn good DIY Nelson Pass "First Watt F5" that produces 36 watts.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): EAR 834L Line stage preamp + EAR 834P Phono Stage/I'm using 3 NOS Sylvannia 5751s in 834P
Speakers: This generally is how my new room looks as of 12-01-2016 in my new home in Bellingham, Wa. The late great Terry Cain developed the single diver Voight Pipe "Abby" after years of research and several trips to Japan. They're 6' tall with a port at the bass for the lower frequencies. I think they're gorgeous.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: I'm using a PC via USB to Musical Fidelity M1 Dac usually streaming at 24/96. I have about 9 Terabits of downloads on Seagate 3TB HDs/ Marantz 8001 SACD player/ Cal Delta Transport connected to the M1 DAC as well
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega Planar 3 and a PR6 with the 6 using a LOMC Shelter 5000 for stereo playback The Planar 3 is used for Mono plavback with a Lyra Helikon Mono LOMC
Other Source(s): STAX 006tii tubed HEAD amp with 404 Electrostatic earphones. This combo is simply breath-taking!!
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Wireworld 'Atlantis II' speaker cables, Harmonic Technology 'Pro-Silway MK II' everywhere else
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Two "Signal Guard" isolation platforms and two Maple Shade maple block stands
Tweaks: Shunyata treatments for both main power cords
Room Size (LxWxH): 14' x 24' x 10'
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): My first love is Classical. I do have a great collection of classical piano and Guitar on those silver discs, but for the most part, I spin vinyl far more often. I just love what the format offers. I paticularly love mono recordings. There's a certain weight to a good single channel recording that really is quite impressive.
System Goals/Comments: Not to think of the technology, but just enjoy the music.
System Strengths: Very musical.....and with the flea-powered 2A3 SET.....warmth...warmth...warmth!!
System Weaknesses: The bottom drops off quite a bit below 40 HZ, but I'm able to intergrate an Omega Sub Woofer with 12"driver rated at 96db! It's super fast with crisp well focused low frequencies without a hint of bloating.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://gallery.audioasylum.com/cgi/upload.mpl
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Schoenberg, Webern, Beethoven, Mahler, Bruckner, Bartok, Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Egon Scheile, Expressionists and Abstract Expressionists Art (NY School), Goethe, Thomas Mann, Otto Klemperer, Slotted Head acoustic and Classical guitars

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