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Barry B.'s DIY Mono System
IP Address: Last Update: April 16, 2011 at 01:20:42
Amplifier: Monaural. Single 807 pentode 'spud' amp, with tapped choke volume control.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Monaural dedicated phono. 6J5GT/6J5GT/6J5GT, RC coupled. Passive EQ. Seperate open-loop BJT regulators. Oil caps throughout. Bulk metal resistors for loading and EQ, wirewounds on cathodes and plates.
Speakers: Stromberg-Carlson 12" coaxial, in a 3.75 cu. ft. sealed box.
CD Player/DAC: none
Turntable/Phono Stage: Luxman PD264 with Grado ME+ mono cartridge.
Other Source(s): none
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: DIY. Twisted pairs of #22 silver/teflon stranded, throughout.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): None.
Tweaks: Nothing but.
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 12' x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: Thick carpet, sparse furnishings,few wall hangings. Fairly lively.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Small ensemble jazz, solo jazz or classical piano. Rock n' roll. John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Erik Satie, The Stooges, Etta James, Howlin Wolf...
I'm having some fun.
System Goals/Comments: The goal is to permit an open conduit between listener and recorded performance by simplifying the playback path, and finding a nexus of correct design and intuition that frees the sound from electronic artifact. A flawed system is acceptable if it permits me to hear directly through it. Not committed to any device or topology.
System Strengths: Mono presentation permits me to focus on musicians, tone, and all musical qualities more easily without the distraction of artifical staging.
System Weaknesses: Want more records.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://barrybialos@gmail.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Reading and writing.

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