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mothra's Mothra's stereo System
IP Address: Last Update: February 28, 2019 at 12:21:26
Amplifier: conrad johnson premier 1B prototype. Conrad johnson premier 11 w/kt90's, Hafler 9500 and Bryston 4b
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Alaap preamp/phono stage by nick doshi, esoteric audio re-eq box for 78's. Pas-3
Speakers: dunlavy sc_IV upgraded, stacked quad 57's with decca ribbon tweeters, B&W 801 series 3 matrix limited edition with north creek crossovers.Audio kinesis swarm subwoofer, Swarm sub. Proac studio 100's, Spendor sa-3's and 3/5's. B&W 805's. sound anchors
CD Player/DAC: Benchmark, sony 999es sacd with vacuum state level 5
Turntable/Phono Stage: Galibier gavia with Micro Seiki max 282 arm, Thorens 124,lenco l-75 and rek o kut arms, Jensen passive step up. ZYX universe, Grado sonata low outputs, shure v15vmr.Thorens 126 mkII w/mods and an ol arm. Roksan xerxes with et arm, various 78 cartridges.
Other Source(s): victrola, voice of music reel to reel, studer b67 reel to reel, studer a80, ampex 351 etc. NAK Dragon cassette. Lots of tape machines. (Don't ask)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: van den hul and audio quest and home brew. Not sure it matters other than for rf rejection and the usual cap. and res. issues.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): shunyata hydra, BPT, line conditioners. sound anchor T-racks. Vpi hw17 record cleaning machine.
Tweaks: Sure.
Room Size (LxWxH): 33 x 37 x 7
Room Comments/Treatments: rugs, some sonex. A lot of, um, record shelves.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): late 50's jazz,Free jazz, 20's-30's blues, 50's country, late 70's punk, rock, reggae, 20th century classical, Ethnic early,latin from the 40's , 50's and 60's, etc, etc
System Goals/Comments: My goal is to stop spending money.
System Strengths: It's the best I've owned so far. The different speakers have different strengths.
System Weaknesses: yes.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I am a professional music type.

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