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|NuTube's Primary Stereo System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: October 17, 2008 at 16:38:06|
|Amplifier:||Paraglow2 SET 2A3 parafeed (modified)max watt 2.5; for tweeter and Mid horn-custom chassis;Magnequest Cobalt 2004 jr.OPT.Mundorf Silver Caps. |
Planned DRD 45 Star Chief for midrange duty.( in the works got screwed by Ron WelBourne (Labs) - saving to get replacement Ironsirons which never arrived).
Paramount 300B for mid bass
PP 807 Rebuildt from Eico HF 35. In pentode mode- Strapped as mono amp approx 70watt for sub woofer duty; All Nos tubes.
Adcom 555 ; for Apogees Altec 353a Peerless tranny for secondary system
Dahlquist LP-1 hi-lopass crossover. DRD 300B 8 watt
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Foreplay heavily modded. Totally custom copper/wood chassis; S&B TVC (as volume control(OCC copper wound) plus Bent Audio Vol. remote with 2 Seiden mono switches(BentAudio);V-Cap. ......|
fed into Silk TVC custom built. Counterpoint SA7 Modded
|Speakers:||DIY custom cabinet design of Edgarhorn Titan; JBL 2440 with Fostex 925T; JBL2440/2441 alum diaphram; JBL 2240H 18 inch Seismic sub.All front loaded horns.|
Apogee Duetta II sig; Straight 8s; ADS; James Ryan Sound Satelite and sub. etc
|CD Player/DAC:||APL modded SACD 1000; Denon DVM-1800;,; Sony 333es; Pioneer laser disc|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Sota star sapphire 5; on roller bearings and 7inch high sand box.|
Seduction phono with ccs upgrade vcap. Amorphous core stepup
ET2 with Shelter 901
other Cartridges: Koetsu Rosewood Signature; Sumiko BP 2;grado all on their own wands.
|Other Source(s):||Fisher Tube Tuner KM60 and Tuner|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Minimal di-electric and vibration:Litz hand braided;Pure cotton insulation large crystal copper wire. Sells Custom design by word of mouth/request.|
Shielded version for certain application
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Soon BPT Balanced Power|
VH Power cords
|Tweaks:||Various Vibration controls ; constrained layer platforms and various coupling and dampening devices.|
Novibes-Custom Roller bearings Novibes using 4 metals brazed to create constrained layer foundation for dish .
Jon Risch power conditioner/FilterDIY.
Welborne Gate keepers
Custom tube dampers
|Room Size (LxWxH):||22 x 18 x 16|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Need to improve..Home made sound columns and panels in the works|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Female voice-jazz; Instrumental Jazz particularly 50s- early 70s, standards;Barogue;sometimes orchestral Classical ;pre 80s classic rock and 'nostalgia'POP|
International music...Recording is important!
|System Goals/Comments:||Musical; detailed without harshness;Presence;coherance. Ability to convey accurately a variety of music.Since SETs & Titans came into my home I have come so much closer to my goals.Very happy ..Listening more tweaking less!|
I currently prefer front loaded multiway horns with low powered SETs driving mid range; All SET system now with Push Pull for Sub only;
|System Strengths:||Presence;Very musical and balanced sound; Plays orchestra with slam and girl with guitar with erie realism;Voices pianos and Trumpets are sonically true.Much improved with lower midbass intergration with seismic sub since using 4 amps one for each speaker component Quad-amping. |
|System Weaknesses:||It has come to the point where I almost said none! You know you are not into this hobby if you believe that!|
Controlling the last vistages of hum maybe; and darker background -Planning on Better cartridge;Tone arm rewire (self developed)
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Dont need much for news and emergency broadcast|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||home made with sub|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||sony denon laser disc for concerts|
|Comments on HT System:||average, documentary more than not a movie fan|
For DVD concerts working on primary system with 20 inch Flat panel on coffee table
|URL Link: http://wardsweb.org/tonyho/ (incomplete) or|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Family;ProductDesigner;Music enjoyment is my main pleasure in all this. Sharing music and system to a few close friends. Painting;Flyfishing;Cooking;Golf;Won at VSAC 2001 and 2003 for enclosure design|
People that are unselfish; not egotistical;not ful