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grinagog's Ancient meets Modern, Thermionic Glow, BENDIX System
IP Address: Last Update: April 17, 2011 at 00:16:30
Amplifier: Marantz 8B (VAC Reissue) wired in Triode
Tube Monoblocks using Bendix 6889's
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): CR Developments Woodham 300 Classic Preamp
= 10 x Tubes
Speakers: Tannoy 12' Reds, reconed + w/upgraded X-overs
Temporary cabinets....
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer DVL-919: plays CD's, LD's + DVD's
Denon SACD/DVD player
Turntable/Phono Stage: Empire Turntables x 1, + DACT Phono stage, SME V + LYRA mono cartridge + Mark Kelly Motor Controller * two thumbs up * + SONY TTS-8000 Direct Drive
Other Source(s): Sony Hi Fi video
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Hotline Ensemble Speaker cables, too many cables to mention; esp. like Audiocraft Japan
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): CSE 100 watt isolator/regulator power conditioner X 2, 2nd hand Audio rack
Tweaks: Too many to mention; mostly to Turntables
Room Size (LxWxH): 4m x 4m x 3m
Room Comments/Treatments: Small Room is Tokyo living: 'Nearfield' listening by default!
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz; Miles, Coltrane, Django Reinhardt, Zappa, Kraut Rock, 80's stuff, + singer/songwriter stuff
System Goals/Comments: Better cables
System Strengths: Health benefits: my System blocks out the sun; (and the sun's not good for my skin)
System Weaknesses: Lots and lots of Tubes; Electricity bills + Global warming...
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Big Flat Screen thing picked up in Akihabara
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha AVC3000DSP Surround sound processor

Matching AVM3000 7-channel Amp
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Tannoy 12' Reds + various surround speakers
Sources (DVD/VCR): No Brand DVD player, Sony Hi Fi VCR
Comments on HT System: Yamahas cost US$6K new ( ! )
URL Link: http://www.japanparts.com/Audio/Empire.htm
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Honda Dream race bike, Export cars and parts from Japan for a living, since 1991

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