|jeronimo's The Twins System|
|IP Address: 184.108.40.206||Last Update: November 22, 2018 at 22:08:27|
Replaces: Rogue Audio Zeus (Tubes: V1: Tung-Sol 12ax7 reissue
V2-V3: RCA Clear Top 12au7 V4-V9: EH KT88)
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Aesthetix Janus Signature|
|Speakers:||- Vandersteen 3A Signature|
- 2x Vandersteen 2WQ
- Vandersteen 5-HP SE High Pass Filters
|CD Player/DAC:||Marantz SA11-S3 SACD player|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||- Transrotor Orfeo Doppio (25/25/80)/ TMD (Magnet coupled self-oiling bearing) / 3 Motors + Filtering Power Supply |
- SME 3500 Arm (magnesium SME 309 with SME V internal silver wiring and SME V bearings)
- Jan Allaerts MC1B-MkII
- MC stage in Aesthetix Janus Signature Pre-amp (56 DB Gain; 125 Ohm load)
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||- Silver Audio Silver Breeze Phono IC |
- SACD/CD to Pre: HGA Silver Lace with LOK Silverpoint RCA
old: Bear Labs Silver Lightning
- Pre-to-Power: HGA Silver Lace with XLR
- HGA X32 solid silver bi-wire speaker cable with Rhodium over Silver Plated Spades
Power Cables: WireWorld Silver Electra to Power, Pre and SACD. All three into wall socket.
- Audioquest VideoZ cables for digital interconnects
- El-cheapo silver plated copper between amp and 2WQ's
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||- VPI HW-17F Record Cleaning Machine|
- Spider Racks
- Solid Tech Table of Silence Corian. Filled with silver sand. Rock Solid!
|Tweaks:||Audioprism CD Stoplight ( Green CD Pen ). Effect varies: big difference on some CD's less on others. Often sibilance vanishes.|
Master Base (http://www.dynamic-solutions.nl/tweaks/sub2.htm)
Impressive under both CD player and pre-amp.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||6.2m x 4.5m x 3.0m|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||All Wood walls|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Rock / Classical Music and Jazz|
Tom Waits / Led Zep / Nirvana / Doors / Zappa / Kate Bush / Ricky Lee Jones / Sixties / Pink Floyd /etc / Miles Davis / Stanley Clarke / Sonny Rollins etc.
|System Goals/Comments:||Introduce SACD player..|
I changed from SE Mosfets to Rogue Zeus in 150W Triode mode. This amp is what I have been looking for for a very long time. The Vandersteen speakers have finally come to life. Also the timing of the system is wonderful again and I get sucked into the music and cannot stop listening, not can I keep my feet still, nor can anyone else who comes to listen, not even my mom.
The addition of Homegrown Silver Cables has left me speechless: such effortlessness! It is as if those cables aren't really there. The sense of presence is uncanny sometimes..
Silver is not, repeat NOT bright!
I should have left SE a long time ago: Truly beautiful but ultimately uninvolving...
Introduce New filters + Net Cables
Just introduced the Aesthetix Janus Preamp. Still breaking it in. But it is already absolutely breathtaking so it stayed after the home audition
|System Strengths:||Very alive and natural system. The Transrotor Orfeo is a great turntable. The upgrade to 3 motors and especially the TMD (Transrotor Magnetic Drive) really put it in a much higher league.|
|System Weaknesses:||Power Cables need to be improved to give the Zeus some extra juice..|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Pioneer Plasma KRP600A|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Apple TV 3 + DVDO Edge Green for reconstructing 1080p/24 from 1080p/60 Netflix.|
Samsung UDP-K8500 4K Blu-ray player + streaming