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|JoseL 's Last one? System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: August 11, 2010 at 13:43:36|
|Amplifier:||Odyssey Audio Stratos Stereo Extreme.|
Tube Audio Design TAD-60 with Genalex-Gold Lion KT-88, RFT 12AX7 and Tung-Sol reissue 12AU7 tubes.
Millett Hybrid MiniMax headphone amp (DIY kit).
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Anthem Pre-2L SE-plus line pre-amp with Amperex US 7308 tubes.|
AKG K401 headphones.
|CD Player/DAC:||Ah! Njoe SuperTjoeb 4000 CD player with Tjo Upsampler and Siemens/Philips 7308 tubes.|
Marantz CD5000 CD player.
OWC 1TB external HD > USB Cable > Dell Mini 10v (Win7 + iTunes) > USB Cable > Fubar II USB DAC + Supplier PS.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||VPI Scoutmaster/JMW-9 Signature combo.|
Monolithic PS-1 phono stage with HC-1b power supply.
Dynavector 20xH phono cartridge.
|Other Source(s):||Sony TC-KE400S cassette deck.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speakers Cables: |
Analysis Plus Oval 9 on top and Oval 12 on bottom.
Ah! CD player > Pre-amp: Element Cable Musical II (Belden 89259/Cardas GSMO).
Marantz CD player > Pre-amp: AR Pro Series.
Fubar II USB DAC > Pre-amp: Element Cable Musical II (Belden 89259/Cardas GSMO)
Turntable > Phono-pre: Zu Cable Xaus phono cable.
Phono-pre > Pre-amp: Element Cable Musical II (Belden 89259/Cardas GSMO).
Pre-amp > Cassette deck: AR Pro Series.
Pre-amp > Amps: Rhino Cable (Belden 89259/Vampire 5X CB).
Wall AC > PS Audio UO/HC: PS Audio Prelude.
PS Audio UO/HC > Stratos amp: PS Audio Prelude.
PS Audio UO/HC > TAD-60 amp: Generic 14 AWG power cable.
Wall AC > PS Audio UPC-200: PS Audio Punch.
PS Audio UPC-200 > Pre-amp: PS Audio Punch.
PS Audio UPC-200 > Phono-pre: PS Audio Punch.
Stock PCs on the rest.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||StudioTech PS-6BS rack.|
DIY amp stand (maple butcher block with heavy-duty spikes).
Furutech FP-15 (Cu) duplex AC receptacle.
PS Audio Ultimate Outlet/HC15.
PS Audio UPC-200 Power Center.
Tripp-Lite PS-606-HG power strip.
|Tweaks:||Herbie's Audio Lab HAL-O tube dampers.|
Sand bags on top of CD players and tape deck.
Cones and spikes.
Sand-filled audio rack.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||16' x 9' x 7.5'|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Carpeted concrete floor, plants and bookshelves.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz, Blues, Rock/Pop, Trip-Hop, Reggae, World/Latin and some Classical.|
|System Goals/Comments:||There is always room for improvement but not at this point. Some room treatment any time soon.|
|System Strengths:||Musical, dynamic, transparent, liquid and balanced. Good soundstage for a small room.|
|System Weaknesses:||I am very pleased with it as is now but a larger well-treated room would make it better.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|