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Benoit's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: October 08, 2008 at 02:01:40
Amplifier: Unison Research S4 modified : parallel KT77 SE in triode mode, no feedback, 7062 SRPP as input, parts upgrade, tube dampers..
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Speakers: FE166 back loaded horn with Visaton tlh16 super tweeter, 1uF AudynCap plus high pass filter
CD Player/DAC: Metronome CD1V transport, I2S interface to DDDAC 1543 MK2 (24 x TDA1543)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Garrard 301 / OL RB250 / Shure V15VxMR / Thorsten design 'El Cheapo' MM preamp
Other Source(s): Tuner HARTLEY (tube output stage)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: DIY silver by Chris Ven Haus, Belden 89259 by Jon Risch, shielded mains cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Mains filter : back-to-back 220V - 48V - 220V transformers with filter capacitors
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, classical
System Goals/Comments: That the system gets forgotten when the music plays
System Strengths: Dynamic, ambiance, soundstage
System Weaknesses: Fostex paper drivers untolerant of non-balanced sound
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 32 inch Philips + DLP projector and screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon 2106 5 x 90W
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): KEF Q90C, Q15 x 4, Velodyne CT120 sub.
Home-made sub Peerless XLS12 & 2 passives
Sources (DVD/VCR): DVD Pioneer 535 modded, Cable digital TV receiver
Other HT Gear: Philips Pronto remote : this is great !
Comments on HT System: Fun, dynamic, not agressive and lots of bass
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Computers, IT professional

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