|jazzthusiast's Yam driven System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: February 23, 2014 at 09:08:05|
|Amplifier:||Yamaha M-4 vintage stereo amplifier|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Yamaha C-6 vintage preamp|
|Speakers:||KLH 6 vintage speakers, Outlaw LFM-2 subwoofer|
(Alon Model 1's currently not in use.)
|CD Player/DAC:||Samsung multiplayer player: DVD/blu ray/CD|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Russco Studio Pro Model B (idler)/Syntec S220 tonearm/Empire 2000E/III cart|
Technics SL1210MKII w/DL103R cart
Nottingham Horizon/RB250/Andante P76 cart thru Cambridge 640P phono preamp
Other carts: AT440MLa, Grado Red, Grado Gold
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker cables - Taralabs Prism Klara |
Phonostage IC - Petra cables (PET10-5010).
|Tweaks:||Removed/replaced Russco (felt) mat w/self-adhesive cork spots on alum platter|
Removed/replaced SL1210 rubber mat w/ DIY waffle mat.
KAB Technics SL1200/1210 tonearm dampener.
Spike feet under other SL1210mkII & Russco Studio Pro Model B TTs.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz: Cool (Davis), West Coast (Baker, Mulligan, Brubeck, Desmond, Tjader), Bop (Coltrane, Gillespie, Monk, Morgan), Post-bop (Dolphy, Mingus, Tyner), Fusion (Weather Report, Mahavishnu O., Metheny); Classical: Baroque (Bach), Classical (Beethoven), Romantic (The Russians, Grieg), Post-romantic/20th cent. (Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Vaughn Williams, Satie, Bartok, Prokofiev); Rock: Allman Bros., Beatles, Grateful Dead, Stones, CSN, ELP, Hendrix, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Zep, Trower, Steely Dan, Tull, more; Folk: Dylan, Fairport Convention, R&L Thompson, Sandy Denny, Lightfoot, et al; Progressive country: Waylon, Willie and Emmylou; Bluegrass: Doc Watson, et al.|
|System Goals/Comments:||None just now.|
|System Strengths:||Yam M-4 plenty o' clean power, neutral/natural sound. C-6 known for its outstanding phono section accepting 2 phono inputs (1 MC, 1MM). |
Love the Dynaco vintage A25 speakers. The mids are rich & musical textures & dynamics are excellent. Vocal & instrument timbre and tonal characteristics very realistic.
Cambridge 640P. Widely regarded as best <$200 phono preamp available.
Russco Idler TT excels at PRaT, bass response, detail and depth. The Technics SL1210 DD has no right to sound this good at its price point and detachable/interchangeable headshells on both 'tables facilitate easy interchangeability of phono carts. The Nottingham Horizon completes my TT collection representing belt driven. I doubt any other belt driven TT at the Nott's price pt will outperform it.
The Outlaw LFM-2 subwoofer exceeds expectations for full/tight bass given it's size & budget price.
|System Weaknesses:||Listening room is home living room with soaring two story open space. Carpet, wall treatments including hanging rugs help, but not ideal.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Being a good husband, dad, and granddad; books, & playing & writing music. Everything else is vinyl!|