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Jim Doyle's 845 SET System
IP Address: Last Update: January 10, 2019 at 20:01:22
Amplifier: ca. 2003 ab initio design of a low B+ 845 SET. Featuring all Electraprint Iron (MTK6 OPT, 3033-2 Interstages). Komuro-style 6P5G-6W6 direct coupled IT driver. It runs about 6W at 510V plate voltage.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none - 2Vpp sensitive - input attenuator
Speakers: Snell E-II
CD Player/DAC: NAD M51
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P-25, Super Elys MM Cart, Cambridge Audio P640
Other Source(s): Magnum Dynalab MD102. BlueSound Node 2. FreeNAS storage server (ZFS) with RAIDZ1 mirrored pool.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber 4VS
Kimber Timber
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 18 x 10
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): folk, blues/jazz, classic rock. Clapton, SRV, Dire Straits, Pretenders, Jackson Brown, Nanci Griffith, Kate Wolf, Elton John, Indigo Gurls, Michelle Shocked, Carpenters, Ella, Neil Young, Dixie Chicks, Natalie Merchant, the list goes on.
System Goals/Comments: Learned a boatload about design, metalwork (CAD) and EE in the two years I took to iterate on the amplifier design.
System Strengths: Vivid. Fresh. Emotional. Beatiful to look at when its fired up and running.
System Weaknesses: It runs hot in the summertime ; and you might get electrocuted if you do something stupid, like lick the 866A's plate caps. :)
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Vizio
Sources (DVD/VCR): OTA DTV only. In Boston, I get 21 channels
on my antenna!
URL Link: http://www.flickr.com/rockymtnmagic
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: hiking and mountaineering. mountain biking.
My academic work is in Chemistry, however my vocation is now as a software architect and developer.

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