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|johnwdt's Vintage Gear System|
|IP Address: 126.96.36.199||Last Update: September 18, 2010 at 15:54:26|
|Amplifier:||Fisher Model 200 Mono amps(1965) 35 watts/Ch. (Mullard EL 34)|
Quad II moddified by Barry Falcon
Mccurdy AM-403 Mono amps (MC30 trannies)
Quad II Mono blocks (GEC KT66)
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Audio Note M2 Phono Balanced with upgraded double C Core transformers...|
Dolan PM1 (For phono section)
Quad 22 Pre-amp
Latest Addition - Sony 2000F - 1969 and incredible.
|Speakers:||Quad ESL 57s (Custom Stands)|
Tannoy GRF (15" LSU Gold Monitor -1969)
Tannoy HPD double 15's in Custom Cabinets
Newest addition...Patrician 800s (196?) matched pair)
|CD Player/DAC:||OPPO SACD Player |
Philips CD Player with upgraded Tube output (By Philip Belleau)
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Lenco L75 - Custom Plinth - Jean Nantais..|
Fidelity Research FR64S with B60 VTA Base and SPU Silver Miester.
Second arm is a Alphason HR-100S
Garrad 301 - Custom Plinth - SME 3012 MKII - V15xMR OR Moerch / Decca Super Gold
TD124 in Custom Plinth - 3012 SME (This table was purchased as NOS - It WAS New In The Box!!, I was the first person to plug it in, I went crazy on the Plinth, It is a work of art IMO)
|Other Source(s):||Technics SP10 MKII/Massive custom plinth - SME 3012 MKII tonearm/a variety of cartridges, currently a NOS Shure V15 Type III.|
Tuner - Technics ST-8080 - Highly modded,
All tube Eico Classic 2200
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Nordost Blue Heaven, Kimber PBJ or Petra Music Boys. Many Home made cables|
Speaker cable is Kimber
|Tweaks:||VPI 17 record cleaning machine.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||18 x 12 x 8|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz mainly, also older British rock/Punk..|
Small amounts of Classical
|System Goals/Comments:||I want a strong analog front end, I have droped out of the resolution race, am concentrating on the sweet sounds of the old Marantz/Quad gear and assorted speakers and My newLenco L75 Is simply the best TT I have ever come across, The SP10 MKII is alot of fun, tweaking it etc...|
|System Strengths:||Affordable, Fun putting together a system that sounds this good at a reasonable price.|
Midrange to die for.
Soundstage is huge! all at a reasonable price.
Which leaves room to purchase LP's.
|System Weaknesses:||When using my 57s , I dont get quite as much bass as my Tannoys, I tend to switch between the 2 sets, I have been listening to my Tannoys all summer and it is very addictive! The 57s WILL be back, some day...|
|Video/HT System: None|
|TV/Projector:||I have a simple HT in the basement, a Sony BraviaII 40" LCD, a Pioneer Elite Receiver - 5.1 and PSB Alpha type fronts, center and Sub. It works for me!|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||I love my Oppo!!!|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Biking(road and mountain..Cyclocross)Garage sales(Best place to find Vinyl)|