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johnwdt's Vintage Gear System
IP Address: 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
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
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)

Hockey Dad!!

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