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Adrian's Analogue System
IP Address: 116.48.86.109 Last Update: April 05, 2010 at 06:36:27
Amplifier: Vacuum State Audio DPA300B to tweeter
Vacuum State Audio DPA300B to midrange
Telefunken V69a to bass
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Vacuum State Audio RTP-3D
Accuphase F25 active crossover
Speakers: Bass: Altec 515C in reflex enclosure
Midrange: JBL 4250 with Tatematu wood horn
Tweeter: Electrovoice T-350
Supertweeter: Max Townshend
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Esoteric DV-50
Turntable/Phono Stage: Garrard 301 (schedule 1) with marble plinth and Analogue Tube Audio bearing.
SME 3012 II with Analogue Tube Audio bronze bearing.
ZYX Airy 3S
Other Source(s): Nagra IV-S with QBE
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Silverline Audio Conductor speaker cables, Gotham GAC3 microphone cables terminated with Lemo Riedel connectors.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): CSE TX-1000 and TX-2000 Balanceformers
PS audio PS100 for turntable.
Room Size (LxWxH): 25 x 22 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Sloped ceiling with acoustic absorption, 2" fibreform filled cavity behind acoustic wood.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical: Orchestral, piano, operas
Folk, Jazz
System Goals/Comments: Concert level dynamics, life-like presence, low noise floor and low distortion.
System Strengths: Excellent macro- and microdynamics, pinpoint imaging, excellent presence, tonal accuracy.
System Weaknesses: Extreme sensitivity (110dB/W/M at midrange frequencies) renders any system noise audible. That means very quiet tubes and balanced connections are necessary.
Video/HT System: None

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