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hifitommy's tommy's stuff System
IP Address: Last Update: April 30, 2016 at 12:11:58
Amplifier: adcom 555II (200wpc, high current), spectro-acoustics P 202 waiting in the wings.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): arc sp3a1 (upgraded to sp3c by arc), rogue sphynx phono section won at LA/OC audio society meeting now under eval, soundcraftsmen 2215 as backup (broken rca jack, temporarily out of service), onkyo 5.1 receiver used as pre/pro
Speakers: fried model h sub (flat to 16Hz in use and FIXED! driven by 100wpc spectro-acoustics P 202, vtf2 sub-resting and for sale, cheap earthquake sub currently for sale. maggie MMGs-resting, spendor s3/5s (84db sens) in currently resting, ratshack minimus 7s (for dynaquad rear, damn good for the money!,spendor s3/5s resting. my (1975!) fried model RIIs NOW IN USE, fanTASTIC, great down to their 40hz limit and XLNT imaging and soundstage.
maggie MMGs with vertical stands that raise them about 8" above floor level, currently in resting.
grado sr60s-bought after rave review by corey greenberg-he was right. also i won a pair of the astronomically priced grado ps1000s and they are driven by the grado headphone amp (i need a MUCH better headphone amp for them).
however good headphones are, i dont listen to them as a primary, i do prefer speakers.
CD Player/DAC: marantz dv6001, dvd/sacd/cdp,audio alchemy dac in the box resting, dde 3.0 to take its place for its hdcd capability (maybe someday). cheap sony bluray player also capable of sacd playback.
Turntable/Phono Stage: primary:sota sapphire/sumiko premier mmt. alternates: pioneer PLL1000a (same as phase linear linear tracking tt, mapleknoll athena (in mothballs), recently reacquired my old kenwood kd500/grace 707 which i had the speed fluctuation fixed at the Audio Specialist in studio city calif (thanks bruce jacobs and john knopp), acquired a black grace 707 now waiting for me to get off my ass and mount it, about six carts mounted on universal headshells for the sota and pioneer, mirage (not canadian mirage) stepup, ortofon t20 txrmr, and jean hiraga battery powered pre-preamp, and now in use is my marcof PPA-1 (best of the lot), rogue sphynx phono now in use.

cartridges:FR1 IIIf, atML170(also have the 150 stylus-nos), ortofon mc200, krell kc100, shure v15Vxmr, grace f9e and f9L, stanton 881s (NOS stylus), sumiko blue point orig with aluminum block mod, XLMII given to me by stringplay, NIB oc9II. desire to have ortofon Kontrapunkt b.
currently using ARC sp3a1(c)--fanTAStic. soundcraftsmen 2217 ( still good after all these years of setting idle) on backup.
Other Source(s): sangean hd tuner, teac 4010gsl(resting), sony 3 head w/ dolby S (THE best noise reduction system i have EVER used PERIOD, and about 5k LPs, 2.5k RBCDs, 60 SACDs, maybe more.
airport express used for routing my computer online listening through itunes. TASCAM cdr.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: spks: kimber 8tc (20'), previously aq type 4. interconnects: aq ruby, turquoise, kimber pbj, various others bought used. also, a $1k pair of acoustic zen silver ICs won at the LA/OC audio society meeting. various other wires of widely varying quality and cost but have never paid more than $100. going to try WyWyres speaker cable soon.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): dynaco QD1 series IIL for ambience retrieval, set so rears barely audible, center not used for music. gorilla racks from costco for equip. rigid and the silver/black pebbled finish isn't bad at all.
Tweaks: dynaquad via QD1 (panor corp version) for ambience retrieval. 4 inflatable arm floaties from toysRus under PLL100a tt (but since, i have found more durable cloth covered ones), sorbo half domes under kd500. watts preener, ratshack cf brush, stylast and discwasher stylus brushes, magic eraser (cleanest styli ever), signet rca cleaning tools (indispensable).
spin clean recently acquired-we will see how good this is.
Room Size (LxWxH): 16' x 16' x vaulted, 7' in rear, 10' in front
Room Comments/Treatments: need to reduce echoes. have cathedral ceiling.
seems less affected with the MMGs.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): JAZZ, rock, classical, eclectic other choices (ever heard of trilok gurtu or erik traffaz?). approx 4-5k LPs, 1.5k cd/sacds, 200 open reel titles, lots of cassettes for the car, some are commercial(not home made)
check out the internet only station of KCRW which is KCRW eclectic24. available on itunes or right from the net at:
click 'listen now OR use hr radio 88.9-2
System Goals/Comments: got a kronheit xover for fried sub-S3/5s
System Strengths: deep bass, smooth freq resp, imaging, immersion, and about 5k LPs, and great sourcing for used music here in LA!
System Weaknesses: ultimate dynamic range (probably not possible without horns)
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: 52'sony flat panel
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: current avp is actually an Onkyo TX-NR818 receiver used mostly for switching sources,the amp channels are just sitting there loafing. dynaquad QD1 IIIL for surround, fronts run directly off adcom amp.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Hsu vtf2,fried model h sub (flat to 16Hz), currently using my fantastic 1975 Fried modelRIIs, maggie MMGs, alternatively with spendor s3/5s (84db sens), ratshack minimus 7s (for dynaquad rear).
Sources (DVD/VCR): hf vcr/cdr, sony, marantz 6001 (cd/dvd/dvda/sacd), sony bluray player w/wireless connection and sacd capability.
Other HT Gear: dvr in twc cable box, panasonic vcr/dvdr combo, sony bluray with netflix player w/wireless.
Comments on HT System: it will do
URL Link: http://its coming-hifitommy.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: nuc med tech, lecher, live in shakey sylmar, ca-originally from buffalo, ny, a member of the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society= www.laocas.com.

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