|reb's Basement Cell Block System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: March 22, 2013 at 11:28:59|
|Amplifier:||Classe Audio Model 15- updated 3/04 by Classe. |
Output stage has been tweaked by myself.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||CARY SLP-2002 - Balanced Tube Line Stage|
Modified By Myself
Gain tubes: 6 Volt
Buffer tubes: 12 Volt
|Speakers:||Snell Acoustics Model CV- minor x/over mod|
Best kept secret in audio.
|CD Player/DAC:||Cayin CDT-17A- Modified By Myself.|
California Audio Labs Aria Mk3- Modified By Myself.
Several other cd players on hand to play with.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||VPI-HW19 MK 4- quite a few mods.|
Super Armboard, SAMA and SDS.
Lukaschek T-9 - w/external transformer
Transfiguration Temper V (.38mv/3.54cm)
Rega RB-1000 Tonearm w/Cardas wire
VTA Adjustable system
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker Cables:|
Synergistic Research Res. Ref. X2
Interconnects and Powercords:
I make my own using various Alloys, OCC Continuous Cast Copper and Silver (both solid core+stranded), soft annealed solid core silver, rectangular Solid core silver....more
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Various Power Cords|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||30 x 12 x 7|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Dedicated listening room in basement.|
Same room since 1989.
Lots of room treatments.
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Rock, Blues and Jazz|
|System Goals/Comments:||Neutral sound with a slight touch of sweetness and bloom. I basically like to let the recording dictate the presentation. And have some method of tailoring the sound to my mood/taste. ie- Tubes, cables,powercords etc.|
|System Strengths:||Wide, Deep, High Soundstage.|
Lot's of space and air.
Capable of major slamm factor when I want to rock hard.
Just as capable at sounding laid back and nuanced.
|System Weaknesses:||Requires occasional tweaking to keep system in balance.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Record and CD collecting, Music,Tubes,Audio equipment,web surfing,TV,gardening,family.|