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Brian Weitzel's Brian Weitzel System
Last Update: July 09, 2000 at 08:25:45 IP Address:
Amplifier: Tube Research Labs 200 Watt Mono-Blocks

Tube Research Labs 100 Watt Mono-Blocks

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Tube Research Labs Line stage

Tube Researh Labs Phono stage

Speakers: various proto types from a few different manufacturers
CD Player/DAC: 1)El cheapo Radio Shack, until I learn enough here to find a suitable regular player.

2). Sony SACD on loan for most of the summer, while friend is on vacation.

Turntable/Phono Stage: Turntables: 1) Mapelnoll Signature with many mods to the Air bearing arm, plinth, platter, air supply, etc.

2) Tube Research Labs Air Bearing Turntable

Other Source(s): 1) Scully 270 series playback only.

-1/4 inch (7.5 IPS to 30 IPS)

-Quarter track and Half track heads

- mounted in studio console, with electronics doghouse

-HEAVILY modified electronics and mechanical by Tube Research Labs

2) Scully 280B with basically the same description and mods as above

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: First Impression Music cables throughout.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Reference Stands, Inc. Amp Stands, Turntable Stands, and CD transport Stand.
Tweaks: Full dedicated lines throughout the listening room, with it's own 200 Amp sub-panel. I paid the local utility company to put me on my own power transformer.

There is 1 3/4 inch Maple Butcher Blocks on top of every stand. There are various sized Maple blocks between the Butcher Block and the component.

Record Research Labs Vinyl Wash, Deep Cleaner, and LP#9 used daily

Nordost Static Spray used on cables weekly.

Star grounding scheme, deleting the ground to the panel

Room Size (LxWxH): 26 feet x 14 feet x 8.5 feet
Room Comments/Treatments: ASC tube traps, and a variety of home built. Extensive treatment on the construction of the walls and ceiling, the floor is 8 inch thick concrete with 12" rebar reinforcements. Solid Core doors, etc.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Jazz, and well, more Jazz. I own over 8,000 LP's, over 1000 reel tapes, and just 7 CD's. (I'm working on the CD's!) I also enjoy Classical, some Pop from my youth, and some of the "Audiophile" stuff.
System Goals/Comments: To purchase Alon Wolfs' "Magico" brand speakers, they are incredible! Purchase many more Master tapes or dubs. May purchase a SACD, who knows, it's not as good as my reel system, but does show merit. (They need more software)
System Strengths: Dynamics from hell! Soundstage beyond the walls,
System Weaknesses: NOS Tubes are expensive, and hard to find. Sometimes the room can get a little warm.

Basically, I'm pretty happy.

Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 10 year old 40" Fisher big screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Dyna SCA-35
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): AR-3a's
Sources (DVD/VCR): Cheap Sony VCR
Other HT Gear: Not much interest here ...
Comments on HT System: Maybe someday ...
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Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Race Auto-cross cars, love life and people in general. I manufacture Record Research Labs record care products, have a degree and put it to good use being a general building contractor. (My parents are sooooo proud!)

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