|JDK 's Secondhand music System|
|IP Address: 126.96.36.199||Last Update: March 02, 2015 at 01:29:14|
|Amplifier:||Musical Fidelity Elektra E100 integrated 70wpc@8ohm|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Speakers:||DIY floor standing 3 way - vintage 10" alnico woofers and 4" midrange drivers with Vifa XT25 tweeters. Custom 1st order crossover.|
|CD Player/DAC:||Yamaha CDX493II|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Linn LP12 1976 vintage with Linn Ittok LVII/2 internally re-wired with Cardas 33awg.|
Mose Hercules power supply.
Goldring Elite cart running through custom battery powered head amp into the MF MM input.
|Other Source(s):||Yamaha tuner|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speakers - QED|
Phono - Linn, DIY Cat 5 and Audioquest
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Dedicated circuit for amplifier and turntable. Second circuit for CD and tuner.|
|Tweaks:||LP12 on a home made wall mount, spiked.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||6m x 4.5m x 2.5m|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Most types but prefer blues, R&B, 70's-80's rock, progressive, electronica, whatever takes my fancy.|
|System Goals/Comments:||I want a system where the soundstage almost envelopes you - a sort of an 'I'm in there' feeling. I get in there now more often than I used to, but it always could be better.|
|System Strengths:||Vinyl front end getting better and better.|
My DIY speakers are awesome (compared to what I had). As the LP12 tweaks continue improving the speakers seem up to it. Soundstage and slam seem to be getting better and better.
|System Weaknesses:||Happy now but I'm sure this will change. There is always more to spend, more to tweak!|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Road cycling, camping, fishing, fathering.|