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valvesonly 's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: March 17, 2018 at 18:03:05
Amplifier: Steinhart 102DD valve (custom-class A)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Steinhart DVP-1 differential valve preamplier.
Speakers: ARD Concorde with upgraded caps; Totem Hawks with upgraded crossovers smaller rooms.
CD Player/DAC: Audio Alchemy 2 transport & PC hardwired Squeezebox 3 or Raspberry PiCore player -Bryston BDA-2 (Theta Pro Gen Va in rebuild);Alesis Masterlink 9600
Turntable/Phono Stage: #1 = Thorens 125 II- Jelco 850S Dyna 17D3; Alphason Xenon (Cardas tags to RCA), Benz L2 (SS3), -heavily modded Rogue Stealth,- DIY Cinemag SUT

#2 = The AR Turntable, SME III & Ortofon VMS20E II, Dyna 20XL SS3,-Piccola II/Cornet3 upgraded, alt cinemags

AR XA & Pioneer PL12DII; Bugle2; Excel ES-70, Grace F-9L (SS3), Shure M91ED & SAS
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audio sensibility Impact SE to amp, Blue Jeans cables and ICs; some silver esp for DAC
Tweaks: Sandbox, tile platforms, vibrapods, squash balls & springs, opamp & tubes rolling, recapped speakers,recapped everything - mundorf SIO, Obligatto, Schottsky etc
Room Size (LxWxH): 17 x 17 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Hardwood on 1" foam insulation on concrete floor
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, blues, female vocals, New York style Jazz, pure instruments & voice.
System Goals/Comments: Amps, arms, tables done, carts in progress, digital ongoing upgrade, need time to balance speakers
System Strengths: Valve amps unbelievably good, change tonal via carts or tubes, ARD great speakers. Many cartridge options
System Weaknesses: matched to my personal taste,little known suppliers.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic 55 G2 Plasma
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Harmon Kardon PM650-integrated & Theta Cobalt
Sources (DVD/VCR): Playstation 3 Blueray
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: More music

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