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1973shovel's Solder Fumes System
IP Address: 75.138.101.66 Last Update: July 06, 2017 at 06:56:00
Amplifier: First Watt F1J (Pass upgraded F1), 10 whopping watts per channel from the kitchen table of Nelson Pass,


or sometimes...

Dynaco Stereo 70 with the VTA input board, modded to use 12BH7's.

A Dynaco SCA-35, after bypassing the tone controls and adding the simple EFB™ bias mod, has passed the ST-70 above as my "go to" tube amp. NEVER thought I'd be saying that about an SCA-35!



Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): "The Truth" line-stage by The Horn Shoppe, Vorhis Last PAS, Audio Research SP3A-1, and a (mostly stock) Dynaco PAS
Speakers: Horn Shoppe Horns - The first speaker that's made me happy in many years.


Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Phillips CDC-935, which was slated to be modded by Don Allen, but I waited too long. No chance of that happening now. RIP Don.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Roksan Xerxes X w/Attessa Att-DS5 power supply, Rega RB-900, Denon 103R and Dynavector DV-20-XL.

Graham Slee Reflex, with the internal 7818 voltage regulator replaced with a Belleson SuperPower. Highly recommended!
CineMag 3440 step-up transformers.


Second Phono stage is the 12AX7 based board in the Vorhis preamp. I receintly upgraded to Mills wire wounds, Rel-cap teflons, and Auri-caps, all to good result.

Maplenoll air-bearing TT & Technics 110A (DD) w/JH Formula 4 arm, both in mothballs at the moment.
Other Source(s): McIntosh MR-78 tuner w/MI-3 scope,

Yamaha T-80 tuner, Onkyo T-4210 tuner, and a Radio Shack TM-102 mini-tuner, Sony XDR-F1HD.

Also a Marantz 105 tuner, and 3 Dynaco FM-3 tuners. Ok, I'll admit it. I have a fascination with/addiction to tuners.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber 4TC, and Kimber PBJ IC's. A silver homebrew IC between the CineMag transformers and pre-amp. Audio Magic I2S digital cable.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated 20 amp AC line w/Acme silver plated/cryo'd outlet, PS Audio "Quintet" power conditioner, fed by a LessLoss power cord. Zu Bok on the First Watt F1. Room Tunes clamp rack.
Room Comments/Treatments: Room Tunes corner tunes. Anything beyond them took away from the Horn Shoppe Horn's performance.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues and rock. The Beatles would be my deserted island music.
System Goals/Comments: What?
System Strengths: Musical
System Weaknesses: Can't even bench press its own weight.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Forty three years of motorcycle riding hasn't helped my hearing any, but I still love to do it. (Yes, I wear ear plugs)

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