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1973shovel's Solder Fumes System
IP Address: 98.84.71.17 Last Update: July 01, 2013 at 05:43:19
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!

A pair of Dynaco MkIII amps has recently been taken from their 20-year slumber. I'm in the process of refurbishing them.

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: JVC XL-Z1050TN w/op-amp mod and Black Gate output caps.


Sometimes using an Audio Alchemy DDE 3.0 DAC with the Alchemy Power Station Two
Turntable/Phono Stage: Roksan Xerxes X w/Attessa Att-DS5 power supply, Rega RB-900, Denon 103R.

Graham Slee Reflex, with the internal 7818 voltage regulator replaced with a Belleson SuperPower. Highly recommended!
CineMag 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 Power "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: Thirty nine 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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