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William's Slipping into Thermionics System
IP Address: Last Update: October 15, 2012 at 05:10:04
Amplifier: Tube Audio Design TAD-1000 push-pull triode/pentode monoblocs w/ Shuguang Treasure KT-88s' 12AX7s are cryoed JJ. Run triode, no feedback.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Sonic Frontiers Line-1 w/ cryo'ed Voskhod 6h23s, plus Burr-Brown volume control chip upgrade. Herbie's tube dampers.
Speakers: Magnepan MG 1.6qr, jumpers bypassed, Hi-Fi Tuning fuses.
CD Player/DAC: Doge 6, upgraded tubes (Tung-Sol and JAN), Herbie's dampers. Sony XA 5400ES, Metrum DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Classic, SDS, Stainless arm wand,Grado Statement Reference, Fosgate Signature with mix of cryoed NOS Mullards, Soviet military, and current JJs.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Discovery Essence/ Essential throughout (analogue signals,speakers)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Axiom rack, Wiremold AC strips, Densen Demagic disc, AA's Nittygritty sourced manual vacuum record cleaner. Monarchy, Ven Haus, NBS Pangea and MIT power cords.
Tweaks: Aurios under preamp, phono stage and CD, Dynamat under shelves and in larger uprights, Bedini Clarifier;
Acoustic Revive-clone Shumann wave generator. I kid you not.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): eclectic, tilted toward rock/pop, tending these days towards jazz. Used vinyl is a treasure trove
System Goals/Comments: Getting the semiconductors out seems a step in the right direction. CD player and tube amps radically changed the system. (DUH!)
System Strengths: Presence and color, and the Shuguang Treasures just upped depth of field, big time.
System Weaknesses: I ain't sweating it. (But I keep making incremental improvements for fun.)

I'd like to double up the tube power, but that would be cost prohibitive.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Just some guy.

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