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jusbe 's Time Being System
IP Address: 31.51.92.36 Last Update: March 02, 2019 at 01:25:44
Amplifier: Avantic / Beam Echo DL7 35 mono amps



Sugden A21 Series 2, Class (12W)

Virtue Audio TWO (30V/130W psu) - ridiculously capable.

Formerly:

Fi Super X3; Klangfilm KL V502; Klangfilm KL V2754. Leak Stereo 20; NuForce Icon; NVA AP80.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Avantic / Beam Echo SP21/2M

Audio Innovations L2.

Formerly:

Fi Ypre/Fi Yph, Klangfilm/Siemens 6S ELA2154, McIntosh C20. Leak Varislope Stereo.
Speakers: Stacked Quad 57s.



Isophon Orchester coaxials, 1960s, doped surrounds, 2 pairs.

Formerly:

Fertin FLB 20EX field coil drivers in open baffles; AER full range drivers in Hedlund horns; B&W DM3; MHI Evidence; Audio Physic Virgos; B&W DM2A; Spendor BC1, Epos ES11, ES14.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Lite Audio LT-1 CD transport
Lite Audio DAC 83 + psu
Lifatec glass fibre Toslink

Blue Jeans Cable CAT6a I2S cable

Cambridge Audio CD3 (x2)

Formerly:

Marantz CD7; Sony SCD-1; Twindac Plus; NVA CD50; Arcam Alpha 5.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Garrard 401 with Jelco SA-750L - slate plinth in modified SME2000 deck; Stainless Steel SME sliding base & collar; Audio Creative Groove Master 2 'Banana'; Ortofon Kontrapunkt B; Ortofon SPU Classic GM; Zu Audio 103 mk2; Denon - DL102, DL103, DL103R, DL103 'Pro'; Pickering U380, U38.

Thorens TD-124/II; SME2000 plinth; SME 3009 series II; Shure V15 IIIHE; Pickering XV-15/D625E; Pickering XL-33U; ADC XLM II Integra; Piezo YM308IIX.

Audio Innovations P2, unmodified, with T2 transformers.

CEC PH53.

Denon HA-1000 head amp.

Hagerman Bugle 2.

Jasmine Audio LP2.0 Mk2

Hagerman Bugle (OPA637BP in U1 and U2, LME49990 in U3) and Bugle PSU.

Formerly:

NAS Hyperspace with SME 3012R arm; Garrard 301/SME 3012R; Rek-O-Kut B12 Rodine Deluxe; Sonab 85S; Calrad GE UPX 003A 6SC7 mono phono stage (x1). Varislope phono. S&B SUTs.
Other Source(s): Nakamichi ZX-7

Tandberg TCD 440A (x2)

Yamaha KX 690

SONY WM D6C Pro Walkman

Avantic / Beam Echo BM611/2

Sugden R21 tuner

Formerly:

Leak Troughline II tuner.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Belden 8402 / Switchcraft 3502A interconnects

DNM speaker and interconnect cable, DNM Leaf speaker connectors and Eichmann RCAs.

Formerly Nordost, Cardas, homebrew single-core magnet wire.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Lite Audio P100 for digital.
Tweaks: Not really.
Room Size (LxWxH): 17 ft x 13 ft x 8 ft
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Good stuff, preferably. Somehow I always find room in my day for some jazz.
System Goals/Comments: Enjoy it and forget about hi-fi for a bit. Have done the SET thing - will probably do it again. Interested in SOTA digital and forgotten pro gear that's good value but little time for that at the moment. Still have an incurable yearning for vintage cinema, classic tube items - and quality cassettes!
System Strengths: Most of it has been tested over the long run by folk with better ears than mine. Pretty satisfying and musically pleasing. You know, it's just fun and gets out of the way. The Virtue TWO with the 30V/130W supply is 'silly-good'.
System Weaknesses: Not cheap. Think I would be better off, speaker-wise, with a nice 15" Tannoy system.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: None right now. Sometimes use the laptop. We toy with the idea of getting a projector but prefer the social scene of the cinema and a nice glass of wine instead.
Sources (DVD/VCR): My son has an XBOX.
Other HT Gear: Not really. No.
Comments on HT System: Not even going to compete with the local cinema so we don't really try.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Music. Cycling. Compact Cassette. Art.

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