|ARnut's Music System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||Last Update: February 27, 2011 at 13:35:15|
|Amplifier:||Two (2)Velleman M8010 pure class A tube power monoblocks (65 Wrms Class A/85Wrms max) front channels,|
Dynaco70 (Welborne mod) rear channels
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Van Alstine Ultra EC (tubes)w/phono stage.|
|Speakers:||Front: pair AR9 (original, ca. 1977)|
Reart: pair AR3a (ca. 1960?)
|CD Player/DAC:||Sony SCD-CE 775 (modified) SACD player.|
Teac/Tascam RW800 CD recorder/player.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Technics SL-QL1 Direct drive straight-line tracking turntable.|
AR turntable (original)
|Other Source(s):||Sony HDR-F1-HD Tuner.|
Phase-Linear 5100 series2 digital synthesized tuner.
Akai GX F44R cassette deck (analog).
Teac A3300SX open reel tape deck.
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||All DIY silver wire air-core interconnects w/gold-plated monster cable RCA plugs.|
Moster cable 12 guage speaker cable.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Welborne Gatekeeper X1 power conditioner.|
Western Electric 19" steel rack cabinet w/ glass front door.
Welborne remote-controlled stepped attenuator (rear channels) under construction.
Elation KM201 studio condenser mics.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||17.5' x 17.5' x 9'-9"|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Symphonic, chamber, contemporary, opera/musical theater, jazz, tin-pan alley. Renata Tebaldi, Midori, Seiji Ozawa and Simone Dinnerstein freak/collector.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Would like to upgrade, but can't find anything, regardless of price, that sounds better.|
|System Strengths:||musicality, accuracy, tight and extraordiarily musical bass extension.|
|System Weaknesses:||Well-aging and vulnerable, although well maintained.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Classically trained baritone, Piano technician and sound recordist.|
Formerly custom audio salesperson and consultant.