|mosin's Main System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: August 14, 2018 at 23:10:48|
|Amplifier:||RCA SP-20 monoblocks with various tubes to roll, but I prefer Bendix ones over the others I have. (They glow blue, too. Neat-O) Then again, I like RCA tubes, so it depends. (I really want pair of Dave's Globe 50 SET amps, though.)|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Everything is in a state of flux. I'm waiting for the next Slagle miracle.|
|Speakers:||RCA LC-1As in LS-11 cabinets.|
Magneplanar 2.7 speakers in the wings. They never get played, though. PS Audio stuff runs those.
|CD Player/DAC:||None, except a computer with a 24/96 card which is wasted because I only listen to YouTube with it. Conrad Johnson and KEF on that.|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Saskia II and various others of my own making. I prefer idlers, but I also have a couple of dozen other turntables that are rarely used. Too many cartridges to name...from several thousand dollars to 25 cents. I like my boron cantilever Slagle/Panasonic strain gauge a lot even though it is a little wacky.|
12" Siggwan tonearm and several others.
A Dave Slagle triode gain stage that he built just for his strain gauge drive. (The Slagle drive and a strain gauge cartridge are my flavor these days.)
An ASR phonostage that gets no use.
An Emia phonostage that does get used. I like it with cheap Russian tubes even better than with the super pricey WE ones, so go figure.
Slagle autoformers. Who needs a linestage, anyway?
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Tel-Wire throughout the system. Chris makes great wires, but expect sound, not bling.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||33 x 19 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||I wish the ceiling would grow a foot, or two. Maybe when I send the wife to Shady Pines, I'll knock it out to the rafters!|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Almost everything, but Rap. I like the guy Pitbull, though. He's a rapper, but a stand-up guy who gets it.|
|System Goals/Comments:||It's paid for.|
|System Strengths:||It's a flavor I like. (Sooner or later, a Fostex tweeter or Townshend Supertweeter pair may be added...or not.)|
|System Weaknesses:||I need space for more turntables.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Comments on HT System:||I don't have time to learn about this junk. Life is too short for TV. We have a really big Samsung TV still in the box. Maybe someone will hang it on the wall one day...or not. (It isn't the first money wasted around here. LOL)|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||I like cameras (Mostly Nikon) and cheap Russian watches. Also, Baume & Mercier watches, but the Russian ones are actually better, believe it, or not.|