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Chas's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: March 01, 2020 at 13:01:43
Amplifier: Triamp System.

High pass: pair of Mark Levinson 434 monos.

Or, DIY tube monoblocks with four KT120, fully balanced with zero global NFB, Plitron toroidal output transformers with cathode coupling.

Band Pass: Crown XTi 2002 driving the two JBL 2245H woofers directly (40-290 Hz).

Low Pass: Crown XTi 4002 for driving two JBL SUB-1500's below 40 Hz.

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Mark Levinson 326S

MM phono preamps are DIY solid state negative impedance design. One built for a Stanton 881s and one for Ortofon 2M Black.

Also: DIY passive RIAA tube phono preamp with IPC (WE) SUT's for use with my MC Linn Akiva.
Speakers: JBL 4345 with TAD TD 2002 HF Be drivers, Hovland crossover caps. Below 40 Hz, two JBL SUB-1500's in sealed 3 cu. ft boxes.

Altec Valencia 846B with GPA902 drivers, Hovland high pass and Solen low pass caps, stock inductors.

CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-XA777ES with output caps bypassed, Modified Sony CDP-707ESD. CDR: Sony CDR-W33. Bryston BDA-1 DAC.
Turntable/Phono Stage: DIY passive RIAA tube preamp with W/E step up transformers mainly used with a Denon 103R or Linn Akiva .

Technics SL-1210M5G, Stanton 881S with DIY negative impedance phono stage.

Thorens TD-124 with Jelco 750LB 12" tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black, with DIY negative impedance phono preamp.
Other Source(s): Modified Revox A77 IV / Onkyo T-9090 (modified/pooged)


Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas, Mogami , Canare. Speaker cables are Canare.
Room Size (LxWxH): ~25 x ~12 x 7
Room Comments/Treatments: Sonex acoustic foam applied to sidewalls.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Ambient, Jazz, Rock, Pop, some Classical.
System Goals/Comments:
System Strengths: Awesome dynamics!
System Weaknesses: None I worry about.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony 55" HD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Sony STR-ZA1100ES
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): JBL 4430's, Custom JBL 175DLH based Center channel, Camber surrounds. Tannoy PS-350 15" Active Sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony DVD, HD Digital Cable.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Retired

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