|Chas's Main System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: January 07, 2023 at 10:38:13|
|Amplifier:||Triamp System. |
High pass: pair of Mark Levinson No. 434 monos.
Or: DIY tube monoblocks with four KT120 per channel, fully balanced with zero global NFB, Plitron toroidal output transformers with cathode coupling.
Or: DIY fully balanced tube mono blocks with 5692/6SN7, KT66/6L6GC, Hammond 1726 output transformers with cathode coupled secondaries and no global feedback.
Band Pass: Crown XTi 2002 driving the two JBL 2245H woofers directly (40-290 Hz).
Low Pass: Crown XTi 4002 driving two JBL SUB-1500's below 40 Hz.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Mark Levinson No. 326S with optional phono.|
MM external phono preamps:
DIY AD797 based negative impedance design. Configured for Ortofon 2M Black as well as both V15 versions described below.
DIY OPA134/AD797 based passive RIAA.
DIY passive RIAA tube phono preamp.
Step up devices:
IPC (WE) SUT's, AD797 based active step up or Altec/Peerless 15095.
|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.
Marchand or DIY fourth order electronic crossovers.
|CD Player/DAC:||SACD/CD player: Sony SCD-XA777ES, |
CDR: Sony CDR-W33.
Bryston BDA-1 DAC.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:|| See phono preamps above.|
Thorens TD-124 with Jelco 750LB 12" tonearm.
Ortofon 2M Black
Stanton 881S with Shibata stylus
Shure V15 III with Shibata stylus
Shure V15 IV with generic stylus
|Other Source(s):||Revox A77 IV / Onkyo T-9090 (both modified/pooged)|
|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 Strengths:||Awesome detail and dynamics!|
|System Weaknesses:||None I worry about.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Sony 55" LCD XBR HD|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||JBL 4430's, Custom DIY JBL 175DLH based Center channel, Camber surrounds. Tannoy PS-350 15" Active Sub|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Sony DVD, HD Digital Cable, streaming.|