|Chas's Main System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||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)|
|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 dynamics!|
|System Weaknesses:||None I worry about.|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Sony 55" HD|
|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.|