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Chas's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: April 25, 2021 at 04:11:20
Amplifier: Triamp System.

High pass: pair of Mark Levinson No. 434 monos.

Or: DIY tube monoblocks with 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 driving two JBL SUB-1500's below 40 Hz.

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Mark Levinson No. 326S with optional phono.

MM phono preamps are two DIY solid state negative impedance design. One configured for the Stanton 881s and one for Ortofon 2M Black as well as both V15 versions described below.

Also: DIY passive RIAA tube phono preamp with IPC (WE) SUT's.
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: SACD/CD player: Sony SCD-XA777ES, CDR: Sony CDR-W33. Bryston BDA-1 DAC.
Turntable/Phono Stage: DIY passive RIAA tube preamp with W/E step up transformers. See above for bespoke MM preamps.
Thorens TD-124 with Jelco 750LB 12" tonearm.
Various cartridges:
Linn Akiva
Denon 103R
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)

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 detail and dynamics!
System Weaknesses: None I worry about.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony 55" LCD XBR 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, streaming.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Retired

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