|Mike C's Lashup 45 SET System, 2013 System|
|IP Address: 126.96.36.199||Last Update: February 28, 2013 at 11:33:01|
|Amplifier:||Valve SET amp using 45 triode, a 'lashup' built on an old 300B chassis; James OPTs; 1.8 WPC. Built as a temp way to try the 45! No going back to the 300B set ....|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||'Sonya' Valve pre using 27 triode|
|Speakers:||DIY MTM bass reflex using excellent SEAS ER18RNX bass/mid and 27TDFC tweeter; designed, modelled, measured and tweaked for SET amp (and it worked)|
|CD Player/DAC:||Astin Trew AT3500+ with op amp upgrade and Mullard CV2493 valve.|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Teres (acrylic/lead platter), Verus motor; Moerch DP-8 12 inch arm; Zyx 4D cartridge. DIY valve phono stage 'Elle' using 6AN4 and 6072 with E83F active loads.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||ICs are DIY Belden 89259.|
Good biwire speaker cables.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||18 ft x 14 ft x 8 ft|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical; folk; jazz; some rock/pop. Liking for good female vocals, classical, folk and other genres.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Natural sound of accoustic music. Vocals so gorgeous that they can move me to tears, literally. Complete musical involvement.|
|System Strengths:||Superb tonality from both sources.|
Transparency without harshness.
Good dynamics (yes, with a mere 1.8 WPC).
Plays all kinds of music very well.
Superb vinyl front end, amazing.
Superb CD front end, surprisingly close to lp.
Ability to move me to tears!
|System Weaknesses:||Not a lot.|
Bass could be somewhat better and it might matter if I were into solid rock music.
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Sailing - cruiser/racing|