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IP Address: Last Update: November 07, 2022 at 10:15:54
Amplifier: - McIntosh MC30 mono blocks restored by Yves Beauvais of Vintage Vacuum Audio.

- deHavilland 845G mono blocks

- Wright Sound Company WPA 3.5 mono blocks with TFA-204 nickle air-gapped output transformers

- Melody i2A3

On hand:
- AudioSector, TubeCube|7 and MiniWatt integrated amps

- Outlaw Audio RetroReceiver

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): - deHavilland UltraVerve

- Schitt Freya +

On hand:
- DSPeaker-Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core. It's a pre ... it's a DAC ... and it processes for bass optimization
Speakers: - Altec A-7-500. Restoration and upgrades by Gary Fischer. Altec 802 drivers replaced with adian 475PB drivers. Custom crossovers incorporate Pete Riggle Engineering & Audio XTC-grade, oil-filled capacitors, and other tweaks

- Altec Valencia: Crossovers incorporate PRE&A, XTC-grade, oil-filled capacitors, Cardas wiring, and other tweaks.

- Two-way GPA 604-8H-II drivers mounted in 9.1 cubic foot enclosures strongly influenced by Jay Fisher's MLTL design (plus our Dial-a-Vent and Dial-a-High features). Crossovers incorporate XTC-grade oil-filled capacitors and other tweaks.

- Two Syzygy Acoustics SLF 850 subs

On hand:
- Wharfedale Diamond 10.1
- Customized REL Strata III utilizing a properly-designed outboard amp (Dayton Audio SA1000) that's not compromised by the obviously under-spec'd (as in anything to save a buck!) resistors chosen by REL.
CD Player/DAC: - Border Patrol SEi DAC fed by dedicated polycarbonate shell MacBook running Pure Music software
- Audio gd NOS 19 DAC

- Tube Research Labs modified Sony SCD-2000ES
Turntable/Phono Stage: - Technics SL-1200G

- Nottingham Analogue Studio Space Deck driven by Walker Audio Precision Motor Controller

- Black Pearls Audio Aquarius phono stage
- self-modified Jolida JD-9

- Woody SPU Tonearm by Pete Riggle Audio Engineering

- Ortofon SPU #1S and SPU #1E cartirdges

- Dynavector 17D2MKII and Zu/DL-103 Mk.II cartridges
Other Source(s): Office system:
- Soundquest R601 Tube Hi-Fi FM/AM Classic Radio
- Gibson J-100 acoustic guitar
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: - W.E. #16, Cardas SE-15, DIY WM-XTC, Audience Au24 and Conductor, TARA Labs RSC, and Bob Crump custom copper interconnects.

- Belden 8402 professionally terminated by BTPA, Cardas Golden Cross, Audience Au24, Audience Maestro, and Bob Crump custom copper interconnects. Zu Audio Libtec cables. Wireworld Ultraviolet High Performance, and Elijah Quad Braid and Isolate Cu USB cables

- Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 for subs
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Power
Three dedicated hospital-grade circuits with
Triode Craft outlets; three hosipital-grade circuits with Porter Ports; three 10-gauge dedicate circuits with Furutech outlets.

- Two three-tier Grand Prix Audio Monaco units on GPA Apex footers.

- Neuance platform

Power line conditioning:
- BPT 3.5 Signature

- Audience,T.G. Audio Lab SLVR, Analysis Plus Power Oval, Zu Audio Birth and Bok power cords

Secondary: Wiremold power strip and Brick Wall PW8R15AUD.
Tweaks: - Sundry accessories: HAL-O® Vacuum Tube Dampers, Herbie's Way Excellent Turntable Mat, Locus Design Basic and Bren1 record clamps, VPI 16.5 record cleaner, and Shun Mook Valve Resonators.

Music makers:
- Gibson J-100
- Epiphone Dot (Gibson ES-335 knock-off)
- Chet Atkins CE (nylon-strung classical)
- Fender Blues Jr. amp
- Privia PX-555 keyboard
- 1906 Ellington upright piano
Room Size (LxWxH): 19 x 30 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Custom built addition to home with dual sheetrock (1/4 and 5/8) and Green Glue interface ... rock wool insulation ... and, oh so much more
- ASC Tube Traps and Sound Planks
- Echo Busters absorbers
- Shakti Hallograph Soundfield Optimizers
- Acoustic Revive RR-77 Ultra Low-Frequency Pulse Generator
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Anything but opera, polka and whiney or screaming vocals
System Goals/Comments: Tonal density and timbral resolution
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Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: . Sony XBR75950H
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: . PS Audio Sprout
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): . Altec Valencias
. Dayton Audio SUB-1500
Sources (DVD/VCR): . Strictly streaming
Other HT Gear: .
Comments on HT System: .

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