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Salectric's Jazz Lover's Vinyl System System
IP Address: Last Update: June 21, 2020 at 09:43:23
Amplifier: 1. Emotive Audio Vita monoblocks. Copper V-Cap (CuTF) coupling capacitors, Teflon tube sockets and WBT connectors.

2. DIY 6L6G Monoblocks using Western Electric 124 circuit and Acrosound TO-330 output transformers. Copper V-Cap (CuTF) couplers.

3. DIY 46 SE Monoblocks.
Single-ended 2-stage amps with Electra-Print Silver Secondary output transformers. The driver is a Western Electric 417a with a 1:1 interstage transformer from Intact Audio. Choke-input power supply with Blackgate WKZ filter caps.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Emotive Audio Epifania Custom.
Slagle Autoformer passive attenuator.
Speakers: Deja Vu Audio speaker using Jensen P15LL woofers in open baffle, Western electric 32A horns with YL Acoustic 5500 drivers, and Electro-Voice T-350 tweeter. Internal wiring is Audio Note Lexus.

CD Player/DAC: Cambridge CXC transport. Homemade tube DAC using non-oversampling digital chip and Western Electric 407A.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Galibier Gavia with Teddy Pardo power supply; Triplanar VII.2 Ultimate with Benz LP; Analog Instruments Siggwan 12" cocobolo tonearm with Denon 103R.

Intact Audio copper stepup transformers.

D3a/5687 Phono preamp---DIY 2-stage tube phono circuit with passive RIAA equalization. Each tube is biased with LEDs. The outboard power supply has a 5R4GY rectifier, several chokes, and Blackgate WKZ capacitors. Coupling caps are V-Caps (both CuTF and TFTF). The RIAA eq caps are 1% Rel-Cap Teflons.

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audio Note Sogon and AN-Vx silver litz interconnects. Audio Note ISIS and Lexus copper interconnects. Audio Note SPx and ISIS speaker cables.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Box Furniture equipment rack. Sound Anchor turntable stand and amp stands. Audio Note ISIS power cords with Furutech FI-50 NCF plugs. Ocellia power cord (with FI-50 NCF connectors) for phono preamp. Furutech GTX-NCF outlet. Oyaide R1 outlet.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20' x 14' 5"" x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: ASC Tube Traps in corners behind speakers. Real Trap damping panels on side walls.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Mostly acoustic jazz from the late '40s through the '80s. I particularly enjoy jazz guitarists.
System Goals/Comments: Warm, dynamic, detailed sound with good rhythmic pacing.
System Strengths: Goals are mostly realized.
System Weaknesses: Deep bass.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Bicycling and woodworking.

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