|Salectric's Jazz Lover's Vinyl System System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||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.
|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.|