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Salectric's Jazz Lover's Vinyl System System
IP Address: Last Update: April 02, 2023 at 07:42:18
Amplifier: 1. Emotive Audio Vita monoblocks. Copper V-Cap (CuTF) coupling capacitors, Teflon tube sockets and WBT connectors.

2. Western Electric 124 clones using Acrosound TO-330 output transformers. Copper V-Cap (CuTF) couplers.

3. 6L6GC push-pull with vintage Chicago OPTs and floating paraphase inverter. CuTF couplers.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Emotive Audio Epifania Custom.
Intact Audio 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 SPx and 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 with Benz LP; Analog Instruments Siggwan 12" cocobolo tonearm with Denon 103R (retipped by Andy Kim with boron cantilever and MR stylus)

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 cap is Copper V-Cap. The RIAA eq caps are 1% Rel-Cap Teflons. Nickel output transformers by Intact Audio.

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audio Note Sogon and AN-Vx silver litz interconnects. Audio Note ISIS and Lexus copper interconnects. Connex "The Natural One" interconnects with WBT and ETI Link plugs. 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 ETI Legato and Furutech connectors. Furutech GTX-NCF outlet. Oyaide R1 outlet.
Room Size (LxWxH): 21.5 x 15. 5 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: ASC Tube Traps in corners behind speakers. Real Trap damping panels on back wall.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Mostly acoustic jazz from the late '40s through the '80s. I particularly enjoy jazz guitarists. Also classical chamber music. I love the sound of a cello.
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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