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triode's main rig System
IP Address: Last Update: October 28, 2011 at 11:26:37
Amplifier: Lamm ML2 monoblocks with NOS Telefunken 12AX7 smoothplate inputs
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Cary SLP-05, with NOS Raytheon 6SN7WGTs and NOS Philips metal base 5AR4
Speakers: Avantgarde Duo Omega with Grand Prix Audio Apex footers, Cardas harnesses and Shunyata power cords (18 ohm, 107 dB sensitive with Alnico mids)
CD Player/DAC: AMR CD-77.1 with USB input for external digital sources.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Wilson Benesch Circle 'table, Wilson Benesch ACT 0.5 arm, Clearaudio Maestro cartridge, EAR 834P w/NOS Mullard CV4004
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Crystal Cable Micro
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Hydra 6, Grand Prix Monaco modular component stand and Monaco amp stands (all with GPA Apex footers), Shunyata, Cardas & Goldmund power cords, dedicated 20 amp line for subs & amps, dedicated 15 amp line for front end, all w/PS Audio PowerPort outlets.
Tweaks: RealTraps Mini Traps (4) and RoomTunes Corner Tunes (4)
Room Size (LxWxH): 19' x 14' x 9'4'
Room Comments/Treatments: Wall to wall carpet, plenty of racked LPs, leather chairs. Suspended floor (2nd story over garage).
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk, some classical.
System Goals/Comments: One day I will get a 'lifetime' analog front end...hard to imagine getting much more of what I want than where I am now.
System Strengths: Big Tone, palpability, involvement, soul, emotional communication, micro/macro dynamics, detail, tonal color/timbre, frequency range.
System Weaknesses: Ummm...made my previous girlfriend jealous. She turned out to be expendable.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung HLP-5063 (50' high def DLP)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Anthem AVM30 pre/pro, DirecTV HD DVR, Butler Audio TDB-5150 five channel hybrid tube/SS amp
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Definitive Technology Mythos 4 L&R and Mythos 3 center, Hsu STF-2 sub, no rears
Sources (DVD/VCR): cheap Sony Blu-Ray
Other HT Gear: IKEA rack, Synergistic Research power cords, MIT interconnects, Silver Sonic T-14 speaker cables, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner
Comments on HT System: Good solid system, given room/decor constraints.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I run my own investment advisory and expert witness practice, and am Director of an optical distribution firm.

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