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mobiasloop's Mobias System
IP Address: Last Update: May 21, 2015 at 11:26:24
Amplifier: Luxman MB3045 designed by Tim de Paravacini (modified to use 6550) x 3 channels (left, right and center). Leach LTIM (100wRMS) power amps, Leach Doubled Barrel (SUPERAMP)300wRMS for sub woofs, Leach three way, 6db/octave discreet crossover network. These were described in Audio magazine as construction articles in the early 80s. SS amps only drive woofers.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Steve Bench 12AY7/6072-7308 cascode phono preamp, Morgan Jones Beta follower line amp. Leach Wide Bandwidth discreet Class A Preamp with phono preamp and Moving Coil Pre-preamp
Speakers: Gillum G3(110db/1w/1m). Gary Gillum worked with Paul Klipsch and then founded his own company. Home brew subwoofer: Thiel quasi butterworth No.3 alignment vented box with a QTS of .33 and a fs of 33HZ (98db/1w/1m).
CD Player/DAC: Panasonic Blue Ray, Toshiba HDCD player with Pacific Microsonics processors.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Techniques SP10 with Grace tone arm and Grado Prestige Gold cartridge (for variable pitch transcriptions), Presto Pirouette turntable (for 78, 45 (fixed pitch transcriptions) with Mayware Formula 4 tone arm-Grado G2 cartridge (with 78 and 45 replacement stylus) and a Bang & Olufsen tone arm with a SP12 cartridge.
Other Source(s): Ampex 300 with Inovonics constant hold back tension unit, AG440C with servo capstan and constant hold back tension.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: One foot of U.S. Navy shielded twisted pair, silver coated copper. The amps are at the speakers. I try to get cable out of the equation.I don't want to listen to cable.
Room Comments/Treatments: A work in progress.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, opera, jazz, film scores, folk, choral, country (if it's good) rock-a-billy. (NO HARD, ACID ROCK or RAP!) I like a full orchestra or band with accomplished musicians playing in one place at one time. I believe that recording should be an act of documenting a performance and not creating something that can only be achieved by multi tracking in a cold stale recording studio with one track and one mic per musician. The drummer comes in on Monday, the sax player can be here Tuesday and lay down his part ad nauseum and no one musician hears the complete monstrosity until it is all mixed in panned monophonic mess. Call me OLD SCHOOL! "....Advice is hard to give when dealing with an industry made up of gigantic egos wherein credentials are in short supply. Not only have we as a society lost sight of true musical culture (just examine the garbage that people listen to today) we have lost sight of the goal of music reproduction. Not until our industry begins to recognize that the primary goal is to capture REALITY, and the secondary goal is QUALITY, shall we get back on the proper track. The right questions are not being asked and therefore the answers are not forthcoming." James Bongiorno
System Goals/Comments: To enjoy music I love.
System Strengths: Very nice!
System Weaknesses: Would like to control room reflections better. I would also like to control my wife's vision of room decor which frequently and unfortunately is at great odds with my stereo equipment wishes.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Toshiba monitor. There is not much broadcast that I want to spend much time viewing. If I want to be entertained I rent or buy a DVD. I watch NOVA and FRONTLINE on PBS and support PBS.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Direct TV
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Electronics, sport bike motorcycles, building things with my hands.I'm a designer at heart.

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