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bcowen's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: October 24, 2017 at 16:08:53
Amplifier: Art Audio Jota HC, ~21wpc SET stereo amp. KR 300BXLS output tubes, Mullard CV378 rectifiers, Amperex 6922's and RCA 12BH7A's.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Gill/Art Audio Alana Mk 4 with built-in Art Vinyl Reference phono stage. Telefunken 6DJ8's, RCA Cleartop 6FQ7, Volshod (rocket logo) 6N1P-EV's (phono section)
Speakers: Tekton Lore, custom crossovers and wiring
CD Player/DAC: Cary Audio DAC-100t, Tungsram 6922's
Cambridge Audio CXC transport
Wyred4Sound Remedy Reclocker w/AMB linear power supply (replaces stock wall wart)
Shiit EITR and laptop for streaming (Tidal lossless)
Turntable/Phono Stage: Nottingham Ace Space 'table
Ace Space Arm
Wave Mechanic motor controller
Pete Riggle VTAF
Zu DL-103 Mk2, Koetsu Black Goldline, Benz Wood L2, Benz MC-SCHEU, Grado Reference cartridges
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: AntiCable speaker
Stealth PGS and Shunyata Aries interconnects
Zu Event and Oyaide DR-510 S/PDIF cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Shunyata Hydra 2 (2 of them) w/Venom HC cords
Furutech e-TP60 (rewired with double runs of Neotech PCOCC wire)
Shunyata Cobra Digital PC
Shunyata Defender
AntiCable Level 2 and 3 power cords, both reterminated with Furutech FI-11(CU) connectors
Zu Event PC
Two DIY power cords, one with Neotech NEP3002 cable and the other with NEP3003, both with Furutech FI-11(G) connectors.
AudioDharma Anniversary Edition Cable Cooker
VPI 16.5 RCM
DIY Ultrasonic LP cleaning system

Tweaks: Neuance shelves on SolidSteel racks
50's/60's NOS tubes in everything (except the KR 300BXLS tubes in the amp)
Walker Audio Valid points
Room Size (LxWxH): 19 x 17 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Fat cat usually in the middle of the floor
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Everything but rap
System Goals/Comments: Musicality
System Strengths: The 98db sensitivity of the Lores lets the ~21 watts of the Jota pretend it's a muscle amp and play at rock concert levels.

Fun and enjoyable to listen to even with marginal recordings.
System Weaknesses: Lacks audiophile-ness which is why it's fun and enjoyable to listen to even with marginal recordings
Video/HT System: None

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