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Story's "Uncle Steve" System
IP Address: Last Update: July 07, 2019 at 03:16:42
Amplifier: Main: Kinergetics KBA-75 Class A, Quad 405 w/updates, CJ-MV75a, 2-Dynaco Mk3 w/mods, Hitachi HMA 7500 mk2 (love those meters)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Transcendence (with my mods including Black Gates & Tungsram 12AU7 NOS tubes, the best)
Speakers: Main: Quad ESL 57's w/normal grill cloth, new rectifier boards, 4 original bass panels 2 replacement mid/tweeters from QSR&D 1990 (2 subs for 25-70Hz, passive)
System 2: Mission 770's (TOTL 1990's)
CD Player/DAC: Rotel RCD 990, RCD 971, mini TDA-1543 Starting Point Systems (dam close to analog)
Turntable/Phono Stage: AR 'The Turntable' w/Magnepan Tonearm, VPI Scout, LT-22 linear tracker.
My own design phono stage design running tubes (12sl7&12bz7), no feedback, measured flat 1/2 db 20-20k
Other Source(s): NOS Accuphase AC-2, ADC ZLM, about 20 others.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Various flavors.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): yes, lots of associated stuff. And most importantly, earplugs to keep my 15K+ hearing intact when using anything above 90 db - there are just too many things in this world that qualify.
Tweaks: Many. Oransi dust filters/ionizers are essential.
Room Comments/Treatments: I like deep bass, filigree and lace.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All kinds
System Goals/Comments: Goal? Just listen without much fussin'. There are NO better sounding speakers than the Quads unless you spend 50k and have the room and equipment
System Strengths: Stimulation of pleasure which is the main objective - if you screw with it all the time, this alone tells you something is wrong.
System Weaknesses: Occasional cleaning/tweaking. Ears - good to just over 15k because I have used ear protection my whole life.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Just the basics
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Player of guitar, drums, bass, flute, clarinet, sax, and a whole bunch more - and I'm not a hack - I used to own a music store for many years; taught lessons, repaired instruments; played on a few recording sessions; designed, repaired and do mods on all kinds of equipment

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