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B. Scarpia 's Hand Made System
IP Address: Last Update: June 22, 2021 at 20:33:22
Amplifier: Mullard 5-20 circuit Mono Blocks updated to 4-60 KT-88
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): JE Labs 76 circuit updated, especially the power supply, designed by Steve Brown
Speakers: Walnut veneered 4 Pi with latest True Catenary H290C Wave Guides and Crossover, perched on sand boxes
CD Player/DAC: Death Before Digital!
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Traveler/ZYX R50 Bloom *Now with Soundsmith Boron/CL Re-tip*
Cinemag 6440 AH Step-up Transformers
Steve Brown Caravaggio, RCA type
equalization, Allen Wright inspired tube regulated power supply
Other Source(s): None
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: White Lightning and Darwin
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Solid walnut and maple DIY rack on brass cones.
Tweaks: EAR soft feet under low level components, ebony under amps
1 1/2" maple slab under TT isolated from wall mount with cork/felt pads
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 x 15 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: 4- 24"x48"x2" Owen's Corning fiberglass panels on 2" wall stand-offs
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical,Jazz, Rock n' Roll
System Goals/Comments: Music
System Strengths: sounds like my recollection of 50 years playing in symphony orchestras and listening to live Jazz
System Weaknesses: My place is a dump
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 42" Vizio
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: 20 Watt Pingmin T-amp I had the Taiwanese maker build with upgraded parts like Wima's
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Dayton B-652 Air
Sources (DVD/VCR): Cheapest Samsung
Comments on HT System: Adequate to make orchestral You Tube Vids come alive
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Woodworking

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