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knotscott 's Basement System System
IP Address: Last Update: December 17, 2020 at 14:09:10
Amplifier: Stromberg Carlson ASR-120 (10-12 watts from four 6V6 output tubes)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): OSD Audio Preamp 1
Speakers: Merlin 3B+
CD Player/DAC: Toshiba
Turntable/Phono Stage: Garrard Type A70 MkII modified with a Marantz tonearm and Vivid Line stylus, and custom cherry plinth.
Other Source(s): Garrard 40B with Empire SLM-444 bonded elliptical stylus
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: junk
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): none
Tweaks: none
Room Comments/Treatments: concrete slab with carpet
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): most
System Goals/Comments: Picked up the amp for $10 and refurbed it for another $10. Picked up the Merlins for free and refoamed them for $30. Was given the Garrard Type A70, did the mods and the plinth.
System Strengths: This was an amazingly cheap system with equally amazing sound. Well under < $100, yet is better sounding than most "good" systems. It plays surprisingly loud with 10-12 watts from the Stromberg Carlson tube amp.
System Weaknesses: Not optimized, poorly setup
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Woodworking, speaker building, tube amp/guitar amp buiding, PC building, water skiing

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