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DHCSloan's Valve freak all the way. What are transistors. System
Last Update: April 04, 2001 at 10:21:35 IP Address:
Amplifier: Audio Innovations Second Audio- twin mono-blocks, all valve. 15W per amp, Class 'A'
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Innovations Series 200, all valve. Heavily modified.
Speakers: Castle Severn Mk2
100W at 8 ohms, 89db sensitivity
CD Player/DAC: Micromega Stage 6 CD Player
Turntable/Phono Stage: Cartridge Man MM. Tabriz Zi Tonearm
Avid Volvere turntable
Other Source(s): FM Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audionote An-S Silver litz interconnects
Audionote An-Sp Silver 15 strand speaker cable
Tweaks: All cathode by-pass capacitors replaced by blackgates. All signal capacitors replaced Audionote Silver foil in paper/oil caps.
Volume control replaced by stepped attenuator.
PSU electrolytics replaced by Cerafine equivalents.
Mods apply to all amps except volume control.
Room Size (LxWxH): 13ft x 12ft x 8ft
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, light opera. Middle of the road pop. Country music.
System Goals/Comments: Reasonally satisfied at moment. But hope to have SME IV tonearm by end of year. Hope to build Audionotes pre-amp kit next year, incorporating audiophile mods.
System Strengths: Its valve/tube....what more can I say
System Weaknesses: Tonearm and pre-amp
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic 24in Wide Screen
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Sky Digital Receiver
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic VCR
Comments on HT System: Provides good quality terrestial and Satellite TV
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Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Photography
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