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Chris Garrett's Betsy System
IP Address: Last Update: August 15, 2018 at 14:25:32
Amplifier: George Wright Mono 8 300B monoblocs with JJ 300Bs, Sylvania 6DN7 driver tubes and various Mullard GZ-32s/GZ-34s and Sylvania 5V4 rectifiers.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Blue Circle BC-3.1 Galatea PSU upgrade with various vintage 6DJ8 type tubes.
Speakers: 1974 Klipsch Cornwall Is with vertically mounted horn tweeter/midrange drivers, 15' woofers in oiled walnut cabinets.
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-1 on Final Labs Daruma II 3 cup/bearing footers. Sold the Dodson 217 MkII D after 5 years of on/off use.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Kuzma Stabi in Oak w/external PSU and Kuzma Stogi Reference arm.

Sonic Frontiers Phono 1 Special Edition with early Siemens Falcon logo 6DJ8s.

Currently running a Transfiguration Spirit, but have a Lyra Lydian B as backup.
Other Source(s):
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cables: Siltech LS-38s on added Vampire Wire heavy binding posts for the Cornwalls, but I also have Vampire Wire ST-III copper cables. STEALTH PGS between the Wrights and BC, SCD-1 and BC and a special PHONO PGS betweeb the SF Phono 1 SE and BC. AC cords are now some basic Harmonic Technology AC 11s and NBS AC III/Serpent IIs.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Most SOURCE gear plugs into a PP300, the AMPs and the TT's PSU plug into a Chang CLS 6400.
Tweaks: Final Labs Daruma II 3s, DH Cones, AudioQuest rubber pucks and wooden squares, all at times on a shakey Salamander 5.0 rack.
Room Size (LxWxH): 15 x 17 x 15
Room Comments/Treatments: Filled with couches so not the most accurate.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Alternative, Electronic, Reggae, Classical, Rock and Jazz
System Goals/Comments: Just wanted to revamp my 14 yr. old Hafler/ESB rig.
System Strengths: Decent, good valued mid level system put together for about 70 cents on the retail $$$.
System Weaknesses: Just rearranged room to open up space and get couches out of the way. A shame, as this is the major weakness. Sounds much better this way but practicality is now an issue, hope nobody minds!!!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung 40" 4k jobbie, OTA antenna, no cable.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR 891 (3rd one) DD/DTS receiver 105w x 5, 6 channel inputs.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Paradigm CC450, Studio 20s for Mains, ADP 170s and PS1200 sub.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Play Station 3, 80GB SACD version.
Other HT Gear: Some old Panasonic craptastic VCR that I've been too lazy to throw in the dumpster.
Comments on HT System: Not too bad for a mass market cheap-ish stuff.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Target shooting & reloading ammo, spear & rod fishing, sports etc.

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