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Mick Wolfe's Main System
IP Address: 68.104.214.203 Last Update: May 20, 2019 at 09:55:15
Amplifier: Line Magnetic 218IA integrated( 845 based SET)..Psvane 845 WE's, NOS Tungsram 12AX7's(pre)and Gold Lion or Psvane KT 88's(drivers), Bob Latino Custom Dynaco ST 70( 40-45 watts), nos 4024 Mullard or Brimar drivers. GL KT 88's, GL ( new re-issue) GZ34 rectifier, Russian oil cap upgrade.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Shindo Aurieges MM.
Speakers: Ohm 1000 or Klipsch Heresy III .. REL T2 sub
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Teac PD-H600 CDP into Line Magnetic 502CA DAC(RCA 12AU7 Cleartops)

Turntable/Phono Stage: Well Tempered Labs Amadeus/DPS power supply/ A23 mat/ Denon 103R retipped by ESCC( England)/Midas aluminum body/Zu 103 or Zu 103R/ Auditorium 23 SUT.... Phono cable..Cable Research Labs or Moray James turntable to SUT.....Shindo IC SUT to phono pre. Shindo Aurieges MM
phono stage
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cable Research Labs Bronze or Zu Mission Mk. 1 speaker cable .. Twisted Pair Design Foundation digital cable from Teac to LM 502CA. Morrow MA 5 IC( copper Eichmann's)or Moray James IC from Line Magnetic 502CA to pre-amp. TEO Game Changer from pre-amp to power amp. REL T2 hook-up via Signal Cable. Most importantly, however, a Hagerman FryBaby. A cable "cooker" is a much overlooked and underrated device.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Everything starts at an Audience Adept aR-2P-TO . Cerious Tech Graphene Extreme, Cullen, Mojo, Triode Wire Labs, AQ and Zu Event power cords used to power system components.
Tweaks: Custom made steel/maple equipment rack, custom made maple turntable base, Mike Kelly cable lifters, Black Ravioli isolation pads, 56 DIY ebony pucks distributed about the room, DIY ceramic bearing based footers, MSA footers under amp in main listening room. Mapleshade brass footers of various sizes used for damping, crystal kit from Econotweaks plus several orange calcite crystals in key locations.
Room Size (LxWxH): 11 x 11 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Room has a concrete floor. ATS acoustic panels, RoomTune EchoTunes plus a recently added entry level diffuser kit from SLRaudio. The ATS products are the real deal. The SLR offering is a good bang for the buck.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Blues,jazz,folk and world
System Goals/Comments: Musical and non-fatiguing with the ability to sound "real". ( program material is the key here ). A nice sense of ease is a plus as well. If a component is overly analytical, it will be asked to leave.
System Strengths: Reproduction of acoustic or smaller scale material was the system's forte until adding the Heresy's. Now all genres are invited to the party.
System Weaknesses: My small listening room.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Insignia 55" LCD
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Schitt Saga(NOS Raytheon 6SN7)/Schitt Loki / Classdaudio SDS 470C(upgraded PS and input caps) or Bob Latino ST 70.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Spatial M2 Turbo, Zu Omen Dirty Weekend or JBL Studio 580....2- HSU VTF-1 MK II subs
Sources (DVD/VCR): Samsung Blu-Ray, Roku(for Netflix, etc.)...Cox HD receiver
Cambridge CXC / Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11(Bolder mods)/ Grant Fidelity or Oyaide digital cable
Pandora 1 thru Bolder modded GF Tube Dac 11 ( NOS Tungsram 6922) from Dell laptop/W4S Recovery/Zero Zone power supply.... JMaxwell USB cable. Various footers under all of the above.

Other HT Gear: BrickWall, Pangea Octet and Supra Mains power conditioners. CRL, Zu and Mogami 2549 IC's ...CRL Blue Note or Zu mission 1 speaker cables . ...JMaxwell USB cable( from W4S Recovery to DAC ) plus several nice and inexpensive Redmere HDMI cables from Monoprice feeding LCD
Comments on HT System: Strictly 2-channel(2.1) and plan to stay that way
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Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Reading, movies, a bit of traveling, health club, cycling .... Focus Izalco Pro 1.0 ( 2011 ) Specialized Roubaix Comp ( 2004 )... road, Trek 7000...mtb), most sports in general..........Surveyor...retired

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