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Jeffrey Wee's Superlp12 System
Last Update: December 28, 2002 at 09:57:31 IP Address:
Amplifier: Audiospace AS9mkIII mono block(EL34 tube)-38wts in triode/75 in ultra linear(switchable while still powered on)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audiospace 3.1 tube pre -tubes all changed to Telefunken NOS ECC82,ECC83
Speakers: Avalon Monitor with original stand. Placement based precisley on the 'golden ration' as mapped out from the Cardas site.
CD Player/DAC: None
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP12/Cirkus Upgraded/Lingo/Ekos II/Arkiv B/ Alnic H1500 full tube phonoamp with outboard tube power supply
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Diy twisted pair silver plated biwired speaker cable/Diy twisted pair pure silver/gold IC from preamp to poweramp/Diy twisted pair pure silver/gold IC from phonoamp to preamp/Hovland MG2 tonearm cable from tonearm to phonoamp. Internal input wiring changed to pur silver wire.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): All power cords and the distributor from unbranded local designer/All equipment sits on 3 downward pointing special wooden cones which sits on 3 special wooden cubes which then sits on a layer of plywood with another set of 3 wooden cones and wooden cubes below it. The turntable sits, in addition to the cones, cubes and plywood, sits on a Target tunrtable stand that is originally meant for wall mount. Another plywood sits on the upturn spikes for leveling purpose. The base of the tt stand is couple directly to the ceramic floor with 3 sharply pointed metal cones. The speaker stands are weighted down with heavy metal plates and packs of lead shot to increase coupling to the floor.
Tweaks: Sonic Enhancer (for 'magnetic field control')is place atop each speaker. Special ground wires connected via crocodile clips in a special contraption attached to nonconductive part throughout the system. All the individual ground wires ends at the mains earth wire point at the wall socket. These special ground treatment is designed to clean up the environment which audibly and significantly inmprove the clarity and transparency of my system.
Room Size (LxWxH): 4m x 3m x 3m
Room Comments/Treatments: frontwall and initial 1.2m pasted with Sonex accoustic foam.Floor covered with thin syntetic carpet(from IKEA). 2 side wall with satin curtain. Backwall and ceiling bare.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical from the 50's and early sixty's(largely from the Classic Reissues) with some early jazz recording and occassionally some pop recording.
System Goals/Comments: To strike a balance between details and emotional involvement.
System Strengths: Dynamic, Good focus, soundstage and dept. Clarity and transarency. Details with good defination of in-between spaces. Good PRAT.
System Weaknesses: Due to room size width soundstage is somewhat restricted. Extremely small sweetspot.
Video/HT System: None
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