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anumber1's home System
IP Address: Last Update: December 26, 2015 at 08:22:55
Amplifier: Heathkit W5-M amps that have been rebuilt and modified. Revised power supplies, Mullard EL37 output tubes, GZ34 rectifiers and Amprex 12AU7's in the front end.

DIY Knight based single ended EL84 headphone amp with output transformers for use with my 32 Ohm cans.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): ARC SP6
Speakers: Altec/Lansing "Iconic" 846A with improved crossovers and added bracing/dampening.

Headphone collection includes: Sony 7506, Senn HD-580, Grado SR-125, AKG 701s and Koss Pro 4AAs.
CD Player/DAC: Sony DVP-NS755V SACD/DVD player as a transport, DiyParadise Monica2 outboard DAC. Using a B&K regulated, lab grade power supply to power the Monica2. Using the Sony's outputs for SACD use and the digital out to the Monica2 for RBCD to two separate inputs of my preamp.
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI HW-19 Mk III equipped with springs instead of the pucks in the suspension, SME 309 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black phono cartridge, SME/VdH interconnect. Hagerman Cornet2 with upgraded coupling caps and NOS tubes (Brimar 5Z4G rectifier, Mullard, Blackburn built, ECC83/12AX7's. Raytheon "windmill getter", black plate 12AU7)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: AQ type 4 speaker wire, Belden 83292, mil spec silver conductor coax terminated with Neutrik ProFi jacks, old Cardas Time & Space between SACD outputs of the Sony NS-755V and Preamp, Belden 89259/Neutrik ProFi jacks between Digital out of Sony NS-755V and Monica2 DAC.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated 20 amp circuit. Tripp lite surge strip.
Tweaks: Blu Tak judiciously placed inside cheap black plastic Sony to make it feel like it weighs something, mostly so I don't push it around on the shelf by pressing the 'eject' button.
Room Size (LxWxH): 15' x 15' x 11'
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 60's, early 70's Rock,50's &60's Blues,50's & 60's Jazz, folk, some 'adult' contemporary stuff.
System Goals/Comments: Warm with good highs, listen all day!
System Strengths: Sharp image, great Midrange, Lifelike vocals.
System Weaknesses:
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Magnavox 27" CRT for now, rubbing my nickels together for a 42" or better LCD/Plasma/new TV.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: ARC SP-6A preamp that has been completely rebuilt. Amps are rebuilt Dynaco MkIVs with the Wavelength/Triode Electronics driver boards.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Rebuilt and refurbished EPI 100s
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba 3960 DVD player/disposable overhyped POS, Thorens TD125 MkII deck/ADC LMF-1 arm/Grace F9E cartridge for my Family room record player.

Motorola HiDef cablebox/DVR piped through an Entech NumberCruncher DAC due to the abysmal quality of the analog outs of the POS cablebox.
Other HT Gear: Slim Devices Squeezebox
Comments on HT System: 2 channel simplicity for the living room
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Locomotive Engineer by trade, all around tinker.

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