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Larry I 's Name? I don't even name pets. System
IP Address: Last Update: December 31, 2013 at 11:40:55
Amplifier: Audio Note Kageki (parallel 2a3 SET);
Custom-rebuild of a Western Electric 133A amp (transformer inputs, four 348 tubes and four 349 output tubes)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Emotive Audio Epifania or
Mark Levinson Ref. 32 or custom built preamp using 310 and 311 tubes and Western Electric input and output transformers); ViVa Fono (phonostage)
Speakers: SAP J2001 - twin (two 12-inch paper cone woofers in Jensen-Onken bass reflex cabinet, horn midrange mounted in free air, and fostex bullet supertweeter mounted in free air). Recently modified by changing out midrange horn with Western Electric 713b horn driver.
CD Player/DAC: Naim CD555; Naim NDS server and Naim CD ripper
Turntable/Phono Stage: Basis Vector Mk.5 Vacuum, Basis motor controller, Vector arm, Lyra Titan cartridge, Transfiguration Orpheus L cartridge,Mark Levinson Ref. 32 built-in phono stage or
Viva Fono (tube phonostage)
Other Source(s): Magnum Dynalab Etude tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: NBS Monitor II or Audionote Sogon
XLO Reference, Hovland (turntable), 4 meter Audionote Sogon interconnect between preamp and amp
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Furman, Shunyata Hydra
Stax SR007 Omega2 headphone, Blue Hawaii SE headphone amp/energizer, Zoethecus stand, Symposium shelves, Symposium Ultra platform
Tweaks: Yamaha DSP-1 and four KEF speakers for ambiance synthesis.
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 15 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Room opens onto another 15 x 8 space. Use stacked pair of 16' ASC tubetraps in one corner, Audiocarpet diffuser on front wall between speakers.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical/Jazz/Rock/Blues
System Goals/Comments: Currently running the "Western Electric" preamp (modern rebuild using old parts, remotely controlled volume) to the Western Electric rebuild amp (i.e., fully 600 ohm transformer coupled)--most of the open, transparent and lively sound of my SET amp, but with more fleshed out bass.
System Strengths: Clarity and realistic dynamics of horn-based systems
System Weaknesses: Lack of very deep bass response (who cares?)
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 70" Qualia rear projection (SXRD chipset-- version of LCOS technology)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha DSP-1 and 4 KEF surround speakers used for sound system only (not hooked up to TV)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): None
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer laser disc player
Pioneer Elite DV-47A DVD player
Comments on HT System: Not into home theater sound. Looking to upgrade RPTV set in the future (hoping Sony introduces Qualia RPTV)

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