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mlloyd1's Michael's stuff System
IP Address: 199.64.6.155 Last Update: August 23, 2018 at 14:16:55
Amplifier: Homebrew:
-Modified Borbely Servo 50 (JFET input, bipolar VAS, MOSFET outputs) biased to 15 W Class A
-Several headphone amplifiers (most are based on opamp driving monolithic or discrete buffers using multiloop feedback, and recently a new design from R.Marsh featured in Linear Audio mag)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): All Homebrew:
- sometimes use discrete JFET non-global feedback line driver
- sometimes use discrete JFET unity gain buffer
- sometimes use discrete JFET opamp (like fred forrsell design) with global feedback
- sometimes using AD744+AD811 hybrid
(depending on my mood)
all use either Jung super regulators or emitter followers buffering filtered references
Speakers: -KEF 104/2 [in Rosewood :-) ]
-Sennheiser HD598 Headphones
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: -Unmodified Sony CDP X779ES;
-Unmodified Onkyo C-7070
-Cambridge Audio DAC Magic Plus
-HTC 10 Phone
Turntable/Phono Stage: - Denon DP47F
- Audio Technica AT440MLa (moving magnet)
- Shure V15MR(moving magnet)
- various homebrew solid state RIAA Stages (some my own designs & a recent one designed by PMA)
Other Source(s): -Onkyo Tuner T4700
-Sony Cassette Tape Deck TCK611S
-Aiwa Cassette Tape Deck F770
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: -Kimber 8TC cable (for speaker and internal power wiring)
-Homebrew Interconnects
-Special very low capacitance coax for turntable to preamp interconnect (since I used moving magnet cartridges exclusively)
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): MONSTER Power Conditioner HTPS7000MKII
Tweaks: way too many to mention.
:-)
most electronics is homebrew or modified
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): LIVE: almost anything!
RECORDED:jazz (real and smooth), classical, R&B (early 80's and prior), Rock (late 70's and prior), folk
System Goals/Comments: make me feel good when I listen
System Strengths: lots of homebrew and mods give me good sonic return on my invested dollar
System Weaknesses: -System is in unfinished basement
i.e. bad acoustics
-Low WAF for homebrew gear
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: LG 55" LED HDTV
LG 65" LED TV
Sources (DVD/VCR): DVDs - Some Samsung and Sony cheapie units; nothing special
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Yes, I AM an Electrical Engineer (and proud of it! :-) )

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