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NuTube's Primary Stereo System
IP Address: Last Update: October 17, 2008 at 16:38:06
Amplifier: Paraglow2 SET 2A3 parafeed (modified)max watt 2.5; for tweeter and Mid horn-custom chassis;Magnequest Cobalt 2004 jr.OPT.Mundorf Silver Caps.
Planned DRD 45 Star Chief for midrange duty.( in the works got screwed by Ron WelBourne (Labs) - saving to get replacement Ironsirons which never arrived).
Paramount 300B for mid bass
PP 807 Rebuildt from Eico HF 35. In pentode mode- Strapped as mono amp approx 70watt for sub woofer duty; All Nos tubes.
Adcom 555 ; for Apogees Altec 353a Peerless tranny for secondary system

Dahlquist LP-1 hi-lopass crossover. DRD 300B 8 watt
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Foreplay heavily modded. Totally custom copper/wood chassis; S&B TVC (as volume control(OCC copper wound) plus Bent Audio Vol. remote with 2 Seiden mono switches(BentAudio);V-Cap. ......
fed into Silk TVC custom built. Counterpoint SA7 Modded
Speakers: DIY custom cabinet design of Edgarhorn Titan; JBL 2440 with Fostex 925T; JBL2440/2441 alum diaphram; JBL 2240H 18 inch Seismic sub.All front loaded horns.
Apogee Duetta II sig; Straight 8s; ADS; James Ryan Sound Satelite and sub. etc

CD Player/DAC: APL modded SACD 1000; Denon DVM-1800;,; Sony 333es; Pioneer laser disc
Turntable/Phono Stage: Sota star sapphire 5; on roller bearings and 7inch high sand box.
Seduction phono with ccs upgrade vcap. Amorphous core stepup
ET2 with Shelter 901
other Cartridges: Koetsu Rosewood Signature; Sumiko BP 2;grado all on their own wands.
Other Source(s): Fisher Tube Tuner KM60 and Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Minimal di-electric and vibration:Litz hand braided;Pure cotton insulation large crystal copper wire. Sells Custom design by word of mouth/request.
Shielded version for certain application

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Soon BPT Balanced Power
VH Power cords
Tweaks: Various Vibration controls ; constrained layer platforms and various coupling and dampening devices.
Novibes-Custom Roller bearings Novibes using 4 metals brazed to create constrained layer foundation for dish .
Jon Risch power conditioner/FilterDIY.
Welborne Gate keepers

Custom tube dampers
Room Size (LxWxH): 22 x 18 x 16
Room Comments/Treatments: Need to improve..Home made sound columns and panels in the works
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Female voice-jazz; Instrumental Jazz particularly 50s- early 70s, standards;Barogue;sometimes orchestral Classical ;pre 80s classic rock and 'nostalgia'POP
International music...Recording is important!
System Goals/Comments: Musical; detailed without harshness;Presence;coherance. Ability to convey accurately a variety of music.Since SETs & Titans came into my home I have come so much closer to my goals.Very happy ..Listening more tweaking less!
I currently prefer front loaded multiway horns with low powered SETs driving mid range; All SET system now with Push Pull for Sub only;
System Strengths: Presence;Very musical and balanced sound; Plays orchestra with slam and girl with guitar with erie realism;Voices pianos and Trumpets are sonically true.Much improved with lower midbass intergration with seismic sub since using 4 amps one for each speaker component Quad-amping.

System Weaknesses: It has come to the point where I almost said none! You know you are not into this hobby if you believe that!
Controlling the last vistages of hum maybe; and darker background -Planning on Better cartridge;Tone arm rewire (self developed)

Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Dont need much for news and emergency broadcast
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon Pioneer
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): home made with sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): sony denon laser disc for concerts
Comments on HT System: average, documentary more than not a movie fan
For DVD concerts working on primary system with 20 inch Flat panel on coffee table
URL Link: http://wardsweb.org/tonyho/ (incomplete) or
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Family;ProductDesigner;Music enjoyment is my main pleasure in all this. Sharing music and system to a few close friends. Painting;Flyfishing;Cooking;Golf;Won at VSAC 2001 and 2003 for enclosure design
People that are unselfish; not egotistical;not ful

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