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|13th Duke of Wymbourne's Stately Music System|
|Last Update: October 16, 2001 at 22:45:22||IP Address: 188.8.131.52|
|Amplifier:||Presently using one amp per channel from a pair of Meridian M3 active speakers.|
DIY mono blocks to follow ..... eventually.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Deltec CTA80.|
Deltec (aka DPA Digital) from Wales, now sadly defunct. CTA80 was their first product of early eighties vintage.
|Speakers:||Quad ESL-57. Late model pair (serial #50k+)with removed stuffing and raised on rather stylish (if I may say so) DIY stands.|
|CD Player/DAC:||Wadia 830|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Linn LP12+Ittok+AT OC-9. LP12 is early eighties vintage with Lingo PSU and completely updated just one month before Cirkus kit announced. Dang!|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Speaker cables - ChrisVH CAT-5, full 27 pair ~ 5' long.|
Interconnects - twisted pair using Belden 1506 co-ax inner cores a la Jon Risch.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Equipment mounted on Tripod (older UK design) welded steel design. Modified to suspend all shelves from an inner-tube a la Suspense Rack/Siesmic Sink Stand.|
|Tweaks:||Experimenting with sand damping under components.|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Room is large with cathedral ceiling and solid floor. Speakers are placed well into room and listening position is far from back wall. No treatments.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||XTC, U2, REM, Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Talking Heads, 10,000 Maniacs, Lloyd Cole, Radiohead and many, many more.|
Baroque chamber music - Vivaldi, Corelli & Bach.
Classical - Mozart (of course), Haydn string quartets.
|System Goals/Comments:||To forget about the system and just enjoy the music. The quads make a really big contribution to the enjoyment of anything played through the system.|
|System Strengths:||Exciting but not fatiguing, brings out the best in all recordings so everything is enjoyable.|
|System Weaknesses:||Quad bass good quality, poor quantity.|
DIY dipole sub-woofer project coming one day....
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Interests - listening to music, sport, comedy and The Archers (UK radio soap).|
Occupation - RF IC designer.