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hurdy-gurdyman's Getting there System
IP Address: 174.25.146.94 Last Update: November 21, 2020 at 11:12:41
Amplifier: Reisong Boyuu MT-88 mkII tube integrated amplifier,1979 Vector-Research VR-5000 receiver (used as tuner only),Rythmik Audio Direct Servo amp for sub-woofers.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): phono stage IAMNOBODY T12 phono preamp
Speakers: Electro-Voice 12TRXC drivers in homemade 4.4 cu in bass reflex enclosures. H-frame OB 15" sub-woofers using Hawthorne Audio IB-BAD Eminence built prototypes crossed @ 50 Hz.
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Jolida JD-100 CDP
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rek-O-Kut Rondine B12 w/massive plinth with wooden Grado Micro Control tonearm/Grado Blue cartridge, Black Widow tonearm, ADC-LXM cartridge. Garrard Lab 80 w/modded headshell adaptor to allow for precise cartridge adjustment w/ Shure V15 RS cart or Grado G-1+, Thorens TD-145 w-Shure M91E for backup
Other Source(s): Pioneer CT-W604RS cassette deck, DBX 150 studio noise reduction, Tascam 133 cassette recorder, Aiwa AD-WX808 cassette deck w/DBX, Realistic TR-3000 R2R, DBX 224, DBX 222, TEAC A-3340s R2R with two DBX 150 type 1 and/or type 2 noise reduction,Musysic MU-P212FX powered mixer, several condenser mics.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 10 foot pair of My Audio Cables MAC CuS gold banana termination, MAC Ultra-Silver+ Sound Pipes IC's, Monster Cable Interlink 400 MkII Advanced Bandwidth Balanced Audio Interconnects.
Tweaks: Acrylic turntable platter for Garrard Lab 80 mk-I transition, Chinese record weight.
Room Size (LxWxH): 14 x 13 x 8' peak
Room Comments/Treatments: Large vinyl record shelf unit (almost full), bookshelves, carpet and clutter.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Folk: Celtic, Maritime, Old Time & Blugrass; Jass, slow Blues, Reggae, Rock: Heavy Metal, Oldies/Vintage,Classic Rock.
System Goals/Comments: Improve as finances permit. Would like a tube line/phono preamp. Would love a vintage tube integrated.
System Strengths: Great bass, high efficiency speakers (100 dB/1/w 1/m) Great dynamics
System Weaknesses: Treble could be a bit more extended.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Dell wide screen desktop monitor.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Above stereo system.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Above stereo system
Sources (DVD/VCR): JVC XV-N412 DVD, Sanyo VCR, and for desktop viewing a Dell desktop w/ windows 10 and DVD player built in.
Comments on HT System: system always being updated and tweaked as finances (rarely) are available.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Musician. Play Celtic and Old Time, folk, Maritime, and 19th century Cilvil War and Minstrel songs on eight different instruments and sing. Also Build musical instruments like the hurdy-gurdy and mountain dulcimer. Am involved in historical reenactments.

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