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3moons 's The Lounge System
IP Address: Last Update: October 30, 2007 at 05:31:38
Amplifier: Homebrew project using Heathkit iron, Acrosound TO-300 output transformers. Mullard 5-20 circuit. Long tail pair front end. I never grow tired of listening through this system. MAY be 20 or so watts. Tubes are used are 5V4, 6SN7's and different 6L6 types. 7027A for my taste now. Wired to take 6L6 types 7027A, KT66, 5881, 7581 and 6L6's. Choke input. RCA jacks, audio and feedback path uses Chimera Labs CCC copper, Holco resistors, polypropylene caps.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Homebrew linestage using Kimmel's Mu follower with 6CG7's/HEXFET's. Choke input, 3 chokes, NO resistors in the power supply. All polypropylene B+ caps, no electrolytics except in the filiment supply. Seperate power supply chassis, Holco resistors, polypropylene caps.
Speakers: JM Lab Daline 3.1. They couple very nicely in this small room.
CD Player/DAC: Denon DCD-1650AR CD player as transport.
MSB Digital Director Digital Switcher
Turntable/Phono Stage: Several DIY tables in the stables. Including a rebuild of a SONY TTS-3000 table with 12 inch DIY arm.
Other Source(s): 150 PLUS FM tuners to choose from.
Through the MSB Digital Director I have...
(COAX) Denon CD player/transport
(COAX) Panasonic S47 DVD player
(COAX) HDTV tuner
All switched through MSB digital switcher
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Vampire Wire CCC, Chimera Labs CCC wire. Blue Jeans Audio 75 ohm coax and 'other' for digital ICs.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Porter Ports in the walls. Two seperate circuit breakers. One wall for digital/video-APC brand filter. One wall for analog gear-Monster Cable brand filter. Always experimenting with homemade power conditioners, computer power conditioners and A/C cables. John Camille's generic snubber circuit installed in tuner/linstage/phono stage.
Tweaks: CCC type copper wire/ all polypropylene power supplies/ chokes and more chokes in the power supplies. Lead bags.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 x 10 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Corner tunes/foam/curtains/fabric couch/ and chair.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Most
System Goals/Comments: For my tastes, it can't get much better for ANY amount of money 8:-).
System Strengths: Liquid and smooth. I Can listen all night long and all day long.
System Weaknesses: Weaknesses???
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic 43' HDTV, the screen is covered with a thick cotton rug during music only listening.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: ONKYO TX-SR505
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Front: Paragigm MINI-MK III
Center: Polk PSW 250
Rear: M&K
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic DVD-S47 (great color saturation),
Panasonic DVR,
Panasonic VCR
Direct TV satellite.
Samsung HDTV tuner.
Other HT Gear: Onkyo 7.1 as a 5.1 in completely seperate system from two channel.
Comments on HT System: Not a bad compromise. Cozy man cave. Wife says there are too many remotes!
URL Link: http://members.aol.com/ppguru/den.jpg
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Retired/reading/exercise/healthy eating/audio electronics modifications/househusband to working wife.

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