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KellyG's Tubular Euphony System
IP Address: Last Update: August 08, 2018 at 19:49:52
Amplifier: Audio Electronics Sixpac Monoblocks.

Circuit type: Push-pull Class A /AB Triode.

Power Output: 50 Watts.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Electronics AE-3 DJH with Pope 6SN7GT tubes by Phillips Holland.
Speakers: Vandersteen 2Ce Signature with sand filled bases.

CD Player/DAC: Audio Research CD-3 MK2.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Nottingham Spacedeck with Spacearm. Lyra Argo i cartridge and Cary PH-302 phono pre with upgraded Jensen caps.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Cardas interconnects: Quadlink and Cross, Audioquest Bedrock speaker cable- bi-wired, Asylum power cords.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): D.I.Y. rack. Shelves custom made sandwich of Baltic birch and MDF. Richard Gray 600S power conditioner.
Tweaks: Hubbell outlets.
Room Size (LxWxH): 11 x 12 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Room is terribly small, but I have it heavily treated(commercial and Risch), giving me an intimate, rich sound that does not fatigue.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Alternative Rock: I like the older stuff, but I also like newer bands such as The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket and Porcupine Tree. I have an addiction to jam bands like Phish (the very best American band of all time) and The Grateful Dead, and also like jazz (Davis, Monk, Hubbard, Turrentine, and many others), acoustic guitar, movie soundtracks--particularly Angelo Badalamenti--and some soundscapes, industrial, and gothic (Nine Inch, Dead Can Dance, Bass Communion, Sigur Ros).
System Goals/Comments: I shy away from "analytical" sounding gear. The Cary tube gear is highly engaging and musical and compliments the realism and detail of my source components well.
System Strengths: Warm, musical, and emotionally involving. Vocals are incredibly lifelike; highs are unfatiguing; bass is suprisingly solid.
System Weaknesses: Speakers do not have room to reach their full potential. However, if they did, I would most likely need a more powerful amp.
Video/HT System: None

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