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Traddles's Main System
IP Address: Last Update: January 04, 2020 at 14:43:03
Amplifier: Hollow state: Marantz Model 8B, Marantz Model 9, McIntosh MC275, 2 x Quad II.
Solid state: GAS Ampzilla II, Quad 303, Quad 405-2, Marantz Model 15, Accuphase P-300, Adcom GFA-555 Mk. II, Quintessence Group Power Amp I.
Receivers: Tandberg Huldra 10, Tandberg TR 1010.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Hollow state: Marantz Model 7C, McIntosh C22, Audio Research SP9 Mk. II.
Solid state: Marantz Model 7T, Quad 33, Quad 44, GAS Thaedra, Accuphase C-200, Quintessence Group Preamp.
Speakers: Speakers: KEF 104aB, LS3/5a + AB1.
Headphones: Beyer DT-880 with homebrew crossfeed circuit.
CD Player/DAC: Accuphase DP-77, Oppo BDP-105EU.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD125 Mk. II with SME 3009, Thorens TD126 Mk. III with SME 3009/III, Lenco L75, Garrard 401 with three arms (SME 3500-12", Hadcock GH 242 SE & Rega/OL RB250) in homebrew plinth. An assortment of cartridges. Homebrew phono stage, Sowter transformers.
Other Source(s): FM tuners: Accuphase T-100, Tandberg 3001A, Pioneer F-9, Pioneer F-91, Sony ST-SA5ES, Quad FM3, Quad FM4, McIntosh MR78, Marantz 10B, Sansui TU-919.
Internet radio tuner: Tangent Quattro.
DRM tuner: Himalaya DRM 2009.
AM tuners: Quad AM3, RACAL RA 1772, JRC NRD-515, JRC NRD-535D, AOR AR7030+, Drake R8B, Collins 51J-3, Collins 51S-1, Redifon R551N, EAC R-390A/URR, National HRO-50T1.
4-channel decoders: Sansui QS-1, Sony SQD-2020.
Open-reel decks: Revox A77, TEAC A-3340S.
Cassette deck: TEAC V-450X.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Lamp cord/RG-174.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Homebrew racks & speaker stands.
Tweaks: None.
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 18' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Bookshelves (with books, LP's & CD's) line the walls.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Mostly classical. Some jazz, some blues, and some pop/rock.
System Goals/Comments: Good sound without breaking the bank (applies only to the solid-state gear).
System Strengths: Good sound without breaking the bank (applies only to the solid-state gear).
System Weaknesses: The tuner section might perhaps be improved by adding a Collins Audio Products DeLuxe AM/FM tuner... anyone got one they'd like to get rid of?
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung UE55ES7005.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Satellite receivers: SAB Sky 4700 HD, SAB Sky 4900 FTASC HD.
Two dishes: Triax TD-110DL & TD-88DL.
Rotators: 2 x Stab USALS HH120.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Samsung HW-F751 2.1
Sources (DVD/VCR): DVD player: Oppo DV-980H
BD player: Sony BDP-S350
VCR: Sony SLV-E130
Comments on HT System: With a live satellite HD transmission, the image quality is superb. Sound, while effective for movies, is not exactly hifi.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Other interests/hobbies: Post-WW2 Zeiss Ikon cameras, single-line Jalbert (parafoil) kites, Morse keys, hand planes, circuit theory, visual astronomy, espresso coffee, long-distance cycling, early keyboard instruments, damask weaving.
Occupation: Tweak

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