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RegS's vinyl/SACD System
IP Address: Last Update: November 22, 2017 at 14:31:05
Amplifier: Custom-made parallel 45 valve (EML mesh pair per monoblock) SET monoblocks with Audio Note Kageki transformer, Black Gate and oil capacitors, (2 watts/ch) from Deja Vu Audio (2004).

amps located on floor, with isolation, between speakers
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Western Electric transformer coupled vintage preamp, customized by Deja Vu Audio, with 264C tubes and customized battery power (2008)

Dejavu custom made phono-preamp which incorporates an Audio Note S-8 step-up moving coil (2006)
Speakers: Custom-made Western Electric vintage 753c monitors with 713b driver, WE32a horn, WE 15" woofers and vintage super-tweeter (2007)

Rel Stentor sub (2004)
CD Player/DAC: EMM LAB XDS1 (2011)

Sonos zp-90 (2006) modified by Audiocon with Signature upgrade (2011). Connected to XDS1 via digital cable.

Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens 124 re-mastered turntable with Ortofon arm and Koetsu Rosewood cartridge, wall mounted with custom made maple shelf (2017)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker:

Jorma Design Prime to biwirable speakers (2006)

Varidig Sextet digital cable (2005) from Sonos zp-90 to Emmlab dac

Jorma Design Prime 1 meter interconnect (2006) from XDS1 to preamp,

Prana Cosmos (2006): 15' from preamp to monoblocks.

Hovland groove-2 (2003) from phono stage to preamp;
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Equi=Tech 7.5WQF basement wall cabinet subpanel supplying balanced power to dedicated circuits in both 2CH (four circuits) and HT (six circuits) systems- (2004).

Dedicated circuits use JPS Audio in wall AC cabling- 10awg (2007) and Oyaide RS-1 receptacles with SW-1 carbon covers (2007)

Power conditioners:

Acoustic Revive RTP-2 passive conditioners (2008) to each monoblock

Bybee Stealth Power Purifier v-2 (2012) to preamps and digital components

Power cords:

Sablon Audio Gran Corona (plus)power cords to all components (2011-2012)
Tweaks: HRS MXR (Burl Walnut finish) rack system with four shelves (2006) for preamp, dac, transport.

Critical Mass Systems Grand Master amp stands under monoblocks (2006)

Symposium rollerballs-grade 3, double stack (2001-2) under dac, transport, preamp,

Herbie tube dampers (2003) on tubes in amp monoblocks, preamp.

Acoustic Revive RGC-24 Ground Conditioner (2008)

Acoustic Revive Pulse Generator RR-777, pair, (2012)

Acoustic Revive REM-8 EMF Canceller (2008)

VPI 16.5 record cleaner (2002)

HRS damping plates on top of transport and DAC

Two pairs of Shakti Hallographs (2005)

Acoustic resonators (2005) and sugar cubes (2008)

High End Novum's Passive Multi-vocal Resonator (PMR). (2011)

HiFi Supreme fuses to monoblocks and preamp (2011)

WA Quantum Chips to speakers, power cords, monoblocks (2012)

Stein Music Speaker Match Plus- two pairs to bi-wired speakers (2012)
Room Size (LxWxH): 15' x 22' x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: Black Walnut wood-panelled music room which looks like an old-fashioned library. Constructed with double studs and Quiet Rock 545 on both sides (2007). Now using full complement of Tchang's Acoustic Resonators and Sugar Cubes with great success for room treatment.

Eighth Nerve Room pack (2003) and Acoustic resonators (2005) with good results.

Shakti Hallographs (2pairs) 2007
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): jazz, 60-70's, classical
System Goals/Comments: as close to relaxed natural music as possible
System Strengths: very relaxed, natural sounding, excellent staging, microdynamics. I have tried to focus my system so that I can listen to music enjoyably at night with low volume levels (IMS/IMO this improves as I improve the power supply).
System Weaknesses: Although I am very happy, especially with a larger room, at some point I will work on acquiring a quality music server.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: JVC RS 60 projector (2011)

122" wide Stewart Studiotek 130 screen (2007)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Meridian 861v6 (2011) av processor/DAC

Meridian HD621 HDMI audio processor (2009)

Audio Note P-1 tube amps for fronts and center.

bridged Mcintosh 7106 to rears (1995)
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mains: Altec horn driver (806A) with Altec 32a horn and 15" Altec 515B woofer
Center: horns as above with duo 12" Altec 414 woofers
JL Audio 212 sub-master (2009) and JL Audio 113 sub-slave (2007)
Sources (DVD/VCR): Bluray: Oppo BDP-103 (2012)

HDTIVO (2004)

Sonos audio system (2005) with 1 TB hard drive for music storage
Other HT Gear: Rives Audio level 3 designed room with double stud walls and Quiet Rock 545THX walls on both sides (STC-80)

Acoustic Revive RTP-4 passive conditioners (2007) and Audio Magic Transcendence (2005)

various Elrod and Sablon Audio Gran Corona cords
Comments on HT System: I started with this system first and eventually realized that i enjoyed listening to music more than watching movies.This HT set-up is a second system and is not quite as enjoyable musically as the above separate 2CH system, but very close. Also noted a huge improvement in the video quality with additon of balanced power supply. Now (2007), have separate theater room in basement (25' by 18' by 9')with total light control and seating for ten.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: golf, travel

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