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martin poulin's after 3 year System
Last Update: August 25, 2003 at 14:39:05 IP Address:
Amplifier: Diy 300bamp (417a WE choke load to tj meshplate 300b) all regulated psu

a zen like class a set (6922 rc to el84 in triode operation) clclc filtered

A kenwood XXX 70watt rms (used only for movie)

diy headphone amp (wcf, 6922based, unity gain ,

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): 3in1 preamp, (passive switchable active to 5687 srpp or 5687 un current sourced gnd grid) all regulated
Speakers: TDL rtl3, as movie speaker...great bass

a big fun enclosure(sand filled with EX4 driver JUST 250lbs of pure sound!!!

Grado sr225

CD Player/DAC: Luxman d-105U, modified dac, psu, damping ctl
Turntable/Phono Stage: Marantz XXX(modified chassit some vibration improvement and more weight.)

diy riaa preamp based on 2 stage 6922( classical circuit)

A stand of woods fill with sand and sit on tennis ball for a very good isolation control.

Cell is a Grado prestige black

I have 2 riaa preamp
A- modified riaa from the preamp marantz 3200 is an active one with transistor
B- diy tube(6922 run at 11 and 13 MA on 200V)
This is a passive one

Other Source(s): Tape deck Marantz
Dynaco fm3 (hightly modified, enhanced output stage with 12au7, all resistor are metal film, foil capacitor...)

DVD toshiba sl1600, lightly modified (remove buffer and add mkp coupling capacitor)

Tuner marantz

theses 2 have bigger caps in psu and tantalum caps in coupling

As every one, a computer for some mp3(before buy cd)

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker wire is diy cat-5
from www.tnt-audio.com

RCA cable are the classic belden 89259

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Brick based table!!!!!!
Tweaks: 75ohm terminaison on coax out of a cd player, try this!!!
Room Comments/Treatments: none, baseground
just carpet on floor (wood)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, vocal, blues, classical and rock(sometime)
System Goals/Comments: To reach the impossible,or be the closest of,have a system that sound like real orchestra in a good concertroom (all the way)
System Strengths: Quality/price ratio.
nothing esoteric but only a good sound(to my hear...)


System Weaknesses: Leak of bass below 30Hz (probably due to an too large room and 8inch lowther with only 1mm excursion...
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Projector 3m mp8630(yet and old one but at 500$cad,it`s a big deal)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: none
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): never surround!!!!
Other HT Gear: Vcr with some modification to audio section:
the original buffer op-amp are now a pair of ad-825. film coupling caps.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Full time student at university
passion for old car (I have an triumph spitfire )

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