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audioman4's Tube system with Authority!! System
Last Update: February 19, 2003 at 10:22:26 IP Address:
Amplifier: Sonic Frontiers SFS 80 with upgraded KT90
NOS EI tubes from Upscale Audio. Rated conservatively at 80 watts per channel... individual tube biasing.. Silver stainless chassi with Gold front plate.. Upgraded Cardas binding posts and NOS input tubes..
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio Research LS-7 Silverface.. Upgraded Furutech Detachable Iec with Our Custom Audio LLC Reference Gold Power cord. Infini caps and Upscale Audio NOS tubes 6dj8...from Russia.
Speakers: Mirage M5si... Beautiful in Black piano Gloss...Bi-Polar design...
CD Player/DAC: Classe CDP.3 silver face with xlr and dig out.. HDCD cap... Dual 20 bit burr brown dacs... no tweaks Custom Audio LLC Reference power cords
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P3 with RB 300 arm and Garrott k3 cart.
Clearaudio Phono Stage .. Mitchell Record clamp with Custom Audio LLC Silverline Isolation points.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables... Wireworld Silver Eclipse II with Silver spades
Interconnects.. MIT 330 cvt and Phonograde from Phono pre to preamp. Alpha core MI2 interconnects from preamp to amp and from Classe cdp to preamp
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dual Dedicated 15 amp lines with double ground and shielded internal wiring.. to ps audio outlets. Lovan Classic racks with trisolation points and isolation footers ...racks filled with glass bead.
Tweaks: Custom Audio LLC Silverline Isolation points and vibropods under the cdp... dampened tone arm lift on the RB 300 and a Titanium heavyweight on the stub. Custom Cable elevators Similar to Audionut..
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 15 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Hardwood floors on concrete slab, Wool handknotted area rug.. One 3 person sofa..
Pictures on walls have dynamat behind them to avoid resonance.. Echobuster Phase 4 corner treatments and 4 Echobuster 2x4 echo reducers..treatments yet...
room is somewhat lively... but nice.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Slow rock, Dave Matthews, Tool, Led Zepplin, Page plant, Regge, Counting Crows..
Old funk, Tower of power.. The Police, very eclectic mix.. Mostly vinyl and 500 cds or so..
System Goals/Comments: Love the depth and width of the soundstage..
want to improve the turntable tweeking and get it dialed in... this is a rig that I can and do listen to for hours.. very musical and good for most music I listen to.
System Strengths: Excellent imaging.. with the Mirages about 4 feet from the wall and about 8 feet apart, the soundstage is deep and wide.. the musical placement is excellent and the highs are never glarring.. Mirage are laid back.. They do require alot of power and the Sonic Frontiers SFS 80 dialed in with the kt90 tubes really gives all the current needed...
I still cant believe some of the things I hear and feel with this rig!! I love to look and listen to it!
System Weaknesses: Not enough time to listen!!
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: 36 inch sony xbr
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: B and K Reference 20,
2, 2 channel Aragon 8002 amps, and 1 pair of
Aragon Palladiums Xlr
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mirage Om9s for rt and lt, and OMC2 for center channel... Rears are Mirage M490s...
Sub is Velodyne f1200 x
Sources (DVD/VCR): dvd.. Pioneer Elite dv 47a, sacd, dvda
and hsu 560 vcr mitsu.
Krell kav 300 cd player
Other HT Gear: Monster Power hts 3500... Custom Audio Power cords, Transparent and mit interconnects...
Comments on HT System: This system will scare you!! Goobs of power and super detail.. It will definately damage the hearing if that is your goal.. Otherwise, it is very enjoyable and my solid state section is beautiful with a Krell kav 300 cd and the Monoblocks driving the Mirages..
URL Link: http://cgim.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/vs_user.pl?Audioman4&1&listmine&3&4&zzAudioman4&zzbiYjHmFL71HdE
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Interests include Cars, Racing, Spending time in my home... Riding with the top down..
My dog and girlfriend...
I own an up and comming audio company,
Custom Audio LLC... we are at www.customaudio.biz
happy listening,

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