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|neilium's plush-tone System|
|Last Update: October 10, 2002 at 13:05:31||IP Address: 220.127.116.11|
|Amplifier:||SEUL 6L6 amp (design from J.C. Morrison's "Fi Primer", with a couple of changes.) Pentode output with pentode driver = good cheap fun.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||37 linestage with parafeed transformer output.|
|Speakers:||Vandersteen Model 1's|
|CD Player/DAC:||Phillips CD-880 w/Audio Alchemy Dac-in-the-box w/homebuilt regulated power supply.|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Empire 208, Rega RB200 arm with new counterweight, Denon 103 cartridge. Monolithic PS-1. Experimenting with valve phono stage.|
|Other Source(s):||Mac w/Protools, tape deck, tuner|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||DIY copper foil tape spkr cables, homemade interconnects w/Cardas and Vampire RCAs|
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||none|
|Tweaks:||Brazilian sugarcane brandy, lime juice and a teaspoon of sugar shaken vigorously and served over crushed ice. Improved imaging, deeper bass, even the wife noticed.|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||12 x 11 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||The challenge of apartment dwelling|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Love old blues and jazz. Recently fond of electronica and Japanese clubpop. Learning more about classical, romantic, and baroque periods. Slap bass, smooth jazz, and 1812 overtures need not apply.|
|System Goals/Comments:||simple circuits. appreciation of classic designs and components. maximum joy for minimum outlay. an outlet for my tinkering.|
|System Strengths:||stays out of the way of the music. very pleasurable low-level listening (important in an apartment)|
(3/5/01) Addition of Wharfedale speaks: pretty much the same, just more of it.
with new linestage: just that much closer.
(10/10/02)Vandersteens and new amp - punchier, better bass, not quite as breezy as the 45 amp w/Goodman 201's, but, hey, I don't miss it at all.
|System Weaknesses:||ugly, ungainly size. I miss the days when I didn't care about these things.|
(3/5/01) Addition of Wharfedale speaks: Still ungainly, not as ugly, though.
(10/10/02) All the ugliness is now hidden in a beautiful old radio cabinet that some pervert gutted and left for dead. Much much better.
|Video/HT System: None|