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Adrian's Analogue System
IP Address: Last Update: November 25, 2018 at 06:26:37
Amplifier: Vacuum State Audio DPA300B to tweeter
Vacuum State Audio DPA300B to midrange
Mark Levinson ML27.5 to bass
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Vacuum State Audio RTP-3D
Accuphase F25 active crossover
Speakers: Bass: Classic Audio 1501-8 field coil 15" in Tatematu Onken reflex cab
Midrange: Classic Audio 6475 field coil compression midrange with 400 Hz Tatematu wood horn
Tweeter: Acapella TW-1S ion tweeter
CD Player/DAC: Lampizator Level 4 DSD DAC/Microrendu
Turntable/Phono Stage: Garrard 301 (schedule 1) with marble plinth and Red Beard Audio main bearing.
SME 3012 II with Analogue Tube Audio bronze bearing.
Ikeda 9TT cartridge
Other Source(s): Nagra T Audio with King/Cello tape preamp
Nagra IV-S with QBE
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: DIY teflon coated pure silver wire balanced interconnects
DIY pure silver foil in teflon speaker cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): CSE TX-1000 and TX-2000 Balanceformers
PS audio PS100 for turntable.
Belden 83803 teflon insulated power cables
Tweaks: CAD GC1
Room Size (LxWxH): 25 x 22 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Sloped ceiling with acoustic absorption, 2" fibreform filled cavity behind acoustic wood.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical: Orchestral, piano, operas
Folk, Jazz
System Goals/Comments: Concert level dynamics, life-like presence, low noise floor and low distortion.
System Strengths: Excellent macro- and microdynamics, pinpoint imaging, excellent presence, tonal accuracy.
System Weaknesses: Extreme sensitivity (110dB/W/M at midrange frequencies) renders any system noise audible. That means very quiet tubes and balanced connections are necessary.
Video/HT System: None

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