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John DeVore's home Big Rig System
IP Address: Last Update: March 25, 2008 at 13:43:51
Amplifier: Audio Research VT-130 SE or Audio Note P-3 Silver Signature
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Modified Counterpoint SA-5000A or Mod Squad Phono Drive Deluxe
Speakers: DeVore Fidelity gibbon Super 8, or various prototypes
CD Player/DAC: Playstation/Pioneer Elite DV-47A DVD/DVD-A/SACD player/Wadia 2000 DAC modified
Turntable/Phono Stage: DeVore Fidelity modular table/ SME IV.Vi/ Lyra Parnassus mk.1 and SME 3012/EMT XSD-15 (stereo) and XOD-25 (mono)
Other Source(s): Luxman T-12 Tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker cables various/ Magnan Vi, Audio Note interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): VPI HW-16.5
Tweaks: careful set-up
Room Size (LxWxH): 13.5 x 16 x 8.5
Room Comments/Treatments: very well balanced room, spectacular soundstage/nice rug, no sheetrock (real plaster/lathe)
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Everything/ mostly vinyl
System Goals/Comments: mostly for recreational listening, also used as secondary design/refine rig after work system
System Strengths: effortless transparency and image focus, highly 3-dimentional.
System Weaknesses: System optimized for analog playback. Room leans slightly towards the warm side.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony 20 inch
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: B&K Reference 50/ Reference 200.3/ ST 125.3
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): DeVore Fidelity gibbon 7.1 (x3) with above speakers as Left/Right/ DeVore Fidelity custom sub
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer Elite DV-47A/ Marantz 5100 S-VCR
Comments on HT System: Smooth and clean, good focus, explosive dynamics, less transparent than above system.
URL Link: http://www.devorefidelity.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Speaker designer/ hopeless audiophile, musician.

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