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UX226 's All toobz System
Last Update: December 30, 2003 at 02:32:44 IP Address:
Amplifier: Art Audio Quintet. Push-Pull EL34's in triode. Puts out some 15wpc
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): DIY 26 DHT Line stage. Choke loaded.
Speakers: DIY 2-way closed box, critically damped. Accuton tweeter, Eton midrange/woofer. A pair of T-lines with Scan-Speak 25W/8565-01 is coming up...
CD Player/DAC: Marantz drive (Philips CDM12), SDS Labs BigDAC with modified output (417A in vanilla RC coupled SE).
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rega P3 with cheap Grado cart. NAD phono stage. Ladegaard arm and Benz Micro MC Silver coming up along with a DIY 6C45P phono stage.
Other Source(s): NAD 402 tuner, rarely used.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Supra, Tara Labs, DIY silver...
Room Size (LxWxH): 8.2m x 3.75m x 2.5m
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz (swing and vocal is best), funk, GOOD pop and of course some rock. I don't listen to much classical and virtually no opera. I have soft spots for: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, NHP, Tracy Chapman, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Ben Harper, Lisa Ekdahl, Pink Floyd and Supertramp... That proves my wide taste I believe.
System Goals/Comments: I want the music to live and breathe... Triodes and vinyl are some of the main means.
System Strengths: Transients are very good while keeping a smooth sound that doesn't give you listening fatigue.
System Weaknesses: Very lean bass. The room is way too big for the speakers. I hope the coming TL's will solve that. A lot of unfinished projects... The LP playback system is only a primer... It shows some of what vinyl does better, but as a whole is no match to CD at this time. I have high hopes though ;-)
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://vinyl.and.triodes.net
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: RC model racing

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