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travisty's Horns, Tubes, & a 60lb Platter System
IP Address: Last Update: December 28, 2010 at 02:28:02
Amplifier: VTL 450 monoblocks.
Working on setting up the Jadis active crossover. When I do, it is possible the setup will be Pioneer M-Z1 monoblocks for the bass and Audio Tekne 2A3 PP monos for the mid/treble.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Currently using the Pioneer C-Z1 preamp - a fantastic preamp from the excess of the early 80s.
Speakers: Jadis Eurythmie 11s: Large, unwieldy, 'love 'em or hate 'em' looks. Scary good low-level detail; slightly tune-able crossovers. Excellent bass in the right room. I now have obtained the Jadis' external crossover for the speakers but am working on appropriate set-up in new space.
CD Player/DAC: Primary: emm CDSD and DCC2
Turntable/Phono Stage: Currently using phono stage of Pioneer C-Z1, and the headamp of the same line (H-Z1). For SUT, I use a set of modified Bent Audio Mu copper-wired transformers.
Alternate phono stages are Hagerman Trumpet, ZYX Artisan, Zanden Model 1100; and the phono stages of the Jadis JP80 and Accuphase C-240X and C-280
TT1: Denon DP100M (original Denon arm); loads of carts
TT2: Micro Seiki SX-8000, arms: Triplanar MkVII, SAEC 506/30 and 407/23, Micro MA-505X, Micro Max237/282, Fidelity Research FR-64S, Victor UA-7082, Audiocraft AC-4000, ; same loads of carts
TT3: Exclusive P3; loads of carts (prefer MCs on this table)
TT4: Sony PS-X9; loads of carts
TT5: Yamaha PX-1 (another 1970s DD linear tracker); same loads of carts.
Other Source(s): more TTs
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Purist Venustas speaker cables; Jade Audio Vermeil and Gold interconnects, Audio Tekne ICs and phono cables, Red Rose Music ICs as well; Purist Dominus/B PCs x 2, Kimbers on the emmlabs, stock elsewhere.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): CSE isolation regulator (Japanese power conditioner); big custom racks of no particular note;
Tweaks: Bass traps in the corners. Some tweaks are in the Z1 series components themselves.
Room Comments/Treatments: Home-built quarter-round bass traps about 100cm tall. Amazing effect for cheap tweak. Best bang for buck I have EVER spent on my stereo. I am thinking about building more similar 'boxes' to see what happens.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz 60%, Classical 20%, Rock/etc 20%.
System Goals/Comments: It has to disappear.
System Strengths: It does that pretty well.
System Weaknesses: The room, the room, the room.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: Pioneer 505 plasma

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