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Robert F's Basement System
IP Address: Last Update: December 30, 2008 at 18:56:55
Amplifier: DIY SE tube using EL34, 6SN7 driver, 5AR4 rectifier, ss sub amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): DIY 5687 single tube C4S with active crossover for subwoofer output
Speakers: Klipsh Forte upgraded crossover components, DIY sealed sub with NHT driver
CD Player/DAC: For DVD's - Pioneer Elite DV-45A modified. For music - PC (XMPlay player with ASIO) with USB output to HabUSB coax digital to AudioNote DAC1 with lots of modifications
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD126/DIY 6DJ8 tube / Dynavector 10x4
Other Source(s): Samsung HDTV receiver DTB-H260F with optical digital output to AudioNote DAC for digital and HD TV
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: modified Chris VH design IC's - cotton insulated cryo wire around cotton core, wrapped w/ teflon tape, FP-162 Furutech modded for 9MM. DIY 89259 speaker cables Risch design
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): diy Risch design
Tweaks: used tantalum resistors and Sonicraft platinum coupling caps for signal path, K40Y and other PIO caps in power supply (made a nice improvement in voicing of system). Lots of inductors in various positions in power supplies, especially after ss components such as rectifiers or voltage regulators.
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 18 x 7
Room Comments/Treatments: none
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): World, progressive, alternative, classic rock
Current Favs: Yes, PFM, Gryphon, Peter Gabriel, AfroCelts, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Moody Blues, Zingia, Uman, Buggles, CSN, ELP
System Goals/Comments: reproduce albums to sound as they were recorded
System Strengths: timber, dynamic range, resolution, frequency extension
System Weaknesses: speakers are probably the weak link, although good enough for now
Video/HT System: Separate

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