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martyh's Analog rig System
IP Address: Last Update: July 04, 2008 at 07:44:07
Amplifier: Forte 4a 50W SS class A power amp or Heath W5M 20 watt class AB tube or Altec 1568A 30 watt class AB tube depending on speakers used. DIY 6b4G mono amps still under construction
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio research LS2 Hybrid line stage with NOS seimens tube or DIY transformer coupled 6SN7 with UTC HA133 outputs Lundahl 1:1 inputs and LCLC PS
Speakers: KEF 104/2 circa 92db Or Altec 604C with E cone and B horns in 5 cubic foot vented enclosures with Jeff Marquart XOs, circa 98 dB or Apogee Centaur Minor ribbon hybrid
CD Player/DAC: CDs are for the car
Turntable/Phono Stage: DIY dual arm aluminum acrylic and lead plinth with VPI HW-19 Mk3 acrylic & lead platter. DIY stand alone motor. 3 deep sandbox with separate acrylic top plates for motor and plinth. SME 3009 Mk2 original with Denon 103R and AQ Jelco 250ST with heavy weight and Denon 103 (soon to be DL102 mono) Black Cube phono for the 103 Audio Research PH3 with factory gain reduction and ground loop mods. Sowter or UTC HA SUTs for the 103R
Other Source(s): Fisher KM-60 tube tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Mogami interconnects and kimber 8TC speaker cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Triad isolation transformer on ARC
Tweaks: line VPI 16.5 RCM DD brushes and fluid.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Mostly Classical and rock with a good helping of Jazz and Blues some country but only the older stuff.
System Goals/Comments: To have fun listening to music and playing with equipment.
System Strengths: The TT has a solid bottom end and has a very low noise floor. The music emerges from a black background in a way I have never heard a cd duplicate.
System Weaknesses: Can't do the bottom octave without a sub.
Video/HT System: None

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