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nowater's Diy Trying System
IP Address: Last Update: June 06, 2013 at 22:17:34
Amplifier: AEM 6500 DIY MOSFET stereo.
Coming: (a) above amp to bass, (b) own-design 845 SET to midrange, 2-stage with 7788 driver to IT to 845. (c) own-design 46 SET to treble, 5687 dc coupled to 46.
Later Coming: 4-way active Aleph-X: 40W into 16 ohms for bass, 20W into 8 ohms for mid, treble, high treble.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Current: Adcom GTP500 II
Coming: Berman design from Sound Practices; 76 valve to 6SN7 follower.
Later: 8-channel Borbely JFET class A superbuffer, no amplification or feedback.
Speakers: Sub: SVS PB1000
Bass: Edgar Monolith 40Hz horn with JBL 2220J
Mid/high: JBL LSR 6325 studio monitors, active
Coming: (a) Open baffle midrange with 18 Sound 10" midbass
(b) horn tweeter 18 Sound ND1095NSD on 18 Sound XT1086 CD horn
CD Player/DAC: Sony CDP338ESD (1993) as transport
Behringer DEQ2496 as digital equaliser and DAC (future DAC use limited to bass-horn)
Behringer DCX2496 digital 6-way crossover still being installed for mid, treble and high treble
Turntable/Phono Stage: Current: Pioneer PL1000 1983 direct drive with linear tracking tonearm and Shelter 501 II cartridge, feeding Valab 2-box phono stage.
Coming: Teres platter and bearing in own-design table, Continuo Cantus tonearm with Shelter 501 II, driving jc morrison Siren Song phono from Sound Practices #3 (6SL7 to 6SN7 to 6N7 valve)
Other Source(s): Tuner built into above Adcom GTP500 II preamp
Yamaha KX650 3-head 3-motor tape deck
Akai valve reel-to-reel tape deck
Oppo 980HD for SACD and DVD-A up to 7.1
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Copper wire with plastic insulation
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Nope
Tweaks: None
Room Size (LxWxH): 5.9m x 4.3m x 2.4m
Room Comments/Treatments: Carpeted. Bass absorbers in top front corners. Bookcase diffuser at back of room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Daft Punk, early 'Stones, Tori Amos, Miles Davis, Scott Hamilton, Pink, Hayden, Berlioz, Thelonius Monk, many others
System Goals/Comments: A goal of low speaker distortion is taking me to multi-way high-efficiency solutions. Amps are almost getting audible at 100+ dB/W, led me to SET, which is so far disappointing, heading for dual differential SEM (SE MOSFET). I am happy with CD as a source.
System Strengths: I like it
System Weaknesses: I want more
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony VW80 1080p projector
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Yamaha V3900
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): integrated
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic bluray player
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Photography, zen,

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