Audio Asylum Inmate Dr Deville's DIY Dream Under Construction: Multi-Amped Tubes and Magnepans System
  [ General ] [ Amp/Pre ] [ Speakers ] [ Tubes ] [ Vinyl ] [ Digital ] [ Cables ] [ Tweaks/DIY ] [ Music ]
  [ Video ] [ Films ] [ Pro Audio ] [ Vintage ] [ Hi-Rez ] [ Inmate Systems ] [ Central ] [ Gallery ]
  [ News ] [ Events ] [ Support Our Asylum ] [ Chat ] [ Reviews ] [ Forum Rules ]

Dr Deville's DIY Dream Under Construction: Multi-Amped Tubes and Magnepans System
Last Update: September 05, 2004 at 10:54:16 IP Address:
Amplifier: DIY Vanderveen / Plitron torroidal cathode-feedback tube amp under construction: 100wpc, synthesized triode, no global feedback, 5R Zout. Here's a link:


My present amp is a Pioneer Elite TX36.

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Presently I use a Bottlehead Foreplay for music.

I am building a Marchand Electronics XM126 all-tube crossover, which will actively tri-amp Maneplanar 3.6rs. In concert with a stepped attenuator it will also function as preamp.

Speakers: Magneplanar 1.6qr. I will soon upgrade to Magneplanar 3.6r
CD Player/DAC: Random Pioneer DVD player.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn Sondek
Other Source(s): Dish PVR. How did I ever live without it?
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Being an Objectivist, I won't pay for boutique cables or interconnects (although donations are gladly accepted), and use standard items with excellent measureable qualities.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): DIY AC Balancer/Isolator/Conditioner, based on Plitron torroid and Jon Risch design.



Tweaks: Yes, please!
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 x 13 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Acoustic treatments are an overlooked necessity! Heavy-duty Levolor curtain rods ring my room, allowing me to tweak acoustic treatments at will. This makes a big difference--much bigger than many equipment/component changes.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Pop/Rock. James Taylor, Beatles, Paul Simon, etc. Great vocals and pity lyrics.
System Goals/Comments: To transcend my 30-year-old memory of bi-amped Tympanis and tubes. Those speakers gave vocals a palpable, holographic quality which I hope to recreate. That goal is my motivation and excuse for a continually satisfying journey of tube/design/DIY discovery.
System Strengths: My goal is heartbreakingly natural presence.
System Weaknesses: It's not done yet. Or is that a strength?
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony Trinitron 36" direct view.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Mission Silver Series, with SVS Subwoofer to come.
Comments on HT System: Music system will function as foundation of HT system. I'm presently using the 1.6s, in phantom center mode, for front channel duty, and like them very much.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Lifting/Cycling/Jogging, Media, Any Geeky Technology, Ethics.

Edit My System

[ Contact Us ] [ Support/Wish List ] [ Copyright © 2004, Audio Asylum, all rights reserved ]

[ General ] [ Speakers ] [ Tubes ] [ Vinyl ] [ Digital ] [ Hi-Rez ] [ Video Asylum ] [ Cables ] [ Tweaks/DIY ] [ Music ] [ Films ]