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DocDicK's 2 Channel System
IP Address: Last Update: June 28, 2007 at 08:53:57
Amplifier: Art Audio PX-25 monoblock amps, special low noise/low gain variant. Modified with Jensen and Audio Note Silver foil coupling capacitors. Have found the Jensen/Audio. Like this combination better than V-Caps
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Antique Audio phono amp modified with Jensen Caps and Commercial Input transformers. Using NOS RCA or Russian tubes both sound excellent. Line amp is Antique Audio Dual mono 2A3 tubed unit, Modified with Jensen caps and NOS RCA tubes. Backupsystem-CJ 15 modified with V-cap coupling between first and second stages, Mullard 60-70 vintage 12ax7's,CJ Primier 19LS with Mullard 60's cryo tubes. Yes, cryo-tubes are a better sound. The V-caps here sound better than the Jensen caps. Go figure?
Speakers: Advantgarde Duo's 2.1 with Omega mod., std dual 225 sub's, Mid range horne mounted more forward on extended framework to assume an inline diaphragm position and higher stature. Hi horn on special stand above sub'woofer
CD Player/DAC: DV-50 Esoteric universal player
Turntable/Phono Stage: Basis Debut Vacuum, Vector Model 3 w/microadjust VTA mod., Basis Vector rev 3 arm and Basis PSTT wires, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge. The Dynavector is the most musically correct of all the cartridges I have tried to this date June 2007. Tracking with vector is excellent at only 2 grams.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Basis PSTT interconnects and speaker cables. Tight and authoritive base, transparent, harmonically rich midrange and to kill for dynamics. No sizzle and extended upper end. Omega wires internally on Duo's
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): CPCC power block w/eight outlets, used with an assortment of Nordos, CPCC Plus 11, and Top Gun cords to Phono and Line amps. Cardas Gold Ref cords on subs.,
Tweaks: Advangarde Duo Omega speaker mod.

Repositioned Horns on Advantgardes.

20A dedicated 120 VAC CPCC power line and PS hospital grade sockets.
Room Size (LxWxH): 21 ft x 13 ft x 8-12-8 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Homemade.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Pop Rock, Jazz, Synthetic and just about anything well recorded.
System Goals/Comments: Transparant, Dynamic, Harmonically rich, New Era, NoN-Tubby, Detailed to the wazzoo Tube Sound
System Strengths: Dynamic, Transparent, Musically weighty, rich in harmonics. Layback and enjoy reliability.
System Weaknesses: Sounds best with NOS tubes. Expensive these days.

Tells you like it is. Trashin/trashout, like live in/live out.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Panasonic 55" DLP
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR 3600
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Klipsh surround, PSB center channel and Harbeth super fronts, Veladyne 12" anolog sub. Had to seperate the theater system from stereo system due to minor hum problems.
Sources (DVD/VCR): DV-50 Esoteric, Mitsubitshi VCR

Other HT Gear: None
Comments on HT System: Action Flick Wonderful, tight base, lots of you are there presence with the PSB center and front speakers. Sub is blow you away powerful too.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Ham radio, fast cars, Field Service Engineer

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