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Mike Mount's Main Music Room System
IP Address: Last Update: March 21, 2020 at 14:06:04
Amplifier: Atma-Sphere MA1 MKIII, my reference for ~15years
"Hafler" Musical Concepts 500 Ultra build 255wpc++
"Hafler" 280/220 175/115wpc

At times
Radically restored / rebuilt / modified
Adcom GFA545II

- - -

Same effortless familial sound
*Atma-Sphere M60 Mk2 II (60w)
(fully optioned) modest power
simply awesome amps!

Jeff Rowland Model 501s (500 wpc)
I was an early adopter of this technology

Or for non OTL, Audio Research VT200
200 wpc., a load tolerant beast
*solid state like character.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Atma-Sphere MP1 Mk2 II (fully optioned) ALL Caddock resistors, all Teflon caps in the signal path. A 96 Caddock resistor loaded, very $$$ volume pot, balanced output only.

Hafler based MM110: DC coupled, re-worked RIAA, removed protection / muting circuit, HEXFRED rectifiers, ALL Nichicon MUSE throughout, every single electrolytic is bypassed. The entire P/S has decaded film bypasses. *radical power supply work. Super fast with out sounding mechanical. Wicked Dynamic.

Jeff Rowland Capri w/DAC

Speakers: Harbeth M30.2, 87db sens. (mind blowing speakers) Classic BBC LS5/9 derived, voiced neutral and very flat. The Roger LS5/9 was one of the most fun to listen to speakers. The 30.2 out-preform my memories of Quad ESL63 and the LS5/9, I used for 10 years along side them...

Silverline SR17 Supreme 91db sens.(has been my main speaker) a defacto standard as a reference tool, for evaluation and building. It will take any amount of power, be uncomfortable to listen before over load.

Sold: 'honorable mention'
Revel Studios with Revel S30
subwoofer (Studios 87db)
unbelievable set-up!

At times . . . for fun
'reference worthy' - amazing!
*Silverline Audio SR17 Supreme (91db)
*fabulous in booth systems

Occasionally Quad ESL-57s
Atma-Sphere M-60mkII mono
blocks running on 6 tubes
Or Quicksilver MM amps.
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer as Transport
Mark Levinson No.360s
Turntable/Phono Stage: Sota Star/SME V/Talisman or
Linn LP12 / trampoline / Ittok
Other Source(s): Meridian Tuner (seldom use FM)
Kenwoood KT-7500 / 7100 / 6500
(all rebuilt, fully restored)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber Silver Surfer (IC)
Kimber Monacle (speaker)
a transparent dream...

Cardas Golden Reference Bi Wire
system IC and speaker runs
or 5' Biwire Golden Cross +++

StraightWire Cresendo
system IC and speaker
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Kimber AC

Virtual Dynamics, Power 3,
David (AC)

PS Audio - Power Ports +++
Ultimate Outlets, Juice Bars
Tweaks: Have my own discrete power transformer 9out on the pole)sweet AC 24/7, stiff and quiet.
Room Size (LxWxH): 21' x 14' x 7.4
Room Comments/Treatments: Conventions of a living room at the moment.
All good. Unexpected.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Nearly everything, from all sources.
System Goals/Comments: TRUTH, full-range like response
(even without sub...) with greater
sense of' dynamics.

the higher powered' amplifiers
required (both tube and SS).

Love Rowlands, 'Haflers" and Atma-Spheres!
alternate Summer / Winter seasonal
use over extended periods
System Strengths: TRUTH, dynamic, utterly effortless, (you are there) believable - scale of the musical event, you can listen all day long . . . without fatigue with associated speakers.
System Weaknesses: Phono UPGRADES needed...
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Assorted Canon projectors
OR Sony PVM 2530 pro monitor
1986 circa. still kicking...
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Sony STR DA1000ES
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Harbeth Ls 5/12a
or Spica TC-60
Sources (DVD/VCR): Varied - cable (mostly)
QT content, computer, dvd
dSLR footage (masters)
Apple WiFi integration.
Other HT Gear: Audioquest Python IC and AQ speaker
Comments on HT System: More of a focus on 2 ch
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I am back to building and hot rodding vintage audio gear. I love the work.

Photography...(yes) and music are principle interest. (critical for *maintainence*) staying young. I l o v e GERMAN cars - cooking and fine wine, travel, hiking, bicycli

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