|Mike Mount's Main Music Room System|
|IP Address: 184.108.40.206||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
Radically restored / rebuilt / modified
- - -
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)
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)
|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 +++
system IC and speaker
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Kimber AC|
Virtual Dynamics, Power 3,
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