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reb's Basement Cell Block System
IP Address: Last Update: March 22, 2013 at 11:28:59
Amplifier: Classe Audio Model 15- updated 3/04 by Classe.
Output stage has been tweaked by myself.

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): CARY SLP-2002 - Balanced Tube Line Stage
Modified By Myself
Gain tubes: 6 Volt
Buffer tubes: 12 Volt

Speakers: Snell Acoustics Model CV- minor x/over mod

Best kept secret in audio.
CD Player/DAC: Cayin CDT-17A- Modified By Myself.

California Audio Labs Aria Mk3- Modified By Myself.

Several other cd players on hand to play with.
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI-HW19 MK 4- quite a few mods.

Super Armboard, SAMA and SDS.

Fosgate Signature

Lukaschek T-9 - w/external transformer

Transfiguration Temper V (.38mv/3.54cm)

Rega RB-1000 Tonearm w/Cardas wire

VTA Adjustable system

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cables:
Synergistic Research Res. Ref. X2

Interconnects and Powercords:
I make my own using various Alloys, OCC Continuous Cast Copper and Silver (both solid core+stranded), soft annealed solid core silver, rectangular Solid core silver....more

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Various Power Cords

DIY Cords

Dedicated Outlets
Tweaks: NOS Tubes

Isolation Devices

Room Size (LxWxH): 30 x 12 x 7
Room Comments/Treatments: Dedicated listening room in basement.

Same room since 1989.

Lots of room treatments.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Blues and Jazz
System Goals/Comments: Neutral sound with a slight touch of sweetness and bloom. I basically like to let the recording dictate the presentation. And have some method of tailoring the sound to my mood/taste. ie- Tubes, cables,powercords etc.
System Strengths: Wide, Deep, High Soundstage.

Dynamic range.


Lot's of space and air.

Capable of major slamm factor when I want to rock hard.

Just as capable at sounding laid back and nuanced.

System Weaknesses: Requires occasional tweaking to keep system in balance.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Record and CD collecting, Music,Tubes,Audio equipment,web surfing,TV,gardening,family.

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