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planarstubes&analog's 35yr evolution System
Last Update: January 03, 2005 at 12:31:07 IP Address:
Amplifier: Atma-Sphere MA1 mk.2.2.5 w/ 12SX7 mod
w/ Teflon cap and Caddock resistor upgrades,
everything as the silver edtion but the fifth driver tube
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Thor Audio TA-1000 upgraded mk2 remote
Speakers: Gilmore Audio Model 2s
have isolated the xovers on mass loaded pneumatic stands, replaced xover to ribbon wire w/12AWG 5 nines polished silver solid core
CD Player/DAC: Accuphase DP-75
Turntable/Phono Stage: Basis Debut Gold Standard, Graham 2.2 and IC50, Vanden Hul Colibri w/ Myrtl and gold coils, Thor Audio TA-3000 upgraded mk2
Shun Mook, Harmonix, and Basis clamps
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: All D.I.Y. 2.75" wide copper foil(10awg) insulated w/ Teflon & WBT660, solid core 12 awg 5 nines polished silver & Teflon sleeving & WBT108, AC cords are mil spec 10awg silver plated copper teflon insulated "Kimber braided" shielded w/ 1-3 layers of tinned copper covered w/ polybraid, & Hubble plugs and Marinco IECs
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): everything thru two PS Audio P600 regenerators on modified Kinetic Systems pneumatic tables w/ 6 shelves 2000lbs, 4 dedicated lines(2x20,2x30 BX style cable)
Tweaks: Mpingo discs, diamond resonator feet below CD player, Harmonix(Combak) RFS-66 feet under the Atmas, Original Cable Jackets, Herbie's Audio Hal-o tube dampeners
Room Size (LxWxH): 14'8" x 15'4" x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Shun Mook stuff is amazing, always room for improvement, concrete walls ceiling floor, thick carpeting, lg window on right sucks
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): I'm all over the map, probably easier to list what I don't like (rap, MOR, modern country, late twentieth century classical, shopping mall jazz, muzak) Still trying to acclimate to Opera but there's too much on my plate already!
System Goals/Comments: Sonic Nirvana, total and complete immersion in the artists' intent, melting away of all the day to day stress and tension, goose bumps
System Strengths: Still manages to startle me at times with its ability to seemingly take me all the way back through the recording processes to the original recording venue while I'm critically listening. Also important my ability to suspend disbelief and just let it wash over me when I'm not listening critically.
System Weaknesses: Lowest frequencies can't develope due to room size limitations. Always room for improvement. Probably weakest link after room is ICs, and AC cords(especially the AC connectors).
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: twenty year old 27" JVC
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: none
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): none
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba DVD burner
Pioneer DVL909 combi-player
Other HT Gear: Topaz extreme isolation transformer
Comments on HT System: Want to upgrade to a panel LCD, more to get rid of the equiptment between the Gilmores than any real need to upgrade my video
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Glock 20 and 26- talk about transient response!
hiking south of Carmel Highlands
91 nissan 300ZXTT
Banquet Captain at a local hotel for 28yrs which has allowed me much listening time over the years

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