|risabet 's System 1 System|
|IP Address: 18.104.22.168||Last Update: June 06, 2016 at 12:19:38|
|Amplifier:||TAD-1000 by Tube Audio Design|
100 watts/channel tube monoblocs with variable feedback and triode switchable @ 50 watts/channel.
PS Audio 100C 120 watts/channel 8 ohms. 200 watts/channel 4 ohms.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||TAD-150 by Tube Audio Design. Tube pre with built in MM/MC stage and a built in Headphone amp. Amazing at the price. At 3 times the price in fact.|
|Speakers:||Martin-Logan Clarity 89db/2.83v/meter|
Velodyne F-1000 sub ~25hz to 120hz on a good day.
|CD Player/DAC:||Sony BDP-S470 Universal SACD, DVD-V, CD player. TAD TADAC tube output DAC. Schiit Audio "Loki" DSD DAC|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Linn LP12 (Origin Live! 'Ultra' PS w/DC motor/Upgrade Transformer) w/Herbie's 'Way Excellent' mat, Ittok w/ Herbie's Audio Lab HAL-O Jr.Damping rings/Dynavector XX II mk 2/Parks Audio "Budgie" phono stage/Parks' Audio "Budgie" Cinemag SUT, AQ Leopard w/72v DBS Tonearm Cable. Mods to the table include the "motor flip" mod that moves the motor from the left rear to the left front. The second mod is a carbon fiber subchassis and armboard/custom heavy plinth of Australian Lacewood and hard rock maple on ebony half dome feet.|
|Other Source(s):||Toshiba laptop for the Loki DAC for Hi-Res downloads|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Audioquest CV-8 speaker cables,|
Audioquest KingCobra and DiamondBack IC's,
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Custom built wooden rack, Panamax 5100 power conditioner.|
|Tweaks:||Various cones and damping sheets.|
Zu Cables 'Birth' power cords. Herbie's tube dampers on all small signal tubes.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||28 x 28 x 10|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||None, this is my living room.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Everything except country.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Optimized for analog, Hi-res added.|
|System Strengths:||Frequency response is smooth and extended. Imaging is quite specific, vocalists have a sense of palpable presence that is at times scary real. Both depth and height are very good. Bass weight is at the limit of the speakers and room.|
|System Weaknesses:||Impact is good but not 'heavy' enough. Bass extension is to around 28Hz; I'd like to get to around 20Hz.|
|Video/HT System: Integrated|
|TV/Projector:||Panasonic 40" HDTV plasma monitor|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||None|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||See above|
|Other HT Gear:||Motorola DT-5100 HDTV converter|
|Comments on HT System:||I don't care enough to spend the money.|
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