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woodman's Downstairs Lab System
IP Address: Last Update: July 10, 2009 at 08:49:27

Eleson PCA-100 (ultra-rare predecessor to the Classe DR-2)


Adcom GFA-535 mkII (highly modified)


Counterpoint SA-100 (w/redesigned output stage)

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):

Classe Audio DR-5


Harman Kardon Citation IV (it used to be, but it's been modified beyond recognition)
Signet SL-260 (rebuilt with Vifa P17WJ, NHT/Seas tweeters & much crossover tweaking)


DIY speaker of the month
CD Player/DAC:
Adcom GCD-700 CD changer w/ 20 bit D/A
Turntable/Phono Stage:
Nottingham Analogue Horizon w/RB-250 arm, Expressimo Heavyweight & 2 Hextreme end stub. Rewired with a single run of Cardas 33ga shielded wire from cartridge clips to RCAs

Shure M97xe


Shure V15 IV w/Jico SAS stylus


Other Source(s):
iTunes > ALC
Airport Express > Toslink out to
Super Pro DAC707 (Chinese "DAC in the box") with homemade 12v regulated PS (soon to be modified with isolated power supplies and better output stage.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects:
Supra Ply 3.4/S 2 meters
Cardas TwinLink
Kimber PBJ
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):
Rack: 1/2 of what used to be a Blaupunkt console

Target HR-60 speaker stands
Reinforced 'punkt, sandbags, cheap cones
Room Size (LxWxH): 26 x 26 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments:
Strange location within room - not a serious listening system, but quite enjoyable with a consistent characteristic.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections):
Almost anything except light/smooth (fake) jazz, new country & oom-pa

System Goals/Comments:
System is primarily for breaking in & testing out equipment. Gear is constantly rotating - my electronics workbench/lab is behind the shoji screen.
System Strengths:
Clean, clear, excellent soundstage width, depth and imaging
System Weaknesses:
Near/midfield only
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Motorcycles, computers

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