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R.Guy's Guy's System System
Last Update: August 30, 2001 at 12:21:08 IP Address:
Amplifier: CELESTE 4070 Adirect ancestor to Sim Audio Moon but built by the designer himself Victor Sima. 4% siler solder throughout, 1% Vishay metal fims No 0verall feedback loop. 140 ch @ 4 ohm, 280 ch @ 2 ohm continuous!1KVA transformer.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): SIMA Celeste P4001 line stage, RIAA home built. With moving coil input using an LM 743 inoput device+passive RIAA+ gain @ +/-33volts discrete. Very low noise.
Speakers: Home built. 12' woofer in 4 cu. ft. damped slot loaded reflex walls 1.5 in thick heavy bracing. Mid/high enclosure MDF 3/4 in. transmission line for 61/2 Peerless CSX 176H

in mid bass Xovers 110 6/18dB + 3000 24dB JBL 044Ti tweeter

& 3000

Each channel is 178 pounds total weight.4ohm/90DB/watt since there are NO commercial specifications that mean anything Do you wat thermally limitted pwer ratigs accordig to frequency or are we interested in low distorsion levels at All frequencies, Power figures mean nothing unless you want to fill an auditorium or church... SO...

CD Player/DAC: Arcam CDJ 23: 24 bit 192 X resampling .
Turntable/Phono Stage: PLEASE DO NOT FREAK OUT!! WARNING I am SANE. I use a DUAL 741 Quartz Direct Drive, ( just like the Goldmund) Acylic platter mat glued in place. A Goldmund Clamp, I am presently using an Ortofon MC 15 Super, My all time love is a 'WORKING' DECCA cartrige C4E, 4RC LONDONS Mk VI + VdH!!!! I have had them all and my favorite needs retipping?????????? HELP
Other Source(s): EICO Tube HF-90 FM mono tuner 9 who cares for the additionnal distorsions of a multiplex stage!!!!
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Mid/HF MIT MH 850 - Bass #6 AWG silver plated, teflon insdulated, from the Canadian built arm of the shuttles (NASA) Cardas connectors. Interconnect Cardas Quad link 5 CD- Preamp. Audio Research 1.0 M. interconnect, Stax also
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): 1X Deluxe Power Wedge
Tweaks: Seismically absorbent stand for turntable. Tip toes under electronics.Pneumatic suspension heavy well damped
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 11.5 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Home made selective absorbers and a pair of home brewed tube traps for corners behind spkrs.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Rock '70s & '80s, Country, Soul , Blues, Classical AND STAND BACK, BRACE YOUR SELF... Wurlitzer Theater Organs George Wright, Lee Erwin, Leon Berry, Ken Griffin, Buddy Cole, Dick Liebert, Reginald Foort, Frank Wrightson, Al Melgard, Lew White,Léonard MacClain, Richard Purvis, Billy Nale, and others of electronic organ fame Eddie Osborne, Earl Grant...
System Goals/Comments: Transparency as clear as the best optics. Very extended frequency response. In my room, flat to thirty Hx. NATURAL tone colour, imperceptible transition from driver to driver, wide dynamic range from very, very soft to loud, without listening fatigue. Especially with the new crossovers and midrange drivers this is so seamless, integrated. You can listen to MUSIC not just sound for hours on end with just this unbeleiveable fun.
System Strengths: All of the above in SPADES.
System Weaknesses: Room too smal ( spouse) to build bigger bass enclosures not for louness but for extension

Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: none
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: David Haffler ( L-R) applied to rear speakers. Used in all listening, rear drivers are Dynapleats bipolar ribbon speakers
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): none
Sources (DVD/VCR): SAMSUNG 6 head stereo VCR ( rarely used)
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Bicycle riding excursions, Reading, Music and unfortunately Internet. Most of my design software is Pc based. Electronic design and construction tubes, transistors, speakers,swimming, cooking and sex.

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