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Carolus 's OCTOPUS (DIY HOME MADE) System
IP Address: Last Update: November 29, 2017 at 06:54:29
Amplifier: In home brew:
First: OTL T8 upgrade T12 (DIY)
Second (in parking): SE300B classe A
Third : 2 x4 Monster classe A

Normal (daily system) & Dim:
2x5 way actif analog filter, 24dB/oct
Amp: home made, 10 channel DC servo-control amp (concept André Dumortier)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): In home brew (DIY):
First: no need for the T12
Second (in parking) : 'Pre-amp,in-/output Tr. LL, 2C51 SE'

second: 'Kaneda pre and actif filter' 18dB/oct

To day: 2x5 way actif analog filter 24dB/oct
Speakers: In Home brew (DIY) :2x4/5 -way full horn (octo - pus),
Low horn: PATRICIAN IV, oversized Klipschorn (driver EVM18B)
Low-Mid horn: WESTERN ELECTRIC WE66A (adapted for driver JBL2482) ... see "lesHP" by Hiraga,
Mid horn: Iwata 2" (driver S2 Vitavox or S3)
High horn: Iwata 1" (driver B&C DH250 ... very nice),
S High horn: Beyma.

Passif filter DIY, 12dB/oct with L-pad ( never ending tuning)
@ this time: actif filter analog 5-way ... sublime,
CD Player/DAC: Teac driver P2,
DAC2 Belcanto,
Wadia X-32
Turntable/Phono Stage: EMT 930 (mono, converted DIY to stereo & direct wiring), motor management by Mitsubishi convertor .
Air bearing TT 16" & air bearing TT 16"

TA, with cinematic bearing (for the musical fun),
RIAA "Pultec PC10" (à la good friend Gilbert Préale),
RIAA "Kaneda",
RIAA ..... Transistors with pos FB (c.f.r Pultec)
RIAA "Paradise".
Pré-pré MC HIRAGA 2 (1Farad)

& washmachine "Keith Monks Omni" .....
Other Source(s): Tuner: "AD" by André DUMORTIER (Belgium, custom made)
Bi-Sforzando (by AD)
Six-amplis (DC-amp, custom made by AD)
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Drivers: cable:VtmB 2,5
No exotique cables ....
Tweaks: By:
Adobe audition aurora,
Smaart V6,
& ... friends fine prof music ears ... (family: band leader, soprano, pianist , singer ... ) ...
Room Size (LxWxH): 10m x 5m x 2.8m
Room Comments/Treatments: a good normal living and listening room with a "easy leasy" chair .....
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Clas. Renaissance,Baroque,Rom., Neo Clas.
World music.
Fav: Bach,Bocherini,Beethoven,Handel,Von Dietersdorf,Rossini, Vivaldi,Stravinsky, Swerts, Schulse ....
Dixieland music ...
System Goals/Comments: be "in" the music ..... and a WAF=10/10
System Strengths: Great music immage, with a present tangible low, sforzando in music ....also in sourdine.
System Weaknesses: good 'music re-production' and tuning is ....end-less.
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: nixke
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: nixke
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): nixke
Sources (DVD/VCR): nixke
Other HT Gear: nixke
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Home brewer DIY audio and multi horn lover,music lover. Motorcycling in Europe and his neighbourhood.
Play with the "grandchildren" ... (between DIM audio projects)...you know ...

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