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desmondjim's Main Tube System System
IP Address: Last Update: July 20, 2010 at 06:43:59
Amplifier: VTL ST 150, 175 watts into 4 ohm load.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): VTL TL 5.5 version 1, uses 6350 tubes instead of the 12AT7 that the current version uses. It has the MM/MC phono pre
Speakers: Joseph Audio Insiders in wall speakers.
CD Player/DAC: RAM modified Oppo DV-981HD
Turntable/Phono Stage: Sota Sapphire with Graham Engineering Robin and Benz Micro Ace Low. VTL TL5.5 MM/MC phono stage.
Other Source(s): Logitec Transporter, Sony DTC 59es DAT deck.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audience Au24 speaker cable and interconnects, Cardas quadlink interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PS Audio ultimate outlet and juice bar. Shunyata Sidewinder and Snake bite power cords
Tweaks: Black Diamond Racing cones Mk 3 under everything
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 13 x 8
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Bluegrass, Blues
System Goals/Comments: I have been upgrading lately with the addition of the ST 150. I just changed the input tubes to Mullard CV4024. The power tubes are flying 'C' 6550s. Thinking of trying the new Tung Sol 6550.
System Strengths: Musicallity, and warmth are what I was after and I got it with this set up.
System Weaknesses: The bass is somewhat flabby but it just got a good deal better with the RAM Oppo
Video/HT System: None
TV/Projector: A very old Magnavox 20 inch. I use it only to access the on screen menues for the DVD 2900.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I am a project manager for a defence contractor in the Washington DC area.
For fun I attend as many concerts as I can. I especially like the Jam Bands, like Widespread Panic and Gov't Mule. I am a 'taper' and record many of the shows that I go to, the

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