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tubesforever's diy DU JOUR System
IP Address: Last Update: September 01, 2008 at 14:19:20
Amplifier: Satellites are powered a Bedini 150 MKII amplifier. The subsonic reinforcement woofers are powered from a Bedini 250 MKII amplifier.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Hagerman Clarinet line stage. The phono section is a Hagerman Cornet 2. Both units have upgraded parts to deliver maximum performance. attenuators. My phono stage is an Audio Research PH-3 with fresh Sovtec 6299/6DJ8 tubes.
Speakers: DIY speakers designed to perform equivalent to the Sonus Faber Guarnari Homage speakers. They comprise Foster Ribbon tweeters, MB Quartz 3 inch titanium dome mid tweeters, and 5 1/2 and 7 inch Scan Speak Revelator woofers. Build cost is approximately 1,000 per speaker.
CD Player/DAC: DV563 Pioneer Multi Player connected with DIY solid silver / copper IC's.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Table 1 is a Rondine Rek O Kut N-33H thread drive with Magnepan Unitrac tonearm and cartridge de jour. Table 2 is a ROK B12H in a custom plinth. This also uses a Magnepan Unitrac tonearm.
Other Source(s): Panasonic PV-S7670 SVHS for VHS movie playback.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Speaker Cables are double runs of the AudioQuest Type 6. I have these set up as bi wire to the woofer and tweeters on the satellites and a second double run to the subsonic reinforcement speakers. IC's are A-M Systems pure solid core silver wire in teflon air tubes, shielded, with HomeGrown Audio Pure silver tipped RCA's. Currently experimenting with Silver/Copper hybrid IC's which sound delicious.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): PowerVar 10.0 transformer isolation conditioner for the amplification pieces and a PowerVar 5.0 transformer isolation conditioner for the sources and phono section. Monster HTS Panamax Line conditioners.
Tweaks: I think everything has been tweaked!
Room Size (LxWxH): 25ft x 25ft x Vaulted
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Eclectic. Everything from Midevil to Eminem
System Goals/Comments: Reproduce the sound of live music as faithfully as possible with the passion and emotion I feel as a performer as well as an observer.
System Strengths: These speakers sound very close to live music. Pretty much flat from 16hz to 44khz.
System Weaknesses: I need a bigger room.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Polaroid 32 inch HDTV LCD panel.
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: A Pioneer Elite VSX-35TX for 5.1 duty with preamp outputs running to my main and subsonic amplifiers.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): DIY 5.1 set up. Two Peerless XLS 12 inch subs with 250 watts per channel delivered from a Bedini 250MKII Class A amplifier.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Pioneer DV563 Multiplayer. Panasonic PV-S7670 SVHS.
Other HT Gear: AudioQuest Component Video Cables custom terminated.
Comments on HT System: Very satisfying home theater sound. I am in an apartment so I cannot really wring this out anyway. Everyone who listens to it enjoys it.
URL Link: http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a150/tubesforever/IMAGE004.jpg
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Hot Rods, Speaker Building, Custom Plinths, Turntable Tweaks, Photography, Travel. I work in finance.

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