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IP Address: Last Update: December 01, 2015 at 04:10:16
Amplifier: Welborne 45-Star Chief mono block tube amps. Krell KAV-300i integrated amp. Using active crossover (XM-1) from Marchand Electronics for the bass. No crossover between the Star Cheif and the horns. Cathode bypass to the driver valve in the Star Chief is battery powered.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Passive Sowter autoformers via Elma 24 stepped switch.
Speakers: Oris 150/Lowther PM4A drivers(updated with silver coils) with Onken type sub bass.
CD Player/DAC: Audio Note CDT TWO/II CD-transport. Upgraded with Black Gate caps and Ixys Hex Freds. Audio Note 3.1x/II Balanced DAC. Dac is upgraded with Black Gate and silver in oil caps all over. 2W Tantalum resistors all over. Ultra fast hex fred diodes. Tubes on analogue card is RCA5963 Black Plate and Tung Sol 5687 Ribbed Plate. Double chokes. Tentlab dac clock. Replaced IHiB trannies with UHiB trannies (WOW!!!).
Turntable/Phono Stage: Garrard 301/plinth in cherrywood (R. Collinson) with Koetsu Rosewood Platinum Signature MC-cartridge. Ortofon T-3000 MC SUT. Audio Note Kits M3 Signature tubed RIAA (upgraded with AN silver in oil caps in the signal path.
Other Source(s): Fisher 100B FM tube tuner.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Flat silver 3mm x 0,5 mm in cotton DIY speaker cable for the horns, also internally in the horns.
Audience Au24e speaker cable, bass speakers. Auditorium 23 interconnect. Audience AU24 interconnect. Silver 0,8 mm in cotton DIY intercinnects with Bullet Silver Plugs. Kimber Select KS 2021 digital cable.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Audioquest power cords for the Star Chief mono blocks. Jorma power cables.
Tweaks: Silk wire for the signal path in the crossover. Also some silver for the internal wiring in the "pre-amp"
Room Size (LxWxH): 20 x 10 x 7
Room Comments/Treatments: Sound damping in the roof. Carpets on the floor.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz/Blues/classical and some pop/rock.
System Goals/Comments: A system that have a "life like" sound.
System Strengths: I have a "live" recording of Oscar Peterson. In one of the tracks a person make some noise in the back of the consert room. Almost every time this happens I am looking behind me to see what this person is doing. I am not kidding.
System Weaknesses: My mother in law thinks my speakers are butt ugly. He, he. The sweet spot are narrow. This is mainly a one man system.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Panasonic 50' Plasma Full HD. Thats it. I am a 2 channel guy.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic Blu Ray player
Other HT Gear: Digital HD-tuner with a satelite package from Canal Digital.

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