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Conductor's Conductor's dedicated horns, tubes, and vinyl room. System
Last Update: February 01, 2006 at 19:36:27 IP Address:
Amplifier: Quicksilver Audio Horn Monos. Prototypes with tube (Mullard 5ar4) rectification.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Quicksilver Audio Full Function Preamp w/ Mullard 5ar4 rectifier.
Speakers: Altec Lansing Model Nineteen. Alnico 802D version.
CD Player/DAC: None at this time.
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI Scoutmaster / JMW-9 tonearm / Dynavector DV20XH / VPI Phono Cables.
Other Source(s): Sansui TU-9900 with APS-13 on the roof.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 3 ft lengths of AQ type 4 to speakers.

15 ft Belden 89259 with Eichmann Bullets from pre to mono amps. 1 meter Discwasher Gold-ens to tuner.

Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated circuit for Amps and preamp, and one for sources. Clean, stable power where I live
Tweaks: I keep connections clean and tight. Scoutmaster sits on a 3 inch maple block on isopads sitting on wall mounted stand with leveling bolts. Components on sturdy mdf shelved stand on concrete floor.
Room Size (LxWxH): 23 x 15 avg x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Dedicated basement listening room with concrete block walls on three sides. Exposed joists above the speaker end of room. Thick fiberglass batts stuffed into the sides and ends of joists at the speaker end of room. 3 inch thick compressed fiberglass panels in corners of speaker end as bass traps. Acoustic office cubicle wall panels at first reflection points relative to primary listening position..incuding ceiling above this position. similar panels behind speakers. Rear wall all shelving from corner to corner and ceiling to floor stuffed with 3 thousand records, books, vintage components etc to provide much diffusion at the 'live' end of the room. Side walls consist of more shelving; a record cleaning/archiving station; components; and a work bench. Behind the primary listening chair is a bar which is the secondary listening position.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Hell I'll listen to anything once, but prefer classic rock, blues, jazz, and various combinations of those genres.
System Goals/Comments: Just some tube rolling and acoustics tweaking. Quite satisfied at this point. Everything just seems to come together in this room.
System Strengths: Sounds magical from the near-field primary listening chair. Live recordings sound incredible with these Altecs. Especially at the secondary listening spot (bar) at higher volume levels. The Altecs often seem disassociated from the music from either position. Quicksilver electronics are dead quiet. I'm liking this DV20XH more and more each time I hear it.
System Weaknesses: No really deep bass, but don't miss it. Plenty of punch when needed, but very deep organ notes and such are a little weak, but I don't listen to that stuff.

Video/HT System: None

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