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mesavern's El Cheepo System
IP Address: Last Update: May 22, 2008 at 11:39:11
Amplifier: KT88 Quicksilver monoblocks for high pass

PSE Studio 4 for low pass custom active crossover
Also sometimes I use a Yamaha CA1010 int. switched to amp mode only
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Foreplay lll and Seduction both with updates
recently hard wired the Seduction to the Foreplay and fastened both units into one
Speakers: Modified Acarian Alon 2's
Replaced the original 10" woofers with Daytons
and installed acoustic foam.
Also added a Dayton 10" sub woofer
CD Player/DAC: both Parasound C-B/D 2000 belt drive transport

D-A/C 2000 DAC
Turntable/Phono Stage: Modified Oracle Delphi ll W/ Linn Ittok arm
Seduction with updates
Sumiko Blackbird
Other Source(s): ZX-7 Nakamichi tape player

Onkyo T9090 tuner w/ Magna Dynalab signal sleuth
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Audioquest speaker cables Midnight for low pass

Forest for hi pass

Straight wire Maestro-Tara Labs Pandora
stereovox studio hdse between pre and crossover
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Cinder block and wood planks for a rack system
originally used a marble slab under the table but am now trying a heavy wood cabinet table top that is 2" thick. Not quite as heavy as the marble (granite?)and it does give a different sound, ie, the highs are better refined and easier to listen to. Which was my goal.
Tweaks: Am using the Frybaby cable conditioner and made my own cable suspendors
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, classical, rock, country, bluegrass
System Goals/Comments: to send shivers up my spine and to prevent me from doing anything else but just listening.
System Strengths: inexpensive-mostly used equipment-was a member of the Audio Cheapskate Club
System Weaknesses: member of the Audio Cheapskate Club
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: golf, tennis, trap shooting, target shooting, chess, bicycling, cars, motorcycling and getting up in the morning

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