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Mechans's none System
Last Update: June 21, 2006 at 16:42:12 IP Address:
Amplifier: Aragonpalladiums, Consonance integrated tube amp, several vintage Sherwood 70s integrated tube amps all integrated. And a host of 70s SS such as a Sansui AU 717 A Mac under repair but SS.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): AN Audio Resaech SP6B 6 tubes heavily modded, I think I Finally found the right combination of tubes Nirvana. A Triple mica black plate sylvania , Anew production (th edidtion 121AX7 and a Brimar 12AU7 as a phase splitter that one of the modders instructed. I have a Coda, An old but delightful SS Accuphase, A nikko gamma etc
Speakers: I have no less than 7 pairs of speakers I wont mention them all I have JM Lab Electras the 936 model , also two pairs of Klipsch, La Scalas and Heresys, I have two pairs of vintage JBLC36 ans C38s which were my fathers from 1959 still soung good if you are fgeeling nostolgic, The Wife system has Von Swchieckert VR2s. and even more
CD Player/DAC: I havea Granite Audio 657 CDP in my main system A Jolida JD100A in the Waf system tubed out put. I put in Mullards but I just changed them to modern production Sinos I really like them. And a Music Hall MMF-25 for my third system but I could make a lot of systems.
Turntable/Phono Stage: MMF-5 with a Redgum phono stage not used of course with the SP6B a few Garage sale tables a linear tracking Panasonic which aint bad, a new but chep piece of you know what TEAC88.
Other Source(s): 3 tuners A mint tu 717 Sansui , a Mint Sansui 5900, and a nikko gamma 1 I bought while i was in colledge its analog and acually crushes the vaunted Sansuis
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: ICs are Audience AU24s and Cardas Golden Cross Reference, Demarzios, Home grown Silver lace, MAS silvers and Miller sound allumiloys, Carver pro shotgun Biwires for the speakers or I forget the name silver coated copper 8 footers.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): VTI amp stands, a famous mian rack again having memory difficulties an expandible piece of furniture solid maple for the WAF set up
Tweaks: Isol pads under virtually every thing brass cones with footers for the big amps wich are also cushioned buy maple butcher block
Room Size (LxWxH): 30+feet x 12 feet with alcove x 7ft in a basement
Room Comments/Treatments: three listening positionns with the furniture trapping rreflection and a massive amountof absolute garbage toys that my kids leave there . The waf system has no treatments and faces a mirror butno one has ever heard a reflection its magic.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Allgeres depends on my mood love old stuf like Muddy Waters, but will play pop rock right after enjoying Kind of Cool, then John Hiatt or get this Joe Cocker, I adore the Bach solo suits by Starker I have on vinyl
System Goals/Comments: A big tube power amp or a beautiful DA-60 integrated, a much more sophisticated but nuts TurnTable set up. A better CDP
System Strengths: Which one? the 40watt integrated is the classic long tail and it is very tolerant of tube rolling so its fun. Finally gettingthe right tubes for the SP6B and cables for tthe system I forgot to mention Au24 power cables on dedicated circuits and SuburuGuru from agon top models the prelude and Fuge
System Weaknesses: Solid State Power amps for my main system.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Physician it keeps me busy enough and raising kids are you kidding

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