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FastEddy 's FastEddy's Hybred Tube / Digital System System
IP Address: Last Update: March 27, 2009 at 18:11:26
Amplifier: Many new mods: ForePlay III pre-amp [with upgraded PS] pushing a two channel DIY MOSFET amp [now 400 watts per]
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): BottleHead ForePlay III pre-amp with BottleHead Seduction Phono-pre/ BottleHead ForePlay tube pre- feeding into DIY main amp
Speakers: Very Latest: Magnaplan Planar MG 1.6 mains [MMG-W's now at the office :>) ]
CD Player/DAC: Oppo 980H DVD-A/SACD 'Universal' player ... does all video zones as well as DVD-A to 192K!
Turntable/Phono Stage: New Rega P3 TT is here! and an original 1921 Edison Original fat platter phonograph as platform [with lots of meat for padding]
Other Source(s): Apple MacBook feeding Echo Digital AudioFire2 24 bit / 96K each channel in and out for iTunes Internet Radio feeds. SqueezeBox I'Net raddido feeds, both to ForePlay III
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 12 AWG stranded flat cables to gold connectors for short speaker runs.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): DIY AC power line filters and DIY DC filters and DIY linear power supplies for the SQBx DAC
Tweaks: 1921 Edison Phonograph will converted to accept Rega P3 Turntable in top, maybe.
Room Size (LxWxH): 40' x 22' x 10' to 16'
Room Comments/Treatments: Listening room is five sided box w/ sloping ceiling, open to other rooms
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, Pink Rock, Opera and East Texas Blues, Eric & Van with a dash of Steve Miller
System Goals/Comments: Tweak for maximum enjoyment maintaining flat response, solid SPL
System Strengths: new hardware in old packages. Nelson Pass Labs chassis from burningamp.com for the new power amp :>)
System Weaknesses: Operator has tired old burnt out rock and roll ears ... the ForePlay III is all the mods that the Oppo player needs
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Samsung LCD flat screen ... recently swapped out for newer model samsung
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Hybred System = Bottlehead Tube pre-amp driving MOSFET power amps.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Several different book shelf and stand alone sets for surrounds, planar mains, DIY subwoofers = all silent now = Stereo Only Rules Baby.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo '980H, tweaked for zones I & II, US & PAL/Europe plus factory "adjustments" for latest stereo output. SqueezeBox pushed by linear DIY wall wart.
Other HT Gear: test equipment inc. active equalizers, [very old surplus] oscilloscopes, etc.
Comments on HT System: Hybred System as per above: tube pre-amps into MOSFET amps.
URL Link: http://3dotaudio.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: sailing, RC model glider guider, music, performance/dance hall tweaks, online merchant of esoteric electronics

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