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cbob's Don said " take me to jo lida" System
Last Update: December 17, 2000 at 21:08:11 IP Address:
Amplifier: Jolida 302B integrated

Phillips NOS 12AX7 & AT7, Svetlana EL34

modified: triode, no feedback, CAT 5 internal wiring, WIMA bypass caps

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): N/A
Speakers: DIY Daline Transline Vifa PW13 woofer/

Linn 1" dome Tweeter

CD Player/DAC: Jolida JD603

Turntable/Phono Stage: Linn LP 12 sold

work is progress is Rega Planar3

RB250 arm (tweaked) Sumiko Blue Point Special

Rotel RQ970BX phono

Other Source(s): Currenly operational some cheapie mid 70 Sony FM tuner donated "good enough for cable"

Work in progress is Dynaco FM3

Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: DIY CAT5 twisted (biwire)

Prisma coax interconnect, DIY CAT 5 twisted pairs - try it yourself

Tweaks: On a good day Glennfiddich single malt or Crown Royal Reserve, otherwise DIY Johannesburg Reisling. The latter is the wife's contribution to my listening pleasure!
Room Comments/Treatments: pretty damn stock furniture / carpet
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): eclectic - almost anything except Gangsta Rap

& Opera.

System Goals/Comments: I won't say tap my feet, but credibility is prime. Happy to sacrifice extreme low end extension and total SPL for the ease and warmth I'm currently getting from the EL34's

Can't really dance properly in this room anyway!

System Strengths: articulate midbass, wide/open sound stage Vifa is very smooth from 200-over 3k,
System Weaknesses: Vifa is an excellent midrange, while there is measured output around 40Hz, it's rather lightweight at that extension! However, room has proven to be a factor: high performance sub totally overpowered the room, turning everything to mush.

The recycled Linn tweeter (circa '93?) has lumpy in box response when meaured with LEAP.

FS @1500, output within 2dB from 2-6kHZ, down 4dB @ 16kHz, then up 8dB at 27kHZ, and rather poor off-axis as well, while still retaining that 27K spike. Try to tame that with a first order XO.

Video/HT System: None
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