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Paul J.'s Paul's Simple DIY System System
IP Address: Last Update: March 05, 2010 at 18:03:54
Amplifier: 6V6 PP triode/UL switchable amp
The signal section is Eli Duttman's El Cheapo
Outboard choke input PS with all motor runs caps
SS rectified, mostly recycled iron
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): "Passive" in the tube amp, PEC carbon pot in shunt mode
Speakers: Wild Burro Audio Betsy and BetsyK's, the former in OB's, the later in TQWT's
CD Player/DAC: Philips CDB630, TDA1541 run NOS
Magnavox 582 TDA1541 player too
Turntable/Phono Stage: Rek-O-Kut Belt Drive, Empire Arm, DL-103 cart, Hagerman Bugle, vintage Rauland mic input transformers as SUT's
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Belden 89259, crossconnected speaker cables, single run 89259 IC's, Plenum CAT 5 twisted pair IC's
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Outlet Box: P&S outlets in a Raco box with an Asylum cable (hardwired, no IEC) and little Panasonic film caps
Tweaks: PureMagic Isolation platform (won in raffle) under CDP, heavy rubber mat over CDP to reduce transport noise
Room Comments/Treatments: I should get me some of those.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Most all. Especially Jazz, Blues, Prog Rock, Bluegrass, and Acoustic
System Goals/Comments: Simplicity, uniqueness, home made, affordable, big dynamics, lovely midrange, thundering bass, transparent highs, intact overtones, cohearancy, seemlessness
System Strengths: I love most of it. Though it's not a stated goal, I should also mention that imaging is incredible.
System Weaknesses: The room needs work to smooth out the bass. I've got a big peak at 42-43hz, and another near 90hz. I just don't have the room left to tame these.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Samsung 27' Flat CRT
Sources (DVD/VCR): Toshiba DVD player
Other HT Gear: Belden 1694A component vidoe cables

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