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Lew's Lew's system System
IP Address: Last Update: July 30, 2015 at 07:23:01
Amplifier: Atma-sphere MA240SE, highly modified by Lew, using type 7241 output tubes
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Atma-sphere MP1, highly modified by Lew with input from Ralph Karsten and many others. Achieves more than sufficient phono gain to accommodate the Orto MC2000 with no SUT.
Speakers: Sound Lab 845PX ESL, with major backplate upgrades so to achieve nominal input impedance of ~20 ohms @ 50Hz to 5kHz
CD Player/DAC: Oppo BDP105
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SP10 Mk3 in custom plinth with Reed 2A tonearm, various cartridges
Kenwood L07D with Ortofon MC2000 cartridge
Denon DP80 in slate plinth w/Dynavector DV505 tonearm and Triplanar VII
Extra phono: Silvaweld SWH550 with tweaked output stage circuit, for MM cartridges.
Other Source(s): Luxman T110 tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Goertz silver ribbon speaker cables; home-made silver ICs
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated AC lines; Tice Microblock on ESL power supplies
Tweaks: Heavy duty revisions and upgrades to circuits of Atma-sphere gear; too numerous to list.
Room Size (LxWxH): 22 x 15 x 9
Room Comments/Treatments: Home-made sound absorbent panels on back walls behind speakers. Adona equipment rack.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz and classical in that order, then 50's, 60's and 70's R&R.
System Goals/Comments: Always trying to think of ways to improve the electronics and speakers, but I am really quite happy with what I have got after many years of tweaks.
System Strengths: I like it.
System Weaknesses: Anything can be made better. But I have no urges right now.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: NEC 50XR5 plasma (50" screen)
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Sony HT receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): KEF 9000s
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony Blue Ray
Other HT Gear: Revel 15" subwoofer
Comments on HT System: I like it a lot. Wish I bought a bigger plasma.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Complete second system in basement "man cave" centered around Beveridge 2SW speakers and transmission line woofers that I built myself, driven by Aesthetix Janus.

Post WW2 vintage sports cars, Alfa and Porsche

Occupation: Physician/Scientist

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