|Todd Krieger's Hundred dB Club System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||Last Update: July 24, 2020 at 06:20:05|
|Amplifier:||Don Allen 8417 Single-Ended Monoblock Amplifiers (8 wpc)|
Don Allen 6W6 Push-Pull Stereo Amplifier (12 wpc)
Don Allen 6V6 Push-Pull Stereo Amplifier (10 wpc)
Don Allen 10 Single-Ended Triode Amplifier w James Output Transformers(3 wpc)
Don Allen 45 Single-Ended Triode Amplifier with James Output Transformers (2 wpc)
Jeff Larson 6384 Single-Ended Tetrode Amplifier (6 wpc)
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Don Allen Gen III Four-Tube Line Stage|
|Speakers:||15-Inch Eminence Coax (Seismic Audio T-Driver 16 ohm compression tweeter) with custom cabinet. Crossover re-built by Don Allen. 100 dB/w/m efficient.|
|CD Player/DAC:||Don Allen-modified Philips CDC-935 (tube) 5-Disc CD Changer. With 1976 Voskhod 6N23P (Russian 6922) output tube.|
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Music Hall MMF-9 Turntable (stock)|
VAS Refurbished Denon 103 phono cartridge with elliptical stylus.
*Turntable mat made with Home Depot vinyl tile (loose 12" x 12" x 3/16" stock, cut to mat size), covered with GEM-Dandy cork record mat. 115-gram record weight.
Ryan Sound Lab RSL phono stage with aftermarket Silk Audio step-up transformer, custom 1:10 with 100 ohm input impedance.
|Other Source(s):||Yamaha T-85 AM/FM tuner.|
Tascam 122 MkII cassette deck (recording), Nakamichi CR-5A (playback).
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||#6 AWG Telco Flex IV/L4 Flex speaker cables.|
Grover Huffman Empress, Dyson/Cardas coax, Morrow Audio V (new version), and Atlas Equator interconnect cables.
Audio Envy phono cables between turntable and step-up.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Zero Surge surge protection, Tripp-Lite voltage regulation, and OneAC CP1110 line conditioners. Volex 17604, Pangea, and CablesAndKits C5040072-BL (blue "stock") power cords. Topaz Line 2 Ferromagnetic Line Condition for CD player.|
|Tweaks:||3/4" Granite slabs atop speaker boxes, to damp top box vibrations. (Speakers themselves are internally braced at the side walls.)|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||15' x 18' x Inclined|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Behind the listening sofa, Home Depot 1" PVC pipe frame at 6' x 6', draped with Highland Feather Sussex Down king size blanket. (Knocks down slap echo in room, does not need wall mounts, and costs under $100.)|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Everything, from Vivaldi to Aleks Syntek.|
|System Goals/Comments:||A low-powered high-efficiency system that recreates the live music experience.|
|System Strengths:||Effortless dynamics with the "gestalt" of the real thing. Superior linearity. "Spooky" realism and dynamic scale. Seismic Audio T-Driver tweeter upgrade improves transparency, image specificity, and 3-D soundstage.|
Enjoyable from multiple sources.
Whole system costs less than $5000.
|System Weaknesses:||Won't fix bad recordings.|
|Video/HT System: None|
|TV/Projector:||Flat screen, perhaps. Maybe 10 years from now.|
|URL Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxisCJHC9tY&fmt=22|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Sports- Tennis anyone??|