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Listens2tubes's Main System System
IP Address: Last Update: July 16, 2007 at 18:58:49
Amplifier: Dynaco Mark IV monoblocks - 40 watts, running SED Winded EL34's, Dynaco 7199 and Weber Copper Cap WZ34 rectifier. Stock driver boards were rebuilt with Silver Mica, Holco H4 resistors and Musicap PPMFX caps. Bias circuit caps and selenium rectifier were replaced and upgraded Solen caps were added to quad cap. 14ga power cords are terminated with cryo'd Wattgate plugs. Eichmann Cablepod binding posts and WBT Nextgen RCA jacks make the Out and In connections.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Audio by Van Alstine Transcendence Eight vacuum tube preamp with phono stage. Running Telefunken ECC801s in the driver stage and RCA 12AX7 black plates in the phono. ERS paper wrps the power transformer.
Speakers: Paradigm Reference Studio 100 v.1
CD Player/DAC: CEC CD 3300 24 bit digital to analog converter CD player. ERS paper wrapping the power transformer and the IEC outlet.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Systemdek IIX turntable with Rega RB250 tonearm, rewired with Cardas tonearm wire from cartridge clips to Eichmann Copper Bullet RCA jacks. Dynavector Karat 17D2MkII low ouput MC cartridge using a pair of Ortofon T-5 step-up transformers. Undersied of plinth coated with Quietcar sound dampner.
Other Source(s): Hitachi FT-4000 AM/FM Stereo tuner. Added cryo'd IEC outet and RCA output jacks. ERS paper wraps powre transformer and IEC outlet.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Van Den Hul Magnum and CS 122 hybrid speaker cables in a bi-wire configuration, terminated with Kimber Postmaster spade connectors. Audioquest Coral terminated with Eichmann Copper Bullet RCA connectors upgrade from preamp to power amps. interconnect
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Dedicated line using cryo'd BX cable. Jon Risch's AC powerline filters with Pass and Seymour cryo'd duplex outlet for front end and one for the MkIV amps.
Tweaks: Amps are hung from chains, wires are suspended. Front end components rest on K works Isofeet with additional sandbags on top.
Room Size (LxWxH): 22' x 13' 6'' x 8' 4"
Room Comments/Treatments: Acoustic foam at side wall first reflection points and back corner.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Rock, Classical.
System Goals/Comments: Currently working on setting up a mono turntable/phono preamp. always looking for ways to
System Strengths: Good soundstage with detail.
System Weaknesses: Room treatment.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Sony FD Trinitron Wega 36" XBR
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: JVC RX-884VBK Control Reciever
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Paradigm Titan front, Pardigm CC-150 center, AudioSource IC Eight in ceiling rears and AudioSource SW Four subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): Daewoo DVD-5800
URL Link: http://http:www.Listens2tubes.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Photography and hot rods.

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