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Slick's Slick's System System
IP Address: Last Update: September 12, 2011 at 16:38:29
Amplifier: Custom amp on Citation II chassis:Hedge circuit, MOSFET regulators, damper diodes, V-Caps, Mills & Caddock resistors, HEXFREDs, huge chokes, >1600uF of caps in B+. 80WPC
Two Modified Hafler DH500's (on bass only)500+WPC
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Lightspeed type passive LDR stage with SIP relay switching
Speakers: Magneplanar Tympani IV with custom crossovers, Sonicaps, alpha core inductors, no fuses, Cardas wiring, clamped drivers, building supports........
CD Player/DAC: Music PC using EAC/FLAC/SRC/Ubuntu etc. HagUSB to Monarchy DIP ,then DR-2 cable to Lite DAC 50. LiteDAC 50 has custom Beta Follower output stage & V-Caps; servo stage to follow. Denon DVD-5000 as backup
Turntable/Phono Stage: Basis Debut Gold, Air Tangent, Madrigal Carnegie II with surge tank Hiblow pump
Hashimoto HM-3 stepups
Current phono stage is home built EC8010/6AM4 common cathode, passive eq with current sourced cathode follower output, Camille shunt reg'd & C5S current sourced damper diode tube/choke/M-Tube Cap power supply
Other Source(s): Tandberg 741b reel-to-reel, Akai 1702 reel-to-reel, Teac/Realistic reel-to-reel; adding tape head outputs to each. Denon DVD-5000
Backup Maganvox CDB630 with tube output stage & Pooge mods, Nakamichi BX-2, FM-3, etc. other decks
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Home Depot special speaker cables: #8/#10/#12 AWG with Burndy connectors Cardas Golden, Cardas Hexlink 5C and custom Cardas (caulk backer style) interconnects.
Twisted snake power cords using Teflon conductors and Volex power cords
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Home built flexi-rack, Walker & Clearaudio cones;
Custom crossover for low pass, 18dB/octave, tubed, tube regulated
Tweaks: Everything is homebuilt or tweaked
Room Size (LxWxH): 23 x 13 x 7
Room Comments/Treatments: never exactly right
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock/Blues/Classical (except opera)
System Goals/Comments: Tri-amp with 6BQ5's on ribbons, Hybrid Aikido/Mosfet on bass and OTL on mids
Maybe Neo8 midrange drivers for future
System Strengths: Lack of obvious resonances. Fabulous bass & those great ribbon tweeters. Resolution from LP!
System Weaknesses: Unforgiving of bad recordings. Need more bass power and definition (in the amp.
Video/HT System: None
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: High Performance Cars

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