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|David McGown's Main System (Dave's Own) System|
|IP Address: 188.8.131.52||Last Update: August 06, 2011 at 19:23:58|
|Amplifier:||DIY "Full Monkey" 300B SETs, D3A driver, direct coupled.|
DIY SV811-10 Stereo SET, Class A2, Tamura output iron.
DIY EL84 PP Class A monoblocks, choke phase splitter.
DIY 2A3/300B SET monoblocks
DIY G. Rankin Bugle 45 stereo amp
DIY Push-Pull 2A3 Monoblocks w/transformer phase splitter.
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||DIY Penny & Giles fader passive.|
DIY passive with Silk TVA.
|Speakers:||DIY Basszilla Platinum Edition Mk 2|
DIY horns, with 80Hz straight exponential basshorn (EVM12L), 275Hz tractrix mid horn (JBL LE5-2), Fostex FT66 tweeter. DIY subwoofers w/ Adire Shiva III and RCM Acoutik DT300 plate amps.
|CD Player/DAC:||Marantz SA8260 SACD|
Buffalo 2 DAC
Computer Music Server
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||TERES DIY turntable, JMW-10.5 tonearm.|
DIY Aikido phonostage
Hagerman inspired Octal Cornet w/shunt regulation.
Homebuilt Phonostage (Steve Bench RIAA #5 circuit with tube regulated power supply),
Benz Ruby 3,
Grado Reference Reference,
Shure V15V (soon w/ JICO stylus),
Benz Glider 2.2mV
|Other Source(s):||McIntosh MR71 Tuner, modified by Bill Thallman of Music Technologies.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Cardas SE11 speaker cable|
JPS Labs Ultraconductor speaker cable
Various Cardas IC's
Harmonic Technologies Truth Link I/C
Various Audioquest and Monster Cable interconnects
Max Rochlin Memorial Digital Interconnect (Belden 1506a)
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Tice |
(2) Monster Cable HTS-2000 PowerCenters
|Tweaks:||Well, the whole system is a tweak|
Homemade Turntable isolation platform (sandbox)
Homemade Amp stands for 300B monoblocks
Homemake roller bearings under CD Transport
|Room Size (LxWxH):||27ft x 13ft x 8ft|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||48"x32" panels on side walls ahead and behind speakers using Markertek 4" blade tiles. 6'x4' oriental rugs on back wall behind speakers, w/ 2" homemade fiberglass panels between rug and wall. Speaker placement is about 1/3 out from front wall, sofa is about 1/3 out from rear wall.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Classical, from 11th century through 20th, especially good "authentic" baroque, English 20th century, and Romantic piano. Having great fun with NAXOS catalog.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Musicality. Continue to refine homebuilt equipment.|
|System Strengths:||Great soundstage, BIG spacious sound and smooth overall tonal balance. Fast but clean top end.|
|System Weaknesses:||Less than there used to be|
|Video/HT System: Separate|
|TV/Projector:||Toshiba Cinema Series 32in|
|Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers:||Outlaw Audio Receiver|
|Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub):||Homemade TQWP Fostex FE168 fronts, Reflex loaded FE168 center, Cambridge Audio satellite surrounds, homemade powered sub.|
|Sources (DVD/VCR):||Sony DVP-7000 DVD Player|
Philips CDP-487 Laserdisc
Toshiba SVHS VCR
|Other HT Gear:||Sony TIVO recorder|
|Comments on HT System:||OK, hate television, rather listen to music|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Computers (Linux)|