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Mick Jones's Home System
Last Update: January 02, 2004 at 18:15:39 IP Address:
Amplifier: Border Patrol WE300B SE - 9 W/channel, Quad IIs (using GEC KT66 & Mullard GZ32/EF86 valves) - 15 W/channel.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): SJS Arcadia Model 2.
Speakers: Avantgarde Uno - 102.5dB/1W/1M, plus some now unused Nightingale NM1's.
Sennheiser HD600 Headphones driven by a Musical Fidelity X-CAN v2 (using Mullard CV2493 valves) plus X-PSU.
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-777ES & Cambridge Audio CD2.
Turntable/Phono Stage: Logic DM101 with Linn Basik Arm & Audio Technica AT-110E, EAR 834P mm/mc Phono Stage, Thorens TD 150 with Mission 774 Arm & Dynavector Karat 23 Ruby.
Other Source(s): Denon TU260L Tuner, Denon DR-M24HX Cassette Deck (mainly used to record tapes for the car).
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: QED Silver Anniversary Speaker Cables, QED QNECT 2, Musical Fidelity X-Link, van den Hul MCD102 mkIII & Goertz Tourmaline Interconnects.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Russ Andrews Yello Power Cables, Clear Light Audio RDC 2 Cones under the SACD player, valve pre & power amps and phono stage, Salamander Archetype 2.0, Target & Sonus Systems Racks.
Tweaks: Both turntables have been modified a bit.
Room Size (LxWxH): 12' 10 x 11' 2 x 9' 2
Room Comments/Treatments: The room is obviously too small. The door could do with some sound damping treatment.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, blues, folk, country-rock, world, jazz and Kurt Weill. For example the concerts I've attended recently have been Kate Rusby, Lou Reed, Steely Dan, Bob Dylan, Evan Parker, Shivaree, The Waterboys, EmmyLou Harris, Louis Moholo, David Johansen & The Harry Smiths, The Strawbs, Roger McGuinn, Eric Bibb, Goldfrapp, Richard Thompson, Herbie Flowers, Robin Hitchcock & The Pogues.
System Goals/Comments: I want it to sound real!
System Strengths: Some of those SACDs are sounding mighty real.
System Weaknesses: It really should be in a bigger room. I must upgrade the phono cartridges, and the arm on the Logic. I must buy more SACDs.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Philips 28PW6006/05 Widescreen Nicam Stereo TV and Sony VTX-D800U Digital Terrestrial Receiver.
Sources (DVD/VCR): Panasonic NV-HD640 Hi-Fi Nicam Stereo VCR, Wharfedale DVD-750S multi-region DVD-V Player.
Comments on HT System: I still prefer to watch films at the cinema, on the rare occasion that they screen one that I like!
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Music, hi-hi, football (Derby County FC), real ale, cinema, theatre.

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