|ScrojanOC's The Road to Audio Nirvana System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||Last Update: February 07, 2015 at 09:02:08|
|Amplifier:||Audio Research Corporation (ARC) M100 monoblocks|
ARC VT100 mkiii
Pair of vintage QUAD II monoblocks
Wright-Sound WPA 3.5 2A3 SET monoblocks
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Shindo Labs Monbrison|
Audio Research Corporation (ARC) SP-10 mki
ARC SP-11 mki
ARC SP-8 mkii
ARC SP-9 mki
Wright Sound WLA12
Altec 846A Valencia (16-ohm model)
Snell Type J II
Two sets of Quad ESL 63 electrostatic speakers (one set are USA Monitors) and Gradient SW-63's that need to be refurbished
A pair of QUAD ESL 57's that need total refurbishment
|CD Player/DAC:||ModWright XA5400ES with the Ultimate Truth mod & Signature Truth umbilical |
Sony DVP-NS9100es in rotation with a Pioneer Elite DV-09 as transports paired with a Theta DS Pro Gen Va DAC
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||Thorens TD-124 mki mounted in a James Campbell-crafted multi-layered Baltic birch plinth with a SME 3012R tonearm/Uwe-body Denon DL-103R retipped by Soundsmith/Yamamoto HS-1A African ebony headshell and an SME 3009 Version 2 Improved tonearm with a Shure V-15 Type IV.|
Thorens TD-124 mkii with an Ortofon RMG-212 tonearm/Ortofon 90th Anniversary SPU.
Linn Sondek LP-12 with a Chris Harban Cocobolo plinth, Ittok LVII arm, Lingo I power supply and Koetsu Urushi Vermillion cartridge.
Second Linn Sondek LP-12 with original afromosia plinth, black Ittok LVII tonearm, and Shelter 90X cartridge.
Garrard 301 grease bearing that needs a new plinth/tonearm/cartridge.
Garrard 401 that also needs a plinth, tonearm & cartridge.
Lenco L 75 with Mirko bearing upgrade & plinth. Needs a Schick 12" tonearm.
Thorens TD-125 TT project that has yet to come together.
|Other Source(s):||Auditorium 23 step up transformer made for a Denon DL-103.|
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Auditorium 23 4.0M speaker cables with bananas (amp side) and spade adaptors (speaker side)|
Cardas Golden Reference 3.5M bi-wired speaker cables
Purist Audio Musaeus 2.0M with bananas on speaker end and spades on amp end (primarily used with the QUAD 57's)
Cardas Golden Cross 2.5M bi-wired speaker cables
Shindo Labs 1.5M, 1.0M and two 0.5M Silver ICs
Cardas Golden Reference 2.0M, 1.5M, 0.75M and 0.5M ICs (RCA)
Cardas Golden Cross 1.5M & 1.0M ICs (RCA)
Tara RSC Prime 1.0M ICs
Kimber Kable Hero 1.0M IC
Kimber Kable Illuminata 1.0M and 0.5M 75-ohm digital cables
MIT Digital Reference cable
1.0 M Stereovox HDVX digital cable
1.23M Black Cat Silver Star 75-ohm digital cable
4' WyeWire Juice II Silver power cords for the ModWright XA5400ES
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Shindo Labs Mr. T power conditioner|
PS Audio 300
Box Furniture D4S in sapele
Billy Bags racks & amp stand
Sound Anchor amp stands
Target VW1 and VW2 wall-mount turntable stands
VPI 16.5 LP cleaner
|Tweaks:||Shunyata Dark Field cable elevators & mini elevators|
Hickok 539B tube tester
|Room Size (LxWxH):||17 x 14 x 15|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||Jazz, Hawaiian slack key & contemporary Hawaiian music, R&B, blues, rock and roll, classical and opera.|
|System Goals/Comments:||Shibusa/shibui/shibumi. Assemble a system that gets out of the way of the music. Transparency and musical truth.|
|System Strengths:||That wonderful "tube sound", their liquidity, and the resultant sound stage. It's like being at the venue!|
|System Weaknesses:||None that I can think of...I think I am almost done!|
|Video/HT System: None|
|Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation:||Understanding the Elusive Grape a.k.a. the Wines of Burgundy and the concept of Terroir. Fine Cuban cigars, vintage Port, and the magnificent sunsets at Polihale Beach.|