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triode3's Main System
IP Address: 174.64.171.177 Last Update: January 03, 2021 at 08:46:19
Amplifier: Switching between BGW 250D, Crown and my custom ARC ST-70-C3 (need new power tranny, the small stack Dynaco runs too hot).

Here are some pics of the ARC: http://dimlight.org/number9/ARC/arc.html
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): My own build of three preamps in one:

PAS Labs B1 Buffer
TubeCad Cathode Follower Buffer
BoozeHound Labs buffer
BoozeHound Labs Phono preamp.

All in a ARC SP6 chassis, you can switch between them on the fly.
Speakers: Custom bookshelves from Madisound, Snell Type E/III in the main room, Infinity QE with Emit tweeter. Sometimes I swap in the Dynaco A25 with rebuilt crossovers. Subwoofer is a JBL 2245h 18".
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: None
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics SL-1200MkII, black. Denon 103 cart. KAB mods.
Other Source(s): Computer to Proceed: FLAC through a RaspberryPi running RuneAudio controlled by smartphones.

NAD 4020A tuner, this was replaced by a Pioneer not so great tuner, but it does pickup stations without hiss that the NAD hisses on.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Interconnects are homemade Canare cable with Neutrik connectors. Speaker cables are Canare star quad speaker cable. Used Kimber 4TC before, but were too short for this room.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz, Ambient, Reggae, some rock/fusion.
Examples:
Coltrane, Miles, Ahmad Jamal, Duke, etc.
Marley, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse, Sanchez, etc.
Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, English Beat, Surf Coasters, Man or Astro-Mann, Slacktone, Los StraightJackets.
System Goals/Comments: Turntable is a DJ deck, need to replace with a better deck.
System Strengths: Easy to listen to. Sometimes is images great, sometimes not. The speakers were really cheap, I need to upgrade.
System Weaknesses: Speakers.
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://www.theairtightgarage.com
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Wood working. Building tube amps and preamps.

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