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Mike Lavigne's Room
From behind the listening chair. When company comes over, which is
often, additional seating is moved into position.
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details regarding the building construction of this purpose-built listening room
link here: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue16/lavigneroom.htm
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Sirius III turntable
Studer A820 (left), Ampex ATR102 (right) professional reel to reel recording decks capable of
reference level high speed playback and recording.
From right: Garrard 301 in custom Steve Dobbins plinth, Technics SP10 mk3 in
custom Steve Dobbins plinth, the Rockport
rear view of one of the Evolution Acoustics MM3 full range loudspeakers.
rear view of the
Trying out monoblocks (did not stay)
above: Garrard 301 as prepared by Steve Dobbins. custom plinth and a new
custom made platter
Loricraft record cleaning machine
above 4 photos: A try-out session of a new direct drive TT, "The Beat" (in red).
It passes the test, a new black one will join the family soon.
equipment details as per listening session:
|Amplification: darTZeel NHB-108|
|Preamps: darTZeel NHB-18NS with battery power and internal phono stage,|
|Speakers: Evolution Acoustics MM3 full range loudspeakers with powered
|Source: Rockport Sirius III, Steve Dobbins prepared Garrard 301, Steve
Dobbins prepared Technics SP10 mk3,|
|Source: tonearms: Reed 2A one for the Garrard, one for the SP10
|Source: Cartridges: Ortofon A-90, one for the Garrard, one for the
|Source: Reel to Reel tape: Studer A820|
|cables and interconnects: Nordost Valhalla ic, Jena Labs Fundamental One
power cord, Transparent Opus MM Solid State speaker cable for bi-amping|
|Support furniture: Grand Prix Monaco With Formula Shelves|
Detailed specification for the Rockport Sirius III: (as
of year 2000)
Description: Air-bearing, servo-controlled, direct-drive,
pneumatic-suspension turntable with linear-tracking air-bearing tonearm and
integral stand, compressor, 50' of air tubing, and 3 counterweights.
Dimensions: 24" W by 32" H by 19" D. Weight: 550 lbs.
Manufacturer: Rockport Technologies, 229 Mill Street, Rockport, ME 04856.