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2-Channel-Man's System:

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2Channelman's It only takez 2 System

Canada

Amplifier:    ANTHEM INTEGRATED 1 .(silver finish)

Speakers:     ENERGY C8 . (gloss rosewood finish)

CD Player/DAC: SONY CDPX777ES Compact Disc Player .(as a transport)

                        PROCEED PDP3 Digital Audio Processor .

Turntable:     THORENS TD125 . Belt Drive Manual . (1968)

               I ditched the battle ship grey plinth and refinished it in raw aluminum .

               The platter is polished to perfection . Teak base is hand sanded and oiled .

               I replaced the stock Thorens mat with a TRI-MAT by EON .

Tonearm:       JVC/VICTOR Ua7045 A nice S arm with adjustable VTA .

                            The RCA VICTOR dog listening to his masters voice on headshell .

Phono Cartridge:

              STANTON 681eee S MkII ,

                         Stereohedron stylus / Factory calibrated /Moving Iron Design

                            The turntable sits on a 1 inch thick marble slabcomplete with 

                4 adjustable brass cones

Phono Preamp:   PARASOUND PPH 100 . or my AUDIOALCHEMY VITB .

TT2:          TECHNICS SL1300 automatic direct drive . (1974) with a LINN k9 MM.

 

ITEMS NOT IN USE:

               CARVER mct. moving coil transformer.

                           SME 3009 mkIII tonearm complete with spare wand.

                              DENON Dp59L direct drive auto lift TT (1990).

 

Other Source(s):

               MAGNUM DYNALAB FT101A FM tuner. (silver finish)

 

Speaker Cables/Interconnects:

                ULTRALINK AMBIANCE MKII . (with ULTRA hook spades)

                VAN DEN HUL D102MK3 . (with VAMPIRE locking ends)

                KIMBER PBJ (Tuner) .

                KIMBER X DIGITAL (Cdp to Pdp).

                WIREWORLD STRATUS ac power (ANTHEM).

Power Conditioner:

                2 - INOUYE SPLC power line conditioners .

                1-SIMA LF2 power line conditioner .

Racks:          2 - ARBUTUS steel racks .

                1 - Marble/brass cone turntable stand .

Other:                  NITTY GRITTY 3.0 record cleaner.

                                (solid oak,walnut,oak) fully manual rare model

Tweaks:         DEAD MAT on parts in cd player .

                BLUE TAK on parts in dac .

                A one inch thick slab of marble with a layer of DEAD MAT

                and 4 adjustable brass cones under THORENS

Room Size:      (LxWxH)17 x 13.5 x 8 (ft.)

 

Room Treatments:

                2 - ASC BASS TUNES each 16"x40"

 

Music Used (Genre/Selections): Umm....umm....hmmmmmm........well..........

BACH , BEETHOVEN , PACHELBEL , MOZART , HAYDAN , GORECKI , TCHAIKOVSKY , CHOPIN , VIVALDI DUKE ELLINGTON , ELLA FITZGERALD , SCOTT JOPLIN , BILLIE HOLDIDAY , EUBIE BLAKE , JOHNNY HODGES , JOHN COLTRANE , LOUIS ARMSTRONG , ERSKINE HAWKINS , ART TATUM , CANNONBALL ADDERLEY , LOUIS JORDAN , COUNT BASIE , PAUL DESMOND , MILES DAVIS , CHARLES MINGUS , THELONIOUS MONK , BEN WEBSTER , OSCAR PETERSON , DAVE BRUBECK , GRANT GREEN , ERIC DOLPHY , MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD , PAT METHENY , GINGER BAKER , ANDY SUMMERS , PATRICIA BARBER , BIG BILL BROONZY , LONNIE JOHNSON , RAY CHARLES , STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN , ETTA JAMES , BONNIE RAITT , JOHN LEE HOOKER , PETER GREEN , CHET ATKINS , JOHNNY CASH , BEATLES , THE WHO , BOB DYLAN , FRANK ZAPPA , JIMI HENDRIX , BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE , OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS , MARK KNOPFLER , STEELY DAN , ERIC CLAPTON , NEIL YOUNG , HOLLY COLE TRIO , EVLIS COSTELLO , LENNY KRAVITZ , TRAGICALLY HIP , ALISON KRAUSS , BRUCE COCKBURN , RUSH , BECK , REM , JONI MITCHELL , Just to name a few.......... =)

System Goals/Comments:

                        Upgrade standard S.F tubes .

                        Build phono stage from a kit like the

                        Mapletree Audio Phono 5 ,or possibly the

                        Audio Electronic Supply Ph 1 .=)

System Strengths:

                                            Non analytical, Great sound stage ,Involving ,Toe tappin!.

System Weaknesses:

                                            BOTTOM OCTAVE SYNTH BASS FROM HELL LACKING .

                                               EXTREME HEAD BANGER VOLUME IS NOT ALLOWED! .