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What poison did you pick?

 

Tekton Pendragons, K&K Maxxed Out Phono, VPI Classic 3, Lyra Delos Cart, my MSB The Anlog DAC as the Preamp, and a DIY Firstwatt F5Turbo... whew (long winded sentence)

post #302 of 533

Whoa, streched for the 3.  That sounds like an awesome rig.  

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Another DIY First Watt in the house...

 

:beerchug: 

post #304 of 533
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Whoa, streched for the 3.  That sounds like an awesome rig.  

 

Yea, I know myself... I will want all those upgrades eventually anyway. Took a page from Darryl's book - OVERKILL

 

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Another DIY First Watt in the house...

 

:beerchug: 

 

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Edited by Greed - 11/5/13 at 2:32pm
post #305 of 533

It is finally complete...The Headphones arrived today!

 


Stax Sr-009s

KGSSHV

Audio-GD Master 7

Theta Digital Data Basic

 

Neko Audio D100mk2 DAC on loan for comparison

post #306 of 533
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It is finally complete...The Headphones arrived today!

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Stax Sr-009s

KGSSHV

Audio-GD Master 7

Theta Digital Data Basic

 

Neko Audio D100mk2 DAC on loan for comparison

 

Dig the cinder blocks :tongue_smile: 

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Dig the cinder blocks :tongue_smile: 


 

Cuts must be somewhere made in order to afford the rest of whats on that rack :p

post #308 of 533

Cool Chase..  Where are you now?  Time to hook up again..

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Tekton Pendragons, K&K Maxxed Out Phono, VPI Classic 3, Lyra Delos Cart, my MSB The Anlog DAC as the Preamp, and a DIY Firstwatt F5Turbo... whew (long winded sentence)

 

Not going to post my gear after seeing stuff like that here.  Good stuff Greed.

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Changed my system a bit, thought I'd post a few pictures in the thread for you guys. 















Speakers, Altec 32b horn with 802b Altec driver and Jensen p15ll 15'' woofer.

Equipment, Sonos -> Synthesis Matrix 24 bit up sampling dual mono tube DAC -> Magic Box (silver rack-mount box) -> Preamp 6SN7 based custom -> Western Electric 45 amp with 144 A output trans from WE D-95129 amplifier phase splitting done by interstage transformer, also has input transformer.

Mccudry (not in use, grey faceplate) is for headphones.  Also pictured, Radio Craftsmen RC-2

All interconnects are Audio Note AN-Vx, speaker wire is SUPRA 2 ply.  

Colin, is the sonos the only source?
post #311 of 533
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Cool Chase..  Where are you now?  Time to hook up again..


Definitely. Im still in dayton, gonna be in oregon on leave for the next week, but after that ill be around till the end of january till i go to korea. you gonna go to the meet in columbus later this month?

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Hey tjkurita, I am on audiogon, however; it's been years since I've update that profile so the gear displayed there is quite old.  I appreciate the kind comments though!  My system may not be as aesthetically pleasing as most, but I've put a lot of time and money into building it with almost all vintage components.  

 

gjc11028, the Sonos isn't the only source, but it is the most used source just do to convenience.  I also have a Thorens TD-124 for my vinyl which plays through a phono stage in my preamp.  

 

Remember, real vintage is pre-1960 :wink_face:

 

Thought you guys might also find this amp interesting.  It's a single ended 300b amplifier built in an old HP computer power supply box, not pretty but very nice sounding.  Everything uses Western oil filled caps and the Stancor output transformers from the 40's.  274b rectifier, 310a for phase splitting, 300b power tube.  Still not as great as the mono'd Western Amp on the rack by a long way, but a very nice stereo amp at 4 watts a channel.  Not the best picture but it will give you an idea of the amp, must weigh 80lbs.  

 

 

Cable management is obviously not my strong suit

 

 

Decibel meters for each channel and a volt meter in the middle.

post #313 of 533
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Hey tjkurita, I am on audiogon, however; it's been years since I've update that profile so the gear displayed there is quite old.  I appreciate the kind comments though!  My system may not be as aesthetically pleasing as most, but I've put a lot of time and money into building it with almost all vintage components.  

 

gjc11028, the Sonos isn't the only source, but it is the most used source just do to convenience.  I also have a Thorens TD-124 for my vinyl which plays through a phono stage in my preamp.  

 

Remember, real vintage is pre-1960 :wink_face:

 

Thought you guys might also find this amp interesting.  It's a single ended 300b amplifier built in an old HP computer power supply box, not pretty but very nice sounding.  Everything uses Western oil filled caps and the Stancor output transformers from the 40's.  274b rectifier, 310a for phase splitting, 300b power tube.  Still not as great as the mono'd Western Amp on the rack by a long way, but a very nice stereo amp at 4 watts a channel.  Not the best picture but it will give you an idea of the amp, must weigh 80lbs.  

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Cable management is obviously not my strong suit

 

 

Decibel meters for each channel and a volt meter in the middle.

Can someone help me roll my tongue back in and clean the drool? Very cool man. I won't ask you where you find all this stuff, but you sure have a wonderful dedication to the most "vintage" of vintage equipment. My hat goes off to you!

post #314 of 533
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Can someone help me roll my tongue back in and clean the drool? Very cool man. I won't ask you where you find all this stuff, but you sure have a wonderful dedication to the most "vintage" of vintage equipment. My hat goes off to you!

 

Hahaha thanks!!  Speaking of finding these things, I'll be driving to Canada within the next couple weeks to pick up a pair of Northern Electric (sister company to Western Electric for Canadian products) 4045c monoblocks from 1935.  Pre-war transformers are sublime, best materials.  If you're ever near Washington DC, or northern VA I can point you to the mecca of vintage audio stores, where my own passion was born.  

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Hahaha thanks!!  Speaking of finding these things, I'll be driving to Canada within the next couple weeks to pick up a pair of Northern Electric (sister company to Western Electric for Canadian products) 4045c monoblocks from 1935.  Pre-war transformers are sublime, best materials.  If you're ever near Washington DC, or northern VA I can point you to the mecca of vintage audio stores, where my own passion was born.  

Wish I did live near that area :( Then again, maybe I dont...:evil:

 

Very nice find! They sure don't make stuff like they used to, that's for sure.

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