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  • Hi from 98087 Wa. State

    A few months ago I was googling this or that when I noticed a link called 'Audionirvana'. Intrigued, I clicked the link and was welcomed with the phrase; "You've finally found audio nirvana". It was like a drink of cool spring water after a hot afternoon in the desert. It is a great name for an audio forum. And now, after lurking about here for a few months, I'd like to introduce myself.
    I am Steve Clarke. I go by the moniker user510. I reside in an apartment in a burb north of Seattle, and just south of Everett, Washington.
    My audio interests are oriented toward vinyl replay. I really like some the better (and still affordable) vintage turntables and tend to keep a few ready to work. Thorens is a name I favor for vintage turntables. And I like others too.
    My system list is modest. Audio on a budget.

    above photo: from the listening chair.



    Speakers: NHT 2.9
    Integrated amp: Classe CAP 151
    turntables: Thorens TD124 with Graham 2.2 tonearm with Shelter 501-II mc cartridge
    turntables: Thorens TD126 mkIII with Zeta tonearm with Denon DL-103R in UWE ebony body
    phono stage: built-in mm/mc in the Classe' integrated amp.
    CD player: Jolida JD100
    CD recorder: Alesis Masterlink ML9600
    Open Reel Tape: Otari MX-5050 BII 2
    isolation: Minus-K 150 BM-1
    and some other stuff;-)


    tia,
    -Steve
    webmaster at The Analog Dept.
    system list:Classe' CAP 151 integrated, Carver TX-11b Tuner, NHT 2.9 Speakers, Thorens TD124 ( plus other Thorens models), Otari MX-5050 BII-2 R2R, Jolida JD100 cd player, ML-9600 digital recorder

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    Welcome to the forum, Steve.
    Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
      Welcome to the forum, Steve.
      Thankyou!
      webmaster at The Analog Dept.
      system list:Classe' CAP 151 integrated, Carver TX-11b Tuner, NHT 2.9 Speakers, Thorens TD124 ( plus other Thorens models), Otari MX-5050 BII-2 R2R, Jolida JD100 cd player, ML-9600 digital recorder

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      • #4
        Glad we converted you from a lurker!



        Gotta little bit of turntable isolation going on there! 😀😉
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
          Glad we converted you from a lurker!



          Gotta little bit of turntable isolation going on there! 😀😉
          Thanks very much for the welcome!
          Yes, Minus-k.......seismic isolation from footfalls and slamming doors etc. I'm third story with a trampoline floor. It really makes a difference. The TT remains unperturbed and just has to deal with tracking the groove. No external forces acting upon the stylus/groove interface. The TT sounds a tad better as well.
          Nice forum.
          -Steve
          webmaster at The Analog Dept.
          system list:Classe' CAP 151 integrated, Carver TX-11b Tuner, NHT 2.9 Speakers, Thorens TD124 ( plus other Thorens models), Otari MX-5050 BII-2 R2R, Jolida JD100 cd player, ML-9600 digital recorder

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          • #6
            Looks like a nice inviting space. You don't have to spend crazy money to get what you are after. Welcome.

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            • #7
              Steve , enjoy
              Chris
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              Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

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              • #8
                Welcome, Steve. We are in WA 98107!
                Gary L Koh, CEO and Chief Designer
                Genesis Advanced Technologies, Inc.
                www.genesisloudspeakers.com

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                • #9
                  Welcome Steve, Looks like a great space to enjoy some music.
                  [TURNTABLE] TW Acustic Raven One [TONEARM] Dynavector DV 507Mkii & Graham Phantom [PHONO] BAT VK-P10 & Dynavector PHA200; [CARTRIDGE] Dynavector XV1S, Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cadenza Mono [TAPE] Otari MTR15 & Technics RS1500 with JRF Headblock [DIGITAL] Grace Design M920, Lynx Auroa 8 ADC/DAC, Mac Mini with roon labs [PRAMP] McIntosh C2300 [AMP] McIntosh C601s [SPEAKERS] Legacy Audio Whisper & Wavelet [ACC] Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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                  • #10
                    Welcome Steve. I'm from Issaquah and currently the Treasurer of the Pacific Northwest Audio Society. Head over to www.audiosociety.org to see what we're all about.

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                    • #11
                      Welcome Steve!
                      SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
                      DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
                      PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
                      PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
                      AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
                      SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
                      CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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                      • #12
                        Welcome Steve! I like your room! Nice vinyl collection too!
                        Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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                        • #13
                          welcome Steve. long time no see.

                          it's been awhile since you visited my room. lots of changes since then. you are always welcome.

                          for the other members, Steve is a very knowledgeable (and modest) and technically oriented vinyl expert. he has much to add to the discussion of vinyl and tt's.

                          I would recommend that members here visit your website......

                          http://www.theanalogdept.com/

                          ...........where there is quite a bit of good information, and wonderful pictures and descriptions of tt's from around the world. a must see for any tt/vinyl lover.
                          https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by garylkoh View Post
                            Welcome, Steve. We are in WA 98107!
                            Hi Gary. I see you're just north of the Fremont Bridge? it is great to to encounter audio enthusiasts in my own neighborhood. My listening room (such as it is) is always open. Drop by some time.
                            -Steve
                            webmaster at The Analog Dept.
                            system list:Classe' CAP 151 integrated, Carver TX-11b Tuner, NHT 2.9 Speakers, Thorens TD124 ( plus other Thorens models), Otari MX-5050 BII-2 R2R, Jolida JD100 cd player, ML-9600 digital recorder

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                            • garylkoh
                              garylkoh commented
                              Editing a comment
                              Oops, bah. That should be 98108 - in Georgetown south of the domes!

                            • user510
                              user510 commented
                              Editing a comment
                              ah...that's south end. Some industry in there. I've spent some time perusing the goods at WoodCraft. And I've bought some lead plate at Non-Ferrous Metals in that area.
                              -Steve

                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
                            welcome Steve. long time no see.

                            it's been awhile since you visited my room. lots of changes since then. you are always welcome.

                            for the other members, Steve is a very knowledgeable (and modest) and technically oriented vinyl expert. he has much to add to the discussion of vinyl and tt's.

                            I would recommend that members here visit your website......

                            http://www.theanalogdept.com/

                            ...........where there is quite a bit of good information, and wonderful pictures and descriptions of tt's from around the world. a must see for any tt/vinyl lover.
                            Hi Mike.
                            It is a long time no see. I'd love to take you up on your offer. Some time that won't interfere with your holiday schedule. I know there have been many interesting changes and upgrades to that fantastic room of yours. Let's stay in touch.
                            -Steve
                            webmaster at The Analog Dept.
                            system list:Classe' CAP 151 integrated, Carver TX-11b Tuner, NHT 2.9 Speakers, Thorens TD124 ( plus other Thorens models), Otari MX-5050 BII-2 R2R, Jolida JD100 cd player, ML-9600 digital recorder

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