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    that is he SAYS howdy.

    i have been remiss in posting here but now i will change that. i can yap for as long as anybody.

    first, the music i love. mostly jazz, world, rock n roll, classical (self guided for the most part), opera hasn't bitten me yet, hip hop is for others, some pop, and other music that i take a shine to.

    equipment. i started with dynaco a25s, then stacked a25s, dynaquad ambience extraction, even now (just so you BARELY can detect rear channels). i had infinity monitor jrs, LS3/5As, i own spendor s3/5s, maggie MMGs, and i still love my Fried model RIIs. i had the sub (transmission line both channels) from the Fried model H and am used to hearing IMF monitor IIIs and Fried monitor IVs so i NEED the low end.

    i dearly loved the ADC XLM, and the Sonus carts, grace F9e, plus the micro-acoustics 2002e. i also love moving coil carts like my FR1mkIII, ortofon mc200 (now retired and in need of soundsmith), AT oc9, a krell, and would love to go into the upper middle of ortofon's line, and higher like the a95. i have a sota sapphire/MMT combo and had the grace 707/kd500 combo. i once had the rabco st4 tt on which the XLM sang. i also used a grado F1+ on that tt which i found to be a fantastic tracker and was quite musical.

    i hear differences in wire but won't go overboard. the preamp is an ARC sp3a1 (c), amp is an adcom 555II. adcom's amps are soooo much better than their preamps although i never tried the passive one. tubes in the preamp make for a very nice sound. vinyl is preferred over all digital sources although the hi rez formats come VERY close.

    well, that ought to do it for a while.

    ..tr

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    Welcome hifitommy!

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    • #3
      Welcome!
      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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      • #4
        Man, you bring back memories. Those Dynaco speakers were very nice, and I too did the passive rear channel thing on and off for years- it made the system sound 3d. The ARC SP-3-a-1 was my preamp for a number of years- I had a silver black one, which was more low key than the gold/black, but the latter is really retro cool now. (I gather that the preamp can be brought up to modern listening standards, mine is long gone). Glad to have you here.

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        • MylesBAstor
          MylesBAstor commented
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          I saw a SP3A1 for sale in the front window of a local audio store two years ago (store now gone). I inquired but they wanted too much money considering it would have to be sent back to ARC and given a fine going over. But I just love the yesteryear look of the old SP3.

        • Bill Hart
          Bill Hart commented
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          Was it the gold/black faceplate? I thought those looked a little 'pimp' back in the day, but now, I'm chasing cars with fins, so I'm down with retro-bling.

      • #5
        Welcome hifitommy!

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        • #6
          Originally posted by hifitommy View Post
          that is he SAYS howdy.

          i have been remiss in posting here but now i will change that. i can yap for as long as anybody.

          first, the music i love. mostly jazz, world, rock n roll, classical (self guided for the most part), opera hasn't bitten me yet, hip hop is for others, some pop, and other music that i take a shine to.

          equipment. i started with dynaco a25s, then stacked a25s, dynaquad ambience extraction, even now (just so you BARELY can detect rear channels). i had infinity monitor jrs, LS3/5As, i own spendor s3/5s, maggie MMGs, and i still love my Fried model RIIs. i had the sub (transmission line both channels) from the Fried model H and am used to hearing IMF monitor IIIs and Fried monitor IVs so i NEED the low end.

          i dearly loved the ADC XLM, and the Sonus carts, grace F9e, plus the micro-acoustics 2002e. i also love moving coil carts like my FR1mkIII, ortofon mc200 (now retired and in need of soundsmith), AT oc9, a krell, and would love to go into the upper middle of ortofon's line, and higher like the a95. i have a sota sapphire/MMT combo and had the grace 707/kd500 combo. i once had the rabco st4 tt on which the XLM sang. i also used a grado F1+ on that tt which i found to be a fantastic tracker and was quite musical.

          i hear differences in wire but won't go overboard. the preamp is an ARC sp3a1 (c), amp is an adcom 555II. adcom's amps are soooo much better than their preamps although i never tried the passive one. tubes in the preamp make for a very nice sound. vinyl is preferred over all digital sources although the hi rez formats come VERY close.

          well, that ought to do it for a while.

          ..tr
          What did you think of the Krell cartridge? It was made by Takeda of Miyabi and has a good lineage. Dan used to import a few cartridges over the years and was curious how this one turned out. Must have been a beast to align.
          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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          • #7
            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
              Originally posted by hifitommy View Post
              that is he SAYS howdy.

              i have been remiss in posting here but now i will change that. i can yap for as long as anybody.

              first, the music i love. mostly jazz, world, rock n roll, classical (self guided for the most part), opera hasn't bitten me yet, hip hop is for others, some pop, and other music that i take a shine to.

              equipment. i started with dynaco a25s, then stacked a25s, dynaquad ambience extraction, even now (just so you BARELY can detect rear channels). i had infinity monitor jrs, LS3/5As, i own spendor s3/5s, maggie MMGs, and i still love my Fried model RIIs. i had the sub (transmission line both channels) from the Fried model H and am used to hearing IMF monitor IIIs and Fried monitor IVs so i NEED the low end.

              i dearly loved the ADC XLM, and the Sonus carts, grace F9e, plus the micro-acoustics 2002e. i also love moving coil carts like my FR1mkIII, ortofon mc200 (now retired and in need of soundsmith), AT oc9, a krell, and would love to go into the upper middle of ortofon's line, and higher like the a95. i have a sota sapphire/MMT combo and had the grace 707/kd500 combo. i once had the rabco st4 tt on which the XLM sang. i also used a grado F1+ on that tt which i found to be a fantastic tracker and was quite musical.

              i hear differences in wire but won't go overboard. the preamp is an ARC sp3a1 (c), amp is an adcom 555II. adcom's amps are soooo much better than their preamps although i never tried the passive one. tubes in the preamp make for a very nice sound. vinyl is preferred over all digital sources although the hi rez formats come VERY close.

              well, that ought to do it for a while.

              ..tr
              Wow. I just took a time warp trip with your system.
              Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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              • Rob
                Rob commented
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                ditto

            • #9
              update link: http://cgi.audioasylum.com/systems/588.html

              ...regards...tr

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              • #10
                Welcome hifitommy.
                Enjoyed reading about you and your system. It appears we have similar tastes in music, and I look forward to reading and learning about some new jazz vinyl albums I can consider adding to my collection.
                --Don
                [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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