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    I have enjoyed music for most of the last fifty years trying to attend as many live performances as I possibly can, often at the Houston Symphony or the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. While I gravitate toward classical music and jazz I also listen to folk and rock as well as some country. While I spend more energy searching for collectable vinyl than pursuing equipment at this stage, I do like to read about new equipment, particularly comparisons.

    My system consists of a Rockport turntable and Ortfon A90 cartridge, Ypsilon transformer and phonostage, Esoteric P02/D02 digital on Halcyonics bases, Einstein preamp, Yamaha CT7000 tuner, Audio Note Balanced Kegon amps, EMM Labs MTRX amps and Acapella Triolon speakers connected with Jorma Prime and Nordost Odin 2 cabling and various Stage 3 power cords and HB Marble PowerSlave distribution box. Add to this mix four dedicated lines and two dedicated 220 lines to feed the MTRX amps all equipped with Furutech plugs. The system is housed in a dedicated room 19' by 27' by 10' with oak floors and mahogany tough and groove walls except for one 27' masonry wall. The floor is covered by a large 16 ' by 21' antique Iranian carpet. there are also a smattering of tube traps and diffusors plced around the room.
    Rockport Sirius turntable, Lyra Atlas SL cartridge, Audio Note M9 SE Phono stage, Audio Note M10 (Signature) linestage, EMM Labs TX2/DA2 digital, Audio Note Balanced Kegon amps, EMM Labs MTRX amps, Acapella Triolons, Jorma Prime and Odin 2 cables, Stage 3 Kraken power cords, HB Marble Powerslave, Finite Elemente Pagode Reference stands and Cerabases, Halcyonics active isolation bases, HRS Equipment stand, Stillpoints Ultra 6 footers, Furitech cable isolators and plugs, Loricraft and Audiodesk vinyl cleaners, Yamaha CT7000 Tuner.

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    Howdy Fred! So glad you found us!!! Looking forward to your posts very much!

    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 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, 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. 5, 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 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    • #3
      Hi Fred! Are you or anyone else from the area coming up for AXPONA?
      Brian Walsh
      ttsetup.com

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fcrowder View Post
        I have enjoyed music for most of the last fifty years trying to attend as many live performances as I possibly can, often at the Houston Symphony or the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. While I gravitate toward classical music and jazz I also listen to folk and rock as well as some country. While I spend more energy searching for collectable vinyl than pursuing equipment at this stage, I do like to read about new equipment, particularly comparisons.

        My system consists of a Rockport turntable and Ortfon A90 cartridge, Ypsilon transformer and phonostage, Esoteric P02/D02 digital on Halcyonics bases, Einstein preamp, Yamaha CT7000 tuner, Audio Note Balanced Kegon amps, EMM Labs MTRX amps and Acapella Triolon speakers connected with Jorma Prime and Nordost Odin 2 cabling and various Stage 3 power cords and HB Marble PowerSlave distribution box. Add to this mix four dedicated lines and two dedicated 220 lines to feed the MTRX amps all equipped with Furutech plugs. The system is housed in a dedicated room 19' by 27' by 10' with oak floors and mahogany tough and groove walls except for one 27' masonry wall. The floor is covered by a large 16 ' by 21' antique Iranian carpet. there are also a smattering of tube traps and diffusors plced around the room.
        Hey Fred, good to see you here. Remember to come by next time you visit family here in Dallas

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        • #5
          Yay, it's Fred, my old Dagogo partner (or DaStopStop according to Albert). When are you coming to Albert's to drink his expensive booze? And when are you going to buy a decent turntable?

          Regards,
          Phillip Holmes

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          • #6
            Hi Fred,

            Hope all is well! Saw Jim L. a few weeks ago -- drove to the SoCal CanJam with a couple of people.



            Sam

            Vbr,

            Sam

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            • #7
              Unfortunately I will not be making AXPONA but hope to make Newport.
              Rockport Sirius turntable, Lyra Atlas SL cartridge, Audio Note M9 SE Phono stage, Audio Note M10 (Signature) linestage, EMM Labs TX2/DA2 digital, Audio Note Balanced Kegon amps, EMM Labs MTRX amps, Acapella Triolons, Jorma Prime and Odin 2 cables, Stage 3 Kraken power cords, HB Marble Powerslave, Finite Elemente Pagode Reference stands and Cerabases, Halcyonics active isolation bases, HRS Equipment stand, Stillpoints Ultra 6 footers, Furitech cable isolators and plugs, Loricraft and Audiodesk vinyl cleaners, Yamaha CT7000 Tuner.

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              • #8
                I still remember Fred's thoughtful response to me back in 2006 when I was asking the question on A-Gon whether to transition from my Crosby Quads to horns.

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                • #9
                  Hello Fred,

                  It's good to read you hear. I hope all is well.

                  Dre
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                  Every day is a good day to play analog.
                  - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
                  - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
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                  Every day is a good day for live music.
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                  • #10
                    I retired at the end of 2014 after almost 34 years at BP only to shortly thereafter be approached by another oil company. After a rather lengthy
                    negotiation, I agreed to work for them as a consultant and have been happy thus far. This allows me to spend time with my children and grandchildren and to do some travelling as ell as listen to music and attend performances of the Houston Symphony. So yes, I am happy. Thanks for asking as I think that we sometime take these things for granted.
                    Rockport Sirius turntable, Lyra Atlas SL cartridge, Audio Note M9 SE Phono stage, Audio Note M10 (Signature) linestage, EMM Labs TX2/DA2 digital, Audio Note Balanced Kegon amps, EMM Labs MTRX amps, Acapella Triolons, Jorma Prime and Odin 2 cables, Stage 3 Kraken power cords, HB Marble Powerslave, Finite Elemente Pagode Reference stands and Cerabases, Halcyonics active isolation bases, HRS Equipment stand, Stillpoints Ultra 6 footers, Furitech cable isolators and plugs, Loricraft and Audiodesk vinyl cleaners, Yamaha CT7000 Tuner.

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