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    This my musical refuge away from the family.


    from the listening chair - Wilson Maxx3 with townsend supertweeter - conrad johnson prem8a's with teflon cap upgrade - DÁgostino Momentum Stereo amp





    source components to the right





    one the left - recently bought albums and currently spinning albums - eventually I move albums to the other record cabinets in other rooms. 5500+ albums take up a lot of bloody room. Hannl and KL record cleaners in the back left corner - Orb record flattener is in the right back corner.



  • #2
    Source components:

    controlling the entire system is the totally awesome conrad johnson GAT - drives tube and SS amps easily and musically.
    turntables :
    TW Acustic AC-3 with Thales Simplicity II with Lyra Atlas and Graham Phantom.
    Pioneer Exclusive P3
    Pioneer Exclusive P10
    Linn Sondek LP12 with Naim ARO arm
    Phono Stages:
    Accuphase C-37
    Esoteric EA-03
    TW / Thoress tube phono stage.
    Pioneer H-Z1 MC head amp
    Ortofon Verto SUT
    other cartridges: Dynavector XV-1s, Lyra Delos, Audio Technica AT33MONO, AT25, Denon ESC 103R, Denon DL-S1, Linn Troika and various other mm carts.


    Yes, I like vinyl

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    • #3
      Wow. A great system, and room. Always wanted a pair of CJ Premier 8's. Which table gets the most playing time?
      [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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      • #4
        Originally posted by RoadDawgWest View Post
        Wow. A great system, and room. Always wanted a pair of CJ Premier 8's. Which table gets the most playing time?

        thanks. the teflon upgrade is well worth the price to any cj owner. quieter, more dynamic and transparent.

        What table gets the most play - a few months back it would have been the P3 with Lyra Delos or Dyna XV-1s cart. But, since buying the Thales Simplicity II tonearm, it really has elevated the performance of the TW table. This get the most play now.

        cheers

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Metamatic View Post


          thanks. the teflon upgrade is well worth the price to any cj owner. quieter, more dynamic and transparent.

          What table gets the most play - a few months back it would have been the P3 with Lyra Delos or Dyna XV-1s cart. But, since buying the Thales Simplicity II tonearm, it really has elevated the performance of the TW table. This get the most play now.

          cheers
          Plus it elininated the troublesome 6922s. 😉
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -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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          • Metamatic
            Metamatic commented
            Editing a comment
            Myles - are you talking about the GAT S2?. Since buying Telefunken 6922's I have never had another tube failure with the GAT. I will upgrade one day - expensive from Australia with the freight cost.

            Prem8A have never had 6922's - 4 x 6FQ7 & 2 x 5751's

          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
            Editing a comment
            Ok I remember you having issues with the cj supplied Russian 6922s. I didn't at the beginning but something happened to the Q/C along the way. Last three pairs didn't last wort a damn; first pair lasted for three years. Only replaced because of age. Out thought myself.

          • Metamatic
            Metamatic commented
            Editing a comment
            Yea, I think I was the first to be complaining about the GAT being hard on tubes. Seems like many others ha e had similar issues, including yourself at the end. I think it was more part poor quality 6922 production tubes these days and part the GAT circuit still a bit hard on 6922 tubes. One day I shall to the S2 upgrade. Cheers

        • #6
          Awesome ! What a great system. Gear cabinet looks great.

          What's the size of your listening triangle?

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          • #7
            Originally posted by tima View Post
            Awesome ! What a great system. Gear cabinet looks great.

            What's the size of your listening triangle?
            thanks Tima

            Listening triangle is outside of of Wilson's 1.25 being around 1.6 ratio. 8.7 ft in between speakers and 13.8 ft listening distance. I am not a near field listening fan.

            One day I should try is moving the speakers another 1 ft as I have only been in this room for just over 12 months ( I stole it from my wife as it was our TV room). But the right speaker will be pretty close to the Linn turntable.

            As you well know, moving Wilson speakers is not easy, then you have to change the rake angles. The Herbies Cone/Spike Decoupling Glider may allow me to move the speakers small amounts without jacking. Worked well with my 400kg large rack which moved quite easy on the floor when I was getting it into position.

            I would love to try the Ref10 phono one stage and I really like the Monaco DD table - I babysat a friends for 3 months a couple of years ago 0 quite similar in sound to my P3.

            cheers

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            • #8
              Beautiful system and nice to see the components you are playing that great music through!
              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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              • Metamatic
                Metamatic commented
                Editing a comment
                Thanks Johnny. As you well know, its the music that drives all. Cheers

            • #9
              Love your system and especially your turntable's. Looks like you have Mana stands under your LP12, very cool. I had Maxx2's at one time and a Naim system where everything was on Mana stands.
              Speakers/Amps: Genesis G2.2 Jr with Powered Servo-Sub Bass, Genesis GR1440 Mono Amps, 5,000 watts total power
              Preamp: SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamp (fully balanced inputs and output)
              Analog 1: VPI Signature 21 Belt-Drive Turntable w/ 10” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Phono Cartridge driving Lehmann Silver Cube Phono Preamp
              Analog 2: VPI HW-40 Direct-Drive Turntable w/ 12” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Anna Diamond Phono Cartridge driving Genesis Gold Phono Preamp
              Analog 3: Studer A810 R2R tape w/ Bridge Console. Using built-in tape preamp
              Digital: Lumin Network Player with Lumin NAS
              Cables: Genesis Advanced Technologies/Absolute Fidelity Interface Interconnects, Speaker, Phono and Power
              A/C Power: Extensive System Upgrades, Sub-panel w/hard-wired power cables, and IsoTek Super Titan Passive Power Conditioning for Amplifiers
              Accessories: Custom Acrylic Equipment Stands, Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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              • #10
                Congrats on assembling such a beautiful 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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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
                  Love your system and especially your turntable's. Looks like you have Mana stands under your LP12, very cool. I had Maxx2's at one time and a Naim system where everything was on Mana stands.
                  Thanks. I used to have a Linn Naim system in the 80's and early 90's. The Linn with the Mana 3 tier reference is all that is left. Mana certainly was king back in the 80's.

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                  • #12
                    Wow ! Great looking system...
                    Christian
                    System Gear

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                    • Metamatic
                      Metamatic commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Christian, I do have a little AF1 envy ☺ would love to hear the Thales tonearm on the AF1.

                      Cheers

                  • #13
                    Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
                    Love your system and especially your turntable's. Looks like you have Mana stands under your LP12, very cool. I had Maxx2's at one time and a Naim system where everything was on Mana stands.
                    Back in my Linn days, I had my British audiobuddy buy and bring over the Sound Organization when he visited. Good friend huh?!?! That was the cat's meow back then and no one in the US carried SO at that time.
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -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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                    • #14
                      Pioneer exclusive is what I envy, suspect it's in category with my Technics SP10 MK3 which I love. Great looking system !

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                      • #15
                        Originally posted by Albert Porter View Post
                        Pioneer exclusive is what I envy, suspect it's in category with my Technics SP10 MK3 which I love. Great looking system !
                        Ha ha. We always envy what we don't have.

                        the Exclusive P3 is an unbelievable turntable and the ultimate in Japanese engineering, as you well know with your superb sp10 mk3 - totally accurate, starts and stops on a dime and ultra reliable.

                        I do suspect the tonearm, while very good and very flexible is probably a slight weak point.
                        Unfortunately the tonearm length is not standard @ around 10.5 inches, so using another tonearm is nigh impossible.

                        Cheers

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