Description

This is a system that brings plenty of detail, speed and energy without loosing any musicality and truth of timbre - I have tried SET, SS, Planars, Ribbons, sealed baffles, ported designs and - IMO this is pretty close to my ideal setup.
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    • Oppo 85SE - NuForece
    CD/DVD/BRay player used as transport only
    • Avalon Acoustics Ascent MK II
    Full range speaker, modified internally with additional bracing, cardas cabling, new caps.
    • Siltech FTM4 Gold
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    • Siltech SPX-20
    Silver Gold G3 technology
    • Kondo ANz
    Pure silver strand
    • Harmonix III
    recommended AC cable for the Reimyo
    • Blinderman Mahoganny
    TTable & CDP stands
    • Target Pro
    Solid steel-glass rack
    • Luxman PD-555
    Direct drive -,2 arm
    • Scheu Tacco
    Uni-pivot arm
    • Mach2 Mini
    Digital Server
    • Mytek DAC Stereo 192
    DSD DAC
    • EAR 1700
    Technics midified by TdP
    • Electrocompaniet EMC-1
    Transport
    • Audio Note UK DAC-3 sig
    Kit
    • deHavilland Electric Amp Verve
    Ultra verve RC
    • Echole Signature
    Rca

Comments 164

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Great photo!!!

lloydelee21

Center
Owner
System edited: system updated

flg2001

Center
Owner
System edited: Updated with recent acquisitions/upgrades

flg2001

222222&text=ll
Nice changes!!!

Heard great thingsa bout King Cello

Great move on cables i bet...enjoy!

Tell us more about EAT vs 333 (which i have never heard but i have heard 33 monos).

lloydelee21

Center
Owner
a) replaced the Bottlehead Tape preamp for a King/Cello tape/phono
b) replaced the Siltech speaker cable for Kondo ANz pure silver strands
c) replaced the Levinson No.333 power amp for an EAR 861
d) changed one of my EMT turntables for a Luxman PD555/Schu Tacco/Mantis analog setup

flg2001

222222&text=ll
Nice!!!!!!!!!

lloydelee21

Center
Owner
System edited: pic loaded

flg2001

Center
Owner
System edited: New items added

flg2001

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Nice system also! Can you provide any tips on tweaks for Avalons? Mine are 7' apart, 49" from back wall, 47" from side walls with a listening distance of 7'. I have considered moving them to 8' apart but received some info that 8' was a bit much for such a small speaker. They are magical and you can't even localize sound coming from them with your eyes open.

Thanks,
[email protected]

wig

Center
Owner
Mach2 up&running... not bad.

flg2001

Center
Owner
I did receive the Mach2 server but without any instructions or password to set it up! I am looking to have this info from the dealer but no answer yet, quite dissapointed :(

flg2001

Center
Owner
Thanks Kevin, I would love to learn more from your experience - please email me!

flg2001

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I found the DIY route much less costly than buying and having acoustical treatment goods shipped internationally from the USA. Local materials can be used in their raw form and with your sweet equity you can produce a product that is over engineered and out performs mass produced stuff. I'd be glad to send you a write-up I did on building Skyline or poly cylindrical differs, if you're interested.

kevinzoe

Center
Owner
I already checked your set-up last night, quite amazing! Congratulations.

I am not there yet!, as you know some panels (even DIY) are not that affordable, and even with the best measurements available, there are some trial & error iterations.

22 Centigrades down here! :)

flg2001

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Thanks Flg2001 for your prompt reply. Thanks for answering my questions. Jazz is a great name for your dog - beats having to call him inside if his name was 'Country & Western' or 'Trance' or 'Acid Rock' or 'Opera!'

I hear many people echo your sentiments that their audio treatments made the biggest difference. You need only take a peek at my System to see that I feel the same way. Congrats and enjoy your warm weather as I freeze up here in Canada !

kevinzoe

Center
Owner
Thanks Kevin, Jazz is my Schnauzzer's name!..we listed here many options but my vote counted for two, so he got that name!

Yes, those are ASC traps (I use three of them) and will include them in my system description, thanks for the heads-up.

The panels you are referring to are custom made ones from a studio engineer that gives consultation for room treatment here in Mexico, I have three more at the ceiling and some diffusors coming for side walls. It has been the best dollars spent in my system so far.

flg2001

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Congrats on the top notch gear Flg2001! Is the picture caption 'Jazz' the dog's name or your musical preference? I see ARC tube traps in the front corners but they're not listed in your system components. What are the two panels centred across the front wall? DIY absorbers? I am always interested in hearing how others have treated their rooms, so any details would be appreciated. Congrats again!

kevinzoe

Center
Owner
errata: I have not yet received my Mach2, actually I am struggling with them to have it delivered.

flg2001

Center
Owner
Thanks Musicfile! More pics comming once I have the Nagra T up and running, the Mach2 finnaly delivered from The High End Palace, and the King/Cello preamp that is on its way from SF!

flg2001

Center
Owner
...on the amp changing game...well, it is not the best idea (financially speaking), so I made a strong 2012 resolution and promised to stick with the Avalons and the Levinson/Gryphon setup at least 1 year :)

flg2001

Center
Owner
I am using single wire Siltech G5 LS cables 1.5 mt long... Ascent manual is clear on the fact that tri-wire/ampling is feasable, you just need to remove the jumpers at the bottom according to the manual. Let me know if you need a copy of the manual so I can email it to you.

flg2001

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looks awesome !

musicfile

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Flg2001, what speaker cable is used with your Avalons? I use a double run of JPS superconductor 2. I am still looking for a third run (1.6 meter spades)in order to realize real tri wiring. This is said to be of great effect. Can any one help? Are you never tired of changing amps? I found solid state in the end not to my taste. It highlights imperfections in the source material (only analog) too much. I setled with OTL`s. It is pain to keep them running but if they do, it is very rewarding.

hodelrecords

Center
Owner
System edited: I replaced the Symphonic Line Integrated - that was serving as a preamp - for the Gryphon Elektra Dual Mono active preamp, good synergy as for the SL with a tad more of transparency and full-bodied presentation.

flg2001

Center
Owner
I just removed that description, it was incorrect. Sorry for the confusion.

flg2001

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