RAAL 140 and SEAS drivers
15" Coaxial Drivers. They sounds terrible with my Rawson monoblocks but incredibly involving with my ol' $300 chinese tube integrated amp. Edit: The Hawthornes have settled in nicely with my Rawson Aleph5s. Also, I have replaced the stock Jantzen Cross-Caps with the Mundorf Supreme caps (both 6.8uf & 10uf). The mod has completely removed harsh sound.
- Tyler Acoustics Tyler Acoustics Linbrook II
Dark Cherry finish
Simple 12AU7 based preamp with External PS.
- Tim Rawson Aleph5 Monoblocks
Single Ended Class A 70/8 ohm, 100/4 ohm.
Picked up this pre-built phono pre with heavy mods
Phono Pre with Mullard and 12AX7M with tube dampers. I've had this unit for more than 4 years. That's saying alot. It sits on Isokinetik B1 Platform.
Very good match with LOMC with low impedance.
- K&K Audio Premium Step-Up-Transformer
Lundahl LL1931, wound with Cardas wire. I have it set at 1:16 ratio and it's a perfect match with low impedance cartridges. Just incredible.
- VPI Industries HW-19 mkIV
The original Mk4 with SME 309.
Fitted to SL-1200mk2 with SoundSupports mount.
Unmodified at this time.
- Technics SL-1200 MkII Silver
Stock SL-1200 mk2. Origin Live Rega mount and VTA adjuster. I have planned to mount an OL arm, but decided to go with SME 309. Sorbethane Feet: http://www.edmundoptics.com/onlinecatalog/displayproduct.cfm?productID=1618
- Composite Products CF-2010 Platform
- TTWeights Audio Periphery 600g
Instant upgrade. Not just tighter, but significantly tighter bass.
I've never been a huge fan of LP Weight/Clamp by itself, but it's a must have with a Periphery Ring.
- Transfiguration Temper Supreme
precisely balanced sound with a bit of warmth. Plenty of detail.
- Transfiguration Temper Supreme
precisely balanced sound with a bit of warmth. Plenty of detail. Since then, I've had it retipped by Soundsmith. I have yet to give it a spin..
- Audio-Technica USA AT-440ML
DL-110 is just too much fun. This cartridge is loved by incredible albums in less than VG+ condition. Music lovers' cart.
On a dark side, but mates better with higher mass tonearms.
- Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm
Very comfortable and wells extremely well with OTL headphone amp.
Wifi based music server. Connected to Audio gd NFB-12.
USB/Coax/Optical DAC with Dual WM8741 chip. Very very nice.
- Audio Technica ATH-AD1000
Can we stop talking about Grado and Senns, and start listening to some ATH cans? Huge sound stage with smooth and extended top. Reminds me so much of my Tyler Reference. This pair deserves a decent headamp.
6922(3) based EarMax clone.
- Aune Mini USB DAC + Headphone Amp Mk2
Nice USB DAC/Headphone Amp at a nice price.
- Digital Stylus Force Gauge Jennings Mini 300
a little DIY Digital Stylus Force Gauge. Works with great and repeatable accuracy.
Duplex Power Conditioner. Bought for $50 on Agon with suspicion, but it really cleans up sound. Black is Blacker for the first time.
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Previous Equipments below
7 Watts of glory. Obbligato, Vishay, and O'Netics transformers.
I press a button and it creates music. Digital technology is great for an idiot like me.
It sits on IsoKinetik B1 Platform.
NOS GE and SIEMEN tubes.
- Tyler Acoustics Taylo Ref Monitor
Birds Eye Red
Incognito and Expressimo Weight
- KAB SL1210mk2 Fully modded
Full mods with Clearaudio Stability and Yamamoto HS.
- Musical Fidelity X-CAN V8
JFET/TUBE Headphone DAC
S&B 102 TX
One of my best friends has it now.
It was 1999 I think...
My first real speakers.
I thought I had it all.
They were the best speakers in the world for 3 months.
Ah the memories.
KRS One had the dopest flow back when I had this
Though it was muddy, I never knew Sling Blade had that much bass until I had this subwoofer.
Modded Crossover with Cross Caps and Jantzen Inductors.