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Room Details

Dimensions: 20’ × 19’  Large
Ceiling: 10’


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    • Jay's CDT2 MK II Transport
    Redbook CD Player
    • IsoAcoustics Gaia II
    Isolators
    • Audio Points 1.5AP-1
    Installed under Speakers
    Installed under Balanced Power Conditioner Transformer
    • PI Audio 6 outlet
    Power box with upgraded Furutech Rhodium and Maestro Receptacles
    • In-akustik Reference Power Station AC-3500P
    6 outlet 3680 Watts Active Power Distrubutor
    • Mullard 5AR4
    Tubes
    • Ken Rads VT-231
    6SN7 Tubes
    • Sylvania W
    6SN7 Tubes
    • Sylvanias GTB
    6SN7 Tubes
    • Sylvanias GTA
    6SN7 Tubes
    • Acoustic Zen Crescendo
    Full range loudspeaker
    • Herbies Ultrasonic Rx
    Tube dampers
    • In-akustik Power Cords
    2502F X 2 on Power Amp and Distributor
    1502F X 3 on CD Transport, Tube Pre and Tube Dac
    • Isolation Steve Blinn shelves
    Maple isolation platform and shelf
    • Gold Lion Genalux 5AR4
    GZ37;better than my Mullard and Create
    • EVS Ground Enhancers
    2 EVS on each Spkr and 1 RCA on integrated amp
    • 2 X Symposium RollerBlocks HDSE
    Ball-Bearing Isolation Devices located under Tube Amp and Tube CD Player
    • Symposium JR +
    Rollerblocks
    • Sylvania VT-231
    6SN7; my favorite tube in my arsenal
    • Symposium Audio Svelte Shelves
    2 Svelte Shelves 1 Svelte Plus Shelf 1 Set Fat Padz
    • Audiodharma Cable Cooker Anniversary 3.5 Edition
    • GIK Acoustics Acoustic Treatment
    4 x 242
    • ASC Acoustic Treatment
    2 x Tubes
    • Echo Busters Acoustic Treatment
    Combination of corner traps and 1 x 2 foot, treating ceiling on front and rear walls.
    • Furutech Rhodium Outlet
    Stereo Power Source
    • Synergistic Research SR Black & Blue Fuses
    1 6A Tube Amp/Blue
    1 2A Tube Pre-Amp/Blue
    1 1.6A CD Transport/Blue
    1 1.6A DAC/Black
    • Morrow Audio MA3
    1.5M Interconnects
    • Furutech NCF Rhodium Receptacle
    1 NCF Wall unit powering E=C 1200
    2 NCF replacing Hubbell receptacles in E=C 1200; along with upgraded Mil-Spec wiring to all receptacles.
    • Don Sach's DS2
    6SN7 Tube Pre-Amp/Walnut Wood
    • Don Sach's Kootenay 120
    KT88 Tube Amp/Walnut Wood 65 Watts
    • SW1X Audio Design DAC STD III
    NOS Reference DAC
    • SW1X Audio Design Aero 10
    100 % Silver SPDIF Cable
    • Verastarr Audio Power Cords
    4 Ft Statement III Silver Foil with Furutech FI-50M 
    • In-akustik Reference Digital 2404 Air
    Air-Helix Construction/Copper
    • In-akustik Reference LS-1204 Air Speaker Cables
    Air-Helix Construction/Copper
    • In-akustik Reference NF-2404/NF-1204 Air Interconnects/Copper
    1M NF-2404/ Dac to Tube Pre-Amp
    1M NF-1204/ Tube Pre-Amp to Tube Amp
    • Audio Nirvana AN Classic Alnico 15"
    Full-Range Speakers
    • DIY Helix Power Cord Custom
    Parts Connexion Carbon Fiber AC Plugs with Vh Audio 18 Ga Solid OCC Copper with Airlok
    • Double Helix IC DIY Customized Interconnects
    3x 26 Ga Neotech Silver/Gold runs per cable

Comments 79

128x128

Hi Wig, again.

All good. I have captured each CPT image for my future reference. Thanks very much for sharing this information.

Cheers, Adrian

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128x128

Hi Wig,

Lovely system you have. Mine is all packed ready to move house. I'll be getting ready to do the 1800 mods after we unpack in our new home. Can you keep the images of your mods up on line until I get to attack my own 1800's.

Thanks, Adrian

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128x128
Nice System.

Did you used to use Teo Ultra IC cable?

If you prefer Verastarr cable to Ultra.   could you tell me why?

What Verastarr cables do you use now?

thanks

Thomas

shkong78

128x128
Owner
Guys,

The Nanotec, Zen Wave and Teo was awesome but the Verastarr Cables are like Nothing I have ever heard...

Wig

wig

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Hi Wig,

What is your take on the Zenwave SMSG speaker cables?

Geoff

heebrog

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Hi Wig,
I'm wondering that you kick off the Nanotec PC 308 from your system. I thought, you was enthusiastic about they sound. What was the reason?
Thank you
giu01

giu01

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Hi Wig,
Can you please tell me how the Teo Audio Splash Rs ic's sounded. What cables you replaced them with and why?

Any feedback would be appreciated!

Joe

snopro

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I saw pics one, three and four and thought that someone stole my MW5400ES. lol

I always love looking at your system and all the cool tweaks and tubes listed. Need more pics!

Keep rollin' tubeman,
Dave

dlcockrum

Center
The Line Magnetic 508IA looks very intriguing.  Does it have balance controls?

Nice system BTW... I like your selection of tubes and those big AZ Crescendo's have to sound great with your high powered SET integrated.

pdreher

128x128
Owner
ASC Bass traps behind the speakers and corner traps on the ceiling.

wig

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Wig, who is that "Draping" over on the right side of your room? Great system, btw. I had the AZ Adagios in the past, and would love to have these someday.

adamaley

128x128
Owner
Doug99,

Love it! Sounds better than the Ayon CD2, Berkeley Alpha and EE Dac. Very musical in my system...

wig

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Nice system.
How do you like the Sony ModWright 5400ES CD player.

doug99

128x128
Owner
Jim,

Top to bottom coherence, imaging, transparency, speed and musicality is why I chose the Crescendos; I haven't heard any speaker that's seamless as the AZ!

The Vac's tight bottom end, fast transients and beautiful midrange matches very well with AZ and I rarely turn the volume control past the 9 O-Clock position and they are slightly bigger, 14" or so taller. This photo was taken at a lower vantage point and they appears bigger.

Most of my recordings sounded the same with the Avalon's and the AZ extracts so much more detail, speed and truly disappear.

wig

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Thanks, Rob.

Your system looks great. I especially like the red finish version of the Crescendos and your use of Stillpoints under them sounds intriguing.

I will definitely try to audition these speakers.

Jim

jgc

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I don't know about the Avalons, but I don't think the Crescendos are all _that_ big...

rbbert

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Hi Wig

Very nice system. I see that you changed out your Avalons for Acoustic Zen Crescendo. I also have the VAC 160i and am thinking of replacing my Tannoy DC10T with something having similar body and tone but with a bit more air, resolution and base speed and quality. Also needs to sound full at the lower volume levels that I prefer. Interested in your view of the synergy of VAC-AZ.

How would you describe the AZ Crescendo's ability to do that with VAC?

Also, the finish on those AZ's looks very nice but do you find them a bit imposing in size compared with your former Avalons which are more similar in size to my current speakers?

Thanks

Jim

jgc

128x128
Owner
Glenfihi,

Thanks and it's a joy sitting in front of them on a daily basis!

wig

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Beautiful system, happy listening.

glenfihi

Center
Very nice looking system!

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What a system. Love the speakers. I bet it sounds great.

barrysandy

Center
I just noticed your system and I'm impressed all to heck with the design and appearance of it and the Acoustic Zen Crescendo Speaker.

I located the Acoustic Zen website, appears they are $16K retail and based on the rave review at PFO and the factory (internet) images sans grill, these appear to be a true high end bargain.

I can only imagine what they sound like, congratulations on your hard work.

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Give me a shout, my friend. :)

douglas_schroeder

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I see you use the Synergistic fuses. I'm about to purchase fuses for my dac and amp and after a lot of reading and conversations I think I'm going with the SR. May I ask if you've tried other fuses and if so, how do the SRs compare? If not, how much of an impRovement are the SRs over the stock fuses? Are your fuses in the signal path or AC (I assume AC). Also, people have said they are directIonal. Yes they work both ways but one way seems to sound better than the other.

devilboy

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Wig great speaker I hope you have many years of enjoyment.

jwm

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