Active suspension with oil and spring.
- Basis Audio Vector 3 Tonearm
The 3 is less congested providing more inner detail with more extended hi's and bass. It has a VTA micrometer that will help with finer adjustments.
- Basis Audio Signature motor
Had original motor upgraded to Signature. The new Signature is quieter with less cogging.
- Basis Audio Revolution Belt
"It occurred to A.J. that the belt itself may be playing a role. He measured a range of the belts on hand, selecting the most accurate (consistent thickness), and found that the tighter the tolerances, the lower the speed variation and better the sound. So how to increase tolerance was the question. A.J. embarked on a crusade that eventually led him to design his own process and apparatus which grinds the belt and to an astonishing accuracy of one-ten-thousandths of an inch!"
- Basis Audio counterweights
Lighter main weight with two smaller fine tuning weights positioning larger weight as close to pivot point as possible should result in a quicker reaction time.
- Walker Audio Ultimate Precision motor controller
With Valid Points and Control Discs and upgraded teflon circuit board. The improvement in the total presentation is impressive, smooth and clear were the first impressions. The bass seemed more pronounced and better defined; the highs were smoother resulting in a .."more natural sound".
Just a fantastic cartridge!!!! Loaded at 240ohms, VTF @ 2.1grams. "Like most vinylphiles, I've listened to a lot of fine moving-coil cartridges over the years. The Air Tight PC-1, TAS' 2006 Phono Cartridge of the Year award-winner, is, IMO, the best yet in nearly every aspect of phonographic reproduction - the most complete." - Jonathan Valin, 2007 Golden Ear Award Winner, The Absolute Sound Issue 173, August 2007 "In plain English, the PC-1's magnets produce a much stronger magentic field, greatly lowering noise and coloration and greatly increasing resolution in every regard. Details are clearer, timbres are truer, air is more plentiful, dynamics are more lifelike, and stage width, depth, and height are expanded... a leap forward in moving-coil design." - Jonathan Valin, 2007 Golden Ear Award Winner, The Absolute Sound Issue 173, August 2007
Warm with detail.
I need to remount this cart and find if my recollections are correct!!
The best player I heard at my pay grade in my system, coupled with the Joule LAP-150 Mkll it produces an enjoyable sound.
- Joule Electra LAP 150 MK ll
The top unit is the separate power supply, the bottom is the pre/phono. Me likey!!!! Changed the tubes to: 3 x Amperex 7025 '66 in 5751 sockets 2 x Amperex JAN 7308 '62 in 6DJ8 sockets
- Joule Electra VZN-160 Grand Marquis MKV Musicwood
OTL immediacy/speed, wonderful inner detail, dynamic, delicate, attack matched by incredible decay AAAAA+++++ piece of gear!!!! A privilege to own a joy to listen through!!! The amp themselves can be tuned by adjustments to the voltage with the variacs, biasing the 6C33CB's between (25) to (33) and with a dial provided for adjustments of negative feedback creating the sound you prefer. Presently running Amperex Holland 7025's and Amperex Holland 6DJ8's.
- Wilson Audio WATT Puppy 8
I've been changing positions and tuning by ear only. I measure at the top outside rear corner of the Puppy for both back and side wall numbers. This allows a fixed point for side and back wall numbers while toe in is adjusted, this corner being the easiest spot on these speakers to permit this for me. My normal listening db level is 72db to 83db so I'm optimizing the placement for this volume range as I think the boundary distances are dependent on the db level. The outside rear corners are now at 39 3/4" to back wall and 23 3/4" to lt side wall and 23" to rt side wall. The celling rises from 9 1/2' at lt wall to 10 1/2' at rt wall. The tweeters are 101" apart and my ears are 120" from the tweeters with a sliver of the inside of the WATT visible. This is the best sound I've had in my room!!!
- Purist Proteus Provectus I/C pre > amp
- Purist Proteus Provectus S/C amp>speaker
- Purist Aqueous 20th Anniversary P/C CDP
This is has been moved from the CDP to the LAP-150 Mk ll.
- Purist Musaeus P/C pre-amp power supply
Using to the Joule LAP-150 Mk2 power supply. Will try different cords eventually. This pic is when it was connected to CDP.
- Purist 20th Anniversary P/C wall to VZN's
To the tube section of the amps
- Purist Musaeus P/C 15A to Walker control
Cable upgrade for TT motor controller.
- Solid Tech Rack of Silence 4
Quieter and much nicer to look at than my old racks.
- Black Diamond Racing The Shelf (2)
Two 21" X 19" X 3/4" shelves one under TT and one under the pre amp give quieter backgrounds with much greater detail "Made entirely of BDRs proprietary Carbon Fiber Composite materials and finished with clear acrylic on both sides for an elegant and understated appearance, the BDR Shelf is massive and extremely non-resonant, absorbing enormous amounts of vibration: a BDR Shelf is only ¾ thick, yet it is 25x less resonant than an 8 thick granite slab and has 4 times the vibration absorbing power of 2 thick MDF!"
- Black Diamond Racing The Shelf (2)
Two 19" X 15" X 3/4" shelves one under the Joule LAP-150Mkll's power supply and one under GamuT CDP. "Made entirely of BDRs proprietary Carbon Fiber Composite materials and finished with clear acrylic on both sides for an elegant and understated appearance, the BDR Shelf is massive and extremely non-resonant, absorbing enormous amounts of vibration: a BDR Shelf is only ¾ thick, yet it is 25x less resonant than an 8 thick granite slab and has 4 times the vibration absorbing power of 2 thick MDF!"
- Solid Tech Rack Of Silence ROS 1
Amp stands with cross braces suspended by springs and amps feet sitting on Sims Novcom pucks.
- Solid Tech Rack Of Silence ROS 1
This is a picture of the ROS 1 Ref without the spring suspension. Currently set up with 1.6
- Acoustic Sciences Corporation Tube traps
(2) 16" Supertrap tube traps, (2) 11" Tube Traps, (2) 9" Tube Traps,(2) half round 11", (2) half round 9"
(4) traps at first and second reflection points
(2) 244 on top of the record cases, (3) 242's on front wall, (1) on wall behind chair
- Mint LP Mirror protractor
Fantastic tool for checking stylus alignment
Made of Electro Static Dissipative Polyurethane. The jury is still out on the effect these have on the sound but they have helped separate and organize the cables.
- Sims Vibration Dynamics Navcom silencers
Used between Rack Of Silence and BDR shelves under preamp and CDP. They are also under the acrylic shelves under Direct satellite box and Walker speed controller shelf.
- Purchasing Department I-Mac & inter net
Without this tweak the rest would have been near impossible, at best very difficult and a lot slower.
Roger Kennedy digital mods and calibration. A must have for matching sections, power tubes and to protect equipment.
This was a great buy it really make record cleaning a snap!!!!
- Digital Tachometer no name
Reads strip of tape on the side of the platter.
The PAA2 can perform full acoustical analysis using its real-time spectrum analyzer. Thirty-one, one-third octave bands are displayed on the screen real-time with selectable response times (35ms, 125ms, 250ms and 1 second) and weighting options (Flat, A and C). The operator needs to select the SPL (Speaker Pressure Level) range (30-90 dBSPL, 50-110 dBSPL, 70-130 dBSPL) for the test being run. The user can select any of the center frequencies and display the level that was measured with the numbers displayed above the real-time graph. The peak level can also be displayed for reference. There are a total of sixteen memory locations for storing data. The measured spectrum data can be stored to any one of ten memory locations. Averaged data from any or all of the ten memory locations can be stored to the remaining six memory locations.