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Updated system. Thoughts and feedback welcomed!
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Room Details

Dimensions: 30’ × 20’  X large
Ceiling: N/A


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    • Benz Micro Glider HO
    Soundsmith ruby cant
    • homebrewed teflon silver plate homebrew
    Roll your own and save money
    • Audio Quest Sterling ++++++
    Also...Homebrew Canare
    • Nakamichi 700mkII
    What it is
    • Sony TCK71
    Yepper
    • Lots of stuff...some home made Take a look
    Here it is
    • Acoustech Ph1
    Southerland design with op amp upgrade suggested ny Ron
    • Tascam DA30mk3
    DAT
    • Grace Design Lunitec V3 with OADE ACM
    Great mic and line preamp AD converter
    • M&K MX-150 thx
    two of them
    • Thorens TD 850
    With Ultra Origin Live Motor upgrade and Michell Tecnoarm
    • Rogue Audio M-120
    Will upload pictures later
    • Adcom GFT-555 mkII
    Heavy mods. Not as good sounding as my long term reference Mitsubishi DAF20 but who listen to the radio anyways.
    • HIFIMan HE400
    Headphones
    • Thinksound MS1
    I have two pair. Great inexpensive IEM
    • M & K Highpass filter HP 1
    Highpass filter
    • Rogue Audio M-120
    pic
    • Benz Micro M.09 Phono Cartridge
    • Denon DL 103 Ebony body mod Cartridge
    • Thorens TD 850/Origin Live/Audiomods Thorens TD 850 maxed out
    • Thorens TD 850 mkii heavy mods Turntable
    See pics.
    • Acoustech Ph1premium Deluxe Phono Stage
    • JM Labs Micro Utopias Speakers
    • Benchmark HDR DAC converter
    • Celestion SL6s Speakers
    Upgraded wiring and caps
    • Oppo 103 Universal DVD
    • peachtree idecco iDecco
    Office system
    • Celestion SL6S
    Modified internal wiring to silver plated copper/teflon and upgraded caps.

    Part of my office system
    • Fio X3 X3
    Player.

    Great for walks, car and office.
    • Thorens TD 150 Super Build TD 150
    Extended Plinth, Grace G 150, Carbon fiber Origin Live

Comments 13

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Owner
Yes, the stands were partially made by me. I didn't want to spend long green on right sized stands so I worked off a pre existing pair. They do the job.

I'm currently under taking a new project table and should be finished with it soon. It is another 150 modded and tricked out but this one will have a solid hardwood plinth and long base to accommodate longer tone arms. It will use carbon fiber in many places, be strategically damped, utilize an origin live advance motor, Grace 940 arm and NOS Adcom cartridge. It should be a really great table when I'm done and open up many more arm possibilities.

I'll post pictures when I'm done.

raymonda

222222&text=jo
Looks great Raymonda glad and is that 3 turntables? All Thorens? They look amazing and I love all your mods the carbon fiber in particular looks great. The Micro's look sharp too did you make those stands yourself?

jond

Center
Excellent! I did the same recently. Got a new preamp, new phono stage, new amp, put over 4 grand into the turntable, and rewired it all with Synergistic Research. Just like you, it's like the bands have finally arrived to the room! I've been playing so much vinyl I had to purchase some more cleaning fluid yesterday. Fun, or what?! Enjoy your new system!

abucktwoeighty

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Owner
System edited: A lot of things have changed over the past 3 months, with table, pre-amp and amp being the biggest. I have really pushed things forward in the organic direction. When I sit back and spin vinyl or work on or listen to my mixes I'm really getting that "there" sense of sound. Comments and thought are appreciated.

raymonda

222222&text=ra
Owner
System edited: Updated photos

raymonda

222222&text=ra
Owner
System edited: last revision

raymonda

222222&text=ra
Owner
System edited: Will add system pics later.

raymonda

222222&text=ra
Owner
System edited: Times they are a changing. Wanted to bring more life to the sonic picture.

raymonda

222222&text=ra
Owner
Updated page. I will add pictures later. The m120 put a bit more flesh 96 the bone and come across as more organic. The new table with technoarm and origin motor upgrade is a step further in the right direction. I will miss my 166....I put a lot of work into it.

The audible illusions m3a is great in so many way. At this time I'm happy with my overhaul. It was fun rebuilding my system. Btw the melos sha1 is a great headphone amp and line section.

raymonda

222222&text=po
Nice system Raymonda. Very well done - I'll bet it sounds excellent. I agree with you on the Classe ca 150. I just put my ca 200 back in my system after several years on the bench and had forgotten how good it sounds.

Great job on your racks and amp stand!

Enjoy the music!

pops

222222&text=kn
Hey Raymonda, nice system. I assume you upgraded the interconnect on
the Thorens. If so, interested in what are you using?

kn

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222222&text=ra
Owner
System edited: The new passive pre-amp is a winner and should be seriously considered by anyone looking for a passive!

raymonda

128x128
Just the kind of home-brewed system I like. Lots more fun that way.

Congratulations, regards, and enjoy,
Dan

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