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Pretty much a total system changeover
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Room Details

Dimensions: 30’ × 20’  X large
Ceiling: 10’


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    • Destination Audio 3-Way Horn Loudspeakers

    105 dB

    8 Ohm

    • Destination Audio 76 Linestage Preamplifer
    Based on 76 tube
    • Destination Audio Type 50 Monoblock Amplifiers

    3.4W Single-ended Class A design w/ zero feedback, 

    Amorphous custom iron - inter-stage coupled transformers


    • Destination Audio Type 45 Monoblock Amplifiers

    1.8 W Single-ended Class A design w/ zero feedback, 

    Amorphous custom iron - inter-stage coupled transformers

    • Finale Audio Parrallel 300b Monoblocks

    All Hashimoto iron

    16W power

    • Lumin U1 Streamer
    • Lampizator Golden Atlantic
    Fantastic DHT DAC
    • Sansui TU-717
    • Belden 8402 IC
    • KCI Silkworm +
    Pure 24K gold with Xhadow rca connectors. A remarkable cable
    • Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA Speaker Cables
    • Shunyata Research Denali S-6000
    • Found Music GiFT Power Cords

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Owner
Hi Dan, been busy retiring, moving, un-retiring, etc. :-)

Yes, same system and room is being designed and built for overall good, but certainly to have the big horns shine!

arthursmuck

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Hello Arthur, Haven't heard from you in a while. Will your new room house the same setup as in this post? If so, you're most likely building the room with these speakers in mind, so you are looking forward to a nice improvement in sound quality.

Still one of my favorite systems here.

Regards,
Dan

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Art, looking forward to the final product. : )

Ag insider logo xs@2xdavid_ten

222222&text=ar
Owner
New room under construction, pictures in November

arthursmuck

222222&text=ar
Owner

Hi Dan,

Indeed the Westies have gone to a new home. Loving this setup!

arthursmuck

128x128
Arthur, I see you have moved on from your Tannoys. If I were to move on as well, it would be for the same reason you did. My heart, and my head, has been pointing that direction for years, but the budget won't allow it.

If the new amps and speakers sound anywhere near as good as they look, you must be on cloud nine!

Congratulations, and regards,
Dan

Ag insider logo xs@2xislandmandan

222222&text=ar
Owner
Loving the magic of high sensitivty horns with single-ended class A tube amps...

arthursmuck

222222&text=ar
Owner
Anthony, moving out to Denton in the next couple months and building a new dedicated room, will let you know when it's ready.  You're always welcome!

arthursmuck

128x128
Wow Art, awesome system! It has changed so much over the years. Would love to stop by for a listen one day. Anthony

scar972

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Owner
Added new Finale PSET 300B amps and fantastic Audio Antiquary Wooden Preamp based on C3M tube.  Incredible sound!

arthursmuck

222222&text=ar
Owner

Congrats Jay, terrific amplifiers!  I went with Natural Sound 845-T tubes and left the others stock.  Mine are on Timbernation 3" Maple platforms and use Found Music GiFT power cords.  Pre-amp is terrific as well.  I'll drop you PM for contact info.


Best,

Art 

arthursmuck

Center
Hi, I just bought a pair myself this weekend here.  Would love any of your thoughts on how to get the most out of them, and may want to chat once I get them in case I have any questions?  I don't know how to contact you directly on the site...

Would also love your thoughts on the pre-amp.

Thanks so much for responding, Art.

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222222&text=ar
Owner
Thanks Jay!  I appreciate your kind words. Love the Thoress, quiet, great tone and warmth, but have some grunt for SE. Happy to connect and tell you more.  

Best,
Art

arthursmuck

Center
Hi, could you give me your thoughts on the Thoress 845s?  There don't seem to be a lot of comments in the forums relative to these amps, but the few I've found seem quite favorable.

Awesome systems you have there, btw.

Thanks!
Jay

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Arthur, that would be great. Audio enthusiasts are scarce as hens teeth around here. I've lived in the same small town (Oak Harbor, on the north end) of Whidbey Island for 46 years, and never met another like-minded individual in all that time here. So, listening sessions are (aside from just myself in attendance), something highly anticipated, and looked forward to.

You can PM me at audiophildan at yahoo dot com anytime, I am retired, and almost always home.

Regards,
Dan

Ag insider logo xs@2xislandmandan

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Owner
No worries Dan, invitation is always open.  I do get to Seattle a couple of times each year, I'll see if I can work in some free time next trip and give you a holler.  Have a great weekend!

arthursmuck

128x128
Arthur, thanks for the invitation. I haven't been out of state for a while now, (Puget Sound in Washington). I just don't get around much anymore. Hmm, that was a pretty good song,no?

If you're ever in NW Washington State, feel free to come over.

Regards,
Dan

Ag insider logo xs@2xislandmandan

222222&text=ar
Owner

Dan,

Thank you for your very kind words, your setup is pretty spectacular as well.  I do get a great deal of enjoyment from this system and like the ability to use different pieces to change things up now and again.  I'm having a bit of an issue of collecting amplifiers, I just keep finding interesting ones.  I'm having a couple special new pieces built as we speak, more to come.

If you're ever out in Texas you must come by for an evening of listening.

Best, Art

arthursmuck

128x128
Arthur, you have put together what may be the perfect audio system (at least for me and you, that is). Just top drawer in every respect. Enjoy.

Regards,
Dan

Ag insider logo xs@2xislandmandan

222222&text=ar
Owner

Hi Jeff, thanks for your post.  I did add the Tannoy ST-200 super tweeter.  It's a subtle thing but I find that it adds some air, space and dimension that is pleasing to me.  I've read of peoples mixed experiences with super tweeters, mine is good but short of profound, if that makes sense. 

arthursmuck

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Nice to see the system coming along Arthur. Can you please tell us about the changes with the addition of the Tannoy Super Tweeter....I think i see it in the latest pictures. 

Thanks,
Jeff

jeff1225

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Owner
Also updated to include new Timbernation stand

arthursmuck

222222&text=ar
Owner

Yes it's R2R.  Differences are thicker faceplate, upgrade IC sockets, AC filter, Copper chassis, two superclocks, KR rectifier, Mundorf caps in power supply and output, upgrade footers, flight case, etc. 


Sound?  More liquid, lit from within than other DAC's I've owned.  Texture, tonality and 3D are all noticeably better than my previous situations.  All my perspective of course, it's a total keeper!

arthursmuck

Center
Arthur,
What is the difference between the Lampi Atlantic and the "Golden" Atlantic? Also, how would you characterize the sound quality and how does it compare to previous DAC's you've owned?  Does your DAC have R2R ladder capability?   Sorry for the barrage of questions.

pdreher

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Owner
Added Shunyata, Lampizator and Finale Audio equipment.  Also added Belden IC and Duelund speaker cables.

arthursmuck

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