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How I play my 5000 odd LP's.
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Room Details

Dimensions: 18’ × 23’  Large
Ceiling: 7’


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    • TW Raven AC-3 with BN platter
    3 motor German turntable
    • Thales Audio Simplicity II
    tangential tracking tonearm - just superb
    • Technics TECHNICS SL-1000MK3D SP10-MK3 SH-10B5 Plinth.
    Classic Technics table
    • Graham Engineering Phantom B 44
    tonearm
    • Exclusive P3
    Wonderful sounding turntable from 1979
    • Exclusive P10
    Great sounding vintage 1979 DD table, 2nd to the P3.
    • Lyra ATLAS SL
    phono cartridge
    • Lyra Etna SL
    phono cartridge
    • Dynavector DRT XV-1s
    top of the line dynavector cartridge
    • Ortofon MC A90 anniversary
    absolutely reference grade cartridge that sounds like your system.
    • Linn LP-12 Lingo
    LP12 TT with Naim ARO arm
    • Lyra Delos
    overachieving entry level lyra cart - plays higher than its price
    • Denon ESC 103R
    cartridge
    • Ortofon SPU Classic GM E MKII
    enough said
    • Ortofon SPU Royal GM
    .
    • Nordost Valhalla
    between turntable and phono stage
    • Accuphase C-37
    3 input phono stage
    • TW Acustik Phono
    3 input pure tube phono section with 6 impedance settings. Very quiet for a full tube gain phono stage
    • Esoteric E-03
    two input phono stage
    • Ortofon Verto Set-Up Transformer
    excellent SUT for the SPU's
    • Conrad Johnson GAT
    very nice preamp
    • Deqx HDP-4
    DSP speaker and room correction. especially good at correcting and eq of bass
    • Nordost Tyr 6m
    ic between pre and power
    • D'Agostino Momentum Stereo
    SS amp
    • Conrad Johnson premier 8A with cj teflon upgrades
    275 watt monoblocks brought up to date with cj factory teflon cap upgrade
    • Wilson Audio Maxx 3
    Gentle Giant
    • Nordost Tyr
    Excellent
    • Kimber KS-3033
    8ft speaker cable
    • Transparent MM Reference XL-V
    speaker cable
    • Orb DF-02
    Japan's Orb make the Air Tight LP flattener. This is the new Japan model for flattening those warped and dished LP's
    • TW Acustik / Hannl Ultra
    rebadged Hannl - same as Acustech Ultra - excellent and quiet but takes longer than nitty gritty
    • Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    yamaha hard disc recorder with 80 gb disc drive and cd player. great for dubbing vinyl to CD

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Shane
Many thanks. Will check this out with the TW dealer in Singapore.
The GAT is superb though I have had some problems with microphonics with the Seimens NOS tubes. Am still waiting the arrival of the Japanese SET mono blocs. Hopefully, the year long system upgrade may be complete in Dec
Have not tried the BN feet. I suspect the effects may be minuscule if the TT is properly isolated.
Best
Pradeep

sunnyboy1956

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Shane
Congrats on the BN platter. What kind of improvements do you find over the original platter and did you change to the BN feet ? What are the costs involved ? I am really happy with my TW AC but always interested in the next tweak.
Cheers
Pradeep

sunnyboy1956

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Shane
My apologies for intruding on your system's page to get Lloyd's coordinates. Did not realise that the PM on Agon is up and running .
Best
Pradeep

sunnyboy1956

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Lloyd
Do you have a mail id where I can contact you ? Its about a Wavac amp!
Cheers
Pradeep

sunnyboy1956

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Hi Lloyd
Thats a huge performance leap over the CT5. Would definitely call for a bottle of Hibekki 17 yr old!!
Pradeep

sunnyboy1956

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Shane and Lloyd
Many thanks. Fortunately the GAT has about 2000 hrs, so break in will not be an issue provided the conversion to 220v is not a problem. It took ages to break in the CT 5 but it was a quiet process with no dramatic improvements. I am a big fan of HRS. I have the TW TT on a S1 rack and the Nimbus couplers and plates everywhere including the Hydra power conditioner and TT PSU apart from the CJ pre and power. I am told the improvement the GAT makes over the CT 5 is pretty impressive of the order of 30% or so, if its possible to quantify such things.Even if that is partly true, I guess I am in for some fun.
Cheers
Pradeep

sunnyboy1956

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Hi Shane
I recently acquired a used CJ GAT on Agon to partner my brand new Rockport Aviors. The GAT will arrive sometime in March. Curious what pre you were using before the GAT and the improvements you noticed. Have been following the thread regd the EAT tube dampners. You seem to have abandoned them.
Cheers
Pradeep

sunnyboy1956

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Congratulations on your stunning system. Just curious about your Lyra Atlas set up. I presume the Atlas has achieved break in. What kind of VTA do you find optimal : arm parallel to the platter , tail up/down ? Appreciate any comments/advice. I will attempt tweaking my cart(VTA) only after another 30 hrs or so.
Many thanks
Pradeep

sunnyboy1956