- American Sound AS-2000 Turntable
Belt driven (Pabst Capstan) super high mass turtable. It is the absolute state of the art in vinyl spinners. Using NOS SME 3012R’s as primary arms. Knife edge bearing from the early1970’s. Original NOS cables for the arms too. Total weight...approximately 500lbs. Air platter, no bearing.
Ripple free air bearing, air suspension and vacuum hold down. Running 12" Graham Supreme rear slot and Phantom Elite (Not here yet) with Nordost Odin wiring and tone arm cable. (DIN->RCA)
- Clearaudio Master Innovation
Belt-driven magnetic drive. Ceramic Magnetic bearing.
Nortronics Pro 1/2 tack, head wired out to external tape preamp (King/Cello NAB/IEC, 15 ips). All inferior Technics electronics are bypassed.
- Otari MTR-10 RTR Tape Deck
2 Channel, 1/4" tape, head wired out for use with King/Cello tape preamp.
- King/Cello Tape Pre IEC/NAB
adjustible Hi Freq. EQ
2 units...one fully stock, the other with a JRF Magnetics repro head upgrade.
1/4" two track RTR player/recorder
- Lamm Industries LP-1 Signature Phono
The LP1 Signature is a vacuum tube preamplifier that employs a high current pure class A operation from input to output. No loop feedback is employed. Other features include:
- Audibly neutral power supplies (one for each channel) featuring full-wave vacuum rectifiers, choke contained filters, vacuum tube high-voltage regulators, and solid-state low-voltage analogue non-switching regulators used as the heater supplies
- Three separate inputs for MM and MC (two inputs) cartridges
- All amplification stages utilize high transconductance super low noise high-current vacuum triodes
- Very accurate RIAA EQ network
Each preamplifier is carefully handcrafted of the finest materials and hand selected top quality parts like military-grade DALE metal-film resistors, RCD wire-wound resistors, BOURNS multi-turn potentiometers; ELECTROCUBE, CORNELL DUBILIER and ROEDERSTEIN film capacitors; high frequency switching grade CORNELL DUBILIER electrolytic capacitors; HAMMOND chokes; gold-plated NEUTRIC connectors; and military-grade low-noise long-life vacuum tubes.
A custom-designed massive damping panel installed in the preamplifier unit significantly reduces all types of mechanical vibrations which, in turn, leads to a more extended, coherent and natural bass reproduction.
The LP1 Signature features a custom-designed super-low noise power transformer.
LCR. Adjustable EQ, direct heated triode phono stage. 1950-1960 RCA Miltary spec 5U4G tubes used for rectification. Voltage regulation via Takatsuki 300B tubes.
Nuvistor tube based moving coil head amp.
- SME 3012R Phono pick up arm
1970’s NOS with knife edge bearing...not the shit gimbal bearing design that came out later.
- Graham Engineering Phantom Elite 10 inch
Grahams new reference arm with improved bearing, wiring, bearing house, arm tube
- Graham Engineering Phantom II Supreme
Fluid damped, uni-pivot design. 10 & 12 inch arm wand x 2.
- Clearaudio Universal Tone Arm with VTA Lifter
- Nordost Odin Supreme Reference Cabling
2-1.25 meter DIN to RCA phono cables. 1-1.5 meter XLR for phono stage to main pre. 1-5 meter XLR for main pre to amps. 1.5 meter RCA, 4-2.5 meter Power Cords. 4 meter speaker cable.
- Nordost Valhalla Reference DIN phono
Used with Graham arm.
- Koetsu Coralstone Platinum
understated beauty of the petrified coral bodes
so rare is the material that cartridges in this guise will only be available in the US, priced at $15000 with production unlikely to exceed a couple of dozen
stunning naturalness and presence
a sense of substance and stability to the image
big and rich and vibrant
There's a rightness, an immediately convincing quality to its presentation that draws you into the music. Specifications: Body: Coral Stone Type: Moving Coil Coil Wiring: Silverplated Copper Magnet: Platinum Magnet Cantilever: Boron Cantilever Output Volts: 0.3mV Frequency Range: 20Hz to 100kHz Channel Seperation: 25db/1kHz Inner Impedance: 5 Ohm Channel Balance: 0.5db/1kHz Recommended Impednace: 30 Ohm Weight: 12g Compliance: 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne at 100 hz
- Koetsu Tiger Eye Platinum
Koetsu Tigereye Technical Data Body: Tigereye Type: moving coil Coil wiring: silver-plated copper Magnet: platinum Cantilever: boron Output: .3mV Frequency range: 20Hz-100kHz Channel separation: 25dB/1kHz Inner impedance: 5 ohms Channel balance: .5dB/1kHz Recommended impedance: 30 ohms Weight: 12.5 Compliance: 5x10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
Urushi bamboo body. Dynavectors statement cartridge.
Two units...One still Sealed for the future.
Shelter Phono Cartridge
Output Voltage: 0.5 mV at 1Khz 5 cm/sec.
Weight: 8.5 grams
Channel Balance: within 0.8 dB at 1Khz
Tracking Force: 1.4 to 2.2 grams
Stylus Tip: 1.6 X 0.3 mil Line Contact Nude Diamond
DC Resistance: 15 Ohm
Recommended Load Impedance:
Step Up Transformer - 10 to 30 Ohms
Head Amplifier - within 100 Ohms
High Gain EQ-amp - within 47K Ohms
Compliance - 9 ìm/mN
- Lyra Olympos - Mono Phono Cartridge
One of 4 mono versions ever made. SL single coil design. Output: .15mV
Truly the Holy Grail for mono record playback.
- PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream DAC
Stereophile Recommended Component 2015
Class A+ Stereophile rated DirectStream DAC converts any digital input format, such as PCM or DSD to a pure DSD stream and outputs near-perfect analog directly to your power amplifier or preamplifier. Whatever the format, whatever the sample rate, DirectStream is a pure DSD based solution that fulfills the promise of a high-resolution analog performance standard the originators of CDs promised over 30 years ago. Hear what’s been missing in your music for all these years. If you know the sound of music and instruments, and want to hear what’s been missing on your discs, then this DAC is right for you.
Buffered Memory player. 24/192 capable
- Pass Labs XS Preamp - Dual Chassis
It is a large two chassis preamp built in a true dual mono arrangement. The circuit board materials are optimized for performance in each area, a power supply circuit board has different requirements
- Pass Labs XS-150 Dual Chassis Monoblocks
Class A solid state dual chassis mono-blocks Xs These are Pass Laboratories ultimate expression of Power Amplifiers the perfect blend of science and visceral emotion. The successor to our already lavishly praised and well regarded Supersymmetry patent. Every technical effort has been made to assure exceptional specifications, among these: Separate chassis for lower electromagnetic noise Power supplies with greatly enhanced storage capacitance Banks of redundantly parallel high speed / soft recovery rectifiers Improved high frequency noise filters Larger / quieter transformers Improved passive decoupling Lower power standby Input impedances of 200 k-ohm balanced with negligible capacitance These amplifiers will drive any load, while being driven from any source. If theres a more emotionally satisfying amplifier anywhere, were not aware of it. Xs 150 / Specifications Gain (db)26 Power Output /ch (8 ohm)150 Power Output /ch (4 ohm)300 Maximum Output (Amps)30 Input Impedance,(Kohms)200k Balanced, 100k single-ended Power Consumption (W)500 Number of Chassis2 Dimensions (W x H x D)19 x 11.5 x 21.5 (each) Unit Weight (LBS)130 + 100
- Wilson Audio Alexandria X2.2
almandine black metallic with Black Grills
Active Isolation table
Profesional Level Parametric Utilized via tape loop on main pre when needed. EQ Worlds first all-discrete, true differential Class-A input buffer/amplifier Selectable balanced or unbalanced input Greatly improved 3rd generation FSA-03 all-discrete EQ amplifier Improved output stage, no muting required (as with Twin Topology) True hard-wire bypass when EQ not selected Upgraded power supply leading to improved sonic performance
Clean AC power Regenerator for source components only. Amps plugged directly into wall.
Used under Pass XS 150 amps, Wilson X-2.2 speakers and Clearaudio Master Innovation turntable.
Used on top of all music chain components and as record weights for both turntables.
Isolation/Vibration control component footers
- KL Audio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner
The best ultrasonic record cleaner. Uses only distilled water.
Signal grounding box. I use two...one dedicated to main preamp and the other dedicated to the phono preamp.
- Entreq Atlantis Grounding Cables
Two pairs for main preamp, one pair for phono stage
Battery power supply for Clearaudio Master Innovation turntable.
- Western Electric 422A Rectifiers
Purchased NOS (1960 MFG Date)Used for rectification in the Allnic H5000 DHT phono preamp
Hi-End 300B tube made in Japan. Used for voltage regulation in the Allnic H5000 DHT Phono preamp. These make a big difference on the performance of the tubes in the gain stage.
- Torus Power RM-15 Plus Isolation Transformer
2 units....one for each power amp channel.