Description

I have been working on my system for 12 years. Room treatments and accessories have created the biggest impact this year. And interesting DIY projects are delivering greatly improved sonic results across the board.
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Room Details

Dimensions: 14’ × 14’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


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    • Audio Horizons TP 2.3
    Fully Loaded.
    • PS Audio PerfectWave
    The best transport I have ever had.
    • PS Audio DirectStream DS DAC
    The best DAC I have ever had.
    • Atma-Sphere Atma-Sphere S-30
    Fully loaded.
    • Raidho C1.1
    The best speakers I have ever had.
    • Silver DIY
    The best speaker wires I have ever had.
    • Shunyata Zitron Anaconda
    The best interconnects I have ever had -- along with my Elrods.
    • Elrod Statement Gold
    The best interconnects I have ever had -- along with my Shunyatas.
    • Shunyata Power Cables
    I have a variety of Shunyata power cables. I run Zitron Alpha HC and Zitron Alpha Digital in series with my own Furutech DIY cables.
    • Shakti Hallographs
    An excellent addition.
    • Schumann Resonance Devices
    I run 10 Schumann Resonance Devices.
    • Steinmusic Harmonizers
    I run 4 Steinmusic Harmonizers
    • QRT Symphony Pros
    I run 4 of there QRT units.
    • QRT ElectroClear
    I run a single 3-module unit.
    • Audio Magic PEA
    I run 3 of these units.
    • Audio Magic Wave Stabilizers
    I run 2 of these units.
    • IPC Acoustic Energizers
    I run 5 of these units.
    • Negative Ion Generators
    I run 4 of these units.
    • Synergistic Research ART
    I run the full system with 5 extra bowls added.
    • Monarchy Power Regenerator
    I run 1 unit -- indispensable.
    • Isolation Transformer
    I run one unit -- high quality medical grade made in Germany -- indispensable.
    • REL T3 subwoofer
    An excellent unit.
    • Shunyata Triton Power Conditioner
    The best I have ever had.
    • Bybee Golden Goddess Speaker Bullets
    I run 2 pairs in series on each speaker.
    • Sand Boxes DIY
    I bottom load all components -- except the speakers that have dedicated stands.
    • DIY Proprietary
    I use unique DIY tweaks with the Bybee Golden Goddess Speakers Bullets and on the positive terminals on the amp.
    • Kemp Plugs
    I use all 3 Kemp plugs as well as the Noise Eater.
    • DIY Magnets
    I use magnets in power cords and in various locations around the system.
    • DIY Resonators
    I use my own version of Synergistic Research's HFTs.
    • Paul Speltz ZERO-Autoformers
    An indispensable addition to the system.
    • Lyngdorf RP-1
    • BSG Technologies QOL

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cporada

Please send me a private message.

sabai

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Owner
cporada,

Have you had any luck creating your own?

sabai

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Hi Sabai,
I have read with great interest your mention of your DIY high frequency resonators and your use of neodymium magnets in your cables.  Could you provide more information on how you made the resonators and how one would go about incorporating magnets into their existing cables to see what effect they may have?
Thanks so much,
Chris

cporada

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Owner
I have added 70 of my own DIY HFRs -- High Frequency Resonators, a take-off on Synergistic Research HFTs -- High Frequency Transducers. The latter are, like mine, simple resonators, not transducers. Look up the definition of transducer.

sabai

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Owner
Frozentundra,

Jeff,

Thanks for your kind reply. Yes, it was a big move from Marantz to an OTL tube amp. The tube life is very good.

I live in Asia now.

sabai

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sabai,

Marantz to Atma-sphere..........wow
Big change.

How is the tube life?

What part of the world are you in...not wisconsin by chance

Keep up the good work

Jeff

frozentundra

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Owner
Hi Jeff,

I used to love vintage Marantz integrated amps and had a whole string of them. Then I decided to go in a different direction with tubes and an OTL. I chose the Atma-Sphere S-30. Since my system has evolved so much in the past few years I can only speculate about "much faster and open". My opinion is "no contest". Frankly, I would never part with my OTL. I do not believe any solid state amp within my budget could come near the Atma-Sphere S-30 in my system.

sabai

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Owner
Scifi,

Yes, I was aware that Victor passed away and sent my condolences to Joseph since I did not know his family. The news was a shock to me. Victor was an amazing person. I never met him but we communicated a lot by email. I would like to have known him personally. I don't believe he was widely known in the audio community but he was tremendously knowledgeable, intelligent and wise -- not only regarding audio matters. His passing must be a great personal and professional loss to Joseph.

sabai

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Subai,
I've always wanted to compare an Otl amp to "normal" amps
Do they sound that much faster and open as reading says?
The raidio certainly will show downstream electronics ,especially with a sub.

What other amps led you to the OTL amps?

Well done

Jeff

frozentundra

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Ken

Where you aware that Victor Comerchero of Audio Horizons passed away last December? I had not communicated with him for awhile and when he did not respond to my emails I contacted Joseph and found out the tragic news. This is a great loss to our audio community as he was such an elegant man and so knowledgeable about his products.

scifi

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Owner
System edit:

I have added Voodoo burn-in adapters.

sabai

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Owner
System edit:

I have added a the QOL from BSG and the Lyngdorf RP-1.

sabai

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Owner
Colekat,

Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for appreciating my rant. If you send me a private message I will send you a copy.

sabai

Center
Wow! the water cooling must be efficient with these big hoses! impressive!

chrisr

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Sabai, Did they remove a thread you started about SR.? That was a great rant and I would love to have a copy of that. I tried to post and the next thing you know, the thread was removed! Hope I have the right person,
Tom

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Owner
Mapman,

Thanks for your comments. When you turn them off the holographic effect of the sound stage is diminished.

sabai

Center
Sabai, what happens if you turn those electronic tweaks off?

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Owner
Jafreeman,

Thanks for your comments. On the top is a Schumann resonance device with Chartres coil -- about 7 ft. about the floor. Below that are two SW1 Schumann resonance devices -- about 6 ft. above the floor. Below that is a Steinmusic Harmonizer. Below that is a QRT Symphony Pro -- the precursor to the Nordost Qx2 and Qx4. Beside the speakers: 1 QRT Symphony Pro, 1 Audio Magic PEA, 1 Audio Magic Wave Stablizer, 1 IPC Acoustic Energizer.

sabai

Center
Sabai, you have GOT to describe all of the items that make up that tall totem pole in the corner! What's in there??? Thanks! Joe

jafreeman

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Owner
Hew,

Thanks for your comments. Actually, I bottom load all components with sand boxes -- except the speakers that have dedicated stands. I also top load the power amp as you can see in the photo -- adorned with coral and sea shells.

sabai

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Owner
Hew,

Thanks for your comments. Audiogon is having a problem updating my Virtual System. I have added that I use wooden platforms and sand boxes for isolation/coupling -- with excellent results. Audiogon is also having a problem uploading my photo. Patience prevails.

sabai

Center
There is a whole other universe waiting for you if you ever decide to delve deep into component isolation/coupling and grounding. Nice System, anyway.

hew

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Owner
Needfreestuff,

Thanks for your comments. The REL was a seamless adjunct to the Raidhos -- no problem whatsoever. The most time-consuming challenge has been integrating all the room treatments. Once the system photo is uploaded you'll be able to see this. Although it shows only part of the system it gives a good idea of how complex it is to integrate over 40 room treatment devices.

sabai

Center
I can see where this would be a stunning system as you described. Did you have much trouble blending the
Rel with the Raidho's? Enjoy

needfreestuff

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