Description

My final set ,
I’m on tube world for bout 5 year now and this is best so far !
Everything flow naturally and life like especially with vocal jazz ...spooky real .
Satisfied and I’m done 👌
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Room Details

Dimensions: 12’ × 10’  Small
Ceiling: 8’


Components Toggle details

    • Air Tight ATM 2
    Gold Lion KT88 and telefunken
    • Air Tight ATC-2
    Classic
    • Air Tight ATE-2
    Phono
    • Air Tight ATH-1
    SUT
    • Miyajima Labs Kansui
    • Benz Micro Gullwing SLR
    Low output moving coil
    • VPI Industries Classic 3
    Rosewood
    • Harbeth M30.1
    Move up the chain,curious!
    • Harbeth C7 ES-3
    Rosewood is beautiful
    • DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Super 8
    • Dynaudio C-1
    • Pmc Ib2s
    • Audience AR2p -TO
    Power conditioner
    • Richard Gray SubStation
    Isolation transformer
    • Usher Audio DMD Mini-X
    • Audience AU24SE
    Interconnect RCA
    • Pass Labs INT-150
    • Auditorium 23 A23 speaker cable
    • ModWright LLC SWP-9.0 se tube phono
    • Sony HAP-Z1
    • Zu Audio Denon 103R
    Sapphire with MR stylus
    • Dynavector DV-XX2 mkII
    Loving combination with classic table and to warm
    • Zu Denon DL103
    Boron cantilever with MR stylus
    • Bob's Devices Sky Cinemag Step Up Transformer
    • Phoenix Engineering Eagle psu and road runner
    • Kimber TAK-Ag phono

Comments 48

222222&text=ho
Owner
Get back in the game with hi end cartridge with miyajima Kansui .
Bring it to next step of analog performance 👍

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thank you Pdreher,
I found harbeth and air Tight really well together,it start with the amp then got whole set and very happy with results 👍

honeyooi

Center
Love your system.  Very aesthetically appealing. Air Tight with Harbeth is an intriguing combo that has to sound great paired together.  Congrats!

pdreher

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thank you Dan ,
I’m now can relax and enjoy listening 🙏

honeyooi

128x128
Beautiful system, high-quality gear throughout. You reached your goal, and are to be commended and congratulated for that.

Enjoy, regards,
Dan

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222222&text=ho
Owner
Accomplished my set .
Just listening now 👍
Stay safe everyone 🙏

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thanks Joel ,
I can said I’m big fan of Air Tight when comes to harbeth.
Unfortunately when starting with Harbeth I’m already switching to tube amps.
I try some SS amp but not Pass amp ,mostly over 100 watt !
I can said that SS amp bring the best of harbeth within bass but I prefer midrange of tube 😁 and also my room is small.
So yeah Harbeth speaker love power .
Cheers 

honeyooi

222222&text=jo
Very nice system! I have the 30.1 Anniversary paired with a McIntosh MA8000 which is a pretty good match. But Air Tight is high on my wish list :) Have you tried the combination 30.1/INT-150? Thanks!

joel_hifi

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Owner
Wow..
First time playing with SUT ..... got bob’s sky 20 and well match with both Zu 103 and 103R.
Sound like more engaging and powerful 😁👍
Cheers 

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
New toy to Play with is Zu denon DL103,
This was retip with boron cantilever with micro ridge stylus .
The other is Zu DL103R with sapphire MR.

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Islandman : me still enjoy this phono , got the mullard Blackburn  
5AR4 in  power supply
Recently played system with new tubes install on EAR pre ,is telefunken E88cc
Also Wondering how good is tele CCA tube ?maybe next upgrade.
Now all telefunken tubes in set from amp and pre.
Nice and enjoy the record more and more with tubes.

honeyooi

128x128
Yes, we do have the same phono stage. I have installed an upgraded power supply that Modwright made for this unit. As I recall, it was in the range of around $450, and made a big positive change. Recently, a NOS GE 5AR4 rectifier tube has the SWP, and my analog front end, sounding better than it ever has. Very pleasant listening to LPs lately.

Regards,
Dan  

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222222&text=ho
Owner
Islandman:
Thanks dan ,indeed I do have pleasure to listen it ,is the best bang for buck cartridge. Best money spent 👍.
I'm not missing my Benz performance at all ,this ZU will stay !
Also Look like we have same phono stage,is my the first tube phono !
Andy is good guy ,me have sent fews cartridge to him and all back is better performance.
Now still break-in the ZU :) will post how's result when pass 50 hours.
Cheers 

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
folkfreak:
Thanks for your suggestions,
As for now I'm having enough heat from one ATM ,can't imagine having 2 😅 In my room this summer .
Me never blown any tubes ,but I do sent it for check and service when I got the amp.
Some resistor replace and add soft start in ATM .
And yes this built like a tank 👍.

honeyooi

128x128
Honeyooi, very nice system, I'm sure it gives you a great deal of pleasure. I also happen to have a Zu Denon 103R, which was an upper-tier cartridge from Zu. I sent mine to ESCCO in Britain for their white sapphire cantilever/Paratrace stylus mod. It still amazes me at how good it sounds. It would be interesting to compare the two, though I'd imagine they sound very similar (good!).

When my Zu needs retipping, I intend to send it to Andy, so one of these days, I'll find out how yours probably sounds. Enjoy your great system.

Regards,
Dan

Ag insider logo xs@2xislandmandan

Center
Nice system -- if you ever get the chance do explore picking up another ATM-2 and having them modded for dual mono use. This puts them in another league entirely. I would have happily lived with my pair of ATM-2's apart from their annoying tendency to blow tubes (I became quite adept at swapping out the protection resistors after one blew). Anyway they are built like tanks and will happily serve you as long as you need

folkfreak

222222&text=ho
Owner
At the end.......Zu on the house !
Got the 103R modded by Andy Kim with his top line sapphire cantilever and micro ridge stylus.
So far.........Unbelievable !

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Finally fully completed tube system...YES!
My best creation so far,brings the music alive.
Last gear to put is Modwright phono replace musical surroundings NOVA2.
I still amazed of how analogue sound !

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Recent purchases of auditorium A23 speaker cable is the right move for my system,it is special for tube amps indeed!

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Jason,
Congrat at your system now,well choice!
This will bring you long term relationship 😁,now update the pics please!
Happy listening👍

honeyooi

Center
The Air Tight is in my system and performs well beyond my expectations. The sound is really amazing. 

For tubes, I'm running the GL KT88, Mullard 12AU7 and currently Tungsram 12AX7--deciding if I like them better than the Telefunken. 

I must admit, you were definitely right about the amp. 

jayrossi13

222222&text=ho
Owner
Jason,
Very happy to hear you try the Air Tight,
Let me know the result 👍.
Happy listening 👌

honeyooi

Center
Your comments on my system inspired me to give tube amps another shot with the Harbeth. I got an ATM-2, should be here by the end of next week. 

I'll let you know my thoughts with the SHL5+ once it's settled in from the trip. 

Jason

jayrossi13

222222&text=ho
Owner
Hi Jason:
I'm not tube guru but done some rolling on few brand ,mostly me just research online and read countless topic about tube 😬.
On tube:
KT 88,only electro and gold lion,GL preferred,both reissue.
AX7 ,NOS mullard blackburn or tele smooth or rigged ands some amperex ,tele smooth preferred .
AU7,same as AX7 ,telefunken is pref.
Telefunken give me more realistic voice and kind a match with harbeth .
BH7 ,eletro harm or RCA black,RCA top winner ,very quiet!

honeyooi

Center
Hi @honeyooi 

Have you done any tube rolling with the ATM-2? 

If so, what tubes did you like? 

Jason

jayrossi13

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