Description

My final set ,
I’m on journey in tube world .
Analog is with me for bout 5 year now and this is my best yet so far !
Everything flow nice and natural also warm .
Live like with vocal jazz ...spooky real .
Satisfied and I’m done for now.
Listening is fun and enjoy it also love the look of tubes !
Cheers 
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Room Details

Dimensions: 11’ × 10’  Small
Ceiling: 8’


Components Toggle details

    • Air Tight ATM 2
    Powerful 80w with Psvane KT88-T
    • Air Tight ATC-2
    Classic
    • Air Tight ATE-2
    Phono
    • Air Tight ATH-1 SUT
    Step Up Transformers
    • VPI Industries Classic 3
    3D gimbal
    • Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua
    • Miyajima Labs Kansui
    • Benz Micro Gullwing SLR
    Low version
    • Dynavector DV-XX2 mkII
    Best bang in the line up
    • Zu Audio Denon 103R mk1
    Sapphire with MR stylus
    • Zu Denon DL103 mk1
    Boron cantilever with MR stylus
    • Harbeth M30.1
    Rosewood forever
    • Harbeth C7 ES-3
    Rosewood is beautiful
    • DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Super 8
    • Dynaudio C-1
    • Usher Audio DMD Mini-X
    • Pmc Ib2s
    • Audience AR2p -TO
    Power conditioner
    • Richard Gray SubStation
    Isolation transformer
    • ModWright LLC SWP-9.0 se tube phono
    • Audience AU24SE
    • Pass Labs INT-150
    • Auditorium 23 A23 speaker cable
    • Sony HAP-Z1
    • Bob's Devices Sky Cinemag Step Up Transformer
    • Phoenix Engineering Eagle psu and road runner
    • Kimber TAK-Ag phono

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222222&text=ho
Owner
Thanks sbank ,
Been own the Rua for few month then before it Is Kansui.
But for my memory this kind different compare to XX2, it has own sound degree in bass Religion and if I I can said also have more sweetness in high maybe more extended, Nothing bad just different.
My fav still XX2 for money .
But Kansui Is total Different ,you got the slam on bass that no other cartridge can .
Musical in mid range too And only draw back is their compliance kind low .
If I have heavy arm that will my keeper for sure .
Hope this help ,
Enjoy

honeyooi

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Owner
Hi orfeo, thanks.
The ATM-2 is very robust amp & build to last . Mine been update from previous owner and so far only blew fuse once.
Also have 1power socket Is bad within few years own It so sent to service .
Now still playing and enjoy it .
Hope this help you decide  .

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
I do love this VPI 3D gimbal arm ,replace the old metal unipivot design.
It help eliminate my inner groove distortion on some LP .
Great upgrade !

honeyooi

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

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

honeyooi

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=ho
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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

honeyooi

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

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Owner
Thanks @jayrossi13 ,you got it right! Best mid voice I ever heard.
We both proud owner 👍.
Cheers

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Set it up in different room ,also replace PAD ic with audience SE .
Well match with tube gear from phono to pre and to amp .

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thanks matt:)
I'll put it in my list.

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Salectric : thanks
The 30.1 is awesome😄 ,like it very much ,way do better in every aspect from C7.
Got it from friend with best price i couldnt resist😁.

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thanks matt:
Indeed ,sound better in anyways,especially bass is tight .
Love your analog rig too ,curious about that manley phono,thinking go that route for full tube:)

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Like most harbeth owner,curious too so move up the chain and bring the m30.1 home.


honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
After a while...just got back my tonearm from VPI for rewire with their newer nordost reference,so far so good! Even on break in mode now i Can hear more inner detail .

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thanks Pdreher.
Did you use 23 IC too?
Do they have same character with the speaker wire?
I was looking at Audience 24se actually,but now will add to my list.

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Hi needs.....thanks,hopefully someday I'm going your direction for cartridge.
You have awesome analog gear ,love the look of PBN,I bet yo are addicted to it too,enjoy!

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thanks pdreher ,love your system too.
Looks like we both love harbeth.
Can you tell me how you like the auditorium 23 cable?

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thanks bdp,
You is right,the best money can buy for a pre,is a keeper!

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
System edited: 11/5/2015 Add richard gray power substation in system

honeyooi

222222&text=ho
Owner
Thanks elevick,
I'm really digging the sound now,it was so engaging :)
My taste sometime go south,but this time is well match.
Happy listening to you too!

honeyooi