Description

I’ve been a single ended with Horn speakers for quite sometime, here is yours Truly Triode’s Odeon Horn Speakers.  NAF parallel single ended 845 mono blocks amp & Triode Lab 2a3 parallel mono blocks.  Preamp is a CAT mk3 & Atmasphere mp1 mk3.3 Silver Reference Limited Edition tube preamp.   Front end is a redbook fully tube cd player by Dynastation mk5, dc separate power supply.  Reference Forsell mk2, Air platter and tonearm.  Clamp is a Goldmund Reference.   The cart is a Jan Allaerts Gold and Lyra Atlas SL Low Mc.  All using nbs mk3 s power cables, speaker cables, Argento Master Flow and Siltech Triple Crown
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Room Details

Dimensions: 23’ × 15’  Large
Ceiling: 12’


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    • New Audio Frontiers Reference Silver SE
    Naf triode mono blocks amp.  845 output tubes 50watts per channel.  Each mono block weighting in around 245lbs.  massive transformers!
    • Covergent Audio CAT Tube preamp Signature sl-1 mk3 with Duelund cast coupling caps
    A classic legend CAT tube preamp
    • Dynastation Dynavox mk5 with power supply Reedbook tube cd player running on dc power supply
    Fully tube cd player, triode output tubes type 30, 596 rectifier tube.  Has Duelund cast output coupling caps.  Custom power supply with CLC choke base.  The unit runs on dc car battery as power supply.
    • Odeon Horn Speakers Ultimate #30 Fostex Supertweeter Magnesium Diaphragm/double Alnico Magnetic
    Odeon German Horn speakers.  Fully three way with individuals crossovers, speakers can be run in a tri amps, bi amps or single amp.  Bass module are horn slotted with a 12 inches drivers.  Cabinet are 1.25 inches all around, Baltic Birch plywood.
    • NBS Audio Cables 3 s series
    I am using all nbs cables.  Power cords are nbs 1 & 2.  Speaker cables are 3 s
    • Forsell Reference 2 Reference 2 Air Tangent Turntable
    Air bearing and air platter. Goldmund clamp, Cartridge is from Lyra Atlas SL Low Mc .25mv.   Very dynamic and transient turntable.
    • Atmasphere Mp1 mk3.3 Reference Silver Limited Edition Preamp Mp1 mk3.3
    Tube preamp w/power supply built with phono stage.  This is a Reference Limited Edition V-cal silver, fully Kaisei AN electrolytic power supply.
    • Triode Lab 2a3 RSR Limited RSR Edition parallel mono block. Pure single ended designs at 6 watts per channel
    2a3 pure magic of single ended. All Hashimoto trannies, double choke for the best Filtration from the power supply.   Parallel single ended 6 watts per amp!
    • Lyra Atlas SL Low Mc Low MC
    Lyra Atlas SL version .25mv very dynamic and transient cartridge
    • V-cap Silver, Duelund Cu/Ag & Cast Duelund
    Duelund Cast & Cu/Ag series for the speakers
    • Goldmund Reference Clamp
    Brass Goldmund Clamp Reference series
    • RCA 2a3 Single Plate Single Plate
    Rca Single Plate one of the best single ended output tubes
    • AudioNote Electrolytic Kasei Non Polar Electrolytic
    Using Kaisei Electrolytic for the preamp power supplly.
    • Jensen Electrolytic 4 Poles 4 poles Designs
    Jensen 4 poles, one of the best electrolytic use in my cd player power supply.
    • Skyline Diffuser Pine woods custom 48x83 diffuser
    Custom designs Pine woods with Russian Birch 48x83
    • Odyssey Battery By Enersy AGM 12v 75ah
    Using 4 full size 12v 75ah battery with a custom Dc-Dc battery power supply running the cd player.

Comments 30

222222&text=la
Ya,I do definitely understand the need to keep it simple and clean,I’ve just become use to the sea of wires behind all the equipment.It would be better to elevate the cables like you do ,but I have so many,where to even start?Have a wonderful day Sir,    John

laylaandsam

Center
Owner
CY.... really appreciate your kind words.  It’s quite a heavy diffusers, it is anchor to the stud of the frame wall.  Happy listening!

zipost

Center
Owner
LA... for sure with ground systems improvement would be alot better!  I like my equipments simple; i don’t like it all clutter and messy, i like it clear up in front of my sound stage,  to me it helps with imaging.  I had great racks and use alot of isolation but they all come n go, so to make my life easy, i just use butcher blocks for simplicity and don’t have to deal with equipments sizing and fitting.  Happy listening!

zipost

222222&text=cy
What a beautiful system and room!  Love your diffuser.  I'd imagine it weighs 900 pounds and mounts to the wall studs behind it?  In any case, your system is a lovely work of art.

cymbop

222222&text=la
Wow,very impressive system Sir.The different iterations are quite lovely and I can only imagine how wonderful they sound together.I am sure it sounds pure and organic like I could only hope for someday.I was just wondering if you have ever considered experimenting with any grounding boxes.With you’re caliber of equipment,it would probably be quite revealing and beneficial.In my experience,it removes a veil off the sound stage making things more open and enjoyable to listen to.I use Entreq,but others may work just as well.Only other thing I would be curious about,have you tried Stillpoint anti-resonance feet and or racks.Their products I found a game changer.I tried multiple other feet throughout the years,and once you hear the difference they make,it’s very hard,impossible even,to go back to a system without them.I am not affiliated in any way with either company.I am so very impressed with your system that I literally couldn’t imagine how much more music you could extract from the grooves.I hope you consider my thoughts and please don’t think they come from a bad place.I have the utmost respect for your skills and abilities in choosing an excellent system.Have a wonderful day Sir,    John

laylaandsam

Center
Owner
jeff1225... really appreciated!

zipost

222222&text=je
I don't know how I missed this system. Absolutely fantastic!

jeff1225

Center
Owner
Shkong78... really appreciate it!  I’ve been a Triode and horn guy for quite some time, it’s a nice combination.   Lively, organic and seductive.   Happy Listening!

zipost

128x128
Nice horn system!

I also wish to try out horn system possibly vintage Western some day.

If you live close to Pacific Northwest, it would be nice to listen to your system.

Thomas

shkong78

Center
Owner
MA... The Dynastation can accommodate lots of variable tubes on the output and rectifier.  PM me at [email protected]  Hope to chat more.  Happy Listening!

zipost

222222&text=ma
Hi Zipost,
thanks for advice about upgrading Dynastation power supply ( running on dc). I will definetelly try it in future. 
But first I'm ready to do some tube rolling on player. What tubes you're using on Dynastation? I see some interesting globes and rectifier in photo number 16:

manfredas

Center
Owner
Hi BJ,  Really appreciate the feedback.  All internal chassis on all my units are dampened by EAR materials.  The Turntable sits on an extra isolation platform from the manufacture.  I use 3’ maple birch butcher board for the turntable, which helps alot with vibration. The flooring was custom with 1.5 inch of Russian plywood underneath to help reduces any vibration.

zipost

222222&text=bj
Hi, system looks great obviously. Can you talk about your experience with achieving isolation of the turntable from floor transmitted energy? It looks like you have a lot of bass to deal with.

bjazzburk

128x128
Ok! I’m a big fan of SET amps (mine are Triode Lab 45) with horn high impedance speakers but I’m curious to try the OTL Atmasphere only in order to have a more direct sound and large bandwidth.

rafaelbraga

Center
Owner
I am using both; the NAF and Triode Labs. Both are great amps.  Atmasphere is an otl type designs, personally i am not a big fan of otl amps.   Atmasphere preamp with the NAF and Triode Labs are both great match.  I can run it balanced or single ended with a switch on my amps.

zipost

128x128
What monos you prefer : NAF 845 or the Triode Lab 2A3 and why? Did you try Atmasphere monos also?

rafaelbraga

Center
Owner
Oregon...really appreciate your feedback. Collection of tubes throughout the years.   The basket was the only solutions for quick n easy access.  Happy Listening!

zipost

Center
Owner
Manfedas...Your Dynastation mk3 is an excellent cd player; very musical and analog sounding!  You can take it to the next level with power supply upgrades ( running on dc).  Your coupling caps on that unit is very critical ( v-caps cutf series).  Let me know if i can be a help with any upgrades.  Happy Listening!

zipost

222222&text=or
Love the system and your dedication. Although I’m not familiar with most of the equipment. 
I presume you live in Deutschland?
What part? I will be in Southern Bavaria next year and I’d love to go hiking, looking to fill a basket with those shiny mushrooms you’ve picked. Yes, the ones in the basket on the left. 
 It’s a fantabulous looking system! I bet it sounds wonderful. 
Schuss,
Michael 

oregon

222222&text=ma
@zipost Amazing system!
By the way, I see you have same CD player as me - Dynavox Dynastation mk3.
I'm super happy with audio quality from it, however I see you upgraded it heavily. Can you somehow share details about upgrades public or privately?
Thanks in advance!

manfredas

Center
Owner
Seismic series 2 sub.. 18’ field coil, with external amp.  i am trying to incorporate that with the Edgar horn field coil.  Will post pixs later.  Happy Listening!

zipost

222222&text=je
Is that a Edgar Seismic Sub in the center?

jeff1225

Center
Owner
thanks for your feedback!

zipost

222222&text=dr
Very nice, the only thing I would change is, if possible... to place the equipment on the right or left side, not between the speakers, here are the most resonance/response. And why is your turntable so far? You did not wright about it? After some years of Digital, I am luckily back to Analog, with my new Seismograph Turntable from Germany (like me) not sure if it is possible to buy it in US. It is a Gamechanger although I am playing it with a cheap cartridge...NAF is available also in Germany, l like it. Happy Listening

drhalla

Center
Owner
Am... what you see in the middle is a horn subwoofer custom built by Dr. Bruce Edgar.   Inside the massive unit is an 18’ subwoofer, horn loaded field coils type.   Active & integrated only with Dr. Edgar horn the Titan 2.

zipost

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