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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.