Description

Tube based hi-fi system for music and movies providing a wonderfully enjoyable and entertaining sound.

The weakest link is the current phono preamp which I plan to change to the Schiit Audio Mani phono stage very shortly.
 
I'm toying with the idea of adding a decent outboard DAC for the Bluray player. Further improvements may include higher efficiency speakers for more volume w/ movies, though my current speakers are superb for music. 

Thanks for reviewing, any comments are welcome.
Mike
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    • Mystere IA-11
    Norwegian 40 watt EL34 tube integrated amplifier
    Designed by PrimaLuna

    http://www.mystere-eu.com/index.php
    http://www.mystere-eu.com/usermanuals/mystere_manual_ia11.pdf
    • Paragon Acoustics Radiant
    Paragon Radiant transmission-line speakers
    Upgraded with Seas Froy mk3 components and QED silver wiring.
    • Thorens TD-203
    Belt drive turntable w/ DC motor, electronic speed change and TP-82 uni-pivot arm

    https://www.thorens.com/en/thorens®-td-203.html
    https://www.thorens.com/en/tp-82.html
    • Ortofon 2M Blue
    Moving magnet cartridge w/ nude elliptical diamond stylus
    • Behringer PP-400
    Economical moving magnet phono preamp
    • Yamaha BD-S 677
    Universal BluRay, Sacd, CD player
    • Rotel RT-940ax
    '90s FM/AM tuner
    • FiiO D-3
    Basic 24bit/192khz DAC from TV to amp

Comments 5

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Fantastic!

knollbrent

Your tubes look beautiful. Mystere must be magic.  And Thorens TT.  Very nice.

flatblackround

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Owner
After years w/o a turntable I purchased a Thorens TD-203 turntable and Ortofon 2m Blue cartridge. Updated photos w/ follow shortly.

mjcmt

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Owner
Thanks Hendrixinc. Our large open living/ dining space has a bit too much reflections and echo, partly because the lack of area rugs and and stiffed fabric furniture.

mjcmt

Nice room for your setup. I've always felt hardwood floors helped produce a natural sound.

hendrixinc

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