Description

Hi-fi system for music, occasional movies, and TV. Offers us a nice musical sound with good detail, rhythm and dynamics.

Future improvements include: 
high-efficiency speakers for greater volume with movies
stand alone cd player or DAC for bluray player

My only regret is not having a dedicated room with easier access to the equipment.
Thanks for viewing,
Mike
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    • Mystere IA-11
    40 watt/ch EL34 tube integrated amplifier from the Netherlands designed by sister company 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 in Ribbon Mahogany veneer
    Upgraded with Seas Froy mk3 components and QED silver wiring.
    • Thorens TD-203
    Belt drive turntable w/ DC motor, electronic speed change, uni-pivot tonearm

    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
    • Schiit Audio Mani
    MM/MC phono preamp

    https://www.schiit.com/products/mani
    • Yamaha BD-S 677
    Universal BluRay, SACD, CD player
    • Rotel RT-940ax
    '90s FM/AM tuner w/ good FM sound
    • FiiO D3
    Basic 24bit/192khz DAC from TV to amp
    • Panamax Max 5100
    AC surge, brown-out, EMF/RF protection
    Used for everything but tube amp, which is plug directly into wall outlet

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222222&text=ag
Not specifically.  I did own Cornwall Is and was going to mod them (which is not hard...you can buy kits) but they were huge.  Part of the answer depends on price point.  Its always nice to hear before you buy.

agear

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Owner
Thank you agear. The 2 speakers at the top of my list are the Klipsch Heresy III and Zu Audio Dirty Weekend 2. Do you have a recommendation?

mjcmt

222222&text=ag
Mike, beautifully constructed system and elegant room.  Nicely done.  What high efficiency speakers are you considering?

agear

222222&text=mj
Owner
Thanks everyone for your positive and encouraging words about this system.

My wife bought me a Schiit Audio Mani phono preamp for Christmas, to replace an economical entry-level Behringer PP-400 phono.

mjcmt

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Beautiful system in a beautiful room.

veroguy

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Fantastic!

knollbrent

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

flatblackround

222222&text=mj
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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