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Like many of us here, this system was 20+ years in the making. I’ve tried to better the Quads but in my nearfield listening position they may be unbeatable. Stands and complete restoration courtesy of Electrostatic Solutions. Top and bottom supplemented with Sopranino 2 super tweeters and two REL T7i subwoofers.
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    • Quad ESL-57
    • REL Acoustics T7i
    • ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino
    • Blue Circle Audio Custom pre and amp
    • Kuzma Stabi M
    • Garrard 301
    • Thorens TD-124
    • EMT Audio 950
    • Audiomat Phono 1.7
    • Wyetech Labs Ruby phono
    • Resolution Audio Cantata

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222222&text=jt
Owner
Thanks tzh21y.

jtnicolosi

222222&text=tz
great system I agree with you on the quads.

tzh21y

222222&text=jt
Owner
@bdp24 thanks! They’re from https://audiophilevibrationcontrol.com/. They’re nicely made. I can’t be sure what they’re doing because I’m just not the type to do a-b comparisons with 100#+ turntables! :-)

jtnicolosi

Center
I took a closer look, and this time noticed the (presumably Baltic Birch plywood) turntable platforms have black outer layers. Is the platform a commercial product, or DIY? Me likey!

bdp24

Center
Are those two turntable platforms made of, as they appear to be, Baltic Birch?

bdp24

222222&text=ma
You are so cool.  Love it all, with extra kudos for the TT collection.  

You are so cool...

maminor

222222&text=jt
Owner
Thanks jond! BC gear is hybrid, and it all sounds pretty great!

jtnicolosi

222222&text=jo
That's a fantastic turntable collection wow! And those Quads must sound amazing I am assuming your Blue Circle gear it tubed? Vinyl, tubes, and Quads..........aaaaaaaaahhhhhh.........:)

jond

222222&text=jt
Owner
Thanks linnie01!

jtnicolosi

222222&text=li
Nice system.  Love the Quads!!  Enjoy!!

linnie01

222222&text=jt
Owner
Wow @drbarney1 that’s quite a home/system! I’ve certainly heard and owned box speakers that do things better than my 57s, but with what they do well they they’re damn near untouchable.

jtnicolosi

Center
I exchanged with someone I think on this forum the idea of transformerless SET using a high voltage radio station transmitting tube such as the GM 100 which can operate at the same plate voltage electrostatic speakers use. This should sound very pure but unfortunately it would be very dangerous. Imagine the many kilo-joules stored in the B+ power supply filter going off like an M-80 if the membranes in the electrostatic speakers ever arced.
Still I esteem in great measure the sound of panel speakers. I use 833-A SET amplifiers run at 1000 Volts through Hammond 1642SE transformers on Magnepan 0.7's and they sound better to me than a pair of $130,000 box speakers I heard.

drbarney1

222222&text=jt
Owner
Thank you!

jtnicolosi

222222&text=pc
Great turntable collection!

pcosta

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