I'm finding much pleasure in this tube system which is mostly used for music, with some movies and occasional TV specials. I'm considering separating the music appreciation system from a TV/movie system.

Room Details

Dimensions: 22’ × 18’  Large
Ceiling: 9’

Components Toggle details

    • Mystere USA IA-11
    EL34 tube integrated amp operating in pentode mode, not typical ultra-linear.
    Fast and articulate, without an overtly lush sound. Made by sister company PrimaLuna.
    • Thorens TD-203
    Belt drive turntable w/ electronic speed change and superb uni-pivot tonearm.
    Mated with Ortofon 2m Blue cartridge and Schiit Mani phono preamp.
    • Yamaha BD-S677
    Blueray/cd/sacd player.
    Using with Schiit Modi3 DAC.
    • Rotel RT-940ax
    '90s FM/AM tuner used for local college and Christian radio stations.
    • Paragon Acoustics Radiant
    Transmission-line speakers retrofitted w/ Seas Froy Mk3 speaker kit from Madisound.
    • Panamax Max 5100
    Line conditioner/ surge protector.
    Used for everything but tube amp, which is plugged directly into the wall outlet.

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Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement.

Yes yuvalg, I agree. I had a Denon tuner and sold it about 4 years ago and kept the Rotel because it picks up stations very well, probably should have kept the Denon instead for its better sound.  I'm looking for a better slimline tuner. 


A Very nice system indeed; the only component which I think is not up to par with the rest of the system is the Rotel RT-940ax; I owned this component in my (far) past and was not at all satisfied with its performane.


good system and well photographed




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