Room Details

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

Components Toggle details

    • Hana SL
    Low Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
    • Origin Live Cartridge Enabler
    • ProJect XTension 10
    • EAR 834P
    • Linear Tube Audio Microzotl MZ2
    Headphone Amplifier & Pre-Amplifier 
    With LPS+ Linear Power Supply
    • Linear Tube Audio ZOTL10 MK.II
    • Transparent Audio Speaker Cables
    • Klipsch Klipschorn
    With Crites Upgrades
    • ZMF Headphones Aeolus
    • Shunyata Research Hydra 8 V2

Comments 2

Hey Thanks Steve!  My guess would be that you probably know a lot more about the design of my LTA gear than I do myself.  As you probably know, their components are for the most part based on the ideas and OTL circuit designs of David Bearing.  

The Pre/Headphone amp sounds just beautiful and even though it’s OTL it powers anything, except maybe electrostatics, and can even work on my speakers.  Anyway, it has some tube richness (not as much as the 834p adds) but is very very good with details.  

The matching power amp has about 12 WPC which with my speakers is plenty.  I get 90 db in my listening spot with the knob on the pre amp at just 9.  The amp, I think because of the tubes it employs, EL84s, can produce and grip bass far better than expected from my prior experiences.  The amp has no transformers and is very quiet for a tube amp. I think Analogue through this pair is liquid and rich - which is just what I like.  And although I’m not that expert or experienced in stereo stuff, I believe this gear also delivers excellent detail and balanced harmonics.

Moreover, the sound is just real.  Human.  You know. But really fine.  I think.  

I bought these components used or demo, in fact everything in my system, except the linear power supply for the pre-amp and my turntable cartridge, was purchased second hand.  


Hi James,
Glad to see your beautiful system. I owned an EAR 834 mm/mc w/volume for 10 years. Then moved up to my Trio. I have lots of interest in LTA gear. Would you care to remark on it?


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