Description

Verdier La Platine (Manuf: A 23) Teres Ref DC motor, battery & tape drive, Decca SC4E w/ Paratrace. Aquilar tonearm.  

Thorens TD124 (rebuilt by Woodsong)

Abbas Audio RIAA Phono stage  (x2)EL84 (x2)EF86 (x1)EZ80

Abbas Audio DAC 2.4SE

Audion TVC Preamp copper transformers silver wired

Yamamoto A 06-3 SET.

Marantz 10b tuner

TEAC CD player PD-H600

Ocellia silver IC's and tonearm cable / Auditorium 23 IC & SC.

Loth X Troubadour full-range single driver horn loudspeakers (driver as for Polaris).

KEF KC62 sub


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Room Details

Dimensions: 16’ × 13’  Medium
Ceiling: 10’


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    Comments 23

    128x128
    Hi Paul, my reply to you has been stuck in moderation queue for days. Hopefully, it will be released soon.

    noromance

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    Owner

    honeyooi thank you. your system must sound sweet. Robert Flack LP "First Take" is special !

    psf4972

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    Owner
    jond Thank you. After ten years, the Yamamoto is staying, forever!  It presents wide open sweet and dynamic music. I just tried an Enleum 23r and Pass Labs XA25. Not sure what all the fuss is over a (beautiful physically small) headphone amp for loudspeakers. Its small compressed sound didn't work for me. The XA25 has great bass, information and dynamics, but in my system, insufficient sparkle of life in music.

    psf4972

    222222&text=ho
    Nice set , verdier is look lovely.

    Ag insider logo xs@2xhoneyooi

    128x128
    Gorgeous system and so many unique components I love it. I have a Yamamoto Dac I can imagine how great their amp sounds.

    jond

    128x128
    Love it.

    noromance

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    Owner
    The DAC produces beautiful rich music with proper dynamics and no digital artefacts. I have his RIAA which seems beyond compare. Enjoy.

    psf4972

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    Beautiful stereo! How are you enjoying that Abbas 2.4SE DAC?  I'm waiting on mine to be shipped.  I owned his 2.3SE which was fantastic.  Can't wait to receive the new one.  Curious to know if you've compared it to anything else or what brought you to purchase an Abbas.

    stevenz

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    Owner
    Jeff, I replaced the original output caps with AN copper mylar of same value. Immediately more transparent, open, less veiled and musically right. A friend with your amp replaced O/P and other caps, in the power supply, but Duelunds not AN's. He thought the differences were subtle. In my system the modification worked well and I am happy with the result. good luck.

    psf4972

    222222&text=je
    I have the Yamamoto 45 amp that I'm in love with. Can you tell me how you picked the Audio Note caps and exactly what they've done to the sound of your amp?

    jeff1225

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    Owner
    ......Audio Note copper mylar caps transferred to output stage of SET. Wow!

    psf4972

    222222&text=ps
    Owner
    Separate RIAA stage gives a little more, and TVC lowers noise floor by degrees, (cant count the number !) so more detail and air. (Croft w/ stepped attenuator (Takman carbons & 2W Audio Note Tantalums) blows sound cleanly wide open compared w/ Alps RK50. So the Croft delivers nearly as much as present units, perhaps a little more scale and impact. Being short of space, I am in downsize mode. I'm satisfied with present balance of system: delighted by LP's I previously thought dull.

    psf4972

    Center
    What became of that cool Croft phono stage?

    el34

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    Owner
    Thank you. Just one; a Nelson Pass First Watt J2 (solid state) loaned by a composer friend. The J2 sounds VVG, it separated and layered information, and eased the sharp burrs of the SET, yet in doing this, it held back a little too much life, air and inter-resonation of instruments. In my set up, my SET conveys notably more of the open, natural, dynamic energy of music. I read there may be more of a "Triode quality" in the First Watt SIT3 or F8, that might give me more of a balance of the qualities I enjoy but I have yet to try.

    psf4972

    222222&text=je
    This is a really nice and well thought out system. Have you experimented with different amps?

    jeff1225

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    Very cool system. This is something worth hearing!

    Love the TT and SET amp

    jperry

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    That Yamamoto SET is such a thing of beauty.  Okay this whole system is a thing of beauty.  I love what you've done there.

    cymbop

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    Owner
    Favourite? - full range single driver horn loudspeakers for purity of tone and startling transparency, with straight wire connection from SET to drivers (removed internal speaker wire and gold plated brass binding posts from both enclosure rears and drivers) and for a different time of day; ESL57's for magical surround sound sonority at low volumes.

    psf4972

    222222&text=je
    Thank you for posting more pictures, excellent choices! Of your three speakers you own, what is your favorite?

    jeff1225

    Center
    Very cool room with decidedly non-mainstream components - would love to hear this set up. As you well know, vinyl rules.

    Enjoy!

    el34

    128x128
    Love the new pics gorgeous system and lovely room! Nice AN cops in your Croft :) Also love those Quads just stunning and that table wow!

    jond

    128x128
    That is a totally fantastic looking system great components the sound and synergy must be wonderful. And I agree with Jeff more pics please!

    jond

    222222&text=je
    Well crafted system. Please upload more pictures of the full system, I'd love to see the horns and ESL's.

    jeff1225

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