Description

Tightly budgeted system squeezed into a small room, with an enjoyable sound.
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Room Details

Dimensions: 13’ × 10’  Small
Ceiling: 9’


Components Toggle details

    • Mystere Concept IA-11
    Tube integrated amplifier from PrimaLuna
    • Thorens TD-203
    Belt-drive turntable with uni-pivot tonearm

    Ortofon 2m Blue nude elliptical cartridge
    • Schiit Audio Mani
    Phono preamp
    • Marantz CC-4001
    5-disc CD player
    • Schiit Audio Modi 3
    DAC
    • Rotel RT-940ax
    FM/AM tuner
    • Paragon Acoustics Radiant
    Transmission-line cabinets retrofitted w/ Seas Froy Mk3 kit from Madisound

Comments 8

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Owner
Ricmech, much appreciated. I'm at piece w/o a mess around me.
DJ, the person I know w/ Mystere is in Ohio.
Jond, thanks as usual for your positive and insightful comments. Yes those speakers are quite special. Always considering upgrades but the gear works well together as is, but maybe sometime.

mjcmt

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Clean setup. I’m digging it!

ricmech23

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Clean setup. I’m digging it!

ricmech23

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Maybe?, mine went to a gentleman in New Hampshire

dj

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I love that system! Smart looking good sounding well chosen components and those speakers look fantastic.

jond

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Owner
Thanks Jerry and DJ for you nice comment.

It's unfortunate the Netherland company is not well know because it's a great amplifier.
I have used it with my Fortes and it was an exceptional match in a larger room, but it also sounds very nice w/ my lower efficient Seas towers. It drives all my speakers, including my Dynaudios, quite well.
The amp is quick and clear with a modern sound for a tube amplifier, probably because of being biased in Pentode mode and using 6sn7 preamp tubes.
I have an acquaintance who recently purchased a preowned IA-21 version and loves it w/ his vintage ADS...maybe it was yours he purchased.

mjcmt

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I had the Mystere IA21 but sold it due to a speaker change ( needed more power). Now I have a pair of 101db speakers and totally regret selling the Mystere. I think me and you are the only ones who have had Mystere in our systems throughout the years here in the Virtual Systems. Did you use the 11 on the Forte’s?  I bet that would be good synergy. Nice system as always!

dj

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Nice clean setup.

jerryg123

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