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Needed to break the ice
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:59:18 AM »
I felt this topic needed some life pumped into...  I'm a console lover, but in the basement or laboratory as I call it, I house my "other" tube gear. Currently, I'm running a set of Heathkit W3 mono blocks. These beauties have been recapped and the sound is INCREDIBLE. The sound is being pushed  out to a pair of Bozak 302E urbans as well as a pair of Karlson cabinets fitted with University 6201 speakers.

Oh yeah, the W3's feed my Dynaco PAS2 (not shown) modded by our site host (Pat)..

Loud and Vintage.... any questions?

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Re: Needed to break the ice
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 09:36:02 PM »
In my "laboratory" I have my equipment that I use to transfer my analog music media to digital and onto CD.  I have a Pioneer SX-1050 receiver, an RCA graphic equalizer, a Realistic tape monitor, an AKAI M-9 reel to reel deck, a Sony dual cassette deck, a Pioneer 8-track deck and my old V-M 730 mono tape deck.  I use a pair of Peavey 18" "Studio Monitor" speakers to annoy the neighbors.  I use six different turntables, depending on what type of records I am processing.  I run Stanton, Shure, GE VR, and Audio Technica magnetic cartridges.  I have transferred 16's, 33's, 45''s, 78's, cylinder records, Edison records, DAT's, 8 tracks, cassettes, open reel tape.  The trickiest ones are the cylinder records.  It takes lots of mikes, lots of EQ, and a good computer program, but they sound amazingly good after they are processed.  The computer I use is an HP desktop, runs Widows 7 Pro, 64 bit with 16 GB of memory and a 2TB hard drive.  The computer program I use costs less than $40, but successfully melds old technology with new.  I have found that using USB turntables is fairly unsuccessful due to lack of sufficient amplification.  I have also found that a desk top computer works better than more convenient and modern equipment due to its more robust construction and greater adaptability............GREG
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Re: Needed to break the ice
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 06:55:48 AM »
My "modern" rig consists of a Mitsubishi LT-30 turntable, a Pass Pearl 2 DIY phono pre, and a Pass integrated amp I built using the B1 passive pre and F5 power amp. I also built an O2 headphone amp which sounds fantastic. I find that one can get great sound for small bucks by going the DIY route.





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Re: Needed to break the ice
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 08:57:18 AM »
I admire workmanship like that.  My stuff is a jumbled mess with wires running everywhere.  Neatness is not my strong suite............GREG
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