My Setup


Below is a list of the setups I've had over the years. Just to show I started at the bottom as well :)  I don't have pictures of setups with each different pre- and/or power amp as some only made it to (long lasting) breadboards or were changed constantly. But I think it gives a general impression of the changes.


 

Planned system

Phase I: The quick and dirty setup with what I have on hand
so that I can start listening to music. No DIY, but it produces
sound none the less.

Phase II: I will focus on getting my speaker system up and
running again first, after which I will start building new amps.

Phase III:  Ishould have my speakers sorted out now, so time
to dig up those boat anchors and build some amps

Planned Setup 2018 (Phase III)

Source
- PC
- Marantz HD-DAC1 (usb dac 24/192 & DSD)

Amps
- 10Y for mids
- 5842/1626 for highs
- ArtAudio Quintet EL34 PP (bass)

Speakers
- Visaton TL16H (100dB)
- JBL 2451J / Yuichi (111dB)

- Altec 515C bass cabinets (99dB)

- less despicable cables


 

Coming soon.

 

Planned Setup 2017 (Phase II)

Source
- PC
- Marantz HD-DAC1 (usb dac 24/192 & DSD)

Amps
- ArtAudio Quintet EL34 PP (mid/high)
- Sansui sand amp (bass)

Speakers
- Visaton TL16H (100dB)
- JBL 2451J / Yuichi (111dB)

- Altec 515C bass cabinets (99dB)

- despicable cables everywhere, the Minions would be proud

 

 


No DIY to see here. Move along!

Current Setup 2017 (Phase I)

- PC (JRiver/Foobar)
- Marantz HD-DAC1
- ArtAudio Quintet
- Visaton VIB Extra II
- despicable cables everywhere, the Minions would be proud

 

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13 year hiatus where I sold my AERs (snif snif) and tore down all my amps.
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Setup 2003

- Sony SCD-555SE
- Rega P3
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MicroMega F1
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Epilogue 71A backup amp
- Sansui amp for bass
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Oris 200
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Bass horns

 

Setup 2002

- MicroMega CD3.1
- Rega P3
- modified SDS DAC
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Exodus 2 for horns
- Sansui amp for bass
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Oris 150
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Bass horns

 

Setup 2001, #2

- Marantz CD62
- modified SDS DAC
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Singularity amp
- Sansui sand amp
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Oris 150
-
LaScala subs

 

Setup 2001, #1

- Marantz CD62
- modified SDS DAC
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26 preamp
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Puppy power 3 amps
- Sansui sand amp
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Oris 150
-
LaScala subs

close-up of amps

 

Setup 2000

- Marantz CD62
- modified SDS DAC
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26 preamp
-
Århus power amp
- Sansui sand amp
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Oris 150
-
Onken subs

 

Setup 1999

- Marantz CD62
- modified SDS DAC
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1H4 preamp
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AV5 power amp
- Sansui sand amp
-
Oris 150
-
Onken subs

close-up of amps

 

 

Setup 1992-1996

- Marantz CD62
- Sony DAT
- diy passive preamp
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ArtAudio Quintet
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Visaton Vib2 extra

 

You don't want to know!!!

Setup pre 1990

- Pioneer (1st gen.) CD-player
- Akai xxx amplifier
- Jamo xxx speakers