diyAudio http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:59:47 -0400 PhotoPost Pro 6.02 MIT Digital Reference http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9830 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9830" target="_blank"><img title="MIT_Digital_Reference_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/MIT_Digital_Reference_1.jpg" alt="MIT_Digital_Reference_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This is the wire that connects the tubed Goldenote Stibbert Ver.5 transport to the Audio-gd Reference 7.1 DAC thetubeguy1954 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 21:00:56 -0500 Dayton PS220-8 Full-range Drivers http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9151 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9151" target="_blank"><img title="Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" alt="Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: At $275 a pair these relatively inexpensive Dayton PS220-8 8in full-range drivers ---{[I]once they've had their cones treated with a somewhat expensive cone treatment[/I]}--- are absolutely phenomenal sounding! So good in fact, I removed the $2K Fostex FE208ES-R drivers that were previously installed and replaced them with the PS220-8 drivers. I even know of a man who replaced the AER drivers that were in his Lamhorn 1.8 with the [B]treated[/B] Dayton PS220-8 drivers! thetubeguy1954 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:11:56 -0400 Dayton PS220-8 Full-range Drivers http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9152 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9152" target="_blank"><img title="Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" alt="Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: At $275 a pair these relatively inexpensive Dayton PS220-8 8&amp;quot; full-range drivers ---{once they've had their cones treated with a somewhat expensive cone treatment}--- are absolutely phenomenal sounding! So good in fact, I removed the $2K Fostex FE208ES-R drivers that were previously installed and replaced them with the PS220-8 drivers. I even know of a man who replaced the AER drivers that were in his Lamhorn 1.8 with the [B]treated[/B] Dayton PS220-8 drivers! thetubeguy1954 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:11:56 -0400 Dayton PS220-8 Full-range Drivers http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9153 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9153" target="_blank"><img title="Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" alt="Dayton_PS220-8.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: At $275 a pair these relatively inexpensive Dayton PS220-8 8&amp;quot; full-range drivers ---{once they've had their cones treated with a somewhat expensive cone treatment}--- are absolutely phenomenal sounding! So good in fact, I removed the $2K Fostex FE208ES-R drivers that were previously installed and replaced them with the PS220-8 drivers. I even know of a man who replaced the AER drivers that were in his Lamhorn 1.8 with the [B]treated[/B] Dayton PS220-8 drivers! thetubeguy1954 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:11:56 -0400 Audio-gd Reference 7.1 DAC (Ver. V) http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/7527 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/7527" target="_blank"><img title="Audio-gd_Reference_7_1_DAC_Both_.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Audio-gd_Reference_7_1_DAC_Both_.jpg" alt="Audio-gd_Reference_7_1_DAC_Both_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: The Reference-7.1 is a real fully balanced discrete design that uses 8 PCM1704UK chips which can support up to 24Bit/96KHz input. This design uses what Audio-gd calls non-feedback. One of the features I really like about the Audio-gd Reference 7.1 DAC is how the digital processor allows me to select between NOS, 2X, 4X and 8X oversampling. The bad part is this is done by moving certain switches on the motherboard. So I have to unscrew and remove the top whenever I wish to change setting. So far I've preferred using 8X oversampling. thetubeguy1954 Wed, 30 May 2012 14:19:33 -0400 Audio-gd CD7SE Final Version Transport http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/7436 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/7436" target="_blank"><img title="Audio-gd_CD-7_Final_Version_front_.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Audio-gd_CD-7_Final_Version_front_.jpg" alt="Audio-gd_CD-7_Final_Version_front_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: When I'm not using the tubed Stibbert V CDP as a transport I replace it with this solid-state Audio-gd CD7SE transport. I'm having a very difficult time deciding which one I prefer. Hope I can soon, so I can sell the other. At the very same time it's nice having a choice between the two! 1) Configuration: Multiple, independent shielding of Power transformers, power supply, signal processing, disc drive , coaxial output circuit, and clock circuit to avoid interference with each other. To further enable the machine to achieve the best results, Audio-gd uses a heavy-weight pure aluminum alloy chassis to stop interference of eddy current of the transformer on the line and all kinds of vibration, the net weight is 13KG. 2) Jitter: The use of low-jitter clock and power driver circuit, independent and parallel dual regulated power supply circuit of the clock power supply, ensures clean and stable clock signal. 3) The CD-7 Final Version employs a high performance SONY DVD disc player, it can accurately and quickly read the data, and reduce error data, with computing power and strong signal of the DSP processor, it has 64MB memory. Audio-gd has redesigned the system by removing the DVD functionality, as a result it only plays CD disc, the DSP computing power is equivalent to Pentium 2 computer, hence it can better perform signal and processing operations, resulting ultimately in sound quality improvement. General load CD dedicated processing circuits, such as Philips and the CDM4, have a memory of only 4KB, which is only equivalent to a 286 grade/level of computer. 4) Coaxial out: No matter how good the data processing circuit, the SQ also depends on the coaxial output transmission circuit, CD-7SE Final Version uses current digital signal transmission ---{like CAST in Krell}--- which can better minimize the impact of JITTER on the digital signal sent to DAC, this circuit is compatible with 99% of standard market designed DACs , the sound quality is much better than the traditional IC or transistor output circuit, it is more comprehensive and significantly reduces the demands on the coaxial cable. CD-7SE Final Version also has another built-in high-performance coaxial output, which is a transistor circuit and has been well received by users for many years, most users agree that the sound quality is better than traditional IC output circuit. This circuit is also the first of its kind in the world and designed by Kingwa and the original version of the circuit was posted in the in 2005. The user can output through the use of different circuits or different output sockets and the sound quality will be different from each socket. 5) Power supply: CD-7 Final Version uses three R-core transformers to match different electric circuitry. The power transformers and rectifiers are carefully shielded from the electric field of the power transformers and rectifiers' frequency transmission. More than 38,000uf audio grade NOVER capacitors are used to ensure ample and smooth power feed. The NOVER capacitors are specially custom order by NOVER (U.K.) according to Audio GD's requirement. A total of 10 PSU groups are applied. 8 groups of Class-A parallel voltage regulators are combined into two groups of cascade-like parallel voltage regulators to lower the internal resistance and to purify power supply. To achieve Silent operation, the control circuit and motor serve circuit are powered with separate regulator. 6) Output sockets: CD-7 Final Version has two RCA coaxial and two BNC coaxial outputs, they are all 75 ohms. BNC has the least JITTER, 10 times or even lesser than balanced digital output. RCA sockets will suit the tastes of a little softer listening preferences of different users. 7) Function: CD-7 Final Version has automatic playback, it comes with a multi-functional remote control (such as direct selection of tracks and many other functions) made out of pure aluminum alloy. It h thetubeguy1954 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:26:00 -0500 Fostex T900a Super-tweeters http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/7432 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/7432" target="_blank"><img title="T900a_Tweeters.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/T900a_Tweeters.jpg" alt="T900a_Tweeters.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: I cross these Fostex T900a tweeters in at 10Khz to add that last little bit of shimmer to the highs of the PS220-8 drivers. The T900a's have alnico magnet, 8 ohm impedance, with a frequency response from 5kHz to 38kHz, 106dB 1w/1m, Nom. Power 60W and a net weight 7.8lbs. thetubeguy1954 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 11:50:02 -0500 Mastersound Reference 845 (Top) http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/6687 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/6687" target="_blank"><img title="Mastersound_Reference_845_top-websites_.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Mastersound_Reference_845_top-websites_.jpg" alt="Mastersound_Reference_845_top-websites_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: I love this 135LB, 40w/ch, SET amp! I've replaced the stock 12AU7s with Mazda &quot;chrome-plate&quot; 6189s, the stock 5687s with Bendix 6900s and the stock 845s with 845Bs. thetubeguy1954 Tue, 24 May 2011 09:36:02 -0400 Fostex FE208ES-R Driver http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5459 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5459" target="_blank"><img title="FE208ES-R_TOP_.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/FE208ES-R_TOP_.jpg" alt="FE208ES-R_TOP_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: These are the Fostex FE208ES-R drivers that were, up until my discovery of the treated cone Dayton PS220-8 drivers, in my Sachiko enclosures. The FE208ES-R is &quot;essentially&quot; the FE208 Sigmas with the following changes made to make it Fostex's best attempt at producing the ultimate &quot;full-range/wide-range&quot; driver. The FE208ES-R and FE208 Sigma differ in the following ways: •-- FE208ES-R sold for $1800/pr, the FE208 Sigma sold for $400/pr. •-- FE208ES-R has a magnesium dust cap to extend highend response, the FE208 Sigma uses the same banana fiber the cone is made from. •-- FE208EE-R has a 6.8Kg Alnico magnet, the FE208 Sigma has a 3.4Kg ferrite magnet. •-- FE208ES-R has a bio-cellulose based hybrid cone, FE208 Sigma uses a banana fiber cone. •-- FE208ES-R has a die-cast zinc frame, the FE208 Sigma has an aluminum frame. •-- FE208ES-R &amp; the FE208 Sigma both have the UDR tangential surround &amp; spider. The UDR or Up/Down Roll is created by joining up-roll and down-roll at their tangential surfaces while utilizing FEM or Finite Element Analysis to determined the optimum bonding points. This plays a key part in the overall performance of these drive units by providing better anti-resonance &amp; superior amplitude characteristics. thetubeguy1954 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:18:41 -0400 Fostex FE208ES-R Driver http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5460 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5460" target="_blank"><img title="FE208ES-R_TOP_.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/FE208ES-R_TOP_.jpg" alt="FE208ES-R_TOP_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954 thetubeguy1954 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:18:41 -0400 RCA LC9A Cabinets Hand Painted White http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5120 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5120" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/images/nothumb.gif" alt="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1564/thumbs/SPEAKERS.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: When I originally purchased the LC9A cabinets it was my intention to restore them while I searched for the original woofers, compression drivers and crossovers to complete them. As you can see by the photos I've already removed about 95% of the white paint. I'm disabled, and yes I knew when I purchased the LC9As, restoring the cabinets would be a long, slow &amp; painful process for me! However to me the thought of owning a pair of these very rare LC9A speakers completely restored with all original components inside was well worth the effort &amp; pain to me. Unfortunately my dream began to unravel and come to an end in August of 2007. While I was sitting at a red light in Aug 07 I was stuck by another motor vehicle doing 50mph from behind. It hit my vehicle with such force it totaled the woman's car who hit me, it totaled my truck &amp; damaged the two cars that were in the line in front of me! That accident &quot;triggered&quot; the degenerative nature of my disability &amp; caused it to progress at a much more accelerated rate. If I were to attempt to continue restoring these speakers it would not only take me many years to complete this project but, it would be extremely painful for me to do. So I've decided to give someone else who can honestly get them restored a chance at doing so and enjoying them. I'm just waiting to get a decent offer for everything... thetubeguy1954 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 20:23:52 -0500 RCA LC9A Cabinets Hand Painted White http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5121 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/5121" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/images/nothumb.gif" alt="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1564/thumbs/SPEAKERS.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: When I originally purchased the LC9A cabinets it was my intention to restore them while I searched for the original woofers, compression drivers and crossovers to complete them. As you can see by the photos I've already removed about 95% of the white paint. I'm disabled, and yes I knew when I purchased the LC9As, restoring the cabinets would be a long, slow &amp; painful process for me! However to me the thought of owning a pair of these very rare LC9A speakers completely restored with all original components inside was well worth the effort &amp; pain to me. Unfortunately my dream began to unravel and come to an end in August of 2007. While I was sitting at a red light in Aug 07 I was stuck by another motor vehicle doing 50mph from behind. It hit my vehicle with such force it totaled the woman's car who hit me, it totaled my truck &amp; damaged the two cars that were in the line in front of me! That accident &quot;triggered&quot; the degenerative nature of my disability &amp; caused it to progress at a much more accelerated rate. If I were to attempt to continue restoring these speakers it would not only take me many years to complete this project but, it would be extremely painful for me to do. So I've decided to give someone else who can honestly get them restored a chance at doing so and enjoying them. I'm just waiting to get a decent offer for everything... thetubeguy1954 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 20:23:52 -0500 Stealth Audio M-21 Super Power Cords http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4975 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4975" target="_blank"><img title="Stealth_M-21_Super.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Stealth_M-21_Super.jpg" alt="Stealth_M-21_Super.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: The M-21 Super unlimited power cord has 441 wires, 44 layers of insulation, 8 separate shields altogether. It's made using military-grade teflon insulated, silver-plated, oxygen-Free copper wire with seven silver-plated copper &quot;internal&quot; shields -configured as a separate shield for each &quot;bundle&quot; of three wires, with an additional layer of Teflon insulation over each of the seven shields. It's over 1/2 inch overall cord diameter. AWG (gauge) calculation: 21x6x30AWG=9 gauge for the AC (i.e. two runs 9 AWG each); 21x9x30 AWG=7.5 gauge for the ground (shields are not included!) Arrow Hart 6266 HG hospital-grade (green dot) AC plug, rated 15A/125V. Watt'Gate 350 &quot;Audio Grade&quot; gold-plated IEC recepticle, rated 15A/125V. thetubeguy1954 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:32:23 -0500 Stealth Audio M-21 Super Power Cords http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4976 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4976" target="_blank"><img title="Stealth_M-21_Super.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Stealth_M-21_Super.jpg" alt="Stealth_M-21_Super.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: The M-21 Super unlimited power cord has 441 wires, 44 layers of insulation, 8 separate shields altogether. It's made using military-grade teflon insulated, silver-plated, oxygen-Free copper wire. It has seven silver plated copper &quot;internal&quot; shields - a separate shield for each &quot;bundle&quot; of three wires- with an additional layer of Teflon insulation over each of the seven shields. It's over 1/2 inch overall cord diameter. AWG (gauge) calculation: 21x6x30AWG=9 gauge for the AC (i.e. two runs 9 AWG each); 21x9x30 AWG=7.5 gauge for the ground (shields are not included!) Arrow Hart 6266 HG hospital-grade (green dot) AC plug, rated 15A/125V. Watt'Gate 350 &quot;Audio Grade&quot; gold-plated IEC recepticle, rated 15A/125V. thetubeguy1954 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:32:23 -0500 Atelier Rullit Late-Gothic Interconnects http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4977 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4977" target="_blank"><img title="Stealth_Sakra.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Stealth_Sakra.jpg" alt="Stealth_Sakra.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: For now these Atelier Rullit &quot;Late-Gothic&quot; ICs I have been replaced by Grover Huffman SR-II ICs. thetubeguy1954 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:32:23 -0500 Stealth Audio Sakra Interconnects http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4978 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4978" target="_blank"><img title="Stealth_Sakra.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Stealth_Sakra.jpg" alt="Stealth_Sakra.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: Key Design Features: Amorphous conductive media (wire) - which is perfectly homogeneous, grain-less – i.e. identical in all directions, since it has no crystal structure at al. Ultra thin wire: 0.001” (one-thousands of an inch) thick. Very thin wire is important for: · minimizing skin effect (no harshness in the upper midrange and treble) · minimizing time-domain errors (necessary for the clean, well defined bass, and perfect imaging) · in realistic cable dimensions, allows the use of the STEALTH proprietary distributed LITZ geometry. Proprietary non-resonant cable geometry: aka Stealth multicore distributed LITZ: · Individually insulated strands (to eliminate direct electrical contact, i.e. galvanic interaction between strands – otherwise the multiple bare strands behave like a single thicker wire) · Non-inductive bifilar winding - the advantage of the STEALTH multicore geometry. · Electrical resonance control: the advantage of the STEALTH distributed LITZ geometry. · Mechanical resonance control: dielectric and jacketing mechanical properties: optimized density and damping. Too much damping usually sterilizes and deadens the sound, while too little damping is even worse because of excessive “ringing” (unwanted uncontrolled resonances). Characteristic impedance control: optimized relationships among capacitance, inductance and DC resistance: the &amp;#346;AKRA characteristic impedance and its resonant behavior (“Q” at RF frequencies) are different from any machine-made cable. Ultra low energy storage dielectric: Stealth para-vacuum (Helium gas) + porous - i.e. foam-like Teflon. The Helium dielectric, combined with the multicore geometry, are the MAIN technical advantages of the &amp;#346;akra, compare to the Indra. Porous Teflon has the lowest dielectric constant of all solid and semi-solid materials. Low dielectric constant = low energy storage = low distortion = fast sound. Helium gas dielectric properties is much better than even porous Teflon, better than air, and better than realistic (commercial) vacuum. Proprietary Stealth connectors: custom and highly advanced; very low overall mass, solid silver contacts, machined ultra-modified PTFE (Teflon®) dielectric, Kevlar composite frame, Carbon Fiber/Titanium shells. Advanced termination technique (high pressure crimping = cold weld) – a direct contact = seamless transition between the wire and the contact – no intermediate agent (solder) involved; thetubeguy1954 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:32:23 -0500 Audio Room 2 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4967 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4967" target="_blank"><img title="My_System.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/My_System.jpg" alt="My_System.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This is looking at my system from the listening postion on the couch you see in Audio Room 1. This is my pride &amp; joy. It took over 40 years to finally realise SETs with fullrange drivers in BLHs was the way to go! thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:28 -0500 Audio Room 3 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4968 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4968" target="_blank"><img title="My_System.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/My_System.jpg" alt="My_System.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This is looking at my system from the listening postion on the couch you see in Audio Room 1. This is my pride &amp; joy. It took over 40 years to finally realise SETs with fullrange drivers in BLHs was the way to go! thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:28 -0500 Audio Room 3 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4969 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4969" target="_blank"><img title="My_System.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/My_System.jpg" alt="My_System.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This is looking at my system from the listening postion on the couch you see in Audio Room 1. This is my pride &amp; joy. It took over 40 years to finally realise SETs with fullrange drivers in BLHs was the way to go!<br /><br />1 comment thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:28 -0500 Sachiko Cabinets (Stock) http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4970 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4970" target="_blank"><img title="Sachiko.JPG" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Sachiko.JPG" alt="Sachiko.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: I had Scott Lindgren's Sachiko design custom made for me in Rosewood by CarderSound ---{[I]who I believe went out of business since[/I]}--- I originally replaced the stock FE206E first with FE206ES-R drivers which were a very significant improvement. Later I replaced those with Fostex FE208ES-R drivers. These are Fostex's extremely limited edition ---{[I]250/prs world[/I]}--- that don't have whizzers. I extend the highs with Fostex T900a horn tweeters that cross in at 10KHz. I thought that was Audio Nirvana, UNTIL I heard a pair of Dayton PS220-8 drivers that had their cones treated! The combination of Sachiko/PS220-8 is absolutely astounding! I can play YES, Kansas, EL&amp;P etc. at volumes that will drive you from the room. But it's only the volume that drives you out of the room. The drivers don't &quot;break-up&quot; and once I get out of the audio room go through the kitchen ---{[I]the audio room and kitchen are attached. There's only a small wall that separates them which runs from floor to ceiling and extends only 4 feet out from the rear wall[/I]}--- which now places me 18ft away from the Sachiko/PS220-8 combo where I am now listening to crystal clear music. In fact the sound is not only crystal clear without the slightest hint of &quot;cone break-up&quot; But if you can imagine listening to EL&amp;P playing &quot;The Endless Enigma&quot; from 18ft away at volumes where you cannot talk to the person sitting next to you without constantly saying &quot;what?&quot; or &quot;huh&quot; while your foot is tapping to the music and you understand what I mean!<br /><br />1 comment thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:28 -0500 GoldeNote Stibbert V CD Player / Transport (Tubed) http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4961 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4961" target="_blank"><img title="BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" alt="BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This photo is a tubed Goldenote Stibbert. I exchanged the stock CVC 6922 tubes with Voskhod &quot;rocket-logo&quot; 6H23 tubes and the performance upgrade was amazing. I've been alternating between using the Stibbert and the Audio-gd CD7SE as a transport. Still trying to decide which one I prefer so I can sell the other component. thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:27 -0500 GoldeNote Stibbert CD Player (Tubed) http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4962 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4962" target="_blank"><img title="BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" alt="BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This photo is actually of my earlier solid state Bluenote Stibbert. The Goldenote looks the same except the face panel is black. I changed the stock CVC 6922 tubes to the Voskhod 6H23 tubes! :^)<br /><br />1 comment thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:27 -0500 GoldeNote Stibbert CD Player (Tubed) http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4963 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4963" target="_blank"><img title="BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" alt="BlueNote_Stibbert_Now_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This photo is actually of my earlier solid state Bluenote Stibbert. The Goldenote looks the same except the face panel is black. I changed the stock CVC 6922 tubes to the Voskhod 6H23 tubes! :^) thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:27 -0500 Mastersound Reference 845 (Front) http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4964 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4964" target="_blank"><img title="Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" alt="Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: I love this 135LB, 40w/ch, SET amp! I've replaced the stock 12AU7s with Mazda &quot;chrome-plate&quot; 6189s, the 5687s with Bendix 6900s and the 845s with 845Bs. thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:27 -0500 Mastersound Reference 845 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4965 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4965" target="_blank"><img title="Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" alt="Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: I love this 135LB, 40w/ch, SET amp! I've replaced the stock 12AU7s with Mazda &quot;chrome-plate&quot; 6189s, the 5687s with Bendix 6900s and the 845s with 845Bs. thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:27 -0500 Mastersound Reference 845 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4966 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4966" target="_blank"><img title="Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" alt="Mastersound_Reference_845.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: I love this 135LB, 40w/ch, SET amp! I've replaced the stock 12AU7s with Mazda &quot;chrome-plate&quot; 6189s, the 5687s with Bendix 6900s and the 845s with 845Bs.<br /><br />1 comment thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:27 -0500 Audio Room 1 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4956 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4956" target="_blank"><img title="Audio_Room_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1494/thumbs/Audio_Room_1.jpg" alt="Audio_Room_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: I'm lucky, to have a dedicated audio room. I'm even luckier because it opens to the kitchen, which in turn opens to the dining room. From Audio Room 1 &amp; 2 you can get an idea of how close I sit to the speakers. Which is about 8ft away. thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:26 -0500 Audio Room 1 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4957 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4957" target="_blank"><img title="Audio_Room_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1494/thumbs/Audio_Room_1.jpg" alt="Audio_Room_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: I'm lucky, to have a dedicated audio room. I'm even luckier because it opens to the kitchen, which in turn opens to the dining room. From Audio Room 1 &amp; 2 you can get an idea of how close I sit to the speakers. Which is about 8ft away. thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:26 -0500 Audio Room 1 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4958 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4958" target="_blank"><img title="Audio_Room_3.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Audio_Room_3.jpg" alt="Audio_Room_3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This is looking into my dedicated audio room from the kitchen. You're looking slightly to left at the speakers. From this view you can see the Sachikos are tilted backwards &amp; slightly toed-in. thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:26 -0500 Audio Room 2 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4959 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4959" target="_blank"><img title="Audio_Room_3.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Audio_Room_3.jpg" alt="Audio_Room_3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This is still looking into the audio room from the kitchen. The difference is now you're looking slightly to left at the speakers. From this view you can see the Sachikos are tilted backwards &amp; slightly toed-in. thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:26 -0500 Audio Room 2 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4960 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4960" target="_blank"><img title="Audio_Room_3.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Audio_Room_3.jpg" alt="Audio_Room_3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This is still looking into the audio room from the kitchen. The difference is now you're looking slightly to left at the speakers. From this view you can see the Sachikos are tilted backwards &amp; slightly toed-in.<br /><br />2 comments thetubeguy1954 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:17:26 -0500