diyAudio http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:08:29 -0400 PhotoPost Pro 6.02 YBA Genesis CD4 http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/14060 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/14060" target="_blank"><img title="YBA_Genesis_CD4.jpg" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/YBA_Genesis_CD4.jpg" alt="YBA_Genesis_CD4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: This photo is the YBA CD4 that I'm presently using as a transport with the Audio-gd Reference 7.1 DAC. I had previously been using either the Bluenote solid state Stibbert or the tubed GoldNote Stibbert CDP since 2003 ---{GoldNote is who Bluenote became after Bluenote records threatened to sue}--- I couldn't find CDP I thought was more analogue sounding than the Stibbert! However on 7/2016, after just one listen to this YBA CD4 it replaced the tubed GoldNote Stibbert ver. 5. I loved so much! Truth be told, the YBA Genesis CD4 is the most analogue CDP I've ever heard! This player uses a top loading Sanyo HD850 CD transport and incorporates the YBA's patented Blue Diode design. YBA has a Blue Diode that shines on the CD and according to YBA allows the laser to read the bits with less errors and jitter. All I can say is it's so darn good I sometimes think I'm listening to a TT, except then I realize there's no pops or ticks and I'm dragged back to reality... thetubeguy1954 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:29:46 -0400 Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/13843 <a href="http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/13843" target="_blank"><img title="Spatial_Audio_M3_Turbo_S.png" border="0" src="http://origin.dastatic.com/forums/gallery/data/1556/thumbs/Spatial_Audio_M3_Turbo_S.png" alt="Spatial_Audio_M3_Turbo_S.png" /></a><br /><br />by: thetubeguy1954<br /><br />Description: On 5/2016 I replaced a pair of Sachiko double-back-loaded horns that I used for 8 years ---{2007 to 2016}--- with Clayton Shaw's Spatial Audio's M3 Turbo S speakers. Previously I couldn't find any speakers I felt had a more realistic sonic presentation than the Sachikos that didn't cost $20K+!!! However these M3 speakers are absolutely amazing. They truly have it all transparency to die for, transients &amp; dynamics that will literally startle you at times and highs that are extended, but not bright or etched ---{at least not after an extended break-in period}--- they also have deep taunt bass and inner detail that allows you to hear deep into the music, so that even the slightest sonic event is plainly evident. Everyone asks me what do they sound like? And this is how I answer that question. Think of the best ESL dipole you've ever heard. Now imagine that ESL had more extended treble &amp; bass, explosive dynamics and are 94dB sensitive! To me, that's what these M3's sound like! There's really only one bad part now. When I go visit my friends that have audio systems I've always thoroughly enjoyed listening to; their speakers sound dull, boxy and colored to me. It takes me about 20 minutes for my ears to readjust enough for me to at least like what I'm listening to, but in the back of mind I cannot wait to go home and listen to my system. Finally for those who don't know the M3's are an open-baffle, controlled directivity, point source, with a 15&quot; coaxial on top and a 15&quot; bass driver below that are 94dB sensitive. It's a heck of a lot of speaker for only a relatively little amount of $$$$. thetubeguy1954 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:00:42 -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/1494/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/1494/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 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 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: Another view of the Mastersound. New more recent photos coming soon! These WE845 tubes have been voiced to sound like the Western Electric 284a tubes, but built to RCA 845 specs. It's the best of both worlds for 845 tube lovers... thetubeguy1954 Tue, 24 May 2011 09:36:02 -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/1494/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: This is the Stealth Audio M-21 Super unlimited power cord. They have 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. They use 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. I use a pair of these in my system, but wished I had a third one... 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 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/1489/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 (Front View) 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 photo is looking at my system from the prime listening postion on the center of the couch that you can see in photo: Audio Room (Side View) My audio system, which is my pride &amp; joy, represents the culmination some 49 years plus of my learning how &amp; what to listen for. And to think it all began in 1967 when I was 13 and heard the Beatles on the radio all the time. Since my parents wouldn't buy me a stereo. I assembled my first audio system by gutting the insides of various audio consoles that were left out by the side of the road once a month on special collection days. On these special collection days literally anything could be left on the side of the road near your regular garbage in the pails for pick-up by the garbage men in Connecticut. I think it's kind of funny actually to remember how it all started off. I attached a wagon to my bike, grabbed some of my dad's tools and off I went! I travelled up down all the streets and eventually within a couple of months I had a stereo that consisted of two separate tube monoblocks amps of different make and probably different power too, a tubed preamp/tuner &amp; TT that were all gutted from the various consoles on the side of the road. But the best part was the night two friends and myself biked to the local high school and stole (remember we were stupid kids) a pair of large metal EV, coaxial, horns that were used for their football games! Dang you should have heard that system kick butt! Later on as a grew up and I obtained jobs I started saving my hard earned cash as I listened to audio salesmen and started purchasing new solid state pieces by Harman Kardon, GAS, as well as the Infinity FET and the Mark Levinson JC-1 preamps! However in time my ears missed the truth those tubes told. So I eventually purchased an Aronov 960I integrated ultralinear amp and the magic was back! But one day I heard an SET amp at a Central Florida Audio Society get-together and I was smitten! That was when I went out and purchased (completely on a credit card) the Mastersound Reference 845 amp/integrated amp just about 15 years ago now and it's been audio nirvana ever since! This system now consists of Spatial Audio M3 speakers and the Bluenote CDP has been replaced with a YBA Genesis CD4 CDP/transport that's being used as a transport with an Audio-gd Reference 7.1 DAC. 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 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/1491/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/1491/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 absolutely love this amp! It's 135LB, 40w/ch, Italian, SET amp/integrated. I've replaced the stock 12AU7s with Mazda &quot;chrome-plate&quot; 6189 tubes, the stock 5687s with Bendix 6900s and the stock 845s with Psvane WE845 tubes. These WE845 tubes are absolutely amazing!!! They have the capability to convince you you’re actually listening to live, unamplified acoustic instruments and singers rather than a reproduction of them. If your audio system is up to the task and doesn’t hold these WE845 tubes back, they’ll conjure up an astonishing, almost magical sense of live music from virtually every recording you’ll play. Now understand I’m NOT claiming they’ll make a poorly recorded CD sound like a well-recorded one, but what they will do is make it sound better than it ever did before. I’m also NOT claiming they’ll make a studio session sound like a live performance. If it’s a studio recording they’ll make you believe you were in the studio while the music was being recorded and with a live recording the WE845s will transport you to venue where the live recording was made. I believe the best way to judge an audio product is how easily it makes you forget you’re listening to a reproduction of music rather than to music itself. With the WE845 tubes that was very easy to do every time.. After months of critical listening I am still impressed every time I play my system. I know these WE845 tubes aren’t perfect, nothing is, but I’m at a loss to fault them. Over the entire frequency range and with every genre of music I played. There isn’t one aspect of the sound where these WE845 tubes exhibited less than state-of-the-art realism. Their tone color, inner-detail, excellent macro-dynamics &amp; micro-dynamics, the treble is wonderfully extended. The midrange is warm and full-bodied. While the bass has great bottom-end extension and pitch definition and the list of sonic praises could go on and on. In the end perhaps the best thing I can say is these tubes is this: I had a $5000, incredibly musical sounding, prototype tube preamp installed in my system to evaluate and as good as it was and it was very, very good ---{in fact I haven't heard a better preamp, yet}--- that preamp didn’t make as much of a sonic improvement in my system as adding these WE845 tubes did! All hail the new King of the 845 triodes. 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 (Side View) 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 an older photo that's looking into the audio room from the kitchen. From this POV you're looking slightly to left at the speakers. I should also mention that because this is an older photo the Sachikos have been replaced with Spatial Audio M3 speakers and the GoldNote CDP/transport has been replaced with the YBA Genesis CD4 CDP/transport too! I'll be taking a new photo of my system just as soon as I can borrow someone's digital camera. 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