Registered: April 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida. USA
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 & joy, represents the culmination some 49 years plus of my learning how & 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 & 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.
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