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Old 28th October 2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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Default I know it says 'DIY', but I can brag about my store-bought J2, can't I?

It--a used-but-excellent one from Reno HiFi--arrived this evening. Got one of the cute little Marantz MA-22s...
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...and shown here in a setup from years ago...
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...out and the J2 into the left-channel position.
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Had to lengthen the right-channel's speakercable...
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...and in spite of that handicap, I'm surprised...nay, astonished...at how good the system sounds. After 4 hours on and 'listening to' the Monday-nite football game, I listened carefully to about a dozen of my reference discs. I heard increased spaciousness and detail--more transparency--than I did all year with those multi-thou$and$ SET vacuumtubed amps.

WOW! And probably it'll sound even better after the 2nd one--for the right-channel position--arrives. THANK YOU very much Mr. Pass!
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What loudspeaker wires are those?
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Old 28th October 2014, 06:31 PM   #4
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What loudspeaker wires are those?
All that multicolored, wound cable is made from Neotec UPOCC conductors in Teflon. Sonic Craft would it for me. The mostly red stuff is mostly copper plus a 23g. silver, while the blue/white/red stuff is all silver of 18-, 20-, and 22g. The really small stuff--bare copper or light-green around the outside and 2 insulated strands intertwined with the signal conductors--are my version of Audioquest's DBS system. Here's a better pic of both, attached to my old V-steen 5as.
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...and here's a pic from 2008 showing both types driven by my Marantz MA-24s.
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The black 'handle' on the carpet between the amps is the battery pack containing 6 12V. batteries in series.

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Bought a First Watt J2 amp. Two actually; the 2nd arrives tomorrow the 29th.

Or is it the falling in love with its sounds you're asking about?
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I was wondering that you've been on the forum for nine years and don't seem to have ever run across Zen Mod and his good humor (and exceptional contributions)...congrats on the amps!
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