Friday night listening

Carlos269

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Listening to my new horn based system: DHT 45’s driving 118dB mid/hi coaxial horns on top. FM Acoustics driving bass horns below 619Hz. Nice!

 

Carlos269

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Here is a picture that shows the equipment in better light:

PS Audio Memory Player transport —> Mytek Manhattan DAC —> custom built 300B based “The Masterpiece” preamplifier—> Threshold PCX crossover set at 619Hz—> HIGHS: custom DHT 45’s monoblocks—> BMS 4590P coaxial horn drivers—>Yuichi Arai A290 horns LOWS: FM Acoustics FM300A Gold Series—>custom bass horns with 15” drivers with HUGE Alnico magnets. Cables by Silver Source and Magnan. Isolation by Grand Prix Audio and SRA. FE0A33F9-73AD-4F72-B8F3-917620E86A21.jpeg
 
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mullard88

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Thank you. I am unfamiliar with the equipment you listed except for the FM300A. I auditioned the FM 300A on my Acoustat 2+2 35 yeras ago.
 

bonzo75

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Listening to my new horn based system: DHT 45’s driving 118dB mid/hi coaxial horns on top. FM Acoustics driving bass horns below 619Hz. Nice!

What drivers in the horns, and what amps?
 

Carlos269

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HIGHS: custom DHT 45’s monoblocks—> BMS 4590P coaxial horn drivers—>Yuichi Arai A290 horns LOWS: FM Acoustics FM300A Gold Series—>custom bass horns with 15” drivers with HUGE Alnico magnets.
 

Tango

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I bet Ked is itching so bad seeing Carlos's place .
 

spiritofmusic

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Cheaper to apply some anti-histamine cream.
 

Carlos269

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Playing around with some new Christmas toys on my big horn system tonight. Added a pair of massive super-tweeters crossed over at 15 KHz and the mighty Viva Audio Aurora T monoblocks to my reference horn system.

 

Carlos269

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Great listening session tonight. In honor of my new custom S.E.T. D.H.T. 26 Type Tube drives 801A/VT-62 amplifier, love me three times:




You be the judge. E397D087-2639-448C-930D-ADB4060D503D.jpeg 8561823F-E0CE-4117-BAEA-1CC81BAA1A95.jpeg
 

cjfrbw

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Interesting. Don't see many 26 based tube gain stages, even though it is one of the best sounding DHT preamp tubes.

Also, those Adrenaline Rush speakers (with outboard foil supertweeters??) look interesting (since I lately acquired some BG 75 ribbons).
 

Carlos269

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Interesting. Don't see many 26 based tube gain stages, even though it is one of the best sounding DHT preamp tubes.

Also, those Adrenaline Rush speakers (with outboard foil supertweeters??) look interesting (since I lately acquired some BG 75 ribbons).
Agree, the 26 type tube is a wonderful tube. In this case the preamplifier driving the 26 gain stage in the amplifier is a custom 01A/26 switchable, configured for 01A during these sessions. This particular amplification/gain chain of 01A ==> 26==> 801A/VT-62 is a very special combination indeed.

The ribbon super-tweeters were not active in these sessions. They are driven by a pair of Mark Levinson ML-2’s 25 Watt Class A monoblocks but have not been used. What you are hearing is the Wisdom Audio Adrenaline Rush’s 75” ribbon driver with help from a Cello Audio Palette MIV and Wisdom’s own “Brain” processor, last version with the remote controlled relay banks.
 
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