Current reference setup with the James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier, easily interchangeable to Burgess Eiclone 6550 triode monoblocks. Plinius preamp/phono stage with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revisions, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage. Media is also served up via an Otari MTR10-2, Teac 1040Sl, Akai 280D-SS and Akai X-150D Reel to Reel machines, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and  plenty of great vinyl selections. All  playing through a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.

Current reference setup with the James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier, easily interchangeable to Burgess Eiclone 6550 triode monoblocks. Plinius preamp/phono stage with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revisions, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage. Media is also served up via an Otari MTR10-2, Teac 1040Sl, Akai 280D-SS and Akai X-150D Reel to Reel machines, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and plenty of great vinyl selections. All playing through a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.


 Vintage refurnished reel to reel decks, turntables, and tube gear.

Vintage refurnished reel to reel decks, turntables, and tube gear.

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 Reel to Reel and Vinyl reference.

Reel to Reel and Vinyl reference.

 Current reference setup with the James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier, Plinius preamp/phono stage with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revisions, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage. Media is served up via an Otari MTR10-2, and Akai X-150D Reel to Reel machines, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, plenty of great vinyl selections, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.

Current reference setup with the James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier, Plinius preamp/phono stage with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revisions, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage. Media is served up via an Otari MTR10-2, and Akai X-150D Reel to Reel machines, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, plenty of great vinyl selections, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.

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 2A3 power triode’s along with 12SL7 and 6AX4 tubes performing in all their glory!

2A3 power triode’s along with 12SL7 and 6AX4 tubes performing in all their glory!

 Plinius 8200 with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revision (currently serving as preamp), PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage, Otari MTR10-2, and Akai X-150D Reel to Reels, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8. All current tube amp and tube preamp upgrades are finished and switching amps in and out are a breeze. Currently I can choose from a 25wpc 6550 triode, 4wpc EL84 pentode, and a 15wpc EL34 triode for tube amplifiers as well as the Plinius SS amplification.

Plinius 8200 with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revision (currently serving as preamp), PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage, Otari MTR10-2, and Akai X-150D Reel to Reels, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8. All current tube amp and tube preamp upgrades are finished and switching amps in and out are a breeze. Currently I can choose from a 25wpc 6550 triode, 4wpc EL84 pentode, and a 15wpc EL34 triode for tube amplifiers as well as the Plinius SS amplification.


 Plinius 8200 with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revision (currently serving as preamp), PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage, Otari MTR10-2 Reel to Reel, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.  All current tube amp and tube preamp upgrades are finished and switching amps in and out are a breeze. Currently I can choose from a 25wpc 6550 triode, 4wpc EL84 pentode, and a 15wpc EL34 triode for tube amplifiers as well as the Plinius SS amplification.

Plinius 8200 with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revision (currently serving as preamp), PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage, Otari MTR10-2 Reel to Reel, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8. All current tube amp and tube preamp upgrades are finished and switching amps in and out are a breeze. Currently I can choose from a 25wpc 6550 triode, 4wpc EL84 pentode, and a 15wpc EL34 triode for tube amplifiers as well as the Plinius SS amplification.

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 Restored 1969 Akai X-150D Reel to Reel

Restored 1969 Akai X-150D Reel to Reel

 Omen Dirty weekend upgraded with Zu audio clarity caps and internal mission cable wiring basically brining them to the Omen MkII at almost half the cost.

Omen Dirty weekend upgraded with Zu audio clarity caps and internal mission cable wiring basically brining them to the Omen MkII at almost half the cost.

 Myself around one year old in Okinawa Japan circa 1971 with my first taste of good audio. Like many serviceman around this time stationed overseas my father put together a very nice audio system which I got to enjoy for years after growing up back home in California.

Myself around one year old in Okinawa Japan circa 1971 with my first taste of good audio. Like many serviceman around this time stationed overseas my father put together a very nice audio system which I got to enjoy for years after growing up back home in California.

 Minty Alec A7 VOTT speakers.

Minty Alec A7 VOTT speakers.

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 VPI Industries TNT-4 turntable, Cary Audio Design CAD-805c monoblocks , Cary Audio Design SLP-98p preamp , Plinius Jarrah phono preamp , Immedia RPM tonearm, Transfiguration Spirit MKII, Mapleshade Heavy Foot isolation feet, Lovan Classic II audio racks, Pure Note Paragon speaker cables, Pure note Paragon interconnects, Ps Audio xStream Plus SC, ElectraPrint 300B monoblock tube amps, Maple,sand, iso box DIY, Thorens TD-124, Altec 816A cabinets with tags on the back of them from Altec dating 3-5-51 ... 803a woofers....288c driver and tar filled horns are Altec 1003B's .... The LX5 x-overs are ugraded.

VPI Industries TNT-4 turntable, Cary Audio Design CAD-805c monoblocks , Cary Audio Design SLP-98p preamp , Plinius Jarrah phono preamp , Immedia RPM tonearm, Transfiguration Spirit MKII, Mapleshade Heavy Foot isolation feet, Lovan Classic II audio racks, Pure Note Paragon speaker cables, Pure note Paragon interconnects, Ps Audio xStream Plus SC, ElectraPrint 300B monoblock tube amps, Maple,sand, iso box DIY, Thorens TD-124, Altec 816A cabinets with tags on the back of them from Altec dating 3-5-51 ... 803a woofers....288c driver and tar filled horns are Altec 1003B's .... The LX5 x-overs are ugraded.

 Shanling T100 Turbomod Tube CD player

Shanling T100 Turbomod Tube CD player

 The picture just barley shows my Klipschorns that are 20 feet apart in the corners. Then I have 2 Sonance 15 inch powered subs. The rack on the right has my modifed Shanling T-100 cd player on top. Underneath that is my Samsung HDTV receiver for the 37 inch LCD screen behind the tapestry (Though I rarley watch tv at all in this room). Underneath that is a pair of moded Wright Audio 2a3 monoblocks. The middle table has a Exact audio EP15A ( The EP15A is neither a power conditioner, nor a power re-generator. It is somewhere in the middle. It rids the AC power of harmonics and noise and generates replacement power for the portions of the AC power that were removed in the process of eliminating power line harmonics and other distortions. In addition, it insures the output power is always 60Hz and the rms voltage is always 120VAC.) Below that is my Decware ZTPRE preamp and a pair of modified Dared VP-20 monoblock amps loaded with all 1950's Mullard tubes. The rack on the left is my VPI HW-19 MKIV totally upgraded with the TNT heavy platter , SS clamp, SAMA motor, and Origin Live Silver arm with a Benz Micro L2 cartridge going into a Musical Fidelity XLP phono stage which was upgraded with a  Plinius Jarrah.

The picture just barley shows my Klipschorns that are 20 feet apart in the corners. Then I have 2 Sonance 15 inch powered subs. The rack on the right has my modifed Shanling T-100 cd player on top. Underneath that is my Samsung HDTV receiver for the 37 inch LCD screen behind the tapestry (Though I rarley watch tv at all in this room). Underneath that is a pair of moded Wright Audio 2a3 monoblocks. The middle table has a Exact audio EP15A ( The EP15A is neither a power conditioner, nor a power re-generator. It is somewhere in the middle. It rids the AC power of harmonics and noise and generates replacement power for the portions of the AC power that were removed in the process of eliminating power line harmonics and other distortions. In addition, it insures the output power is always 60Hz and the rms voltage is always 120VAC.) Below that is my Decware ZTPRE preamp and a pair of modified Dared VP-20 monoblock amps loaded with all 1950's Mullard tubes. The rack on the left is my VPI HW-19 MKIV totally upgraded with the TNT heavy platter , SS clamp, SAMA motor, and Origin Live Silver arm with a Benz Micro L2 cartridge going into a Musical Fidelity XLP phono stage which was upgraded with a Plinius Jarrah.

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 Pentode Stereo single ended power amp using SEDCTR circuit technology by Paul Joppa All pentode tube complement – 2x6AU6 and 2xEL84 Two stage direct coupled circuit with no global negative feedback 4 watts per channel, strappable to create an 8 watt parallel single ended monoblock amp

Pentode Stereo single ended power amp using SEDCTR circuit technology by Paul Joppa
All pentode tube complement – 2x6AU6 and 2xEL84
Two stage direct coupled circuit with no global negative feedback
4 watts per channel, strappable to create an 8 watt parallel single ended monoblock amp

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 James Burgess triode monoblocks based on the classic Eico HF-89 running 6550’s

James Burgess triode monoblocks based on the classic Eico HF-89 running 6550’s

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 Restored Marantz 6110 with AudioT echnica Pro11 cartridge

Restored Marantz 6110 with AudioT echnica Pro11 cartridge

 Restored JVC JL-F-45 with Shure M 97 XE

Restored JVC JL-F-45 with Shure M 97 XE

 Current reference setup with the James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier, easily interchangeable to Burgess Eiclone 6550 triode monoblocks. Plinius preamp/phono stage with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revisions, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage. Media is also served up via an Otari MTR10-2, Teac 1040Sl, Akai 280D-SS and Akai X-150D Reel to Reel machines, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and  plenty of great vinyl selections. All  playing through a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.
 Vintage refurnished reel to reel decks, turntables, and tube gear.
IMG_8255.jpg
 Reel to Reel and Vinyl reference.
 Current reference setup with the James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier, Plinius preamp/phono stage with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revisions, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage. Media is served up via an Otari MTR10-2, and Akai X-150D Reel to Reel machines, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, plenty of great vinyl selections, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.
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 2A3 power triode’s along with 12SL7 and 6AX4 tubes performing in all their glory!
 Plinius 8200 with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revision (currently serving as preamp), PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage, Otari MTR10-2, and Akai X-150D Reel to Reels, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8. All current tube amp and tube preamp upgrades are finished and switching amps in and out are a breeze. Currently I can choose from a 25wpc 6550 triode, 4wpc EL84 pentode, and a 15wpc EL34 triode for tube amplifiers as well as the Plinius SS amplification.
 Plinius 8200 with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revision (currently serving as preamp), PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage, Otari MTR10-2 Reel to Reel, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.  All current tube amp and tube preamp upgrades are finished and switching amps in and out are a breeze. Currently I can choose from a 25wpc 6550 triode, 4wpc EL84 pentode, and a 15wpc EL34 triode for tube amplifiers as well as the Plinius SS amplification.
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 Restored 1969 Akai X-150D Reel to Reel
 Omen Dirty weekend upgraded with Zu audio clarity caps and internal mission cable wiring basically brining them to the Omen MkII at almost half the cost.
 Myself around one year old in Okinawa Japan circa 1971 with my first taste of good audio. Like many serviceman around this time stationed overseas my father put together a very nice audio system which I got to enjoy for years after growing up back home in California.
 Minty Alec A7 VOTT speakers.
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 VPI Industries TNT-4 turntable, Cary Audio Design CAD-805c monoblocks , Cary Audio Design SLP-98p preamp , Plinius Jarrah phono preamp , Immedia RPM tonearm, Transfiguration Spirit MKII, Mapleshade Heavy Foot isolation feet, Lovan Classic II audio racks, Pure Note Paragon speaker cables, Pure note Paragon interconnects, Ps Audio xStream Plus SC, ElectraPrint 300B monoblock tube amps, Maple,sand, iso box DIY, Thorens TD-124, Altec 816A cabinets with tags on the back of them from Altec dating 3-5-51 ... 803a woofers....288c driver and tar filled horns are Altec 1003B's .... The LX5 x-overs are ugraded.
 Shanling T100 Turbomod Tube CD player
 The picture just barley shows my Klipschorns that are 20 feet apart in the corners. Then I have 2 Sonance 15 inch powered subs. The rack on the right has my modifed Shanling T-100 cd player on top. Underneath that is my Samsung HDTV receiver for the 37 inch LCD screen behind the tapestry (Though I rarley watch tv at all in this room). Underneath that is a pair of moded Wright Audio 2a3 monoblocks. The middle table has a Exact audio EP15A ( The EP15A is neither a power conditioner, nor a power re-generator. It is somewhere in the middle. It rids the AC power of harmonics and noise and generates replacement power for the portions of the AC power that were removed in the process of eliminating power line harmonics and other distortions. In addition, it insures the output power is always 60Hz and the rms voltage is always 120VAC.) Below that is my Decware ZTPRE preamp and a pair of modified Dared VP-20 monoblock amps loaded with all 1950's Mullard tubes. The rack on the left is my VPI HW-19 MKIV totally upgraded with the TNT heavy platter , SS clamp, SAMA motor, and Origin Live Silver arm with a Benz Micro L2 cartridge going into a Musical Fidelity XLP phono stage which was upgraded with a  Plinius Jarrah.
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 Pentode Stereo single ended power amp using SEDCTR circuit technology by Paul Joppa All pentode tube complement – 2x6AU6 and 2xEL84 Two stage direct coupled circuit with no global negative feedback 4 watts per channel, strappable to create an 8 watt parallel single ended monoblock amp
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 James Burgess triode monoblocks based on the classic Eico HF-89 running 6550’s
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IMG_6960resize.jpg
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dacheadphones.jpg
 Restored Marantz 6110 with AudioT echnica Pro11 cartridge
 Restored JVC JL-F-45 with Shure M 97 XE

Current reference setup with the James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier, easily interchangeable to Burgess Eiclone 6550 triode monoblocks. Plinius preamp/phono stage with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revisions, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage. Media is also served up via an Otari MTR10-2, Teac 1040Sl, Akai 280D-SS and Akai X-150D Reel to Reel machines, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and plenty of great vinyl selections. All playing through a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.


Vintage refurnished reel to reel decks, turntables, and tube gear.

Reel to Reel and Vinyl reference.

Current reference setup with the James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier, Plinius preamp/phono stage with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revisions, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage. Media is served up via an Otari MTR10-2, and Akai X-150D Reel to Reel machines, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, plenty of great vinyl selections, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8.

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2A3 power triode’s along with 12SL7 and 6AX4 tubes performing in all their glory!

Plinius 8200 with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revision (currently serving as preamp), PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage, Otari MTR10-2, and Akai X-150D Reel to Reels, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8. All current tube amp and tube preamp upgrades are finished and switching amps in and out are a breeze. Currently I can choose from a 25wpc 6550 triode, 4wpc EL84 pentode, and a 15wpc EL34 triode for tube amplifiers as well as the Plinius SS amplification.


Plinius 8200 with Galbo Designs "Ultimate Mod" and 2019 Auricap XO revision (currently serving as preamp), PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Plinius phono stage, Otari MTR10-2 Reel to Reel, a PC music server with over 25 terabytes of Hi-Rez files, and a pair of Zu Audio Omen MKII loudspeakers. Room is 24x20x8. All current tube amp and tube preamp upgrades are finished and switching amps in and out are a breeze. Currently I can choose from a 25wpc 6550 triode, 4wpc EL84 pentode, and a 15wpc EL34 triode for tube amplifiers as well as the Plinius SS amplification.

Restored 1969 Akai X-150D Reel to Reel

Omen Dirty weekend upgraded with Zu audio clarity caps and internal mission cable wiring basically brining them to the Omen MkII at almost half the cost.

Myself around one year old in Okinawa Japan circa 1971 with my first taste of good audio. Like many serviceman around this time stationed overseas my father put together a very nice audio system which I got to enjoy for years after growing up back home in California.

Minty Alec A7 VOTT speakers.

VPI Industries TNT-4 turntable, Cary Audio Design CAD-805c monoblocks , Cary Audio Design SLP-98p preamp , Plinius Jarrah phono preamp , Immedia RPM tonearm, Transfiguration Spirit MKII, Mapleshade Heavy Foot isolation feet, Lovan Classic II audio racks, Pure Note Paragon speaker cables, Pure note Paragon interconnects, Ps Audio xStream Plus SC, ElectraPrint 300B monoblock tube amps, Maple,sand, iso box DIY, Thorens TD-124, Altec 816A cabinets with tags on the back of them from Altec dating 3-5-51 ... 803a woofers....288c driver and tar filled horns are Altec 1003B's .... The LX5 x-overs are ugraded.

Shanling T100 Turbomod Tube CD player

The picture just barley shows my Klipschorns that are 20 feet apart in the corners. Then I have 2 Sonance 15 inch powered subs. The rack on the right has my modifed Shanling T-100 cd player on top. Underneath that is my Samsung HDTV receiver for the 37 inch LCD screen behind the tapestry (Though I rarley watch tv at all in this room). Underneath that is a pair of moded Wright Audio 2a3 monoblocks. The middle table has a Exact audio EP15A ( The EP15A is neither a power conditioner, nor a power re-generator. It is somewhere in the middle. It rids the AC power of harmonics and noise and generates replacement power for the portions of the AC power that were removed in the process of eliminating power line harmonics and other distortions. In addition, it insures the output power is always 60Hz and the rms voltage is always 120VAC.) Below that is my Decware ZTPRE preamp and a pair of modified Dared VP-20 monoblock amps loaded with all 1950's Mullard tubes. The rack on the left is my VPI HW-19 MKIV totally upgraded with the TNT heavy platter , SS clamp, SAMA motor, and Origin Live Silver arm with a Benz Micro L2 cartridge going into a Musical Fidelity XLP phono stage which was upgraded with a Plinius Jarrah.

Pentode Stereo single ended power amp using SEDCTR circuit technology by Paul Joppa
All pentode tube complement – 2x6AU6 and 2xEL84
Two stage direct coupled circuit with no global negative feedback
4 watts per channel, strappable to create an 8 watt parallel single ended monoblock amp

James Burgess triode monoblocks based on the classic Eico HF-89 running 6550’s

Restored Marantz 6110 with AudioT echnica Pro11 cartridge

Restored JVC JL-F-45 with Shure M 97 XE

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