Hello from central California! System pics also.

It's nothing fancy but it's where I enjoy spending time. It is undergoing room treatment planning with Mike from GIK Acoustics currently but hopefully will be finished up these next few months. I do not have my wide angle camera with me so pardon the iPhone photos. It might be hard to get a sense of the room so I will give the dimesnsions of 20x24x8 for reference.
Current setup is using a James Burgess 45/2A3 S.E.T. amplifier with custom transformers from Jack Elliano. Amplifiers are easily interchangeable with several to chose from including James Burgess Eiclone 6550 triode monoblocks, Steve Deckert Super Zen CKC monoblocks, and soon some 300b Thorsten Loesch “Legacy” circuit inspired monoblocks. A James Burgess tube preamp/phono stage, PeachTree Audio 65SE (serving as DAC), Modified AT1240 TT with AT33EV cartridge and Cardas wiring straight to the Burgess phono stage rounds things out. 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 (including SACD, DVD-A, DSD, DXD, DTS Audio, FLAC and other formats), and plenty of great vinyl selections. All the above is playing through a pair of 100db sensitive GPA Altec 604H II speakers, custom Jeff Markwart crossovers and custom Stonehenge V cabinets or 105db efficient Klipschorn loudspeakers with an 18” servo driven Velodyne sub crossed over around 35Hz. Hopefully this wasn't too long winded or boring but I think I covered most as of now. Compared to some I do not really have any exotic or fancy speaker cables, interconnects or power cords . I have been chasing this passion off and on for 25 years and I'm really enjoying the music. If you are tapping your feet, nodding your head, or smiling that to me is what this is all about.
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Welcome to the Haven @charles hidalgo. That is an impressive list of equipment you have there. You’ll fit right in here!

I would love to hear more about Loesch Legacy amplifier you have coming.
They are the monoblocks on the farthest right rack on top and bottom. Those are the exact ones I'm having built. The ones in the photo are my friends. I will dig up some info I have but they are about the best ever paired up with the 604 Altecs in the photo. My friend has access and owns tons of very high end gear and they are the best by far he has heard. It's kind of a complicated circuit but sounds amazing.
The Thorsten's "Legacy" circuit with c3m drivers and Tribute iron was a game-changer. It is everything you'd want from a WE91-type amp but without the drawbacks of top and bottom rolloff. A 45 SE is still its own thing, as is 10Y/801A (his other favorite), but these monos play in the league where he has yet to see/hear another amp that I go "oh, that's better" -- and he has heard many next to them. That circuit is phenomenal. I do also think the iron plays a huge role -- Tribute has been his favorite many times. Although he and myself also love O'Netics, especially Level 2 or 3 -- I feel those are on par with Tributes.
 

Audionut

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Welcome to the Haven and great looking setup. Must have been quite the voyage. Also interested on reading more on your room treatments, turntables and amps.
 

marantzfan

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They are the monoblocks on the farthest right rack on top and bottom. Those are the exact ones I'm having built. The ones in the photo are my friends. I will dig up some info I have but they are about the best ever paired up with the 604 Altecs in the photo. My friend has access and owns tons of very high end gear and they are the best by far he has heard. It's kind of a complicated circuit but sounds amazing.
The Thorsten's "Legacy" circuit with c3m drivers and Tribute iron was a game-changer. It is everything you'd want from a WE91-type amp but without the drawbacks of top and bottom rolloff. A 45 SE is still its own thing, as is 10Y/801A (his other favorite), but these monos play in the league where he has yet to see/hear another amp that I go "oh, that's better" -- and he has heard many next to them. That circuit is phenomenal. I do also think the iron plays a huge role -- Tribute has been his favorite many times. Although he and myself also love O'Netics, especially Level 2 or 3 -- I feel those are on par with Tributes.
Very interesting. For years I’ve been wanting to build a c3m/300b amplifier after hearing accolades from our own @billfort and also @Tleung.



Would you mind sharing the schematic that those were built from?
 
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