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Old 06-01-2019, 09:09 PM
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Beautiful and love the lightning/atmosphere. Very relaxing and inviting. I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks. Your amps are truly beautiful.
I does make it nice to change the light colors or dim them from the iPad. Thank you! I have been listening to the Plinius 8200 as an amp this weekend with the Auricap XO upgrade and it's sounding pretty good.



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Old 06-02-2019, 09:38 AM
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A James Burgess built EL34 triode amp in the mix today and it's warming up as we speak.




Nice gear.

Is that a big coffee table in one of the pictures?
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:41 AM
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Flea power EL84 homebrew/bottlhead build in the mix finally and all I can say is WOW.... these Zu Audio speakers are really loving this amp. 6 watts of SEP magic.


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Old 07-26-2019, 02:30 PM
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Thanks to my good friend James Burgess one of my dream amps was personally delivered last night and is making beautiful music in my home. It's a custom 45/2A3 S.E.T. amp from James (1wpc and 3wpc respectively) with output transformers built especially for this project by Jack Elliano. The chassis is from a 1936 Wurlitzer jukebox. We hooked it up last night and I am glad James only lives 30 minutes from me because he's not often able to listen to his wonderful amplifiers in the customers home systems only in his shop before shipping them out worldwide so this was a treat for both of us. I will just say that it was a moment that did not disappoint. I have known James for over 13 years now and I am very happy to have really got to know him as a person as well as having a chance to own his beautiful creations.





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Charles, now there's a room I could get comfy in !!
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Old 07-28-2019, 04:00 AM
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Charles, you have an amazing system. I believe someone once said "truth is beauty and beauty is truth and that is all ye need to know". A 3 watt per ch system that makes beautiful music is beyond my pay grade to comprehend.
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Very cool looking R2R. How many tape titles do you have? What are some of your sources?

I have a re-built ATR 102 coming mid month. Gone over top to bottom by ATR Services in York, PA.
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:59 PM
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Very cool looking R2R. How many tape titles do you have? What are some of your sources?

I have a re-built ATR 102 coming mid month. Gone over top to bottom by ATR Services in York, PA.
Beautiful. Many years ago my father owned a Tanberg 64X. Tape was so much fun and better than vinyl. It was highly advanced. It's competitors were Revox and Teac. I was just a kid but got to use it as often as I liked. It was an amazing piece.
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