Systems

The Loft, a Two-channel Audio System by sebrof

Altec 416s and Heil AMTs in ~ 9 cu/ft BB Ply boxes
Room Size
12' x 19'
System Overview
I built this sytem for me to play the music that I like the way I like to hear it. Well Tempered Lab Amadeus TT with an Audiotechnica Art-9 cart, into a Pass Labs Aleph Ono phono preamp. Rega Apollo CD player. Directly heated single ended triodes from a DIY amp based on the WE 91A for the tweeters and Quicksilver Audio M60 monoblocks for the woofer/mids. Fairly sensitive speakers (~97db) with an Altec 416 and a Heil AMT also DIY. Thanks for looking
Music Preferences
Classic Jazz, Alt country, classic rock. I dunno, not classical, country or rap I guess.
Room Description
A loft area that is closed on 3 sides and open to the rest of the house on one long wall. Treated fairly will with GIK and DIY bass traps in the corners, and GIK panels on the walls.
Listening Impressions
Smooth, full even at low volumes which is more impornt to me than high volumes because I play low/moderate almost all of the time.
Media Storage
Ikea Expidite for my records. CD binders for the bare CDs.
Components
Digital Source
Rega Apollo
Analog Source
Well Tempered Lab Amadeus MKII with Audiotechnica Art-9 cartridge
Preamp
DIY 12B4-based linestage Pass Labs Aleph Ono Phonostage First Watt B4 Active Crossover
Power Amp
DIY 2A3 SET integrated amp, built on my kitchen table 2010 Quicksilver Audio M60 Monoblocks
Speakers
DIY 2-ways in ~10 cu/ft cabinets, made in my garage 2015
Speaker Cable
Cat 5e Plenum
Headphones
Grado SR125