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by Animal
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Christmas comes early
Replies: 12
Views: 3056

Re: Christmas comes early

Scroll down to the bottom: http://www.dgmlive.com/diaries.htm?artist=&show=&member=3&entry=22150 I was under the impression that one of the most iconic album covers in the history of rock and roll would be instantly recognized. The error is mine. http://s3.amazonaws.com/production.mediajoint.prx.org...
by Animal
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Christmas comes early
Replies: 12
Views: 3056

Christmas comes early

The Post Man left me a surprise in the mailbox yesterday.

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I was supposed to wait to open this for Christmas, but.... uh, I needed to make sure it was alright. Yeah. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
by Animal
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: My multichannel c-j/McCormack/Vandersteen system
Replies: 10
Views: 14453

Re: My multichannel c-j/McCormack/Vandersteen system

I only have one question.

Will you adopt me?
by Animal
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Anyone running CJ pre with non-CJ SS amp?
Replies: 29
Views: 5491

Re: Anyone running CJ pre with non-CJ SS amp?

I don't have it routinely hooked up to it, but there is a truly remarkable synergy between my PV5 and a Van Alstine hybrid power amp I have. Dunno how you would classify a hybrid power amp other than, well, as a hybrid. Tubes on the input side and FETs on the output side.
by Animal
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: Conrad Johnson system environment
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

Re: Conrad Johnson system environment

If I had to guess, I'd guess the lower preamp is a solid state PF1 and the one on top is maybe a PV10A?
by Animal
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General Audio and Video Discussion
Topic: What have you been listening to?
Replies: 44
Views: 7667

Re: What have you been listening to?

Completely immersed in the new Steve Wilson remixes of the ELP albums... completely, irrevocably, hopelessly, deliriously immersed.
by Animal
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Conrad Johnson PV8-Preamp
Replies: 10
Views: 4594

Re: Conrad Johnson PV8-Preamp

Beautiful.
by Animal
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General Audio and Video Discussion
Topic: Do you use a Media Catalog system?
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Do you use a Media Catalog system?

I keep an .xls file of all the stuff on my hard drives. I even update that thing every now and again..... The physical media is alphabetized, which leads to The Great Contradiction between humans and computers. As an example, my physical copies of John Coltrane would be found under "C", if you searc...
by Animal
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds and Wanted
Topic: Bad ECC82/12AU7 tube
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Bad ECC82/12AU7 tube

You can have fun with bad tubes, especially if you have access to a toy box....

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by Animal
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: McCormack
Topic: McCormack MAP1
Replies: 8
Views: 3049

Re: McCormack MAP1

My understanding is that the McCormack Deluxe UDP-1 is exactly the same as the Conrad Johnson branded version, with the exception of the face plate (McCormack silver vs CJ Champagne).

Be aware there is no HDMI connection (which, IMO, is a good thing).
by Animal
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: CT 5 tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: CT 5 tubes

Short answer: no. The 6N30P replaced the 6922s that were used in previous designs. What it took five 6922s to do, a pair of 6N30P could accomplish. This is a quote from Lew Johnson: "The 6N30P has some unique advantages -- mainly exceptionally high transconductance, allowing it to substitute for thr...
by Animal
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: CJO Feedback, Suggestions and Report Site Problems
Topic: request for moderator
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: request for moderator

As a general rule, board software works off of templates. It may be easier for you to find a different theme package (phpBB refers to them as "styles") for whatever version of phpBB you are running than modifying an existing template, especially if you aren't "conversant" in php. Typically on a boar...
by Animal
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Conrad Johnson PV-5 Preamp
Replies: 20
Views: 12823

Re: Conrad Johnson PV-5 Preamp

river251 wrote:Animal was that you bumping around in my audio room a couple nights ago?
I'm sorry, the next time I'll try to keep the noise down.
by Animal
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Ye Olde Sonographe 250
Replies: 12
Views: 9107

Ye Olde Sonographe 250

The Sonographe line was CJ's "entry level" gear during the mid 90's. I got this one via Audiogon a few years back; it was shipped to me in a video player box with t-shirts wrapped around it as "packing material". Those of you who have used A-gon in the past know what I am talking about - there is NO...
by Animal
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Conrad Johnson PV-5 Preamp
Replies: 20
Views: 12823

Re: Conrad Johnson PV-5 Preamp

How would you describe the changes in audible terms? I was considering sending mine to Bill Thalmann and have him do his modification package, but I gathered from reading multiple reviews that this process subtracted some of the "overwhelming lushness" that is an inherent part of the original design...
by Animal
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting/problems/manuals/schematics
Topic: Tube went bad in my PV-12
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: Tube went bad in my PV-12

Ed Deitemeier is one of the true gentlemen of the audio world. He is unfailingly well informed about his products and will do anything he possibly can to help a customer out. He is, in many respects, Conrad Johnson's "secret weapon". I have picked his brain regarding CJ products new and old and he n...
by Animal
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: DIY, mods, tweaks
Topic: Isolation for CJ Equipment?
Replies: 19
Views: 5488

Re: Isolation for CJ Equipment?

I've been very pleased with these little guys: http://www.vibrapod.com/images/vibrapod/vibrapodtop.jpg http://www.vibrapod.com/images/cone/conedown.gif http://www.vibrapod.com/ They are made by a company that actually specializes in vibration control. They work best if you use them together and they...
by Animal
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General Audio and Video Discussion
Topic: What do you play to demo your system?
Replies: 15
Views: 4898

Re: What do you play to demo your system?

I will typically ask my victim....errrrr, I mean subject to browse through my discs and pick out something they know, but if they leave it to me I tend to toss on the Roxy Music Avalon SACD, the Beatles Love DVD-A or the Dire Straits Brothers In Arms SACD. If I already know they are real rock-n-roll...
by Animal
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: McCormack
Topic: McCormack MAP1
Replies: 8
Views: 3049

McCormack MAP1

My system is sort of a counterpoint to Jeffery's. I love multichannel music and I have the McCormack preamp for multichannel audio and CJ power amps. The MAP1 has the same ARM (ambiance retrieval mode) that the MET1 has, but it is a solid state beast. I has 2 sets of multichannel inputs and 3 pair o...