Sunday, July 15th, 2018
JULY MEETING-JEFF KENTON, HIGH END COMPUTER AUDIO, listen to digitized vinyl, real vinyl, SACD or CD.
Jeff Kenton will be hosting the July meeting. Jeff is in McHenry right on the Fox River and will be offering a boat ride at 5:00 pm for UP TO 8 PEOPLE WHO RSVP before the meeting. Jeff will provide food and drinks, but feel free to bring something additional like a dessert or side dish.
Jeff has a large room with a system that includes a sophisticated Mac Mini computer setup, vinyl, 2 dual 15" subs to augment Infinity Reference 4.5 speakers, and a 108" AMPRO front projector to enjoy blu-rays. The current system consists of the following:
Infinity Ref 4.5 speakers heavily modified: BEL internal wiring-Woofers ported-new passive crossovers for midrange tweeters and ribbons-front baffle partially removed- loaded with 100 pounds of bagged lead shot- TeknaSonic vibration dampners, brass cones
2 BEL 1001 stereo amps for bi-amping bass & mid/tweeters using BEL interconnects and speaker wire - Tice power cords
Marchand Electronic Crossover 2 way: control for Infinity dual woofers and: 2 Epik dual 15” stereo subwoofers
BSG Signal Completion Unit
Sonic Euphoria autoformer passive preamp
PS Audio Phono Converter for phono playback and digitizing vinyl Technics
SL1200 MK5 modified: new bearings, aluminum/Delrin platter, Cardas tonearm rewire, KAB outboard speed controller, strobe disabled, tonearm damper with silicone bath, rewired with BEL interconnect, steel cones, Sumiko headshell, AudioTechnica 150 MLX cartridge
Oppo SE-83 Special Edition: CD, Blueray, and SACD disc playback Oppo 103: extracting ISO and creating Dsf. files from SACD for computer playback
2012 I7 MacMini modified: UpTone Audio MMK fan speed controller, solid state HD, 16gb ram, powered by: Uptone Audio: JS-2 Linear Power Supply USB out for files > PS Audio LanRover powered by UpTone LPS 1 with POE (power over ethernet cable)> TP Link fiber cable converter > UpTone USPCB A>B adapter > UpTone ISO Regen powered by UpTone LPS 1.2 with POE > UpTone USPCB >
Singxer SU-1USB Audio Bridge modified with SBooster power supply board feeding DAC with IIS Gustard X-20 pro DAC heavily modified by EVS Systems
Files stored on 2 DROBO 5 bay devices
Preferred music players: Amarra and Roon
Power conditioning for front end with isolation transformer, Richard Gray Power 400 Pro, ISOBar
Room treatments primarily DIFFUSION! MGA RoomTunes PZC’s, GK Acoustics 2D and 3D, and other brands.
Please feel free to bring files or discs-digital or vinyl.
So bring your favorite music, a dessert or side dish to share, and RSVP to Jeff if you're interested in a boat ride after the meeting. Will be a great time!
Jeff's listening room featuring Infinity Reference 4.5 speakers
Wide angle shot of Jeff's Man Cave.
One of two 15" Epik stereo subwoofers
BEL 1001 stereo amplifier
Technics SL1200-MK5 Turntable