Arlington Heights Historical Museum
110 W. Fremont
Arlington Heights, IL
November, 2019 Meeting
NOVEMBER MEETING-DAVID SMILAY from TEN OCTAVE AUDIO PRESENTS THE LP1 TUBE LINESTAGE, JIM CLARK from JIM CLARK STEREO PRESENTS BOB CARVER CRIMSON 275W MONO-BLOCKS, ELAC
ADANTE AF-61 SPEAKERS, ELAC ADANTE SUB-3070 SUBWOOFER, ELAC DISCOVERY MUSIC SERVER.
We are very pleased to welcome David Smilay, CEO of Ten Octave Audio and Jim Clark, owner of Jim Clark Stereo in Rockford, IL.
Ten Octave is a new company introducing the LP1 (also LP1R with remote) line stage built in the USA with higher quality construction and parts than normally seen in a $1000 preamp ($1200 with remote). It has 19dB gain, 6N2-EV tubes, and an adjustable and regulated tube DC filament voltage. On the website,
Bob Carver himself has given a positive thumbs up. More information can be seen at: https://tenoctaveaudio.com/wp/product/lp-1/
Jim Clark Stereo in Rockford calls itself "A Bob Carver/ELAC Dealer Showcase" and focuses on brands
that they fell offer the best combination of "audio performance, physics, science and value." Jim Clark is
also a Ten Audio dealer. More details at: https://jimclarkstereo.com/jim-clark-stereo-a-bob-carver-elac-dealer-showcase/
It should be noted that the Crimson 275 which is a 75 watt per channel stereo amp that is easily set up as a 150 watt mono block amp with the tubes in a more optimal parallel configuration, not bridged. The Adante AF-61 and Adante Sub-3070 are the top of ELAC's Adante line, with the Adante AF-61 recently listed as Stereophile Class A.
The system will consist of:
Ten Octave Audio LP1R Line Stage Preamp
Bob Carver Crimson 275 Mono-blocks
ELAC Adante AF-61
ELAC Adante SUB-3070 Subwoofer
ELAC Discovery Music Server
We also plan to have a CD player or transport/DAC to listen to your favorite music on disc.
Mark the date for what should be a great meeting. Our thanks to David Smilay and Jim Clark for making this
possible. Look forward to seeing all of you there.