August, 22nd 2021
August, 2021 Meeting
Jeff Kenton will be hosting the August meeting. Jeff is in McHenry right on the Fox River and will be offering a boat ride at 5:00 PM for a limited number of people who RSVP before the meeting-if interested text with your name to Jeff's cell number (see newsletter). Jeff will provide food and drinks, but please BYOB and feel free to bring something additional like a dessert or side dish.
It's great to have an opportunity to meet again in person at Jeff Kenton's place. Jeff has made more system improvements detailed below.
In Jeff's words:
"This meeting is to celebrate our vaccinated members being able to meet again. Please bring your vaccination cards with you. If you are not vaccinated and have a medical reason please call 815-341-4042 , so we can discuss.
I wish all our members a fine day, Jeff Kenton."
MEETING NOTICE - Sunday, AUGUST 22, 12:30 PM - 5 PM
(Please note earlier start time)
2325 W Hedge Pl
McHenry, IL 60051
C 815-341-4042 (text or call to RSVP for boat ride)
Directions: From Rand Road (Rt 12), go west about 4 miles to Chapel Hill Rd, turn right (north) on Chapel Hill Rd about 1.7m, turn left at entrance to Chapel Hill Golf Course –Howell Rd,follow to bottom of hill, turn left on Villa St and follow as it becomes Hedge Place, bear right to 2325 Hedge Pl marked on mail box on Cul-de-sac. Parking in cul-de-sac by house.
Google Map Link: http://tiny.cc/hzduaz
Click on Directions and add your starting location.
Feel free to bring any of your favorite music on just about any media.
Here is Jeff's current set-up:
Jeff Kenton Stereo 2020
Infinity Ref 4.5 speakers heavily modified with reverse mirror imaging:
BEL internal wiring-Woofers ported-two passive crossovers for both midrange
tweeters and ribbons-woofers -front baffle partially removed-
loaded with 50 pounds of bagged lead shot- TeknaSonic vibration
dampeners, Stephen Merriweather outriggers with IsoAcoustic
Gaia I isolation footers.
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 tweeter/
midrange and dual woofers
2 REL T9i Stereo and .1 subwoofers
Sonic Euphoria autoformer passive preamp
PS Audio Phono Converter for phono playback and digitizing vinyl >
Sugarcube SC-1 pop and click remover
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 (alignment by Brian Walsh)
Oppo SE-83 Special Edition: CD, Blu-ray, and SACD disc playback
Oppo 103: extracting ISO and creating Dsf. files from SACD for computer
2012 I7 MacMini modified:
UpTone Audio MMK fan speed controller, 240Gb solid state HD, 16gb
ram, powered by:
Uptone Audio: JS-2 Linear Power Supply
Streaming files, Qobuz, radio into UpTone Audio EtherRegen > Ifi
Audio Zen Streamer > Singxer SU-6 USB Bridge with UpTone
ground shunt power supply > Gregg Straley Reality ribbon I2S or
Cardas SPDIF > Denafrips Terminator DAC
Files stored on 2 DROBO 5 bay devices
Preferred music players: Amarra and Roon (sometimes with HQPlayer)
Multi-channel file playback with MiniDSP USB to SPDIF converter >
3 stereo SMSL Sanskrit 6th DACs
Power conditioning for front end with isolation transformer, Richard
Gray Power 400 Pro, ISOBar
Room treatments-all DIFFUSION! 5 MGA RoomTunes PZC’s, 2D and
3D of other brands.
Jeff's listening room featuring Infinity Reference 4.5 speakers
Looking across Jeff's listening Room
Wide angle shot of Jeff's Man Cave.
Denafrips Terminator DAC, front
Denafrips Terminator DAC, top off
Denafrips Terminator DAC, back panel
Top: Ifi Audio Zen Streamer
Middle: Singxer SU-6 USB Bridge with UpTone
ground shunt power supply
Bottom: Denafrips Terminator DAC
BEL 1001 stereo amp
REL T9i Stereo subwoofer