Vacuum State Of The Art
Conference And Show 2003 (VSAC)
Cardas Audio hybrid (poly-Teflon) capacitors, Cardas connectors, and of course Cardas cables. Cardas makes a very wide variety of products for the DIY community.
Consonance had their Ella push-pull, EL34 or KT88 or 6550 stereo
amplifier. A simple bias adjust is all that is needed. Solid-state rectification, optional choke filter, yet uses the 6SN7 for driver. Comes in both kit and assembled form. This unit is offered by DIYHiFi Supply.
DIYHiFi Supply also offers a kit turntable called the BIX. It features a pulley-level bearing with ceramic ball and Teflon thrust plate. The Belgian-made motor is
switchable for 33.3 or 45rpm while the platter is made from acrylic.
Omega Speaker had their Super 8 that uses the Fostex FE 207E whizzer cone driver. The front-ported cabinet is covered with blue while gold-plated cable binding posts appear the rear. Seen below in Omega's Super 3 single driver design with Fostex FE
127E (seen below). This unit is said to be very responsive to transience.
The Second Rethm loudspeaker has a Lowther DX4 triple whizzer cone mounted within an ingenious cabinet. Very stylish and wonderful sounding.
Lowther DX4 triple whizzer cone.
deHavilland's model GM70 tube monoblock employs a Ulyanov GM70 for output, 6AU5 for driver and 6SN7 for pre-driver all working in concert to produce 60 watts.
Wiring the deHavilland to the Rethm were Prana Wire. This room had nice wide soundstage and free-floating imaging.
ModWright's model SWL 9.0 two tube line stage that feature outboard power supply, four inputs, mute, and use a pair of 5687 for amplification. Photo of innards seen below shows the pair of yellow Auricaps, point-to-point wiring, Panasonic electrolytics, and WIMA.
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