Bob Walters’ System

Feb 26, 2008

The main components are: DIGITAL SOURCES Oppo DV-980H (for video only) SlimDevices Transporter (soon to be modded with clock/Class A out) Oritek DAC Pioneer DV-58AV w/EVS mods ANALOG SOURCES None PREAMP Oritek Prototype w/Stepped Attenuator POWER AMPS Packard Bell EL84 SE amp (4 wpc) ...extracted from 1960 console, modded Packard Bell EL84 push-pull (12 wpc) ...extracted from 1960's console, mods in progress Curtis-Mathis "High Fidelity System" EL84 PP Receiver (14 wpc) ...vintage piece restored by Ori [my current tube reference amp] VTL/Manley Labs EL34 "Signature" Monoblocs (35 wpc) ...with Mundorf Silver/Oil caps, reduced voltage and gain Antique Soundlabs (ASL) 1006-DT2…

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Feb 24, 2008

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RR 24/176 Hi-rez & Magico V3’s – A Listening Impression

Feb 22, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, Ori and I had the opportunity to listen to Magico V3 floorstanders with about $100K of electronics feeding them. If that wasn't cool enough, we were in a purpose-built ($50K?) listening room. And for dessert, we got an early listen to Reference Recording's soon-to-be-released 24/176 recordings.Here is my impression of the sights and sounds: The electronics. All-solid-state and clean and powerful. Very transparent. Harmonically balanced and tuneful. No glare. With about 600w/chan on hand, the Magico's were modulated by a very firm grip. The speakers. The V3's are so transparent and balanced that they practically…

Hello world! (New web site launched)

Feb 14, 2008

Welcome to the new BAAS website! Tune in frequently for updates on events, specials, equipment, etc. You can now reach me directly at: bob at Please contact me if you have any comments, suggestions, or other requests. Note that you must register before posting comments on this site. Send an email request to me if you so desire. Bob Walters