The Velvet Hammer 18 speakers driven by an Assemblage EL34 push-pull amp.
A closer view of the equipment rack. Top to bottom: Squeezebox, Onix XCD-88 CD player, Lite Audio DAC-60, Assemblage hybrid preamp, Assemblage EL-34 amp.
The downstairs system included an Arcam CD player, Audio Experience preamp, Belkin power conditioner, Ella KT-88 amp.
Another view of the downstairs system including the Selah Audio XT-8 line arrays.
Three bottleheads listening to the Velvet Hammers.
L to R: Paul Jackson, Tom Richards, Skip Pack
From the outside in: Jim Griffin design MLTL single driver bipoles, Studio One Pi tower, single driver speaker featuring the Pioneer 8" full range driver, the ART Arrays.
With the ART Arrays in place, replacing the 40 watt EL34 push pull amp with the 3 watt 2A3 paramours produced a noticable improvement in the bass. Go figure!
Houston Audio Society members Graham Duhamel and Dan Calhoun.
L to R: Paul Jackson, Tom Richards, and Skip Pack in the downstairs listening room.
Dennis Deacon brought his 525w/ch (1KW/ch at 4 ohms) D-SONIC ICEpower class D amp. This amp sounds very nice with the XT-8 line arrays. The D-SONIC amps are sold on Audiogon. Dennis' company's web page is here: http://www.d-sonic.net/
Dennis Deacon listening to his amp.
The upstairs system with the Paramours driving the ART Arrays.