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by ll21
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Anyone running CJ pre with non-CJ SS amp?
Replies: 29
Views: 5609

Re: Anyone running CJ pre with non-CJ SS amp?

A fellow CJ GAT owner...congrats! I used to have PV14 and then the ACT2. CJ GAT is my favorite preamp of any manufacturer, and i've not been without CJ in my system in 12 straight years. Sounds like we've got a similar pre/amp setup. I run the GAT with SS Class A amp from Gryphon. I run old Wilson X...
by ll21
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Anyone running CJ pre with non-CJ SS amp?
Replies: 29
Views: 5609

Anyone running CJ pre with non-CJ SS amp?

Just curious how people are using their CJ pres. i used to have CJ pre with CJ tube amp...but have since moved to SS Class A which i prefer. Always good to hear other people's experiences about what works!
by ll21
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: DIY, mods, tweaks
Topic: Isolation for CJ Equipment?
Replies: 19
Views: 5621

Re: Isolation for CJ Equipment?

agree...this plexiglass thing seems quite cool.
by ll21
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: DIY, mods, tweaks
Topic: Isolation for CJ Equipment?
Replies: 19
Views: 5621

Re: Isolation for CJ Equipment?

Good luck. I think HRS is excellent and probably my favorite all around isolation/rack manufacturer. I have not heard a lot, but HRS stands out for me.
by ll21
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: My Conrad Johnson Martlogan system
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Re: My Conrad Johnson Martlogan system

Beautiful system!! I enjoy the mix of equipment...and appreciate the time you've taken to lay it out elegantly. Enjoy!
by ll21
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: DIY, mods, tweaks
Topic: Isolation for CJ Equipment?
Replies: 19
Views: 5621

Re: Isolation for CJ Equipment?

Agree...it also depends on the equipment. I found my CJ GAT definitely benefits from having a damper on top...and a few have said it benefits from some form of absorption underneath...A10U8s or HRS Nimbus Couplers/Footers. My tube DAC is even more sensitive...that things has HRS stuff below and on t...
by ll21
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: DIY, mods, tweaks
Topic: Isolation for CJ Equipment?
Replies: 19
Views: 5621

Re: Isolation for CJ Equipment?

Interesting...i have only done HRS damping plates, nimbus/couplers, Finite Elemente Resonance plates (dont work well imho), and ARtesania damping plates...which work really well. I also think EAT Tube dampers are incredible. My rack is 4" thick shelving of birch ply, laid on top of 1" slab of slate....
by ll21
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Room design/acoustics/positioning
Topic: Home Theater design and build
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Re: Home Theater design and build

way cool! Is this the latest...or is it now done? pls post if done!!
by ll21
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General Audio and Video Discussion
Topic: What have you been listening to?
Replies: 44
Views: 7958

Re: What have you been listening to?

Rakim The 18th Letter.
by ll21
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: DIY, mods, tweaks
Topic: Isolation for CJ Equipment?
Replies: 19
Views: 5621

Isolation for CJ Equipment?

Hi...I have used HRS damping plates to good effect with my CJ preamp...and am currently testing out Artesania damping plate which was new to our local dealer. Also excellent. I have heard putting some kind of isolation under the CJ preamps is also a great improvement. Anyone else try this? I have no...
by ll21
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Evolution 2000 Amplifier Review
Replies: 16
Views: 6694

Re: CJ Evolution 2000 Amplifier Review

I would suggest speaking with Ed...i honestly have no idea...except i know people who have upgraded their Premier 8s! Over 20 years old...but transformed with the Teflon capacitors (among other things apparently) which CJ uses throughout their products now. Worth a try!
by ll21
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Evolution 2000 Amplifier Review
Replies: 16
Views: 6694

Re: CJ Evolution 2000 Amplifier Review

yes...115 pounds is a pain in the a-s and expensive. have you spoken with CJ about what mods they could do?
by ll21
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.
Replies: 24
Views: 19082

Re: Home Theater Room with CJ preamp and amp.

very, very cool! Great room! Great equipment!
by ll21
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Evolution 2000 Amplifier Review
Replies: 16
Views: 6694

Re: CJ Evolution 2000 Amplifier Review

Thanks for that...i've heard very good things about this amp. Bit of a legend actually. I have spoken with CJ owners who've taken 'vintage' stuff and had it upgraded with latest CJ Teflon capacitors, etc...to great effect. Have you ever considered doing this? Just curious. What tubes do these run? E...
by ll21
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Video/Other
Topic: Some of my CJ Stuff I have owned over the years
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

Re: Some of my CJ Stuff I have owned over the years

way cool! enjoy! that is some serious CJ equipment!!!
by ll21
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Member Presentation Thread
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Hello!

Great website so far! Early but promising! Owned CJ equipment since 2000 consecutively. PV14L, MV60, ACT2 and now GAT. I run the GAT with big, pure Class A SS amp. imho, the 'best of both worlds' (for me anyway). I have asked Marc Michelson of The Audio Beat to see if they might do a shoot-out betwe...
by ll21
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Conrad Johnson PV-12 Preamp
Replies: 17
Views: 13514

Re: Conrad Johnson PV-12 Preamp

Cool! Heard good things about this...and with the latest Teflon capacitors, etc...i am told it gets even better!
by ll21
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: Hello from Costa Rica...and a ET-5 preamplifier.
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: Hello from Costa Rica...and a ET-5 preamplifier.

Hey guys...just saw this website link in another forum...Whats Best Forum. I've owned CJ pre and/or amps consecutively since 2000. Currently run CJ GAT and really enjoy it...my favorite preamp. I have heard Tidal, ARC Ref 5 & 5SE, Krell Evo 2, Shindo Massetto...and asked dealers who sold Shindo Petr...