In our neighborhood
Jak's house is known for its "subterranean empire". As an incurable audiophile,
Jak reserved one of the rooms of this famous "empire" for his system,
his CD's and LP's. Thus WAF interference is reduced to null and his massive
system occupies the space without a trace of guilt.
Being an authority on the subject of jazz
music he happens to be one of the members of the advisory board of the
Jazz Festival (IKSV) which takes place each year during the month of
July. He whispered to my ears the following names who are invited for 1999
John Scofield with
Jak has an impressive software collection:
4000 LP's, 4500 CD's and 1000 DAT's/mini cassettes! He still prefers LP
sound to CD and listens to jazz (65%), world music (15%), rock (10%) and
D.D. Bridgewater with Ray
Lalo Schifrin with the BBC
||Alphason HR-100S-MCS Reference
||Koetsu Onyx Saphire
||Mark Levinson 31
||Theta DS Pro Generation II
|DAT D/A - A/D converter:
||Classe Audio DR 6
||Classe Audio DR 25 (mono) x 2
||Infinity IRS Beta (with IRS servo control)
||MIT MI 330 Extended Terminator
||MIT MH 750 Extended
about his System:
AA: "Jak, how would you describe
your system's sound?"
JB: "Big stage, depth, extended
frequency extremes, realistic SPL, tube like tonal balance (with solid
AA: "Do you think there is room
JB: "Low frequencies should be
tuned for better seamlessness."
AA: "Have you got plans for upgrading?"
JB: "Yes, in the short term: CD
Transport to Mark Levinson 31.5, D/A Converter to Mark Levinson 30.6, Turntable
to VPI TNT Mk.IV, Arm to VPI JMW Memorial. In the longer term I may upgrade
the speakers to either Genesis 200, 300 or 350 or to JM Lab Utopia. Of
course depending on the choice of speaker the amplification should be upgraded
to either ARC Ref. 600 with ARC Ref.1 or to Mark levinson 33 or 33H with
Mark Levinson 32 Reference."