I use names sometimes for my vehicles and my audio systems I built.
Lab system -- The killer Bees:
B&W 201i -- miniature bookshelves (killer bees) Realistic STA 2100 receiver Pioneer F407 file 25 CD-changer Pioneer PL-L30 linear tracking compact automatic turntable with AudioTechica ATN92 p-mount cartridge _______________________________________________
Bedroom system -- Uncle Sans’
JBL 4311 studio monitors on custom made speaker stands (last thing my dad built for me before farewell) Sansui 8080db receiver (the uncle) Pioneer PL-L1000 linear tracking fully auto turntable with Ortofon OM10 standard mount cartridge. iPhone 4 is digital source with 16g of music used as pretty much iPod. _________________________________________________
Long Live The QUEEN!
Thorens TD160 all original/ATN144/ATN140 cartridge/needle (my Queen) Lenovo Q190 with 500gB SSD drive, Windows 7 enterprise and Mytek software; used as streamer and back-up secure server!
Mytek 192 dac-preamp Musical Fidelity X-LPS MM/MC phono Sunfire 300 -- simply adorable monster! Aerial 10T spiked to concrete floor AKG K240 600 Ohms ear speakers. Kimber 4TC bulk speaker wire over all 4 binding posts with original jumpers removed. This configuration often called shotgun bi-wire where I used single wire runs to the top binding posts and the rest of wires twisted into the lower binding posts. Mogami Silver XLR between preamp and Sunfire Ortofon Silver RCA cable between phono and preamp made in Japan (made in 90’s i believe). Persian rag from camelwool covers my back wall and black/white bi-color chess curtains cover my windows.
never thought of it that (18-wheeler) way. i just seem to refer to it that (the big rig) way when i post sometimes without really thinking about it. so when you asked about a name, that is what came to mind.
I often thought of forming an audio system based on alphabet letter. My current system consists of a Tandberg 3012 integrated and Thorens TD 125 mk II turntable. I guess I should get a pair of Thiels, Tannoys, or Tyler speakers, then maybe get rid of my Creek CAS3140 tuner in lieu of a Tandberg or Technics tuner - we'll call it the Mr. T system. Wait, I need to nix my Oppo cd player for a Theta and my Kyocera cassette deck in place of a Teac?
We call my new Spatial X2 speakers the Grandpappies. I had Spatial M1 Turbos, and considered buying the M3 Triodes as "Pappies" to the M1s. Then I chucked reasonability out the window and splurged on the X2s. My ladyfriend dubbed them Grandpappies, and it stuck.