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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,208
    $$$$
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,503
    woahhhhhh, some beautiful stuff there.
    I feel like I'm scrolling an exotic supercar thread.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,221
    So that is how the 1% listen....lol.


    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.
  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,727
    edited May 2016
    As much as I like a dedicated room setup, I can't buy into garden hose sized RCA cabling that has to be 12 foot long for a 2 foot distance simply because the radius of the covering won't allow a sharper bend. It seems like such a price to pay on your jacks and space. I understand if the gauge of the cable requires it, as I have some power cables that prefer a straight line path, but this is beyond common sense.img2bnzjj4y1.jpg
    HT Optoma HD25 LV on 80" DIY Screen, Anthem MRX 300 Receiver, Pioneer Elite BDP 51FD Polk CS350LS, Polk SDA1C, Polk FX300, Polk RT55, Dual EBS Adire Shiva 320watt tuned to 17hz, ICs-DIY Twisted Prs, Speaker-Raymond Cable

    2 Channel Thorens TD 318 Grado ZF1, SACD/CD Marantz 8260, Soundstream/Krell DAC1, Audio Mirror PP1, Odyssey Stratos, ADS L-1290, ICs-DIY Twisted , Speaker-Raymond Cable
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,498
    Cool picture ^^^ and holy garden cable hoses.
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    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,731
    dang
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature B) ) -> new speakers -> :D
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3 -> :o
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> B&W PM1 -> o:)

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,303
    There's always twisted pair, 30-gauge varnish insulated magnet wire. Don't scoff if you haven't tried it ;-)

    (and I promise I'll drop the subject, post-haste!)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,727
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    There's always twisted pair, 30-gauge varnish insulated magnet wire. Don't scoff if you haven't tried it ;-)

    (and I promise I'll drop the subject, post-haste!)

    At least those wires might allow a decent on wall placement of gear. The pic that I posted makes absolutely no sense to me for signal cabling. It doesn't add any real world application to cover it so thickly starting one foot away from the electronics. I also know that high end gear displays and "real world" don't occupy the same realm.
    HT Optoma HD25 LV on 80" DIY Screen, Anthem MRX 300 Receiver, Pioneer Elite BDP 51FD Polk CS350LS, Polk SDA1C, Polk FX300, Polk RT55, Dual EBS Adire Shiva 320watt tuned to 17hz, ICs-DIY Twisted Prs, Speaker-Raymond Cable

    2 Channel Thorens TD 318 Grado ZF1, SACD/CD Marantz 8260, Soundstream/Krell DAC1, Audio Mirror PP1, Odyssey Stratos, ADS L-1290, ICs-DIY Twisted , Speaker-Raymond Cable
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,303
    edited July 2016
    ...

    At least those wires might allow a decent on wall placement of gear. The pic that I posted makes absolutely no sense to me for signal cabling. It doesn't add any real world application to cover it so thickly starting one foot away from the electronics. I also know that high end gear displays and "real world" don't occupy the same realm.

    Yes, quite. The fire-hose "interconnects" strike me as at least being on the verge of "the tail wagging the dog" as they say.

    But, in the interest of full and fair disclosure, I am more of a "less is more" kind of guy when it comes to hifi.

    16187794927_269abfcf2c_b.jpgDSC_0132 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Six triodes (and one HV rectifier tube) from source to stereo loudspeakers - and not much else.

    (EDIT: OK, I think I've hit 'threadcr@p' now; sorry!)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,307
    It's possible those cables have fine magnetic bits between the outer and inner jackets, hence the need for the large diameter outer jacket and the lack of flexibility.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,727
    edited July 2016
    I'm all in for an understanding of the design, but just the fact that the entire rack had to be turned around backwards with the rear of the gear facing the listener makes me wonder about the foresight of the design.

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    HT Optoma HD25 LV on 80" DIY Screen, Anthem MRX 300 Receiver, Pioneer Elite BDP 51FD Polk CS350LS, Polk SDA1C, Polk FX300, Polk RT55, Dual EBS Adire Shiva 320watt tuned to 17hz, ICs-DIY Twisted Prs, Speaker-Raymond Cable

    2 Channel Thorens TD 318 Grado ZF1, SACD/CD Marantz 8260, Soundstream/Krell DAC1, Audio Mirror PP1, Odyssey Stratos, ADS L-1290, ICs-DIY Twisted , Speaker-Raymond Cable
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,307
    It's because they are highlighting the Zensati cables, not the gear in the rack.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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