MVP of your system - make it known here!

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,721
    edited December 2016
    Nightfall wrote: »
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    HAHAHAH... OK fine... run amok my friends
    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
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,503
    I don't think I can narrow it down to just one thing Joey. The whole of my system makes it what it is.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo BDP-95 Bluray, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • 5. Monarchy Audio SM 70's (amps)- $1500/pair
    4. Musical Fidelity CDT M1 (CD transport) - $1000
    3. Django TVC passive linestage - $1200
    2. Scott Nixon tubedac plus - $600
    1. Meadowlark Audio Swifts (recently sold) - $1200
  • WillowWillow Posts: 8,742
    edited December 2016
    My ears are the MVP of my system, without them I wouldn't hear s h ! t
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607(pre), Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Tributaries Optical, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Rotel RDV 1045 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII and Android MXQ Amlogic S805 Media player. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Rotel 1075, Polk Patio 25x4, MIT AVT3 ICs

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,154
    The whole of my system makes it what it is.

    Nail, head, hammer..........

    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."


  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,721
    F1nut wrote: »
    The whole of my system makes it what it is.

    Nail, head, hammer..........

    Just cuz the system is a whole, doesn't mean you can't have component favorites.
    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,154
    I don't really as it truly is the sum of the parts working in harmony.
    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."


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,503
    Joey_V wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    The whole of my system makes it what it is.

    Nail, head, hammer..........

    Just cuz the system is a whole, doesn't mean you can't have component favorites.

    I do have a couple favorites, but it is the sum total of everything that brings the magic. Would my table sound as good as it does if I were running it through a z-phono and a mid 90's soundesign all in one rack?

    Each piece is here because they all do the best job of disappearing when the needle settles in the groove.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo BDP-95 Bluray, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,508
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Would start looking for a solution for storage and streaming

    What comes to mind that is budget with your system is the Auralic mini...lotta bang for your buck

    @voltz
    @Wardsweb

    Was looking at the mini, but, looking like there's going to be NO android app and that leaves me out, unless I'm missing something. It appears to be ideal for what I want except for that one little detail of not offering an interface that I could use.

    Also, is there going to be a thread on the Wharfedale fatal flaw? I'm interested to hear your thoughts on them.

    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • New addition for me: Saga pre-amp from Schiit
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    A day without music is like a day without food.
  • I'm willing to let Cher be bumped from number one if
    Joey lets me borrow his cables for a while. >:)
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,721
    I'm willing to let Cher be bumped from number one if
    Joey lets me borrow his cables for a while. >:)

    Eep!!
    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
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 757
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Was looking at the mini, but, looking like there's going to be NO android app and that leaves me out, unless I'm missing something. It appears to be ideal for what I want except for that one little detail of not offering an interface that I could use.

    Have you thought about picking up a used Ipad? You really don't want to control your music with a phone. The DS Lightning software is slick.

    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, Lounge phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Aries Mini DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY "ST70" amplifier, Olive3 server, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • halohalo Posts: 3,665
    A used iPhone would work as well. I use my iPhone to control my music server. It's convenient.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,614
    Not an audio component at all.
    Welch Allyn ear cleaning system.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,508
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Was looking at the mini, but, looking like there's going to be NO android app and that leaves me out, unless I'm missing something. It appears to be ideal for what I want except for that one little detail of not offering an interface that I could use.

    Have you thought about picking up a used Ipad? You really don't want to control your music with a phone. The DS Lightning software is slick.

    Was just thinking about that this weekend. I just gave a Mac mini to a friend. Had bought it for me mum and she passed about a year ago and my dad had no interest. I'm very anti Apple after they crashed my phone and said basically "oh, yeah, that upgrade was for a different phone, downloading it crashes yours." When asked if they could restore my original os the reply was "sorry, no."

    That combined with the problem of losing downloads I'd paid for when I got a new email and could no longer access iTunes account with my new email. This was all several years ago.
    Every since then I've had nothing to do with Apple...and I can be a little stubborn. Maybe ought to suck it up and get an iPad for this, but, that will probably mean having an iTunes account.

    I'm really interested in the mini but kind of pissed they couldn't figure out how to, or simply chose not to, develop a Android OS.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • halohalo Posts: 3,665
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Was just thinking about that this weekend. I just gave a Mac mini to a friend. Had bought it for me mum and she passed about a year ago and my dad had no interest. I'm very anti Apple after they crashed my phone and said basically "oh, yeah, that upgrade was for a different phone, downloading it crashes yours." When asked if they could restore my original os the reply was "sorry, no."

    That combined with the problem of losing downloads I'd paid for when I got a new email and could no longer access iTunes account with my new email. This was all several years ago.
    Every since then I've had nothing to do with Apple...and I can be a little stubborn. Maybe ought to suck it up and get an iPad for this, but, that will probably mean having an iTunes account.

    I'm really interested in the mini but kind of pissed they couldn't figure out how to, or simply chose not to, develop a Android OS.

    When I read up on the mini, it piqued my interest. The company said that they are still working on a version of the software for android users but it'll take some time before the release. Better to get it right than release buggy software that'll infuriate you to no end.[/quote]

    I'm seriously considering the mini and selling my SONOS & ELAC to fund the purchase of the mini w/ a linear power supply.

    Decisions, decisions! lol.

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,098
    1. transmission line I designed w/ Martin King's software; uses Fostex FF225wk supplemented by an Eminence APT-80 super tweeter. (living room system)

    2. Nelson Pass designed Amp Camp Amps; class A mono blocks built from a kit (living room system)

    3. passive open baffles based on Martin King's design; uses Fostex FF85k and Eminence Alpha 15a (bed room system)

    4. Emotiva ERC-3 CD player

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    heh -- I just noticed that Sansui hidin' in the background :)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Jim ShearerJim Shearer Posts: 334
    edited January 20
    Hey Mark,

    Even the BOTL Sansui units from the early 1970's are sweet sounding! That 350A (and a pair of speakers I had built) stayed behind when we sold the house a little over a year ago. Needed to pare down a bit & the folks who bought the house were a bit short of gear IMO.

    BTW: for those who have never listened to an Emotiva ERC-3 gen 2 CDP (mentioned in my post); don't be too quick to judge! Very nice sounding piece of kit; one reason for buying it was the Stereophile review of the ERC-2, which (among other virtues) was the most tolerant of damaged CDs of any player tested up to that time. Recently proved itself w/ a CD which wouldn't play on my wife's Macbook Pro or anything else in the house, except it played just fine on the ERC-3.

    Cheers, Jim
    A day without music is like a day without food.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,628
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't really as it truly is the sum of the parts working in harmony.

    Bingo....you can remove any piece in your system and the sound will change enough for you to take notice.

    Though I will say the addition of a recent Joule la-100 has kicked it up a few notches. Every piece, and cable added along the way brought something to the table.
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,721
    tonyb wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't really as it truly is the sum of the parts working in harmony.

    Bingo....you can remove any piece in your system and the sound will change enough for you to take notice.

    Though I will say the addition of a recent Joule la-100 has kicked it up a few notches. Every piece, and cable added along the way brought something to the table.

    Sum of parts means each function equally. You can have an mvp within a system.
    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
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,628
    Joey_V wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't really as it truly is the sum of the parts working in harmony.

    Bingo....you can remove any piece in your system and the sound will change enough for you to take notice.

    Though I will say the addition of a recent Joule la-100 has kicked it up a few notches. Every piece, and cable added along the way brought something to the table.

    Sum of parts means each function equally. You can have an mvp within a system.

    No, has nothing to do with equality amongst pieces. Like an Orchestra...many different instruments make up one, none are equal to the other, but all bring something different to make one harmonious sound.
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 601
    Hey Mark,


    BTW: for those who have never listened to an Emotiva ERC-3 gen 2 CDP (mentioned in my post); don't be too quick to judge! Very nice sounding piece of kit; one reason for buying it was the Stereophile review of the ERC-2, which (among other virtues) was the most tolerant of damaged CDs of any player tested up to that time. Recently proved itself w/ a CD which wouldn't play on my wife's Macbook Pro or anything else in the house, except it played just fine on the ERC-3.

    Cheers, Jim

    I guess I'm not the only one that keeps an ERC-3 around for that reason. I had a Mac cd player that I really liked the sound of but it was very fussy about playing any damaged cd's. So far my ERC3 (at 1/4 the price) has played everything the Mac would hiccup over.
    modded polk 1.2tl's+dreadnaught, mcintosh c100, d100, mr7084, mvp831, bridged mc2500's+ mit cables
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 389
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Was looking at the mini, but, looking like there's going to be NO android app and that leaves me out, unless I'm missing something. It appears to be ideal for what I want except for that one little detail of not offering an interface that I could use.

    Have you thought about picking up a used Ipad? You really don't want to control your music with a phone. The DS Lightning software is slick.

    Was just thinking about that this weekend. I just gave a Mac mini to a friend. Had bought it for me mum and she passed about a year ago and my dad had no interest. I'm very anti Apple after they crashed my phone and said basically "oh, yeah, that upgrade was for a different phone, downloading it crashes yours." When asked if they could restore my original os the reply was "sorry, no."

    That combined with the problem of losing downloads I'd paid for when I got a new email and could no longer access iTunes account with my new email. This was all several years ago.
    Every since then I've had nothing to do with Apple...and I can be a little stubborn. Maybe ought to suck it up and get an iPad for this, but, that will probably mean having an iTunes account.

    I'm really interested in the mini but kind of pissed they couldn't figure out how to, or simply chose not to, develop a Android OS.

    Take a hard look at the Bluesound Node 2 as well. They do have a very nice Android App to control everything.
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz CD6006 I TEAC AI-3000 I Musical Fidelity M1Dac I LSI-M703's I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    HT
    Denon AVR-x4200w running 5.1.2 I RTI-10's I CSI-5 I FXI-A4's I OMW-3 as Atmos heights I DIY 15" Dayton SW I BENQ HT2050 I Silver Ticket 120" Fixed Screen
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,189
    edited January 22
    Nothing special and certainly not sophisticated, but would have to be the Hafler XL600. This is a great sounding, smashmouth in your face amp. Just to let you know how robust this poweplant is, it is stable down to 1 ohm @1500 watts.


    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.
  • DawgfishDawgfish Posts: 2,478
    Sota Sapphire turntable with Jelco 750D tonearm, Ammonite Audio Shuggie collar, Groovetracer low profile counterweight, TTWeights copper/carbon fiber mat, TTWEIGHTS center clamp and outer ring, and 31 cartridges to choose frome.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 8,742
    Dawgfish wrote: »
    Sota Sapphire turntable with Jelco 750D tonearm, Ammonite Audio Shuggie collar, Groovetracer low profile counterweight, TTWeights copper/carbon fiber mat, TTWEIGHTS center clamp and outer ring, and 31 cartridges to choose frome.

    Baskin Robin's of cartridges
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607(pre), Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Tributaries Optical, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Rotel RDV 1045 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII and Android MXQ Amlogic S805 Media player. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Rotel 1075, Polk Patio 25x4, MIT AVT3 ICs

  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 389
    I've given a lot of thought to this, and as I have been upgrading my equipment, I still think the cheapest piece is my MVP and that is the BlueSound Node 2. While it may not be the best streamer in the world. with the ability to play Tidal it allows me to enjoy pretty much whatever music I am feeling like at the moment and I feel like that is the point of a high dollar stereo.
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz CD6006 I TEAC AI-3000 I Musical Fidelity M1Dac I LSI-M703's I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    HT
    Denon AVR-x4200w running 5.1.2 I RTI-10's I CSI-5 I FXI-A4's I OMW-3 as Atmos heights I DIY 15" Dayton SW I BENQ HT2050 I Silver Ticket 120" Fixed Screen
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,508
    After posting a comment in the flea market under Skips ad for a Marantz sa14s1 he's selling I realized that this piece, the Marantz sa14s1 is the MVP of my system. I can change every piece of the chain and be ok with what I replaced it with except for this piece.

    The SQ is ideal. Warm, yet not overly so. Staging is wide, high and deep with vocals and instruments in near perfect unison and placement. Detailed, yet not edgy in any sense. Some of my most unlistenable cd's I can now enjoy as the harsh edges have been tamed.

    This is the one piece I wouldn't want to imagine not being in my system.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

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