Thank you AudioThesis

WardswebWardsweb Posts: 748
A few friends and I were treated to an awesome day of audio, all thanks to Dskip. He brought a SUV load of gear for us to play with. The Dayens amp brought my yellow Mark and Daniel speakers to life. Everyone was amazed at what a huge sound stage and bottom end the little speakers had. The Dayens had all the power, the speakers really needed to open up.

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I fell in love with the Auralic Altair music server/DAC. It not only rocked in my system, but we paired it with a pair of Mark and Daniel powered speakers I have and it was a stand alone music system.

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To top this off, he opened my eyes and ears to what acoustic treatments can do for the sound of my DIY system in the back room. It totally transformed it to a more focused, cleaner and efficient system.

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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
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,523
    That AudioThesis is a pretty good outfit.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,714
    Nice!!!! Sounds like it was a great time and Nice looking setups!!!
    Lumin D1, KEF LS50 Wireless, Cayin scd-50T, LH Labs VI Dac, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9, HP I7 Laptop, Wireworld Eclipse 7, Wireworld Aurora, Wireworld Electra 7, Signal Magic Digital, Cardas Quadralink 5C, Velodyne SPL1200
    USB helpers: Intona, w4s Recovery

    HT: Elite SC27, Full Polk RTI setup.

  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,150
    It's always a good time at Luther's
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,422
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    It's always a good time at Luther's

    Always. So many goodies. So many horns. Horns I actually enjoy. He might just convert me if I keep coming around.

    Those Mark and Daniel are still damn impressive for the size. It got the gears working in my head.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,288
    Another reason I wish I lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The other, my COWBOYS!
    2-channel
    Yaqin MC-30L, Denon DVD 3900, Sony C69ES CD Changer, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable, Pro-Ject Phono Box MM, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 Blade-Blade, Monster Cable throughout.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,489
    Dang it, Luther has one of the sweetest systems around. Nice to see you 2 bump audio uglies. lol

    I also love horns, done right anyway. Done wrong....you could probably stop North Korea by turning up the volume. ;)

    Do we have a review anywhere on the forum for the Altair ?
    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
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,150
    I'm just mad because I was just a few miles down the road that day and didn't get an invite :( :'(
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 748
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I'm just mad because I was just a few miles down the road that day and didn't get an invite :( :'(

    Not to worry. There will always be another meet. The truth is, there doesn't even need to be a meet. If you are ever in town, stop by for some tunes and a brewsky.
    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
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,523
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I'm just mad because I was just a few miles down the road that day and didn't get an invite :( :'(

    Ron, you should be ticked. Thoughtless bunch of snobby audiophiles :D
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,755
    edited April 12
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I'm just mad because I was just a few miles down the road that day and didn't get an invite :( :'(

    This one, snowflake tendencies he presents. :wink:
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • lordcloudlordcloud Posts: 25
    Nice!!
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