Favorite 2 channel rig for Live Dead

Just curious what 2 channel rigs folks have or have had that excel at playing live dead.
Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, S35, Samsung 60" LED

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  • zuulzuul Posts: 104
    i'm listening to dick's pick #15 right now. HDCD. sounds great. details in my signature.
    speakers:
    polk 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    PopPulse uii DAC
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    vampire wire
    NXG sapphire
    monoprice
    guzi
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amp: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    subdude subwoofer platform
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,821
    the usual:

    Frankenduplexes (Altec/JBL-EMILAR/Fostex drivers/horns, at least at the moment)
    Single-ended 2A3 amplification (Bottlehead Paramours at the moment, as my "normal" 2A3 amp is currently under the weather*).

    The new 5/8/77 Cornell University release (on CD) sounds really, really wonderful on these. Really wonderful.

    * http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/177762/dang-my-simple-2a3-amplifier-just-blew-up :(
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 504
    What else but a stack of McIntosh. See signature for details.

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    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Sharp Aquos 70"

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 123
    Very nice rigs . Thanks for sharing.
    Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, S35, Samsung 60" LED
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 123
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    the usual:

    Frankenduplexes (Altec/JBL-EMILAR/Fostex drivers/horns, at least at the moment)
    Single-ended 2A3 amplification (Bottlehead Paramours at the moment, as my "normal" 2A3 amp is currently under the weather*).

    The new 5/8/77 Cornell University release (on CD) sounds really, really wonderful on these. Really wonderful.

    * http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/177762/dang-my-simple-2a3-amplifier-just-blew-up :(

    5/8/77 one of my all time favorites.
    Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, S35, Samsung 60" LED
  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Posts: 1,596
    5/8/77 one of my all time favorites.

    It's an awesome show and an excellent recording.
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    POLK AUDIO SRT
    (Signature Reference Theater)

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    SRT 10.2 SYSTEM
    (4) SRT Subs & Satellites
    (2) SRT Center Speakers
    (2) SRT Control Centers w/Remote
    (4) f/x1000 Surrounds
    (2) PSW650 Subs
    Pioneer Elite SC-09TX AVR
    Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD Blu-Ray
    Pioneer Elite BDP-33FD Blu-Ray (Region-Free)
    Custom HTPC w/Multi-Lane SATA Hot-Swapable Drive RAID Tower
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,498
    tratliff wrote: »
    What else but a stack of McIntosh. See signature for details.

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    Nice speaks pal, the Mac's aren't too shabby either. :) Good combo in my humble opinion.
    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
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 123
    Is that the sitting dead or the Walking Dead? When I'm walking and listening to the Dead I use my Zen Nano Mp3 player powered by a hum-less AA battery. I usually do not use the term "live" when I listen to the dead because, well, after all, they are dead. I may on occasion refer to them as "Undead."

    Okay funny guy. Obviously I meant recordings of live shows...While Jerry and Brent are long gone the music is still being played. Saw Dead&Co 2 weeks ago at the Hollywood Bowl and it was rocking.

    Zen Nano with hum-less AA, sound like a fancy mobile music maker you have there.
    Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, S35, Samsung 60" LED
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 123
    The Bowl is a great venue though parking can be challenging. Yeah, the band isn't the same without Jerry and Brent but you have 3 of the original members doing mini tours as Dead and Co..

    Not shopping for anything new was just curious what other members equipment preferences were.

    Thanks,
    RB
    Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, S35, Samsung 60" LED
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,346
    tratliff wrote: »
    What else but a stack of McIntosh. See signature for details.

    d0m4g71qxph7.jpg


    Forgive the derail but what and where did you get the furniture?
    Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*

    Dungeon: Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Usher N-6361*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Head gear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S*

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*


    Self Control is over rated.
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 123
    I have looked at that rig several times today..just admiring that set up.
    Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, S35, Samsung 60" LED
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,498
    afterburnt wrote: »
    tratliff wrote: »
    What else but a stack of McIntosh. See signature for details.

    d0m4g71qxph7.jpg


    Forgive the derail but what and where did you get the furniture?

    Looks to me like 3 individual, and identical racks with a piece of granite covering the top of all 3. Those Macs are no light weight. Great set-up, nice looks, positioned well. A good example of a dual purpose system.

    Notice the handy flashlight on the coffee table.....that's to find his left nut after he cranks on that bad boy system. :)
    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
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,850
    Live Dead..Skull and Roses and Europe 72... Repro'd on a Dual 1229.. Fed into a MX 110 Z..powered by a MC 240 and outed by 120 Ti's...Classic tunes and classic gear...sweet!..
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 504
    afterburnt wrote: »
    tratliff wrote: »
    What else but a stack of McIntosh. See signature for details.

    d0m4g71qxph7.jpg


    Forgive the derail but what and where did you get the furniture?

    Sorry for the late response and thread detail. I'm spending the week in Fiji.

    Tonyb is correct. That is 3 Sanus Euro racks with additional sized pillars. Then a custom peice of granite. Fits together really well but is one heavy ****. I needed something that would carry the weight of the amps as they are 100+ lbs each. It provides great flexibility and storage. PM me if you would like additional details.

    And no it does not have an iPod dock. But does have 3 DACs of different varieties.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Sharp Aquos 70"

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,498
    See, told ya....he turned up that volume to the + side and his left nut blew all the way to Fiji. Impressive....

    Pics man, that's one place I need to go before I die.
    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
  • dolsey01dolsey01 Posts: 28
    I'd really like to try either Spatial M3 Turbo or Tekton Double Impacts. I don't really have the space for the DIs so it would be the Spatials for me, just waiting for the right opportunity to come along.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,638
    dolsey01 wrote: »
    I'd really like to try either Spatial M3 Turbo or Tekton Double Impacts. I don't really have the space for the DIs so it would be the Spatials for me, just waiting for the right opportunity to come along.

    let me know if you do, The M3's are high on my list to want to get my ears on!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • TCKTCK Posts: 221
    Pio DV 47A -> Pio SC-1222K -> Adcom GFA-555 -> Polk SDA 2Bs. SDAs LOVE live Dead.
    SDA 2B(1989 Oak Caps w 194s) ~ Old school Monitor 7B(1982 w Peerless) ~ Monitor 7 (w 198s) ~ Monitor 5 (w 198s) ~ Monitor 5(w 194s) ~ Monitor 5Jr+(w 194s) ~ RT35i (cherry finish) ~ CS400 ~ CS245i ~ F/Xi A4 ~ RT25 ~ CS245


    " But boy do I remember the strain of her refrain "
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,805
    For a retreaded band they have balls the size of Texas to charge over a Hundy for just ok seats. Even if I could afford that I refuse to pay for not the original article. I saw them in their prime about 28x and holding. Almost the same deal as TCK w/ the Adcom GFA-555 and 2Bs w/ NAD 1020a pre, Denon 1941ci cdp. Europe '72 is high on the list and a great show was from Pembrook Pines Florida in '77. Not the commercial release which is not the full concert but the entire show broadcast on GD.NET.

    http://www.setlists.net/?show_id=1019

    https://archive.org/details/gd1977-05-22.sbd.terrapin.dp3-rip.31789.sbeok.shnf
    2chl- Adcom 555- NAD 1020a pre/amp- JVC-QL-A200 tt- Denon 1940 ci cdp- Samson - 9 outlet-Adcom GFS-6 -Rectilinear Low Boys - DCM TF 350s- EPI M-201- , '87 SDA 2Bs - Dynamat Ext.- BH-5- X-Overs VR-3, RDO-194 tweeters, Larry's Rings, gaskets, Stained Walnut tops

    H/T- Toshiba au40" flat- Yamaha RX- V665 avr- YSD-11 Dock- I-Pod- Klipsch #400HD Speaker set-

    Bdrm- Nikko 6065 receiver- JBL -G-200s--Pioneer 305 headphones--Sony CE375-5 disc
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 123
    For a retreaded band they have balls the size of Texas to charge over a Hundy for just ok seats. Even if I could afford that I refuse to pay for not the original article. I saw them in their prime about 28x and holding. Almost the same deal as TCK w/ the Adcom GFA-555 and 2Bs w/ NAD 1020a pre, Denon 1941ci cdp. Europe '72 is high on the list and a great show was from Pembrook Pines Florida in '77. Not the commercial release which is not the full concert but the entire show broadcast on GD.NET.

    http://www.setlists.net/?show_id=1019

    https://archive.org/details/gd1977-05-22.sbd.terrapin.dp3-rip.31789.sbeok.shnf

    Agreed the tickets are steep. Europe 72 is high on my list though I was in grade school. Around the same number of shows for me from 88-93. Thanks for sharing the components of your rig. I keep seeing used SDAs and would love to get my ears on them but certainly don't need more speakers :)
    Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, S35, Samsung 60" LED
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