Favorite 2 channel rig for Live Dead

Just curious what 2 channel rigs folks have or have had that excel at playing live dead.
Living Room
Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
Office
B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s
Douglas Connection ICs and Cables

Comments

  • zuulzuul Posts: 144
    i'm listening to dick's pick #15 right now. HDCD. sounds great. details in my signature.
    speakers:
    bowers & wilkins 685 S2
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    teac ud-501 digital to analog converter
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    monoprice
    guzi
    belkin gold series usb
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino-tek 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amplifier: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre-amp: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    JRiver Media Center 24
    sanus 24" speaker stands
    auralex acoustics subdude II
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
    Hall of Fame:
    polk monitor series 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters [retired/sold]
    polk monitor series RTA 8T [retired/sold]
    kenwood kd-550 w/ SME 3009 Series III tonearm grado gold cartridge [retired/sold]
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,950
    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 :(
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 567
    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, Vizio M-75

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

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

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 230
    Very nice rigs . Thanks for sharing.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s
    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 230
    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.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s
    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • 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: 28,723
    tratliff wrote: »
    What else but a stack of McIntosh. See signature for details.

    d0m4g71qxph7.jpg


    Nice speaks pal, the Mac's aren't too shabby either. :) Good combo in my humble opinion.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony BRP
    Tad bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 230
    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.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s
    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 230
    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
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s
    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,057
    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: ifi iDSD Micro*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-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

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

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* 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*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 230
    I have looked at that rig several times today..just admiring that set up.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s
    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,723
    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. :)
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony BRP
    Tad bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,005
    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: 567
    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, Vizio M-75

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

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

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,723
    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.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony BRP
    Tad bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • dolsey01dolsey01 Posts: 33
    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: 4,845
    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 194s) ~ Old school Monitor 7B (1982 Peerless, Sonicaps, Mills) ~ Monitor 7 S2 (198s) ~ Monitor 5 S2 (198s) ~ Monitor 5 (194s) ~ Monitor 5Jr+ (194s) ~ RT35i (cherry) ~ CS400 ~ CS245i ~ F/Xi A4 ~ RT25 ~ CS245


    " But boy do I remember the strain of her refrain " LG
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,835
    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 GFA- 555- NAD 1020a pre/amp- JVC-QL-A200 tt- Denon 1940 ci cdp- Adcom GFS-6 -Modded '87 SDA 2Bs - Dynamat Ext.- BH-5- X-Overs VR-3, RDO-194 tweeters, Larry's Rings, Speakon/Neutrik I/C- Cherry stain tops Advent Maestros

    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: 230
    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 :)
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s
    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
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