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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,519
    I didn’t realize Neil needed the money. Anyway, good purchase. However, you need custom, audiophile, Pass meter covers in order to enjoy your system in the dark, or low light environments. :)

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    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,750
    I spent an evening pouring through the online catalog. Really an eclectic mix of goodies.

    Congrats Mr. B., moving to CA has been good to you.

    I spent a lot of time looking over the whole catalog too. That train collection! WOW!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,758
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I didn’t realize Neil needed the money. Anyway, good purchase. However, you need custom, audiophile, Pass meter covers in order to enjoy your system in the dark, or low light environments. :)

    5fuo71fbf5ca.jpeg
    You seriously need to give me that XP-22 if all the respect you can show it is to put half of it on the floor like that. :p
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, 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, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,519
    Actually John, the floor is better than many racks. The Pass ps sits on a nice, solid, synthetic, wood appearance material. That sits on top of a concrete slab, which sits on the ground. Vibrations are nill. :)
    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,027
    All I know Bud is...the person that dusts your house does an excellent job, tip them well. :)
    ERA D-5
    B&K 1403
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    SVS SB-2000 SUB
    Sony 4k bdp
    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
    Wireworld eclipse 7 Ic's
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,926
    @BlueFox

    Careful man! There’s a family of large snakes living behind your audio rack. :# ;)
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold Cartridge
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH
    Preamplifier - Dared SL-2000A
    Amplifier - McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Sony PS-LX410/Grado Green Cartridge
    Phono Stage - Parks Audio Budgie
    CD - Marantz DV4001
    Passive Pre - Luminous Audio Axiom II
    Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 435
    Excellent! If you don't have the manuals, here they are.

    https://www.passlabs.com/amplifier/x150.5#modal2

    I would email Pass with your plans and the back story to your ownership of the amp. Their customer service is top notch.

    https://www.passlabs.com/contact-us
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,758
    Two words Bud...

    cable management.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, 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, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 9
    I’m looking forward to seeing you, the amp and its provenance on a future episode of Antiques Roadshow. The appraiser will undoubtably ask if you have any idea of its value. If that we’re to ever happen, my guess is that you bought very well.
    Analog: Thorens TD-160C (diy mods); Sumiko Talisman S (retipped); Jolida JD9
    Digital: Music Hall mmf cd-25; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100
    Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades)
    Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,555
    Two words Bud...

    cable management.

    If I had his setup, I wouldn't give a **** :D

    That 150.5 is definitely a nice piece which still fetches some big coin. Nice aquisition for sure! (>>>This guy<<< is a little jealous)
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,519
    tonyb wrote: »
    All I know Bud is...the person that dusts your house does an excellent job, tip them well. :)

    Since I do it, I tipped myself by ordering new speaker cables. :)

    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,034
    Malbec wrote: »
    Excellent! If you don't have the manuals, here they are.

    https://www.passlabs.com/amplifier/x150.5#modal2

    I would email Pass with your plans and the back story to your ownership of the amp. Their customer service is top notch.

    https://www.passlabs.com/contact-us

    Thanks @Malbec - didn't come with manual or any paperwork outside of the auction provenance so I appreciate that! Seems like Pass is a great outfit - I can't wait to give them a ring and see what can/needs to be done. It's a suite sounding machine for sure!
    Two words Bud...

    cable management.

    LOL - I'm glad you can't see the crazy rats nest behind my rack here in LA in that picture, @BlueFox is looking pretty clean comparatively!
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I didn’t realize Neil needed the money. Anyway, good purchase. However, you need custom, audiophile, Pass meter covers in order to enjoy your system in the dark, or low light environments. :)

    Love those "blackout curtains" - neatly done, but I kinda like the pale blue light, goes well with the warm glow of tubes above!

    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel , McCormack DNA 0.5 (SMc Gold) Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
    LA Toobs Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp, Polk LSIM705, Marantz DV8300 SACD, VPI Nomad Turntable w/Ortofon 2M Bronze, MIT AVt3 Speaker & RCA Cables, Pangea & Signal Cable MP power

    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Dodd 50W Dual Mono EL34 Amp
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Bottlehead Foreplay (modded)
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,758
    MrBuhl... I live in Woodland Hills, and you are welcome to drop by any time.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, 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, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,034
    Thanks @nooshinjohn - that is much appreciated - would like to make that happen!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel , McCormack DNA 0.5 (SMc Gold) Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
    LA Toobs Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp, Polk LSIM705, Marantz DV8300 SACD, VPI Nomad Turntable w/Ortofon 2M Bronze, MIT AVt3 Speaker & RCA Cables, Pangea & Signal Cable MP power

    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Dodd 50W Dual Mono EL34 Amp
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Bottlehead Foreplay (modded)
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 904
    Love me some blue LEDs.
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Love those "blackout curtains" - neatly done, but I kinda like the pale blue light, goes well with the warm glow of tubes above!

    NAD C 316BEE, Marantz cd6004, Rotel RCD-1072, Sony SCD-CE595, Polk Audio LSiM 703
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,653
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Love me some blue LEDs.
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Love those "blackout curtains" - neatly done, but I kinda like the pale blue light, goes well with the warm glow of tubes above!

    Blue LED's and orange glow from tubes...just doesn't get much better on a cold, wintery night.
    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

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 904
    Reminds me of this Nixie Tube clock that I just gave to my father as a birthday & Christmas gift:

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    kharp1 wrote: »
    Blue LED's and orange glow from tubes...just doesn't get much better on a cold, wintery night.

    NAD C 316BEE, Marantz cd6004, Rotel RCD-1072, Sony SCD-CE595, Polk Audio LSiM 703
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,653
    I got to have one, gonna google it now.
    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

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 904
    There are various levels of quality. The one above that I got off eBay was about $350 plus shipping from the Ukraine. It features tubes that can be replaced, and came with a spare.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nixie-Tube-Clock-on-vintage-IN-14-soviet-nixie-Vintage-Steampunk-Style-/173013128002?hash=item284862d342:g:SrMAAOSwZrtZsv4A&amp;nma=true&amp;si=83cSltC7aheZ2NjZpWWBus%2FwItA%3D&amp;orig_cvip=true&amp;rt=nc&amp;_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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    kharp1 wrote: »
    I got to have one, gonna google it now.

    NAD C 316BEE, Marantz cd6004, Rotel RCD-1072, Sony SCD-CE595, Polk Audio LSiM 703
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,034
    Yikkies - that's handsome, but more than I expected cost-wise.
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel , McCormack DNA 0.5 (SMc Gold) Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
    LA Toobs Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp, Polk LSIM705, Marantz DV8300 SACD, VPI Nomad Turntable w/Ortofon 2M Bronze, MIT AVt3 Speaker & RCA Cables, Pangea & Signal Cable MP power

    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Dodd 50W Dual Mono EL34 Amp
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Bottlehead Foreplay (modded)
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 904
    edited January 10
    Yeah, there are certainly cheaper (made in China, I'm guessing) options: https://tubedepot.com/products/nixie-clock-with-4-in-14-tubes-acrylic-base

    But the one I went with has a handmade (or at least hand polished/stained) wood base, as well as the mini tubes for the ":" parts.

    It was really one of the nicer ones for sure, albeit at an increased cost.
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Yikkies - that's handsome, but more than I expected cost-wise.

    NAD C 316BEE, Marantz cd6004, Rotel RCD-1072, Sony SCD-CE595, Polk Audio LSiM 703
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,750
    They are cool! B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
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