Office/Nerd Cave/2 Channel Finally Done

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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,657
    Because at even 4K resolution, I still wouldn’t be able to fit the number of open windows/dashboards I need to have open at any given time.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,086
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Because at even 4K resolution, I still wouldn’t be able to fit the number of open windows/dashboards I need to have open at any given time.

    Yeah, didn't think about that.... too many other things on my mind right now lol...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,944
    Looks great Ryan....enjoy, nuthin' nerdy about it in my book.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,944
    Official lightman seal of approval....

    That's not his thumb chief.... :D
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,657
    Thanks Tony...that's a visual worse than Tom in your room.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,186
    lightman1 wrote: »
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    Official lightman seal of approval....

    Ugliest foot I've ever seen...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,944
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Thanks Tony...that's a visual worse than Tom in your room.

    I don't know about that Ryan....and I still have that pic on my phone for some reason. Every time I need a laugh I guess. I should send it to Tom's wife, maybe she can frame it and hang it over their bed. :)

    Judy tells me...that Russ's big toe is about right, ya know....for that analogy about a man's feet.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,903
    Best 15 seconds of her life, Tony.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,570
    Nice setup Ryan!
    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

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,086
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Best 15 seconds of her life, Tony.

    Stop rounding up by 10 Russ ;)
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,944
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Best 15 seconds of her life, Tony.

    LOL...give that woman a hug and Kiss from us. Lea also wanted me to tell you happy birthday and we both look forward to seeing you guys again. Don't ask me why, but she kinda likes you Russ. :p

    Which I promptly made her go see the doctor for.... :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 718
    How do you like the Clear Audio cart?
    I have a project debut IIi and the same Cambridge phono and have been eyeing that or the Ortofon Om blue
    Beautiful space btw. Wish I had a dedicated room like that.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,903
    tonyb wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Best 15 seconds of her life, Tony.

    LOL...give that woman a hug and Kiss from us. Lea also wanted me to tell you happy birthday and we both look forward to seeing you guys again. Don't ask me why, but she kinda likes you Russ. :p

    Which I promptly made her go see the doctor for.... :)

    Its my undeniable Southern charm...
    Thanks to both of you.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,657
    joecoulson wrote: »
    How do you like the Clear Audio cart?
    I have a project debut IIi and the same Cambridge phono and have been eyeing that or the Ortofon Om blue
    Beautiful space btw. Wish I had a dedicated room like that.

    Having moved from a low end AT cart to the Concept, it is a vast improvement. Plus it is very easy to set tracking force with and tracks nicely.
    So far, I think it punches a bit above its price point but it is no Sumiko Blackbird (My personal reference cart)

    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,120
    Sweet lookin room!!! B)
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    Source: Sonos - W4S Mod, DAC: W4S DAC-2
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,086
    I got to listen to my old babies tonight....

    Damn it I miss them!

    The Silverlines and Epik Empire are nice, but those Ushers just do it FRIGGIN RIGHT!

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    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • verbverb Posts: 3,677
    Very nice! An inspiration to us all that have a bland basement. Like mine. Unfortunately that is way down on the list of projects. Got the 2-channel rig setup, working on the 11.2 setup, but the surfaces need a complete refinish. Eventually! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • haimochaimoc Posts: 1,017
    The system looks beautiful. I like your DIY racks, too.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,657
    Thanks. I am very happy with how they turned out.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,053
    Beautiful space and gear. Looks like a guy could go off grid in there for quite some time. :)
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    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 - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH, Parks Audio Budgie; CD - Marantz DV4001
    Preamp - Dared SL2000a, Luminous Audio Axiom II; Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,000
    Love what you done! Rock on!
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    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
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,657
    Some updated pics from today although nothing has really changed...

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    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,086
    I wish I'd had longer to sit and enjoy it. I'm jealous :smile:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,688
    How do you like the AMC amp?
    Living room

    Mains: Paradigm 90P
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12, Pioneer SW-8Mk2
    Power: Marantz SR7000
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved 4k

    2 Channel Den

    Mains: SDA2B Upgraded XOs and Binding Posts
    Pre: Denon PRA-1200
    Power: Adcom GFA-545
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Phillips L2
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7
    Yamaha AV-34

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,903
    How do you like the AMC amp?

    I like it. I tried to steal it.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,657
    How do you like the AMC amp?

    Love it actually.
    So the story behind it is, I found it on eBay back in like 2012 and mentioned it to my wife. She said if I wanted it, I should just get it.
    So after a couple of days of research, I decided to pull the trigger.
    But it had already sold (buy it now).
    I sent a text to my wife stating as much and that oh well it wasn't meant to be and I should keep looking.
    She acknowledged the message and said she was sorry that I had missed out.

    Fast forward a few weeks later and a package arrives addressed to my wife.
    I set it on the table on my way into the house but kind of wondered what my wife would have ordered from a company called "Retrodaze Audio Products".

    Later that evening, she asks me why I haven't opened my package yet...
    I pointed it out that it was addressed to her.
    She rolls her eyes and tells me to just open it.

    Inside is the AMC amp I had missed out on.
    Turns out that she had bought it herself and then had it shipped to Retrodaze to be refreshed and modified.
    The CVT-2030 comes with the tubes soldered to the boards. She had it modded with sockets and a few caps were replaced/upgraded along with a few other refreshes performed.

    I had mentioned the tubes being soldered to the board and that I wished it had sockets to be able to roll tubes. She took the initiative and researched it to find a company that was willing to do the mods and updates and wanted to surprise me.

    The stock tubes were chucked and she had a set of Svetlana EL34s (not the winged Cs)ordered and put in.

    I have since picked up a set of JJ EL34s and new Mullard EL34s but am always on the lookout for other sets of EL34s to try out.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,186
    Wow, she's a keeper!
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • haimochaimoc Posts: 1,017
    Amazing story on that great amp. You are a lucky man!
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