When your system is a performance

VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
And not a reproduction

Changes everything. You listen for the music and not the system. The way your system presents the music is a performance.

Can't get enough of it, any genre, any song, it all sounds amazing. Goose bump meter is high with this one.
- Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    Where I ended up

    Yamaha wxc50 >>>> musical fidelity tri Vista dac
    Odyssey Kismet Integrated with mullard tubes
    Jm lab mezzo utopias

    Supra Quadrax speaker cables
    Supra analog and digital interconnects
    Supra Lorad power cables except on Yamaha, that is pangea
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,813
    Congrats Trey
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,858
    I'll be in town tomorrow...... ;)
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    Call me when you are coming lol
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,864
    Details are nice but often they're just reminders that it's a recording. I hate pinpoint images. I hate a dry sound. I want an engaging soundstage portrayed realistically with an excellent tonal balance.

    Sounds like you might be getting that now. Congrats Trey!
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    Agreed there. The super towers were amazing if you wanted to know the exact height of a singer and whether they used a. 47 bass string versus a. 52 on a guitar but they were hard to enjoy for daily listening.

    The Utopias are just fun
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 421
    VR3 wrote: »
    The Utopias are just fun
    Yes...yes, they are B) Congrats, Trey!
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,396
    So you're saying "Utopia" is a fitting name?
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,742
    If I didn't know better, I'd say Trey just did a Kramer.....slapped his coin on the counter and declared "I'm out". :)
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 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
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,813
    can't pull his arse out of the sweet spot
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,742
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    can't pull his arse out of the sweet spot

    That's what his wife said too..... :D :D
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 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
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    Lol you guys are funny.

    Definitely one of the first pair of speakers I can listen to while albums, play lists with minimal skips, etc. Everything has an enjoyable presentation, good stuff
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,031
    I had many magical times listening to a ton of speakers. We ask ourselves, can it get any better than this?

    This passion we have is a ton of fun and enlightenment too.
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    I hope your not thinking of upgrading those crossovers in them, are you? :)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    I don't think I will do the crossovers, I feel adding any resolution may be a bad at this point lol.
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,742
    VR3 wrote: »
    I don't think I will do the crossovers, I feel adding any resolution may be a bad at this point lol.

    Agreed....too much resolution can be a bad thing and takes away from the musicality. You become too focused on hearing a pin drop than listening to the whole musical portrait presented in front of you.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 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
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    VR3 wrote: »
    I don't think I will do the crossovers, I feel adding any resolution may be a bad at this point lol.

    Hell yeah buddy! I’ve been on the focal train for a while. I find them to be a very transparent and non-coloured speaker, with accurate timber, and realistic sizing within the soundstage. Soundstage depth and width has me hooked on these things, the midrange is absolutely fantastic. They play honestly of anything you give them. I’ve heard countless times from friends say, “holy shi! This sounds live!”

    My only experience has been Electra and aria in my home. And of course sopra 2,3, and utopia in stores. Sopra No 2 being my next speaker.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    I've always been fascinated with the focal utopia and Wilson Alexandria stuff. I'm more of a focal fan than a Wilson fan though.

    The mezzo is a cool speaker because it is basically a monitor speaker with an integrated sub, granted I know it is a 3 way speaker, but it does a good job getting out of its own way.

    I also like that it is a low maintenance speaker, the tweeter is easy to replace and can be sourced. The next generation Be tweeters have to be sent back to focal and cost over a grand to replace per tweeter.

    Big difference for a speaker you may want to keep a while...

    Anyways, focal is solid stuff for sure
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,742
    VR3 wrote: »
    The mezzo is a cool speaker because it is basically a monitor speaker with an integrated sub, granted I know it is a 3 way speaker, but it does a good job getting out of its own way.

    Many bigger floorstanders are. My Legacy Focus was the same way as described by Bill himself. Not everyone though can integrate that design well. Focal does an excellent job at it as well from the few times I've heard them.

    Not keen on the powered subs in speakers though. For some reason, they don't integrate as well as the passives.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 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
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    I like powered subs if you are going for Ht, for music it is a tough pill to swallow. Especially in Def Techs newer line where the subs are going upwards of 120hz plus... Very very localized bass and they are no longer mirror imaged which adds. Insult to injury.

    Legacy makes some nice speakers, heard great things
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

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  • gcegce Posts: 2,168
    Congrats Trey...enjoy!
    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,864
    Not to make this about Ross Fiorentino, but the monitor statement reminded me of the Volterra. It’s an interesting design as it’s literally a Fiesole on top of a crossover compartment on top of a sealed sub. Francesco does not cut off the frequency range of the top section due to the sub - it’s just there to augment what the Fiesole is capable of. I don’t recall many speakers with this approach.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,975
    sounding real as opposed to realistic, to me, is what single ended direct-heated triodes and high-sensitivity loudspeakers bring to the party.
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