San Diego Gathering - CDP Shootout 18'?

dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
Thinking I might try to throw together a gathering in the next month or two (not to take away from or conflict with the SoCal gathering @nooshinjohn has been working on). I just purchased a Sony C333ES CD/SACD player and still have an Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition (has the upgraded 2 channel DAC's). Looking to see if anyone else in the area wants to bring a CDP, compare players and enjoy some good music with fellow polkies. Those that can't or don't want to bring a player are welcome too. I can support 4 players connected to the Pass Labs X1. Let me know if there's any interest. You can see what 2 channel gear is on hand here for the event in my signature.

Just FYI, the last time I did this, @Erik Tracy brought his CDP and we found that it would have been nice to have different IC's to compare the players so we can throw that in the mix as well.

Throw out some possible dates if interested.
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polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,113
    edited February 4
    Wish you could have this in September me and the wife will be in La,Mesa would not mind meeting you and hanging out with Eric again. Maybe an excuse for another gathering.
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    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
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  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    I'd be up for a gathering in September. You'll only be a 30-40 minute drive from me. Keep me posted on your plans and I'll work with Erik make it happen. B)
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,443
    I’m up as well. Would be fun to include the Krell in this if I still have it as well as the Oppo UDP-205.
    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, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,113
    dpowell wrote: »
    I'd be up for a gathering in September. You'll only be a 30-40 minute drive from me. Keep me posted on your plans and I'll work with Erik make it happen. B)

    That would be sweet I will get in touch in September. I bet Eric is bringing his Marantz Pearl, should be a great shoot out, have fun guys.

    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    Sounds good John!
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    gudnoyez wrote: »

    That would be sweet I will get in touch in September. I bet Eric is bringing his Marantz Pearl, should be a great shoot out, have fun guys.

    Yes @Erik Tracy's Marantz Black Pearl is a beautiful piece of gear. Top notch quality. IMO we needed better matching ICs to really bring out the differences in players last time. Hoping we can figure out a way to make that happen this time.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,504
    Good stuff, you guys have fun

    Maybe you’ll end up like us and our group here with the DAC/cdp shootout (see my recent thread)
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 624
    I get to SD every couple of weeks. Would enjoy stopping by and meeting. Not sure I'd bring my BDP as the guy I bought it from is evidently bringing its replacement!
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Polk PSW 350 Sub

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,402
    I might be able to ship a North Star Design Blue Diamond for the meet, depending on when it is.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 240
    I would enjoy meeting some fellow Polkies. Still a NFG and lots to learn. Ears wide open.
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    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
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  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    edited February 8
    Looking like we might be able to get a good meet together. Will look at some possible dates near term and definitely look to do a gathering in September.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,402
    dpowell wrote: »
    Looking like we might be able to get a good meet together. Will look at some possible dates near term and definitely look to do a fathering in September.

    Woah!! Count me out for September! Definitely not the kind of action I was expecting.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    DSkip wrote: »
    dpowell wrote: »
    Looking like we might be able to get a good meet together. Will look at some possible dates near term and definitely look to do a fathering in September.

    Woah!! Count me out for September! Definitely not the kind of action I was expecting.

    LOL got to love auto correct on my phone!
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 624
    Where did this end up? Do you have any dates yet? What area of SD are you in?
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Polk PSW 350 Sub

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    No dates yet. This may end up having to wait until September. More to come.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    Just confirming with you all that this will have to wait until September. I'll update the thread as summer approaches to plan a date.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,443
    Cool...
    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, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 624
    Sounds like a plan.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Polk PSW 350 Sub

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • civiliancivilian Posts: 286
    Been a while but since I just hooked my 2.3's after years in storage, thought I'd check in here.
    Anyway Hey Doug, John.
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    2 Channel-SDA 2.3TL's
    5.1-RT3000P's/CS1000P/RT2000P's/Denon AVR-4520
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    How are you @civilian ? How are the 2.3's sounding?
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,113
    I will be in San Diego (La, Mesa) in September not quite sure on the date yet will this be early Sept or late Sept?
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    Planning on scheduling it in synch with your being here if it works out
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • civiliancivilian Posts: 286
    They still sound amazing! I copied you and set them up in the master bedroom. Actually use them for TV viewing as well.
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    2 Channel-SDA 2.3TL's
    5.1-RT3000P's/CS1000P/RT2000P's/Denon AVR-4520
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    Lol. I actually sold off my bedroom two channel rig gear and SRTs a few years ago and moved the 2.3tls to the home theater after doing a side by side comparison with the SRTs. @nooshinjohn brought his pass labs x1 pre down to a meet and I was so blown away at how good the 2.3s sounded with it that I picked up an x1 myself and am running a combo 2 channel / HT setup with them now.
    ____________________________________________________________
    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,443
    dpowell wrote: »
    Lol. I actually sold off my bedroom two channel rig gear and SRTs a few years ago and moved the 2.3tls to the home theater after doing a side by side comparison with the SRTs. @nooshinjohn brought his pass labs x1 pre down to a meet and I was so blown away at how good the 2.3s sounded with it that I picked up an x1 myself and am running a combo 2 channel / HT setup with them now.

    Now you just need a pair of these... :p

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis8f9be-bob-carver-corp-350-mono-tube-amp-350-watt-tube-amps-20yr-warranty-in-stock-now-tube
    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, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    Lol yes I remember well how your carver statements grabbed the 2.3s and took them on the ride of their lives. Maybe someday I will get back into tubes. Right now I'm enjoying the energy and wallet friendly efficiency of the Sunfire.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • civiliancivilian Posts: 286
    @dpowell I don't remember did you mod the 2.3's or get them that way?
    Pass Labs make some good products, love the looks of the x-0.2 and XP-30's.
    @nooshinjohn I'll have to come over sometime and see your rig, and maybe hear it.lol
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    2 Channel-SDA 2.3TL's
    5.1-RT3000P's/CS1000P/RT2000P's/Denon AVR-4520
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,508
    civilian wrote: »
    @nooshinjohn I'll have to come over sometime and see your rig, and maybe hear it.lol

    Doubt very seriously that he would let you leave WITHOUT hearing it, unless you pee'd on his bushes or sumtin'

    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,749
    edited March 29
    civilian wrote: »
    @dpowell I don't remember did you mod the 2.3's or get them that way?
    Pass Labs make some good products, love the looks of the x-0.2 and XP-30's.
    @nooshinjohn I'll have to come over sometime and see your rig, and maybe hear it.lol

    @nooshinjohn installed Larry's rings before I bought them from him. He sold them to me with @gimpod boards and I did all the xo and other mods after buying them. Only things I haven't done to them are replacing internal wiring and inductors. I think since you were here, I did the dynamat and added the dreadnought.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,443
    civilian wrote: »
    @dpowell I don't remember did you mod the 2.3's or get them that way?
    Pass Labs make some good products, love the looks of the x-0.2 and XP-30's.
    @nooshinjohn I'll have to come over sometime and see your rig, and maybe hear it.lol

    You are welcome 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, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

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