New improved loft setup

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,283
    Tom Baker rules.....Netflix used to carry all the vintages episodea until a couple of years ago. Some local PBS stations still carry the old ones though. I wont even start the whole female Dr Who debate on here.....
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,880
    Downstairs looks great.
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,677
    No gangsta rap pics? :)

    Seriously, looks great!
    Parasound HCA1200 MKII, Parasound HCA-1205A, Oppo BDP-83SE, Marantz SR7008, Mitsubishi 65" DLP, Martin Logan Dynamo Sub, APC S10

    Mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Rti8's, Athena 12" sub
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    daboyz wrote: »
    No gangsta rap pics? :)

    Seriously, looks great!

    No, sadly my wife veto'd my TuPac and Biggie RIP Memorial posters.......
    "....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)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,712
    That Micropro 2000 is a badass sub.
    Got Dayens?
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,912
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    Some updates to my thread. Not a lot changed I think, got new cables (PS Audio AC-3 x 3, Signal Digital Reference x 1, Audioquest Component cables). Wiring is 10 gauge Furez

    Did some reorganizing tonight. Its a very unconventional setup wiring wise, but it works quite well.

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    Right side bottom to top
    Pioneer LDS-1 Laserdisc player
    Anthem MRX-500
    Mitsubishi DA-A30

    Left side bottom to top:
    APC H15
    Custom HTPC
    Roku 3 | Linksys Switch | Netgear NAS
    Carver C-1

    Powercables are as follows:
    APC H15 - PS Audio AC-3
    Anthem MRX-500 - PS Audio AC-3
    Polk MicroPro 2000 - PS Audio AC-3
    HTPC - Signal Cable Digital Reference

    The rest of my source cables are a mixture of Audioquest Component cables, generic HDMI/Optical and Blue Jeans Cable LC-1

    The HDMI is out on the anthem, but the component output works, so the wiring is weird in that the Roku and HTPC go straight to the TV, with sound coming via the optical output of the TV to the Anthem.

    The Laserdisc uses Analog inputs on the Anthem, and sends them out via Component to the TV.

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    Speakers are AV123 ELT525t towers, and I have a Polk Micropro 2000 sub. Nothing fancy but in my room its the perfect mix, and those that have heard it would agree. The couch is also super comfy (aint that right Russ)......

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    Random wiring pics in progress

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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)
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,856
    That is one comfy couch.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,022
    :o :o :o

    NICE!

    And to think of the interconnects I put in place today! I'll have to go out tomorrow and yank em out and put in some I have that are better for now.

    Nice systems.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 457
    Looks cozy! I like it.
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: Lsi9
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Power Amp: Parasound A23
    CDP: Pioneer DV-563A; the Denon is riding shotgun.
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    edited August 20
    Thanks. As I was back there I realized I failed to do the single most important thing, cover up my input jacks on the Anthem, Pioneer, and C-1 lol....

    So tonight I will wheel it back forward (thank god I got it on wheels now), and put those glorious plastic covers I bought from @Rick88 a long time ago on it.

    It wont do much for the sound quality, but it will make it look pretty (not that anyone would know unless I showed them a picture).

    Maybe one day when I have some extra cash I will drop on more of the Apollo AV RCA jack shields, but that day isnt coming anytime soon
    "....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)
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,396
    Love the Carver pre, had the same one back in the 80's.
    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
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Love the Carver pre, had the same one back in the 80's.

    Thanks. One day it will get a full mod with all the fixing (i.e. Bill D, remote mod, etc) but for now it is just a display piece till I get my TT fixed. Then I will use it as a phono pre to the Anthem since it doesn't have a phono input.

    Likely severe overkill, but thats ok. I may do the phono pre mod first since it would directly affect how my TT sounds to the Anthem.
    "....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)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,863
    I miss that Mitsubishi. It was a nice little unit.
    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
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    edited August 20
    DSkip wrote: »
    I miss that Mitsubishi. It was a nice little unit.

    Yup, need to get it dialed in better and redo ARC. Its playing lower than my Anthem did by default and the level input knobs are as high as they can go.

    The Anthem is rated 100 wpc x 2 @ 8 which is around what the Mitsubishi is too IIRC

    So I'm sure its got something to do with ARC messing with things.

    Seriously screw ing is censored?
    "....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)
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    This is for @Rick88 who sold me these covers years ago.

    I left a couple open on the Carver (because I plan to use it as a phono pre), and the Anthem (because I plan to add a EQ that’s just connected for its meters), but otherwise everything’s covered up good!

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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)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,712
    What's the point of them? Just to keep dust out and/or prevent oxidation of the metal?
    Got Dayens?
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    Clipdat wrote: »
    What's the point of them? Just to keep dust out and/or prevent oxidation of the metal?

    To keep me from internally cringing each time I picture the back of my rack.

    In all honestly its just to keep them covered for dust, I doubt it slows down oxidation.

    The other RCA covers I posted actually are supposed to block noise from entering like EMI/RFI, but they are a lot more expensive.
    "....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)
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,188
    Nice room man. If there were a mini fridge you’d be all set.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    Nice room man. If there were a mini fridge you’d be all set.

    Have one, but not worth putting in there, kids would leave it open and blow the compressor, or I'd have to install kidproof stuff on it... PITA either way, so just nope.
    "....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)
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,188
    Ha I thought you were going say no cause of the compressor noise jacking up the noise floor.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    Ha I thought you were going say no cause of the compressor noise jacking up the noise floor.

    Nah, not that crazy there, not even on a dedicated circuit. There is a ceiling fan so I already know there is noise....

    I have one empty breaker on my panel in the garage, so I could use it for that, but I haven't gone that far down the rabbit hole...
    "....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)
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,197
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    Nice rig there Dan. Looking at your Anthem reminded me that I need to get the MRX 300 unit I have back on the bench. I'm going to try another fix on the HDMI card. I repaired a blown cap now I plan to re-flow some of the chips.

    Also, your Salamander rack...reminds me that that guy still has the cherry one last I checked. I was thinking of getting it but MAN do I have a lot on my plate right now.... and hobby stuff is just not in the cards.

    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,810
    your wires are crooked......such a shame >:)
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    edited August 23
    WLDock wrote: »
    Nice rig there Dan. Looking at your Anthem reminded me that I need to get the MRX 300 unit I have back on the bench. I'm going to try another fix on the HDMI card. I repaired a blown cap now I plan to re-flow some of the chips.

    Also, your Salamander rack...reminds me that that guy still has the cherry one last I checked. I was thinking of getting it but MAN do I have a lot on my plate right now.... and hobby stuff is just not in the cards.

    Let me know what you find. If I could fix this one that would rock in so many ways lol..

    Its the HDMI Output. If I connect a HDMI in, I get audio no problem, but no video out. I can get Component out to the TV, but I'd prefer to just have to use the one connection type lol...

    That Salamander does look nice, however I have to much expresso in my room for Cherry to work. My mains are Walnut, the ottomans, toybox, my chair, etc.

    Would stick out too much...
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    your wires are crooked......such a shame >:)

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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)
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,295
    Lots of solid gear! Did you shore up the floor? :)
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,075
    This is for @Rick88 who sold me these covers years ago.

    I left a couple open on the Carver (because I plan to use it as a phono pre), and the Anthem (because I plan to add a EQ that’s just connected for its meters), but otherwise everything’s covered up good!

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    Are you using an audioquest component cable for an audio l+r?
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Tributaries Optical, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Rotel RDV 1045 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII and Android Mi Box3. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,919
    edited August 23
    Willow wrote: »
    Are you using an audioquest component cable for an audio l+r?

    Yup lol........ Ghetto as heck, but it works perfectly.

    I use two of them, both for the Laser disc player. If the RCA's and corresponding Video In was closer (or I could pull the pieces apart more) I'd just be using a single one.

    "....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)
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,075
    Willow wrote: »
    Are you using an audioquest component cable for an audio l+r?

    Yup lol........ Ghetto as heck, but it works perfectly.

    I use two of them, both for the Laser disc player. If the RCA's and corresponding Video In was closer (or I could pull the pieces apart more) I'd just be using a single one.

    Pm me I'll take care of that for free.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Tributaries Optical, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Rotel RDV 1045 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII and Android Mi Box3. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

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