How’s everyone's summer going?

mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
edited August 11 in The Clubhouse
Hey guys,

Haven’t logged in a a while, I’ve creeped In a few times. But have been busy enjoying a hot summer up here in Alberta. How have you guys been? Enjoying your summer?

Recently picked up a new truck for my summer camping/ shooting hobby. Hope everyone is till enjoying the music! Cheers buddies!
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.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    But have been busy enjoying a hot summer up here in Alberta.

    Do Alberta's parents know?
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    edited August 11
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    But have been busy enjoying a hot summer up here in Alberta.

    Do Alberta's parents know?

    Sorry man, not getting the joke.
    You could answer like a human?
    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.

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    You could answer like a human?

    You're to make syntax not too good.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    Thanks man. Not looking for a condescending comment. Just thought I would check in. See how everyone is doing. But looks like you’re bored. Jesus.
    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.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,724
    Just pay him no mind, he means well but he's been huffing glue tonight.

    What kind of truck did you get?
    Got Dayens?
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    edited August 11
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Just pay him no mind, he means well but he's been huffing glue tonight.

    What kind of truck did you get?

    Usually he has funny dog pictures. But I guess tonight he’s the resident a$$ hole. Must be from Ontario. It’s hot and I can’t sleep! Waaaa!
    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.

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Just pay him no mind, he means well but he's been huffing glue tonight.

    What kind of truck did you get?

    But thank you for asking. I picked a new Tacoma. Liking the reviews of the audio show. Lots of work you’ve done. Very nice work man.
    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.

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    Usually he has funny dog pictures. But I guess tonight he’s the resident a$$ hole. Must be from Ontario. It’s hot and I can’t sleep! Waaaa!

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    Clipdat wrote: »
    he's been huffing glue tonight.

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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    Thank you Viking. Ahhhhhhh! Back to your good old self.
    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.

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
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    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.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,724
    Hey thanks a lot, glad you're enjoying the reviews. The show was a lot of fun, I just wish I would've gone for the full day on Friday!
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    But thank you for asking. I picked a new Tacoma. Liking the reviews of the audio show. Lots of work you’ve done. Very nice work man.

    Got Dayens?
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,085
    Are you or have you been affected by all the fires?
    It's been hot here in Ottawa. Usually in the mid to high 40 with humidity. Our lawns are just coming back from being brown. Just on the tail of our summer vacation and kids go back to school in 3 weeks. Just received their uniforms getting them hemmed. Congrats on the new truck.
    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

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,091
    East Coast, here.
    I feel I almost checked out last month. Lost 14 lbs. during a crazy weird illness of all kinds of sorts. But I made it and getting stronger every day.

    Other than that, I bought a great BEAUTIFUL TT ( Pro-Ject Perspex)and a couple sets of BEAUTFUL speakers ( Triton Ones and Def. Tech. BP30's )off of Craigs List this summer! B)

    All three at what I consider GREAT prices!! ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,142
    I’ve hadn’t a great summer, for Audio and otherwise. Got a TT, a few receivers, SDA’s, and have been enjoying every minute of it. Also had family from Norway here.
    I’m also going to go to Glacier National Park for the week, leaving on Monday. It’s gonna be a lot of fun!
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,396
    Welcome back!
    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
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,091
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Welcome back!

    Thanks, if that's for me. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    I haven’t been affected personally by the fires, but being on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, our city has been blanketed in a thick layer of smoke. It was 38degress here yesterday, got dry and Smokey!

    Audio has been on hold for me this summer, but I did his pick up a rogue audio stereo 100! And I’m absolutely stoked how this baby sounds! I hate to say at almost half the price of my bryston 4B3, it kills the Bryston in sound quality! Wow!
    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.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,845
    Jeesh how far north do you live?
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Jeesh how far north do you live?

    I’m in calgary Alberta. We smoked a record for heat from 1919 haha. Literally lol
    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.

  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,085
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    I haven’t been affected personally by the fires, but being on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, our city has been blanketed in a thick layer of smoke. It was 38degress here yesterday, got dry and Smokey!

    Audio has been on hold for me this summer, but I did his pick up a rogue audio stereo 100! And I’m absolutely stoked how this baby sounds! I hate to say at almost half the price of my bryston 4B3, it kills the Bryston in sound quality! Wow!

    Glad to hear parts of Alberta are just as warm as parts of Ontario. Makes for a great summer.
    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

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,845
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Jeesh how far north do you live?

    I’m in calgary Alberta. We smoked a record for heat from 1919 haha. Literally lol

    Ok so that was 38°C not F . I was thinking dang 38°F that is too cold for August lol
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,914
    Summer is flying by. Working too much, haven't been to the range at all. Built a Pergola over the patio was the most notable thing.

    What kinda truck you buy?
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    Summer is flying by. Working too much, haven't been to the range at all. Built a Pergola over the patio was the most notable thing.

    What kinda truck you buy?

    Picked up this bad boy about 3 weeks ago.
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    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.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,845
    Very nice mikeyb
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,914
    Nice truck and love the nature setting...
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    Thanks guys, been quite the change. Went from a Golf R to the Tacoma. The Tacoma is awesome, goes anywhere and through anything. Such a nice truck.
    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.

  • DerfDerf Posts: 180
    My daughter and I were just up your way @mikeyb128 . Spent a day in Calgary, saw the head sculpture at the Bow bldg. Then went to Banff for a few days. Banff was gorgeous. r2ag92yshbps.jpeg
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    Integrated Amp: Marantz PM-10
    Speakers: Usher MD2
    Subwoofer: Rythmik F15HP
    DAC: North Star Design Supremo
    Streaming Source: AURALiC Aries Mini
    SACD Player: Marantz SA8004
    Power Source: PS Audio PP3 on dedicated 20amp circuit
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    Right on! I believe Steve-o got arrested once for climbing the head! Banff is gorgeous, we camp on crown land (public use land) just east of banff. I’m out there almost every weekend.

    Here’s a pic of Margaret lake, it’s a very sketchy logging road to get here.

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    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.

  • MilitoMilito Posts: 126
    Good looking truck!

    Nice pics.
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