LSAF - Lone Star Audio Fest 2012 - May 4 - 6

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  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,421
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    Way to represent, Russ. Room looks great, would've been nice to hear as well.

    What Black Cat products were used?

    Jay
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Oppo BDP-93 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * Hagerman Cornet 2 Phono * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
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    Jay, Black Cat Morpheus speaker cables and interconns. Cardas Cross for power.

    Skipper, it's always good to see you.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    element cables room. i did like the monitors a lot but this was their first speaker and the introductory price was $4000 for the pair. loved the sound of that big **** pass labs x 250.5 amp along with the german (forgot the name "expensive") preamp. russ, i saw you inhale that glass of bourbon:cheesygrin: skip, leave the beer alone:evil:
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
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    Marvin were you in the elevator when Skip cracked **** and tea bagged everyone, including the pizza guy?
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,421
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    RuSsMaN wrote: »
    Jay, Black Cat Morpheus speaker cables and interconns.

    Kewl. I just picked up a couple pairs of Morpheus ICs and and impressed thus far.
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Oppo BDP-93 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * Hagerman Cornet 2 Phono * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    polk audio room. prefer the 705's over the 707's. could be the rooms as i might need to hear the 707's in a much larger room. for people who like a brash bold speaker the 705 is not for you, it's one laid back son of a gun. that 12 watt tube integrated was a killer it totally destroyed a raven audio 35 watt tube integrated.
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    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    russ can imagine being trapped with no where to go and no air to breathe:redface: i had to hold my head over the boxes of pizza for relief.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    ron's (txcoastal1) room. ron, those ushers sound like crap!!! you need to upgrade now and by the way i'll be glad to put you out of your misery and take them off your hands:wink:
    somebody came by with a bb king cut and i almost fell out of the chair, so did skip but his problem was beer:cheesygrin:
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    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    legacy audio and gr research rooms. in the last picture danny has some new drivers coming out. for the price they are asking for legacy speakers i was not impressed.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 8,367
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    agfrost wrote: »
    Way to represent, Russ. Room looks great, would've been nice to hear as well.

    +1! Highest marks Russ!
    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS * Roon * Gustard R26 DAC / Singxer SU-6 DDC * 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 *
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    more pictures later, i'll just post them but won't try to name the rooms.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,137
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    marvda1 wrote: »
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    ron's (txcoastal1) room. ron, those ushers sound like ****!!! you need to upgrade now and by the way i'll be glad to put you out of your misery and take them off your hands:wink:
    somebody came by with a bb king cut and i almost fell out of the chair, so did skip but his problem was beer:cheesygrin:

    Dream on Marvin love ya man those babies are mine, it will be awhile...

    LSAF was definitely a hit

    Russ shows keeping it simple with great gear provided by Polk, and Unison http://colleencardasimports.com/ proved to be a winning combo
    a little Polk room highlight story:
    "An older gentlemen in town for business who had no clue about the LSAF but an avid music lover who had some great raw piano recordings on his Ipod walked into the Polk rm right after leaving the Legacy, asked Russ if he could plug-in of course Russ obliged. The music piece was very detailed, complex, and strong. With gracious nod of approval and a smile his Polk session was the most accurate he had heard."

    Anyway thanks Russ,Colleen, Marvin, Skip, Danny (assimilated), Halen, and special thanks to Tracy(THSmith) for a great deal on my treasure tubes, and for everyone sharing the moments and music on my first piece of tube gear paired with Usher's

    Cheers
    Ron
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, 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, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,137
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    DSkip wrote: »
    Marvin were you there when Russ joined Ron in the "sweet spot"?

    Skip FYI---hotel added extra charges for the elevator decontamination to my bill....I gave them your credit card info:razz:
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, 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, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • thsmith
    thsmith Posts: 6,082
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    It was nice meeting you Ron, excellent gear you have there. Glad you are liking the treasures.
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    more pics.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    more.......
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    more.... well that's all folks.:smile:
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    link to some more pictures. damn i won some black cat interconnects:lol:
    http://audioroundtable.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=17221&start=90&
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,394
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    RuSsMaN wrote: »
    Well it's 1:27am. I'm packed and ready to go at 7am and in actual physical pain. I hope it was good for the FEW of the many local Polkies that took the time to show up and rep CP. I heard at least a dozen times today that we had the best room. Period.

    That's enough for me. I'm done. Things are beginning to brew behind the scenes to try and turn LSAF into a profit for someone and I will not be part of that. I'm happy to go out on a high for Polk this year. Polk was hot. I heard rooms that I couldn't believe how bad they sounded in comparison.
    I've got some photos and youtube vids to process after a LONG nap tomorrow.

    Whatever. Cheers.

    I as well felt the same way. I have many pictures and videos of various setups. Will post within a week or two myself. I saw speakers the size of mountains to crazily overpriced bookies. Cables, tubes galore. This is really where I found simplicity was the best. I am now inclined more towards Pass Labs, and Melody equipment. There were so many rooms. But in the end, LSIM's made me happy. Ron's Usher's, that is something different for another day. I had a blast...
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,882
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    intervention, skip this is for you:cry:
    http://www.beanogas.com/default.aspx
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
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    Video on my phone I forgot about, check the channel for other rooms and vids over the next few days. Dedicated Polk stuff on queue. Skipper and King Missle 'Detachable ****' will be uploaded soon.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URsWSm0_sY
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAYMCfRb358

    Skipper rocking to King Missle in the doorway. I promised my friend Dave Clark at Positive Feedback that I would play it for him.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • leroyjr1
    leroyjr1 Posts: 8,785
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    I love that Polk Audio rug. Wish I had one.
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
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    Well you don't and I do. Nanner nanner boo boo, stick your hand in doo doo.

    It's handmade Italian something or other. I roll myself up in it naked and pretend I am a big Polk burrito and Matt is going to come eat me.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • leroyjr1
    leroyjr1 Posts: 8,785
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  • strider
    strider Posts: 2,568
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    Nice looking room, Russ. Thanks for championing the cause.

    Did anyone get to hear the Super V's?
    Wristwatch--->Crisco