Computer Rig is finished Retro Style!

gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,021
edited March 2018 in 2 Channel Audio
Well finished for now my retro rig consists of a bunch of laptops and a couple of PC's Full of tunes, backed up with a Toshiba hard drive just in case. Adcom 545 II, with a GTP 400 Pre Amp, running my CRS+s with OEM stands and a Musical Fidelity M1 DAC.

I'm using all Wireworld cables Solstice 7 Speaker Cables, Solstice 7 IC'S, a Starlight 7 USB Cable, I have some Sorbathane stuff underneath the DAC to isolate it. Thank God the wife don't care what I do in the man cave. It's simple Retro design and sounding fantastic. The only thing I need to do is wrap the A1 with aluminum foil which I'm fixing to go to the store to get so I can do the baked potatoe mod, here are a few pictures. B)
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I guess it's a Retro Computer/2 Channel Rig!

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)

Comments

  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    What is the box up on the wall?
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,021
    cfrizz wrote: »
    What is the box up on the wall?

    A RTI A3 belonging to the HT set up to the right of the table.
    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)
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,184
    Very nice, love the posters also.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,462
    Nice! Gotta get over there and give it a listen. Looks good, Steve.
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 317
    Retro is cool! I’ll join in with some 42 year old vintage sweet sounding Japanese gear. The Kef bookshelves play very nicely. Excuse the mess..

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    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh C47 | Macintosh MC452 | Denon DP-2500A | Oppo BDP-103 | MacMini
    Living Room Music parallel system-2.0 Klipsch RP600-M | PASS ACA Class A Balanced Monoblocks fed by C47 XLR Out 2
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | McIntosh MA5200 HT-passthrough & independent 2.0 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), MA5200 (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). MacMini iTunes multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSiC, CS300, T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, Sony CDP-491, STR DE715, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • Nice set up. Gotta love the UP1989!
    HT: Marantz NR-1603, Oppo 981, Def Tech SM55, SVS PB-1000
    BR: iPad Mini, Audio Engine A5+
    2C: Parasound ZDAC V.2, Sony DA80ES, Sony XDR-F1HD, SVS Prime Tower, JSE .6 Infinite Slope
    Office: MBAir, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, JBL LSR-308
    Projects: Polk RTA12, Polk Monitor 7, Revox B225CD, BIC 3-TM
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,212
    Been showing my daughter some of the retro setups pics.

    We be heading out in a few to do some poster shopping for her basement.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,003
    Nice but -- I have to say -- to my mind, "retro" and "digital displays" are pretty much mutually exclusive ;)

    (now -- maybe -- some Nixie tubes or Numitrons would be OK... maybe)
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,348
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Nice but -- I have to say -- to my mind, "retro" and "digital displays" are pretty much mutually exclusive ;)

    (now -- maybe -- some Nixie tubes or Numitrons would be OK... maybe)

    You didn't catch the 3D Viewmaster in the corner...
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,003
    audioluvr wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Nice but -- I have to say -- to my mind, "retro" and "digital displays" are pretty much mutually exclusive ;)

    (now -- maybe -- some Nixie tubes or Numitrons would be OK... maybe)

    You didn't catch the 3D Viewmaster in the corner...

    OK -- bonus points for a Viewmaster :)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,003
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    My high school German teacher, Frau Hooper, had that same Schnitzelbank poster in her classroom! :)

    We used to sing it now & again. She'd point to one of us and intone
    Ist das nicht ein Haufen Mist?

    And we'd gleefully and lustily respond:
    Ja, das ist ein Haufen Mist!!!

    :)


    (to say nothing of the dicke Frau, of course)

  • KingratKingrat Posts: 74
    If I was more mobile, I have some pretty severe problems just standing still for long at this point, I would take an old junk amp or receiver case that wasn't worth saving and make it into a PC case. The one I was thinking about using was a friend's blown up Technics SA-700 that was smoked by a lightning surge. The output power LEDs still worked when I tested them, but all the PC boards were trashed. I was going to stick a little amp inside it and use the volume and tone controls on the front panel. It wouldn't be hard to make umbilicals up to do it. I have it sitting in the other room, in a box, gathering dust. I can't bring myself to sell it, maybe some day I'll get better..
    Cable atheist: They're just trying to get your money like a TV preacher!
    Vinyl system: I'm long done with the snap, crackle, and pop.
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