ok tinker toys?

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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,803
    People here question power cords and this guy has “spacial sextets”. :open_mouth:
    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.

  • verbverb Posts: 5,064
    I didn’t know the Pope was an audiophile! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,379
    Just think of the odd ball room interactions! Didn't see much in the way of treatment and IIRC there's a kick out on the one side of the room for a closet on the other side?

    Ok, yeah it's expensive, and might even sound good, but I'm betting dollars to doughnuts the room and placement aren't helping one bit.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,969
    edited April 2018
    wasn't "ok tinker toys" the working title for the follow-up to one of Radiohead's more famous albums?

    :#
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,379
    It is it closer to Ozzy's Mr. Tinkertrain?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,969
    FestYboy wrote: »
    It is it closer to Ozzy's Mr. Tinkertrain?

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    edited April 2018
    That dude should try to smile, like me! :#

    Maybe it's those ugly speakers?

    Sedating effects of that depressing sweater?
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    People here question power cords and this guy has “spacial sextets”. :open_mouth:

    Wonder if that's audiophile twine on those cables?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    I want a "housafire"
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    Ten pressings of one LP? I am gonna cut my losses and buy a plane.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 448
    edited April 2018
    This should be a warning to everyone about the dark side of being an audiophile. Even with a million dollar system, if you have unlimited resources you can never stop.

    His speakers cost hundreds of thousands but they are not good enough, He has to modify the base with diamond encrusted mpingo disks. His room is not optimal so he put in many thousands of dollars (more than my whole system costs) in little wood hockey pucks to create a "cone of silence".

    At what point would it be cheaper to just buy another house? Sometimes you just need to relax and enjoy the music.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    @delkal I was done until I was told by these guys I need a sub. Now I gots to know.

    You know that guy with the diamond hockey pucks is only 32 years old. That should be a warning to all.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,969
    afterburnt wrote: »
    ...
    You know that guy with the diamond hockey pucks is only 32 years old. That should be a warning to all.

    Wasn't that a song by Paul Simon?



  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,969
    jeez, next thing you know, I'll be buying a fleet of pugs or something...
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,803
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Ten pressings of one LP? I am gonna cut my losses and buy a plane.

    And he says buy one tape instead, which seems to imply a tape is hundreds of dollars!

    Those little hockey bucks are almost 5 grand.
    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.

  • delkaldelkal Posts: 448
    edited April 2018
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    Those little hockey bucks are almost 5 grand.


    Is that just the cost of the wood disks or did you include the price of the hockey puck stands.

    I am sure the stands are specially engineered with a complementary wood that will soak up even more of the "Sympathetic Resonance". My guess they are AT LEAST $500 per stand (but at this point I wouldn't be shocked if they were MUCH higher).
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,969
    edited April 2018
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Ten pressings of one LP? I am gonna cut my losses and buy a plane.

    And he says buy one tape instead, which seems to imply a tape is hundreds of dollars!

    Those little hockey bucks are almost 5 grand.

    The current crop of audiophile prerecorded tapes are indeed several hundred dollars a pop, if that is what is being referenced.


    http://tapeproject.com/catalog/

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    $450.00


    http://store.acousticsounds.com/s/462?x=y&banner_id=317

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    $450.00

    Both of these tape reproduction enterprises supply their wares as 15 ips, half-track real-time duplications on 10-1/2 inch reels of 1/4" tape. Your RT-707* cannot help you now, as Darth Vadar might say.

    ___________________
    * Nor can your RT-909, for that matter.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    How many times does an audiophile play an album before he considers it worn out?
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,803
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Ten pressings of one LP? I am gonna cut my losses and buy a plane.

    And he says buy one tape instead, which seems to imply a tape is hundreds of dollars!

    Those little hockey bucks are almost 5 grand.

    The current crop of audiophile prerecorded tapes are indeed several hundred dollars a pop, if that is what is being referenced.


    http://tapeproject.com/catalog/

    98olmhn8o4id.png

    $450.00


    http://store.acousticsounds.com/s/462?x=y&banner_id=317

    ug1igqpn8f2e.png

    $450.00

    Both of these tape reproduction enterprises supply their wares as 15 ips, half-track real-time duplications on 10-1/2 inch reels of 1/4" tape. Your RT-707* cannot help you now, as Darth Vadar might say.

    ___________________
    * Nor can your RT-909, for that matter.

    Wow, that was my take on it. 10 albums at about 40 bucks a pop.

    Those decks are really cool though. Would love to hear one.
    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.

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,969
    couple of half-track, high speed decks here. Not the upper echelon, but they're not bad.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,871
    POS VTI rack detected.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    Clipdat wrote: »
    POS VTI rack detected.

    Is he casting diamonds before crummy racks?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,871
    I don't know wtf he's doing. I couldn't make it through the video. I had to stop when he started touching/fiddling with the drivers of the speakers when he was talking about them.

    Is it so hard not to physically touch and fondle something when you're describing it? Doesn't he know that if you touch your speaker's drivers, the oils on your skin will eventually degrade the material over time? What a foolish fool.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    POS VTI rack detected.

    Is he casting diamonds before crummy racks?

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,750
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    jeez, next thing you know, I'll be buying a fleet of pugs or something...

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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,803
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't know wtf he's doing. I couldn't make it through the video. I had to stop when he started touching/fiddling with the drivers of the speakers when he was talking about them.

    Is it so hard not to physically touch and fondle something when you're describing it? Doesn't he know that if you touch your speaker's drivers, the oils on your skin will eventually degrade the material over time? What a foolish fool.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    POS VTI rack detected.

    Is he casting diamonds before crummy racks?

    I like to Fondle. You should try it sometime.
    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: 5,871
    I did try it once, but she ended up pressing charges.
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    I like to Fondle. You should try it sometime.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,174
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't know wtf he's doing. I couldn't make it through the video. I had to stop when he started touching/fiddling with the drivers of the speakers when he was talking about them.

    Is it so hard not to physically touch and fondle something when you're describing it? Doesn't he know that if you touch your speaker's drivers, the oils on your skin will eventually degrade the material over time? What a foolish fool.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    POS VTI rack detected.

    Is he casting diamonds before crummy racks?

    That didn't bug me as much as him fidgeting with the knobs. I wonder if he is on drugs?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,871
    Music is his drug!
    afterburnt wrote: »
    That didn't bug me as much as him fidgeting with the knobs. I wonder if he is on drugs?

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • That was painful. His inability to speak plainly was very uncomfortable. Why all the flowery **** smoke blowing nonsense? It’s his money. He can spend it any way, and on anything he wants. He just comes across as a huckster to me.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,750
    What I remember about this video after watching it last fall was the way the guy pronounced "woofer". I had never heard it that way my entire life. WTF?
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