BREAKING: I’m a Proud Papa

stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
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Have been in a long swing though Chicago to Richmond to Asheville and, finally, before returning home to Champaign today, detoured over to St. Charles, MO, where I picked up this stunningly beautiful piece of equipment. Will follow up with more details once I get it fired up, but it auditioned like nothing I’ve ever heard before. Final sale price was $1500 minus the Black Fuse. I’m a happy camper.
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
- Isaac Asimov

Hi-Fi
Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
Visuals
http://StretchPhotography.com
http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto

Comments

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,100
    Not exactly a papa but congratulations nonetheless. :*
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,217
    edited July 2018
    Nice score. Why'd you decide to purchase it without the fuse, assuming that you heard it demoed with it in place?
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,379
    edited July 2018
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice score. Why'd you decide to purchase it without the fuse, assuming that you heard it demoed with it in place?

    The list price on the page said $1875, so I’m gonna assume that the fuse was aftermarket, and he had the previous owner switch the fuse out to save $$$.
    Nice find!
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    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'.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,348
    Some day in the far, far future, I have to try an audiophile fuse. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,924
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Some day in the far, far future, I have to try an audiophile fuse. :)

    OOOH, OOOOH... LET'S get Joey! He tries EVERYTHING!!!! :p
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds



    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,348
    I thought he ate everything, but then I remembered it was Mikey. :)

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    The list price on the page said $1875, so I’m gonna assume that the fuse was aftermarket, and he had the previous owner switch the fuse out to save $$$.
    Nice find!

    Exactly. Though...

    The seller turned out to be a great guy. After we listened to the piece in his system (which blew me away, but that’s another thread when I’m not on my mobile) and we opened up the chassis, we got down to vis-a-vis payment, etc.

    “So this must be your lucky day,” he says. “I had another Synergistic fuse, a Blue, laying around so since I have the Black I’ll throw in the Blue.”

    I have no idea if I’ll be able to hear it (I’ve added a Modwright BDP-105 to the system recently so with the Joule going online also who’s going to know what change is coming from where...), but I thought the guy did me a solid by throwing it in.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,423
    Used love my old Jolida. When I actually became a papa I got rid of mine fearing kids would burn themselves. Too many babies around for me to worry about burns. SS FTW for me.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with upgrades, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ XLR's and IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,348
    Since it won’t work without a fuse, I agree he did good by including it. :)

    Enjoy your gear.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,443
    Congrats!!! Nice preamp!!
    Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,
    USB helpers: w4s Recovery
    Living Room Elite SC27, LSI25, SDA 3.1TL
    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,359
    edited July 2018
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Some day in the far, far future, I have to try an audiophile fuse. :)

    I have "Audiofile fuses" installed in all of my equipment, (mostly Hi-Fi Tuning fuses) and in my experience they make a difference; Particularly in the clarity and detail parts of the audio.

    Also congratulations on the Joule.
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:
    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\
    My response is: If you need 60 seconds to respond in one sentence, you probably should't be evaluating Polk speakers.....


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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,224
    Looks just like you! Congrats
    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, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Marantz DV 4200 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    Clickbait. ;)
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    headrott wrote: »
    I have "Audiofile fuses" installed in all of my equipment, (mostly Hi-Fi Tuning fuses) and in my experience they make a difference.

    I’m skeptical and I’d never have paid for one outright, but I’m looking forward to an A/B test on my system.

    I’ve not had a chance to hook anything up yet, as 12 days on the road leads directly to quality time with my daughter with no detour to the hifi. :)
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
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