SDA CRS

24

Comments

  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    Pin/Blade or Blade/Blade IC?

    Blade/Blade. If it was pin/Blade I would use an RCA cable.
    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'.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,735
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Pin/Blade or Blade/Blade IC?

    Blade/Blade. If it was pin/Blade I would use an RCA cable.

    Dang, I don't have a Blade/Blade hanging around or else I would send it to ya!
    Living room

    Mains: Paradigm 90P
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12, Pioneer SW-8Mk2
    Power: Marantz SR7000
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved 4k

    2 Channel Den

    Mains: SDA2B Upgraded XOs and Binding Posts
    Pre: Denon PRA-1200
    Power: Adcom GFA-545
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Phillips L2
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7
    Yamaha AV-34

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,467
    Pin/Blade or Blade/Blade IC?

    Two tweeters are all blade/blade
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,735
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Pin/Blade or Blade/Blade IC?

    Two tweeters are all blade/blade

    Noted for the future. =D
    Living room

    Mains: Paradigm 90P
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12, Pioneer SW-8Mk2
    Power: Marantz SR7000
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved 4k

    2 Channel Den

    Mains: SDA2B Upgraded XOs and Binding Posts
    Pre: Denon PRA-1200
    Power: Adcom GFA-545
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Phillips L2
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7
    Yamaha AV-34

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Pin/Blade or Blade/Blade IC?

    Blade/Blade. If it was pin/Blade I would use an RCA cable.

    Dang, I don't have a Blade/Blade hanging around or else I would send it to ya!

    Well, thanks for the offer anyway!
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Pin/Blade or Blade/Blade IC?

    Two tweeters are all blade/blade

    Huh. I never noticed that. Also noted for the future. :)
    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'.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 791
    You source a cable yet?
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    CH46E wrote: »
    You source a cable yet?

    No, but I haven’t been able to look, I was grounded for the past week. I’ll be on the hunt, and I’ll probably just get one new from Polk.
    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'.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,981
    edited August 9
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    CH46E wrote: »
    You source a cable yet?

    No, but I haven’t been able to look, I was grounded for the past week. I’ll be on the hunt, and I’ll probably just get one new from Polk.

    "What did you do, Ray?"
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,929
    Was Ward a little rough on the Beaver?......
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,234
    edited August 9
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Was Ward a little rough on the Beaver?......

    Waaaaahhhhh!!!!!! Gold Jerry gold!
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    FestYboy wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    CH46E wrote: »
    You source a cable yet?

    No, but I haven’t been able to look, I was grounded for the past week. I’ll be on the hunt, and I’ll probably just get one new from Polk.

    "What did you do, Ray?"

    I was working on schoolwork (almost done, by the way, so real happy about that) and my dad come into my room to check on me. My tablet was sitting on top of the Technics TT, which sits right next to me as I work, and my dad thought he heard a “clunk”, and said it was me setting my tablet down on the TT. I tried to tell him otherwise, but eventually gave it up, deciding it wasn’t worth the argument, and just took the punishment, which was being grounded.
    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'.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,981
    TT rule #1: nothing gets placed on the TT ('cept vinyl).
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 791
    You cant win them all Micha. Lesson learned right? Dont leave the tablet near you while doing home work. ;)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    FestYboy wrote: »
    TT rule #1: nothing gets placed on the TT ('cept vinyl).

    On top of the cover, should have said that. And I was being rushed the night before, so I just set it down not thinking, and I didn’t notice until dad said something. Nothing gets placed on the turntable unless it is absolutely necessary, or I forgot I don’t think about it.
    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'.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    Schoolwork in August is inhuman. Someone call Social Services!
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    CH46E wrote: »
    You cant win them all Micha. Lesson learned right? Dont leave the tablet near you while doing home work. ;)

    True that. Lol.
    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'.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Schoolwork in August is inhuman. Someone call Social Services!

    Mostly my fault, unfortunately. My mom hurt her back over the winter, and we never really started doing school again until May, because my mom couldn’t tell us to. We could have started up again ourselves, but to be honest, I didn’t even think about school, I mostly spent my time helping my mom with dinner, laundry, etc.
    One of the perks of being homeschooled is that we can still finish the year, no matter how late. If we weren’t homeschooled, I would have failed every single class, and would’ve had to wait another year to get into high school.
    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'.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    I can’t I find this’ll on the internet, so I thought I’d ask you. How is the blade/blade cable wired? Wide/wide and thin/thin? Or opposites?
    Thanks. :)
    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'.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,503
    I think I had your same question years ago.

    Please explain in more detail what you're asking us to explain about the interconnecting cable.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,627
    Wide/wide and thin/thin.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    edited October 6
    Basically, how is it wired? Are the wide blades connected to each other, or are they connected wide/thin?
    Thanks F1. :)
    Post edited by mlistens03 on
    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'.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,503
    That's what I thought you were asking.

    F1nut is correct.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    Ok, so I just had time to put everything together correctly, and let me just say, HOLY [email protected] This is amazing. I started Beatles 62-66, and Paul was behind me. I then realized I was too close to the speakers, so I backed up a bit. Right now “And I Love Her” is playing, and the guitar on the left side of the sound stage was WAY beyond the left speaker. I’ve never heard anything like this.
    I have to turn it off soon, but I REALLY don’t want to. Judging by how school is going, I may not get to listen to it til next weekend. :weary: I am really gonna try and get school done QUICK tomorrow.
    Thanks so much to all of you, but now I’ve gotta vanish from the forum for the next few hours so I can listen to this. ;)
    Micah
    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'.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 791
    edited October 7
    Micah, were the wired incorrectly? I know someone botched them up a bit. But I thought I had them back in order.

    If so I'm gonna have to ask you to return them to me and you can have the Infinites back!
    Haha 😉😉😉


    Oh.... and what did you do about the cross cable?
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,503
    I'm glad you finally heard what SDA's can do for a lot of recordings. I've been having a blast showing off their qualities for years. Except for a few bad years when I didn't meet many new people and the past couple since I've become jammed up with purchases.

    Somebody posted Polk RT12's today. Man I want them BUT I have no where to put them right now. The price is right too...maybe...at 250.00. But the ad says cond. is only GOOD. That might mean perfect to some and rough to others. I almost called to go see in person... but NO ROOM...darn it. :#
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    CH46E wrote: »
    Micah, were the wired incorrectly? I know someone botched them up a bit. But I thought I had them back in order.

    If so I'm gonna have to ask you to return them to me and you can have the Infinites back!
    Haha 😉😉😉


    Oh.... and what did you do about the cross cable?

    Everything was correct AFAIK, I might have missed something when I pulled them apart and put them back together correctly. :)
    I used a 10-foot piece of Monoprice cables and put them into the connectors. I think the paper clips were the culprit, plus the integrated I was using had a lot of resistance between the terminals.
    Tony M wrote: »
    I'm glad you finally heard what SDA's can do for a lot of recordings. I've been having a blast showing off their qualities for years. Except for a few bad years when I didn't meet many new people and the past couple since I've become jammed up with purchases.

    Somebody posted Polk RT12's today. Man I want them BUT I have no where to put them right now. The price is right too...maybe...at 250.00. But the ad says cond. is only GOOD. That might mean perfect to some and rough to others. I almost called to go see in person... but NO ROOM...darn it. :#

    I was at that point a few days ago. Then, I traded my friend @BassFreak101 my Technics, a Sony receiver, and the Bose 802 that has been sitting in my closet for a Velodyne VA-907 sub. I got rid of a bunch of stuff I wasn't using and wouldn't ever use, and now I have a sub that I really like. :)
    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'.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    edited October 9
    Thought someone may be interested, so here are some pics of the sub.
    fazvj8j9i3ba.jpeg
    khgfeb3n248s.jpeg
    The sub was refoamed by the original owner, but he did a terrible job, as the VC was rubbing, and you can see that by the amount of glue on the cone. (Also, original owner as in the person who owned it before Jace found it at GW.) Jace bought a surround to replace the bad one, and I offered to do it as I enjoy doing that kind of thing, and he wasn’t sure in his skills. After I fixed it, I fell in love with it. And now, it’s mine.
    It isn’t incredibly fast. I’ve never heard anything like it before. It blends with every speaker I’ve played it with really well. The specs don’t look good (in fact, spec-wise, it should be awful. 40-200 Hz, 80w RMS), although it is plenty loud and plays plenty deep for my music and volumes, but not for Jace’s. I gave it a workout this afternoon, and I was surprised by how loud it did get. It’s very efficient.
    I believe it is a servo sub, so it’s lightning fast. I didn’t think that the whole servo thing was all that great, but now that I’ve heard one, I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to a sub that isn’t a servo, other than for HT.
    Long story short, I really REALLY like it. I think the cabinet needs to be sealed a bit better, which should improve the sound, but I can’t imagine it getting any better.
    I’ll stop ranting about how much I like it now. ;)
    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'.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,503
    I had a Velodyne 12" sub once and I was VERY impressed with it also.

    They did subs right. Then came HSU and SVS. Def. Tech too.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,330
    Tony M wrote: »
    I had a Velodyne 12" sub once and I was VERY impressed with it also.

    They did subs right. Then came HSU and SVS. Def. Tech too.

    I’ve had quite a few of their models and always have been impressed with them. My CHT-10 was a bit slow, bit it was really designed for HT.

    I’m listening to Pink Floyd DSOTM on the SDAs right now, and the sound stage is amazing. The clocks at the beginning of “Time” are spectacular. The footsteps at the end of of “On The Run” are crazy. He (whoever is running) runs from my desk straight to my right almost to the window, and back again. The Velodyne covers the low end extreme leg well, and blends incredibly well, to the point of it not even soundings like it’s on. I can’t imagine what these would sound like fully decked out with modded XO’s and RD0 tweeters, and better equipment behind them.
    These continue to surpass my expectations with every song. The clarity from them is stunning. I’m hearing every tiny bit of distortion, every detail I’ve never heard before, every issue, every background noise. Even the distortion occupies a place in space.
    Thank you. All of you. I could not be happier with these speakers, yet I think that day will come when I get to mods. :)
    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'.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,735
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    I had a Velodyne 12" sub once and I was VERY impressed with it also.

    They did subs right. Then came HSU and SVS. Def. Tech too.

    I’ve had quite a few of their models and always have been impressed with them. My CHT-10 was a bit slow, bit it was really designed for HT.

    I’m listening to Pink Floyd DSOTM on the SDAs right now, and the sound stage is amazing. The clocks at the beginning of “Time” are spectacular. The footsteps at the end of of “On The Run” are crazy. He (whoever is running) runs from my desk straight to my right almost to the window, and back again. The Velodyne covers the low end extreme leg well, and blends incredibly well, to the point of it not even soundings like it’s on. I can’t imagine what these would sound like fully decked out with modded XO’s and RD0 tweeters, and better equipment behind them.
    These continue to surpass my expectations with every song. The clarity from them is stunning. I’m hearing every tiny bit of distortion, every detail I’ve never heard before, every issue, every background noise. Even the distortion occupies a place in space.
    Thank you. All of you. I could not be happier with these speakers, yet I think that day will come when I get to mods. :)

    Don't get caught up in the details. I did that and now from time to time I have to turn the SDAs off as they don't sound up to par with what I expect from them. Granted this mostly stems from having standing waves galore in my room and an off center image due to the outside wall.

    Either way glad you are enjoying them dude. Keep rockin on!
    Living room

    Mains: Paradigm 90P
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12, Pioneer SW-8Mk2
    Power: Marantz SR7000
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved 4k

    2 Channel Den

    Mains: SDA2B Upgraded XOs and Binding Posts
    Pre: Denon PRA-1200
    Power: Adcom GFA-545
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Phillips L2
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7
    Yamaha AV-34

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!