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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 967
    edited October 6
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
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    Nice!
    Is that an AQ Thunder cable I see poking its head out? What’s that connected to?

    Edit: I see in the other thread. Nice.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Dang Vic! That looks like a wicked phart waiting to happen....

    Or shart. :p
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,971
    Nice setup.
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 305
    edited October 6
    lightman1 wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    Good luck with your recovery. Love yours.
    D

    Thanks....worst part is getting innards regular again.

    Drink Kombucha (preferably the ones that come in a dark bottle: Kevita, Dr. Brew, Health Aid are what we like).

    Lot's of probiotics - yogurt, kefir, drinkable yogurt

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    Dang Vic! That looks like a wicked phart waiting to happen....

    Some smell like a wicked phart that's already heppened.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,982
    halo wrote: »
    krazypolk wrote: »

    Some smell like a wicked phart that's already heppened.

    Nah, all those probiotics (listed) are pretty tasty ;)

    I took a whiff of some kumbucha something or another and it quickly went to the trash.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,208
    edited October 8
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    Would love to center my sub. Just hate to jack my tv up higher to get there.
    I don't think it would require the TV to be touched. I'm sure you could find two racks and add a custom top. or a Design Your Own Salamander Synergy, VTI, DIY, etc to get it done.

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    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 967
    WLDock wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    Would love to center my sub. Just hate to jack my tv up higher to get there.
    I don't think it would require the TV to be touched. I'm sure you could find two racks and add a custom top. or a Design Your Own Salamander Synergy, VTI, DIY, etc to get it done.

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    Whoa! Hands off my living room brah!

    Yeah I’m just worried all the network/modem/mass of wires for entertainment would look like doo doo in an open rack.

    Side note that the AQ power change I just made seemed to center the bass more and seamless than before.

    Thank You for the thought though my man!
  • halohalo Posts: 4,486
    scubalab wrote: »
    Not final yet and in a temporary location, but man, am I loving the 2-channel setup!

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    Vincent SV-236MK integrated amp (from @ZLTFUL )
    Cambridge Audio 651P phono pre (from @Rick88 )
    Polk Audio RTA11 speakers (from @F1nut )
    Audio Technical AT-LP120-USB (purchased locally)
    5-shelf glass rack (from @stangman67 )

    Looks like audio nirvana to me Al :)

    Having owned those speakers, I know what they can do for you. Enjoy!
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,457
    Thanks Victor!

    It really is a shame that I haven't really spent a lot of time with this setup just yet. Heck, I've had the speakers from Jesse since June and the integrated from Ryan for at least 5-6 weeks. I've probably only spent a total of 1/2 hour listening before moving the setup into our guest bedroom yesterday. I spent about 45 minutes listening to some records and streamed music yesterday and was truly blown away. I can only imagine how much better it will sound when I get it set up in a more ideal configuration.

    Also forgot to list the Zu Audio Libtec speaker cables that are still burning in.

    Looking at some of the other systems in this thread... man, there are some absolutely beautiful setups some folks have!!
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 821
    scubalab wrote: »
    Not final yet and in a temporary location, but man, am I loving the 2-channel setup!

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    Vincent SV-236MK integrated amp (from @ZLTFUL )
    Cambridge Audio 651P phono pre (from @Rick88 )
    Polk Audio RTA11 speakers (from @F1nut )
    Audio Technical AT-LP120-USB (purchased locally)
    5-shelf glass rack (from @stangman67 )


    Looking great Al! Bet that sounds fantastic
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz SA8005 I Music Hall MMF7.3 I Lounge Audio LCR Mk III I Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 I B&K Ref 200.2 I Focal Aria 926 I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    Living Room HT
    Sony XBR65X930E I Marantz NR-1608 I Q Acoustics 2020i I Q Acoustics 3090c I FXI-A4's I DIY 15" Dayton SW

  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,208
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Side note that the AQ power change I just made seemed to center the bass more and seamless than before. Thank You for the thought though my man!
    No Problem. Good to hear that you figured it out. I'm my experience, the larger centers that I've used like the CS1000p, LSiM706c, and now my current Boston VR920 all helped in center anchoring of the bass. You hear it right away going from a smaller center to a larger one....provided the sub is already well integrated.

    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,919
    Scuba, those pads isolate that TT pretty well? I know they do mine.


    And did they finally air out....lol.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; LAT International speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,966
    joecoulson wrote: »
    I’m confused

    So is Russ
    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
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,457
    Scuba, those pads isolate that TT pretty well? I know they do mine.


    And did they finally air out....lol.

    LOL - yes, they did finally air out! I didn’t notice a huge difference, but they did help isolate the TT a little. The visible movement of the drivers is all but gone. They isolated the Audio Technical TT better than the Rega or the MCS. Good thing too since that’s the table that’s staying.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,929
    ^^^Sweet! Gotta get back over there for some listening time. Rock on Victor!
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,133
    halo wrote: »
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    1. Spikes.
    2. Toe them in.
    3. Grills off when listening.
    4. At some points I've also tried elevating the rear more than the front. Play with that and see if it improves.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • halohalo Posts: 4,486
    lightman1 wrote: »
    ^^^Sweet! Gotta get back over there for some listening time. Rock on Victor!

    You bet Russ!!

    DSkip wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
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    1. Spikes.
    2. Toe them in.
    3. Grills off when listening.
    4. At some points I've also tried elevating the rear more than the front. Play with that and see if it improves.

    Thanks for the tips Skip!

    Can’t do spikes on the composite flooring and still be able to move them around. I’ll think about the spikes when I get them placed optimally.

    They are toed in. lol. I need to toe in the right a little more. Where do you recommend the tweeter placement? Directly at the ears? ? # of inches outside the ears? I have to buy a longer power cable so I can move the whole rack, and speakers, to the left.

    Ok on the grills off. :)

    I can try elevating the rear :)

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,133
    I liked them about 6" off axis from my ears. I also liked them more when my ears were level with the woofer.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • halohalo Posts: 4,486
    DSkip wrote: »
    I liked them about 6" off axis from my ears. I also liked them more when my ears were level with the woofer.

    My ears sit a bit higher than most people when listening. I’m 6’ 3” and sit kinda high up in the wheelchair compared to an able bodied person sitting lower in a recliner or on a couch. ;)

    I will keep adjusting as best I can to get great results.

    These speakers look fantastic. The finish is smooth as glass. They had some smudges and spots on them when they got here but I used Über rinseless car wash, mixed with distilled water, applied with a Chemical Guys microfiber towel.

    Wondering if any of the past owners put a coat of auto wax on these? @vcwatkins @kharp1 Perhaps the original owner Craig got them from on eBay?

    I talked to Dave @daboyz and he just used a damp cloth.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,133
    Some plinths underneath will help. Also, loading the compartments on the back will help bring more details out. These are nice speakers that are worth the time taken to make them sing.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,587
    No. I never used anything other than a damp microfiber cloth. I did use a piece of gym floor mat as cushion for a 25lb hexagonal dumbbell placed on top of the speakers. I did this to determine if I wanted to order shot for the fill pockets. I did notice improvement by adding weight.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • halohalo Posts: 4,486
    kharp1 wrote: »
    No. I never used anything other than a damp microfiber cloth. I did use a piece of gym floor mat as cushion for a 25lb hexagonal dumbbell placed on top of the speakers. I did this to determine if I wanted to order shot for the fill pockets. I did notice improvement by adding weight.

    Thanks Kerry :)
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,657
    Skip

    Are these the same as what I heard at your old place?
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,133
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Skip

    Are these the same as what I heard at your old place?

    I don't remember you hearing a pair of 6311, but these are the same ones I owned. You heard the Mini X.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,657
    DSkip wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Skip

    Are these the same as what I heard at your old place?

    I don't remember you hearing a pair of 6311, but these are the same ones I owned. You heard the Mini X.

    I heard those if you had them. I recall comparing them to the minix
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,216
    Joey_V wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Skip

    Are these the same as what I heard at your old place?

    I don't remember you hearing a pair of 6311, but these are the same ones I owned. You heard the Mini X.

    I heard those if you had them. I recall comparing them to the minix

    you heard the usher 6381's along with the mini dancer 2 at my house.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
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