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  • DoneandGoneDoneandGone Posts: 52
    Not into deep/aggressive bass, but I am looking for speed and snap. Yes, this is a pretty analytical setup but I do value imagery hence the solid stands. Mrs Done doesn’t come into my basement room, so have an aesthetic hall pass!
    Audio Room
    PS Audio Perfectwave DAC MK2, Bridge 1 streaming perfectly now B)
    Marantz PM-8005 integrated
    Foundation Research LC2
    Kef XQ1 bookshelves
    Dual Goldenear Forcefield 3 Subs
    PS Audio receptacle
    3 PS Audio Noise Harvesters
    PS Audio power, interconnects and speaker cables
    Homemade sound absorption
    Lots of blocks for weight and a red single listening chair
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 847
    Tony M wrote: »
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    Updated bedroom setup.
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    That's a FANTASTIC bedroom system! :o

    WOW, very nice!

    Thanks. :)
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 89
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Do you listen to heavy metal?

    Or hard rock?
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,Pro-Ject,Hornshoppe,Nola,HSU,Onkyo.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,234
    Ha haaa. Good one.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,688
    Finally got the two channel into it’s more permanent location. With the introduction of the Triode (courtesy of @DSkip), it sounds absolutely fantastic. Still not ideal, I know, with it being in a corner, but it’s the best I can do in this space (master bedroom).

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,234
    Hey, nice HTS2600! ;)
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,688
    Thank you Joe! That was an awesome karma from you. Also, shout out to Zach (@stangman67) who very generously gave me the rack during one of our numerous transactions. The rack works great, and is rock solid. However, it may only be temporary, as I really need to get something a little wider to move the integrated to the top next to the turntable. It really needs to be showcased - It's beautiful. Even my wife (who has zero interest in audio equipment) said it looks so nice, it needs to be on the top shelf.

    This little rig really sounds impressive now. I can only imagine how much better it could sound if I had the space to set it up in a more symmetrical/open arrangement.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,234
    I bet that has some serious power in that medium sized room, looks fantastic!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,948
    scubalab wrote: »
    Thank you Joe! That was an awesome karma from you. Also, shout out to Zach (@stangman67) who very generously gave me the rack during one of our numerous transactions. The rack works great, and is rock solid. However, it may only be temporary, as I really need to get something a little wider to move the integrated to the top next to the turntable. It really needs to be showcased - It's beautiful. Even my wife (who has zero interest in audio equipment) said it looks so nice, it needs to be on the top shelf.

    I would certainly keep it as you have it now, the turntable being on the top shelf really makes for convenient record playback. Function over form. I wouldn't move the integrated unless there's an issue with heat with it being on the second shelf.
    "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."
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,688
    Drew,

    I agree. I meant that I want to get a wider rack (double width) so I can put both the integrated and the turntable on top. For now, this is fine. I'd never move the turntable to a lower shelf. The heat generated shouldn't be a problem. I had it on for several hours last night and I could easily hold my hand under the top shelf (in contact with the bottom of the glass. It was very warm, but not uncomfortably hot. The open rack gets good ventilation.

    I just really want to showcase the Triode a little more! Eventually, I'm looking to upgrade the turntable as well. That little Audio Technica really performs well and sounds great, but I still get a buzz with it. I'm leaning towards the Fluance RT85 in walnut (if they EVER come back in stock!). I figure it would go nice with the Monitor 11s and the specs for the price are hard to beat.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,948
    edited July 23
    I wonder where the buzzing is coming from, even with a lower priced turntable that shouldn't be happening.

    I actually thought that was a Technics 1200. That might be a solid upgrade for you, they pop up on craigslist quite often at least around here.
    "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."
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,688
    It's something I've been battling for two years now. Don't know if it's the TT, but I've tried 'buzz filters', ground cheater plugs, grounding the chassis of the TT to the amp, etc. Nothing works. This new location of the setup is in our addition (with newer wiring and proper grounding) and I was hoping that might remedy it, but it's still there.

    The AT-120 is internally grounded or grounded through the RCA. Perhaps it's a bad RCA?

    It's really not that bad. I only hear it when there is no music playing or VERY quiet segments when music is playing. Regardless, it would be nice if I could eliminate it.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,948
    Stupid question, but it's not related to the phono preamp being used at all?
    "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."
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,234
    The Pro-Ject table I had for years did that - something in the tonearm
    got the new Rega, had no buzzing, but had a weird hiss with the Vincent that was only prevalent when volumes were high, but it still bothered me. Now with the Rega Fono pre - no noise at all.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,234
    Looking good Victor, I like the LP showcase on the left.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,397
    I've heard Victors set up. Rather exquisite sound reproduction.
  • fastz28fastz28 Posts: 647
    My new to tubes pre amp
    polk 10bs--- prodigy hd2 modded Burson Audio opamps
    dcm time windows ---- parasound pre amp
    TDQ-1600 Broadcast Reference Tuner -- yamaha cd s700
    yamaha px-3 zu 103 cat2 --- audioquest ic sidewinders
    carver 1.5t--- audioquest cv-8 speaker cables
    ps audio 200cx--- ps audio phono pre amp
    sunfire sig 625 audio research sp-14
    audio research dac 7 klipsch rf -7111
    music hall Ikura carver m500t mk2 modded
  • fastz28fastz28 Posts: 647
    Here
    polk 10bs--- prodigy hd2 modded Burson Audio opamps
    dcm time windows ---- parasound pre amp
    TDQ-1600 Broadcast Reference Tuner -- yamaha cd s700
    yamaha px-3 zu 103 cat2 --- audioquest ic sidewinders
    carver 1.5t--- audioquest cv-8 speaker cables
    ps audio 200cx--- ps audio phono pre amp
    sunfire sig 625 audio research sp-14
    audio research dac 7 klipsch rf -7111
    music hall Ikura carver m500t mk2 modded
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,948
    @halo Have you ever tried removing the turntable's dust cover while playing a record? Someone told me recently that it's advantageous to do so, as it cuts down on the resonance in the soundwaves being picked up by the turntable and getting transferred back into the plinth.
    "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."
  • halohalo Posts: 5,091
    Clipdat wrote: »
    @halo Have you ever tried removing the turntable's dust cover while playing a record? Someone told me recently that it's advantageous to do so, as it cuts down on the resonance in the soundwaves being picked up by the turntable and getting transferred back into the plinth.

    Yes, I have, I just didn’t do it for the photo :)
  • halohalo Posts: 5,091
    edited August 16
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I've heard Victors set up. Rather exquisite sound reproduction.

    Thanks Russ!
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Looking good Victor, I like the LP showcase on the left.

    Thanks Joe! Those IKEA Kallax shelving units fit the LPs quite nicely :)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,234
    A couple of highlight shots.

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,768
    edited August 16
    Couple of setups I've had in the past few years.

    SDA 1.2's

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    Surround setup, SDA 2B's L/R, Peerless Monitor 5's center, Peerless Monitor 4's rear

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    Dynaudio Emit M20's on Skylan stands - current setup but different room.

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    Testing out some speakers I bought on Craigslist for @dromunds but I forget what they were.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,768
    edited August 16
    Found another.

    RTA-12B's

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    ...and a real old one when I was just running off a Yamaha Aventage AVR, no tube preamp, no amp, just AVR, radio shack spool of wire, and speakers.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,503
    D a m n. You go through gear like Cheetos. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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 preamp, 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.
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