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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,105
    Wowzer
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, PS Audio Stellar gain M700 mono blocks, Elac Adante AF-61 towers Black, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with CBS NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd, Acoustic Zen Satori speaker cables

    5.1: Marantz sr5013 (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: Linn LK240 mono blocks pair, Totem Rainmakers, 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
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 360
    edited January 10
    maxward wrote: »
    Mine was a LUCCA A53 Mini by La Spaziale. LUCCA is Clive’s branded machine.

    Been a while since I looked at Clive's machines. Just checked out the LUCCA A53. I have the LaSpaziale Vivaldi II, which the LUCCA's a customized version of. Controls are different but looks very similar. Love my Vivaldi. Sounds like a worthwhile class...nice couple of hours and you had a good time.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,780
    Wow man, those are some nice machines they gave you all to play with. Some will look at that and go...doesn't do anything more than my KCUP espresso maker my 10 year old can operate.

    If you can't taste the difference, good for you, just saved yourself some cash. Those of us who can, will spend the coin. Just like cables huh, see...everything in life can be related to audio. :)

    Pulling 20 shots in your class....you guys must have been all jacked up by the time it was over.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 270
    Tony, most of those 20 shots were poured down the drain, as we were slowly dialing in the grinders. Just lots of sips of mostly bad espresso. Same with most of the milk we steamed. I was feeling a little guilty about it, until the end of the class, when I made myself a nice Americano. This is my drink of choice when judging a coffee shop.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 360
    edited January 11
    Dialing in a grind sucked when I first started. No joke...you really do feel guilty tossing it. My son and I couldn't dump the first few shots but soon realized reality over the love of coffee would get us. I still can't throw away a bad shot. Live with the consequences and strive for better on the next one. Pinched too many pennies over time and I don't have enough coffee to endlessly dial in every day. Make adjustments per each shot...some days it's a 20 second shot and others it's 35...but, nail 25-30 seconds and I'm good. @maxward, I'm with you...great Americano means a great shot.

    @tonyb, couldn't agree more, good cables and coffee make a difference. You pay to play.

    ...believe it or not, I used dynamat on my LaSpaziele to make it quieter. Oh yeah, my grinder, too. Can't stand "bad" noise.
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 270
    The dynamat sounds like a great idea!
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,916
    The espresso machine at work is broken, so I am forced to drink drip brew coffee.

    Oh, the humanity.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,105
    Lol
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, PS Audio Stellar gain M700 mono blocks, Elac Adante AF-61 towers Black, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with CBS NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd, Acoustic Zen Satori speaker cables

    5.1: Marantz sr5013 (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: Linn LK240 mono blocks pair, Totem Rainmakers, 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
  • verbverb Posts: 5,136
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Definitely looks the part. Brew a jug yet?

    Been running this guy for some weeks now (the Mrs, that is) and she loves it! The other one is long forgotten. In the basement, but we'll donate to Salvation Army.
    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
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,261
    My Barista Express starting giving my wife some trouble last week. Frothing wand would shut down and barely work.

    Wife called Breville thinking it was shot, they offered to repair it for a moderate fee. But before they sent her down that route, they walked my wife through removing the nozzle and cleaning it out.

    Shocker, once it is cleaned it works like a charm!

    Awesome customer service and the machine just keeps chugging along.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,261
    Sometimes it’s nice to take my time and use the keep it simple for an afternoon cup of coffee...

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    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 360
    @Upstatemax, very nice. She looks pretty and, I'm sure, makes a satisfying cup. I'm traveling and drinking hotel room, generic drip coffee as I type. You just kicked me towards heading out for a descent cup.
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 270
    After living with this Breville for a few months, I have some conclusions. Making a cup of coffee with a Keurig must be like streaming Spotify; brewing a pot of drip is like playing a CD; and pulling a shot and steaming milk is like playing an LP. It’s a ritual, but worth it.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
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