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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,456
    Wowzer
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 565
    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.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, Perfectwave DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,440
    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.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 379
    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: 565
    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.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, Perfectwave DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 379
    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: 7,138
    The espresso machine at work is broken, so I am forced to drink drip brew coffee.

    Oh, the humanity.
    "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: 3,456
    Lol
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • verbverb Posts: 7,648
    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, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,393
    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: 2,393
    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: 565
    @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.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, Perfectwave DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 379
    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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