What did you do to your stereo rig today?

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. This thread is dedicated to....well, read the title. Pretty self explanatory.

Today, I measured the distance of the subs/speakers to the listening position down to 1/8 of an inch including the toe in and will be messing around with dialing in the Rythmik F-25's.

What have you done for your rig today?

Tom
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
«13456731

Comments

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,380
    Looked at it longingly knowing that it'll have to wait till after Christmas...
  • verbverb Posts: 5,135
    I swapped out a digital coax on the EAD transport with my new Silnote Morpheus II :smile:
    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
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,800
    Oh, after all there years...I never knew. *slaps head*

    DOH!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,029
    I ignored mine today :|

    Our son's home and we went to one of the local junk antique stores to prowl the aisles for treasures and/or last minute holiday gifts -- oh, and food items. The place also features a Cabot Creamery company store.... and essentially infinite free samples of Cabot products.

    A good day :)
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 448
    I bought a pair of Zu interconnects and they came on Friday. I am supposed to burn them in for 500 hours! The way things are going for me that would be a few years of listening sessions. Not wanting to wait that long I got out my old integrated amp and a tuner. Once I got the radio playing I could turn the volume off on the amp and will just let it run for a few weeks.

    This morning I thought about my Monoprice 50 watt integrated that I recently upgraded with Russian tubes Why not burn in the tubes at the same time? Hooked this up into the mix by connecting the monoprice to the tuner then using its preamp out to the other integrated amp. Seems like everything is working well. I can turn the monoprice up higher than I would want to listen to with speakers so the tubes are getting broken in with a decent current. And when you turn the other amp off its peaceful and quiet
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,800
    Not quite sure you are burning in the cables though....and this might present an issue with the tubes not being under a load....

    thinking-emoji.jpeg

    Tom

    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,059
    I took out one end of my speakon connector cable to see if I'll be able to replace it with a thicker and better quality Mit speaker cable. I'll probably need to hog out the hole a bit or use a little silicone grease or both.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,225
    Sorry Tom, but my system is a HT/Music system. But I'm listening to [email protected] right now and it sounds great!
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,560
    Turned it on to enjoy later tonight.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1 - X1 power supply
    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.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,800
    Merry Christmas, Cathy! You still qualify, as your rig still does 2C.

    BTW, your abbreviations formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word have a 747 GOMH at an incredibly fast clip. BCOWYBS and have a great holiday!!!

    "Sounds Great" is all I needed to hear!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 845
    Nothing.....yet
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,225
    I have no idea what "BTW, your abbreviations formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word have a 747 GOMH at an incredibly fast clip. BCOWYBS and have a great holiday!!!" means.

    Which probably means you didn't know that PP&M stood for Peter, Paul and Mary. Sorry.

    Thank you Tom, may you have a great Holiday as well!

    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,800
    GOMH - "Go over my head"
    BCOWYBS - "But go on wit'cho Bad self!"

    Shut up Trey.

    Shut up Russ.

    Not Trey.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 448
    edited December 2018
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Not quite sure you are burning in the cables though....and this might present an issue with the tubes not being under a load....

    thinking-emoji.jpeg

    Tom

    I am pretty sure the interconnect and tubes are under load even though no sound is coming out of the speakers. They should be giving the signal to the integrated amp. Its just that the integrated amp isn't amplifying the signal so when the volume is turned down (on the integrated amp) I get no sound. It is kind of a unique setup. If I have both amps off then no sound. If either amp is on half way I can use the other to adjust the volume. I have the tubed pre on at over 12:00. Normally that would be too loud but with the volume on the amp off i don't hear anything. When i check on things and turn up the integrated I hear music. So the pre and interconnect is constantly sending a signal

    Or at least thats what I am hoping is happening. If you have more than one line level inputs running (like a CD player) I assume the amp is still getting getting the signals from all of the inputs. The amp is just amplifying one. (at least I hope so).

    But you have a good question. Do preamps and line level inputs draw more power as an amplifier is turned up?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,596
    delkal wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Not quite sure you are burning in the cables though....and this might present an issue with the tubes not being under a load....

    thinking-emoji.jpeg

    Tom

    I am pretty sure the interconnect and tubes are under load even though no sound is coming out of the speakers. They should be giving the signal to the integrated amp. Its just that the integrated amp isn't amplifying the signal so when the volume is turned down (on the integrated amp) I get no sound. It is kind of a unique setup. If I have both amps off then no sound. If either amp is on half way I can use the other to adjust the volume. I have the tubed pre on at over 12:00. Normally that would be too loud but with the volume on the amp off i don't hear anything. When i check on things and turn up the integrated I hear music. So the pre and interconnect is constantly sending a signal

    Or at least thats what I am hoping is happening. If you have more than one line level inputs running (like a CD player) I assume the amp is still getting getting the signals from all of the inputs. The amp is just amplifying one. (at least I hope so).

    But you have a good question. Do preamps and line level inputs draw more power as an amplifier is turned up?

    Dude that's DEEEEEEP

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,097
    What is the Matrix?
    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
  • I turned it on and listened to it🤣🤣🤣
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,380
    delkal wrote: »
    But you have a good question. Do preamps and line level inputs draw more power as an amplifier is turned up?

    No, they don't. The source current remains the same. That is unless there's an output gain pot in the mix, then the current is variable.
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,090
    I tweaked speaker position
    Mojo Audio Joule v5>>Quantum Byte w/JRiver 24 and Fidelizer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts Fully Modded)>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
    1KVA Dreadnought
    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,589
    Prepped it for the installation of my new(to me) Pass Labs X0.2 and Xono preamp/phono stage. When they arrived today, I gleefully opened the boxes to discover they were nowhere near the condition described. So I contacted the seller and am trying to work a solution.

    They sit outside my rack tonight, uninstalled and no music will fill my house tonight, unless it comes from my wife's crappy cellphone speakers.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,560
    I understand cosmetic concerns, but still, why not listen to them?
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1 - X1 power supply
    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.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,589
    edited December 2018
    Because I am not going to rewire my stack of stuff until I am certain it is going to stay put. The seller has stated he may want to have the gear returned, and if that is the case I would rather just do that than spend hours to wire things up, several days for the Pass to settle down and then take it all apart again.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • verbverb Posts: 5,135
    Thinking about my rigs while in Vegas on vacation! :smile:
    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
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,589
    verb wrote: »
    Thinking about my rigs while in Vegas on vacation! :smile:

    Drive that C8 prototype down here to L.A. and say hi. I can keep a secret. :p
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,097
    Just admired it 😬

    gnzuf9pkr3zi.jpeg
    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
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,883
    treitz3 wrote: »
    BCOWYBS - "But go on wit'cho Bad self!"
    Acronyms are hard! :p
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
«13456731
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!