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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,655
    I've used that song to evaluate speakers myself. ;)B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,769
    edited August 2020
    I really like binging on YouTube videos too. I've made quite a few bookmarks that I hope to listen to again. This is a good one to add to the list.

    One of the comments below was:
    "It's no wonder why so many modern day bands struggle. The bar was just set so high..."

    The next comment was:
    "And this song is 45 years old. And why are we still listening? Because it's a masterpiece!"
    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,541
    Was listening to Zep on You Tube when I got up doing, “In My Time of Dying” live. Page is playing on a cheap Danelectro guitar with a slide. It’s a masterpiece of playing.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,836
    edited August 2020
    wrong section, deleted
    Post edited by Gardenstater on
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,578
    Auditioning a new DAC . . .

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    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,126
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,578
    Clipdat wrote: »
    What is it?

    Unexpectedly, the 10 yr anniversary faceplate was sent. I’m not crazy about it but it doesn’t bother me either. Unique for sure, and it’s growing on me!

    As an added bonus, I was anticipating the standard RCA connections but they included balanced as well, which come with two additional dedicated tubes

    . . . to your question, Sir









    Lampizator
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    What is it?

    Unexpectedly, the 10 yr anniversary faceplate was sent. I’m not crazy about it but it doesn’t bother me either. Unique for sure, and it’s growing on me!

    As an added bonus, I was anticipating the standard RCA connections but they included balanced as well, which come with two additional dedicated tubes

    . . . to your question, Sir









    Lampizator

    Sweet. Which Lampi did u get?
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Ethernet Filter: GigaFOILv4 with Keces P3 LPS
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: Nord One NC1200DM Signature, Amp2: W4S MC-5, AMP3: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,578
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    What is it?
    . . . to your question, Sir









    Lampizator
    Thorton wrote: »

    Sweet. Which Lampi did u get?

    You crack me up! . . . the cv-19 working mans DAC 🤩 . . . Amber 3

    I really would like to roll the upper level models. The word on the street is the A3 brings 85 - 90% of the big boy models. Honestly, I doubt my (push’n 60) ears can tell a diff
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,221
    GlennDog wrote: »
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    What is it?
    . . . to your question, Sir









    Lampizator
    Thorton wrote: »

    Sweet. Which Lampi did u get?

    You crack me up! . . . the cv-19 working mans DAC 🤩 . . . Amber 3

    I really would like to roll the upper level models. The word on the street is the A3 brings 85 - 90% of the big boy models. Honestly, I doubt my (push’n 60) ears can tell a diff

    GlennDog, hope the audition goes well. I wasn't aware of the faceplate changes.

    I have a Mullard 4003 (12AU7) in the output of mine, sweetest tube I've tried so far.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,578
    Good tip. Thanks!
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    GlennDog wrote: »
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    What is it?
    . . . to your question, Sir









    Lampizator
    Thorton wrote: »

    Sweet. Which Lampi did u get?

    You crack me up! . . . the cv-19 working mans DAC 🤩 . . . Amber 3

    I really would like to roll the upper level models. The word on the street is the A3 brings 85 - 90% of the big boy models. Honestly, I doubt my (push’n 60) ears can tell a diff

    I became a Lampi DAC fan back at Axpona a number of years back. It seemed like almost every high end set-up had one. I’d love to compare one of their DAC’s to my Bricasti one day.

    Congrats! And Enjoy! B)
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Ethernet Filter: GigaFOILv4 with Keces P3 LPS
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: Nord One NC1200DM Signature, Amp2: W4S MC-5, AMP3: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 807










    I became a Lampi DAC fan back at Axpona a number of years back. It seemed like almost every high end set-up had one. I’d love to compare one of their DAC’s to my Bricasti one day.

    Congrats! And Enjoy! B) [/quote]

    The high end rooms used lampi or DCS, both are great dacs.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,095
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Auditioning a new DAC . . .

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    is that, like, dilithium crystals glowin' in there?

    cool...
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,494
    I was hearing a very slight bass bump, using around the A-D on the bass (appr. 55-75 hz). I have my ML Grotto crossed over very low, either 42.5 or 40 (can't see without pulling it out of the cabinet) so I just reached around and turned it down one click (2.5 hz). MUCH better. That allowed me to raise the volume ever so slightly getting a slightly fuller foundation while getting better integration at the same time.
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SR250; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700s mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,578
    edited August 2020
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Auditioning a new DAC . . .

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    is that, like, dilithium crystals glowin' in there?

    cool...
    I’ve popped the hood a couple of times, to look elsewhere … I’ll take a closer look next time. The green oval markup will help/hopefully satisfy your curiosity

    It is cool, but she runs hot. (Maybe it’s just late August summer with less than ideal airflow). When I pop her top next time, I might leave it off permanently

    Please note the tube A-Lish-a-nous

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    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,051
    edited August 2020
    That looks sweet!
    What complement of tubes does said product take?
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    That’s a sweet center mass.
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,578
    First, to Mark.
    Hope that didn’t come off as snooty. Wasn’t meant to
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,399
    edited August 2020
    joecoulson wrote: »
    That’s a sweet center mass.

    I always aim center mass! B)

    May not aways hit it though! :(
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,578
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    That looks sweet!
    What complement of tubes does said product take?

    The lower level units are pretty straightforward
    but as you climb up the food chain, it becomes a cornucopia of tube possibilities.

    I’m not familiar with the Mullard 4003 variant, but it’s equivalent to the 12AU7
    Gotta get my Lamp authorized toob learn-On

    Image on rear apron denoting some specs (top LH side, circled in yellow) ...


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    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,095
    GlennDog wrote: »
    First, to Mark.
    Hope that didn’t come off as snooty. Wasn’t meant to

    not at all (if you're talkin' to me) -- I was just bein' a goober.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,221
    edited August 2020
    GlennDog wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    That looks sweet!
    What complement of tubes does said product take?

    The lower level units are pretty straightforward
    but as you climb up the food chain, it becomes a cornucopia of tube possibilities.

    I’m not familiar with the Mullard 4003 variant, but it’s equivalent to the 12AU7
    Gotta get my Lamp authorized toob learn-On

    Image on rear apron denoting some specs (top LH side, circled in yellow) ...


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    My Amber 3 came with a 5962 tube in the Output Stage, it's also another variant of the 12AU7/ECC82 family.

    The Mullard CV4003 is a drop in replacement for the 12AU7/ECC82 also. It was made for the Military, rugged construction and a very long life.

    Can be a little dark in some applications, but it is a good fit for the Amber, as its presentation is a tad bit forward, in my set up that is.



    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,836
    edited August 2020
    Got the Cardas Litz 15.5 ga tweeter wires installed in my 7B's. Did the right speaker on Sun and the left one on Mon. The difference was astounding! I mean in less than a second immediately discernible that the cymbals had extra detail, more shimmer, less smearing and it was an unbelievable wow moment that those 24" wires could make that much a difference. I guess I shouldn't be surprised but I still am. And there are knuckleheads refuting this by making measurements with electronics instead of just listening?

    It was interesting that when I had only done the right speaker, I was almost thinking....hmm.....are my speakers too bright now? But paradoxically that feeling was entirely gone when both speakers were done yesterday. I stayed up way past my beddyby time listening and I'm sure the neighbors could hear through the walls lol.

    I'm not sure if it shows in the picture but the large inductor had worried? a hole in it's solder joint probably from being stressed during modifications so I reflowed the solder joint so that's something to watch out for. Maybe other people just desolder it which may have been the wisest move. Anyway, bass sounded vastly superior after that and I thought it couldn't get any better. I don't think I will wait too long to do the fuseholder and binding post wires and Cardas Binding Posts :)
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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,095
    I just did a temporary swap of the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2* with a (relatively) nearby hifi colleague for a pair of GR Research Paradox 1 two ways. Just hooked up the latter. Listening to NPR (mono program material) so I can't say much about 'em yet except that they work :)

    They look -- purposeful (and I do mean that as a compliment).

    http://gr-research.com/paradox1.aspx
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,772
    The TC90 is a great tweeter and I agree with GR Research assessment of the replacement!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,095
    so -- a fellow I know wanted to try the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 loudspeakers. No problemo; I gots a pair of those. We arranged to meet someplace mutually (in)convenient ;) for me to pass them to him for a couple of weeks. He felt compelled, I guess, to a little quid pro quo, so he brought me a set of his speakers to play with in the interim.

    Listenin' to 'em now :)

    Y'all may -- or may not -- recognize 'em.
    They have been slightly modified from their standard implementation (they're kits, or quasi-kits, at least).

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  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,824
    What’s the little toggle switch do? Adjust tweeter output?
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Phillips CD chgr, various game consoles

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside* & CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Mids & Tweets- 981
    CC: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6
    5 Subs: Sunfire True Sub Signature -> LFE & CC & 4 Audio Pro Evidence Subs
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s