What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • indyhawg wrote: »
    I joined the streaming club today. A Lumin U1 Mini showed up at my doorstep. Easy set up. Now I am wondering what took me so long.

    It is addicting. Very easy to use the app as well. Enjoy!
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,345
    indyhawg wrote: »
    I joined the streaming club today. A Lumin U1 Mini showed up at my doorstep. Easy set up. Now I am wondering what took me so long.

    Great product. I Love my Mini 😳

    In case you weren’t aware, AS has an interesting and informative Lumin thread

    https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/14016-lumin-audiophile-network-music-player/page/119/?tab=comments#comment-1088146

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    indyhawg wrote: »
    I joined the streaming club today. A Lumin U1 Mini showed up at my doorstep. Easy set up. Now I am wondering what took me so long.

    Congrats! That is awesome!
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 1,160
    Nice!
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 4,037

    stangman67 wrote: »
    Just jamming out and drinking many beers! Also decided I need to pick up the modwright PH 9.0 phono, this rega fono mc is too noisy!

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    I've had the PH 9.0 for quite some time, I think you'll be happy.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    Just added this monster to the 2 channel rig...a Rythmik E15HP. This is my first step into the subwoofer world so we shall see how it goes.

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    My bet is you’ll love it.
  • invalidinvalid Posts: 401
    I turned my gear off and unplugged it for the first time in a month. I usually leave it on 24/7 even the tube preamp with separate power supply, I'm going away for a few days. Hopefully it doesn't take too long for my solid state amp to sound great again.
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 718
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    Just added this monster to the 2 channel rig...a Rythmik E15HP. This is my first step into the subwoofer world so we shall see how it goes.

    idbwkfu5r38w.jpeg

    My bet is you’ll love it.

    I’m reading up on proper implementation to try to learn as much as I can since this is new territory for me...and tips are welcome.
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,563
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    Just added this monster to the 2 channel rig...a Rythmik E15HP. This is my first step into the subwoofer world so we shall see how it goes.

    idbwkfu5r38w.jpeg

    Nice. I added an F12 a few months ago. It was a great upgrade. Enjoy.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,590
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    I’m reading up on proper implementation to try to learn as much as I can since this is new territory for me...and tips are welcome.
    please chime in Brother Polkies if missed something - sorry for the long post

    You will need:
    a.time, - at least an uninterrupted afternoon.
    b. patience,
    c. music* or movie* soundtrack w/heavy bass
    d. ears.
    Look for a Polk thread of “bass bustin*’” program material as not a lot of effective “sub 30hz/40hz” material available. A free iPhone app called “Sonic” produces single tones down to 20hz can be helpful to tweak (EQ) your sub - best used for another session; see below. While helpful, you won’t need any equipment.

    a. Turn off or disconnect all other channels from the amp/AVR end,

    b. Place sub in your preferred seating.

    c. Play “c” (above) at preferred XO - 100hz?

    d. Crawl around the room w/your head less than 12” from the floor, listening for the smoothest response - you may find several😊
    Note: moving your head 1-3 inches in any direction can produce radically different results

    e. Where it sounds the smoothest, is the best place - may have low a SAF😢

    f. go to “c” drop the frequency to the next lower setting* 80hz? 60hz? ...repeat d & e...

    ...until you are satisfied you found “e” w/an acceptable SAF (compromise)
    * 40 and below may be a challenge though your sub’s specs suggests above average robustness in the lower registers.

    After you have settled on the location for your sub, you can tweak. If your AVR/prepro has EQ for the sub, think as a wood or stone carver - If you were carving a face, how do you “fill in a nose?” REMOVE the peaks or the louder portions of of your sub’s frequency range - NEVER fill in a dip.

    You will likely hafta turn up your sub a click or two, as the final adjustment

    Hope this helps - so sorry, so long... Tony
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  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 718
    No need for a sorry, thank you for that post!

    So far, lucky for me the response is very smooth when the sub is placed on the front wall close to the corner of the room(so max WAF there lol...not that she cares much).

    I’m surprised how low I have the volume knob on the sub to have it fill in the bottom registers nicely without being overbearing.

    I’m not using an AVR, this is straight from my amp via High Level inputs so I guess next step is to tweak the phase/delay and make sure I’m not canceling waves from the main speakers...is this correct?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 27,000
    edited November 2020
    ^^^ Re: the AKAI deconstruction: I wouldn't even try :o Most impressive, young Tapedeckwalker.

    Re: @verb and his ACA monoblock's untimely boudoir defecation ;) -- on the bright side, there ain't too much to go wrong with one
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    Good stuff Jody.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,797
    Thanks guys. BTW, it looks like I will be coming into a treasure trove of big band, swing, and oldies mix tapes in reel format. PM me if interested ;)
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,387
    We actually used ours last night. Ever since it moved to the new basement it has not seen much action as we are waiting for the new furniture to arrive. We all sat down and watched the original Grinch.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 27,000
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Another clean-out trip at my parents' house last weekend, so another installment to share.

    Yamaha C-60 preamp and Kenwood KM-992 power amp:
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    I'd been eye-balling that Kenwood power amp for awhile on a storage rack, and was finally able to dig it out. It's a great piece IMO, and the light meters even work! I initially thought the Yamaha preamp had a channel out, but after a couple of days, I finally discovered the balance wheel that protrudes from the underside of the faceplate, and hey [cough], both channels actually work! :# Great little combo here!
    The Yammie still needs a good cleaning, which is evident from the pic. The Kenwood cleaned-up pretty well B)

    Pioneer RT-707 tape deck:
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    Nice direct-drive R2R here with auto-reverse. The left channel is out, as you can tell by looking at the meter readout in the pic. Hopefully I can get that remedied since this is otherwise a very nice, compact R2R. This unit was sitting over on a workbench, away from most other gear, stuffed into a couple of plastic bags. Oh, Pop :(

    Two comments:
    1) I like those Yamaha preamps (FWIW) -- aesthetically & sonically.
    2) That RT-707... and this is gonna sound random... but, did you try the headphone output? I have a CT-F1000 that happily outputs stereo from the headphone jack but not the line-level outputs. If memory serves, there is a transistor that fails (perhaps in the output buffer?). Of course, the RT-707 ain't a CT-F1000, and vice versa. but they're both roughly contemporaneous products of the same engineering teams -- and corporate bean-counters. ;)
    Otherwise, you know the usual suspects for that sort of issue. B)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 27,000
    edited December 2020
    One can test tubes (in this case 6922s 6DJ8s).

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    or

    One can test tubes.

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    ;)

    In fairness, if one has a good, calibrated transconductance tester, one can do a pretty good job of determining the true operating condition of a given tube, and of course match tubes (or sections of tubes, like the pair of twin triode tubes in the Paramour phono preamp above). I, sadly, haven't managed to convince myself to spend the $$$ for a good transconductance tester in good, calibrated working order. :(

    I am fortunate enough to have my father's workhorse Sencore Mighty Mite III, and it still serves well for basic testing (emission, grid leakage, and shorts).

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    Sonic craft order came today after a long usps journey! Put this new outlet at the end of my dedicated 20a. Seems well built.
  • invalidinvalid Posts: 401
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    Sonic craft order came today after a long usps journey! Put this new outlet at the end of my dedicated 20a. Seems well built.

    Furutech makes good stuff
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,299
    Very nice, Tony.
  • Andersen is definitely first class.
    When you call the parts dept. it says something along the lines of "for products made before 1981 press 1, for products after 1981 press 2."

    Support for 30+ year old products always a good sign.
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