What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,244
    edited April 22
    I have one of these. They are awesome! And like @pitdogg2 says, use quad shielded all copper coax.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RCA-Attic-Outdoor-Compact-Design-HDTV-Antenna-ANT705E/303087505
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Jetmaker737
    Jetmaker737 Posts: 911
    tratliff wrote: »

    Sorry to hear that.

    I mounted the one I got from Amazon in the attic. I got improvement but not sure if a more directional antenna would do better. My tuner has a signal strength meter and I am getting around 60 out of 100 right now.

    I am debating ordering a 4 element yagi from Amazon. I can get it for about $50. I’m just unsure if it will do any better and if it does will it be noticeable when I listen.

    From my understanding a yagi would be better because it's directional but I have stations coming at me from several directions.
    System
    Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier
    Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
    PS Audio Directream Jr| Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-9900 Tuner|TEAC A-6100 RtR
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,244
    I won't ever use a yagi. The word is appalling to me. I mean who came up with such a stupid sounding name! Kinda like Bungalow. I will never own a home that's considered a Bungalow. UGH!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,286
    edited April 22
    Tiny portable bungalow!

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    EDIT:
    On topic:
    Q. What did you do to your stereo rig today?
    A. Nothing.
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,173
    audioluvr wrote: »
    I have one of these. They are awesome! And like @pitdogg2 says, use quad shielded all copper coax.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RCA-Attic-Outdoor-Compact-Design-HDTV-Antenna-ANT705E/303087505

    @audioluvr are you using this for FM and/or HDTV?
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Pioneer TX-9800, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    audioluvr wrote: »
    I won't ever use a yagi. The word is appalling to me. I mean who came up with such a stupid sounding name! Kinda like Bungalow. I will never own a home that's considered a Bungalow. UGH!

    Guy's name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yagi–Uda_antenna
    There are other directional antenna designs. How do you feel about log periodic?

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    https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Catalogs/Consumer/Allied-1970.pdf

    https://www.com-power.com/products/antennas/log-periodic-antennas/alfm-80120
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
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    No Bungalow...
    Bungahigh?
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,286
    edited April 23
    ^^^^ It looks like the dwelling may be partially on the ground behind the tree and that the decking surrounding the large tree is and part of the front of the dwelling off the ground. At least I hope part of it is on the ground! Pretty clever.

    Edit: Most of my Botany knowledge was left in my distant past. Will the trunk of a large growing tree increase in vertical height where the deck is attached? If so, if the dwelling is partially on the ground and the decking is attached to the dwelling and the tree I would suspect some movement of the structures? The tree it appears could actually be helping prevent the dwelling from sliding down the hill? Any structural engineers here?
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  • stevep
    stevep Posts: 191
    audioluvr wrote: »
    I won't ever use a yagi. The word is appalling to me. I mean who came up with such a stupid sounding name!

    Blame this guys parents. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidetsugu_Yagi

  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,244
    edited April 23
    tratliff wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    I have one of these. They are awesome! And like @pitdogg2 says, use quad shielded all copper coax.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RCA-Attic-Outdoor-Compact-Design-HDTV-Antenna-ANT705E/303087505

    @audioluvr are you using this for FM and/or HDTV?

    Both


    mhardy6647 wrote: »
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    That thing looks like an ant/slug superhighway!

    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • BindingPoster
    BindingPoster Posts: 9
    edited April 28
    I switched it on and cued it up to play some music for a couple of hours. Mostly Nick Cave. It was nice.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 72
    55SLA70 wrote: »
    Replaced my aging Cambridge Audio 640C V2 cd player and DacMagic dac with a Marantz ND8006 cd/network player. n1yopc7untc8.jpg

    Review forthcoming?

  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 72
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    Picked up this new (to me) audio rack at a thrift store.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 836
    Nice find. How are you liking the Audiolab transport?
  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 23
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    55SLA70 wrote: »
    Replaced my aging Cambridge Audio 640C V2 cd player and DacMagic dac with a Marantz ND8006 cd/network player. n1yopc7untc8.jpg

    Review forthcoming?
    jbreezy5,

    Yea, I can do that. It might be a couple weeks though. One of my preamp tubes went South and the replacement, as well as the Marantz, need time to fully break in. When I first fired it up, it sounded thin and fatiguing. Quite dismal, really. I got about seven or eight hours on the new combo now and it's just beginning to lose some of the upper end edginess and the lower mids/upper bottom are beginning to come in. It's almost listenable now, but it has a ways to go. I can say one thing, the Marantz has a significantly larger soundstage. We just installed new WiFi in the house and I'll probably start streaming this weekend. I'm looking forward to finding a good blues station.

    BTW, nice setup you have there. I really like that direct drive Dual. It's been a few decades since I heard one of those.
    Old Name: 55LS70
    Preamp: Decware CSP3 w/ 1 x Amperex 7308, 2 x OCK Rockets 6N1P's
    Power Amp: Cary SLA Signature 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA 5691's, 4 X Tung Sol 6550 reissues
    Analog: Rega Planar 3 w/ P2000 motor, Deep Groove sub platter, Incognito tonearm wiring, JA Michell counterweight, Tangospinner feet, Dynavector 10 x 5 cartridge, Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid phono stage w/ 2 x BEL 6922's.
    Radio: HH Scott 330D tuner with HH Scott Type 335 multiplex. Both modified by Mapleshade.
    Digital: Marantz ND8006
    Speaker Cables: Kimber Kable 8TC's
    Interconnects. Tuner: Audioquest Black Mamba II's, phono stage: Kimber Kable Hero's, PreAmp/Amp and Digital: Audioquest King Cobra"s
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 72
    maxward wrote: »
    Nice find. How are you liking the Audiolab transport?

    Good eye; that is a 6000CDT. Honestly I had trepidation about disc scratching due to slot-loading, but I have been rather lazy about looking for it. I’ve only had it for about 6 weeks.

    If any scratching has occurred repeated listens don’t reveal it, as the transport reads discs without hiccup. I plan to be more intentional and use new CD-Rs, beginning May, to watch for scratching.

    I like the display as it is easy to read from a distance. The player is mechanically and electronically quiet while reading discs (this is a big deal for me b/c previously I had a Denon DVD-1920, and currently a DVD-1940 in another system, and both are mechanically noisy machines, IME).

    Otherwise, I like the simple appearance, quiet operation, ease of use, and disc reading capability of the unit.

    I l
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 72
    55SLA70 wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    55SLA70 wrote: »
    Replaced my aging Cambridge Audio 640C V2 cd player and DacMagic dac with a Marantz ND8006 cd/network player. n1yopc7untc8.jpg

    Review forthcoming?
    jbreezy5,

    Yea, I can do that. It might be a couple weeks though. One of my preamp tubes went South and the replacement, as well as the Marantz, need time to fully break in. When I first fired it up, it sounded thin and fatiguing. Quite dismal, really. I got about seven or eight hours on the new combo now and it's just beginning to lose some of the upper end edginess and the lower mids/upper bottom are beginning to come in. It's almost listenable now, but it has a ways to go. I can say one thing, the Marantz has a significantly larger soundstage. We just installed new WiFi in the house and I'll probably start streaming this weekend. I'm looking forward to finding a good blues station.

    BTW, nice setup you have there. I really like that direct drive Dual. It's been a few decades since I heard one of those.

    55SLA70,

    I look forward to reading your review. It may sound weird, but I enjoy the process of equipment break-in; gets better everyday.

    Thanks! The guys here filled me in on the Dual. What’s really cool is it has a brushless motor, and the arm has adjustable VTA.

    I need to get some speaker stands for the KEFs. 😁
  • Jetmaker737
    Jetmaker737 Posts: 911
    tratliff wrote: »
    Sorry to hear that.

    I mounted the one I got from Amazon in the attic. I got improvement but not sure if a more directional antenna would do better. My tuner has a signal strength meter and I am getting around 60 out of 100 right now.

    I am debating ordering a 4 element yagi from Amazon. I can get it for about $50. I’m just unsure if it will do any better and if it does will it be noticeable when I listen.

    @tratliff , I installed a new antenna today. It's a Winegard HD-6010. Got it and a mast at Amazon. Pretty inexpensive:

    https://amazon.com/gp/product/B001HKM1HM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://amazon.com/gp/product/B00068YUN4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Here are the before and after measurements. My tuner has a scale of 0-5. Many stations are a push but I'm very happy with the few that now come in stronger. A couple of these were my targets:

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    Photo of installed antenna:

    ya8xqcq67ov8.jpg
    System
    Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier
    Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
    PS Audio Directream Jr| Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-9900 Tuner|TEAC A-6100 RtR
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,173
    tratliff wrote: »
    Sorry to hear that.

    I mounted the one I got from Amazon in the attic. I got improvement but not sure if a more directional antenna would do better. My tuner has a signal strength meter and I am getting around 60 out of 100 right now.

    I am debating ordering a 4 element yagi from Amazon. I can get it for about $50. I’m just unsure if it will do any better and if it does will it be noticeable when I listen.

    @tratliff , I installed a new antenna today. It's a Winegard HD-6010. Got it and a mast at Amazon. Pretty inexpensive:

    https://amazon.com/gp/product/B001HKM1HM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://amazon.com/gp/product/B00068YUN4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Here are the before and after measurements. My tuner has a scale of 0-5. Many stations are a push but I'm very happy with the few that now come in stronger. A couple of these were my targets:

    1xlpetbvrojn.png

    Photo of installed antenna:

    ya8xqcq67ov8.jpg

    Nice. Looks like you made good progress. I have been just letting mine be. I am getting the stations I want pretty good. I might try another soon. I’ll take a look at what you got.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Pioneer TX-9800, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    edited May 3
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    Picked up a pair of aDs L500 at The Record Exchange! <3:*

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    scha-weet.
    Judging by the logos, those are relatively early ones.

    Loves me some ads/Braun loudspeakers -- then and now. Couldn't afford them then, though.

  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 1,934
    I found a pair of ADS L400 in my dad's stuff. The woofers don't match, though. One has a butyl surround like the L500 above, the other...doesn't. I'm afraid I may have a hard time finding an original replacement woofer. I like the looks of the tweeters!
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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,173
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
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    I sure hope for the sake of your turntable that the one on the left doesn't get hit and fall over. Looks sketchy to me. :o
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Pioneer TX-9800, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 72
    tratliff wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
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    I sure hope for the sake of your turntable that the one on the left doesn't get hit and fall over. Looks sketchy to me. :o

    Only have about 1” underneath the speaker on either side unsupported by the speaker below it, and both speakers are the same depth. No kids or pets here either.

    I’m gonna be getting some proper stands soon.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 72
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    Picked up a pair of aDs L500 at The Record Exchange! <3:*

    yot3e5dc8ttz.jpeg
    ypcv3c0onhu6.jpeg


    scha-weet.
    Judging by the logos, those are relatively early ones.

    Loves me some ads/Braun loudspeakers -- then and now. Couldn't afford them then, though.

    ca. 1975 judging by a pro review I found.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,821
    edited May 5
    Pretty interesting. There is a whole thread here on this. 38 Hz - 25kHz with crossover at 1,750Hz 12dB slope. Solid walnut cabinet with walnut veneers. Do you have a picture of the back of that Peerless?
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/178777/jennings-research-speakers

    PS: Get back to work on your Infinities :D
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, all std. mods (1979, orig owner)
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    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
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