What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,324
    As I'm listening to The Animals, I look at my pre amp. There is Stereo /Mono button. I know the difference (I think) but why is my question?? When would you ever need to use the mono setting?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,046
    To listen in mono silly....
    If you also have a tuner there could be other reasons
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,642
    indyhawg wrote: »
    Added a second SB-16 Ultra to the mix. B)

    Very nice; I'm guessing one of those monsters wasn't quite enough??
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,102
    Picked up some 5b's for a song. Cabinets are rough but they sound nice. They have the rosewood vinyl, which never seemed as popular. My basement shop is starting to have an @Tony M vibe going... :#
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,837
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Picked up some 5b's for a song. Cabinets are rough but they sound nice. They have the rosewood vinyl, which never seemed as popular. My basement shop is starting to have an @Tony M vibe going... B)

    Fixed it for ya. :)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,700
    Navy_Goat wrote: »
    I ordered some Canare star quad 4s11*…
    What’s the “final gauge” of that* cable and from where did you order it?

    Thnx
    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
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,102
    Each conductor is 14awg, so a single wire configs is 11awg.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,046
    4 14ga wires twist two together equal 11 gauge cable

    https://www.wirebarn.com/Combined-Wire-Gauge-Calculator_ep_42.html


    I use the same cable I buy mine from Have inc. they will match or beat any price on the internet. The last time I bought any from them they beat the price I linked to them. My price was .79¢ a foot, I bought a 100 feet. I use it as one cable per side four 14ga cables twisted together are an 8ga cable.

    Signal cables "ultra" cable are two cables of Canare 4s6 which are 4 x 20ga cables. They take all solid colors for one side and all translucent for the other side. So you have half (left or right) of the signal going through both cables. I thought about that but it was much easier to just use one 4s11 for left or right then zip tie together. Works great!!
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,576
    Put the Belles 350A Reference back in rotation. Love this thing!

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    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 / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    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
  • sgmsmg
    sgmsmg Posts: 487
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Put the Belles 350A Reference back in rotation. Love this thing!

    s4672a4rzmx5.jpg


    Awesome view you have there!
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 14B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Reference
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Bryston BCD-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65Z9F

    Home Theater
    Pre: Marantz 8805
    Amps: Parasound JC5, A21+, A51, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 707 (FL/FR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), LSiM 703 (SL/SR), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, AQ Niagara, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR85Z9G
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,576
    Thanks. I should have a Polkfest here. If you like world class sunsets, a night sky full of stars, moonshine, guns and great music this is a good place to be.
    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 / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    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
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,141
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Put the Belles 350A Reference back in rotation. Love this thing!

    s4672a4rzmx5.jpg


    Great view. What mountain is that?
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,576
    Adams
    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 / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    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
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,141
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Adams

    Thought it looked familiar. Where abouts you live?
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,576
    About half way between Hood River and The Dalles
    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 / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    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
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,700
    audioluvr wrote: »
    About half way between Hood River and The Dalles
    I’d NEVER get the wife to sign off for that…
    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
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 893
    Where the annual rainfall drops off by about one inch per mile, going east.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,674
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    I just Added a second pair of Taipans to the stack o Schitt. I plan on some headphone action this evening.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,093
    ^^^ Love those 'Snake Oil' heatshrink tube collars :D
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • recoveryone
    recoveryone Posts: 820
    Remodeling the house, so I did a few upgrades to my 2 ch system and the 7.2 in the family room. Here is a look at the 2 ch with the upgrades added;
    FX-Audio X6 Mk II DAC
    Crown XLi 1500 Amp
    Fluance Signature Tower Speakers

    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Crown Xli 1500 amp Teac EQ MKII FX Audio X6 Mk II DAC Squeezebox Touch Fluance Signature Tower Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio T15 fronts Polk Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio M55Q7 Pioneer Elite VSX LX302 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio RTi 6 fronts, Rears Dayton B652 Polk Audio CS10 center Monoprice 12" sub Panamax M5300-EX
  • How do you like the Fluance towers? I heard a friend's Fluance powered bookshelf speakers and I was pleasantly suprised by how good they sounded. Seems to be a real bargain.
    Rega Planar 8, Apheta 3 MC , Aria mk2 Phono
    Aurender n100h, Benchmark DAC2 HGC
    Arcam SR250, Parasound JC5
    Revel F208, SVS SB-4000
  • recoveryone
    recoveryone Posts: 820
    How do you like the Fluance towers? I heard a friend's Fluance powered bookshelf speakers and I was pleasantly suprised by how good they sounded. Seems to be a real bargain.

    I have been a early adapter of the Fluance line, these signatures replaced an older pair of the SX (now called elite line) Towers and with the right/proper source and power these boys can fill any medium to large room. They will over power a small room, they need room to breath. The Crown XLi 1500 is just the right amount of power to keep them sounding clean from low volume to house party levels.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Crown Xli 1500 amp Teac EQ MKII FX Audio X6 Mk II DAC Squeezebox Touch Fluance Signature Tower Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio T15 fronts Polk Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio M55Q7 Pioneer Elite VSX LX302 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio RTi 6 fronts, Rears Dayton B652 Polk Audio CS10 center Monoprice 12" sub Panamax M5300-EX