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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,005
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    muncybob wrote: »
    Something I did to the 2 channel rig that I wish I had done long ago, added a sub to the mix. I am happily surprised at how much more I'm enjoying tunes lately.

    What sub did you go with?

  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,527
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    ~ 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. ~
  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,988
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    Another sub or 4!!?? Them there's grounds for divorce :)

    I would love to try a 2nd sub but, this sounds so good now I can't imagine what improvements I would hear. I'm still dialing it in even after several hours listening and changing locations.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
    Parasound HCA1500A(indoor sound) and HCA1000(outdoor sound), Dynaco PAS4, Denon DP1200 w/Shure V15 Type V and Jico SAS stylus, Marantz UD7007, Polk L600, Rythmik L12 sub.
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,978
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    Finally re spaced the shelves for my MF gear and found a deal on Vibrapods so everything got a set. Also found a nicer PS Audio AC 5 in the closet so swapped it out for the pre and plugged directly into the wall vs. my lackluster Furman conditioner. All these tweaks seem to have improved the overall sound....at least to my ears.
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,005
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    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Finally re spaced the shelves for my MF gear and found a deal on Vibrapods so everything got a set. Also found a nicer PS Audio AC 5 in the closet so swapped it out for the pre and plugged directly into the wall vs. my lackluster Furman conditioner. All these tweaks seem to have improved the overall sound....at least to my ears.
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    Looks good Kev, I have a Panamax in my system, that will probably be my next upgrade, I have always wanted to try something like the vibrapods as well, maybe soon..

    I thought I was going to miss my old rack, but the salamander is so much more user friendly IMO..
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,978
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    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Finally re spaced the shelves for my MF gear and found a deal on Vibrapods so everything got a set. Also found a nicer PS Audio AC 5 in the closet so swapped it out for the pre and plugged directly into the wall vs. my lackluster Furman conditioner. All these tweaks seem to have improved the overall sound....at least to my ears.
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    Looks good Kev, I have a Panamax in my system, that will probably be my next upgrade, I have always wanted to try something like the vibrapods as well, maybe soon..

    I thought I was going to miss my old rack, but the salamander is so much more user friendly IMO..
    PM me if you want to save a few shekels on vibrapods in bulk. My next upgrade is either to an AQ Niagra Conditioner or a most cost effective Richard Grey 4 Outlet model....or a second REL sub. The rabbit hole is deep....I think I have swapped all my gear out except the sub in the last 18 months lol.

  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,527
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    kevhed72 wrote:
    My next upgrade is either to an AQ Niagra Conditioner or a most cost effective Richard Grey 4 Outlet model....or a second REL sub.

    You want mine? I have a 400Pro Power Supply that I am removing from the chain and upgrading the entire electrical delivery system.

    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. ~
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,531
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    Updates to the Man Cave rig....BS Node 2i and other WD HDD:

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    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Rig: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Shop Spkrs: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,978
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote:
    My next upgrade is either to an AQ Niagra Conditioner or a most cost effective Richard Grey 4 Outlet model....or a second REL sub.

    You want mine? I have a 400Pro Power Supply that I am removing from the chain and upgrading the entire electrical delivery system.

    Tom


    Awesome...PM some pics and what you are looking to get for it. Thanks!
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,321
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    muncybob wrote: »
    Something I did to the 2 channel rig that I wish I had done long ago, added a sub to the mix. I am happily surprised at how much more I'm enjoying tunes lately.

    Congrats! I also enjoy having a sub or 2 in the system.
    Klipsch The Nines, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Revolution Audio Labs USB & Ethernet, Border Patrol SE-I, Audioquest Niagara 5000 & Thunder, Cullen Crossover II PC's.
  • rebelsoul
    rebelsoul Posts: 756
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    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,201
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    rebelsoul wrote: »
    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable
    From where?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,531
    edited January 2022
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    rebelsoul wrote: »
    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable

    NICE. I had a PX-3 back in the '80's. Best sounding TT I ever owned. It sold me on Linear tracking tables.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Rig: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Shop Spkrs: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 10,000
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    rebelsoul wrote: »
    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable

    Had one a dozen years ago maybe. I liked it.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,201
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    I had one as well, and maybe will again
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 8,078
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    Rerouted the mess behind the computer rig dusted it off and putting it to use been a while like months sounding good.
    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)
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    muncybob wrote: »
    Another sub or 4!!?? Them there's grounds for divorce :)

    I would love to try a 2nd sub but, this sounds so good now I can't imagine what improvements I would hear. I'm still dialing it in even after several hours listening and changing locations.

    Dual subs help balance out the bass in the room.
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.
  • rebelsoul
    rebelsoul Posts: 756
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    rebelsoul wrote: »
    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable
    From where?

    Found a real nice one on a marketplace on face book. $600 .
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,491
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    kevhed72 wrote: »
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    That Pioneer looks familiar. Good to see it in a nice rig!

    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streaming: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC, TP-Link WAP, & Uptone EtherREGEN, AfterDark, Emperor Double Crown Clock, Black Modernize LPS, PS Audio AirLens⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,978
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    JayCee wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote: »
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    That Pioneer looks familiar. Good to see it in a nice rig!
    Thanks....I just realized, or forgot...it handles SACD which the MF player I had did not...which is nice. Need to break out the Signal ICs and give my SACDs a spin.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,491
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    Originally, I purchased it for SACD's. I'm so glad it's gone to a good home.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streaming: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC, TP-Link WAP, & Uptone EtherREGEN, AfterDark, Emperor Double Crown Clock, Black Modernize LPS, PS Audio AirLens⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • dysturbed
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    Finished switching my living room systems speaker wires from CCA to Kabel Direkt 16ga copper wires.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,924
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    I got my Audiolab 6000CDT CD Transport in this afternoon. Got it hooked up to my DAC1, but haven't got a chance to listen to it much as I wanted to watch the National Championship game.

    Yamaha RX-A2070, Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amp, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, Audiolab 6000CDT CD Transport, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Fluance RT85, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Polk L600's, L400, L900's, RC80i's, SVS 3000 Micro, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Nordost Silver Shadow Digital Cable, Cullen Gold and Crossover Series Power Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios, Apple TV 4K, Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,924
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    Looks great!
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amp, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, Audiolab 6000CDT CD Transport, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Fluance RT85, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Polk L600's, L400, L900's, RC80i's, SVS 3000 Micro, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Nordost Silver Shadow Digital Cable, Cullen Gold and Crossover Series Power Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios, Apple TV 4K, Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
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    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    John at Progressive Plastics made me this super nice dust cover for my TT.. 😎

    Larry, how bout a Glamor Shot of the new Rack, Cary Gear?

  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 501
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    A couple of new toys just arrived from my Pre Xmas order.
    I won’t be able to use them until the other Pre amp ie. oppo205 comes back in the next week as it’s being upgraded by Joe Rasmussen JLTI . Finding a new boxed 0ppo205 here in Aus was a long wait.cx9g5iks53hw.jpeg
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,213
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    That's gone be sweet!

    Huge center!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,924
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    You'll love the L400.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amp, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, Audiolab 6000CDT CD Transport, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Fluance RT85, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Polk L600's, L400, L900's, RC80i's, SVS 3000 Micro, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Nordost Silver Shadow Digital Cable, Cullen Gold and Crossover Series Power Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios, Apple TV 4K, Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables.
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 10,000
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    Interested to hear your thoughts after break-in, especially the height modules.