What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,194
    edited January 2019
    For my travels, I purchased a Peach Tree Audio Deepblue3. My old Deepblue2 got scratchy sounding.

    It's been abused traveling in airline cargo all over the place over the last 5 years.
    I have a home, but like Russ bounce all over the place.

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    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,467
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    For my travels, I purchased a Peach Tree Audio Deepblue3. My old Deepblue2 got scratchy sounding.

    It's been abused traveling in airline cargo all over the place over the last 5 years.
    I have a home, but like Russ bounce all over the place.

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    you can start leaving equipment at my house. :D
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,194
    Like I left the Dynaudio C4s at Halen’s so my wife wouldn’t find out
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,021
    Swapped out the 12AU7's on the EAR pre with a pair of re-issue Mullard's. Warming up now!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I tried to steal them from Victor....
    Man that kid can move that wheelchair at an alarming rate speed! I'm sure I heard a supercharger spool up behind me as I made haste....

    Manual, rigid, wheelchair. The only power comes from my shoulders and arms ;)
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    He works out! He get a whole of you and pretzel ya! :o

    So you actually going to take them home? :D

    Yes, I do! My wife and I have been in CrossFit classes since October >:)
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,695
    :D Keep on it Victor!
    I had to find a stock photo. Yours wouldn't re-upload for some reason. Thanks!
  • @lightman1 when you are ready to sell those ushers, I'll buy them.
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,695
    @lightman1 when you are ready to sell those ushers, I'll buy them.

    Noted. Is your VPN boogered up Trey? Or has Ken had enough of your shenanigans?
  • Notanoobvr3
    Notanoobvr3 Posts: 5
    edited January 2019
    Ken told me his weekly stipend had not arrived so I'm still banned, government shut down delayed arrival
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    lightman1 wrote: »
    :D Keep on it Victor!
    I had to find a stock photo. Yours wouldn't re-upload for some reason. Thanks!

    Here's one without the grills:
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,021
    verb wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Very cool Dave. No issues? You cranked it up yet?

    So I hooked it up to the office rig, via variable line level outputs from the Peachtree. Worked for a hot minute, was getting ready to tune it a bit and it stopped. Power light remains on. What?

    I then decided to connect it to my living room rig via a Rocketfish wireless sub transmitter (currently the Polk DSWi600 is there), via LFE, and same thing. Worked for a hot minute, then nothing.

    I contacted the seller, and he is going to reach out to SVS tomorrow, since it's still under warranty! Ugh, but hopes for a good outcome! :smile:

    Seller just contacted me, and said that SVS is sending him a new amp! Gotta swap out the old one, for return to SVS. Looking like a happy ending! :smile:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,348
    How far do you have to drive to swap amps when that seller gets the new one?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,021
    Tony M wrote: »
    How far do you have to drive to swap amps when that seller gets the new one?

    He actually met me 1/2 way, so only a few miles! :smile: Plus I get a new amp with zero miles on it. And, he'll be my ambassador to SVS until the warranty runs out (he doesn't know that yet!) :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,470
    I got somethin' coming today....but you'll all have to wait in suspense.....
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Amp: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Speakers: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,348
    Tic...Tock...Tic...Tock...repeat. :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,470
    UPS is just brutal.....tap, tap, tap....
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Amp: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Speakers: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    That sucks. Fingers crossed you don’t get that dreaded “package delayed”.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 10,899
    Or the good old fashioned train derailment:

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 29,419
    edited January 2019
    I've seen postage stickers with the picture of an airplane on 'em -- can't recall seeing one with a picture of a train on it in my lifetime. ;)

    Wait, was that shipment progress update from @polkfarmboy?

  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,470
    edited January 2019
    ….tap....tap.....tap...Fedex truck just went by....tap....tap....LOL
    Waaaay back in 2001, I had UPS deliver a pair of speakers (Pinnacle CGT Towers) at 9:45PM! I couldn't believe it. As a warehouseman for the last 18 years, who see's UPS 3 times a day, I'm SCARED. LOL that's why I use Fedex.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Amp: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Speakers: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,465
    Tomorrow is UPS day at my house, and the 4th of February is FedEx day...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR30, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • tonyp063
    tonyp063 Posts: 929
    edited January 2019
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I got somethin' coming today....but you'll all have to wait in suspense.....

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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,470
    Quick notes:

    1. Mid bass heft that gives music it's foundation
    2. Smooth treble
    3. Fleshed midrange

    Can't wait until it's boken in!

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    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Amp: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Speakers: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Congrats Steve. It’s a nice unit isn’t it?
    Subtle changes after break in.
    Check out the various DAC filters.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,470
    edited January 2019
    Awesome soundbar right?
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Amp: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Speakers: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    I took out the Cary CPA-1 and packed it up. I moved the NAD over to where the Cary was located and placed the ELAC and the Micromega MyDAC to the left of the NAD.

    Once the McCormack amp sells, the APC H-10 will be the only silver colored piece of gear left on the rack.

    I also moved the Ushers over a little bit so I could access the turntable. I played a few records and the rumble is gone. I switched over to the Bottlehead Reduction phono pre with the Integration upgrade from the ART DJ Pre II and double checked all of the speakers, including the sub, and still no abnormal cone movement.