What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,666
    That's one way to eliminate the nodes from standing waves :D
    George / NJ

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,470
    also, need to make sure you have 200 wpc minimum per channel
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,211
    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: 15,127
    ~ 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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,646
    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.
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,625
    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: 15,211
    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: 4,625
    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.
    vcqd8hd2831l.jpeg

    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: 15,127
    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,471
    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 Amp: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Speakers: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,625
    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: 5,875
    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.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse 8 SC, Tyler Highland H2, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect , Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, WireWorld Platinum Starlight 7 USB, Border Patrol SE-I

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  • rebelsoul
    rebelsoul Posts: 372
    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,467
    rebelsoul wrote: »
    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable
    From where?
    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,

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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,471
    edited January 8
    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 Amp: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Speakers: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,485
    rebelsoul wrote: »
    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable

    Had one a dozen years ago maybe. I liked it.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,467
    I had one as well, and maybe will again
    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.”
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,789
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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.
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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 440
    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.
  • rebelsoul
    rebelsoul Posts: 372
    rebelsoul wrote: »
    Bought a Yamaha px3 turntable
    From where?

    Found a real nice one on a marketplace on face book. $600 .
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,336
    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 Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC & Uptone EtherREGEN, AfterDark, Emperor Double Crown Clock, Black Modernize LPS⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,625
    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: 1,336
    Originally, I purchased it for SACD's. I'm so glad it's gone to a good home.
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  • Finished switching my living room systems speaker wires from CCA to Kabel Direkt 16ga copper wires.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,517
    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, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, 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, Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,517
    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, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, 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, Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,216
    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?

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,470
    That's gone be sweet!

    Huge center!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro