What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 366
    edited January 2022
    That looks awesome! Pouring what looks like a delicious Hazy IPA. Breweries are one of very few things I miss about San Diego.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,775
    Plenty of good breweries almost everywhere now. I lived in San Diego for a few years. Norfolk now and the microbrewery scene is great
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  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 366
    I lived in Norfolk a long time ago. I do remember the beer scene being pretty good even then. I recall a few nice tap rooms in Ghent.
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    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,775
    I live in Colonial Place which is in the same area as Ghent. I can walk to three breweries and there’s 7-8 more within a 5 minute drive
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,496
    I like dark and light colors, I got tired of anything brown/tan or gold/brass, everything in my house has been replaced or painted that had anything with those colors..
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,290
    Feenstra, a good Dutch name there.
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,775
    Dutch indeed!
    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,849
    edited January 2022
    Thanks for the pics; That's a beautiful room all the way around and I could see spending a lot of hours in there.
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,692
    Right choice of NFL teams....
  • rebelsoul
    rebelsoul Posts: 613
    Changing belts and cleaning the Yamaha px-3
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,766
    edited January 2022
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,290
    Mmmmmm, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,775
    maxward wrote: »
    Mmmmmm, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.
    It’s one of my faves!
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,702
    maxward wrote: »
    Mmmmmm, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.

    Oh yeah, I’ll second that. Triple distilled!
  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 366
    Today was new stylus day in my house. The Signet cartridge was installed on a Technics SL-Q2 that I picked up last summer. The Shure was on a Dual 1229 that my wife drug home from a recent trip to some local thrift stores. I thought the stylus on the signet was worn, installing the new stylus confirmed it. The Shure V15 sounds about the same leading me to believe the "old stylus was in at least decent shape. The poor Dual was trashed so that was a surprise.

    ATN-120eb for a signet 5e cartridge downstairs in the sitting room.
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    Jico VN35E for a Shure V15 type III in the office.
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    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,701
    Looks great!
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,620
    stangman67 wrote: »
    Got the room mostly sorted now. New paint, Sonos stuff all in place and ready to go. Ready for the kantas to come up tomorrow and join the party!

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    That color is just a little too dark. You should repaint it before it's too late. ;)
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,020
    The room looks great, but what is up with the two outlets under the tv?
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,775
    The Outlet on the right is part of a hidden tv wiring kit. Actually pretty nifty. Made by LEGRAND

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/legrand-in-wall-flat-screen-power-and-cable-concealment-kit-white/1501144.p?skuId=1501144
    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,701
    I'm probably going to get one of those kits if we ever mount the TV on the wall. It got good reviews.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,775
    Milito wrote: »
    I'm probably going to get one of those kits if we ever mount the TV on the wall. It got good reviews.

    I think it is awesome, I bought the variant with USBs in the outlet so I could power my LED strip lights and Roku without having to use power bricks. Super easy to install and very functional
    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • joebass3
    joebass3 Posts: 150
    stangman67 wrote: »
    The Outlet on the right is part of a hidden tv wiring kit. Actually pretty nifty. Made by LEGRAND

    So is it a short extension cord that just takes power from the left outlet (existing outlet) to the right outlet that then runs up behind the wall to an outlet for the TV? Seems like a cleaner more hidden look could be achieved by just installing an outlet behind the TV and then dropping a wire to the back of the existing outlet.
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,775
    Yup that is exactly what it is. And yes I could have just put an outlet back there, but I’m his was easier and I like the result. You can also run additional a/v cables from the lower outlet and through the main box behind the tv without cutting additional holes.

    Many ways to do it, this is a good option that I like
    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • joebass3
    joebass3 Posts: 150
    stangman67 wrote: »
    Yup that is exactly what it is. And yes I could have just put an outlet back there, but I’m his was easier and I like the result. You can also run additional a/v cables from the lower outlet and through the main box behind the tv without cutting additional holes.

    Many ways to do it, this is a good option that I like

    Just found an item on the Legrand site that will work good for a project I'm doing. Thanks!
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 887
    edited January 2022
    Swapped out the Aric Audio Unlimited preamp for the Prometheus TVC in the basement system,and playing with some weights on my equipment. (Heavy door stops) A tiny bit more focus. More pronounced in my main system on suspended floors.
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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 775
    My generous aunt freely gave me an electric fireplace/mantle.

    Swapped out the old audio rack and floor speakers for a simpler and better match (dark browns, tan, and bright reds) in my office room:

    Before:

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    After:

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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,725
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    My generous aunt freely gave me an electric fireplace/mantle.

    After:

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    yer Auntie's got audiophile in her!
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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 775
    edited January 2022
    Well, i supplied the equipment, but she does have a keen aesthetic sense.

    Her gift pulled the room together like The Dude’s area rug.

    The limited real estate on the mantle forced me to do what I always intend to do, KISS, but somehow I always find a way to muck that up. 😂

    My workspace is off to the side at an angle from this set-up. The balance control on my Arcam integrated is a much appreciated adjustment capability for the first time since 2004, when I purchased it. Glad this feature exists.