What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,743
    Does the fireplace get hot on top?
    2-channel
    Belles 22A Pre, Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2, Marantz SA8005, Pro-Ject RPM-10 Turntable, Schiit Mani Phono Pre, Moon LP 3 Phono Pre, Polk Audio Legend L800's, AudioQuest Cable throughout.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 778
    xsmi wrote: »
    Does the fireplace get hot on top?

    I actually don’t turn the electric heater on, since my central air keeps me warm.

    This has a remote and gives the 🔥 light show without using the heater functionality.

    Otherwise, I would not want to be equipment up top if that were the case.
  • machone
    machone Posts: 1,368
    Love it!
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  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,347
    Put the 705s back into the main rig. So far, so good, the cats are leaving them alone. It's been 3 years since they've seen the light of day. It's almost like they need to be broken in all over again. Either that or the Ascend Sierra 1 NRT's I've been using from @Clipdat are far superior. I'm leaning towards the later. 705's obviously win in terms of bass extension, but the Acends smoke them otherwise. I've been an Ascend proponent for a long time and have been eyeing RAAL towers for years. This might just push me off the fence.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,775
    I've heard that if speakers sit unused for an extended period of time that the crossovers will need time to break-in again.
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,347
    Shhh, don't give me an excuse!
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,323
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I've heard that if speakers sit unused for an extended period of time that the crossovers will need time to break-in again.

    That's with any electronic component when it comes to sound (the end result as to hits one's ears) IME.

    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. ~
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,851
    edited February 2022
    After looking at these since they first came out I finally purchased the KLH Model 5s.m277p8626jd9.jpeg
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    Cool -- and I love your floor(s)!

    EDIT: No idea why this thread opened to a post from December -- but I'm going to leave my reply here.. since the flooring is... really nice. :)

    So -- how are you liking those KLHs?


  • mhardy6647 wrote: »
    After looking at these since they first came out I finally purchased the KLH Model 5s.m277p8626jd9.jpeg
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    Cool -- and I love your floor(s)!

    EDIT: No idea why this thread opened to a post from December -- but I'm going to leave my reply here.. since the flooring is... really nice. :)

    So -- how are you liking those KLHs?


    Thanks for the compliment on the floors. They actually are tile planks. Not great for acoustics but easy to maintain.

    I really like the KLHs, had them for a couple of months and they just get better. Tight bass and warm mids. Top end is a little sparkly but you can adjust with a control in the back.
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,102
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    After looking at these since they first came out I finally purchased the KLH Model 5s.m277p8626jd9.jpeg
    by3ia3vo1v8w.jpeg
    juxd0exp7gf8.jpeg
    10nhrdsdscfx.jpeg

    Cool -- and I love your floor(s)!

    EDIT: No idea why this thread opened to a post from December -- but I'm going to leave my reply here.. since the flooring is... really nice. :)

    So -- how are you liking those KLHs?


    Thanks for the compliment on the floors. They actually are tile planks. Not great for acoustics but easy to maintain.

    I really like the KLHs, had them for a couple of months and they just get better. Tight bass and warm mids. Top end is a little sparkly but you can adjust with a control in the back.

    The Hint 6 is a darn good paring for the model 5's. Very nice setup.
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  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,743
    Listening to Dave Brubeck’s Time Out SACD on the L-800’s. I can Paul Desmond’s articulations clearly. Could always hear when the mouthpiece filled up with water. But hearing the tongue action is freaking AMAZING!!
    2-channel
    Belles 22A Pre, Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2, Marantz SA8005, Pro-Ject RPM-10 Turntable, Schiit Mani Phono Pre, Moon LP 3 Phono Pre, Polk Audio Legend L800's, AudioQuest Cable throughout.
  • joebass3
    joebass3 Posts: 150
    Gathered up some budget gear for basement rig. Just need to clean up an area and get a proper rack.

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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 3,281
    joebass3 wrote: »
    Gathered up some budget gear for basement rig. Just need to clean up an area and get a proper rack.

    Technics SA500? First thing I ever bought to power my 7B's when I was in college. I still have it in mint condition in the original box.

    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • joebass3
    joebass3 Posts: 150

    Technics SA500? First thing I ever bought to power my 7B's when I was in college. I still have it in mint condition in the original box.

    This is the SA-600. I was bidding on a 500 in an estate sale but the price got to high. The next day I found this on FB marketplace.

  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 3,281
    Nice! I probably decided I couldn't afford that one back then lol.
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 43
    Just replaced the RCA 5R4GY rectifier, in my CSP3 preamp, with a Dutch made Amperex 5AR4. Now I know why people pay the money they do for these. A fantastic sounding tube. The only bad side is that I’ll probably, sometime in the near future, be hunting for a few more. It doesn’t end.
    Old Name: 55LS70
    Preamp: Decware CSP3 w/ 1 x Amperex 7308, 2 x OCK Rockets 6N1P's
    Power Amp: Cary SLA Signature 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA 5691's, 4 X Tung Sol 6550 reissues
    Analog: Rega Planar 3 w/ P2000 motor, Deep Groove sub platter, Incognito tonearm wiring, JA Michell counterweight, Tangospinner feet, Dynavector 10 x 5 cartridge, Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid phono stage w/ 2 x BEL 6922's.
    Radio: HH Scott 330D tuner with HH Scott Type 335 multiplex. Both modified by Mapleshade.
    Digital: Marantz ND8006
    Speaker Cables: Kimber Kable 8TC's
    Speakers: Polk Audio LSIM 703's
    Interconnects. Tuner: Audioquest Black Mamba II's, phono stage: Kimber Kable Hero's, PreAmp/Amp and Digital: Audioquest King Cobra"s
  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 906
    How much are those rectifiers going for these days?
  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 43
    I got this one for about $130, but I’ve seen as high as $250. They’re supposed to last an extremely long time though. I was told maybe 50,000 hours. If that’s the case, maybe it’s not too outrageous of a price. We’ll see.
    Old Name: 55LS70
    Preamp: Decware CSP3 w/ 1 x Amperex 7308, 2 x OCK Rockets 6N1P's
    Power Amp: Cary SLA Signature 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA 5691's, 4 X Tung Sol 6550 reissues
    Analog: Rega Planar 3 w/ P2000 motor, Deep Groove sub platter, Incognito tonearm wiring, JA Michell counterweight, Tangospinner feet, Dynavector 10 x 5 cartridge, Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid phono stage w/ 2 x BEL 6922's.
    Radio: HH Scott 330D tuner with HH Scott Type 335 multiplex. Both modified by Mapleshade.
    Digital: Marantz ND8006
    Speaker Cables: Kimber Kable 8TC's
    Speakers: Polk Audio LSIM 703's
    Interconnects. Tuner: Audioquest Black Mamba II's, phono stage: Kimber Kable Hero's, PreAmp/Amp and Digital: Audioquest King Cobra"s
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,323
    Rectifiers can have a significant impact on the end result IME. I went with a midgrade in my Canary pre......wish I had gone with the upgraded one....but it was close to 4 bills.

    $279 was enough for me at the time.

    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. ~
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,775
    Hey Tom - Is there any way I could assist with the network issue you mentioned that is preventing you from using your Vega? Feel free to PM me.
  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 906
    I'm glad I don't have to buy those anymore, I just buy a couple 1616 or 866a's for $10-20 each and they sound much better than all those 5 volt rectifiers.
  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 43
    edited March 2022
    invalid wrote: »
    I'm glad I don't have to buy those anymore, I just buy a couple 1616 or 866a's for $10-20 each and they sound much better than all those 5 volt rectifiers.

    Mercury vapor? Smart move on your part. To get out from underneath the high prices some of these tubes are commanding is definitely a win.
    Old Name: 55LS70
    Preamp: Decware CSP3 w/ 1 x Amperex 7308, 2 x OCK Rockets 6N1P's
    Power Amp: Cary SLA Signature 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA 5691's, 4 X Tung Sol 6550 reissues
    Analog: Rega Planar 3 w/ P2000 motor, Deep Groove sub platter, Incognito tonearm wiring, JA Michell counterweight, Tangospinner feet, Dynavector 10 x 5 cartridge, Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid phono stage w/ 2 x BEL 6922's.
    Radio: HH Scott 330D tuner with HH Scott Type 335 multiplex. Both modified by Mapleshade.
    Digital: Marantz ND8006
    Speaker Cables: Kimber Kable 8TC's
    Speakers: Polk Audio LSIM 703's
    Interconnects. Tuner: Audioquest Black Mamba II's, phono stage: Kimber Kable Hero's, PreAmp/Amp and Digital: Audioquest King Cobra"s
  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 906
    I bought a used power supply that just plugs right into the rectifier socket on my preamp, it can still use a 5 volt rectifier tube with the flick of a switch and an adapter or use 2.5 volt 4 pin rectifier tubes. The 2.5 volt rectifier tubes smoke the 5 volt rectifier tubes.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,323
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hey Tom - Is there any way I could assist with the network issue you mentioned that is preventing you from using your Vega? Feel free to PM me.

    I think I might take you up on that. It's an IP addy issue and I am using an extender until I can run an Ethernet line. Frustrating and time consuming is just the start....time I don't have and haven't had.

    Thank you.

    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. ~
  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 43
    invalid wrote: »
    I bought a used power supply that just plugs right into the rectifier socket on my preamp, it can still use a 5 volt rectifier tube with the flick of a switch and an adapter or use 2.5 volt 4 pin rectifier tubes. The 2.5 volt rectifier tubes smoke the 5 volt rectifier tubes.

    Nice. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for one of those. It might come in handy.
    Old Name: 55LS70
    Preamp: Decware CSP3 w/ 1 x Amperex 7308, 2 x OCK Rockets 6N1P's
    Power Amp: Cary SLA Signature 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA 5691's, 4 X Tung Sol 6550 reissues
    Analog: Rega Planar 3 w/ P2000 motor, Deep Groove sub platter, Incognito tonearm wiring, JA Michell counterweight, Tangospinner feet, Dynavector 10 x 5 cartridge, Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid phono stage w/ 2 x BEL 6922's.
    Radio: HH Scott 330D tuner with HH Scott Type 335 multiplex. Both modified by Mapleshade.
    Digital: Marantz ND8006
    Speaker Cables: Kimber Kable 8TC's
    Speakers: Polk Audio LSIM 703's
    Interconnects. Tuner: Audioquest Black Mamba II's, phono stage: Kimber Kable Hero's, PreAmp/Amp and Digital: Audioquest King Cobra"s
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,037
    xsmi wrote: »
    Got the tape measure out and moved the Legends into a more ideal spot. The SDA-SRS's will be moving on shortly.

    You are finding them to best the big dogs as well?
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