What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,065
    55SLA70 wrote: »
    I set it up just like the pictures on their website. But I must admit I thought the same as you when I first got them. Quite frankly I don’t think it makes any difference which way they’re set up.

    I have a pair of aftermarket stands for my Quad ESL-57s. I am still not sure why way is up on them. :p
  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 47
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    55SLA70 wrote: »
    I set it up just like the pictures on their website. But I must admit I thought the same as you when I first got them. Quite frankly I don’t think it makes any difference which way they’re set up.

    I have a pair of aftermarket stands for my Quad ESL-57s. I am still not sure why way is up on them. :p

    LOL! If it doesn’t come with instructions I guess it comes down to “whatever works.”
    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
  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 47
    I have been looking at buying a 5 tier stand from timber nation. Seems like really good quality for the price.

    Yeah, their items are not bad for the price. I’m happy with what I got from them.

    It took between three weeks and a month for them to get the stands to me. I thought that was pretty good considering they probably make their products upon receiving the order.

    Ordering on their website is kind of lightweight per se, as I don’t ever remember receiving a receipt or any acknowledgment of them receiving the order. I think I paid through PayPal, so I was covered by that. But I later called them and they confirmed the order. All in all, the deal worked out quite well. I wouldn’t hesitate to order from then again.
    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
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,658
    I’ve had great experiences with timbernation!
    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Cambridge 851N I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius


  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 575
    Thanks for sharing about timbernation.
  • gmcman
    gmcman Posts: 1,667
    edited April 8
    Started the process of gathering components for a very likely second internal re-wire of the 2.3 TL. I might go point-to-point on the crossover, but that's probably at a later date.

    Thank you @VR3 for the 2nd set of binding plates.

    I was able to luckily source 60' of AQ GO-4 (30' pair)
    which came to only $4.50 per foot, but as a speaker cable set...hate to lose the silver spades but I'm after the raw wire.

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    The current wire is Cardas Litz and that may come up for sale including the binding plate. Wires are currently soldered but retain the factory molex connectors.


  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 575
    edited April 9
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    Added Pangea Pico Sorbothane footers for my TubeDac III.

    These come with transparent plastic discs to protect one’s audio rack.

    The larger circumference end somewhat sticks to the gear it is supporting, but easily detaches.

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    Pack of 4 was approx. $30.
  • stevep
    stevep Posts: 253
    edited April 9
    Not 2 channel, maybe 3.1, but I swapped out the old 60" 1080p Panasonic ST60 plasma for a 65": Sony A80J OLED.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 575
    stevep wrote: »
    Not 2 channel, maybe 3.1, but I swapped out the old 60" 1080p Panasonic ST60 plasma for a 65": Sony A80J OLED.

    Would be great to hear a bit of comparison if you wouldn’t mind.

    I still have a Panny plasma, but OLED is intriguing.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,571
    I installed my Ortofon 2M Bronze I got from Troy today on my RT85.

    Nice improvement in sound compared to the Ortofon Blue. Bass seems better and overall clearer sound.
    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.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 854
    On March 12 I popped a pair of new tubes in my preamp. Other than doing a quick comparison with an existing pair for about an hour, I haven’t touched anything. I think this is a new record for me.
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,434
    Enjoyed.

    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 ~

  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,110
    Connected a pair of Buchardt Audio S400 in smoked oak veneer, which have the SE crossovers installed:
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,738
    Need pictures of the speakers
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,738
    How do we know yours look the same... 😒
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,658
    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Cambridge 851N I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius


  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,598
    Come on Clippers... stop being a lazy millennial.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, 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. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    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

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,738
    Came. Back to see pics... Sadly disappointed
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,658
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    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Cambridge 851N I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius


  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,110
    I'm not unhooking them right now just to take glamour shots in perfect lighting! They sound too good! :p
  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,724
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I'm not unhooking them right now just to take glamour shots in perfect lighting! They sound too good! :p

    So just take a picture of them where they are. LOL.
    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.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,349
    Been a while since I checked the drivers on my 1.2's. Was thinking things sounded a little off balance favoring the left channel and a slight drop in clarity, so removed the felts and went after all the drivers while I semi-watched a movie last night. Sure enough, regardless of the new xschop rings and tweeter bezels installed last year, they needed a spring cleaning (re-torque). The universe is back in balance and, as we all know, sometimes it's the simple stuff. It did make a difference.
    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☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,299
    Whoa! That is a little more intimate of a pic than I'd have expected.
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,110
    All about that tweeter's waveguide!
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,738
    That's as close as you can get to a s400 without your eyes getting wet!
    - Not Tom

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