What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Knocking on one of the L200 speakers, I noticed a nasty vibration. I placed carpet under the stands, a temporary fix until I can afford proper speaker stands.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,309
    Looks like a pretty small top plate ^^^.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,699
    Beautiful setup
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24794
    I am considering these stands from Monoprice. Has anyone had any experience with these particular stands?
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,699
    Look beefy, add some sand or lead shot and call it a day
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 793
    194 5-star reviews out of 221 total reviews would be enough to convince me.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,655
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    That amp looks Classy!
    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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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,713
    Elegant. I really like the L200’s.

  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,854
    audioluvr wrote: »
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    That amp looks Classy!

    A classy Classe'. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,348
    The purple lights aren't my taste, but cudos to you for going the extra mile.
  • I use Philips HUE lights in the room. Just about any color option can be set via the app.
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,978
    Nice setup. I'm partially color blind so that's a nice shade of Blue. :D





    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS * Roon * Gustard R26 DAC / Singxer SU-6 DDC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *
  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 5,951
    edited August 2022
    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24794
    I am considering these stands from Monoprice. Has anyone had any experience with these particular stands?

    Yes, I bought a pair and I'm very happy with them, but you need to plan on filling them. They had a terrible ring at first, but I filled them with aquarium gravel and they are virtually dead now when you thump on the columns. I have my R200 on them and they are very solid.
    I used this: 2x 20lb bags was enough for two 24" stands (actually had a good amount leftover, so 2 bags would probably also work for the taller 28" stands if that's what you're considering). https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/imagitarium-nutmeg-aquarium-gravel-20-lbs-2558340
    For rig details, see my profile. Nothing here anymore...
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,978
    edited August 2022
    I installed a discontinued Sonore Audiobyte USB to I2S module from the spare parts bin in my DAC. This remains a SOTA USB module with isolation and re-clocking all on one board. I have it running in synch, the Audiobyte supplies clock for the DAC. To disable my DAC's onboard clock, I just have to remove its power regulator and connect the external clock via a short U.fl cable.

    Roon sees the Audiobyte as an unrecognized I2S device. That means no Native DSD option will show up in Roon. In 2019, Roon changed their programming. The device must report it is Native DSD capable in order for the Native DSD option to show up under Playback Strategy. In Linux anyway (I use Roon Rock). I think Windows users can just use ASIO driver to do native.

    It will do DoP though (DSD over PCM). I have Roon converting files to DSD128, the maximum Roon shows with this configuration. IMO, I never heard any difference between Native DSD or DSD over PCM. Conversion does take more CPU processing, so server CPU needs to be capable. Sounds fantastic!


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    Roon allows naming device so that's why Sonore Audiobyte shows in menu.

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    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS * Roon * Gustard R26 DAC / Singxer SU-6 DDC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,110
    Nice work!!!!
    Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 300, Audioquest Thunderbird Zero Speaker Cable, Tyler Highland H2, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, WireWorld Platinum Starlight 7 USB, Border Patrol SE-I, Audioquest Niagara 5000 & Thunder, Cullen Crossover II PC's.
  • skipshot12
    skipshot12 Posts: 612
    Doing magnet gluing, Dynamat to baskets & Black Hole 5 behind mid woofers.

    Cut up the BH5 this morning.
    Now having several frosty beverages…
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,904
    edited August 2022
    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24794
    I am considering these stands from Monoprice. Has anyone had any experience with these particular stands?

    I think those are the same stands Audio Advisor sources to sell under their Pangea brand. I wasn't happy with the pair I got because of fit and finish issues. I don't think they're high enough quality to match the rest of the gear in your system in the long term, and buying something inexpensive may actually be a waste of money.

    Personally, I'd look for a pair of stands in the $500 and up range for LSiM speakers and use those stands long term.

    Something similar in quality to these for a high end two channel system...

    https://www.musicdirect.com/equipment/furniture/target-mr-series-speaker-stands/

    BTW, what model are the Rel subwoofers?
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  • Thank you for the tip and excellent advice, @Emlyn. Those stands look nice, and I will consider them. The Rel subs are the S/3 model.
  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,746
    Moon Phone pre burned up its power supply. So I've reinserted the Schiit. I'm gonna have to look for a new/different one.
    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.
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,348
    edited August 2022
    Installed the sl2500 I received from @wispolkboy into the one monitor 7 series 2 I picked up several months ago that had a dead tweeter. Now I just have to figure out why the DC resistance between the two differs by almost an ohm. Noticed the mw in each is different. I suspect based on the dust cap one is not the original. Both mws are Polk and sound good, but different. The joys of used speakers...

    Just to clarify, there's nothing wrong with the tweeter I received. There's something else at play I need to investigate.
  • wispolkboy
    wispolkboy Posts: 142
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Installed the sl2500 I received from @wispolkboy into the one monitor 7 series 2 I picked up several months ago that had a dead tweeter. Now I just have to figure out why the DC resistance between the two differs by almost an ohm. Noticed the mw in each is different. I suspect based on the dust cap one is not the original. Both mws are Polk and sound good, but different. The joys of used speakers...

    Just to clarify, there's nothing wrong with the tweeter I received. There's something else at play I need to investigate.

    can you post pic of the two mw's? glad the tweeter is working out for you...
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,380
    xsmi wrote: »
    Moon Phone pre burned up its power supply. So I've reinserted the Schiit. I'm gonna have to look for a new/different one.

    Sorry to hear that man. That bites.

    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. ~
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 22,139
    edited August 2022
    Polk's new production woofers in the late 90's had bigger dust caps that covered the voice coil leads on the woofer. Prior production you could see the voice coil leads. Personally I found no difference in sound between my original mw6501 and the newer production mw6501 that I had.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 793
    I’ve posted about these before, but keep finding more uses for them all the time:

    I’ve been delaying looking into why I’m getting rattle from my SVS SB-1000 Pro sub for about 6 weeks now.

    I figured either the cabinet wasn’t designed well enough or the sub itself might have been bottoming out.

    During a loud bass passage that was causing the rattle sound, I put my hand on top of the woofer cabinet with good pressure and the rattling stopped, so I ruled out that the woofer was bottoming-out.

    I had been using rubber screw-in footers from SVS to protect my hardwood floors, but apparently some bass frequencies were causing the sub to bounce, which caused the rattle sound.

    Replaced the rubber footers with Pangea Pico feet (no affiliation), and voila(!), deep, clean, fast, punchy bass and rattling was gone.

    I love these things!
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 3,320
    Saw cutting done. Outer dimensions and True 3" radius programmed. 400 grit process up next...

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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,854
    Sorry, what are they for again? :#
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,699
    Isolation cups for an adult beverage... Aka coasters 👀
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 3,320
    I believe only Barry or George can explain. 😁