What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,892
    Beautiful
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,759
    Looks great!
    What kind of Infinities?
    reverb wrote: »
    Today I built new Black Walnut tops and bottom for a pair of Infinitesimals I am rehabing.

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  • reverbreverb Posts: 68
    edited February 2019
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Looks great!
    What kind of Infinities?

    Thanks! They are infinitesimals 1.5's. The Black Walnut looks a bit more purple-ish than it really is. I'll take a couple of pics once they are buttoned-up.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,510
    This CXN V2 has got me wanting to work on my second system that was always mediocre to me
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,892
    Yeah it’s a really great unit for the price.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,801
    Nothing today. Other than turning it on Thursday so it would be warmed up Friday night I have just listened to it. However, tonight (Saturday) it sounds more analytical. I never noticed that before, and it makes me wonder if for some reason my hearing is different today.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1 file player
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,908
    Sounds like your eardrums are starting to sag in your old age. ;)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,510
    reverb wrote: »
    Today I built new Black Walnut tops and bottom for a pair of Infinitesimals I am rehabing.

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    Those look great!! Both the Infinity logo and the black walnut are superb! Did you do the CNC carving yourself or was this some of Dennis Maza's craftmanship?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,510
    afterburnt wrote: »
    This CXN V2 has got me wanting to work on my second system that was always mediocre to me

    No, I think I am gonna up the game on my main system.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,539
    Wife brought home a Centipedes-Millipedes game for me and I added it to the mix. One of the few games I'll play and did play some 35-40 years ago. The new game is true to form like the old one that I used to put quarters in. That damn spider still keeps killing me to
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    I used to love playing Centepede many years ago.

    Nice Mac gear.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,290
    My then girlfriend (now wife) & I used enjoy playing a variant (ahem rip-off) thereof called Bug Attack on an Apple II Plus that was used as an instrument controller on those long, dark, nights in the lab. :)

  • verbverb Posts: 10,281
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    My then girlfriend (now wife) & I used enjoy playing a variant (ahem rip-off) thereof called Bug Attack on an Apple II Plus that was used as an instrument controller on those long, dark, nights in the lab. :)

    Uh huh, playing Bug Attack are we? Sure you were! :wink:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,290
    edited February 2019
    We were (are) both biologists*. We were doing biological things. In the lab.
    With lots of sophisticated (for the time), computer controlled instrumentation.

    Yup.

    _____________
    * OK, technically, I am a biochemist and Mrs. H's a human geneticist... but both of our degrees say "biology" on 'em.

  • verbverb Posts: 10,281
    Swapped out the WW Oasis 7's with these huge MIT Shotgun S3 IC's! From @zeppage2. Got em in between the Amp and the Pre. And yes, they are locking! :smile:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • reverbreverb Posts: 68
    edited February 2019
    Those look great!! Both the Infinity logo and the black walnut are superb! Did you do the CNC carving yourself or was this some of Dennis Maza's craftmanship?

    Thanks for your kind words.

    The engraving is my own doing. Although I do have access to a couple of CNC routers, this was done using a GCC Spirit GLS Laser.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,480
    Nice! I couldn't be happier with the new PS Audio preamp/DAC.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 - Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 dig coaxial
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,290
    It's a grey snowy day here -- good day to futz about with hifi stuffs...
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    Excellent day to have off with snow coming down, just enjoying my tunes. :)
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,290
    Well -- I've gotten as far as mounting an expedition to The Basement Zone (terra incognita) and disinterring my trusty, ca. 1975 vintage EVG (as in EV Game as in Electrovoice ) 4 amp 12 VDC linear power supply. Regulated, baby! Made in Taiwan B)

    It is (literally) warming up before I try puttin' juice to it. I don't think it's been used in a couple of decades. :|

    This was the DC power supply I used with my trusty Panasonic RJ-3100 CB radio* back in those days.

    Further details as events warrant.

    ________
    *

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    (borrowed image, strictly for reference. No CB radios in today's plans... only "hifi" - albeit perhaps in the broadest sense of the word.
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,587
    edited February 2019
    When I purchased my 2.3TL's a couple years ago, they had the four replacement 6510's in the dimensional location.

    So I wanted to replace them with the original version of 6510's mainly for comparison. Been acquiring them for about 6 months, so I swapped them out yesterday and I noticed immediately some of the lower midrange was not as pronounced.

    This seemed to result in the vocals having slightly more resolution as well as the SDA imaging. I don't believe the lower midrange as well as most of the midrange was negatively affected with the swap back to the OE drivers, overall I was quite pleased with all the OE drivers in place.

    I'm curious as to the specs of the replacement 6510's, are they exactly the same or a slight difference in 1 or more areas?

    Could be a delicate area of tuning between the two drivers where my room amplifies the difference. Either way, some lyrics were much cleaner now than before and could be from a slight resonance the other drivers gave to my front wall...just enough to throw things off...not sure, purely a guess.

    Also, the passive push-test, with the replacement 6510's, the drivers retracted very slow, in the 4-5 second range, and stayed out only very briefly before retracting.

    The OE drivers remain extended for about a full second before very slowly retracting. I know small air leaks can play a big part, I will say the OE drivers not having to cut the rubber for the screws, definitely remove some human error in regards to leaks, but the difference between the two drivers was very, very slight in regards to the push-test.

    I believe having the same driver compliment throughout helps keep everything in check, especially with the SDA.

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,709
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Put Cambridge Audio CXN V2 into system.

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    N I C E ! Lucky Bastage! Been eyeing this pre. Let us know how it scores.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • Clipdat wrote: »
    Put Cambridge Audio CXN V2 into system.

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    Have you compared the Cambridge DAC to the Stellar one? Any preferences between the two?
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,908
    Await your review comparing it to the McIntosh MC1201's...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
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