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  • dolbyd
    dolbyd Posts: 430
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    Received my new Cullen Cables. They look to be as good as my PS Audio stuff for a lot less. Excited to get them installed.

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    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 8805A, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G3, Emotiva X300, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, PS Audio AC-5 x8, AQ Rocket 33 Biwire speaker cables, AQ King Cobra XLR IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, Gik room treatments

    Office- Legend L600, in ceiling Polk RC80i, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Pioneer Elite PDF-59 CD, PSA Stellar 300, Sony 55" 800B, Gik room treatment

    Master BR- Signature ES60, Signature S35 Center, Signature S15 Dolby Height, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-SB4000, Marantz 5012, Emotiva XPA5 G2, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" OLED

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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    Installed some AQ Golden Gate IC's from the RT82 to the Bottlehead Reduction phono pre and some AQ Red River IC's from the phono pre to the NAD integrated.
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    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,767
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    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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  • reverb
    reverb Posts: 67
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    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.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
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    This CXN V2 has got me wanting to work on my second system that was always mediocre to me
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Yeah it’s a really great unit for the price.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
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    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.
    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    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 source, 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.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,166
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    Sounds like your eardrums are starting to sag in your old age. ;)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, 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. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,055
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    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?
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,055
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    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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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
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    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.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Replaced an outlet with a nice hospital grade one. Holds the Pangea power cords nicely!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, 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, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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 #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,639
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    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.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,152
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    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. :)

  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    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 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, 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, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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 #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,152
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    We were (are) both biologists*. We were doing biological things. In the lab.
    With lots of sophisticated (for the time), computer controlled instrumentation.

    Yup.

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

  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    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 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, 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, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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 #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • reverb
    reverb Posts: 67
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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?

    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.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,653
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    Put Cambridge Audio CXN V2 into system.

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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,526
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    Nice! I couldn't be happier with the new PS Audio preamp/DAC.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Rig: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Shop Spkrs: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,152
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    It's a grey snowy day here -- good day to futz about with hifi stuffs...
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,415
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    Excellent day to have off with snow coming down, just enjoying my tunes. :)
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 channel 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony XBR-49X800E TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Polk ES30 Center Channel, Polk S15 Surround Speakers SVS SB12-NSD x2
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,152
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    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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    *

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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.
  • gmcman
    gmcman Posts: 1,771
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    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.

  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,461
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    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.
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    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!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 1,140
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    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,166
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    Await your review comparing it to the McIntosh MC1201's...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, 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. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson