What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,503
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    The Bostons are having problems again (fixed before, but now I'm stumped) so I decided to hook up the KEFs. Ah yes, they are certainly better. But while I was getting them out, the Missions which have sat since November were looking sad/rejected ( ;) ). So I put away the KEFs (again) and hooked up the Missions. Not as accurate as the KEFs but just a fun speaker.
    The KEFs still ain't going anywhere though. :)

    You're starting to sound like me 20 years ago.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,664
    Tony M wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    The Bostons are having problems again (fixed before, but now I'm stumped) so I decided to hook up the KEFs. Ah yes, they are certainly better. But while I was getting them out, the Missions which have sat since November were looking sad/rejected ( ;) ). So I put away the KEFs (again) and hooked up the Missions. Not as accurate as the KEFs but just a fun speaker.
    The KEFs still ain't going anywhere though. :)

    You're starting to sound like me 20 years ago.

    The Missions aren't staying unfortunately, they have a new home planned. The Bostons are technically my dad's (he asked me to fix them, with permission to use them for a bit), so actually, the only pair of speakers I'm keeping are the KEFs, although, whether you see this as fortunate or not, that probably won't last. ;)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,503
    joecoulson wrote: »
    But you posted something outside of the “what are you listening to” thread....and that’s monumental

    Don’t worry it won’t happen again :smile:
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • halohalo Posts: 5,345
    Mardi Gras celebration going on in my neighborhood so this is the one day a year I can crank up the volume a bit and not get into trouble with my neighbors or the building management. :D
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,639
    halo wrote: »
    Mardi Gras celebration going on in my neighborhood so this is the one day a year I can crank up the volume a bit and not get into trouble with my neighbors or the building management. :D

    My Son is in the middle of that Party somewhere😀

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,776
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    But you posted something outside of the “what are you listening to” thread....and that’s monumental

    Don’t worry it won’t happen again :smile:

    There it goes again!
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • halohalo Posts: 5,345
    halo wrote: »
    Mardi Gras celebration going on in my neighborhood so this is the one day a year I can crank up the volume a bit and not get into trouble with my neighbors or the building management. :D

    My Son is in the middle of that Party somewhere😀

    In St. Louis or in New Orleans?
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,639
    halo wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Mardi Gras celebration going on in my neighborhood so this is the one day a year I can crank up the volume a bit and not get into trouble with my neighbors or the building management. :D

    My Son is in the middle of that Party somewhere😀

    In St. Louis or in New Orleans?

    St. Louis


    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • halohalo Posts: 5,345
    halo wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Mardi Gras celebration going on in my neighborhood so this is the one day a year I can crank up the volume a bit and not get into trouble with my neighbors or the building management. :D

    My Son is in the middle of that Party somewhere😀

    In St. Louis or in New Orleans?

    St. Louis


    Ah, yes, he is in my neighborhood :)
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,503
    edited March 2019
    ^^^^^^^^^How good a gtg could it be ?? There wasn’t one pumpkin^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,007
    Next time sir. You close to GA?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,503
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Next time sir. You close to GA?

    Pocono’s In PA. a little to far but thanks :smile:
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,149
    And a good time was had by all. Great to have some face time with a couple of fellow Polkies, and @joecoulson really put on a nice lunch spread. I was more than happy to enable, I mean help, Joe make his decision ;) Was that bi-amping, or bi-monoblocking with the Linns? :D Either way, there should be two pair of nice Linn monoblocks on the market soon! And I can't wait to hear Joe's impressions of the M700s B)
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,480
    Another PS Audio Class D convert!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,007
    One pair is spoken for and I might keep the other to power the HT speakers. ;)
    Yes I am a mess
    Thank You both for a fantastic time.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,503
    I really like this write up about your soon to be new amps. B)

    Congrats! ;)

    https://www.psaudio.com/products/stellar-m700-power-amplifier/
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,639
    All this Stellar Gear looks like it will make for a Stellar Setup ;)

    The only PS Audio piece that I have is a NuWave DSD DAC, impressive for it's price point. Also several Power Cords, a good value as well.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Tony M wrote: »
    Let us know how it does, OK?

    Will do! Couple more weeks for shipping though but may get here the same time as tubes coming from Russia. Lol

    Picked these up to go with the pre!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-VOSKHOD-6ZH1P-EV-6j1p-ev-5654-ef95-Matched-Pair-Little-Dot-Amp-III-IV/252223475771?hash=item3ab9b0d03b:g:MoAAAOSwucFalBJG:rk:27:pf:0


  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,662
    Added some Monoprice XLR's to connect my Cambridge Audio 851N to my B&K Reference 50 pre. Not sure I like what I hear yet. Gonna give them some breakin time then do an A/B comparison. Initial impression is a minor loss of imaging.

    Anyone else have this issue? I've read differing information saying balanced IC's add extra and unnecessary circuitry which can affect that. Not sure my components or my ears are good enough to make this determination...
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,007
    Mine XLR addition to the CXN added imaging?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,662
    Okay so I did some comparison between my XLR's and my RCA IC's and there is a definite difference that makes the XLR's loose terribly. First they ad a harshness to the high frequencies that make it unpleasant to listen to. Also with the regular IC's the sound stage gets wider, higher, lower, deeper and far smoother and greatly detailed. Listening to The Beatles' "Yesterday" you can pick out the exact location of each instrument and it's depth on stage by inches. Gonna post this info on my CA post.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,781
    Your XLR’s are not very good then. I have Audioquest Mackenzie XLR’s and noticed the exact opposite.
    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, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,776
    edited March 2019
    I ordered a WireWorld Micro-Silver Eclipse 8 Balanced Digital Audio Cable - AES/EBU - 110 ohm 0.5m cable to connect my streamer and dac.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,662
    These are the same kind of XLR's I'm using between my pre and amps and I used the same no name (not high quality) IC's when comparing the difference between XLR and IC between my pre and amps and DID notice an improvement there so unless they sent me some defective ones... Also like I said it could be the pre. I don't know. I wanted to A/B on the cheap before I spend big money replacing all my Monoprice stuff. If it's not a cable issue then it's either the B&K or the CA. Just saying... Not sure where to go from here.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,107
    edited March 2019
    In the past (and I still have it) I had a cd player with a rare aes/ebu digital out connection, and it was OUTSTANDING into my benchmark DAC1 at the time. Extremely smooth and analog sounding interface. IIRC, it was a Signal Cable aes/ebu dig on XLR.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
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