What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,164
    edited March 2019
    ...popcorn

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,602
    Something new afoot for the coulson rig...
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - 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"
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,487
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Something new afoot for the coulson rig...
    What!?! Besides the M700s???
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,391
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    Just added this bad boy to my rig...

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    My first step into the tube world, and boy does this Modwright sound sweet!

    PURDY!
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,777
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I just realized that in 2018-2019, I replaced my entire system (sans my power center). 2018 brought the PSB Imagine T2's, Parasound A21, and Kimber 8VS bi-wire spkr cables; 2019 brought the PS Audio Stellar GCD, Bluesound Node 2i, and Kimber Hero XLR's. Holy crap, how did I sneak this major upgrade past the wife? Awesome.

    Prolly shouldn't look in her closet then..... :blush:
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,602
    edited March 2019
    jdjohn wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Something new afoot for the coulson rig...
    What!?! Besides the M700s???

    Lol. No just That. Forgot I already posted about it. Just excited is all :D
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - 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"
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,466
    audioluvr wrote: »
    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.

    Hate to sound like a broken record, but your first mistake was to go to monoprice for a balanced cable. Just sayin'...

    Up your game a bit with Audioquest, Kimber, or better if the wallet allows.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,310
    tonyb wrote: »
    Hate to sound like a broken record, but your first mistake was to go to monoprice for a balanced cable. Just sayin'...

    Up your game a bit with Audioquest, Kimber, or better if the wallet allows.

    Why is it a "mistake"? I'm currently getting amazing sound with them in my system, running from the stellar pre to S300.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,329
    Paid Backert to do some tasty mods on my Rhumba 1. Should have it back in a little while!
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,915
    Installed this bad boy... Really transformed the rig

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    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,602
    Optimus or the speaker?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - 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"
  • halohalo Posts: 5,570
    stangman67 wrote: »
    Paid Backert to do some tasty mods on my Rhumba 1. Should have it back in a little while!

    You've got a pre and an amp modded by Mr. Backert. Pretty Schweet!
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,915
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Optimus or the speaker?

    Optimus Prime!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,296
    stangman67 wrote: »
    Paid Backert to do some tasty mods on my Rhumba 1. Should have it back in a little while!

    Did you do the secret bass mods that are hard as nails to get details on?
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,329
    edited March 2019
    They didn’t tell me much. They recommended a power supply and gain stage upgrade. I did everything they recommended and we will see how it pans out. I originally sent it in to have some hiss looked at and mentioned I’d like to get whatever easy upgrades are available and those 2 are what I ended up with. According to Andy it’s pretty much on par with the 1.3 now
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,296
    I'm expecting delivery of a Revalation Audio Labs CryoSilver Reference umbilical power cord for the new-to-me Cary ...

    and ahem, today I ordered some new replacement lamps for the burnt back light bulbs for the volt and current meters
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,797
    Tomorrow the Audioquest Meteor speaker cables will get here along with the new 72v DBS boxes.
    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.”
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,602
    Sweet. Pics when hooked up John please.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - 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"
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,602
    Can we get a review of how Prime changed the rig trey? Imaging? Dynamics etc.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - 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"
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,797
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Sweet. Pics when hooked up John please.

    No problem, but I may not get them in the rig until Saturday. I have to open up the wall behind the turntable to swap cables out.
    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.”
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,915
    He really brought out the cheese one liners and dragged out the chorus versus getting the ending down right
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    I had a set of AQ gibraltar's and Rocket 33's and both went to the way side in favor of the acoustic zen satori cables..

    The AQ's was a let down in comparisons! just me 2 cents or 1 depending on how you feel about my opinions ;)
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,602
    At the recommendation of @voltz I have these on the way to me

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - 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"
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,466
    Cool gents, nice cables, have them myself. One of the best out there for a midfi system. If your looking for a cable to breathe some new life into your system, these are them.

    Pair them with the AZ matrix 2's or higher IC's. I've also found the Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's work well with them also. Have used Analysis Plus crystal ovals with these Satori's also with good results.

    Looking forward to your thoughts.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,501
    Soldered in 6 new led panel lights in one of my monoblocks. One side completed and one more to go.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,702
    I rotated the SDA2BTL's back into the lineup. Although my room is way less than ideal they sound really good. Much more meaty than the S60's.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 620
    I pulled the Joule out of the rack to use my Deoxit vacuum tube survival kit received yesterday along with 100 MFSL record sleeves. The Joule was dropping the left channel for some time and after a lot of sleuthing and hand wringing, it has behaved itself after I last removed and replaced the tubes several times. Swapping tubes never changed the channel, so I figured the problem might have been a dirty tube socket. These were never cleaned before today and it showed. Wish I’d thought of getting this kit (or at least a very thin brush) much earlier. At least now I also have all new caps on the power supply side. Time to think about doing the rest of the capacitors.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,797
    They are full-run bi-wires... basically TWO pairs for the price of one!yio4f8dfapzz.jpg

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    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.”
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,256
    I have that same carpet.... I'm gonna replace it soon tho...
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

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

    Office BlueSound Node| 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 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,777
    very nice Mr. John ;)
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