What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,148
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    re-termination is a funny concept, isn't it? Kind of redundant... ;)

    :sunglasses:
    Irregardless of what other people think. I agree. *said with intense sarcasm*

    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.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,266
    I painted the silver faceplate on the TeraDak Linear Power Supply.... I shoulda painted the LED too. thing is like a laser beam..

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    I put a small piece of black electrical tape over them. Use a pin to put a small hole in the tape, and that will provide all the light you need.

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,578
    treitz3 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    re-termination is a funny concept, isn't it? Kind of redundant... ;)

    :sunglasses:
    Irregardless of what other people think. I agree. *said with intense sarcasm*

    Tom
    well played, sir, well played.
    Somewhere, a pug is apoplectic.

    B)

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,705
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    Replaced the older Marantz with this new fella. Older one was shutting down on me when cranked. New one has some pretty cool features and it makes my zone 2 patio rig work flawlessly with the Marantz app. Plus this handles the hdmi mess and just a single AQ Carbon going to the TV
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • halohalo Posts: 5,279
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,266
    LOL.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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: 21,578
    halo wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Irregardless of what other people think. I agree. *said with intense sarcasm*

    Tom

    Irregardless?

    Where's @Viking64 when you need him? :p

    I think he may have passed out when he saw that one.. anybody have smelling salts?
    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.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,578
    halo wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Irregardless of what other people think. I agree. *said with intense sarcasm*

    Tom

    Irregardless?

    Where's @Viking64 when you need him? :p

    He was being redundant in chorus with me, you big silly.

    :blush:
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,148
    ^^^ Hence the intense sarcasm. ^^^

    Alright....back to talking shop about your rigs. Silly time is over.

    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.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,556
    Regardless Tom, no time for improper word usage.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,083
    Thanks to Album Art Downloader SW, I finally populated my music library with cover art. Long overdue.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,148
    VR3 wrote: »
    Regardless Tom, no time for improper word usage.
    OMG.....I was being SARCASTIC ya' bunch o' Putz's...

    Jeeeez o' flip!!

    Irregardless of what you think Trey. LOL

    Now everyone follow Steve's lead...

    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.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • verbverb Posts: 8,185
    I know the WAF is in jeapordy, but I moved Jesse's sub out of the corner and put it in a better spot.

    Cleaned up the response considerably. Living room rig, ya know. Never use the fireplace, so not to worry!

    But, I may be in trouble. Told her it's just temporary, ya know how that goes! :smile:
    4mw3euvldacc.jpg
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,578
    treitz3 wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
    Regardless Tom, no time for improper word usage.
    OMG.....I was being SARCASTIC ya' bunch o' Putz's...

    Jeeeez o' flip!!

    Irregardless of what you think Trey. LOL

    Now everyone follow Steve's lead...

    Tom

    I guess there's no place for satire any more, Tom :(
    I enjoyed your quip. Wait, make that you're quip.*
    Just for the more pugnacious grammarians out there (not to mention the syntacticians).

    B)

    What's this thread about again?

    Oh, yeah, doin' stuff to you're stereo "rig" today.
    I dont believe my stereos' rigged -- pretty much on the straight and narrow, ewe know?

    I knead to find my spare head demagnetizer. Wer'e currently enabling a tape neophyte down in Chelmsford, MA. You know -- the first tape's free...

    ;)

    _________
    * see whut eye did their?
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,148
    Verb, that will fly over like a lead balloon. I give her 2 days before the demand to move it. Irregardless of if it improves the system or not. You're on the right track though, Verb.

    Now there I go again.....BEING SARCASTIC!!! Sheesh.....some people's kids.

    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.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,083
    edited March 10
    Put the sub up on the hearth, by the fire screen, and paint gold stripes around it effectively camouflaging it. She'll never know...
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,148
    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

    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.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,578
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    Replaced the older Marantz with this new fella. Older one was shutting down on me when cranked. ...

    So -- this makes me curious.
    How old was the older Marantz and what sort of load did you have on it?
    (if I might be so bold and intrusive as to ask?)


  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    I used up my recent shipment of 100 MFSL record sleeves, throwing out many nasty old paper sleeves and some old plastic ones that you have to fold down to get the record back in the jacket. Then I reorganized all my LPs and washed a batch with my Spin Clean. It’s been awhile since I used it. I’m thinking about getting a better record cleaner, one that is more convenient. Any ideas?
    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
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,148
    Since Nitty Gritty is defunct? VPI.

    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.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,578
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Since Nitty Gritty is defunct? VPI.

    Tom
    When did Nitty Gritty go out of business?
    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.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,148
    Year ago or two, if memory serves.

    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.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,578
    edited March 10
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Year ago or two, if memory serves.

    Tom
    Yup.
    Summer of 2017, give or take.
    https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/nitty-gritty-inc-has-closed-its-doors.783468/

    EDIT: Derp. I should've read through that whole thread before posting! :blush:
    Looks like someone bought and reanimated the company.
    http://www.nittygrittyinc.com/index.html
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,578
    Surprised Sound United didn't snap them up, as they have a penchant for snapping up failed companies and merging them into a larger failing one.
    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.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,578
    Surprised Sound United didn't snap them up, as they have a penchant for snapping up failed companies and merging them into a larger failing one.

    Capitalism at its best! :(
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,148
    Ah, I did not know they were resurrected. Good to know. I have the 20th Anniversary Edition Nitty Gritty DS RCM in Jatoba....I am quite sure I'll need parts in a few years. Time to stock up on more. Thanks,

    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.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,705
    edited March 10
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    So -- this makes me curious.
    How old was the older Marantz and what sort of load did you have on it?
    (if I might be so bold and intrusive as to ask?)


    It was an SR5003 from 2005
    It was only pushing the center and surrounds. Thing is, when I unhooked all speakers from the unit and played a reference level (at the same level as when it shut down with the speakers connected) it still went into protect mode. Definitely had something wrong on the inside.
    The whole thread on ferrofluid was started because of these random shut downs. I thought be my tweeter on the Sonus Faber center. Turns out it was the amp.
    New one was basically the same power, just a plethora of new features.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,578
    edited March 10
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Ah, I did not know they were resurrected. Good to know. I have the 20th Anniversary Edition Nitty Gritty DS RCM in Jatoba....I am quite sure I'll need parts in a few years. Time to stock up on more. Thanks,

    Tom

    Nor did I, until I looked at the last page of that AK thread.


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,578
    edited March 10
    joecoulson wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    So -- this makes me curious.
    How old was the older Marantz and what sort of load did you have on it?
    (if I might be so bold and intrusive as to ask?)


    It was an SR5003 from 2005
    It was only pushing the center and surrounds. Thing is, when I unhooked all speakers from the unit and played a reference level (at the same level as when it shut down with the speakers connected) it still went into protect mode. Definitely had something wrong on the inside.
    The whole thread on ferrofluid was started because of these random shut downs. I thought be my tweeter on the Sonus Faber center. Turns out it was the amp.
    New one was basically the same power, just a plethora of new features.

    :(

    Well, not too new, that's good.

    Thanks for the info -- I didn't know of the 'ferrofluid' thread.
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