What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    edited December 2018
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I did this today. I must admit it took a fair amount of contemplating and some prodding from a member here as well to do this deed :D

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    WTH???
    And you did that why?

    Looks like he made a set of jumpers?

    Or, made a set of Terminator 2's (best), by cutting em in half? :smile:
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,071
    Moved furniture around and recalibrated the system. Sounds more open and the Soundstage is more wide and noticeable.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    edited December 2018
    Figured that a proper evaluation of @GlennDog Cary Pre-Amp would take at least 5 years to complete! :smile:wdxunuem577b.jpeg
    Edited to say just kidding! :smile:
    Post edited by verb on
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I did this today. I must admit it took a fair amount of contemplating and some prodding from a member here as well to do this deed :D

    uqc0gir0hga4.jpg


    WTH???
    And you did that why?

    I upgraded the dreadnaught's speakon wires and I wanted to use MIT. For anyone that's never worked with it MIT wiring is pure hell to work with. The good part is the cables are done; installed and they sound great.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I did this today. I must admit it took a fair amount of contemplating and some prodding from a member here as well to do this deed :D

    uqc0gir0hga4.jpg


    WTH???
    And you did that why?

    I upgraded the dreadnaught's speakon wires and I wanted to use MIT. For anyone that's never worked with it MIT wiring is pure hell to work with. The good part is the cables are done; installed and they sound great.

    Cool. Any more pics? Installed?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
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    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
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    ^^^^^The dreadnaught case and the cables are pretty well hidden behind the rack. Not all that much to see other than a couple of Mit-speakon cables. My fingers are still hurtin though trying to wrangle those fat cables into the speakon connectors. I hogged the holes out in the connectors as much as I dared and it was still a really tight fit.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,964
    verb wrote: »
    Figured that a proper evaluation of @GlennDog Cary Pre-Amp would take at least 5 years to complete! :smile:wdxunuem577b.jpeg
    Edited to say just kidding! :smile:

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  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 993
    edited December 2018
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. This thread is dedicated to....well, read the title. Pretty self explanatory.

    Today, I measured the distance of the subs/speakers to the listening position down to 1/8 of an inch including the toe in and will be messing around with dialing in the Rythmik F-25's.

    What have you done for your rig today?

    Tom

    This morning I dusted all the gear and everything around it. Man, we build up a lot of dust in this house! Now I'm going to listen to music streamed via TIDAL for a few hours while I contemplate the ending year and look forward to the new year. We are retiring and moving so lots of changes coming in the new year. Looking forward to when every day is a Saturday! :)
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,258
    Congrats mark. Big step.
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,537
    verb wrote: »
    Figured that a proper evaluation of @GlennDog Cary Pre-Amp would take at least 5 years to complete! :smile:wdxunuem577b.jpeg
    Edited to say just kidding! :smile:

    That Cary preamp is very pretty
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,396
    halo wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Figured that a proper evaluation of @GlennDog Cary Pre-Amp would take at least 5 years to complete! :smile:wdxunuem577b.jpeg
    Edited to say just kidding! :smile:

    That Cary preamp is very pretty

    Might
    look good with one of those Crimson Carvers, methinks.


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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,677
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I did this today. I must admit it took a fair amount of contemplating and some prodding from a member here as well to do this deed :D

    uqc0gir0hga4.jpg


    WTH???
    And you did that why?

    I upgraded the dreadnaught's speakon wires and I wanted to use MIT. For anyone that's never worked with it MIT wiring is pure hell to work with. The good part is the cables are done; installed and they sound great.
    What are you going to do with the network boxes?
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,288
    mark090852 wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. This thread is dedicated to....well, read the title. Pretty self explanatory.

    Today, I measured the distance of the subs/speakers to the listening position down to 1/8 of an inch including the toe in and will be messing around with dialing in the Rythmik F-25's.

    What have you done for your rig today?

    Tom

    This morning I dusted all the gear and everything around it. Man, we build up a lot of dust in this house! Now I'm going to listen to music streamed via TIDAL for a few hours while I contemplate the ending year and look forward to the new year. We are retiring and moving so lots of changes coming in the new year. Looking forward to when every day is a Saturday! :)

    Turned mine on last night so that it will be ready to rock tonight. I retire at the end of April 2019, and, believe me, I am ready. :)

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    Rolled the JJ tubes (12AU7's and 12AT7's) out of the VTL 2.5 pre and replaced em with Russian Mullards! Want to get a baseline before swapping in some NOS tubes recently acquired. :smile:
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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,319
    What now tubes did you get?? I have found that nos Millard’s and amperexes are the bees knees! Love them both in my thumba
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    What are you going to do with the network boxes?

    Nothing planned yet do you have any ideas? I've heard there's not a whole to see inside one; lots of glue and a few capacitors?

  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    stangman67 wrote: »
    What now tubes did you get?? I have found that nos Millard’s and amperexes are the bees knees! Love them both in my thumba

    Yep. I got this set cause they're new. Wanted to get a good set that I know will work before I start rolling. After the drama I had with the unit last week. I do have a set of Amperex 12AU7's (bugle boys), and nice a pair of 12AT7's from @heiney9. I don't have a tube tester (yet), so this for me will make troubleshooting easier.

    Oh yeah I can't forget the motherlode of tubes (included with the pre) I got from @gmcman :smile:

    And yes, it is a sickness! :smile:
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    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
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,677
    What are you going to do with the network boxes?

    Nothing planned yet do you have any ideas? I've heard there's not a whole to see inside one; lots of glue and a few capacitors?

    Was thinking maybe they could be patched into some existing cables I have.
    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.

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    ^^^^I do believe that can be arranged. I honestly have no use for them.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,319
    Those bugle boys are awesome! I like the nos Mullard “shield logos” better but they both sound great!
    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


  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    Was thinking maybe they could be patched into some existing cables I have.

    I didn't leave much cable length to work with. But if you think you can make them into something then pm me your address and it would be my pleasure to karma them along to you

  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 993
    edited December 2018
    @BlueFox
    "Turned mine on last night so that it will be ready to rock tonight. I retire at the end of April 2019, and, believe me, I am ready. :)"



    Best wishes in your upcoming retirement! Well deserved I am sure! Enjoy!
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    what I did to my rig today.... Hmmmm.


    I struck a deal to acquire a set of original Carver Silver Seven tube amps.... :p:p:p

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    WOW......talk about an end game pair of amps!!!!!!.....congrats to you
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,873
    what I did to my rig today.... Hmmmm.


    I struck a deal to acquire a set of original Carver Silver Seven tube amps.... :p:p:p

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    WOW, just WOW! I hope the seller just recently retubed those beauties!

    Congrats!

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 184
    Had some protection fuses delivered, installed (I did a bad thing), and got the rig back in excellent shape.

    Also received a new cart for the turntable and new tonearm scale.

    Not exactly a second Christmas, but still pretty good.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,741
    I’ve almost convinced my dad to switch to Tidal for music streaming, after a comparison at a place called Hifi Klubben (translates to Hifi Club) in Alesund, Norway. So, not a change yet, but maybe will be an improvement soon.
    I was actually surprised how much of a difference the Hi-Res file made compared to the CD quality file. :)
    signature is in the spoiler window :)
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    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'.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    [quote="verb;c-2467571"
    Cool. Any more pics? Installed?[/quote]

    Sure; here's one of the speaker ends. Looks like I need to do some housecleaning back there to.

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    Looking good @motorstereo ! How to they compare in performance to the other cables?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
    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
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    ^^^^^^Thanks verb and as I mentioned in the "speaker wire" thread this cable swap surprised me by being a noticeable sonic upgrade.
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