What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,563
    halo wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I replaced the rather fumpy looking 5V4GA HV rectifier that's been in the "Simple 2A3" (JELabs via AK's Redboy) amplifier for the past year or so with an altogether much more shapely and pulchritudinous 5V4G.

    Just because.

    B)

    46535478345_cca2d4b3b4_h.jpgDSC_4226 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    You've got some good looking AQ Diamondback cables there Mark!!

    (is this a good example of Bangorrhea?) :p

    Well played!!! :)

    They -- ahem -- might be part of the great Polk Audio Forums Cable Demo 2019. I haven't looked them up, but it's entirely possible that they're worth more than all the stuff upstairs put together (for all I know). :)

    I did get tired of all y'all makin' fun of the dump-find Monster cables that I used to use on that amp years back :)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,568
    edited March 23
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    These will be used to connect from my preamp to the amplifiers... I should have them in a week or so.

    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.”
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,235
    Just enjoying it. It’s been on since Thursday night, so it is at optimum operation.
    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.
  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 218
    I swapped out my old stand for a new $29 Walmart special. Everything looks much better, but now I've picked up a massive buzz in the Quad 12L active speakers. I've tried different interconnects, plugging the power into different conditioners/strips/the wall, and I've tried different power cables with no improvement. For now it's back to the LSIm 703s until I can figure this out.
    Peachtree novaPre
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Denon DVD 2910
    Polk Audio LSiM 703s
  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 218
    Leave it to me to kill a thread! :p
    Peachtree novaPre
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Denon DVD 2910
    Polk Audio LSiM 703s
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,563
    In my best Obi-Wan voice:
    That's no zip cord...


    47464797631_c157d68050_h.jpgDSC_4239 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    47464796921_ac99be2243_h.jpgDSC_4248 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,335
    Soldered in the 16 new leds for the meter lights yesterday and they're not photogenic at all. Much better than original incandescents a lot of which were burnt out.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,701
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    These will be used to connect from my preamp to the amplifiers... I should have them in a week or so.

    Dang! those are nice - did you get a good deal on these too?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,568
    :p:p:pB)
    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: 23,563
    edited March 26
    I made some cables today, too! :)

    Rather more modest, prosaic, and unbalanced. :)

  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,073
    My next-door neighbor delivered a package to me today saying that the USPS driver threw the box on his front porch from a distance where it tumbled like a bowling ball until it came to a stop
    MOTHER TRUCKERS !

    My system is ON and the tubes are piping hot, so I’ll roll these in tomorrow…
    Anyone have experience with bottom getters?
    3rd pic is a comparison between the Tung Sol short base w/ tall bottle & Sylv that’s just slightly shorter in overall length

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    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
  • verbverb Posts: 8,149
    No experience, but dibs on your hand me downs! :smile:
    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
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,073
    verb wrote: »
    No experience, but dibs on your hand me downs! :smile:

    If I don’t wear them out first!


    I forgot to mention all 6 sides of the box tossed on the porch were blatantly covered in RED fragile stickers
    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
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,428
    Nice!
    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
    In The Market For A New 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
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,882
    edited March 28
    GlennDog wrote: »
    My next-door neighbor delivered a package to me today saying that the USPS driver threw the box on his front porch from a distance where it tumbled like a bowling ball until it came to a stop
    MOTHER TRUCKERS !

    My system is ON and the tubes are piping hot, so I’ll roll these in tomorrow…
    Anyone have experience with bottom getters?
    3rd pic is a comparison between the Tung Sol short base w/ tall bottle & Sylv that’s just slightly shorter in overall length

    ujsvenq6p03n.jpeg
    uaklddpqy22n.jpeg

    dbasicev1gid.jpeg

    Those are nice tubes. I have several with bottom getters. Those VT-231/ 6SN7's are early and most had foil bottom getters or rectangular bottom getters.
    I have a pair of 1945 Sylvania's with foil getters. Mine are ladder plates those are box plates. I'd expect those to have rectangular bottom getters

    I have a pair of Tung-Sol's just like those. They have a warm sound to my ears in my tube buffer.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,701
    Last night I went back to the Mullard 12au7 in the Vincent phono pre and well I like what I’m hearing. Not sure how to explain, I just like it more. The CBS was no slouch but it had a higher noise floor.
    Nice to have options.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,073
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Nice to have options.

    Indeed!
    Although I wish I had access to less expensive tubes
    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
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,335
    Price was right so I had to give these a try.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,550
    About to pay the repair bill on a pass labs amp...
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,882
    VR3 wrote: »
    About to pay the repair bill on a pass labs amp...

    Which one?
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,550
    X150, bad voltage regulators
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,568
    VR3 wrote: »
    About to pay the repair bill on a pass labs amp...

    It won't be anywhere near as bad as what you expect...
    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.”
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,235
    VR3 wrote: »
    About to pay the repair bill on a pass labs amp...

    It should work better than new. :)

    My XP-22 pre was recently repaired, but it was new enough to be free. I sure hope neither X600 amps break because they each weigh over 100 lbs, and I have zero desire to box and ship them.

    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.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,701
    Price was right so I had to give these a try.
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    Would love for you to do a review on these with a/b testing
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,147
    Or simply a comment of if they improved at all...

    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: 8,149
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Or simply a comment of if they improved at all...

    Tom

    IIRC @DarqueKnight did a review on those.
    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
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