What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,502
    Inspired by a bevy of recent events (plus the very kind gift of some wires from a visitor this weekend!), I am striving to rid the scourge of CAT5 cabling :* from the big-boy hifi upstairs once and for all.

    This morning, the treble horns got they bu tts re-wired* with Belden 9497.

    47561287892_af37e08f54_h.jpgDSC_4376 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    The supertweeters'll be a while because there's solder involved... but it will happen. It will.

    Also coming up anon -- I actually purchased the pair of Goertz inductors I've been using in my crossovers from their rightful, legal owner this past weekend, so I will be pulling out my much beloved clipleads. I will. Honest. :|

    I might be persuaded to karma a set of audiophile approved, SET/horn/high sensitivity-friendly clipleads afterwards. Maybe.

    B)

    46698735005_aa78bd6bd4_h.jpgDSC_4379 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

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    * I realized after I took and uploaded these photos that the polarity was reversed on both of the flippin' 2441s :/ The polarity of both treble horns' wiring has subsequently been corrected... not sure when I'll update the photos, though. :p

    http://www.jblpro.com/ProductAttachments/JBL_TechNoteN1V12C_v5.pdf
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,565
    The last sentence of the article is classic. Anyway, I have a question and will PM you.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,614
    Bought some Wireworld RCAs, just waiting for them to come and replace some Monoprice crapola.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,173
    tratliff wrote: »
    Ran another 2 20 amp dedicated lines. One to each of the REL Carbon subs.

    Now I have 5. One to each of the mono blocks, one to each sub and one to the source components.

    That's what I'm talk'n' bout! . . . . I need to do that, too!
    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
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,684
    edited April 2019
    Plugged the pass back in earlier today... First impressions are much more favorable than before... 😜
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    New power on the way...
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,684
    What izzzz it
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    It’s shiny and cleans
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,684
    does it lead to Mordor? :-D

    Need pictures
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Lmao!
    Hint:
    Wayne’s World-Desert Storm General
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,684
    Hmmm, Google hints point to a name, good stuff
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Trading up. Losing the Niagara 1000 and Thunder power cable. Gaining the 5000 and a Hurricane power cable. Super power upgrade.

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,684
    Very nice! Are you running dedicated circuits as well?
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Last piece of the puzzle. Just got to get an electrician over here to scope the main panel as it is old. Should be an easy run as we have a ranch and have already dropped cables down.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    I do have the Furutech outlet too
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,684
    edited April 2019
    Awesome, definitely worth it. Lightman ran me 3 dedicated circuits many moons ago and it definitely makes a difference.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    @lightman1 needs to come to GA!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,945
    CA first... I got dibs on his keister a long time ago.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    DBS?

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,396
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Trading up. Losing the Niagara 1000 and Thunder power cable. Gaining the 5000 and a Hurricane power cable. Super power upgrade.

    Congrats to you on what should be a very noticeable and across the board upgrade! How about that as I'm due to have a new power conditioner arrive here this afternoon to. That is if ups doesn't find a way to destroy it somehow. Yesterday's project was installing a 3rd 20 amp dedicated circuit so I'm hoping it'll be plug and play when it arrives
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Thank You señor
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,396
    Mine arrived a little earlier than ups said it would all 83lbs of it very well packed and
    completely unscathed. It makes the belkin unit it's replacing look and feel like a toy
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Nice!!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Ok. I have to be done for a while. Between this and the show my bank is screaming at me.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,396
    ^^^^^Very nice and they appear to be great looking components. Ok now what are they?
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Ok I just acquired:
    Audioquest Niagara 5000 conditioner
    Audioquest Hurricane high current PC 2m (20amp)
    Rega Fono phono preamp

    Also made a granite stand with feet for the PC to sit on.

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • verbverb Posts: 9,025
    Wow! Love the chrome finish! :smile:
    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
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 483
    Yeah, reminds me of the mirror-finish shown in the Burmester ads. What are your plans for the older PC?
    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
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,170
    edited April 2019
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Ok I just acquired:
    Audioquest Niagara 5000 conditioner
    Audioquest Hurricane high current PC 2m (20amp)
    Rega Fono phono preamp

    Also made a granite stand with feet for the PC to sit on.

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    If you ever want to make some money, I need 2 speaker bases from granite, about 10" x 15" each, no feet. Name your price....
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
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