What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,772
    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
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,952
    The last sentence of the article is classic. Anyway, I have a question and will PM you.
  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,662
    Bought some Wireworld RCAs, just waiting for them to come and replace some Monoprice crapola.
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,077
    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!
    AC Regenerator PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Source Lumin U1 Mini into Lampi Baltic 4
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Power Rogue M180 Dark monos
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Rythmik F12
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 27,892
    edited April 2019
    Plugged the pass back in earlier today... First impressions are much more favorable than before... 😜
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    New power on the way...
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 27,892
    What izzzz it
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    It’s shiny and cleans
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 27,892
    does it lead to Mordor? :-D

    Need pictures
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    Lmao!
    Hint:
    Wayne’s World-Desert Storm General
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 27,892
    Hmmm, Google hints point to a name, good stuff
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    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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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 27,892
    Very nice! Are you running dedicated circuits as well?
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    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.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    I do have the Furutech outlet too
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 27,892
    edited April 2019
    Awesome, definitely worth it. Lightman ran me 3 dedicated circuits many moons ago and it definitely makes a difference.
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    @lightman1 needs to come to GA!
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,922
    CA first... I got dibs on his keister a long time ago.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,030
    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
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    Thank You señor
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,030
    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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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    Ok. I have to be done for a while. Between this and the show my bank is screaming at me.
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,030
    ^^^^^Very nice and they appear to be great looking components. Ok now what are they?
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    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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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    Wow! Love the chrome finish! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, 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, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    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
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,477
    Yeah, reminds me of the mirror-finish shown in the Burmester ads. What are your plans for the older PC?
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,521
    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 - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Rig: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Shop Spkrs: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2