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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Gotta hand it to the professor! First thing this morning I’ve already learned something! :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.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,232
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    I have some magnetically confused power cables, the other day they switched to DC and back to AC... can be a real problem with electronics
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,531
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    what kind of wood are they Steve?

    Found it; they are Acacia wood.
    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
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    From AQ's own white paper, I found this mention of magnet confusion:
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    https://www.audioquest.com/content/aq/pdf/BoomBox.pdf
    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.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,783
    edited May 2019
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    verb wrote: »
    Gotta hand it to the professor! First thing this morning I’ve already learned something! :smile:

    I hate it when he does that. Here I am living life large and wammo he teaches me how stupid I am.
    Lol keep up the good work Doc o:)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,783
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    steveinaz wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    what kind of wood are they Steve?

    Found it; they are Acacia wood.

    Some days that one brain cell polar aggravate's properly upstairs for me.
    :D:D:D
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,531
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    Better pics of the speaker bases:

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    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,213
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    VR3 wrote: »
    I have some magnetically confused power cables, the other day they switched to DC and back to AC... can be a real problem with electronics
    Do they at least know which bathroom to use?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 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

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,232
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    Unfortunately not, I caught one of them using the interconnects room and it was shocking!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,213
    edited May 2019
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    Did you at least try it as an interconnect? You would be a bad cable parent if you try to force them to accept your own cable bias.

    I had an HDMI cable that identified as a CAT5.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 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

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,531
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    VR3 wrote: »
    Unfortunately not, I caught one of them using the interconnects room and it was shocking!

    Maybe it identified as an interconnect?
    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
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Hooked up my dinky little PSW11 to the upstairs spare room HT setup. Now 3.1! :smile:
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    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.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,548
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    I am a fat guy who identifies as a slender guy. Does that make me a transslender?

    I have not done anything to my rig today but find more music to buy, thanks to the guys at LASF.

    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. ~
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,270
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    steveinaz wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
    Unfortunately not, I caught one of them using the interconnects room and it was shocking!

    Maybe it identified as an interconnect?

    ... as long as it's not unbalanced, it's OK.

    :#
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    I have not done anything to my rig today but find more music to buy, thanks to the guys at LASF.

    Tom

    What music would that be Tom?
    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,213
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    I am a fat guy who identifies as a slender guy. Does that make me a transslender?

    Tom

    It sure does Tom, but it also makes you a fatophobe and you should be shunned for all the hatred you show towards the obese. ;):p
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 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

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • simm
    simm Posts: 564
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    simm wrote: »
    I unhooked my LSiM 705’s and reconnected my Boston VR-M60’s and am enjoying music so much more.

    Today I have the 705’s back in action and they sound great. There must really be something to weather/cleanliness of the power coming into the house that has a significant impact on my system. Nothing else has changed.

  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,548
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    halo wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I have not done anything to my rig today but find more music to buy, thanks to the guys at LASF.

    Tom

    What music would that be Tom?

    T-bone shuffle by Boz Scaggs
    London Grammer - Hey now
    The other one, I have to research......Joyce Cooling - This girl has got to Play - or - Toasted Jam........the room got a little loud and I got discombobulated on which one they were trying to talk about....

    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. ~
  • HzTweaker
    HzTweaker Posts: 740
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I have not done anything to my rig today but find more music to buy, thanks to the guys at LASF.

    Tom

    What music would that be Tom?

    T-bone shuffle by Boz Scaggs
    London Grammer - Hey now
    The other one, I have to research......Joyce Cooling - This girl has got to Play - or - Toasted Jam........the room got a little loud and I got discombobulated on which one they were trying to talk about....

    Tom

    That whole album from London Grammar "If you wait" is great! I discovered it when I went to LSAF. Good music stands the test of time. Every one should check it out.

    I'm currently warming up the rig to check out an album a coworker suggested. A little later from now.
    2ch rig:Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress modsPreamplifier: Parasound P5Amplifier: Parasound A23CDP: Pioneer DV-563ACables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB, AudioQuest Q2s, AudioQuest NRG X(preamp)
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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    treitz3 wrote: »

    T-bone shuffle by Boz Scaggs
    London Grammer - Hey now
    The other one, I have to research......Joyce Cooling - This girl has got to Play - or - Toasted Jam........the room got a little loud and I got discombobulated on which one they were trying to talk about....

    Tom

    Thanks!
    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,662
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    Got an Audioquest 3.5 mm to RCA for my Chromecast Audio. It is just an Evergreen but I did get it for $5 on the bay.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,640
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    Started a subscription to Tidal...finally. I am wondering WTH took me so long now.
  • jumpindick
    jumpindick Posts: 428
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    indyhawg wrote: »
    Started a subscription to Tidal...finally. I am wondering WTH took me so long now.

    Same thought I had when I signed up a couple of months back... Much better than Spotify... of course in my opinion.

  • jumpindick
    jumpindick Posts: 428
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    Bought close to 100 cds from local Goodwill stores, when I saw $0.99 a cd. I never knew that Goodwill would have cds, but they do.... what I might have missed out on :'(
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    indyhawg wrote: »
    Started a subscription to Tidal...finally. I am wondering WTH took me so long now.

    Me too brother! I've asked myself the same question! :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.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,696
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    That's a biggun!
  • HzTweaker
    HzTweaker Posts: 740
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    Sweet!!
    2ch rig:Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress modsPreamplifier: Parasound P5Amplifier: Parasound A23CDP: Pioneer DV-563ACables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB, AudioQuest Q2s, AudioQuest NRG X(preamp)
  • Tbone289
    Tbone289 Posts: 661
    edited May 2019
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    simm wrote: »
    simm wrote: »
    I unhooked my LSiM 705’s and reconnected my Boston VR-M60’s and am enjoying music so much more.

    Today I have the 705’s back in action and they sound great. There must really be something to weather/cleanliness of the power coming into the house that has a significant impact on my system. Nothing else has changed.

    If you're anything like me, it's just your brain that has changed. I have 2-4 sets of monitors that I swap around with at any given time, each set with their own characteristics. After a few weeks (sometimes months) with one pair, my brain becomes "acclimated to" (bored with?) them and don't enjoy them as much, so I switch them out for one of the other pairs, and they sound so great I wonder how it was I was listening to the pair I just removed from the system. This happens over and over again for me, in an endless cycle. It's very much like tube rolling, IMO.

    I just "rolled" to Wharfedale Denton 80s from the Gallos in my signature and haven't updated it yet. I don't know why I was liking those Gallos so much. :D Someday maybe I'll find speakers that I love all the time, but I doubt it.
    2.1: PC>Schiit Gungnir MB>Schiit Freya Noval>NAD C-270>Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1, HSU STF-2 5.1: HDMI Bitstream>Denon AVR-1910>polkaudio RTE55, CS350-LS, RT3, HSU STF-2, Visio M55-F0
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 320
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    Nothing as dramatic here, but added 2 Arcadia MkII ICs from Zavfino (really like this company's cables) to the CD and turntable sources.