What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,478
    Bought some more powerful subs for my folded horns but turns out that the surrounds on pretty much every 8" sub capable of more than 400w power handling is WAY too big to go into the sub cavity of the horn. So I put the Daytons back in and played around with the DSP on the amp a bit more.

    Have a bit of a bump at 40, 60, 80 and 100hz for the subs (3, 2, 2, 1db resepctively) with HP set at 20hz and LP set at 120hz. The slopes are Butterworth 48db/octave on the 20hz side so it drops off a cliff and then a Butterworth 6db/octave on the 120hz side so the slope is nice and gradual.

    Seems to be giving me most of what is missing on the low end due to the room modes/nulls. But it is still not as good as just the speakers themselves in that damned hotel room at LSAF. The problems of dealing with a very compromised space.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,975
    Tri Vista dac is about burned in at this point I would guess. Very happy with the results

    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,326
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Got a used Micro Seiki MA-505 tonearm :) Yeah, it's missing a couple of bits, but those have been procured and are in transit. Bearings are in perfect working order. Ok, it's a little rough around the edges, but I got a good deal on it, and it should clean up enough to suit me. I'm much more about function over form when it comes to cosmetic issues, but that's just me.
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    Very nice. I've got a variant (not the 'standalone' unit you have) on my MS DQ-50. Been a fine performer for me.

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    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,342
    Cranked it up for the first time in a week or so. Still smiling from ear to ear :)
    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


  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    To answer my own question ~

    Not a damned thing but listen.

    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 ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • verbverb Posts: 10,281
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Got a used Micro Seiki MA-505 tonearm :) Yeah, it's missing a couple of bits, but those have been procured and are in transit. Bearings are in perfect working order. Ok, it's a little rough around the edges, but I got a good deal on it, and it should clean up enough to suit me. I'm much more about function over form when it comes to cosmetic issues, but that's just me.
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    As a Mechanical Engineer, that thing is one of exquisite beauty! Oh, the engineering drawings, tolerance stack ups, machining and material specifications, testing and validation, I could go on. That would have been a fun project to work on! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 780
    Received some Wireworld Mini Eclipse 8 speaker cables today. Preparing my self for a little shoot out with my current with my current Zu Libtec speaker cables.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,295
    edited May 2019
    verb wrote: »
    Picked this up today from CL. Amish built, 3/4" solid oak. For the office! :smile:
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    just 6 more of those and it might be enough to cover my CD, SACD collection :D

    I really should put some effort into looking into a boltz system for them.
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,814
    Rip to NAS and boxem
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,909
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Rip to NAS and boxem

    Or offer them up as Karma

    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.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 10,281
    pitdogg2 wrote: »

    just 6 more of those and it might be enough to cover my CD, SACD collection :D

    I really should put some effort into looking into a boltz system for them.

    Yep. I have most of my CD's in the basement, but the one's in the office were just stacking up! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,894
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Rip to NAS and boxem

    Or offer them up as Karma

    You first
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,909
    joecoulson wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Rip to NAS and boxem

    Or offer them up as Karma

    You first

    One step ahead of you...
    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.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,295
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Rip to NAS and boxem

    Nope I'm a physical media guy.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,382
    That's what I'm talkin about! :D Look at all the colors.

    I like! B)

    Organized too.

    I can't wait to get back to my "pyramid tower"of relaxation Cds.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,754
    Nice CD collection there, Bud!
  • verbverb Posts: 10,281
    Thorton wrote: »
    Added a marine amp to the pontoon. It sounds so much better. Great upgrade.

    What lake do you live on/near? Just asking, cause I'm coming over! :smile:

    I used to live on Silver Lake! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,814
    I must say, at one time or another, I've owned 7s, 9s, and now 15s. The 9s, which I had on a pair of Sanus Ulimate stands prior to swapping in the 15s, were a better speaker. Listening 2 channel, no sub, the 15s have bloated flabby bass and lean way too much toward the bottom end. Anybody got a pair of Db840s they want to sell? :)
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Hi, Dave. The 9's were my favorite in that lineup as well.

    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 ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,276
    VR3 wrote: »
    Tri Vista dac is about burned in at this point I would guess. Very happy with the results


    Can you post a summary of what was done to it? What improved?

    Thanks,
    Harry
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,975
    Quite a bit..

    Wbt next Gen analog out and digital in and upgraded wiring

    Mundorf and audio note power supply caps

    Sparks dual board discrete op amps
    Discrete voltage regulators

    Changed most signal path resistors

    Changed most signal path caps with audio note

    Changed some diodes

    Tube coupling caps, clarity cap mr

    Output coupling caps, clarity csa

    Not to be cliche, but this was a fairly substantial improvement. Micro detailing, staging, bass accuracy and impact.... I'm a frugal person and the money spent was worth it for sure. I run a passive line controller so my end result is pretty much up to my source.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,228
    edited May 2019
    It's DeoxIT® Day.....so many cables and connections!

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Trey will either bring his down here, or I will bring mine up there sometime soon to compare the differences between a stock Tri-Vista and his modified. He is trying to talk me into getting mine done as well.

    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 ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,733
    Bought these bricks...^^^
  • verbverb Posts: 10,281
    edited May 2019
    Rocking my Polk Camden Square in the garage while re-finishing an oak desk for the Mrs! :smile:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,382
    You've got a lot of various odd tools, dowel rod and glue on that top.

    Looks like a few projects going on at the same time. ;)

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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