What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,465
    Is that a CXN? I might be getting one of those soon, how do you like it?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,897
    edited August 2019
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Is that a CXN? I might be getting one of those soon, how do you like it?

    Yep! Nope 851N! (thanks Joe) My first streamer, but absolutely love it! New to Tidal as well, loving that too! I do have the CXN V2 upstairs in the Living Room rig, of which I love that one too!

    I have @joecoulson to blame of course! :smile: And, thanks to Joe for saving my butt! :smile:
    Post edited by verb on
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,897
    edited August 2019
    Tony M said:
    Now we're both 62 and I felt like "do I make a move on her?" :smiley:


    A classic statement, and I know the feeling!

    The answer of course, goes without saying, is YES! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,897
    edited August 2019
    joecoulson wrote: »
    That one is actually the 851N if I am not mistaken, the CXN I sold you was black and is in your living room rig - moral: don't have 10 rigs setup and be expected to remember ALL the gear you have acquired LOL!!

    Dang you're right! On both counts! Gotta edit my post! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,597
    BlueFox wrote: »
    As a previous SDA 2B owner I agree that while they were great, other speakers sound better.

    Yes. Like the SDA 1C's, SRS-2's, SRS 2.3's and the SRS 1.2's
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,465
    audioluvr wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    As a previous SDA 2B owner I agree that while they were great, other speakers sound better.

    Yes. Like the SDA 1C's, SRS-2's, SRS 2.3's and the SRS 1.2's

    I have to respectfully disagree. I went from 2Bs to 1.2s then straight back to 2Bs. I didn't like how the soundstage of the 1.2s is above your head, like the band is floating up in the air. Just my opinion and experience, of course, but the 2Bs are really very good.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,597
    Nightfall wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    As a previous SDA 2B owner I agree that while they were great, other speakers sound better.

    Yes. Like the SDA 1C's, SRS-2's, SRS 2.3's and the SRS 1.2's

    I have to respectfully disagree. I went from 2Bs to 1.2s then straight back to 2Bs. I didn't like how the soundstage of the 1.2s is above your head, like the band is floating up in the air. Just my opinion and experience, of course, but the 2Bs are really very good.

    It was a joke in the spirit of "Polk" but I agree, I had to move the 2.3's to the 40'x60' barn for that reason. Couldn't nail it down at the time as to why I like'd the 1C's better but that was about right.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,383
    verb wrote: »
    Tony M said:
    Now we're both 62 and I felt like "do I make a move on her?" :smiley:


    A classic statement, and I know the feeling!

    The answer of course, goes without saying, is YES! :smile:

    If the tool still works, put it to use...
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • Tony M wrote: »
    My wife wanted to hear a Cd through the Triton Ones. :o

    I played it at a very nice loudness.

    She enjoyed the heck out of it out there. :o She said it reminded her of the bass that was at the concert she attended and sat in the center, third row. I could've turned it up louder but didn't want to injure her ears.

    Now we're both 62 and I felt like "do I make a move on her?" :s

    It was THE 1st TIME she sat out there and listened to some music EVER. WTH?

    Anyway, maybe she'll ask something for those tritons if I go first. I hope to tell her their value soon. I have to pick the right time.

    After the tritons performed like they do, I told her, we're going back to the AR4x's for a minute. I switched to speaker B, the AR's.

    She looked at me and shook her head....NO...NO...just turn it back to the tall ones. :D
    There was a lack of bass... :s

    It was fun though. A first!

    Hey Tony, I've been considering some Triton Ones. I'm glad to hear they sound so good in your system. I have kef 107's as my main speaker, and Polk lsim 707's that I just bought to test against them. But from what I've read, the Triton's will outshine them both. Apparently the Triton One.R's are pretty amazing as well.
    Cheers.

    Dave
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Willow wrote: »
    If the tool still works, put it to use...

    Don’t I know it....

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,819
    Willow wrote: »
    If the tool still works, put it to use...
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Don’t I know it....

    Seems like a cue for some Little Feat if I ever saw one...

  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 708
    I moved the Spendor S3/5's down to the home theater room,and put the Hornshoppe Great Horned Heils in the audio room. The Spendors sound surprisingly good hooked up to the cheap Denon ht receiver. I haven't had the Hornshoppes set up in a few months. I forgot how great they sound.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,978
    Spent the day fighting with a dead media server... My old trusty Dell desktop died today, so I am replaced it with a new HP. I am looking at getting ing a dedicated server going however. Any advice?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror 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 AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,465
    Does it have to be able to run software on the "server" side or can it just be a network shared drive? If the latter you could just get a NAS that plugs into your router and doesn't require a screen or keyboard or anything.

    Example: https://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Ultra-Network-Attached-Storage/dp/B01AWH05GE/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=nas&qid=1565677141&s=gateway&sr=8-5
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,819
    Spent the day fighting with a dead media server... My old trusty Dell desktop died today, so I am replaced it with a new HP. I am looking at getting ing a dedicated server going however. Any advice?

    HP :/ ewww.

    OK, let me qualify that -- the last couple of HP machines I bought or (in my working days) lived with were atrociously failure-prone.

    Maybe they're better now? I hope so!

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Synology NAS or be brave and get a Mac Mini
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,819
    I just moments ago went solid state for a while to cut down (a little) on heat generation from the amplifier.

    Many here will recognize this amp, which really belongs to Club Polk and not to me! :)

    43460170985_4349ac74cc_b.jpgDSC_2872 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Not a current photo, just one I had handy :|
  • Tbone289
    Tbone289 Posts: 661
    edited August 2019
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Does it have to be able to run software on the "server" side or can it just be a network shared drive? If the latter you could just get a NAS that plugs into your router and doesn't require a screen or keyboard or anything.

    Example: https://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Ultra-Network-Attached-Storage/dp/B01AWH05GE/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=nas&qid=1565677141&s=gateway&sr=8-5

    I made the move last year to a Synology NAS from a media server PC, and I would recommend it even if you do need software on the server side. That is, of course, if the software you require is Linux compatible.

    I'm running shared drives on the NAS for music around the house, and Plex server software for remote video and music from the NAS with Tidal integration. It has been a great setup. A small, "headless" box like the Synology is very flexible for location and efficiency without any of the processing overhead that a PC setup has.

    2.1: S/PDIF>Schiit Gungnir MB>Creek Evolution 100a or Yaqin MC-10L>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
  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I just moments ago went solid state for a while to cut down (a little) on heat generation from the amplifier.

    Many here will recognize this amp, which really belongs to Club Polk and not to me! :)

    43460170985_4349ac74cc_b.jpgDSC_2872 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Not a current photo, just one I had handy :|

    If I am not mistaken those are the Amp Camp Amps right Doc?
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,819
    edited August 2019
    Indeed. A rather famous one custom crafted by the Club's own, inimitable @ALL212 and purchased from its subsequent owner by a forum pixie fairy elf (who shall remain nameless until and unless he wishes to be identified!) and then drop shipped to the wilds of northern New England.

    It really, truly is Club Polk's Amp Camp Amp... I have a plan as to where its ultimate resting place might (should) be, but that's another topic for another thread :)

    PS It gets just about as hot as the 2A3 amp :p

  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    HP :/ ewww.

    OK, let me qualify that -- the last couple of HP machines I bought or (in my working days) lived with were atrociously failure-prone.

    Maybe they're better now? I hope so!

    My experience with HP has been similar to your experience Mark. As far as I'm concerned, HP = Has Problems! No offense meant to anyone that loves their HP products or has had great experiences with HP products.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,978
    edited August 2019
    Today I bought a new case for building an 8TB NAS for all of my audio and pictures/data to be backed up to. I will be using two Seagate IronWolf 4TB drives. I have also elected to repair my old computer. It appears the power supply was the cause of failure, so I have replaced that with a beefier one and will install a new 1TB drive in that one for the OS(Windows10) and just use it more as an interface with the system.

    I am also going to clear out a stand-alone 2TB external drive for use with the Sugar Cube. It will archive all of the raw data from the transfer of my LP's and allow for additional backup, and the ability to play with the files in external editing software as things improve technology-wise in the future.

    As things stand now, however, my system is down for about ten days while I recover data from the old drive, build the NAS and transfer that data to it, and rebuild the old PC. In times like this, digital is a far bigger pain in the AZZ than cd's and vinyl ever were. ;)
    Post edited by nooshinjohn on
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror 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 AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Just got done organizing and adding art/metadata to a boat load of files from a friend. Up to a measly 1500 albums. But it keeps growing.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,819
    48553297626_afecc13fb6_b.jpgDSC_6307 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Yeah. I needed another tuner.

    :p
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,897
    Nice! I had the TX-5500 back in the day! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,897
    Although not hooked up, the other MC300 has a nice symmetry to it!
    epadlbh86zv2.jpeg
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    edited August 2019
    verb wrote: »
    Although not hooked up, the other MC300 has a nice symmetry to it!
    epadlbh86zv2.jpeg

    Yes, indeed (until someone opens that door, slamming into it :# )!