What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,999
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Too many words, and poor formatting, but it appears you really like the Aragon. Congratulations :)

    Skip to the end next time :)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,516
    Aragon is for hacks...
    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.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,035
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Too many words, and poor formatting, but it appears you really like the Aragon. Congratulations :)

    Skip to the end next time :)

    I would if I could find it. :)


    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,953
    Dang, Bud is sassy today. ;)
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,999
    Sassy... Or cranky? Hard to tell at his age :#
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,035
    Sassy or cranky. Not sure, but I apologize. Time to smoke some medicine and calm down. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,999
    All good Bud we are just teasing 😉
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,999
    Aragon is for hacks...

    I know right. Makes me want to find a good Aragon 8008bb.

    Two stacked 1100va torrids and much more massive storage caps.
    The 8008BB has twice the rectification and twice the storage capacitance. In other words, each monoblock contained within the chassis has as much rectification and capacitance as the 8008ST's entire power supply. Along with the larger power supply, the 8008BB has two different inputs-single-ended and balanced. Both of these inputs are fully discrete Class A. The matched output stage transistors are increased by 50%. These additional transistors assist in maintaining linearity during low impedance operation.

    Borrowed from the net ^^^^
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,516
    Haven't spun vinyl since my computer crashed, so today I got the sugar cube back online and recorded my first LP side in a very long time. Everything went off without a hitch. I will be getting back to the work of recording all my LP's to a separate hard drive, and backing everything up to the NAS as soon as it is up and running.
    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.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 9,972
    edited September 2019
    Nothing! Well pondered my plan to swap the tube out of the Cary’s power supply, maybe tomorrow! In the meantime enjoying the VTL on the main rig! :smile:
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    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
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,998
    Any news on this issue? Just curious. Thanks
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,280
    That would chap my hide, considering the cost of the Cary.

    BTW....hows that VTL holding up in comparison ? I know the 2 have a different sound sig., but that VTL is no slouch either in throwing out some musical tunes.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • verbverb Posts: 9,972
    WagnerRC wrote: »
    Any news on this issue? Just curious. Thanks

    Yeah, the journey contines! :)
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/185948/cary-slp-05-in-verbs-house#latest
    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
  • verbverb Posts: 9,972
    tonyb wrote: »
    That would chap my hide, considering the cost of the Cary.

    BTW....hows that VTL holding up in comparison ? I know the 2 have a different sound sig., but that VTL is no slouch either in throwing out some musical tunes.

    Love the VTL! I remember when I first got the VTL (my first tube pre) and swapped out the Rotel RC-1580 (now back in the box), wow! The improvement was profound! Everything was better. Bass and high extension, detail, but the sound stage expansion was huge!

    Now the Cary comes in, although not quite as profound, but significant improvement for sure! Bass extension most notably, a bit more detail as well overall, but the sound stage grew even more over the VTL.

    Missing the Cary, but as you said the VTL is no slouch. I never once thought about breaking the Rotel out during this time! :)
    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
  • halohalo Posts: 5,501
    @verb - that VTL 2.5 is the nicest tube pre I've ever owned. May be a step below the Cary but she's a darn fine lady. Enjoy her while you're working out the kinks with the Cary.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,516
    Tried watching football until the Pioneer failed completely... my entire rig is down AGAIN until I replace that pos.
    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.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 9,972
    halo wrote: »
    @verb - that VTL 2.5 is the nicest tube pre I've ever owned. May be a step below the Cary but she's a darn fine lady. Enjoy her while you're working out the kinks with the Cary.

    Agree Vic! She's my first, ya know! :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
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,998
    Thanks for the update.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,920
    edited September 2019
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    so elegantly simple.

    ;)

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,920
    edited September 2019
    In all (well... some) seriousness. Is that a modern thing?
    They still have composite video inputs/outputs... in 2019?
    Why?


    I mean, I am a little surprised to see component video jacks, but it sure looks like I see two yellow composite video jacks too.

    I mean, I'd use 'em, but then again I'd be running an RCA CTC-16 21 inch round CRT all vacuum tube color TV if I (still) had one.

    There is a GE PortaColor in the basement, but, while it lights up and has sweep, it won't display recognizable video, and I haven't ever had the gumption to try to troubleshoot it. :p


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,516
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    In all (well... some) seriousness. Is that a modern thing?
    They still have composite video inputs/outputs... in 2019?
    Why?

    Legacy components like laser-disc...
    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.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,999
    Wow John gonna biamp with that one :D
    Nice
  • mhardy6647 wrote: »
    In all (well... some) seriousness. Is that a modern thing?
    They still have composite video inputs/outputs... in 2019?
    Why?

    May be some of the old cable boxes. I remember when we were in CA, the Comcast had HD cable box with RCA out.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,700
    Picked up a new Pioneer Elite SC-LX701.... closeout at Best Buy for a silly price, so I jumped on it.
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    I’d like to hear your impressions of the SC-LX701. Compared to earlier iteration especially but also the newer features.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,516
    Found a new use for the old RM-7500’s... Atmos Speakers for the big SDA’s! I haven’t heard them yet in this role, but I thought why not give it a try.

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    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.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 9,972
    Found a new use for the old RM-7500’s... Atmos Speakers for the big SDA’s! I haven’t heard them yet in this role, but I thought why not give it a try.

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    Hey don't scratch my TL's! :)
    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,920
    edited October 2019
    "do to" is right :)

    I did this to my poor stereo last night...

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    source: http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/html/1981/h026.html

    Radio Shack Monitor 7 wannabees :) -- with white-coned woofers!!! :#

    They actually ain't bad. :)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,999
    Back in the day Tandy corp. didn't make 1/2 bad stuff.....
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,920
    edited October 2019
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Back in the day Tandy corp. didn't make 1/2 bad stuff.....

    No, most of it - at least in hifi - was about 7/8 bad.

    B)

    Not a fan of virtually any R/S speakers -- the ones above are actually not bad.
    Not half bad, in fact! :)

    Found 'em at the dump, years ago.
    They've been tucked away here since the move, but I needed their space, so I tried to sell 'em at NEARC last week. I had a good day sellin' junk, but these did not sell.

    They're just too nice to have left on the freebie table there, so I brought 'em back home.
    I'll try again next NEARC.
    I really, truly would take pretty much any nonzero offer.

    :|

    While the Nova-10 does have a little bit of the typical R/S midbass hump, it's not as bad as their 'better' speakers (ahem Mach One ahem), and that ridiculous little cone tweeter (with metal dustcap!) is actually pretty sweet sounding, if a little bit bright. Overall, they're very listenable little loudspeakers.

    It is kind of disconcerting to pick one up, though -- they're quite light. I'll weigh one at some point, just for shoots and googles (as I like to say).
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