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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,173
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    DaveHo wrote: »
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!

    Interface first -- then, yes, maybe so...

    I tend to be about a decade late adopting "new trends" in hifi. Usually saves me some $.

  • monepolk
    monepolk Posts: 1,141
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    Try Amazon Music from your laptop.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,173
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    I am a Prime member, as it happens.
    It's a prerequisite to be a member of the human species now, isn't it?

    ;)
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,892
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    I did it again, I pulled them away from the back wall. I do this every once in a while so that my wife doesn't notice.
  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 1,140
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    DaveHo wrote: »
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!
    Tidal is doing good promo periods right now. Finally got me to give it a long term trial.
    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
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    DaveHo wrote: »
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!
    Tidal is doing good promo periods right now. Finally got me to give it a long term trial.

    What do you mean exactly?

    I asked Tidal a while back if they had an editorial industry accommodation rate and they said no. Meanwhile Qobuz gave a complimentary year subscription when asked the same.
  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 1,140
    edited October 2019
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!
    Tidal is doing good promo periods right now. Finally got me to give it a long term trial.

    What do you mean exactly?

    I asked Tidal a while back if they had an editorial industry accommodation rate and they said no. Meanwhile Qobuz gave a complimentary year subscription when asked the same.

    They are currently pushing a "Rock the Vote" campaign. I think I posted it in the deals thread. 4 months for $20.20. I was waiting for a longer trial period before I jumped into it. They generally do a 3 month trial for a few bucks for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

    Certainly beats the normal 30 day trial for anyone on the fence.

    I'm also going to keep my eye out for gift card sales on black friday. I know groupon has done it before. Usually something like $10 or $15 for a $20 gift card.
    If they do that again I'll max out on how many can be ordered and just apply them to my account.

    *Edit - Here's my earlier post about it: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/2542233/#Comment_2542233
    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
  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 716
    edited October 2019
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    Ha ha !!
    I feel your pain , brother !

    My rig was banished to the closet 16 years ago with the birth of my son ....
    There it sat until finally 2 years ago I talked the wife into letting me put it in the bedroom ......

    It’s still there , but now I have managed to talk her into a better system which now resides in the den .... ha ha ha !
    Salks , PS Audio , Cambridge Audio and a new 65” Sony OLED ..... little did she know ....

    Bk

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    Tore down the music room in preparation for the baby in Feb. The wife wants to start getting it together NOW.

    Going to store the SDA, Denon and Adcom. Currently have my turntable, Denon SACD player and the Technics that I won in a karma from Doc in the bedroom.

    Sad day but I'm lucky she let me set up a bedroom stereo.

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    PS Audio S300 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk SuperCharged Songtowers , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Eversolo DMP-A6 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    Parasound A21, Eversolo DMP-A8 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Ascend Acoustics ELX Ribbon Towers , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - DEN , MAIN system

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Professor has gone to the dark side! :) Welcome! :)
    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.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Willow wrote: »
    I did it again, I pulled them away from the back wall. I do this every once in a while so that my wife doesn't notice.

    Lol! The Mrs hasn't really noticed I have 2 Mc300's in the basement! Shhhh! :)
    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.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,170
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    verb wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    I did it again, I pulled them away from the back wall. I do this every once in a while so that my wife doesn't notice.

    Lol! The Mrs hasn't really noticed I have 2 Mc300's in the basement! Shhhh! :)

    Make no mistake.. she has noticed, and like all top-tier predators, she is waiting for her moment to strike. You likely haven’t noticed that her shoe collection has been multiplying like rabbits.
    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
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,922
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    They all notice as we all know.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amp, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, Audiolab 6000CDT CD Transport, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Fluance RT85, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Polk L600's, L400, L900's, RC80i's, SVS 3000 Micro, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Nordost Silver Shadow Digital Cable, Cullen Gold and Crossover Series Power Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios, Apple TV 4K, Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    verb wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    I did it again, I pulled them away from the back wall. I do this every once in a while so that my wife doesn't notice.

    Lol! The Mrs hasn't really noticed I have 2 Mc300's in the basement! Shhhh! :)

    Make no mistake.. she has noticed, and like all top-tier predators, she is waiting for her moment to strike. You likely haven’t noticed that her shoe collection has been multiplying like rabbits.

    Oh I've noticed! :wink:
    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.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Milito wrote: »
    They all notice as we all know.

    You're probably right. She's a keeper for sure! :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.
  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 501
    edited October 2019
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    ceiling furniture going in slowly

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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,892
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    Milito wrote: »
    They all notice as we all know.

    Ahh come on man, don't ruin my fun!!! ;)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,173
    edited November 2019
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    I did something amusing last night.
    For the past month or so - and for no particular reason - I've been listening to a Yamaha (early, i.e., Dolby ProLogic-era) soiled solid state Yamaha receiver and a Samsung multiformat DVD player. Both foundlings, sans remotes. At the moment, the receiver's connected to a pair of :p Polk Audio Monitor 5 (5B? Series 2? -- at any rate, these have the SL2000 tweeters).

    Sat down to listen for a few minutes last night. Thought it'd be nice to be able to skip tracks on the Samsung. Further thought "there's a universal remote control in the closet" and got it out. Got batteries for it, found the programming codes and, after two tries, the player was under control.

    Listened for a few minutes and thought* "hmm... I wonder... maybe this 'universal' remote will work the receiver, too?!". Got it on the first try.

    Heh -- I've joined the late 20th Century!

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    * Yep, we do a lotta thinkin' way up north when the weather turns cold ;)
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 4,533
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    ^^^^ John and Yoko preceded that with Two Virgins.

    The only way to make the new 705's that are coming work,
    I have to split off the 2-channel. With impromptu stands:
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    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT SuperzeroSpeaker Cables: DH Labs, Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster: Beer budget, Bose ears
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,173
    edited November 2019
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    SIHAB wrote: »
    ^^^^ John and Yoko preceded that with Two Virgins.
    ...

    heh -- I see what you did there...

    (EDIT: and, unfortunately, I can't unsee it...) :*
  • 55LS70
    55LS70 Posts: 184
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    Just hooked up my new Decware CSP3 preamp and breaking it in.5dfvnb3ciuzx.jpg
    Decware CSP3 Preamp, RCA 6DJ8, 2 X Rocket 6N1P-EV's, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,674
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    Shut it down and unplugged everything.
  • 55LS70
    55LS70 Posts: 184
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    I know, my cable management leaves a little to be desired. I don't have a whole lot of room to work with. My future plans of dealing with it is to have is to have a new audio rack built. Maybe after the holidays.
    Decware CSP3 Preamp, RCA 6DJ8, 2 X Rocket 6N1P-EV's, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,173
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    my cable management style is pretty much of a piece with my personnel management style. Folks who worked for me seemed to like it, but... umm... it was pretty chaotic. :|

  • 55LS70
    55LS70 Posts: 184
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    With me, it's one of those things that it does bother me a little bit, but I'm not going to touch it unless I can do it right. That probably means a new rack and possibly a new power conditioner. At least it doesn't buzz, hum, catch fire or anything like that. I must admit though, since this new preamp is a top loader, it kind of took a turn for the worse. So far, it sounds pretty good. So, for the time being, I'm content.
    Decware CSP3 Preamp, RCA 6DJ8, 2 X Rocket 6N1P-EV's, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • siavash82ir
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    ثبت دامنه طراحی سایت هاست لینوکس بلیط هواپیما میزبانی وب
    I made a port muffler out of some rolled up 3/4" strips of ScotchBrite pads and inserted them into the ports, with a marked improvement in the bass.
    I also backed my KEFs up closer to the wall and spread them out as far as I could without obstructing the closet door.
    This seemed to make the speakers "disappear" into the soundstage.
    I also moved the sub foward a few inches.
    All in all, I'm quite happy with the outcome.
    اعضا
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,529
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    I am finally setting up my shop rig, ordered a pair of Elac Debut B5.2's to go with my vintage Pioneer SX-780. Speakers should be here Wednesday. I'll post some pics when it's connected up.
    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
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    55LS70 wrote: »
    Just hooked up my new Decware CSP3 preamp and breaking it in.5dfvnb3ciuzx.jpg

    You got some nice gear on that rack bro, congrats.
    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
  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 907
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    Ok, I know these aren't Polk but I did add another system to my house over the weekend.

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,170
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    What speakers? Appears to be an open baffle design.
    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
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,038
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    It took my wife a year+ to notice my "new to me" huge Golden Ear Triton Ones.

    BUT SHE DID FINALLY NOTICE THEM. ;):D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.