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  • rebelsoul
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    I will tomorrow.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,533
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    rebelsoul wrote: »
    Spiked my fully modded SDA -1cs. Turntable , Tubes and fully modded SDA s lifes good.

    Atta boy!

    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. ~
  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 908
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    Today I changed up my main system. Moved it to a different wall, swapped the passive pre for a 6H30 class A linestage, setup only the Clearaudio table with the EAR 834P and the Auralic Altair music server. Makes for a cleaner system. Dialed in the subs and life is good.

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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 10,000
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    Sweet. Are those your Altec/JBL speakers? If so, I believe I have the same JBL 2235h LF drivers and would appreciate a photo of the speakers with the grills off. Thanks.
  • phipiper10
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    Mounted the TT to the wall, finally! Took some time to get it level.
    With the monitor in place I can manage audio on the hard drive connected to the Oppo and more easily manage SACD/DVD-A. It was just a guessing game with those previously.

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    Analog Source: Rega P3-24 Exact 2 w/GT delrin platter & Neo TT-PSU Digital Source: Lumin T2 w/Roon (NUC) DAC: Denafrips Pontus II Phono Preamp: Rega Aria MK3 Preamp: Rogue RP-7 Amp: Pass X150.8 Speakers: Joseph Audio Perspective 2, Audio Physic Tempo Plus Cables: Morrow M4 ICs & Audio Art SC-5 ePlus, Shunyata PCs Misc: Shunyata Hydra Delta D6, VTI rack, GIK acoustic panels
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,640
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    No pics yet but I reconfigured my rack, moved the amps to the floor, added 2 SVS SB12-NSD subs, got a shorter Wireworld USB cable, shorter Wireworld XLR interconnects and swapped out the Denon DVD2900 for an Arcam DV79 for spinning CDs.

    Also played around with some more placement options with the Silverlines and I found the bass they had at LSAF this year. Being rear ported, they needed to be considerably closer to the rear walls than I originally thought.
    "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
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
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    In the past week I replaced eight receptacles in the Stereo Room with some Hubbell 5261 Industrial Grade

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    These aren't "Crazy" money, but a very good upgrade. They have a grip that only a man can appreciate.

    Also, after a month long break-in on a new DAC, I popped the top and rolled in a sweet little 12AU7 Holland Bugle Boy. Life is good.

  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,228
    edited December 2019
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    Fabricated some new, larger gauge, shorter ribbon speaker cables (4N copper, 14 gauge, 5 ft long). Even better detail and imaging and the bass is tighter and punchier. I'm thinking of selling these in the future but don't know for sure if people want to pay less for cables that might not be quite as good eye candy-wise, but with as good or better performance than commercially made ones.
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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Onkyo A-8017 integrated
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,640
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    Snapped some quick pics.
    @lightman1 can attest to the drastic improvements in bass response, imaging, and soundstage I was able to attain just with no toe-in, 7 inches closer to the back wall and the addition of the 2 SVS SB12-NSD subs. Outside of maybe one more change to the disc spinner, I am fairly certain I am at the end game for my office.

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    "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
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Playing around with pieces for garage rig. The Pioneer SX- N30 was in the living room, now replaced by the Peachtree. So what to do with this guy? Well it turns out it can be used as a pre-amp! Hooked up to the CJ amp right now, doing some testing. Running the 1C’s. Well I’m liking @joecoulson Linn mono’s even more as they can be turned on automatically when detecting a signal. I need a remote for the garage rig as I don’t want to be walking back and forth navigating through my junk to the back wall turning every thing on/off. Lazy, yes! :smile:mfr579d1ctef.jpeg
    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.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Let me know brother.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Streaming Tidal from my phone via BT to the Pioneer. And the Pioneer has LFE sub output! I’ve got a spare SVS PB 1000 just wanting to be utilized! My garage rig is coming together!
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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: 18,533
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    I need to do what you are doing, Dave. I have enough gear leftover to build a secondary rig and it's all just sitting there scattered throughout the house and shop. Time to start whippin' that stuff together!

    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. ~
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    edited December 2019
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    For sure Tom! I love my secondary rig down in the basement cause it lets me play around and not have to tear up the big rig. Now that I have a furnace in the garage, this looks to be a winter project! :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.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Got the SVS hooked up! Testing! :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.
  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 908
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    dromunds wrote: »
    Sweet. Are those your Altec/JBL speakers? If so, I believe I have the same JBL 2235h LF drivers and would appreciate a photo of the speakers with the grills off. Thanks.

    Here is a pic before the changes.

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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 10,000
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    Ah yes, thanks much! I need to do that with my JBL's, those look awesome and I bet they sound out of this world.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,143
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    Meh they sound ok🤪

    They are very impressive and hearing them with vinyl and tape is divine
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 10,000
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    I know those JBL low frequency drivers sound nice. I've been using mine as subwoofers, the original owner had a stereo salon build him custom sub enclosures to JBL specs, back in the late 80's or early 90's I guess, They were pretty dang seamless when I was using them as a pair of subs. I even had Gary Dodd modify my Dodd preamp with an active subwoofer crossover in it, the only one he ever did he told me. Pretty much real estate hogged up when using them that way as they are huge enclosures, however, as opposed to incorporating them into something like Wardsweb has done.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,533
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    dromunds wrote: »
    I even had Gary Dodd modify my Dodd preamp with an active subwoofer crossover in it, the only one he ever did he told me.
    HA. Gotta love that man. I have a 1 of 1 too with the MLP. Which pre do you have?

    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. ~
  • jdjohn
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    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Snapped some quick pics.
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    Is that a KD-500 (aka, "The Rock") I spy?
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 10,000
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    dromunds wrote: »
    I even had Gary Dodd modify my Dodd preamp with an active subwoofer crossover in it, the only one he ever did he told me.
    HA. Gotta love that man. I have a 1 of 1 too with the MLP. Which pre do you have?

    Tom

    Tom, I have the battery powered adjustable gain preamp, which Gary modded right before he got really sick and died. Sonicap Platinum bypass caps and some other stuff which escapes me at the moment in addition to the active subwoofer crossover. I also have a Dodd battery powered tube phono preamp which is fantastic. And of course my ELP in storage which I will probably never part with, since it was my first.
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,640
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Snapped some quick pics.
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    Is that a KD-500 (aka, "The Rock") I spy?

    Close...KD-550 (identical except the 550 came ready to rock while the 500 required you add your own magical fairies to finish it up.)
    "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
  • phipiper10
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    Rearranged the whole rack, providing better wire management. Plugged in a Noise Harvester, which is really just making me wonder what my neighbors are doing to dirty up my power. Lastly, I placed new speaker cables and ICs, delivered to work, in the trunk of my car. Why is my wife still awake???..vibkibmb9f3g.jpg
    Analog Source: Rega P3-24 Exact 2 w/GT delrin platter & Neo TT-PSU Digital Source: Lumin T2 w/Roon (NUC) DAC: Denafrips Pontus II Phono Preamp: Rega Aria MK3 Preamp: Rogue RP-7 Amp: Pass X150.8 Speakers: Joseph Audio Perspective 2, Audio Physic Tempo Plus Cables: Morrow M4 ICs & Audio Art SC-5 ePlus, Shunyata PCs Misc: Shunyata Hydra Delta D6, VTI rack, GIK acoustic panels
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,533
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    Nice rig, room and setup man. Now I want to listen to the album on the lower left speaker stand. Haven't rotated that one in for a while...

    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. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,220
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    Are you adopting?
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • phipiper10
    phipiper10 Posts: 955
    edited December 2019
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    THANKS! Ha, right now that is not possible. In tomorrow's episode of what I did to the rig I will be soldering one of the RCA cables back to the plug. I'll take the blame for the cause but will say I was not impressed with what I saw when I unscrewed the plug.

    Tomorrow, Cowboy Junkies and many others!
    Analog Source: Rega P3-24 Exact 2 w/GT delrin platter & Neo TT-PSU Digital Source: Lumin T2 w/Roon (NUC) DAC: Denafrips Pontus II Phono Preamp: Rega Aria MK3 Preamp: Rogue RP-7 Amp: Pass X150.8 Speakers: Joseph Audio Perspective 2, Audio Physic Tempo Plus Cables: Morrow M4 ICs & Audio Art SC-5 ePlus, Shunyata PCs Misc: Shunyata Hydra Delta D6, VTI rack, GIK acoustic panels
  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 908
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    VR3 wrote: »
    Are you adopting?

    No but you should get on my wife's list for guys to call, when I die. She's giving it all away.