What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,685
    Are you adopting?
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • phipiper10
    phipiper10 Posts: 940
    edited December 2019
    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
    Phono Preamp: Rega Aria MK3
    Preamp: Rogue RP-7
    Amp: Rogue Stereo 100
    Speakers: Audio Physic Tempo Plus
    Cables: Audio Art IC-3e & SC-5 ePlus, Signal Cable PCs
    Misc: APC H15 line conditioner, Noise Harvester, VTI rack, GIK acoustic panels
  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 872
    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.
    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • Wardsweb wrote: »
    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.

    Too funny! And love the setups. It's nice to have options!
    Analog Source: Rega P3-24 Exact 2 w/GT delrin platter & Neo TT-PSU
    Digital Source: Lumin T2 w/Roon
    Phono Preamp: Rega Aria MK3
    Preamp: Rogue RP-7
    Amp: Rogue Stereo 100
    Speakers: Audio Physic Tempo Plus
    Cables: Audio Art IC-3e & SC-5 ePlus, Signal Cable PCs
    Misc: APC H15 line conditioner, Noise Harvester, VTI rack, GIK acoustic panels
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,627
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    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.

    Typical...
    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
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,687
    edited December 2019
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    With the living room system done, I moved my attention to the sun room. Using the DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg Nutube 6P1 preamp and my DIY version of a ST70 EL34 amplifier pushing the JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom CNC machined bubinga wood horns. The 2A3 and power supply are waiting for their turn in the system.

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    Nice rack. Very few people realize how important a good, solid rack is to achieving good sound. You should list it in your sig.

    Lumin X1 file player; 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 source, 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.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,687
    Tomorrow night is music night. Probably playing Metal, but maybe some Gaga and Marilyn Manson. Christmas Eve tunes. :)
    Lumin X1 file player; 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 source, 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.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Bud. You made me smile. I like that you have conviction in your choices. Rock on good sir.
  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 586
    That's one nice system!

    K
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , 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 ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,101
    Nothing quite like the sound and appearance of warm, glowing tubes. Very pleasing to the soul.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,925
    edited December 2019
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    I decided to make a bunch of Mercury vapor this evening with mine.

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    Nice images! :)

    FYI and FWIW; that's not mercury vapor -- it's stuff in the glass fluorescing. I take it as a sign of a good "hard" vacuum in a vacuum tube (again, FWIW). There's no mercury in those tubes.

    That said -- there can be "mercury vapor" in hifi. There is a place for it in hifi, too -- 'specially as long as it stays inside the tubes that contain it.

    Can I find a good photo of Gary Kaufman's SE 211 amp with its 866jr mercury vapor rectifiers all aglow? Nooooooo... -- so this one'll have to do :p
    The 866jr tubes in the P/S (module on the left) are on and glowin' -- but the lighting in the photo makes them look kinda dull :/

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    meanwhile, here's a stock photo from teh webz of an arbitrary mercury vapor tube lit up :)

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    Mercury plasma has its most intense emission at 254 nm (in the UV and not visible, although dangerous to vision if not attenuated), but there's some fairly intense lines in the blue/green wavelengths that made it popular for street lamps for quite a while. To this day, CFLs and old-time fluorescent tubes use the 254 nm emission from mercury plasma to 'excite' phosphors coated on the inside of the tube to emit visible light.


    Sorry to go all Cliff Clavin on you -- especially on Christmas! :|

    EDIT: oops, so much for my belief about the 254 nm emission vs the visible emission of mercury. :p

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    http://zeiss-campus.magnet.fsu.edu/articles/lightsources/mercuryarc.html



  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,917
    @ZLTFUL what tubes are those that are glowing blue like that? That is so cool! :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.
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,483
    Sovtek 5881s

    "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
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    My old 6550’s used to have that pretty dual color glow. Very intoxicating like Mike said.
  • aiconn
    aiconn Registered User Posts: 277
    I sold the LSiM 703s, and placed the Quad 12L Actives back in the system. They're singing nicely with the Peachtree novaPre. Merry Christmas!
    PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/Preamp
    Denon DVD 2910
    Quad 12L Active Monitors
    Marin Logan Dynamo 700W
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,101
    joecoulson wrote: »
    My old 6550’s used to have that pretty dual color glow. Very intoxicating like Mike said.

    Not Audio related, but I came across this Lamp and had to have it. :D

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    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Have those same bulbs in my master bath

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,507
    Does everyone live in baller a$$ houses? That's a fancy looking bathroom.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,564
    Well, he just blew about 20-30K on it......it had better be that nice!

    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    No baller, just saved for four years to get that dream bath done. ($19k)
    But thank you
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,483
    I found some floor lamps and a nice multi bulb fixture for the bar using those lights. Love them.
    Both lamps in my office use them but I rarely use the lamps in my office.
    "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
  • machone
    machone Posts: 1,296
    I found this one at a Holiday Inn Express. It worked great and very durable.
    Was thinking about ordering one for the cave..........

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    Mojo Audio Illuminati v3>>Quantum Byte w/LMS>>Rpi/PiCoreplayer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts Fully Modded)>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...Velodyne Optimum 8 subwoofer
    1KVA Dreadnought

    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,640
    edited December 2019
    I continued my efforts in digital signal noise reduction by ordering an Uptone Audio EtherREGEN audio grade Ethernet switch. This will replace the Cisco SG110D-08 Ethernet switch that my Bryston BDP-3 digital player and Synology DS718+ NAS are connected to. The EtherREGEN is made in small quantities and is currently sold out, therefore, I won't get mine until February.

    https://uptoneaudio.com/products/etherregen

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    Last June, I discovered that the signal integrity of audio and video signals carried via Ethernet could be improved by using low noise linear power power supplies. I also learned that music sound quality was improved by isolating my digital music player and music NAS from my home's wireless network with a dedicated Ethernet switch.
    The results with the Cisco SD110D-08 Ethernet switch were a little surprising. Whether powered by its stock SMPS or by the TeraDak DC-30 linear power supply, It sounded better than the Amped Wireless range extender powered by the DC-30. The Cisco was more holographic, provided more ambient information retrieval, and had deeper, more articulate, and more tactile bass.

    The hierarchy of sound quality was:

    1. Cisco SD110D-08 switch powered by the TeraDak DC-30 linear power supply.
    2. Cisco SD110D-08 switch powered by its stock (wall wart) switch mode power supply.
    3. Amped Wireless SR10000 (wireless mode turned off) range extender powered by the TeraDak DC-30 linear power supply.
    4. I perceived no sonic difference between the Amped Wireless Athena Ex range extender (wireless mode left on) with its stock SMPS and the Amped Wireless SR10000 range extender with its stock SMPS.

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    Figure 19. The Cisco SG110D-08 under evaluation.
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    1-gold lion 12ax7
    2- 6SN7 Raytheon
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,792
    rebelsoul wrote: »
    4 gold lion kt-88
    1-gold lion 12ax7
    2- 6SN7 Raytheon

    What tube integrated did you install these in
    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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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Spread spectrum. Would like to know your thoughts on those
    What did you upgrade from and how do you compare the sound/features to comparably priced amps?