What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • 4 gold lion kt-88
    1-gold lion 12ax7
    2- 6SN7 Raytheon
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,419
    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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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,753
    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?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 652
    Way to go! Who needs a dining room anyway? I’d love to hear those Quads!
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 871
    joecoulson wrote: »
    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?

    Wow you're making me think. I have had these for over a decade. Back in the day I had Martin Logan CLS electrostatic speakers. These were a difficult speaker to drive and had little bass. I had worked my way through Carver amps M1.5t, TFM-35, A-500x, and A-750x. I ended up with a pair of Silver 7t mono blocks. The A-750 was good at driving the speakers and not going into clipping. The Silver 7t's took it up a notch. When I got the Ampzilla 2000 amps, it was a whole other level. For the first time, they had real bass and the amps didn't break a sweat.
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,753
    Nice. Walter was trying to push towards those and I had not seen anyone who had experience with them. Good to know and Thank You.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,228
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    I decided to make a bunch of Mercury vapor this evening with mine.

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    You mentioned floor lamps in a post after this one. I spotted the lamps in this picture and really liked them. Are these floor lamps?
    Harry

    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,445
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    I decided to make a bunch of Mercury vapor this evening with mine.

    7i61b7nl2fzl.jpeg

    You mentioned floor lamps in a post after this one. I spotted the lamps in this picture and really liked them. Are these floor lamps?
    Harry

    Negative. Those are LED desk lamps that I got several years ago when I worked for the USDA. They were remodeling the office and were throwing those out. I managed to get 2 desk lamps and a power supply but have no idea what brand or model they are.

    I removed them from their weighted bases and put them on rolled pins that I mounted into the rear legs of my stand. They can move around on the pins while the arms can also be moved up or down and the lamp itself can be moved pretty much in any direction.
    "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
  • txcoastal1 wrote: »
    rebelsoul wrote: »
    4 gold lion kt-88
    1-gold lion 12ax7
    2- 6SN7 Raytheon

    What tube integrated did you install these in

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,419
    edited December 2019
    Cool Jolida 801

    I have one of those, if you want or need a little more bass, try The Lion 6550's

    Here's mine at LSAF

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    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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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Where are those heavily modified black piano finish SDA 1C's you bought from me? I thought you'd have those hooked up...

    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,934
    I believe those are in alaska
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,276
    NICE picture! B):p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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    Finally broke down and installed the new old stock MW6500 black basket woofer in my 7B, that I got on eBay a while back. Living dangerously playing Dark Side Of The Moon and Pipe Organ Music lol. I will JB Weld the magnet very soon. Sounds slightly brighter than the original silver basket one in the left speaker. Bass is improved slightly overall. Great to have no more little distortions that were plaguing me! Maybe it needs to be broken in. Happy New Year.
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, most mods comp. (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    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
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,276
    At around 7:30 to 8:30 or later, I cranked the old JVC and RTA12B's up loud enough for me ( around 90dbs or more ) and a few neighbors too. :p If I drank some, the POLICE surely would've been called. :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,753
    Just winding down. Had rig well over 100db at a couple points tonight. Nice to have the horsepower when called on. SVS was makin them bounce.

    Happy New Year all!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,636
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Just winding down. Had rig well over 100db at a couple points tonight. Nice to have the horsepower when called on. SVS was makin them bounce.

    Happy New Year all!

    Whadja say!?

    Happy new year!
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,334
    edited January 1
    Tony M wrote: »
    At around 7:30 to 8:30 or later, I cranked the old JVC and RTA12B's up loud enough for me ( around 90dbs or more ) and a few neighbors too. :p If I drank some, the POLICE surely would've been called. :D

    Good ro hear you are enjoying those 12B. Mine will not leave me until I die.

    I've had my system up pretty loud a few times. When I want to go for sheer SPL and feel the music, I put the HTR in 7 channel stereo with the mains on the TFM45 and my subs on a Behringer 3,000 watt amp. I cut the bass to the 12B for nothing lower than 90 hz. The LSIM 704c (or is it a 703c? It has the 5 1/4 drivers, not the 6.5) gets 100 hz and up as well as the Polk RM7500 sats and the in ceiling Yamahas.

    Here is a video of the out side of my house. There is a storm shutter on a small window for the room with my system in it. I was not playing very loud this particular night. The shutter bolts are tight. I went to check because a neighbor across the street said there was a loud noise comming from my well pump (Irrigation water) under that window.
    Please paeson the heavy breathing in the video. I was getting over a horrible sinus infection.


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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,276
    edited January 1
    Dang that must've been awesome! Live Club SPLs. 126dbs :o:DB)

    I can't see me letting these go either. ;) Thank you Chris! B)

    I've heard termites don't like vibrations. I've had them invade my cottage a couple of times and I killed the ones in the studs and poured killer on the plates pretty heavily but didn't have the ground prodded to kill the queen.

    I try to make them go elsewhere every so often by vibrating the building as much as I can for extended periods. Night or day, they never know when it's coming. Their poor little ears...if they have any. >:)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,334
    edited January 1
    Tomorrow I'm going to try and
    Apply some killer vinly wrap on my JBL L3. This will be a practice run before I do the 12B.

    This video is of my room before acoustic treatments. The guy that provided all the material and room analysis asked to see a quick video before he drove up from Miami. It was the single best thing I've done to improve the sound quality in that room.




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    This is the wrap I'm going to use.


  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,276
    edited January 1
    NICE.

    I've just watched the movie "The Green Book" twice in the past few days. Your piano took me right back into that movie. GREAT MOVIE but it shows how bad it was for African Americans back in those years. :'( Only Steinway pianos for Dr. Shirley! ;)B)

    Back to your POLK room. NICE.
    I think I see your 12Bs are missing their bases. Is that true?

    Also, the JBL L3s your going to re-vinyl are GREAT speakers too.
    I've owned a couple pr. of L5's I think. A pr. of L1s and L3s too. I can spot them a mile away! Yard saleing one day... I joyfully spoke out to my wife..."there's a pr. of JBL L5s in that yard up ahead. I pull up, go ask the man if they were still for sale. Yup. I had to ask how much. 5.00 he said. yup...5.00. I said "for both?". he said yep. I asked "do they work?" yep, they do, he said. They worked alright. They sounded GREAT! $5 :) I think I gave him 20.

    I had them for years. Those three models. I forget which pr. I had 2 of but I think the L5s or the L3s. I can look in my record book. I sold one pr. of the L3s to a man who made a center out of 2 of them. He butchered them on the bottoms and re-glued them together. I asked about the tweeters pointing out and he said it was fine for him. If I saw an ad for a set of those L series JBLs for cheap, I'd buy one set of any of them all over again. I always wanted the L7s but didn't really have the money or the AMPLIFIER power to drive them from what I read about what they needed. Good times with those L series! Led Zepplin CDs comes to mind looking back. No Quarter was played a lot back when I had them. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • corticocortico Posts: 594
    Absolutely nothing, I haven't touched my rig in about an Year. No changes after I a Parasound HCA 2200II power amp and the PLD 2000 Preamp and decent MIT cables... this is a sweet sounding pairing. According to my hears, it gets the job done :smile:
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,526
    I picked up some ADS L880s locally yesterday. I gave them a listen today in the small room for a couple hours. Once I got though playing around with placement for them, they sounded pretty good.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Today I put The Hornshoppe Great Horned Heils back in my system.
    rwwt1dm3nqvn.jpeg

    Is that an old tube amp from an organ or something sitting in front of the First Watt amp?

    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 499
    treitz3 wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Today I put The Hornshoppe Great Horned Heils back in my system.
    rwwt1dm3nqvn.jpeg

    Is that an old tube amp from an organ or something sitting in front of the First Watt amp?

    Tom

    Hi Tom,
    It's a little hand built 10wpc pp amp I bought from a guy on EBay a couple years ago. It uses 6aq5's,6x4's,and 12ax7's. It drives the horns pretty well.
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Prometheus Audio,April Music,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
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