What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,628
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Is the rifle for answering the neighbors question, “can ya turn that down?” ? 🤣

    I notice you have the Rogue 180 Monoblocks. I was looking at a pair of those before I found this Belles amp. They were really nice but I was worried about the space they would take up as they wouldn't work inside my stereo cabinet (too much heat).
    Gustard X26 Pro 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
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    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
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    SKS is a fun rifle.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,628
    I picked a couple Russian ones up back in the day when they were $90 each. I should have bought a thousand of them. They are hugely popular and not cheap any more. They are not a good long range rifle but at 100 yards or less they get the job done and ammo is ridiculously cheap.
    Gustard X26 Pro 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
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    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
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,725
    audioluvr wrote: »
    I notice you have the Rogue 180 Monoblocks. They were really nice but I was worried about the space they would take up as they wouldn't work inside my stereo cabinet (too much heat).
    These don’t seem to give off that much heat, but then again Ive never had them inside cabinetry. One criticism however, is that the tubes are in the back of the unit and so is the bias meter. No problem if you got a very spacious listening area, but I don’t. So the monos are in an open rack on the top shelf, sitting sideways for easy access to the bias meter and the glowing tubes 🥳

    btw, I check the Gon pretty regularly. Ya know, “just look’n” ... i’d really like to mate the 180s with an RP-7 or RP-9 pre-amp. They’re far and few of em. Going on 5 yrs now and I’m pretty happy with them. Plenty of clean power.
    Also, going to roll a pair of Telefunken 12AX7s in tomorrow 🤩
    audioluvr wrote: »
    .... and ammo is ridiculously cheap.
    I haven’t found anything in the sport/hobby to be remotely cheap (these days). Glade you found low cost ammo
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • halo wrote: »
    Testing out the ELAC Debut Reference DBR62 bookshelf speakers now. Very nice so far! Way better than the UB5's and UF5's I tried out in my last apartment (but that was on different gear and in a different listening environment/room).
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    Beautiful rig!
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Testing out the ELAC Debut Reference DBR62 bookshelf speakers now. Very nice so far! Way better than the UB5's and UF5's I tried out in my last apartment (but that was on different gear and in a different listening environment/room).
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    Beautiful rig!

    Thank you sir! Once I get the wire management down I’ll be content :)
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,293
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Testing out the ELAC Debut Reference DBR62 bookshelf speakers now. Very nice so far! Way better than the UB5's and UF5's I tried out in my last apartment (but that was on different gear and in a different listening environment/room).
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    Beautiful rig!

    And it sounds very good as well!

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,701
    Got that one from the early 70's along with Rockin' the Fillmore album.
    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, 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, Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    tratliff wrote: »
    Wife left for brunch so I can turn it up!

    Got my lights setup. They are working great. Puts good light directly on turntables without turning up the full room lights. All lights are also remote controlled. Each set having a different dimmer.

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    Beautiful setup. Simply stunning.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,845
    The sap is just starting to run in the sugarbush around here...

  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,849
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The sap is just starting to run in the sugarbush around here...

    Warm days and cold nights; it's almost time to tap those haaadd maples :) ;
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,323
    @jbreezy5, if you have not been welcomed to the forum before? Please allow me to offer you a very warm welcome to Club Polk.

    How are you liking the PrimaLuna?

    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. ~
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,845
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The sap is just starting to run in the sugarbush around here...

    Warm days and cold nights; it's almost time to tap those haaadd maples :) ;

    The local big (relatively speaking) syrup producer has a little standalone reverse osmosis "plant" alongside the road that's down the hill from us; it was runnin' yesterday. It was 40 here yesterday. They get every drop they can -- that stuff is valuable. :)
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 775
    treitz3 wrote: »
    @jbreezy5, if you have not been welcomed to the forum before? Please allow me to offer you a very warm welcome to Club Polk.

    How are you liking the PrimaLuna?

    Tom

    Hi Tom, thanks for the warm welcome!

    The PrimaLuna is a lot of fun! I got it NOS from Upscale Audio about a year ago. It came with KT88s, which I prefer to EL34s for deeper bass. I consider the amp’s midrange a little forward sounding with speakers that have a relatively flat frequency response.

    Pairing the Prologue Five with the Jolida TubeDac III (two current production Tung-Sol 12ax7s in the output stage and no op amps) results in a liquid, smooth and textural presentation.

    The speakers are Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo IIIs. These tend to sound recessed in the midrange with solid-state amps, and therefore, neutral with the PL amp for a synergistic match. The bass has a good balance of depth/body/speed, and the treble is sweet and detailed with the Vifa tweeter.

    -Justin-
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,323
    Man, I have to admit. I love folks that join in like you! You roll tubes, talk about your experiences, are not ashamed to talk smack about what you hear....

    I look forward to your 10,000th post. B)

    I may have a 12Ax7 for you for that Jolida...if you are not happy? Speak 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. ~
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,505
    edited February 2020
    Great rig Justin. I like your equipment choices.
    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
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 775
    I definitely don’t think all gear sounds the same. I can’t imagine a forum like this could exist if it did, there’d be nothing to say.

    I’m all ears about the 12ax7 recommendation.

  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,323
    Butterbean, it may have lowered your noise floor offering you more of the actual music and less "noise".

    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. ~
  • Jazzhead
    Jazzhead Posts: 267
    I'm listening to some new power cables - VH Audio recipe "Flavor 4's" that I built as the DIY version. They're 9 gauge positive and neutral with a counter-spiraled 10 gauge ground with Furutech F-11 gold connectors:

    https://www.vhaudio.com/flavor4.html

    I put one on the CD player and one on each monoblock amp. They're nowhere near broken in yet, but have added much resolution, weight and "meat on the bones" to what I am hearing. I'm surprised that the CD player responded in such a positive way. I like success. Also, I have no affiliation with VH Audio - I'm just a happy customer.

    Polk Audio RTA-12s; 12 inch Polk Stands; DHS Speaker Service upgraded crossovers w/ Sonicap/Mills; comb filtering mod (hyperdamped outer drivers/mirror imaged); tweeter diffraction mod; Cardas binding posts; Neotech UPOCC internal wire; foam-lined inner driver baskets; xschop phase plugs; deleted fuses; Hurricane nuts; Sonic Barrier; Dynamat Xtreme
    Ayre K-5xeMP preamplifier
    Cambridge Audio 840C CD player; Herbie's Audio Lab Super Black Hole CD Mat
    D-Sonic Custom Audio M3a-600M monoblock amplifiers
    NAD 4155 FM/AM tuner
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II balanced interconnects; Virtue Audio single-ended interconnects
    Kimber 12TC speaker cable & Furez connectors
    VH Audio Flavor 4 power cables w/Furutech connectors (G)
    Herbie's Audio Lab system isolation: Tenderfeet, Big Fat Dots, Grungebuster Dots, Little Fat Gliders
    Dedicated 20A/10 AWG circuit; Furutech GTX-D (G) outlet; Furutech eTP80; Shunyata Research Venom Defender; Synergistic Research Orange fuses
  • Jazzhead
    Jazzhead Posts: 267
    Rammstein will get the electrons flowing!
    Polk Audio RTA-12s; 12 inch Polk Stands; DHS Speaker Service upgraded crossovers w/ Sonicap/Mills; comb filtering mod (hyperdamped outer drivers/mirror imaged); tweeter diffraction mod; Cardas binding posts; Neotech UPOCC internal wire; foam-lined inner driver baskets; xschop phase plugs; deleted fuses; Hurricane nuts; Sonic Barrier; Dynamat Xtreme
    Ayre K-5xeMP preamplifier
    Cambridge Audio 840C CD player; Herbie's Audio Lab Super Black Hole CD Mat
    D-Sonic Custom Audio M3a-600M monoblock amplifiers
    NAD 4155 FM/AM tuner
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II balanced interconnects; Virtue Audio single-ended interconnects
    Kimber 12TC speaker cable & Furez connectors
    VH Audio Flavor 4 power cables w/Furutech connectors (G)
    Herbie's Audio Lab system isolation: Tenderfeet, Big Fat Dots, Grungebuster Dots, Little Fat Gliders
    Dedicated 20A/10 AWG circuit; Furutech GTX-D (G) outlet; Furutech eTP80; Shunyata Research Venom Defender; Synergistic Research Orange fuses
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,628
    edited February 2020
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
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    To compete with Dave you need to get some more colorful socks!
    Gustard X26 Pro 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
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    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
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,575
    audioluvr wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
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    To compete with Dave you need to get some more colorful socks!

    Be careful what you ask for... @lightman1 and @EndersShadow have seen my sock options.
    "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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,031
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Currently warming up the VTLs with some Rob Zombie and Rammstein for some later tonight focused listening...

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    Just wondering how you can do any focused listening with those stinky feet...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, 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. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”