What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,740
    gidrah wrote: »
    Replaced an Emotiva preamp with a Maverick D1+ and Realistic phono pre. The improvement was drastic.

    What Emotiva pre did you remove.
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,036
    USP-1.
    Make it Funky! :)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,974
    Good to see others enjoying Elac also. Love mine.
    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"
  • halohalo Posts: 5,598
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Good to see others enjoying Elac also. Love mine.

    Hi Joe,

    They are in a shootout between these ^ and the Polk LSiM 703. I believe the 703's are winning but I'm giving the DBR62's a fair shot (I want the best sounding speakers to stay here). Glad you are enjoying your Adante's!
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,321
    Is the rifle for answering the neighbors question, “can ya turn that down?” ? 🤣
    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
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,826
    Coyotes. No neighbors for a quarter mile at least. If they heard my music playing they'd come over thinking I was having another party.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,826
    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).
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,974
    SKS is a fun rifle.
    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"
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,826
    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.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,321
    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
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 549
    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!
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Prometheus Audio,April Music,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • halohalo Posts: 5,598
    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).
    y3367lpdq0w2.jpg

    Beautiful rig!

    Thank you sir! Once I get the wire management down I’ll be content :)
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 4,005
    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).
    y3367lpdq0w2.jpg

    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
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 1,084
    Got that one from the early 70's along with Rockin' the Fillmore album.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, B&K 4420 Reference, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,974
    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.
    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"
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,572
    The sap is just starting to run in the sugarbush around here...

  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,518
    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 :) ;
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    @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.

    ~ 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 ~
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,572
    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. :)
  • jbreezy5jbreezy5 Posts: 60
    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-
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    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.

    ~ 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 ~
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,492
    edited February 3
    Great rig Justin. I like your equipment choices.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 - Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 dig coaxial
  • jbreezy5jbreezy5 Posts: 60
    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.

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,974
    Welcome bro!
    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"
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