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  • dragon1952
    dragon1952 Posts: 4,899
    edited February 2020
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    I've gone rather nuts lately. In the past 2 weeks I've upgraded my USB cable to a Curious (NUC to Matrix X-SPDIF 2), my HDMI/I2S cable to Wireworld Platinum Starlight (Matrix to Directstream), and 2 items I should get by tomorrow Morrow SP-5 speaker cables and a Synergistic Research Orange fuse for my preamp :^ /
    2 channel - Willsenton R8 tube integrated, Holo Audio Spring 3 KTE DAC, audio optimized NUC7i5, Windows 10 Pro/JRiver MC29/Fidelizer Plus 8.7 w/LPS and external SSD drive, PS Audio PerfectWave P3 regenerator, KEF R3 speakers, Rythmik F12SE subwoofer, Audioquest Diamond USB cable, Gabriel Gold IC's, Morrow Audio SP5 speaker cables. Computer - Windows 10/JRiver, Schiit Magni 3+/Modi 3+, Fostex PMO.4n monitors, Sennheiser HD600 headphones
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,976
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    verb wrote: »
    Figured that a proper evaluation of @GlennDog Cary Pre-Amp would take at least 5 years to complete! :smile:wdxunuem577b.jpeg
    Edited to say just kidding! :smile:
    Old Pic: I like that amp stand on the left. In 2-3 years I’ll be in the market for several, inexpensive (2 each) 1, 2 & 3 tier stands. I confess being thrifty, most everything I’ve seen seems pricey and, because the correct word escapes me, glitzy.
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro Samsung BDP, Amazon Firestick, Phillips CD Changer Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; Ctr Ch outside BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out 8 ga Powerline: LR woofers, inside* & out *soldered LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Tweets & “Plugged*” Mids - 981, connected w/MP Premiere ICs Ctr Ch: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6 Surrounds: Premiere ICs ->Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3. 5 Subs: Sunfire True SW Signature -> LFE & Ctr Ch; 4 Audio Pro Evidence @ the “Corners”. Power Conditioning & Distribution: 4 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 5 Furman Miniport 20s *Xschop's handy work
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,976
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    Does deep cleaning and maintenance count?
    Disconnecting/reconnecting all HDMIs
    Dusting/cleaning on and around components
    Wiping down all power & signal connections
    Verified LR placement - lateral, distance, & toe-in .
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro Samsung BDP, Amazon Firestick, Phillips CD Changer Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; Ctr Ch outside BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out 8 ga Powerline: LR woofers, inside* & out *soldered LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Tweets & “Plugged*” Mids - 981, connected w/MP Premiere ICs Ctr Ch: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6 Surrounds: Premiere ICs ->Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3. 5 Subs: Sunfire True SW Signature -> LFE & Ctr Ch; 4 Audio Pro Evidence @ the “Corners”. Power Conditioning & Distribution: 4 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 5 Furman Miniport 20s *Xschop's handy work
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    That’s an awesome gaming setup there bro!
    Looks great.
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,779
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    Sweet setup J! Rock on!
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,934
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    Great setup.
    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, SVS 3000 Micro, 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, Apple TV 4K, Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables.
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,641
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    Nice Pioneer Integrated you have sitting under that AR turntable @jdjohn.

  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Installed the other Silnote Morpheus ref2 digital coax today. The AQ has been relegated to backup.
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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.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,348
    edited February 2020
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    I have one of its cousins here...

    32452265331_57cdb2f28b_h.jpgDSC_6946 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    (I do have the original headshell elsewhere, in full disclosure)
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,021
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    Swapping out all new speakers tomorrow. Dynaudio Audience 72se, 42 and 42c. Never owned Dynaudio. Excited!
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,423
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    I picked up a pair of 703’s and I’ve been burning them in.

    Almost done with the diy stands.

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    2 ChannelTurntable - VPI Classic 2/Ortofon 2M BlueAmplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie PhonoSpeakers - GoldenEar Triton 17.2 Home TheaterDenon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Klipsch RP-280F's, Klipsch RP-450C, Polk FXi3's, Polk RC60i; Dual SVS PB 2000's; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"Man CaveTurntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado GoldAmplification - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 DeluxeCD: Cambridge AudioSpeakers - Wharfedale Linton 85th Anniversary; LSiM 703; SDA 2A
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 10,086
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    What's all the writing in the frames?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,423
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    Nightfall wrote: »
    What's all the writing in the frames?
    Set lists. A midwest band that I fell in love with. I saw them a number of times and they were so gracious with autographs each time. I got the show poster and a set list each time.

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    2 ChannelTurntable - VPI Classic 2/Ortofon 2M BlueAmplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie PhonoSpeakers - GoldenEar Triton 17.2 Home TheaterDenon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Klipsch RP-280F's, Klipsch RP-450C, Polk FXi3's, Polk RC60i; Dual SVS PB 2000's; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"Man CaveTurntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado GoldAmplification - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 DeluxeCD: Cambridge AudioSpeakers - Wharfedale Linton 85th Anniversary; LSiM 703; SDA 2A
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    deronb1 wrote: »
    Swapping out all new speakers tomorrow. Dynaudio Audience 72se, 42 and 42c. Never owned Dynaudio. Excited!

    That’s a nice set! Dyn’s love high current amplification; what you driving’em with?
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.
  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 375
    edited February 2020
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    Set up a second very modest 2 channel rig in the back of my living room.

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    Amazon Echo dot > NAD 7175 > RT16

    My wife will listen to music, but does not like to mess with my main stereo. She claims to not be able to turn it on? I though this might be something she would use because it is much more simple. Literally one button, "on" for the 7175, and she is in business. She was not impressed with more equipment in the living room. I will leave it up for a week or two, who knows maybe she will use it.

    I purchased the NAD the other day for not a lot. So far I like the sound, and It certainly can push a set of speakers.

    The RT16s were purchased months ago with a lot of 10 or 12 speakers for $100. I sold 6 of them as a 5.1 set up for $125 and gave the rest away. I only wanted the RT16 which I essentially got for free.

    I think they could be improved a bit by replacing the interior sound dampening which seemed to be disintegrating and pouring out of the downward facing "power ports". I pulled one driver and vacuumed the remnants out to cut down on the mess, but that stuff should be replaced.

    As a result of setting this up I listened to the radio at home for the first time in who knows how long. Decades for sure....
    SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,021
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    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Swapping out all new speakers tomorrow. Dynaudio Audience 72se, 42 and 42c. Never owned Dynaudio. Excited!

    That’s a nice set! Dyn’s love high current amplification; what you driving’em with?

    A B&K Av5000ii. 185 wpc @ 4 ohms. Hope to be ok.
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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    deronb1 wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Swapping out all new speakers tomorrow. Dynaudio Audience 72se, 42 and 42c. Never owned Dynaudio. Excited!

    That’s a nice set! Dyn’s love high current amplification; what you driving’em with?

    A B&K Av5000ii. 185 wpc @ 4 ohms. Hope to be ok.

    Yes, that will do quite well :smile:

    Congrats on the new speakers!
    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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    hochpt21 wrote: »
    I picked up a pair of 703’s and I’ve been burning them in.

    Almost done with the diy stands.

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    Same here. Done with burn in/break in. I got a new set of stands as well. New Triangle Borea BR03 speakers scheduled to arrive today - we will see who gets to stay!
    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,021
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    halo wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Swapping out all new speakers tomorrow. Dynaudio Audience 72se, 42 and 42c. Never owned Dynaudio. Excited!

    That’s a nice set! Dyn’s love high current amplification; what you driving’em with?

    A B&K Av5000ii. 185 wpc @ 4 ohms. Hope to be ok.

    Yes, that will do quite well :smile:

    Congrats on the new speakers!

    Thanks! Just got em hooked up and playing around. Like what Im hearing!
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,021
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    Cool mounts on the back to store the grills.
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,021
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    Thanks! I think these speakers were made with Spiro Gyra in mind. Holy smokes!
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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    deronb1 wrote: »
    Thanks! I think these speakers were made with Spiro Gyra in mind. Holy smokes!

    Glad you are enjoying them! I had the DM 2/6, the Excite X14, and the Focus 260. All were very enjoyable and superb sounding speakers.
    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,423
    edited February 2020
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    halo wrote: »
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    I picked up a pair of 703’s and I’ve been burning them in.

    Almost done with the diy stands.

    qf1a1if2ep05.jpeg

    Same here. Done with burn in/break in. I got a new set of stands as well. New Triangle Borea BR03 speakers scheduled to arrive today - we will see who gets to stay!

    I had about 5 hours on them by remembering to go down there and restart the cd, but finally figured out the repeat option on my new-to-me Cambridge, lol, so the hours will pile on now. :)
    2 ChannelTurntable - VPI Classic 2/Ortofon 2M BlueAmplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie PhonoSpeakers - GoldenEar Triton 17.2 Home TheaterDenon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Klipsch RP-280F's, Klipsch RP-450C, Polk FXi3's, Polk RC60i; Dual SVS PB 2000's; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"Man CaveTurntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado GoldAmplification - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 DeluxeCD: Cambridge AudioSpeakers - Wharfedale Linton 85th Anniversary; LSiM 703; SDA 2A
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 10,086
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    halo wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Thanks! I think these speakers were made with Spiro Gyra in mind. Holy smokes!

    Glad you are enjoying them! I had the DM 2/6, the Excite X14, and the Focus 260. All were very enjoyable and superb sounding speakers.

    You're forgetting something.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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    Nightfall wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Thanks! I think these speakers were made with Spiro Gyra in mind. Holy smokes!

    Glad you are enjoying them! I had the DM 2/6, the Excite X14, and the Focus 260. All were very enjoyable and superb sounding speakers.

    You're forgetting something.

    Yes, I am! Thank you for the reminder! I once had the Emit 20 as well which I sold to a heck of a guy here on the forum :smile:
    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,976
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    deronb1 wrote: »
    Thanks! I think these speakers were made with Spiro Gyra in mind. Holy smokes!
    which album? I have a lot of their early stuff on vinyl & CD

    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro Samsung BDP, Amazon Firestick, Phillips CD Changer Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; Ctr Ch outside BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out 8 ga Powerline: LR woofers, inside* & out *soldered LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Tweets & “Plugged*” Mids - 981, connected w/MP Premiere ICs Ctr Ch: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6 Surrounds: Premiere ICs ->Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3. 5 Subs: Sunfire True SW Signature -> LFE & Ctr Ch; 4 Audio Pro Evidence @ the “Corners”. Power Conditioning & Distribution: 4 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 5 Furman Miniport 20s *Xschop's handy work