What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,682
    joecoulson wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Hack

    :D It's pretty good for off the shelf

    Was talking about you

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,769
    The sub Polk should have built, complete with the logo that should adorn all current Polk products...

    Very nice work indeed.
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,933
    ^^^^Dang man, you have an extremely good skill set. Now, get busy and build another one to make a pair :D
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 976
    Very nice and great workmanship!
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,708
    ^^^^Dang man, you have an extremely good skill set.

    I concur

    Well done sir

  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Mad skillzzz brother. Very nice!

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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,502
    Top notch work. Very nice.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,288
    Nice job! Were these dramatic improvements over the stock tonearm and RCA wiring?
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,573
    edited February 26
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice job! Were these dramatic improvements over the stock tonearm and RCA wiring?

    Thanks.

    Well, that's going to be part 2 of this endeavor. Once finished I leveled the table and went for a test run. I immediately heard a lot of distortion and shut it down. I double-checked the stylus and found that my DL301 Mk2 had the tip torn off.

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    Wasn't like this when I played it last. Cover was down, tonearm locked, but many months of foot traffic from kids so there's no way for me to say who may have done it. Mine know not to use it, but with all the friends that have been inside, anything is possible.

    I know for a fact it has sat for about 8 months, unused, and when I pulled the headshell to work on it, it was placed in a secure location. My guess it was tried to have been played and the stylus landed on the timing blocks on the platter...but who knows....cannot accuse anyone.

    Now I'm looking for an upgrade, been eyeballing the Audio Technica AT33SA or another Denon...the AT is pricey.


  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,288
    Oh that's super frustrating! I'm sorry about the damaged stylus.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,506
    😢 been there. So feel your pain. Haven’t listened to an LP since ‘96 for the same reason
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC 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; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,933
    edited February 26






    gmcman wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice job! Were these dramatic improvements over the stock tonearm and RCA wiring?

    Thanks.

    Well, that's going to be part 2 of this endeavor. Once finished I leveled the table and went for a test run. I immediately heard a lot of distortion and shut it down. I double-checked the stylus and found that my DL301 Mk2 had the tip torn off.

    3yxhyfktqjep.jpg

    Wasn't like this when I played it last. Cover was down, tonearm locked, but many months of foot traffic from kids so there's no way for me to say who may have done it. Mine know not to use it, but with all the friends that have been inside, anything is possible.

    I know for a fact it has sat for about 8 months, unused, and when I pulled the headshell to work on it, it was placed in a secure location. My guess it was tried to have been played and the stylus landed on the timing blocks on the platter...but who knows....cannot accuse anyone.

    Now I'm looking for an upgrade, been eyeballing the Audio Technica AT33SA or another Denon...the AT is pricey.


    I remounted my Denon DL-103R yesterday. A great sounding cartridge for the price IMHO.

    https://www.amazon.com/Denon-DL-103R-Moving-Coil-Cartridge/dp/B000OC1QTS#customerReviews
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,461
    OldmanSRS wrote: »
    Mike, I did build another one before this one to use with the original VTF-3 for a pair of them in the basement garage/shop where I do the work. The problem is, Parts Express sold out of the HSU amps and speaker. They were a factory buyout, limited quantity sale.

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    Dang dude, you got some mad skills going on in that shop. Wish you were my neighbor bro. :) Looks awesome.
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,295
    OldmanSRS wrote: »
    Building the cat proof SDA SRS exoskeleton enclosure covers inspired me to build a new subwoofer. I used the HSU Research VTF-3 250W plate amp and their 12" driver purchased from Parts Express and cloned the cabinet out of the same materials and to the same quality and dimensions as the original VTF-3 that I own. I maintained the Polk SRS styling queues in the home made "Polk Sub". It sounds EXACTLY like the VTF-3. Sorry, I don't now why the pics don't post in the order I loaded them.


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    That is outstanding work. Looks incredible.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,861
    One of these days I need to clean my shop. Lol. You have a nice, neat shop. Nice work too.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,506
    Stunning craftsmanship😊
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC 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; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,409
    Outstanding!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,769
    edited February 26
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    Never mind the subs, that Cobra intrigues me the most.

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    Who cares about speakers when there’s a Cobra to drive! I want to know what’s parked against the wall in front of the boat.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,736
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    Stunning craftsmanship😊

    I hate talented people. I feel so inadequate :^ /
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,769
    So many witty and sarcastic replies to that comment, yet so little time.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • halohalo Posts: 5,568

    I want to know what’s parked against the wall in front of the boat.

    His signature has two cars listed, the '65 Cobra (which you can see) and a '72 Triumph TR-6 (might be what's in front of the boat against the wall?).
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 976
    edited February 26
    Yes, tell us about the Cobra. Is it original or a kit car and what kind of power?

    Love the color combo BTW on the Cobra.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, B&K 4420 Reference, Bluesound NODE 2i, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Technics PD867, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,769
    edited February 26
    maybe it is...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Absolutely beautiful sub, @OldmanSRS ! Wow! :smile:
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,568
    Milito wrote: »
    Yes, tell us about the Cobra. Is it original or a kit car and what kind of power?

    His signature says: "'65 427 Shelby AC Cobra"
    Milito wrote: »
    Love the color combo BTW on the Cobra.

    I agree! The Cobra has always been one of my favorite cars. It looks like it's eating the road >:)
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