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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,871
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    It wasn't today but last Friday. I was working from home (very sick dog) and during lunch I decided to calibrate the system again seeing as we have added some art work to the walls. I also decided to lessen the toe in and kept the large speaker setting Audyssey chose and to my surprise the system sounded better than ever. The sound stage increased and there was a big difference in instrument/vocal separation.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here (normally during the week I’m playing the office rig), I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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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.
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,021
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    verb wrote: »
    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here (normally during the week I’m playing the office rig), I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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    Sorry sir, but your egress is blocked by an 80lb amplifier. You'll have to move it. 😉
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    I have to tread carefully into my workshop! :smile:
    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.
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,021
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    verb wrote: »
    I have to tread carefully into my workshop! :smile:

    My toes hurt just thinking about it.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,969
    edited March 2020
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    verb wrote: »
    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here, I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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    whew😓 It’s a tough job but somebody hasta do it😊

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,432
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    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?
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    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,095
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    I have those same house pants on right now! LOL
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,183
    edited March 2020
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    Finally got around to doing the crossover mod in my 7B on the right speaker. Sounds like a veil has been lifted. Much more clarity. Won't wait long to do the left one! 12 gauge OCC solid wire for the midbass because I wouldn't have been able to get to it later. Was going to do the wires as stage 2 but had to do it this way due to the huge size of the 34 uF cap.

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    George / NJ

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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,871
    edited March 2020
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    I have those same house pants on right now! LOL

    You guys share the same house pants? how cute
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
    edited March 2020
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    Willow wrote: »

    You guys share the same house pants? how cute

    Maybe those pants were tucked inside the speakers as damping material?
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,039
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    He needs a pair of these tube socks.
    (IMO, of course)

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    https://www.vivatubes.com/matched-pair-of-tube-socks/

    I don't know if anyone's making transistor socks (or IC socks, for that matter). :#
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,001
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    gmcman wrote: »
    I did pick up a new cart anyway, but never can have too many. I went with the Audio Technica 33PTG/2 and pretty much have it dialed in, but need to get back to it tomorrow. Also need to find some shorter screws.

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    That is sexy, right there B) Congrats!

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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,015
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    I wiped everything down with disinfecting wipes. :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • tonyp063
    tonyp063 Posts: 1,047
    edited March 2020
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    I wiped everything down with disinfecting wipes.

    That'll make the rig sound too sterile.

  • Malbec
    Malbec Posts: 548
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    He needs a pair of these tube socks.
    (IMO, of course)

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    https://www.vivatubes.com/matched-pair-of-tube-socks/

    I don't know if anyone's making transistor socks (or IC socks, for that matter). :#

    You'll need a pair of walken shoes to go with those tube socks.

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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    Sometime this year! :smile: Unless of course, I find a pin/blade set of SRS's!
    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.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    I bought this simple and unassuming looking Lumin U1 Mini from AudioThesis, and I'm amazed at how much difference a high quality streaming transport can make.

    I've never heard Tidal sound this good on my system. Worth every penny.

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    When I decide to obtain a dedicated Streamer, this model is on my "list". I enjoy the Understated appearance as well.

  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,513
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    ^^^On my short list. Enjoy it, Drew.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    I bought this simple and unassuming looking Lumin U1 Mini from AudioThesis, and I'm amazed at how much difference a high quality streaming transport can make.

    I've never heard Tidal sound this good on my system. Worth every penny.

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    We need a Polk Audio Forum "Excusive Drew Review"

  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 1,129
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    I bought this simple and unassuming looking Lumin U1 Mini from AudioThesis, and I'm amazed at how much difference a high quality streaming transport can make.

    I've never heard Tidal sound this good on my system. Worth every penny.

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    At some point down the road I plan to replace my CXN with a separate streamer and DAC. If I was doing it today, this would be the unit I would be getting.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,599
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    I have it connected to my Ruby DAC via an Audioquest Forest USB cable. Would like to try a higher end USB cable with it to hear any differences.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,001
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    Nice! Lumin is on my list as well.
    For a USB cable, I went with DH Labs Silver Sonic from here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DH-Labs-Silver-Sonic-USB-1-meter-Standard-USB-Cable-USB-A-to-USB-B/360386488486?hash=item53e8b568a6:g:xc0AAOSwpDdVL8sv He sells various different lengths.
    Pretty good value IMO. Of course you could step up to the Silver Sonic Mirage for more bucks.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,599
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    Thanks for the tip! I wish I could try the Mirage before I buy!
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
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    Love my Lumin X1. Never tried streaming.
    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
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    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,599
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    $14k for the X1?! Hot damn!