What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,977
    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.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 706
    ^^^On my short list. Enjoy it, Drew.
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,977
    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"

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 766
    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.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,740
    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.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,601
    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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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,740
    Thanks for the tip! I wish I could try the Mirage before I buy!
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,783
    Love my Lumin X1. Never tried streaming.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1 file player
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,740
    $14k for the X1?! Hot damn!
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,884
    Bud’s system is like the dream setups we saw at Axpona. Kudos Bud.
    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"
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,783
    edited March 11
    Clipdat wrote: »
    $14k for the X1?! Hot damn!

    That’s list price. I paid less buying online.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1 file player
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,274
    Nice! Where's the review? :wink:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, 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, PASS ACA 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: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,740
    I've only had it in the system for like 4 days!
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,473
    The U1 Mini is also on my short list when the time comes. For now, the Aries Mini has made me solidly content.

    My next upgrade is on the way...should be here tomorrow afternoon but it may be the weekend before I get to set them up...
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,316
    edited March 11
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I've only had it in the system for like 4 days!

    My Mini took about 200 hrs to reach its potential. You ain’t seen heard nut’n yet!
    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
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Drew, didn't you have the same NAP as Joe?

    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 ~
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    As for what I did to the rig today, I put in the tubes for the Canary that I got from Brent Jesse and listened to a couple of albums in a row.

    Then spent hours perfectly positioning both speakers to the listening chair, leveling them out both sideways and front to back, adding a little bit of equal height to the fronts. This was after measuring precisely where the speakers would be equal distance from side and back walls.

    Now my ears are exactly 10 feet, 11-3/16" away from both speakers at the listening position. You really don't know how hard that is until you go to do it.

    All measurements and angles done with a 3 way laser pointer and a laser measuring tool. The direction of the tweeter goes right by my ear, to the outside by 2". All measurements double and triple checked.

    Then sat down to listen to the rig again. Needless to say, it was all worth the effort. Now, to get back to the stand mods and wrap up the other projects I have going on in the room. Oh, also eliminated all rattles and unwanted noises within the room so all you hear is the music. Nice, uninterrupted, blissful music.

    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 ~
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,903
    Pulled my Krell out of the rig for it's trip back to the factory. The seller is stepping up and covering EVERYTHING! Color me shocked! The seller is truly stand-up all the way through. I don't know how long it will take to get back, but I figure at least a month, but for the price I paid for it, it should be well worth the wait.
    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.”
  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 389
    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.

    h6zl8ii0rtrd.jpg

    I was quite surprised to see that it plays a cd quality track at real great resolution than some of the hi-rez tracks.... I love mine as well.
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,363
    @treitz3 What 3 way laser pointer and laser measuring tool did you use?
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, most mods comp. (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    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 ~
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,884
    Tom, NAP?
    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"
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Network Audio Player. I thought he had the same one as you at one point, no?

    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 ~
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,884
    Way back. We both had the CXN at one point.
    Quite different now
    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"
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,977
    doctor r wrote: »
    New Origin Live turntable and second tonearm.
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    Beautiful Table B)

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,903
    I like it better than mine...
    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.”
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,977
    edited March 12
    Another Beauty, the Michell Orbe SE


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    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
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