What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,707
    I actually sat and listened to mine tonight for the first time in several months.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,123
    VR3 wrote: »
    Change out that outlet to the pangea 20 Amp outlet, built like a tank and affordable

    Yep. The generic outlet doesn’t have enough retention to withstand the weight of the cable. Another rabbit hole! :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.
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,590
    Took everything apart just waiting for FedEx to drop some stuff off.
  • RobbyKY
    RobbyKY Posts: 117
    Continuing to seal the cabinets on my 3.1 project. These things were completely open to the outside through he top and bottoms! Glue leaked straight through and dripped out onto the carpet. No wonder the push test failed before I tore them down.

    Brought home some 3/8" MDF to make new side panels, my son wants all black side panels minus the oak trim so need to rip these to size this week.

    Tuned the 1.0 and 1.25 inductors and soldered into place. Decided to dump the Jantzen 0.3mH 20awg due to the measured DCR when I finished tuning it. At 0.36 ohms is was way off from the stock version's 0.581 ohms. Placed an order with HiFi Collective for the proper 0.3mH/22awg versions and ate the FedEx shipping.

    Placed a Mouser order for new internal connectors. Going with gold plated terminals on this rebuild so will need to swap out the 28 year-old originals.

    Listened to Nina Simone all evening....

    Media Room: Parasound JC-5, Cambridge 851N, Schiit Freya, SDA SRS 1.2tl
    Game Room: Carver M4.0t, Carver C-4000, Oppo BDP-105, SDA SRS 1.2tl
    Bar/Card Room: Carver TFM-55, Carver C-1(BillD), Oppo BDP-93, SDA SRS 3.1
    Son's Room: Carver TFM-55, Carver C-1(BillD), Laptop/AQ Dragonfly, SDA SRS 3.1
    Bedroom: McIntosh MC150, Cambridge CXN, SDA 2Btl
    Outdoor Pool Area: Yamaha R-N803 with four Polk Atrium 6
    HT: Polk RTi A9s, CSi-A6, RT-65, RTi-A3's, Marantz SR5012, XPA3, UDP-203, Epson 5040UB


  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,231
    RobbyKY wrote: »
    Continuing to seal the cabinets on my 3.1 project. These things were completely open to the outside through he top and bottoms! Glue leaked straight through and dripped out onto the carpet. No wonder the push test failed before I tore them down.

    Brought home some 3/8" MDF to make new side panels, my son wants all black side panels minus the oak trim so need to rip these to size this week.

    Tuned the 1.0 and 1.25 inductors and soldered into place. Decided to dump the Jantzen 0.3mH 20awg due to the measured DCR when I finished tuning it. At 0.36 ohms is was way off from the stock version's 0.581 ohms. Placed an order with HiFi Collective for the proper 0.3mH/22awg versions and ate the FedEx shipping.

    Placed a Mouser order for new internal connectors. Going with gold plated terminals on this rebuild so will need to swap out the 28 year-old originals.

    Listened to Nina Simone all evening....

    RobbyKY, You're a busy guy! When I rehabbed my 3.1TL's the exterior was pretty much shot. I removed the top/bottom caps (which was a challenge) and soon realized the caps were a part of the cabinet. Polk certainly took a short cut here.

    I made new caps and attached them to the cabinet in the same manor as the larger SDA's, via Lag Bolts. I made a new "permanent" top and bottom for the cabinets first, and secured them into the cabinet walls.

    I plained down the side trim pieces to match the thickness of the cloth side panels, this elevated the "overlap" of the top/bottom caps, which I never cared for.

    I of course performed all the normal mods as well, the 3.1TL's are a fine example of the SDA Series. Your son will be thrilled!

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    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,671
    verb wrote: »
    Thinking about my rigs while in Vegas on vacation! :smile:
    You should be thinking about other things in Vegas, my friend... ;)
  • RobbyKY
    RobbyKY Posts: 117
    I made new caps and attached them to the cabinet in the same manor as the larger SDA's, via Lag Bolts. I made a new "permanent" top and bottom for the cabinets first, and secured them into the cabinet walls.

    I did consider that for sure but maybe I'm just getting lazy in my old age. In all honesty, both sets of the 3.1's I've acquired have been in really good cosmetic shape so didn't feel the need to go down that path. Polk seems to be a little inconsistent in manufacturing as the first 3.1 rebuild had the side trim pieces glued on and the crossovers both had the oddball 18mH inductor with the associated resistor whereas this set has the "normal" dimensional inductor and the side trim is attached with screws. When I opened them up for the first time I found 5 of these screws in the bottom of the cabinet so there were five little vents adding to the lack of sealing.

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    The polyfiber had also slipped down on one of them.

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    On a big plus note, it appears the previous owner had already upgraded the tweeters. Any idea how I can confirm these are 198's vs an incorrect 194 short of measuring frequency response curves? I've only handled the 198's with my previous builds and even upgraded our 2b's with the 4.1tl mod so I've never physically seen a 194. All the original tweeters I've pulled have had labels attached while there's never been anything on the back of a 198.

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    Media Room: Parasound JC-5, Cambridge 851N, Schiit Freya, SDA SRS 1.2tl
    Game Room: Carver M4.0t, Carver C-4000, Oppo BDP-105, SDA SRS 1.2tl
    Bar/Card Room: Carver TFM-55, Carver C-1(BillD), Oppo BDP-93, SDA SRS 3.1
    Son's Room: Carver TFM-55, Carver C-1(BillD), Laptop/AQ Dragonfly, SDA SRS 3.1
    Bedroom: McIntosh MC150, Cambridge CXN, SDA 2Btl
    Outdoor Pool Area: Yamaha R-N803 with four Polk Atrium 6
    HT: Polk RTi A9s, CSi-A6, RT-65, RTi-A3's, Marantz SR5012, XPA3, UDP-203, Epson 5040UB


  • RobbyKY
    RobbyKY Posts: 117
    Ha! Someone just bumped this old thread up today. Looks like I've got the new 198's for sure, What to do with my extra $100......

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/177892/neew-rd0198-1-tweeters-direct-from-polk-no-markings-or-identifiers-on-tweeter-ro-box-how-to-verify#latest
    Media Room: Parasound JC-5, Cambridge 851N, Schiit Freya, SDA SRS 1.2tl
    Game Room: Carver M4.0t, Carver C-4000, Oppo BDP-105, SDA SRS 1.2tl
    Bar/Card Room: Carver TFM-55, Carver C-1(BillD), Oppo BDP-93, SDA SRS 3.1
    Son's Room: Carver TFM-55, Carver C-1(BillD), Laptop/AQ Dragonfly, SDA SRS 3.1
    Bedroom: McIntosh MC150, Cambridge CXN, SDA 2Btl
    Outdoor Pool Area: Yamaha R-N803 with four Polk Atrium 6
    HT: Polk RTi A9s, CSi-A6, RT-65, RTi-A3's, Marantz SR5012, XPA3, UDP-203, Epson 5040UB


  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,301
    halo wrote: »
    Played some frequency sweeps and measured results with my Radio Shack analog sound level meter. I've got some dips and peaks at the listening position. Contemplating the purchase of a Nady CM-100 Reference Measurement Electret Condenser Wired Microphone to run REW calibration software. How do I power the mic? Can I purchase an XLR to USB adapter and connect it to my computer?

    sooo many words and pictures since the post quoted above! :) Did anyone answer your questions, @halo? Most such mics run on phantom power, DC riding on the XLR mic cable (usually on the order of 15 volts or so, but depends on the mic). Most mic preamps would have the option of phantom power; some of the standalone analyzers/EQs do (the ancient Behringers here being an example, if not a very s-e-xy one) :)

    HTH

    ... oh, and my apologies if you got the answer (and/or if I'm wrong!) and I just missed it!

    :#

  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    Hello Mark,

    No sir, no one answered my question so thank you for the reply! I was wondering if an XLR to USB cable would provide enough juice and I think it should do the trick.
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,713
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Ordered this.

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    Nice joe! I’ve got one coming on my new table. Not the planar 8 unfortunately but close enough in my opinion
    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Cambridge 851N I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius


  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I think you get most of the performance out of this cart with a 2 or 3 IMO
    We’ll see I guess.
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,713
    Half the reason I didn’t get the 8 as I didn’t want to have to get the Apheta to do it justice. I got the 6 which is still a very highly regarded table. Along with the Ania/Fono MC
    2 Channel - 2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Cambridge 851N I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius


  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,123
    Got this little guy yesterday for the spare room rig. Audioengine B1. Bluetooth receiver with AptX codec and built in DAC. Testing over the weekend.
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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: 30,301
    edited January 2019
    You know, back in my day, an antenna was an antenna.

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    None of this subminiature rubber ducky... umm... stuff.

    :|
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,123
    Another Pangea AC-9 cable arrived today! :smile:
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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.
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,586
    verb wrote: »
    Another Pangea AC-9 cable arrived today! :smile:
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    Man...did you win the lottery recently? Congrats on all the new toys
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,123
    I wish brother! Just gotta be patient and wait for the bargains! :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.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,855
    edited January 2019
    Fired up the 2 channel rig before work this morning its warmed up and ready for this evenings listening session.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,649
    Received confirmation the Pass X0.2 is back at the Lab...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,812
    verb wrote: »
    Got this little guy yesterday for the spare room rig. Audioengine B1. Bluetooth receiver with AptX codec and built in DAC. Testing over the weekend.
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    I'm thinking you're going to like that unit. I found mine has a decent onboard dac and it can also be improved by running the optical into a better dac.
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,714
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    Stopped off at the Warehouse. Put this gem in the spinner.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,498
    edited January 2019
    Swapped in new Kimber Hero XLR's for the signal cable models. Like the change. Also repositioned the T2's with far less toe-in. Still considering selling the DAC2 for the PS Audio Stellar Gain Pre/dac.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Rig: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Shop Spkrs: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    DO IT!! I love mine. Great piece.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,123
    Well the Marantz CD-1 is having some issues (drawer won't open fully) so I'm shipping it back for replacement. In the meantime, got the back up (Marantz CD6006) that I got from @stangman67 a while back in it's place. Nice to have spares! :smile:
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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.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,123
    verb wrote: »
    Got this little guy yesterday for the spare room rig. Audioengine B1. Bluetooth receiver with AptX codec and built in DAC. Testing over the weekend.
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    I'm thinking you're going to like that unit. I found mine has a decent onboard dac and it can also be improved by running the optical into a better dac.

    Yep. Works great. I also have a Pro-Ject Bluetooth Box E, which is also a nice unit. Either one will eventually be paired with the Peachtree Nova.
    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.
  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,379
    Fear I melted a voice coil in one of my MW's.

    Pro tip: Don't decide to change components well after midnight; you may not follow the safety procedures you're perfectly aware of when sleepy. Haven't fully investigated yet to determine extent of my eff-up. Just unplugged the rig and went to bed crabby. :/
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Oppo BDP-93 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * Hagerman Cornet 2 Phono * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,301
    verb wrote: »
    Well the Marantz CD-1 is having some issues (drawer won't open fully) so I'm shipping it back for replacement. In the meantime, got the back up (Marantz CD6006) that I got from @stangman67 a while back in it's place. Nice to have spares! :smile:
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    I grieve with you for your loss :|

    As the late, great Bawlmer O-rioles skipper, Earl Weaver used to say, it's important to have deep depth.

    It's as true in hifi as it is in baseball. :)

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