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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    Big thank you to Wharfedale US/MoFi Distribution for sending them over for review! Extremely professional organization.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,580
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Big thank you to Wharfedale US/MoFi Distribution for sending them over for review! Extremely professional organization.

    I'm very interested in what you think of that dome mid.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    edited May 2020
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    These arrived last week and have not moved. Crazy couple of weeks at work!

    Delco branded (made by GE) 6SN7 GTB's ) :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.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,969
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    CH46E wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    ...Wharfedale...

    I'm very interested in what you think of that dome mid.
    me too! I like domes

    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,170
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    verb wrote: »
    These arrived last week and have not moved. Crazy couple of weeks at work!

    Delco branded (made by GE) 6SN7 GTB's ) :smile:

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    Nice tubes but what is their zero/sixty time and will they pass 2025 CA emissions?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, 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. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,580
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    I have these infinity RSB cabs and am thinking of 6 dome mids and 3 tweets each. The low end would be some 12 inch infinity woofers.

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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,038
    edited May 2020
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    Are those mid and tweeter counts what were in them from Infinity originally?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,969
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    CH46E wrote: »
    I have these infinity RSB cabs and am thinking of 6 dome mids and 3 tweets each. The low end would be some 12 inch infinity woofers.

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    $$$$!!

    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
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,174
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    verb wrote: »
    These arrived last week and have not moved. Crazy couple of weeks at work!

    Delco branded (made by GE) 6SN7 GTB's ) :smile:

    dcub7roa4nc5.png

    Nice tubes but what is their zero/sixty time and will they pass 2025 CA emissions?

    Does @Verb have an emissions tester?
    If not -- I do! B)

    49064033718_83217b7608_b.jpgDSC_7526 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr


  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    These arrived last week and have not moved. Crazy couple of weeks at work!

    Delco branded (made by GE) 6SN7 GTB's ) :smile:

    dcub7roa4nc5.png

    Nice tubes but what is their zero/sixty time and will they pass 2025 CA emissions?

    Does @Verb have an emissions tester?
    If not -- I do! B)

    49064033718_83217b7608_b.jpgDSC_7526 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr


    I do! With all that lead solder in it, probably not even allowed in CA! :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.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,674
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    Been getting your testing on Dave?
    Interested in your findings.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,580
    edited May 2020
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    Tony M wrote: »
    Are those mid and tweeter counts what were in them from Infinity originally?

    Sorry. They are RS1 not rsb.

    No, I think it was 7 ribbon mids and 3 emit tweeters in each. Actuall I think the EMITs were on front and rear so 6 each possibly.

    I cant afford the original parts much less has the experience to build the crossovers for them either.

    There are some affordable dome mids on PE, so I may experiment a little.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Been getting your testing on Dave?
    Interested in your findings.

    Hey Ivan. A little, but gotta get back into it. I'm looking for a set of bogey tubes to validate my tester does not need re-calibration.
    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.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,922
    edited May 2020
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    Got my Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp set up this afternoon and removed my B&K Reference 4420.

    The Music Hall to me and my wife has a cleaner sound overall. The sound stage seems a wider also and some of the background sounds were more apparent than before. We both heard more detail in the music. I got my replacement tweeters in late this afternoon and haven't replaced them yet, so I'm expecting it to sound even better when I replace those. I also tried out the built in turntable preamp which seemed to sound a little better than the Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp I got in December.

    The amp also seems to have plenty of power which was something I was a little worried about going from 225 watts to 125 watts.

    Being fairly new to this hobby I don't know what all of the terms mean as far as describing how a system sounds so excuse the poor review.

    Overall I'm pleased with my purchase, thanks Keith.

    My wife asked me why I needed another amp and I said it would allow me to have less equipment sitting out on the top of the audio cabinet which she hates. Well after she gave me the look after that comment, she knew I was selling her on the idea. I turned my system on and played a few of her favorite songs. I saw her smile a little bit. I asked her if it sounded better to her and she said yes it does and she didn't say a word about getting another amp the rest of the day. We did listen to music the rest of the day.
    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.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,922
    edited May 2020
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    Well I got my Music Hall A70.2 Integrated Amp hooked up today which is replacing my B&K 4420. I also got my replacement tweeters in late this afternoon, but I haven installed them yet.

    As far as how does it sound compared to the B&K? Well after listening to it this afternoon my wife and I both felt the music was clearer sounding. I heard more detail in the music than I had heard before as did she. The higher end seemed improved also and I expect that to get even better with the replacement tweeters. The sound stage also seemed wider and the music seemed more engaging than before.

    I'm sorry I don't know all of the musical terms to use to describe what I'm hearing as I don't know what they all mean as I haven't been in this hobby that long and I will never get as serious or involved as some are here. However I am trying to learn a thing or two about audio.

    My wife gave me a little bit of a hard time when I told her I bought another amp as I haven't had the B&K that long. I told her that it would allow me to get rid of the pre amp for the turntable which was sitting on top of the audio cabinet which she would like as she hates anything but the cable box sitting up there. She would love to see that gone too. Well, she gave me the look when I said that and that it would sound better also. The good old WAF strikes again.

    I got it all hooked up this afternoon and played some of her favorite songs. I saw a little smile creep across her face. The time was right to attack. So I said it does sound better doesn't it? She said yes and I could tell she was getting into the music. She didn't say anything negative the rest of the day about the amp.

    If only some of my other discussions with her were that easy.

    BTW, I'm glad I bought the amp, thanks Keith.
    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.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,922
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    Well I thought I lost the first post above, that's why there's two. Polk needs to really fix this forum. It wasn't there when I posted the thread above this one.
    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.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,729
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    Milito wrote: »
    Well I thought I lost the first post above, that's why there's two. Polk needs to really fix this forum. It wasn't there when I posted the thread above this one.

    Yeah, that's weird. Yesterday when you posted, there was one of those little yellow "1 new" indicators next to this thread title on the "Recent Discussions" page, plus your name and avatar in the "Most Recent" column.

    When I opened the thread, your post wasn't there. I clicked on the Notifications widget thingy in the upper-right corner under my username and then clicked on the notification for your comment and I got the "This Comment Is Not Available" message (or something similar).
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,663
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    Packing all my rigs up for who knows how long. Closing on our current home of 18+ years in 10 days but the shutdown cost us a month on our new build. Ugh...

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  • LoStrings
    LoStrings Posts: 38
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    I have been using a 1155 for many years..I especially like the phono stage, dead quiet, and does MM, and MC.
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 319
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    Great job cleaning that NAD! Love my C165.

    Based on the always helpful Raife Smith's advice, I just installed (one at a time) a TeraDak linear power supply and split leg USB, to power my DAC and connect it to the computer. Both improved SQ: lower noise, so tighter and more articulate bass, and clarity in vocals.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    After a proper cleaning, here is a NAD 1155 pre-amp I am testing.
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    In good company here, it is a very nice-sounding SS pre-amp. Next step is to evaluate the phonostage.

    This NAD 1155 came from my dad's 'collection', and this particular unit was (amongst others) in a semi-outside state of storage. He had a carport that was covered, but still exposed to the elements on the southern-side. It is my first NAD unit to evaluate, and so far I really like its simplicity and sound.

    Love that era of NAD. The Power envelope was something to behold back then IMO.
  • jdjohn
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    Today there was suddenly a hum in the phonostage of the NAD1155. After doing some trial-and-error with different phono cables AND coercing the plugs a bit, I narrowed down the problem to the Phono inputs. Continuity in the inputs has been compromised, so this bit has to go.
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    After some testing with a DMM, it seems that the (+) signal inputs are a bit flakey when put under sideways pressure. Those are the wider bands coming directly from the 'Phono' and 'J101' solder points in the pic. I think the actual weakness is inside the black plastic piece, but I'll be replacing that entire part with new RCA jacks and direct wire. Wish me luck!
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
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  • joecoulson
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    Good luck Jody!!
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,029
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    Thanks Joe :) I know I baited that response, but in the end, I actually don't think luck will be the determining factor B)
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,038
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    I moved my subs that I'll hopefully use in a home theater set-up. I'm installing ceiling boards in the back room and have to move a scaffold all around to do it.
    Here are those subs. I've shown them on here before but that was 2 years ago I think. I also have 15" JBL's and 12" JBL's that go with them. I bought a Church's system right before a Hurricane hit. I had 2 hrs. to go a couple of miles, load them, and get back and unload them and then cover them well. It was a bargain I couldn't let slip through my blessed hands! :D
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.