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  • spongebobsquarepants
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    Nice! What speakers are you driving with that beast?
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,140
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    Nice! What speakers are you driving with that beast?

    A pair of
    PSB Imagine B...bookshelf speakers
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,735
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Nice! What speakers are you driving with that beast?

    A pair of
    PSB Imagine B...bookshelf speakers

    Dude it's like you know me....

    Spooky
  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,817
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    Added Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval Interconnects and Solo Crystal Oval 8 Speaker Cables, the IC's raised the bar a bit, and the Oval 8's raised it even higher...the icing on the cake.....very happy camper here... but if I was to start again knowing the little that I do I would buy TOTL IC's and cables and then work a system around them
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
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    NotaSuv wrote: »
    ... but if I was to start again knowing the little that I do I would buy TOTL IC's and cables and then work a system around them

    Exactly. I have said this multiple times. Power, and cables, are the foundation of a good stereo. Get the best cables available, and all your gear will work at its best.

    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    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 source, 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.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,735
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    Nice! What speakers are you driving with that beast?

    In all seriousness I'm running Polk SDA 2.3tls. All mods have been done and they are all broke in. They image so well they will more than likely be my forever speakers.
    Crossover is all Sonicaps, all new inductors that are all matched to about 2% in value and all internal wire is DH Labs 14ga ohno cast silver plated copper. New binding post plates with cardas silver and gold binding posts. As well as the 1000va dreadnought or this beast of an amp would be a no go.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
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    Took it out of boxes most of it 2 channel could be up and running tonight can't wait to see what it does in the new room.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    Well, what do you get for the guy who has too many speakers?...

    More speakers, naturally. 😬

    Boston Acoustics CR65s. I’m surprised by the tech built into these speakers, especially for the era and price-point.

    Wave guide tweeters, true detached/stationary phase plugs. Can be hung on walls with keyhole or brackets w/standoffs. These are highly functional little speakers, and they sound good to boot!

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    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.
  • HzTweaker
    HzTweaker Posts: 733
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    I purchased new furniture last Saturday (6/6). One of the items is a new swivel rocker chair with ottoman for my listening space! All of it (minus the ottoman) was delivered today (6/11). I can't wait to try it out this weekend which starts after to nights shift. ;)
    2ch rig:Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress modsPreamplifier: Parasound P5Amplifier: Parasound A23CDP: Pioneer DV-563ACables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB, AudioQuest Q2s, AudioQuest NRG X(preamp)
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,478
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    Picked up a set of Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 speaker cables for a song today! Can't wait for them to arrive!

    Also ordered Mundorf Supreme caps for my Belles 350 amp because since my Belles 21A pre reacted so positively to the Supremes I don't want to totally give up on the 350A. SO... Upgrade in progress!
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 320
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    Congrats on finding the SE7 deal!
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Picked up a set of Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 speaker cables for a song today! Can't wait for them to arrive!

    Also ordered Mundorf Supreme caps for my Belles 350 amp because since my Belles 21A pre reacted so positively to the Supremes I don't want to totally give up on the 350A. SO... Upgrade in progress!

    Nice! I've been searching for some silvers as well!
    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.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,478
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    verb wrote: »
    Nice! I've been searching for some silvers as well!

    Is your garage almost done?
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Nice! I've been searching for some silvers as well!

    Is your garage almost done?

    Well, the city council was shut down right after the Covid thing hit, so my appearance before the zoning board was delayed, to get a variance approved. I finally got notice the other day to appear (via Zoom) in a couple of weeks! Government, ugh. But hopefully I'll get approval and begin to break ground this year!
    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.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,535
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    Sounds like she’s on to you.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 1,019
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    TEAforONE wrote: »
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    This is a little system I put together for some “breezeway” listening. It consists of a 10wpc tube amp,a Prometheus TVC pre,a Bluesound Node,and a pair of Def Tech sm350’s. It isn’t my listening room system,however, it serves its purpose.

    Ok,so this is starting to get a little out of hand. Since setting this system up,I’ve taken the passive pre out,and added an older Aric Audio tube pre that I had in the closet. I put in a pair of ZU Libtecs , and lastly plugged in the Graham Chartwell LS3/5’s from my main system. I think it sounds pretty good.

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    See my profile for list of gear.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,478
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    Funny! You probably started out just wanting to straighten that picture. Next thing you know, full blown audio system... Been there. :D
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 1,019
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Funny! You probably started out just wanting to straighten that picture. Next thing you know, full blown audio system... Been there. :D

    Oh crap! I just noticed that!! Fixed!
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 1,019
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    I’m so embarrassed I didn’t catch that.
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,584
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    butterbean wrote: »
    Picked these up it an estate sale for $5. The need a lot of TLC! But it should be fun! All the wife said was, “ I hope you don’t spend hundreds on them restoring them! She is so cute!21pisasmor60.jpeg
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    Sweet little project. I've always wanted to try some Advents.

    That tweeter looks an just like a JBL LE25 tweeter.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,527
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    Well, today I changed out the jewel cases of all worn, cracked and broken CD cases. I bought a box of 50 clear jewel cases and went through about 500 CD's. Right now, I have 3 left with 200 more to go.

    It's nice to see CD cases that I have traveled with, dropped, scuffed up or bought brought back to their original condition. No more CD's falling out because the tabs are broken. No more cracked or broken cases and CD's that I have had for 4 decades look new again....well, at least the CD cases do.

    I have also spent many an hour both yesterday and today dialing in the subs again to hopefully achieve an even better sound. I took a photo of the original settings if I don't like what I hear but it's fun to tinker around to see how the adjustments on the Rythmik F-25's change things with the sound stage, imaging, texture, ponderance, authority, you name it...

    So many adjustments to choose from and these can take a world class rig either down to sound like **** or a wonderful reproductive effort worthy of the best of systems out there.

    As I was going through each CD on the wall, I discovered albums that should have been in rotation but really have not and for years. It's cool to rediscover bands and songs that were long forgotten.

    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. ~
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,201
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    Two words Tom... Hard Drive
    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
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,527
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    Two words, John.

    Physical Media.

    Accept no substitute.. I have a network player for those songs/albums I long to hear but physical media? That's where it's at bro'.

    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. ~
  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 1,299
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    TEAforONE wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
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    This is a little system I put together for some “breezeway” listening. It consists of a 10wpc tube amp,a Prometheus TVC pre,a Bluesound Node,and a pair of Def Tech sm350’s. It isn’t my listening room system,however, it serves its purpose.

    Ok,so this is starting to get a little out of hand. Since setting this system up,I’ve taken the passive pre out,and added an older Aric Audio tube pre that I had in the closet. I put in a pair of ZU Libtecs , and lastly plugged in the Graham Chartwell LS3/5’s from my main system. I think it sounds pretty good.

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    I've heard good things about Aric audio, but I've never heard one
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,584
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    If you are a beginner at soldering find some youtube videos on soldering. It helped me a ton. Good luck man.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 1,019
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    invalid wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
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    This is a little system I put together for some “breezeway” listening. It consists of a 10wpc tube amp,a Prometheus TVC pre,a Bluesound Node,and a pair of Def Tech sm350’s. It isn’t my listening room system,however, it serves its purpose.

    Ok,so this is starting to get a little out of hand. Since setting this system up,I’ve taken the passive pre out,and added an older Aric Audio tube pre that I had in the closet. I put in a pair of ZU Libtecs , and lastly plugged in the Graham Chartwell LS3/5’s from my main system. I think it sounds pretty good.

    4qtyv787rd9c.jpeg

    I've heard good things about Aric audio, but I've never heard one

    If you are ever near the Rochester,NY area,drop me a line. I’d be more than happy to give a demo. I might even be able to supply a cold beverage!
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    Two words, John.

    Physical Media.

    Accept no substitute.. I have a network player for those songs/albums I long to hear but physical media? That's where it's at bro'.

    Tom

    Hmmm. Someone couldn’t tell between the two at last I remember.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,527
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    True. I will not argue that. I was also 3 sheets into the wind on tequila when the test went down.

    With that said, I have passed tests that defy 10 fold detecting things that "were not possible" with as many as 29 people in a room to witness. I have heard deficiencies in speakers while simply walking through a room that within minutes from failing, I pointed out and people in the room laughed....until the speaker failed minutes later.

    Whether that is a testament to your gear, unfamiliar gear to me, a system that isn't as revealing as what I may be used too or the fact that I am getting older? Who's to say.

    Yours is one of the best network players I have heard to date, even surpassing some that I have heard in high end shops but, your system is also different from the rigs in said shops too. I have to keep that in mind.

    All I know is that on my system with my gear and in my room? Physical media exceeds all and the difference is very noticeable. Plus, I do like reading the liner notes and I do not EVER have to worry about technological glitches that wipe out all of my media or not being able to find something online because I actually have what I want at a moments notice.

    Perhaps I am old school and simply prefer physically "owning" what I listen too and not having to deal with logging in or subscribing to hear what I have purchased. I am not part of the convenience crowd and don't think I ever will be.

    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. ~
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    I think that last statement nails it.

    Thank You for the compliment and the dig lol.