What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,119
    Thanks guys!
    Basis Audio is a German company that prides itself on tight tolerances. This 1400 tt is entry-level for them, but I was curious, and figured the RB900 arm alone was worth something.
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  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,706
    edited July 2020
    RB 900 looks near-identical to the RB300. Either are great tone arms
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Phillips CD chgr, various game consoles

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside* & CC 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; Mids & Tweets- 981
    CC: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6
    5 Subs: Sunfire True Sub Signature -> LFE & CC & 4 Audio Pro Evidence Subs
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 915
    I thought Basis is an American company. Their website is not too clear, but indicates a New Hampshire address, which I suppose could be the distributor. Founder A. J. Conti was a very well regarded designer-builder. Nice looking tt.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Looks like a modded Rega
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,398
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    The guy I bought my Aragon amp from had this TT. He said it was the only one of its kind. I cannot say it is for fact. It didn't have any name on it I could find.

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    Ivan, Do you know the maker/brand of the black cabinet? Vented, locking... looks nice. The LED's inside were probably added by the owner.

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,242
    edited July 2020
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    Ivan, Do you know the maker/brand of the black cabinet? Vented, locking... looks nice. The LED's inside were probably added by the owner.

    No I do not.

    Here is his HT
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    The plasma is just for TV. He has a screen and projector in ceiling not pictured.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,099
    edited July 2020
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    The guy I bought my Aragon amp from had this TT. He said it was the only one of its kind. I cannot say it is for fact. It didn't have any name on it I could find.
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    Good looking Record Player

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,706
    PT2: The tone arm on that table looks like a Rega - suggestive of the TT’s SQ.

    Very long story: Rega tone arms are some of, if not the industry’s most under rated arms. Real pain in the rear echelon to set up but worth the trouble because their “set and forget” nature. Near Lambo sound performance at just above Fiat 500 prices.

    Enjoy! Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Phillips CD chgr, various game consoles

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside* & CC 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; Mids & Tweets- 981
    CC: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6
    5 Subs: Sunfire True Sub Signature -> LFE & CC & 4 Audio Pro Evidence Subs
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 160
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    Installed a new to me PS Audio power regenerator. Nice improvement in sound: vocal clarity, bass volume and definition - could probably do without the subwoofer at this point. My SDA-CRS+ have never sounded better. Everything I've done to clean up my power supply has really paid off. Huge thanks for guidance go to @DarqueKnight - you're the man, Ray!

    Was about to like your post, then saw, “...could probably do without the subwoofer...”

    Make sad 😢

    Line purification and voltage regulation really does make a difference. Congrats on your purchase!
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,339
    edited July 2020
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Those are to be connected directly to ground. Here is a snippet from the website...

    "Resistors are made in thick film technology. The resistive layer is applied to the ceramic molded body. Then it's drying with high temperature and encapsulated with silicon cement. After applying 0.8mm tinned copper wire, the resistor is almost ready to play, but for ultimate mechanical stability and the shielding advantages it's putted into the copper tube and flooded with the best quality resin. The use of copper tubing allows to drain interferences and this is why we used the third long leadout. It's connected only to the casing, having no contact with the signal transmitted by the resistor. The third leadout should be joined to the ground or "-" speaker input."

    Tom

    Thanks! I got two in 9.1 ohms in today. These things are heavy and look great.
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 240
    Could, not will! :) I have turned it down, though. And, thanks!
    Speakers: Wharfedale EVO4.3; Amp: Parasound A21 Halo; Pre: NAD C165BEE; Regenerator: PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant3; Streamer: Auralic Aries Mini/TeraDak LPS>Chord Qutest DAC/TeraDak LPS; CD: Onkyo C390 changer>Chord Qutest DAC; Phono: AT LP-3/VM540Ml; Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse7 speaker, High Fidelity Cables Reveal IC (pre/amp), Wireworld Silver Eclipse8 IC (DAC/pre), Wireworld Silver Starlight digital coax (CD/DAC), AQ Carbon USB (streamer/DAC); Power cables: NRG Custom Cables "The Five" (regenerator; amp; streamer; DAC); Subwoofer: REL T/5i; EQ: Soundcraftsmen RP2212
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Very cool all sleek and out of the way.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    Glad to hear the garage is done and rocking Dave!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    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: 9,911
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Glad to hear the garage is done and rocking Dave!

    Thanks Rob! Yeah finally have some time over the next couple of weeks! Nice to rock the system while working in the garage!
    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.
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    I installed the rasberry pi into wicked aluminum case!
    This made the wifi stop working.
    So I ran an ethernet cable to the router.
    I hastily enlarged a 3/8 hole in the floor to 5/8 so I could fit a premade cable, because I didnt want to drive to work to get an RJ-45 crimper on the holiday weekend.
    Roon interface is a lot faster than it ever was on wifi and I'm happy with how it worked out!
    But that hole in the floor is going to haunt me.
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,109
    No biggie. I've got 4 or 5 behind my racks. One of them is 2".
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,233
    Home Depot and Lowe’s and probably amazon sell plugs if the the whole really bothers you...wait, what are we talking about?!?
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700 x3; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350; Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,859
    Caulking comes in colors.
    ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    DaveHo wrote: »
    No biggie. I've got 4 or 5 behind my racks. One of them is 2".

    Perfect size for mice!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    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
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,859
    audioluvr wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    No biggie. I've got 4 or 5 behind my racks. One of them is 2".

    Perfect size for mice!

    Or other creepy crawlers... :#
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,672
    Good job.
    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 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.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Put some pants on, ya bum!
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,099
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    We are back in action after the basement flood!

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    Ryan, glad you're back in business! I know the water table is pretty high in parts of Iowa, does the flooding happen very often, or was this just one of those Big Rains?

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,483
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    We are back in action after the basement flood!

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    Ryan, glad you're back in business! I know the water table is pretty high in parts of Iowa, does the flooding happen very often, or was this just one of those Big Rains?

    TS Cristobal came through that Tuesday and saturated the ground.
    That night there was a second storm systems that was feeding into the warm moist air from the gulf and we got huge rains overnight.
    The sump pump was working and running non-stop but there was just way too much water coming in from the drain tile for it to keep up with.



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