What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,498
    Swapped out my Signal cable XLR's for Kimber Hero XLR's between the DAC and amplifier. The Hero just does a better job flushing out midrange, and the bass control appears more accurate and articulate. I was pretty amazed with the differences, as my hearing hasn't been great for the last couple years.
    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
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,552
    jdjohn wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
    You can actually see in the stereophile response graph almost exactly what I experience in my room

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    I hooked-up a frequency tone generator today, and actually could hear it down to 30Hz. I guess one of bass test songs yesterday was going even lower, which I could not hear. It was a Basstronics song.

    Jody, if you are referring to "Bass I love You", there is are "sub-bass" tones at 36hz, 34hz, 33hz, 31hz, 17hz, and 7hz. On my sealed 18s, you can almost count the cycles of the 7hz tone it moves so much/so slow.

    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    edited July 2020
    Bass I Love You, on my old JBL car woofer. She goes low!

  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,552
    I can hear the drywall cracking in the living room on the opposite end of the house and one floor up. >:):D
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,475
    edited July 2020
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Jody, if you are referring to "Bass I love You", there is are "sub-bass" tones at 36hz, 34hz, 33hz, 31hz, 17hz, and 7hz. On my sealed 18s, you can almost count the cycles of the 7hz tone it moves so much/so slow.
    VR3 wrote: »
    When I play bass I love you on the infinite baffle subs, doors shake violently in their frames while nothing can be heard
    Yep, that's the one B) I wanted to hear those (practically) subsonic tones, but the floor-standers were not cutting the mustard. I could see my woofers shaking violently, but no actual sound was detectable.

    A couple other songs I was testing were:
    - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
    - Limit To Your Love, by James Blake (the bass in this song kicks in around the 60 sec mark with an electronic effect, but eventually turns more...um...musical; there are a few odd pauses in this song, so don't let that throw you)
    "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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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,966
    yeah the Mezzo wont do any justice for anything that low, but the woofers will still move
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    jdjohn wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Jody, if you are referring to "Bass I love You", there is are "sub-bass" tones at 36hz, 34hz, 33hz, 31hz, 17hz, and 7hz. On my sealed 18s, you can almost count the cycles of the 7hz tone it moves so much/so slow.
    VR3 wrote: »
    When I play bass I love you on the infinite baffle subs, doors shake violently in their frames while nothing can be heard
    Yep, that's the one B) I wanted to hear those (practically) subsonic tones, but the floor-standers were not cutting the mustard. I could see my woofers shaking violently, but no actual sound was detectable.

    A couple other songs I was testing were:
    - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
    - Limit To Your Love, by James Blake (the bass in this song kicks in around the 60 sec mark with an electronic effect, but eventually turns more...um...musical; there are a few odd pauses in this song, so don't let that throw you)

    Try this. The intro is the first 45 seconds. The rest I dont care for.
    Techmaster peb intro.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I am going to test the SVS with this. Stay tuned.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,305
    I am playing a record tonight :)
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Wow this one is much crazier

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  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,868
    edited July 2020
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Wtf. That low tone is ridonk
    What does “ridonk” mean?
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Kids started yelling at me.
    I yelled back “go to bed!”
    😂😂

    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; Tweets & “Plugged” Mids - 981
    CC: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6
    5 Subs: Sunfire True Sub Sig -> LFE & CC; 4 Audio Pro Evidence -> “Corners”
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,494
    edited July 2020
    replaced the stock jumpers on the canton vento reference 9.2 dc speakers with jps labs jumpers and am using cerious graphene extreme speaker cables.
    listening to classical while I change out aquarium water, such fun :'(
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
    Wireworld Spaceport
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Ridiculous-Ridonkulous-ridonk
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    edited July 2020
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Wtf. That low tone is ridonk
    All windows rattle and floor shakes like crazy.
    Kids started yelling at me.
    I yelled back “go to bed!”

    What song? Bass I Love You or the Techmaster? I used to bump that techmaster intro in high school on some Boston Pro 10s, then to some ridiculously insane SoundStream SPL 12s. (When SoundStream was SoundStream) They just worked in my car. Ran them on a JBL GTQ400 amp.

    Image taken from google. But same subs.

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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,475
    Is that considered a 'hooptie'?
    "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
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I was broke as a joke in HS. But after I got out and became an recreation entrepreneur, I bought two JL 15’s and a 1000watt amp. Had a 94 Ford Explorer and Got pulled over ALOT. Fun times.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,868
    Ahhh the good old days😊
    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; Tweets & “Plugged” Mids - 981
    CC: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6
    5 Subs: Sunfire True Sub Sig -> LFE & CC; 4 Audio Pro Evidence -> “Corners”
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,052
    CH46E wrote: »
    I used to bump that techmaster intro in high school on some Boston Pro 10s, then to some ridiculously insane SoundStream SPL 12s. (When SoundStream was SoundStream) They just worked in my car. Ran them on a JBL GTQ400 amp.

    Man was I a Boston Pro and SoundStream Reference sub fan. I had the 10" and the 12" I was more of a sealed sub guy in a hatchback back in the 80's-90's.

    Office | LG 29UB55 21:9 UltraWide | MacBook Pro | Dell Latitude | Cabasse Stream Amp 100 | Boston Acoustics VS 240 | AUDIORAX Desk Stands | Mirage Omni S8 sub1 | Mirage Omni S8 Sub2
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    I never got to upgrade to the SS Reference subs. I wanted to. I spent a good amount on some MB Quart mids and highs. My soundstream subs were in a sealed box in the back of a 95 Hyundia Accet hatch. Crazy SPL.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,475
    Is that a compact fluorescent tube in the unit on the right? :D
    "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
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,052
    edited July 2020
    CH46E wrote: »
    I never got to upgrade to the SS Reference subs. I wanted to. I spent a good amount on some MB Quart mids and highs. My soundstream subs were in a sealed box in the back of a 95 Hyundia Accet hatch. Crazy SPL.
    My hatchback journey started with a '84 Pontiac T1000 with a Kenwood deck & JBL Control 1 monitors

    Next I moved to an Alpine deck/CD Changer, PPI Amp, Audio Control EQX, Boston Pro components & Sub in a '86 Ford Escort GT,

    Then, there was the '90 VW Corrado With Alpine, Blaupunkt, MB Quart,

    and last a '96 BMW 318Ti Sport with Pioneer Premier DEX-P1R deck, Focal Expert 3-way MTX Terminator amps, Audio Control crossovers, Alumapro Alchemy Sub

    There was so much more gear I had throughout those years and beyond by the time I started driving sedans. Serious car audio gear like Pioneer Premier DEX-P9 combo, Clarion DRZ9255, Genesis Audio amp, Phoenix Gold amps, later released Soundstream Reference amps, Dynaudio drivers, Scan Speak Illuminator tweeters,Pioneer Premier PRS 3-way, Acoustic Elegance 15" sub, Image Dynamics IDQ15 sub, JBL W12GTi, etc, etc. I've had waay more car audio gear over the years then home audio stuff.

    Still, I hate that I never did a system with the old school Soundstream Ref components, subs, and amps. I've listened to some really nice sounding systems running Soundstream over the years.

    Office | LG 29UB55 21:9 UltraWide | MacBook Pro | Dell Latitude | Cabasse Stream Amp 100 | Boston Acoustics VS 240 | AUDIORAX Desk Stands | Mirage Omni S8 sub1 | Mirage Omni S8 Sub2
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    ID subs were bad a55
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,868
    joecoulson wrote: »
    ID subs were bad a55
    I don’t follow

    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; Tweets & “Plugged” Mids - 981
    CC: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6
    5 Subs: Sunfire True Sub Sig -> LFE & CC; 4 Audio Pro Evidence -> “Corners”
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,305
    pretend the "5" is an "s"
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,966
    Image dynamics
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro