Cables for Optimizing my Two Channel Setup.

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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,687
    That is true. What a great country :^ )
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    2 channel - PS Audio Stellar S300 amp, PS Audio DirectStream DAC, audio optimized NUC7i5 running Windows 10 Pro/JRiver MC24, Matrix X-SPDIF 2 USB interface, Blackbird SSD dock with 500 GB Samsung 860 EVO, Tom Tutay modded EE Minimax preamp, Furman Elite 15 Pfi power conditioner, Martin Logan Electromotion ESL speakers, Rythmik F12SE subwoofer, Kimber 4TC speaker wire, Gabriel Gold Reflection V2 IC's, VH Audio power cords, Wireworld USB and HDMI/I2S cables
    Computer - Windows 7/JRiver, Topping D10 DAC, Fostex PMO.4n monitors
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,825
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    Indescribable really. Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve this. I retired at 53, 12 yrs ago, and I get free money for life for doing absolutely nothing.

    April 30th is my last work day. I turn 70 this year, so it is time to retire. I am wondering how well and quick I will adapt to that lifestyle. :)

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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 preamp, 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.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,437
    BlueFox wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    Indescribable really. Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve this. I retired at 53, 12 yrs ago, and I get free money for life for doing absolutely nothing.

    April 30th is my last work day. I turn 70 this year, so it is time to retire. I am wondering how well and quick I will adapt to that lifestyle. :)

    Bud...... You'll be fine. You and the cats can listen to the stereo all day.... And no one will complain
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,609
    BlueFox wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    Indescribable really. Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve this. I retired at 53, 12 yrs ago, and I get free money for life for doing absolutely nothing.

    April 30th is my last work day. I turn 70 this year, so it is time to retire. I am wondering how well and quick I will adapt to that lifestyle. :)

    judge judy everyday :'(
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,437
    Shut up Marvin
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,176
    Back atcha Russ.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,825
    marvda1 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    Indescribable really. Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve this. I retired at 53, 12 yrs ago, and I get free money for life for doing absolutely nothing.

    April 30th is my last work day. I turn 70 this year, so it is time to retire. I am wondering how well and quick I will adapt to that lifestyle. :)

    judge judy everyday :'(

    Yeech. I would need to call Suicide Prevention.

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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 preamp, 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.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,825
    John, I thought I could offer you two sets of Shotgun S1.3 interconnects, but I can’t find them. Not sure if I gave them away two years ago when I purged all my old gear or not. I will look some more tomorrow. They are/were balanced and one meter.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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 preamp, 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.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,176
    Much appreciated Bud. That is the series I was looking at.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,687
    BlueFox wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    Indescribable really. Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve this. I retired at 53, 12 yrs ago, and I get free money for life for doing absolutely nothing.

    April 30th is my last work day. I turn 70 this year, so it is time to retire. I am wondering how well and quick I will adapt to that lifestyle. :)

    As long as you have hobbies and interests you're good to go. It was amazing back in the working days to see these people retire and then in a month they were back to work again or dead in 6 months. Some people have absolutely nothing but work and when it's gone so are they.
    ____________________________
    2 channel - PS Audio Stellar S300 amp, PS Audio DirectStream DAC, audio optimized NUC7i5 running Windows 10 Pro/JRiver MC24, Matrix X-SPDIF 2 USB interface, Blackbird SSD dock with 500 GB Samsung 860 EVO, Tom Tutay modded EE Minimax preamp, Furman Elite 15 Pfi power conditioner, Martin Logan Electromotion ESL speakers, Rythmik F12SE subwoofer, Kimber 4TC speaker wire, Gabriel Gold Reflection V2 IC's, VH Audio power cords, Wireworld USB and HDMI/I2S cables
    Computer - Windows 7/JRiver, Topping D10 DAC, Fostex PMO.4n monitors
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,825
    edited February 24
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    Indescribable really. Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve this. I retired at 53, 12 yrs ago, and I get free money for life for doing absolutely nothing.

    April 30th is my last work day. I turn 70 this year, so it is time to retire. I am wondering how well and quick I will adapt to that lifestyle. :)

    As long as you have hobbies and interests you're good to go. It was amazing back in the working days to see these people retire and then in a month they were back to work again or dead in 6 months. Some people have absolutely nothing but work and when it's gone so are they.

    It will be an interesting transition. For the last 20 years I have been basically working, and it will soon stop. I will miss the pay, but I suspect I will soon get used to not working. I am thinking of doing volunteer work in the schools, but who knows. I do plan on doing nothing for a while, and am curious how long that will last.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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 preamp, 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.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,176
    I could use some volunteer time down here to paint the house. :p
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,825
    I could use the practice before working on my own place.

    Probably won’t though. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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 preamp, 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.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,292
    I've been semi-retired for the past 35 years as I'm laid off for 4 months of the year. Normally after 3 months I've had enough and I'm itching to get back to work mainly just to get to hell out of the house. I dunno what I'm going to do when full retirement happens to me in a couple more years. I need a time consuming hobby besides audio and working out.
  • halohalo Posts: 5,159
    For all of you gentlemen who are retired, or about to retire, I cannot stress enough the importance of staying physically active. Additionally, being socially active is very important as well. Women are excellent at networking and maintaining friendships. *Most men only network with colleagues at work and when they stop working, they go into solitary mode. These are some of the biggest take aways I can relay to you all from my degree in Public Health. Honestly, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the treatment, monetarily and physiologically speaking. :)
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,061
    Eh

    I’m in solitary mode now and I’m not retired

    I’m doomed for when I am retired then
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 575
    halo wrote: »
    For all of you gentlemen who are retired, or about to retire, I cannot stress enough the importance of staying physically active. Additionally, being socially active is very important as well. Women are excellent at networking and maintaining friendships. *Most men only network with colleagues at work and when they stop working, they go into solitary mode. These are some of the biggest take aways I can relay to you all from my degree in Public Health. Honestly, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the treatment, monetarily and physiologically speaking. :)

    Very true as you must stay active and have a group of friends. As stated above, you also need more than 1 or 2 hobbies. Also travel if you have the funds as you will be exposed to new people and cultures.

    Also if you are married and both retired, give each other some space as you will be together more than any previous time in your marriage. Make sure she has some hobbies also.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Outlaw 5000, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Sony BPD-S3200, Technics PD867, Audio-Technica AT-LP60, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Sony 65" 900F.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,562
    Do not do this when you retire...

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    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,001
    F1nut wrote: »
    Me either. You make a good mid/high end audio product at a reasonable price, which is selling very well, so you stop making it. After a while you realize you've lost a lot of customers and your really high priced products aren't making you as much as you thought, so you bring back the original lower priced products with a different name, but price them much higher than they were years ago and wonder why your sales still suck.

    Who knew? Not me.
    Are you at liberty to say which cable (shotgun?) came back under the name of ________ ?

    TIA, Jesse

    I ask, bc I am/was thinking of trading up their line
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,297
    John,

    We can all tell you the various brands and series WE like, but your going to have to do some trial and error on your part to find your huckleberry.

    So...buy used, to limit any losses on reselling the ones you don't like, and to get a feel for the sound signatures of each brand and or series.

    Also, doesn't hurt to ask if someone might lend you something for the cost of shipping just to get your ears on them.

    That said, and considering the level of gear you have, I would suggest you start out maybe one or two notches below top of the line series in any brand. You go any lower and you'd be wasting time and money in my opinion.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,176
    Any opinions on Copper vs. Silver?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,482
    tonyb wrote: »
    John,
    Also, doesn't hurt to ask if someone might lend you something for the cost of shipping just to get your ears on them.

    I was thinking the same as I'm going out of town the 3rd week in April. Not sure if that is too far down the road for you for not. I'll PM you.
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