Integra and Emo now balanced

Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,756
Thanks to a fellow Polk-ness, I have gone balanced and enjoying what I hear!!!

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Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

HT
Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
Pre/Processor: Marnantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

2CH
Emotiva: ERC 3

Speakers
PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is

Comments

  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 414
    Nice!
    The DR3 will be a lot happier.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7705, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G3, Emotiva X300, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x8, Douglas jumpers, SVS Ultra speaker cables, Transparent IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, GIK room treatments

    Office-Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, Marantz 5012, OPPO 203, Pioneer Elite PDF-59 CD, PSA Stellar 300, Sony 510C 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz 7704, Emotiva XPA-5 G2, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,825
    Very nice. Good cables will really increase your enjoyment of the music. My power cable path started with Pangea. While they were better than stock, my system really took off when I switched to the entry level Shunyata power cords, and I haven't looked back. Enjoy your journey.
    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
    Different path here, but Audioquest did it for me.
    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.”
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,756
    Thank you all for the kind words and recommendations, DolbyD, Bluefox, nooshinjohn, hey, whats up??

    Dolby, you can just be quiet now, thanks to your input, I now have a pre + balanced connections……..lol, dude, actually your timing was perfect, sales on everything :wink:

    Blue and n-john, I'd love to try both of those lines.....one day amigos, one day.
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marnantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,084
    What type of XLR cables are those?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,756
    Clipdat wrote: »
    What type of XLR cables are those?

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=301&cp_id=30110&cs_id=3011008&p_id=18671&seq=1&format=2

    Low cost however, 16awg copper conductor, shielded, gold plated connectors, "sounds" like a recipe for a protected signal for sure. I'd love to be able to try something more "high" end however, I threw this together in a short period of time on a limited budget, and still enjoying the fruits :smile:
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marnantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,084
    edited April 18
    Thank you. I'm currently in the process of reviewing/evaluating several "low cost" professional style XLR cables.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,176
    My balanced connectors are AQ Makenzie. Nice cables and not bank-breakers.
    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.”
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,756
    My balanced connectors are AQ Makenzie. Nice cables and not bank-breakers.

    That Audio Q. is a step up. Been looking at it for a few years now but have never laid my ears on any.
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marnantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,176
    To be honest, I thought I was good on cables until I picked up my PS Audio DAC. I never tried balanced connection before, so I went to Magnolia and picked up the AQ's and tried them against the RCA's I had and the XLR's won. I have since gone that route for all my connections, except for the RCA from preamp to amps...

    Very happy camper with the AQ line.
    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.”
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,971
    Nice! Yes, I know what you mean, it's intoxicating in a way. You just wanna keep listening, and throwing different stuff at it.

    Sweet setup, glad to hear you're really enjoying the new additions.
    I disabled signatures.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,064
    I hear that.

    I was off all last week and had CD's going the entire time. what a joy.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,756
    msg wrote: »
    Nice! Yes, I know what you mean, it's intoxicating in a way. You just wanna keep listening, and throwing different stuff at it.

    Sweet setup, glad to hear you're really enjoying the new additions.

    Thanks!!! It's hard to believe that I've owned these A9's for 8 years and they still make me glad I have them!!!
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marnantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,485
    Been running MIT XLR's from my Onkyo to my Sunfire for years.
    Glad I did.
    I want to get some more to go from the Oppo to the Onkyo, but MIT's is expensive!! :(
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,756
    Been running MIT XLR's from my Onkyo to my Sunfire for years.
    Glad I did.
    I want to get some more to go from the Oppo to the Onkyo, but MIT's is expensive!! :(

    I can dig it, all the cool stuff IS!!! I don't have the cool Oppo, just the baby one however I do have a CD player with Balanced connects, that will get the hook up next :wink:
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marnantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
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