Looking forward to L800 but have concerns, what are your thoughts?

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  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 501
    edited January 2020
    What cables do you run?
    I have noticed Allot of people here agree to Mit cables, they apparently go extremely well with their systems. I started looking into them and loved the the way you can change their impedance to match equipment with a simple little switch!.
    I myself was too deep into Transparent cables before knowing about Mits and have recently stopped upgrades at MM2'S which made a huge difference being two lvls up from their reference line!.
    I think most people here said the best value for money was Mit s3.1's or 1.3's.
    Some one might chime in regarding the model numbers. I'll bet Mr lefty and righty that good cables will really expand your L800 sound stage and put a smile on your mellon!.


  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,243
    I have found over the years that the main benefit of using MIT Shotgun and up series is the holographic sound image they help produce compared to others. Take them out of the loop and to me stereo goes flat. Bass reproduction is also great and gets better with more "poles of articulation" the more expensive the cables are. The switchable impedance on interconnects I have not found to be a big factor because most gear operates in similar ranges. Speaker cables of course don't even have that.

    Others may prefer a more direct/accurate sound, like something from Audioquest, Kimber, and many others. I've tried others and always fall back to MIT cabling (except for power cords). I simply find they produce a more entertaining sound quality for music.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    The common theme we all agree on is synergy.
    I didn’t believe that conditioners made a difference until I took a chance on one. Now I cannot imagine my system without it.
    The type of system I have built revolves around the music I listen to. Diverse but more centered around electronic. Therefore AQ serves me well as a more direct/accurate sound as stated above.
    But through all of this, I wouldn’t discount cables and power to be unnecessary. But I would say they need to be properly selected.
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 469
    edited January 2020
    Hi @ptrooper

    for interconnect I am using AQ Mackenzie XLR
    for speaker I am using BlueJeansCables Canare 4S ultrasonically welded onto spades
    for power I am using the OE cables

    The biggest change for me on the L800 was the move from McIntosh MC452 and Marantz PM-10 to McIntosh MA5200 for the treble section (SDA). This was truly a game changer, the MC452 still services the bass and had a warmer sound but the single ended direct coupled output of the MA5200 really brought SDA to life.

    The best way to illustrate this is to show via an image. The two balanced amps were feeding the SDA channel with only half of the signal while the single ended MA5200 was in your head and really brought out the soundstage they were intended to. If anything maybe a bit more than I expected since sometimes it seems the sound is coming from behind me, eg The Flaming Lips Oczy Mlody. But for other like Karen Elson Double Roses or The Kills Ash & Ice albums the sound stage was more expanded beyond the borders of the speakers.

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    mpitogo wrote: »
    @tratliff they sound great but the only reference I have are to standard speakers without SDA. Sitting in front of them, these are the best sounding speakers in my house.

    Other than these two sentences in November 2019, you have not provided a speaker review.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,331
    edited January 2020
    . . . . .
    (sorry)
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 469
    What can I say? I’m not a reviewer. I don’t think I have the golden ears to tell you why I like them other than I really do.

    I’ve found my nirvana and truly enjoy them. Going back to my LSiM 707 Marantz PM-10 just sounds flat.

    Echo Home by The Kills is just so tasty!

    Cheers!
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,974
    GREAT song!
    I just listened to it while reading the lyrics. Wow.

    https://youtu.be/dxmCmGT4OyA
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    mpitogo wrote: »
    What can I say? I’m not a reviewer. I don’t think I have the golden ears to tell you why I like them other than I really do.

    I’ve found my nirvana and truly enjoy them. Going back to my LSiM 707 Marantz PM-10 just sounds flat.

    Echo Home by The Kills is just so tasty!

    Cheers!

    That's cool. Got to admit, I haven't developed the vernacular, or experience yet either! Glad you're loving them! :smile:
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  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 469
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    One small final tweak.
    • Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Denafrips Ares II | Belkin Soundform Connect | iPad Air USB to DAC
    • Media Room Ht-7.2.4/11.1 (Atmos/Auro-3D) Polk LSiM707, LSiM706c, LSiM702 F/X [x4], height LSiM703 [x4], HSU VTF-15H MK2 Dual | Marantz AV8805A | Rotel RB-1590 (L/R) | Appollon NC500 11ch | Sony UBP-X800 | AppleTV 4K | JVC RS2100
    • Game Room-5.1 Polk LSi25, LSiC, LSiF/X | Marantz SR7009 | AppleTV 4K | Xbox One S | Sony PS2, PS3 | Nintendo Wii | Gaming PC | Sony 75" LCD
    • Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Marantz PM-10 | Marantz SA-10 | SONY PS-HX500
    • Office-2.0 Ascend Acoustics Sierra LX, DSW microPRO3000 | Rotel RA-1570 | Marantz HD-CD1
    • Daughter's Bedroom 1-2.0 TBD Martin Logan Forte
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 3,952
    Vibration isolation is so important! When I heard these speakers in the Polk room at the New York Audio Show, the bass from outside in the hall sounded so muddy I almost didn't want to enter! I'm surprised that so few people with high end syhstems have gotten on board with this. I believe Townshend Audio has it right with their SUPER expensive platforms they manufacture. I have a DIY version under my speakers, and subwoofer of my own design.

    http://www.townshendaudio.com/hi-fi-home-cinema-equipment-vibration-isolation/hi-fi-home-cinema-equipment-vibration-isolation-platform/
    George / NJ

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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    mpitogo wrote: »
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    One small final tweak.

    Not liking the spikes that came with it? Please advise.
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    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
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    He can’t even give a review of the sound.
    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.
  • mark090852
    mark090852 Posts: 993
    edited January 2020
    BlueFox wrote: »
    He can’t even give a review of the sound.

    Actually, he did review the sound. He said they sounded great and he liked them a lot. That's all that mattered to him. I appreciate the fact that they sounded great to him. That's all I needed to know.
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    Ignorance is bliss for some.
    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.
  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 1,924
    BlueFox wrote: »
    He can’t even give a review of the sound.

    Such a valid point!! He11, maybe he's not even worthy of those speakers!!! He should just give them away, advertising "Free, because I can't even post a review" It should go public so all can see!!!

    What an arrogant thing to say, obviously someone's momma didn't tell them if they didn't have anything nice to say, just keep their pie hole shut!
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  • TennMan
    TennMan Posts: 1,251
    edited January 2020
    mpitogo wrote: »
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    One small final tweak.
    Isn't this the antithesis of spikes that are so popular on this forum? I'm surprised you haven't received a public flogging for doing something like this. :)
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 4,164
    ↑ ↑ I've been waiting for this topic to pop up, as I'm very interested. Uncoupling vs. coupling. To me that is uncoupling the speakers to the floor, which I thought was only recommended on a spongy floor.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    Hermitism wrote: »
    ↑ ↑ I've been waiting for this topic to pop up, as I'm very interested. Uncoupling vs. coupling. To me that is uncoupling the speakers to the floor, which I thought was only recommended on a spongy floor.

    IIRC there have been debates on this subject. Can't recall if in a separate thread.
    Perhaps Hermit my friend a new thread is in order? Plus it may give you an opportunity to devise some new badges! :smile:
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    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.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    Hermitism wrote: »
    ↑ ↑ I've been waiting for this topic to pop up, as I'm very interested. Uncoupling vs. coupling. To me that is uncoupling the speakers to the floor, which I thought was only recommended on a spongy floor.

    Adding those things creates a spongy floor.

    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.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    Uh, everybody has different taste and different ears. There may be a general consensuse on what sounds better but who the **** are you to tell someone what to like? What did one guy say to the other at the Greatful Dead concert when they ran out of drugs? Hey this music sucks!
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 469
    I was inspired by House of McIntosh and subwoofer isolation.
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    • Media Room Ht-7.2.4/11.1 (Atmos/Auro-3D) Polk LSiM707, LSiM706c, LSiM702 F/X [x4], height LSiM703 [x4], HSU VTF-15H MK2 Dual | Marantz AV8805A | Rotel RB-1590 (L/R) | Appollon NC500 11ch | Sony UBP-X800 | AppleTV 4K | JVC RS2100
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    • Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Marantz PM-10 | Marantz SA-10 | SONY PS-HX500
    • Office-2.0 Ascend Acoustics Sierra LX, DSW microPRO3000 | Rotel RA-1570 | Marantz HD-CD1
    • Daughter's Bedroom 1-2.0 TBD Martin Logan Forte
    • Guest Room 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Martin Logan Forte
    • Guest Room 3-3.0 Martin Logan Motion 40, 50XT | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Apple TV | Samsung 55" TV
    • Guest Room 4-2.0 QAcoustics 3030i | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080 | TV
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,243
    SVS sells thick rubber subwoofer isolation feet for their subwoofers that work splendidly to isolate the subwoofer from the floor and prevent excessive physical reaction with the flooring and walls. Cleans up the bass really well.

    Not sure I'd want rubber things under my main speakers, but experimenting is fun.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    ^^^ I find that those little blue rubber sammiches do that pretty good on the cheap but they don't taste as good as they look.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,331
    edited January 2020
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 469
    I went a bit crazy and did it here as well...

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    • Media Room Ht-7.2.4/11.1 (Atmos/Auro-3D) Polk LSiM707, LSiM706c, LSiM702 F/X [x4], height LSiM703 [x4], HSU VTF-15H MK2 Dual | Marantz AV8805A | Rotel RB-1590 (L/R) | Appollon NC500 11ch | Sony UBP-X800 | AppleTV 4K | JVC RS2100
    • Game Room-5.1 Polk LSi25, LSiC, LSiF/X | Marantz SR7009 | AppleTV 4K | Xbox One S | Sony PS2, PS3 | Nintendo Wii | Gaming PC | Sony 75" LCD
    • Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Marantz PM-10 | Marantz SA-10 | SONY PS-HX500
    • Office-2.0 Ascend Acoustics Sierra LX, DSW microPRO3000 | Rotel RA-1570 | Marantz HD-CD1
    • Daughter's Bedroom 1-2.0 TBD Martin Logan Forte
    • Guest Room 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Martin Logan Forte
    • Guest Room 3-3.0 Martin Logan Motion 40, 50XT | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Apple TV | Samsung 55" TV
    • Guest Room 4-2.0 QAcoustics 3030i | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080 | TV
    • Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    So, how did the sound change?
    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.