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

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  • ptrooperptrooper Posts: 326
    edited January 16
    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!.


  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,560
    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.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,007
    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.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 400
    edited January 17
    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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    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C47 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Denon DP-2500A | Apple Music Laptop via USB
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Oppo BD-103 (CD/SACD for PM-10) | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Klipsch RP-600M, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500, PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,508
    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.
    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.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,071
    edited January 17
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    (sorry)
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 400
    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!
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C47 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Denon DP-2500A | Apple Music Laptop via USB
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Oppo BD-103 (CD/SACD for PM-10) | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Klipsch RP-600M, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500, PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,499
    GREAT song!
    I just listened to it while reading the lyrics. Wow.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,839
    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:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,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,PASS ACA 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: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,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
    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
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 400
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    One small final tweak.
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C47 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Denon DP-2500A | Apple Music Laptop via USB
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Oppo BD-103 (CD/SACD for PM-10) | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Klipsch RP-600M, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500, PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • 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

    Polk 7B main speakers (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub
    Crown D150 amp
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14 gauge, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,007
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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • verbverb Posts: 8,839
    mpitogo wrote: »
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    One small final tweak.

    Not liking the spikes that came with it? Please advise.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,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,PASS ACA 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: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,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
    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
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,508
    He can’t even give a review of the sound.
    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.
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 962
    edited January 18
    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.
    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,508
    Ignorance is bliss for some.
    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.
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,783
    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!
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Panasonic UB9000 - Display: LG OLED 65 8B
    Pre/Pro: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    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
  • TennManTennMan Posts: 1,087
    edited January 19
    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. :)
    SDA 2BTL · Sonicaps · Mills resistors · RDO-198s · New gaskets · H-nuts · Erse inductors · BH5 · Dynamat · Crossover upgrades by westmassguy
    Marantz 1504 AVR (front speaker pre-outs to Adcom 555)
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,655
    ↑ ↑ 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.
    2.0 - Marantz: PM8005, NA8005 | Polk LSiM703 | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 SC | WW Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline MkIII x7 | Sanus UF30 | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps x4

    3.1 - Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c, PSW125 | PS Audio Quintet | VooDoo-Hubbell IG 8300 | Acoustic Panels, Acoustimac Bass Traps x3

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps x4
  • verbverb Posts: 8,839
    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:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,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,PASS ACA 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: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,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
    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
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,508
    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.

    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.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,037
    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!
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 400
    I was inspired by House of McIntosh and subwoofer isolation.
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    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C47 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Denon DP-2500A | Apple Music Laptop via USB
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Oppo BD-103 (CD/SACD for PM-10) | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Klipsch RP-600M, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500, PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,560
    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.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,037
    ^^^ 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.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,071
    edited January 20
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 400
    I went a bit crazy and did it here as well...

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    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C47 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Denon DP-2500A | Apple Music Laptop via USB
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Oppo BD-103 (CD/SACD for PM-10) | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Klipsch RP-600M, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500, PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,508
    So, how did the sound change?
    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.
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