The Grande Utopia Project

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    Further fine tuning

    https://youtu.be/CC9g5iWxpqI
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,165
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    It's all about the fuzzy slippers in the video's...just sayin' ;)
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    Portable acoustic panels!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,775
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    Can you draw a schematic diagram of the crossover?
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    Only if crayon and water colors would be acceptable
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,082
    edited February 2022
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    How about trying;

    Olive / Extra Virgin.

    I used this CD for listening to new speakers and MANY times demoing speakers I was selling.
    The first 4 songs or so are awesome. The remaining ones...eh.

    I'm hearing distortion on this video. Maybe my speakers can't handle the bass.

    Falling
    https://youtu.be/DyQGKeqWc9M


    killing ourselves.
    https://youtu.be/cTjnbdb1N0Q
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,063
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Can you draw a schematic diagram of the crossover?
    Just email Focal.
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,856
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    Ah, nice, Tony. Miracle was the first track I ever heard from Olive back in the 90s. It's on this record too. Pretty chill. Slow intro, but another decent bass test, and some good stereo effects.
    Tony M wrote: »
    How about trying;
    Olive / Extra Virgin.

    I used this CD for listening to new speakers and MANY times demoing speakers I was selling.
    The first 4 songs or so are awesome. The remaining ones...eh.

    I'm hearing distortion on this video. Maybe my speakers can't handle the bass.
    Falling
    killing ourselves
    I disabled signatures.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 501
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    You should try a little of the "Vestbo Trio"!
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    Will check it out!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    I believe the rig is where it needs to be.

    Lumin U1 with Kenneth Lau umbilical using LEEDH processing volume
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    Wireworld Starlight BNC
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    ANK DAC 5.1 Pro with Quad C Cores
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    Duelund Dca 16 awg ICs
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    Musical fidelity kw750 amplifier with revelation audio umbilical cables
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    Duelund dca 12 speaker cabling
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    JM Lab Grande Utopia with the band aid mod
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    Duelund Dca 12 600v power cabling thru out

    All network components have linear power supplies, supra ethernet. Nighthawk mesh system and modem.

    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,493
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    VR3 wrote: »
    I believe the rig is where it needs to be.

    Liar. You'll come up w/some great mod that makes them even bettererererer. Would love to hear your system someday.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    Welcome anytime! 😁

    I'm sure one day I will fly hot rod the grande, one day
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,493
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    Appreciate the offer. If PF is in the cards this year I'll have to make a side trip your direction. That would be a treat.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streaming: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC, TP-Link WAP, & Uptone EtherREGEN, AfterDark, Emperor Double Crown Clock, Black Modernize LPS, PS Audio AirLens⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    Man this track simply sounds incredible

    https://youtu.be/ceJC0_W-0Yg
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,775
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    Glad you are loving your system right now! :relaxed:
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,923
    edited May 2022
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    Needs more cowbell...😉
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,256
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    That plastic play area is doing nothing for the sound.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,775
    edited May 2022
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    Actually it is, it's giving an area for the soundwaves to play in.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    Clipdat response approved

    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,653
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    Come on, John. You, of all people, should know that Trey is well beyond this kind of "advice". Life happens and FWIW? He's got the cutest little one that I have seen in some time.

    The man just remodeled his home and expanded it for his new family (and did a STELLAR job, might I add). One can't just wave their hand or snap their fingers and have everything absolutely perfect for their listening situation. Just sayin'

    Tom



    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,258
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    Come on, John. You, of all people, should know that Trey is well beyond this kind of "advice". Life happens and FWIW? He's got the cutest little one that I have seen in some time.

    The man just remodeled his home and expanded it for his new family (and did a STELLAR job, might I add). One can't just wave their hand or snap their fingers and have everything absolutely perfect for their listening situation. Just sayin'

    Tom



    Couldn’t agree more.
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,256
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Come on, John. You, of all people, should know that Trey is well beyond this kind of "advice". Life happens and FWIW? He's got the cutest little one that I have seen in some time.

    The man just remodeled his home and expanded it for his new family (and did a STELLAR job, might I add). One can't just wave their hand or snap their fingers and have everything absolutely perfect for their listening situation. Just sayin'

    Tom



    Couldn’t agree more.

    My listening area is much worse...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    I don't mind the play pen at all really.

    I also find my living room to be extremely enjoyable for sound as well, one of the main reasons it is hard to consider moving anywhere else. Most houses are not built with audio in mind for any room. But my room is 23x15 with somewhat equal corners, works good! 😁
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,653
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    ....and a powder room off to the right for those listening sessions that involve an adult drink or 12...

    :)

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,653
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    VR3 wrote: »
    Man this track simply sounds incredible

    https://youtu.be/ceJC0_W-0Yg

    Who dat be bro'?

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,304
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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.