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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,300
    I didn’t realize Neil needed the money. Anyway, good purchase. However, you need custom, audiophile, Pass meter covers in order to enjoy your system in the dark, or low light environments. :)

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    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.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,026
    I spent an evening pouring through the online catalog. Really an eclectic mix of goodies.

    Congrats Mr. B., moving to CA has been good to you.

    I spent a lot of time looking over the whole catalog too. That train collection! WOW!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,683
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I didn’t realize Neil needed the money. Anyway, good purchase. However, you need custom, audiophile, Pass meter covers in order to enjoy your system in the dark, or low light environments. :)

    5fuo71fbf5ca.jpeg
    You seriously need to give me that XP-22 if all the respect you can show it is to put half of it on the floor like that. :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, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "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: 13,300
    Actually John, the floor is better than many racks. The Pass ps sits on a nice, solid, synthetic, wood appearance material. That sits on top of a concrete slab, which sits on the ground. Vibrations are nill. :)
    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.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,434
    All I know Bud is...the person that dusts your house does an excellent job, tip them well. :)
    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 1420
    lsi 9's
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,263
    @BlueFox

    Careful man! There’s a family of large snakes living behind your audio rack. :#;)
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
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    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
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  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 526
    Excellent! If you don't have the manuals, here they are.

    https://www.passlabs.com/amplifier/x150.5#modal2

    I would email Pass with your plans and the back story to your ownership of the amp. Their customer service is top notch.

    https://www.passlabs.com/contact-us
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,683
    Two words Bud...

    cable management.
    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, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "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.”
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 558
    I’m looking forward to seeing you, the amp and its provenance on a future episode of Antiques Roadshow. The appraiser will undoubtably ask if you have any idea of its value. If that we’re to ever happen, my guess is that you bought very well.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,315
    Two words Bud...

    cable management.

    If I had his setup, I wouldn't give a **** :D

    That 150.5 is definitely a nice piece which still fetches some big coin. Nice aquisition for sure! (>>>This guy<<< is a little jealous)
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,300
    tonyb wrote: »
    All I know Bud is...the person that dusts your house does an excellent job, tip them well. :)

    Since I do it, I tipped myself by ordering new speaker cables. :)

    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.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Malbec wrote: »
    Excellent! If you don't have the manuals, here they are.

    https://www.passlabs.com/amplifier/x150.5#modal2

    I would email Pass with your plans and the back story to your ownership of the amp. Their customer service is top notch.

    https://www.passlabs.com/contact-us

    Thanks @Malbec - didn't come with manual or any paperwork outside of the auction provenance so I appreciate that! Seems like Pass is a great outfit - I can't wait to give them a ring and see what can/needs to be done. It's a suite sounding machine for sure!
    Two words Bud...

    cable management.

    LOL - I'm glad you can't see the crazy rats nest behind my rack here in LA in that picture, @BlueFox is looking pretty clean comparatively!
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I didn’t realize Neil needed the money. Anyway, good purchase. However, you need custom, audiophile, Pass meter covers in order to enjoy your system in the dark, or low light environments. :)

    Love those "blackout curtains" - neatly done, but I kinda like the pale blue light, goes well with the warm glow of tubes above!

    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,683
    MrBuhl... I live in Woodland Hills, and you are welcome to drop by any time.
    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, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "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.”
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Thanks @nooshinjohn - that is much appreciated - would like to make that happen!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    Love me some blue LEDs.
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Love those "blackout curtains" - neatly done, but I kinda like the pale blue light, goes well with the warm glow of tubes above!

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Love me some blue LEDs.
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Love those "blackout curtains" - neatly done, but I kinda like the pale blue light, goes well with the warm glow of tubes above!

    Blue LED's and orange glow from tubes...just doesn't get much better on a cold, wintery night.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    Reminds me of this Nixie Tube clock that I just gave to my father as a birthday & Christmas gift:

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    kharp1 wrote: »
    Blue LED's and orange glow from tubes...just doesn't get much better on a cold, wintery night.

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    I got to have one, gonna google it now.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    There are various levels of quality. The one above that I got off eBay was about $350 plus shipping from the Ukraine. It features tubes that can be replaced, and came with a spare.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nixie-Tube-Clock-on-vintage-IN-14-soviet-nixie-Vintage-Steampunk-Style-/173013128002?hash=item284862d342:g:SrMAAOSwZrtZsv4A&amp;nma=true&amp;si=83cSltC7aheZ2NjZpWWBus%2FwItA%3D&amp;orig_cvip=true&amp;rt=nc&amp;_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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    kharp1 wrote: »
    I got to have one, gonna google it now.

  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Yikkies - that's handsome, but more than I expected cost-wise.
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    edited January 2018
    Yeah, there are certainly cheaper (made in China, I'm guessing) options: https://tubedepot.com/products/nixie-clock-with-4-in-14-tubes-acrylic-base

    But the one I went with has a handmade (or at least hand polished/stained) wood base, as well as the mini tubes for the ":" parts.

    It was really one of the nicer ones for sure, albeit at an increased cost.
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Yikkies - that's handsome, but more than I expected cost-wise.

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,026
    They are cool! B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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