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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,236
    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 S1
    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.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,488
    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: 18,547
    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 PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,236
    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 S1
    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.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,161
    All I know Bud is...the person that dusts your house does an excellent job, tip them well. :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,061
    @BlueFox

    Careful man! There’s a family of large snakes living behind your audio rack. :# ;)
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    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 W1070; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - 1) Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold; 2) Sony PS LX410/Grado Green
    Phono Stage - PS Audio GCPH, Parks Audio Budgie; CD - Marantz DV4001
    Preamp - Dared SL2000a, Luminous Audio Axiom II; Amplifier - Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers - SDA 2A (x-overs etc...); Epos Epic 2; Polk Audio Monitor 70 (my first)
    __________________________________________________
  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 475
    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: 18,547
    Two words Bud...

    cable management.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 188
    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; 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: 4,847
    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)
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,236
    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 S1
    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.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,308
    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 ,Dodd 50W Dual Mono EL34 Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
    LA Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp, Polk LSIM705, Marantz DV8300 SACD, Audioengine B1, MIT AVt3 Speaker & RCA Cables, PS Audio Power Punch power cables

    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,547
    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 PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,308
    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 ,Dodd 50W Dual Mono EL34 Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
    LA Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp, Polk LSIM705, Marantz DV8300 SACD, Audioengine B1, MIT AVt3 Speaker & RCA Cables, PS Audio Power Punch power cables

    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,941
    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: 2,582
    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.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,941
    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: 2,582
    I got to have one, gonna google it now.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,941
    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: 2,308
    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 ,Dodd 50W Dual Mono EL34 Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
    LA Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp, Polk LSIM705, Marantz DV8300 SACD, Audioengine B1, MIT AVt3 Speaker & RCA Cables, PS Audio Power Punch power cables

    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,941
    edited January 10
    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: 6,488
    They are cool! B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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