BREAKING: I’m a Proud Papa

stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,295
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Have been in a long swing though Chicago to Richmond to Asheville and, finally, before returning home to Champaign today, detoured over to St. Charles, MO, where I picked up this stunningly beautiful piece of equipment. Will follow up with more details once I get it fired up, but it auditioned like nothing I’ve ever heard before. Final sale price was $1500 minus the Black Fuse. I’m a happy camper.
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
- Isaac Asimov

Hi-Fi
Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> Yaqin MC-10t --> LSiM-705's
Cabling by Groneberg
Visuals
http://StretchPhotography.com
http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto

Comments

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,671
    Not exactly a papa but congratulations nonetheless. :*
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    edited July 2018
    Nice score. Why'd you decide to purchase it without the fuse, assuming that you heard it demoed with it in place?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,632
    edited July 2018
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice score. Why'd you decide to purchase it without the fuse, assuming that you heard it demoed with it in place?

    The list price on the page said $1875, so I’m gonna assume that the fuse was aftermarket, and he had the previous owner switch the fuse out to save $$$.
    Nice find!
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,036
    Some day in the far, far future, I have to try an audiophile fuse. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,320
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Some day in the far, far future, I have to try an audiophile fuse. :)

    OOOH, OOOOH... LET'S get Joey! He tries EVERYTHING!!!! :p
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,036
    I thought he ate everything, but then I remembered it was Mikey. :)

    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.
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,295
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    The list price on the page said $1875, so I’m gonna assume that the fuse was aftermarket, and he had the previous owner switch the fuse out to save $$$.
    Nice find!

    Exactly. Though...

    The seller turned out to be a great guy. After we listened to the piece in his system (which blew me away, but that’s another thread when I’m not on my mobile) and we opened up the chassis, we got down to vis-a-vis payment, etc.

    “So this must be your lucky day,” he says. “I had another Synergistic fuse, a Blue, laying around so since I have the Black I’ll throw in the Blue.”

    I have no idea if I’ll be able to hear it (I’ve added a Modwright BDP-105 to the system recently so with the Joule going online also who’s going to know what change is coming from where...), but I thought the guy did me a solid by throwing it in.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> Yaqin MC-10t --> LSiM-705's
    Cabling by Groneberg
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,448
    Used love my old Jolida. When I actually became a papa I got rid of mine fearing kids would burn themselves. Too many babies around for me to worry about burns. SS FTW for me.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,036
    Since it won’t work without a fuse, I agree he did good by including it. :)

    Enjoy your gear.
    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.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,001
    Congrats!!! Nice preamp!!
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

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    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,683
    Congrats, fine piece of kit.
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,435
    edited July 2018
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Some day in the far, far future, I have to try an audiophile fuse. :)

    I have "Audiofile fuses" installed in all of my equipment, (mostly Hi-Fi Tuning fuses) and in my experience they make a difference; Particularly in the clarity and detail parts of the audio.

    Also congratulations on the Joule.
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    My response is: If you need 60 seconds to respond in one sentence, you probably should't be evaluating Polk speakers.....


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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,638
    Looks just like you! Congrats
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,212
    Clickbait. ;)
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,295
    headrott wrote: »
    I have "Audiofile fuses" installed in all of my equipment, (mostly Hi-Fi Tuning fuses) and in my experience they make a difference.

    I’m skeptical and I’d never have paid for one outright, but I’m looking forward to an A/B test on my system.

    I’ve not had a chance to hook anything up yet, as 12 days on the road leads directly to quality time with my daughter with no detour to the hifi. :)
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> Yaqin MC-10t --> LSiM-705's
    Cabling by Groneberg
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
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