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  • One thing I've noticed from this thread, compared to back a few years in the former Member Showcase. TT's, a lot of Vinyl going' on here!

    Current Set-Up:

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    Love the Scarlet and Grey.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,178


    I surely thought you had help! How in the world did you lift those amps up onto those tables? :o :# :s

    How and why in the world do we still lift, wrestle and finagle stereo gear and speakers that can permanently injure us? :o

    Where are all the people I helped out over the years? At least one of my old friends is back, living 5 blocks away now and willing to help when I want and when he can if not busy or out of town. :)
    I just walked two sets of 80Lb. speakers into my cottage in the last few months. :# I walked them up the stairs in front of it too. My friend helped me put one set on dollies a week ago. I was still week from some serious illness with many weird symptoms so we didn't do much else but listen to speaker sets. The big A/C window unit is fading after about 15+ years of great operation. A Kenmore well built one it is, soon to be was. So I got overheated after a while and we called it a day.

    It's sooo nice to have a helping friend close by. ;)

    I agree a strong buddy would've been greatly appreciated but I did manage it after giving plenty of thought to the process. They each outweigh my wife so that was out of the question to ask her for help. I also managed to unload the 192lb 1.2tl's by myself and wrestle them into place when they came home with me 7 years ago. Pulling out and loading the 129lb Mac amps that the 1201's replaced also increased my heart rate a bit But none of those workouts compared to lugging an 86lb Mac amp across the yard and up 2 flights of stairs. Why does the good stuff have to be sooo darn heavy???

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,766
    Is the weight of those amps balanced or lopsided? The biggest issue with handling the Evolution 845 is that almost all of that 120 lbs is in the back of the amp with the transformers. Handles would've been nice too.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,403
    edited August 2018
    One thing I've noticed from this thread, compared to back a few years in the former Member Showcase. TT's, a lot of Vinyl going' on here!

    Current Set-Up:

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    5khw4r8ozgvh.jpg

    Love the Scarlet and Grey.

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    Don't you mean Scarlet and Cream? :)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,735
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    Bedroom setup.
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    Would love to have a setup in the bedroom
    Alas not in the cards.

    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC (2M), AQ MONSOON HC (2M) , AQ COLORADO XLR (2M & 1M) AND RCAs(1M), AQ VICTORIA(1M), ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI W JUMPERS(3M), ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS X3/AURORA X1 PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI RCM, HARMONY ELITE, SONY 75XBR900E
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,321
    edited August 2018
    I think your signature needs updating Irrenhaus.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • aprazer402 wrote: »
    One thing I've noticed from this thread, compared to back a few years in the former Member Showcase. TT's, a lot of Vinyl going' on here!

    Current Set-Up:

    atb9b2f1dlq2.jpg

    5khw4r8ozgvh.jpg

    Love the Scarlet and Grey.

    15j6f4pg5t54.jpg

    Don't you mean Scarlet and Cream? :)

    Nope. Not at all.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,353
    cfrizz wrote: »
    I think your signature needs updating Irrenhaus.

    I agree, those don't look like LS70's.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,735
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    Living room setup. Rouge Cronus is hiding behind the right speaker.

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    Here is a bad pic of the Cronus.

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    Here’s the Scout.

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    Love that Scout. Almost picked one off CL for $1450 but hesitated and it was gone.

    SPEAKERS - ELAC ADANTE AF-61, TOTEM RAINMAKER, SONUS FABER SOLO, DEFINITIVE TECH SM350, MIRAGE OASIS, SONOS PLAY 5 & 1'S, SVS SB16 ULTRA

    POWER - PS AUDIO M700, LINN LK240, MARANTZ SR5013

    PRE/DACS - PS AUDIO STELLAR GAIN, CAMBRIDGE AUDIO CXN V2

    SOURCE - DENON 2910, SONY CDX355, JVC XM448, REGA P2 (MODDED) ANIA CART, REGA FONO MC, XBOX 1 S, TIVO BOLT

    POWER/WIRES - AQ NIAGARA 5000, AQ HURRICANE HC (2M), AQ MONSOON HC (2M) , AQ COLORADO XLR (2M & 1M) AND RCAs(1M), AQ VICTORIA(1M), ACOUSTIC ZEN SATORI W JUMPERS(3M), ATLAS EOS PC, WW STRATUS X3/AURORA X1 PC, AQ CARBON HDMIs

    MISC- OKKI NOKKI RCM, HARMONY ELITE, SONY 75XBR900E
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 820
    cfrizz wrote: »
    I think your signature needs updating Irrenhaus.

    I know.

    Cheers
    Rey
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,963
    Need to get a pic of the bedroom setup...
    Sonos Connect Amp
    Polk Audio Monitor 5 Series 2s with RD0198s, Mills resistors and Solen capacitors
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,353
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Need to get a pic of the bedroom setup...
    Sonos Connect Amp
    Polk Audio Monitor 5 Series 2s with RD0198s, Mills resistors and Solen capacitors

    I haven't seen a pic yet, but it I bet it sounds nice.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,178
    edited August 2018
    DSkip wrote: »
    Is the weight of those amps balanced or lopsided? The biggest issue with handling the Evolution 845 is that almost all of that 120 lbs is in the back of the amp with the transformers. Handles would've been nice too.

    I don't remember mine being lopsided so much as just being back-breaking heavy. I didn't or couldn't use the handles and I lifted from the bottom of the amp with one hand on the left rear corner and one on the right front corner. I had to use the same method once more to as I didn't trust the stands they were originally on.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,589
    edited August 2018
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,337
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:

    Sorry..... :/
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,589
    edited August 2018
    lightman1 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:

    Sorry..... :/

    Well, fortunately, it's not like I dropped it or anything B)

    but it's a beefy sumnabeej

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,630
    tonyb wrote: »
    ...AND THAT, my friends, is the glue that holds it all together. ^^^^^^^^

    Yup. I've got more Polkies in my phone than everyone else combined, with a tight second being all my doctors lol...

    Met Polkies in IN, IL, TX, IA, and maybe a few other places lol..... Shared a few beers and tunes with the same. All good people...

    I've sold gear to Polkies nationwide, I've held gear for Polkies, and helped Polkies buy gear lol......

    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,963
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The GAS Ampzilla is an asymmetric load to pick up/carry/move. :blush:

    Sorry..... :/

    Well, fortunately, it's not like I dropped it or anything B)

    but it's a beefy sumnabeej

    Speaking of, Russ has decided that Ampzilla needs to be stored at his Midwestern warehouse in Iowa...right Russ? o:)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,589
    edited August 2018
    36963474873_b243a3c6ae_b.jpgDSC_9702 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    We're talking Great Regular Flavor Ampzilla, not the A2k...
    the latter were monoblocks and (I'm guessing, here) probably pretty symmetrically laid out inside.

    Her she is, from behind, after doffing her maillot ;) One may kind of get an idea of her asymmetry.
    Does this transformer make my chassis look big?

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,530
    Did a bit of a rebuild last night. I like it so far!
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    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD C352, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Salamander Archetype rack
    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'.
  • halohalo Posts: 5,010
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Did a bit of a rebuild last night. I like it so far!
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    That's a ridiculously cool setup you have there Micah! I've been on this forum since '04 and I've never owned a pair of Polk Audio SDA speakers. You are cooking with gas!
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,530
    halo wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Did a bit of a rebuild last night. I like it so far!
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    That's a ridiculously cool setup you have there Micah! I've been on this forum since '04 and I've never owned a pair of Polk Audio SDA speakers. You are cooking with gas!

    Thanks!

    I’ve been having a bit of an issue with turntable rumble. :confused: But I've gotten it mostly taken care of, so that’ll hold me over til I get a subsonic filter. I may also get some isolation pads. :smile:
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD C352, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Salamander Archetype rack
    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'.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,428
    halo wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
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    Musical Fatality?

    Fixed to account for Jesse being UNdead...
    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, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "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: 334
    @DSkip I hope that you will soon share your thoughts about the new Aries G1. Just read/viewed the piece by John Darko.
    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
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