What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,912
    If I compared it to the MC-2100, it might win.

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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,649
    A wallet friendly $5.99 and the "pulsating leds change color" heck what's not to like.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,912
    edited February 2019
    Say -- some of those new Macs have color-changing LEDs, too! ;)

    In all seriousness, I did not realize that the LED backlight on the volume control changes color until I fired this blighter up. It is really offensive.

    I figured this would be a great bench/test amp for the $ if it worked -- so I bought (no kidding) three of them. I figured if one worked, it would still net out to a good deal. So far one out of one tested does work. B)

    I might have to get one of them there $31 preamps -- you know, to give its sound that tube lustre.


    https://www.amazon.com/FX-Audio-TUBE-01-Preamplifier-Black/dp/B01HEQJGPC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1550531282&sr=8-3&keywords=FX+audio+preamp

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,912
    edited February 2019
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    That's cool!
    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
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Have you compared the Cambridge DAC to the Stellar one? Any preferences between the two?

    Sorry, have not had a chance to do any comparisons yet. Just been breaking in the Cambridge (and the pre) by running the di.fm drum n bass stream to it all day.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,912
    How do you think I feel here?!

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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    How do you think I feel here?!

    :*

    I'm guessing, by your response(s), that you don't listen to music with your eyes closed. :p
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Put Cambridge Audio CXN V2 into system.

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    Have you compared the Cambridge DAC to the Stellar one? Any preferences between the two?

    I have both and I have. The PS A wins by a slight margin.
  • daboyz
    daboyz Posts: 5,166
    What I tried to do and what I could do were two different things tonight. Funny thing it's my own damn stupidity that gets in the way sometimes. :(
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,418
    Love the simple elegance of Rega tables. If I ever got TT again, it would likely be the P3.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,395
    edited February 2019
    Moved some plants to each corner. Not sure about it yet.
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    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I like the symmetry
    And I love the fact you actually have a rack that is not black or dark stain! Looks great.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    edited February 2019
    Willow wrote: »
    Moved some plants to each corner. Not sure about it yet.

    Gotta have plants! They love music too!

    Just bought a new Cambridge Audio Azur 851 Pre/DAC/Network Player. Big step up from the B&K Ref 50.

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    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,099
    Willow wrote: »
    Moved some plants to each corner. Not sure about it yet.

    Nothing wrong with some plants, I like the Aesthetics.

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    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    very nice!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,855
    Didn't know those existed. I didn't know Infinity made grills like those either. :o

    Very nice indeed! B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    Hooked up a Wireworld power cable to this streamer.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,855
    edited February 2019
    Your letters do look a lot cleaner and clearer now. :p

    I just had to go there, you know that don't you?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    brianle wrote: »
    Re-arranged my setup. Used to be next to the fire place

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    Good start. Needs plants. And, oh nevermind
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,547
    reverb wrote: »
    Here's one of the rebuilt InfiniTesimals on the left - original on the right. These replacement end-caps are Red Oak. Still have to finish the Black Walnut versions.

    Thought I had a bad Watkins woofer when I first tested - it was buzzing. Turned out to be the dust cap had come unglued on one side. Whew! Crisis averted - those things are next to impossible to find.

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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,395
    joecoulson wrote: »
    I like the symmetry
    And I love the fact you actually have a rack that is not black or dark stain! Looks great.

    Thank you. Interestingly enough that rack was mahogany. We kept looking for a new rack, my wife likes the look of this one and we found someone locally who does antiquing to furniture. I think it was 250$ to have it done which beats the price of a new rack.
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,491
    This weekend I plan to take the Mirage sub out of the ht set up and place it with the 2Bs in the music area just to see what difference a sub might make. May prompt me to get a more musical sub if I like what I hear.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
    Parasound HCA1500(indoor sound) and HCA1000(outdoor sound), Dynaco PAS4, Denon DP1200 w/Shure V15 Type V and Jico SAS stylus, Oppo BDP93, Marantz UD7007, modded Polk SDA 2B.