What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,243
    I took my Parasound 2250 v2 out and packaged it up for shipping to the new owner in Canada.

    Decided to pull my subwoofer amp and put it in the place of the Parasound just to see how it sounded. It's a Behringer NX3000. Plenty of power but the highs were shrill. Tons of bass and very tight. Tighter bass than the Parasound but the over all quality really sucked.

    After having that fun I returned the NX3000 to the subs and plugged my NAD906 back in. This amp never disappoints. Love it!

    Now I'm just waiting for the TFM45 .
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 400
    Used the digital cable bought from @halo to include the Mydac into the kitchen system. A NAD CD player into an old Proton Radio plus matching Proton speaker. It made a noticeable improvement.
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,253
    I put the Pioneer DV-47Ai back on the audio rack to fill the space left by the sale of the McCormack amp. Connected it, found my old Herbie's Grungebuster CD mat and gave the Delta Machine double CD a spin. Wow! Sounds fantastic!!
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,061
    Patiently awaiting my BS Node 2i delivery today....*tap*….*tap*….LOL

    BTW, HUGE shout out to CRUTCHFIELD for 2nd day Air on FREE shipping!
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,636
    Is it coming UPS? If you get notifications you can see where the truck on the map and how many stops away from you it is.

    Be patient.... load the app on your mobile while you are waiting.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,422
    edited March 1
    Or, if you live a little off the beaten path -- you get a postcard in the mail* today from UPS announcing that they couldn't deliver your package due to the address (a PO box) and that you can come to White River Junction, VT (as in, not the state I live in) and pick it up -- but they'll only hold it until March 4th.

    This package being the one that UPS delivered to our door this past Tuesday.

    And, just to wrap the whole thing up and tie it with a pretty bow -- when I check the tracking number on the postcard @ ups dot com, it shows, quite accurately, that the UPS driver delivered it to our door this past Tuesday.

    :*

    But -- on topic -- yeah, kudos to Crutchfield!
    I actually do like those guys, too.

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    * Isn't the irony palpable?

  • imsjryimsjry Posts: 114
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Wow. $8k in cables. My wife would kill me. Congrats

    Mine too... that's why I bought a used set for $1450...

    I'm admittedly new to this audiophile stuff but would love to hear your impressions on sonic improvements. I'm just stunned how expensive "higher end" cables are. That is more then I spent on my Pre and my power amps combined.
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,494
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Or, if you live a little off the beaten path -- you get a postcard in the mail* today from UPS announcing that they couldn't deliver your package due to the address (a PO box) and that you can come to White River Junction, VT (as in, not the state I live in) and pick it up -- but they'll only hold it until March 4th.

    This package being the one that UPS delivered to our door this past Tuesday.

    And, just to wrap the whole thing up and tie it with a pretty bow -- when I check the tracking number on the postcard @ ups dot com, it shows, quite accurately, that the UPS driver delivered

    Just throwing this out there, not saying it happened in your case..but UPS also uses the post office, and vice versa. If it's a "Surepost" half the time it gets delivered to the post office and the USPS takes the last leg. There are two addresses on the same label, but the customer gets the UPS tracking number only.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,422
    We're very familiar with UPS Surepost -- That gets us even further into surreality. The way that works, in our case, is that they deliver the parcel to the USPS, then Amazon (some of whose vendors use Surepost) sends me an e-mail that says that they tried to deliver it, but, couldn't, and that they'll try again. When I get the e-mail from UPS, I go down to the PO, and the package is waiting for us. :)

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    This is a typical attempted delivery e-mail that means that the delivery was successful :p

    No, the one this week was different. I ordered something online, entered the PO Box address, got not message that they couldn't deliver to PO, so I assumed they'd send USPS. When the UPS truck pulled in Tuesday afternoon, I knew what it was.
    The address on the package was our PO Box. Someone has put a printed sticker on it saying that UPS needed our address as they couldn't deliver to a PO box. Someone had written our physical address on the box. Hard to say who did that.

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,499
    imsjry wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Wow. $8k in cables. My wife would kill me. Congrats

    Mine too... that's why I bought a used set for $1450...

    I'm admittedly new to this audiophile stuff but would love to hear your impressions on sonic improvements. I'm just stunned how expensive "higher end" cables are. That is more then I spent on my Pre and my power amps combined.

    I will definitely post up some impressions, good or bad. My setup has gotten to the point where cables like the AQ will make improvements. Just glad I got a deal on these, (along with everything else I have put together B) )or I might not have even tried to play at this level.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,586
    I saw a smaller pair on audiogon for twice as much. I’ll say you got a good deal. Smokin
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    edited March 1
    John knows how to shop for sure! ;)

    He's also good excellent at building the power equipment he desires too. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,499
    I have a lowball offer on these as well...
    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9bedf-audioquest-wild-blue-yonder-rca-cables-1-5m-pair-interconnects-72v-dbs-16634-interconnects
    They will go from the Pass X0.2 to the Carvers...
    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-LX701, 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.”
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    Turned it on last night so that it will be ready to rock tonight. Now it is rocking.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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    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.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,494
    Had to get a new tv yesterday for our family room. Our 4K HDR Samsung died yesterday after only 15 months. Went with the Sony X900 this time around. Hopefully it’ll last a while longer.
    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
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    I also bought that 65” TV maybe 6-9 months ago, and so far so good. I also have the Sony Z9D 75” for 2+ years, and it is still going strong. Knock on wood. :)
    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.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,318
    edited March 1
    I have a 9 year old Sony and 4 year old Sony and both function as new. The 9 year old one stays on 10-12 hrs a day, as I work from home and it is my background ambiance during the day.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    I have a lowball offer on these as well...
    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9bedf-audioquest-wild-blue-yonder-rca-cables-1-5m-pair-interconnects-72v-dbs-16634-interconnects
    They will go from the Pass X0.2 to the Carvers...

    :o :o :o
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,494
    edited March 1
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I also bought that 65” TV maybe 6-9 months ago, and so far so good. I also have the Sony Z9D 75” for 2+ years, and it is still going strong. Knock on wood. :)

    I hope it lasts.

    The LG OLED are discounted $5-600 right now at Best Buy and the sales guy was really pushing it hard over the Sony. Good deal for sure but I’ve heard more good things about Sony reliability than the others. And, I’m not trying to buy a new set every year and a half. That and the thin 8lb OLED has terrible-terrible speakers.

    The Sony looks plenty good to me anyway.
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,586
    Had the 900e 75” for about 1 1/2 years now. Very happy.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,813
    Hung a pair of Mini Eclipse on the rack for it to look at
  • Ordered one of these (link below) so I can start listening to my vinyl again (been several months). Worth a shot for around $50. Will probably also order the upgrade Russian tubes tonight that pitdog2 recommended on another post.

    https://www.amazon.com/Nobsound-Little-Bear-Turntable-Pre-Amplifier/dp/B075YQM28P
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    Let us know how it does, OK?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony M wrote: »
    Let us know how it does, OK?

    Will do! Couple more weeks for shipping though but may get here the same time as tubes coming from Russia. Lol
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,586
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Patiently awaiting my BS Node 2i delivery today....*tap*….*tap*….LOL

    BTW, HUGE shout out to CRUTCHFIELD for 2nd day Air on FREE shipping!

    Well?!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,061
    Got it, pretty cool.
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,429
    Today I did absolutely nothing to my rig but turn it on and enjoy
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,586
    But you posted something outside of the “what are you listening to” thread....and that’s monumental
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,639
    edited March 2
    The Bostons are having problems again (fixed before, but now I'm stumped) so I decided to hook up the KEFs. Ah yes, they are certainly better. But while I was getting them out, the Missions which have sat since November were looking sad/rejected ( ;) ). So I put away the KEFs (again) and hooked up the Missions. Not as accurate as the KEFs but just a fun speaker.
    The KEFs still ain't going anywhere though. :)
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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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  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 163
    You are clearly a bookie fan and have listened to quite a few, m. Have you heard the Dali Spektor 2s? I'm very tempted by them.
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