What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,150
    I just rolled a new-to-me Transparent Audio Premium 110 ohm cable between my NSD Supremo and PSA PWTransport. . . so far more detail :)
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 230
    I finally hooked up one of these in my office rig to compliment the Quad 12L Actives. Now I just need to find a reasonably priced preamp to replace the aging Pioneer SC-1222. 2715267_sa.jpg;maxHeight=640;maxWidth=550
    PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/Preamp
    Denon DVD 2910
    Quad 12L Active Monitors
    Marin Logan Dynamo 700W
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,605
    Installed a Emo XPA200 that @afterburnt gave me. Too long for my rack so I had to put it on a thick cutting board. Looks nice, built nice... Been warming up for an hour or so, tine to listen.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,770
    Congrats Cody...
    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.

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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,605
    Congrats Cody...

    Thanks... ;)

    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,996
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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 538
    This was a few days ago, but I picked up a new rack from Marvin and got everything moved over.
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    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Sony CDP-CE375 / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > JBL Studio 580 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,369
    This is one of my mc1201's from earlier today. The meter was unevenly lit so today was the day I decided to find out why. Turns out there's 8 original incandescent bulbs behind the 5''x10'' meter and several of them were burnt out. Led replacements ordered and now the waiting starts.
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,653
    Jeez, do you use an engine hoist to move that thing around?
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,369
    ^^^^^hmmm now that's not a bad idea. I'll have to look for a spot to mount a hook. Thankfully I did not have to lift it today but I dread the day that it does have to happen.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,838
    Love the Mac gear! Now I have to search for your complete setup pic! Somewhere here in CP. Somewhere. :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,605
    Installed a Emo XPA200 that @afterburnt gave me. Too long for my rack so I had to put it on a thick cutting board. Looks nice, built nice... Been warming up for an hour or so, time to listen.


    I do like how the Emo looks however it just doesn't mesh well with my set up. Something is just missing, weight, heft to the sound and presence isn't up to par with the GFA545. I am trying to give myself a couple days with it but might just throw the Adcom back in and see how the Emo likes the ERA D5s.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,770
    People get mad for saying things about Emotiva gear like that, but this has been the finding of quite a few that have tried it. It may fare better with the Era's, but it is my suspicion you will find the same conclusion. The Sunfire 5/200 is similar in terms of lacking weight/heft...
    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.”
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,201
    I have found that to get any real soul from Emotiva, you have to get into the XPR series.

    I went through UPAs and XPAs out the wazoo before finally springing for the XPR-5 and finally got what I wanted from the Emotiva.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 424
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    I have found that to get any real soul from Emotiva, you have to get into the XPR series.

    I went through UPAs and XPAs out the wazoo before finally springing for the XPR-5 and finally got what I wanted from the Emotiva.

    The XPR and their current DR amps are where Emotiva shines. I also feel the Regular Gen3 amps are much warmer and a step up compared to the older generations.
    Also for a cheap 2 channel amp that performs. The X-300 is a great little amp.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7705, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G3, Emotiva X300, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x8, Douglas jumpers, SVS Ultra speaker cables, Transparent IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, GIK room treatments

    Office-Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, Marantz 5012, OPPO 203, Pioneer Elite PDF-59 CD, PSA Stellar 300, Sony 510C 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz 7704, Emotiva XPA-5 G2, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,150
    edited March 2019
    The meter was unevenly lit so today was the day I decided to find out why. Turns out there's 8 original incandescent bulbs behind the 5''x10'' meter and several of them were burnt out. Led replacements ordered and now the waiting starts.

    Today I had a similar experience, but with a less desirable outcome . . .
    Meters on the pre were not illuminating. Owners manual says the festoon bulbs may need to be replaced occasionally. After discovering the local Battery n' Bulb store charges like $16 each, I ordered a few online. Received them today and after a ton of PITA stuff, discovered that both "light boxes" require replacement. Turns out owners manual is older/out-of-date. Newer light boxes have LEDs in 'em now ...

    Anyone need some 12V 1.2W 6x24mm lamps?

    Also, ordered a NOS Mullard 5AR4 for the PS B) to replace the lame Sovtek
    Post edited by GlennDog on
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,605
    People get mad for saying things about Emotiva gear like that, but this has been the finding of quite a few that have tried it. It may fare better with the Era's, but it is my suspicion you will find the same conclusion. The Sunfire 5/200 is similar in terms of lacking weight/heft...

    I have heard some bashing on them but I don't feel it's a bad amplifier, just not a good mix with my equipment and sound preferences. I am sure they would sound good with certain speakers. The Era's are bass heavy already so they help fill in the gap from the amplifier. Granted this is a simple HT set up but it helped with the power hungry bookies.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,369


    Today I had a similar experience, but with a less desirable outcome . . .
    Meters on the pre were not illuminating. Owners manual says the festoon bulbs may need to be replaced occasionally. After discovering the local Battery n' Bulb store charges like $16 each, I ordered a few online. Received them today and after a ton of PITA stuff, discovered that both "light boxes" require replacement. Turns out owners manual is older/out-of-date. Newer light boxes have LEDs in 'em now ...

    Anyone need some 12V 1.2W 6x24mm lamps?

    Also, ordered a NOS Mullard 5AR4 for the PS B) to replace the lame Sovtek[/quote]

    Ouch those are expensive!! I had pretty much the same experience. Mine are 8918's. Audio Classic has originals at $9.00 each and an ebay seller had 12 for $40. Needing a total of 28 bulbs this didn't seem the way to go. After lots of searching I was able to find led equivalents for $6 for 10 for the panel bulbs and $20 for 15 of the meter bulbs. I've done the 12 panel bulbs and they came out great. Hopefully the meter bulbs look just as nice.

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,104
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    Very cool.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,996
    Thanks Steve
    They are SO much more powerful than the Linns - meaning at lower volumes they kick the bass out much harder. Have not tried ear bleeding levels yet as I wanted all to settle in.
    Not sure if you can tell, but I also installed a fan above the new Marantz to cool it during reference movie levels - stays cool!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,996
    Acoustic Zens now connected to the new PS A M700’s
    @Mikey081057 these need to be next on your list (the mono’s)

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    Any audible improvement over the old ones, Joe?

    Tom
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,131
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Got my cables. But have to wait to hook them up.

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    Got the A1 cause they meaty
    FWIW, Joe...your meat doesn't need steak sauce. Wait...that sounds weird.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,996
    To be fair Tom, with the new amps and these, it’s going to have to be a swap later with the type 4’s going back in to make a accurate assessment
    Which I will do in a couple weeks.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • halohalo Posts: 5,338
    edited March 2019
    joecoulson wrote: »
    To be fair Tom, with the new amps and these, it’s going to have to be a swap later with the type 4’s going back in to make a accurate assessment
    Which I will do in a couple weeks.

    Joe,

    I did the same thing after I bought the Type 4's to pit them against the Signal Cable Ultra speaker cables. The difference wasn't immediate but, when I swapped back the SC Ultra cables back in, the Type 4's sounded better to my ears, with/on my gear, in my listening environment.
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