What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • JPeteJPete Posts: 292
    It's the RT83. My wife wanted to get back into our consolidated vinyl collection and that's how it all started... A new console, new cables, new turntable, new phono pre, and a new to me preamp since I got the itch while I was at it.
    Lexicon RT-10, Parasound P5, McCormack DNA 0.5, Polk SDA CRS+, SVS Sub
    Schiit Modi, Luminous Audio Axiom II, McCormack DNA-1, Digital Phase AP 2
    Marantz AV7701, Emotiva XPA-5, Paradigm 11se Mkii, DCM Time Windows, NHT 2C, SVS Sub

    Spares - Kenwood C1 Pre, NAD 2200PE, Polk Monitor 10B, Polk Model 11, other odds and ends
  • musicnut23musicnut23 Posts: 16
    edited March 2019
    New guy here, so I'll post what I did a couple days ago. I changed out the springs & grommets on my Ariston RD11S, as well as the headshell wires on my Grace G747 headshell. Two things I'd never done. Still tweaking the suspension a bit as I go, but I can walk around the living room without making the needle skip!
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    musicnut23 wrote: »
    New guy here, so I'll post what I did a couple days ago. I changed out the springs & grommets on my Ariston RD11S, as well as the headshell wires on my Grace G747 headshell. Two things I'd never done. Still tweaking the suspension a bit as I go, but I can walk around the living room without making the needle skip!

    Cool! And welcome! Post some pics of your fine work! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    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
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Please allow me to offer you a very warm welcome to Club Polk, musicnut23.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • halohalo Posts: 5,600
    JPete wrote: »
    It's the RT83. My wife wanted to get back into our consolidated vinyl collection and that's how it all started... A new console, new cables, new turntable, new phono pre, and a new to me preamp since I got the itch while I was at it.

    You’re a lucky guy :)
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,321
    edited March 2019
    halo wrote: »
    JPete wrote: »
    It's the RT83. My wife wanted to get back into our consolidated vinyl collection and that's how it all started... A new console, new cables, new turntable, new phono pre, and a new to me preamp since I got the itch while I was at it.

    You’re a lucky guy :)

    Ditto . . . I hope you appreciate her jPete B)
    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
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,321
    ROLL’N a little somth’n somth’n ....

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    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
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    ^^^^ Nice! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    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
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,832
    ^^^ WAY cool!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    @JPete sorry we missed you at our meet. Next time bro.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,551
    GlennDog wrote: »
    ROLL’N a little somth’n somth’n ....

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    Now that is a great tube......
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,832
    Just got my goodie bag in the mail today! Happened to pick up some Wireworld Silver Eclipse XLR's off eBag that were miss labeled for about 1/4 the cost of new. All I can say is WOW. Had my daughter do the official A/B comparison and her eyes got real big and gave me the "way better Dad!" seal of approval. So... Looks like I will be Karma'ing some Monoprice XLR's soon.

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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
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • halohalo Posts: 5,600
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Just got my goodie bag in the mail today! Happened to pick up some Wireworld Silver Eclipse XLR's off eBag that were miss labeled for about 1/4 the cost of new. All I can say is WOW. Had my daughter do the official A/B comparison and her eyes got real big and gave me the "way better Dad!" seal of approval. So... Looks like I will be Karma'ing some Monoprice XLR's soon.

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    Really glad that worked out for you and with the daughter’s seal of approval to boot!
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,477
    I put a desk light over the Perspex TT. :D

    I also got to demo my Triton Ones to my neighbor with some Pink Floyd. :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,677
    Realigned my Grado cart. Got Come Away With Me playing on the Pioneer as I type.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,070
    Dave @verb to-do list for system:

    1.) Spike rack before Axpona.

    2.) Upgrade SDA crossovers.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    Spike yes! XO's most likely this summer! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    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
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,943
    Turned it on so that it will be ready to go Friday night.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1 file player
    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.
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,891
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    These got booted out of the home theater and they had to go SOMEWHERE.
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    Got another to replace the ailing one and that will eventually make it’s way to the shop.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    I remember those days Bud.

    Perhaps, one day, you will realize MOSFETS aren't all they are cracked up to be...

    I know you enjoy the HELL out of what you listen too. It's all good and I mean no disrespect whatsoever. Just sayin' bro'...

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 835
    Since adding a new rack, I really hadn't dialed in my placement again. I've been fighting a bad reflection on my right wall which was starting to drive me a little crazy. I was up listening tonight and starting messing with the toe in and speaker placement. It never fails to amaze me what a huge difference that can make.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,524
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    These got booted out of the home theater and they had to go SOMEWHERE.



    The "music hose" is an excellent sounding cable imo. So where did they end up going?
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,832
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Perhaps, one day, you will realize MOSFETS aren't all they are cracked up to be..

    Ha! Tell that to Nelson Pass...
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,430
    edited March 2019
    Got some new cables
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,321
    Got some new cables

    Nice!

    I'm waiting on some cables . . . should be here by the end of the day
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    edited March 2019
    Talking about cables. I finally tested the new Acoustic Zen Satoris vs the AQ Type 4s that were in my system. HUGE difference!

    My test consisted of :
    Joseph Haydn: String Quartet In D, Op. 76, No. 5 - Finale - Presto- DSD64 file plugged directly into Cambridge CXN
    Used the new PSA M700s which have about 50 hours on them now so they are not fully broken in per manufacturer. Speakers are the Elac Adante AF-61s and the Stellar Gain Pre. AQ XLRs connect the CXN to the Pre and same cables (type) connect the pre to the M700s

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    I listened to this track alternately back and forth disconnecting each full set and then reconnecting a total of four times. Two per cable set.
    My findings are:
    The soundstage on the Satoris gained height and seemed to move the music closer to me. The positioning of the instruments were not only more accurate, but they presented more decay and natural reverb. The cello and three Violins hit the staccato notes and had much more depth to those notes and they lasted longer. This was one track but for me, I can tell the biggest system changes with well recorded classical. Especially small quartets.

    Overall now that the cables are somewhat broken in, this should have been a decent apples to apples test between the two. And it’s not even a competition. Great cables. Very very happy.

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    At 400 hours burn in, that’s over 16 days of 24hrs a day burn in Skip!
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,430
    16.6666666667 days

    to be exact
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
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