What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 973
    Good thing he's got about 20 days till Axpona, lol
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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,418
    Burn-in schmurn-in. Play that music.
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  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,128
    I looked over at my Pre and the volume was on 25... not 24 or 26.... I knew something sounded odd.
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  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    edited March 2019
    Did a frequency sweep in my listening room. It drops SIGNIFICANTLY at 43 hz. Not fun.

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,549
    audioluvr wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Perhaps, one day, you will realize MOSFETS aren't all they are cracked up to be..

    Ha! Tell that to Nelson Pass...

    Eh, he may like them but I do not. I like to turn on the rig and enjoy the music. Waiting up to three days for optimum sound is not my idea of what a rig should do for your listening enjoyment. We have a lot of lightning storms where I live and when I had my Odyssey Stratos, it took right at about 3 days for everything to come back into fruition...with everything getting WORSE on day two. So, if I had 2 lightning storms 3 days apart?

    F that. That was the reason I got rid of it, even though it was a really nice sounding amplifier after 3 days.

    Turn it on and enjoy the high fidelity music immediately is where I like to be.

    Tom

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,620
    Ah. We almost never get lightning so I guess I'm spoiled.
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  • tonyp063
    tonyp063 Posts: 887
    Asked Jim McShane some questions & then sent him some $$

    Listen & learn time upcoming.
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 782
    treitz3 wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Perhaps, one day, you will realize MOSFETS aren't all they are cracked up to be..

    Ha! Tell that to Nelson Pass...

    Eh, he may like them but I do not. I like to turn on the rig and enjoy the music. Waiting up to three days for optimum sound is not my idea of what a rig should do for your listening enjoyment. We have a lot of lightning storms where I live and when I had my Odyssey Stratos, it took right at about 3 days for everything to come back into fruition...with everything getting WORSE on day two. So, if I had 2 lightning storms 3 days apart?

    F that. That was the reason I got rid of it, even though it was a really nice sounding amplifier after 3 days.

    Turn it on and enjoy the high fidelity music immediately is where I like to be.

    Tom

    Tom, what are you running now?? Sorry if it's in your sig, I'm on my phone and can't see it....just curious
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,549
    Hello, Gerres26. No, it's not in my signature. I am currently running a Musical Fidelity A3cr and am extremely happy with its sonic signature, linear frequency and finesse with a power punch that'll scare you at times. No issues turning it on and spinning some music with optimum sound immediately.

    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

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

  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 782
    I hear you, I ran a Musical Fidelity A5 integrated for a while before moving to some other gear. Sounded great and still might have been my biggest bang for buck purchase in this hobby. I'm a couple combinations past the MF, I've gotten different sound...maybe not "better", just different.

    Danny
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,855
    Did a frequency sweep in my listening room. It drops SIGNIFICANTLY at 43 hz. Not fun.

    SDA 2Bs (recapped) - Adcom GFA-545 (recapped)

    Do you have an idea why? That's a major frequency area to have a lack of.
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  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
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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?

    @motorstereo You are absolutely right and they're in the bedroom two channel system now.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I know I read a review that said the mono blocks sounded better separated then on top of each other, however this entire set up with half of the equipment on that rack that was on the left was very irritating to me because I do appreciate symmetry. So the trade-off is everything is all clumped together and the record player is now lower than ideal. But it still sounds really good and the biggest thing is I have my symmetry back.
    Plus the Niagara actually looks pretty slick sitting there

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  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    Tony M wrote: »
    Did a frequency sweep in my listening room. It drops SIGNIFICANTLY at 43 hz. Not fun.

    SDA 2Bs (recapped) - Adcom GFA-545 (recapped)

    Do you have an idea why? That's a major frequency area to have a lack of.

    My assumption? Small room, overloaded with bass causing horrible standing waves and lack of room absorption. :)


    Just a guess though.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Looks good, Joe. I've seen a number of setups with the TT placed in front of the TV like how you have it. Let us know how it works out in practice. It looks low in the photos, but maybe it's a different experience in the room.

    Love that subtle backlight glow behind the TV.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Thank You Drew. Listened to it last night and even with all that wiring back there, I have not gotten an increase in noise or phono feedback with this setup.
    The sound is better over all as the speakers have the distance between them and from the side walls as recommended. Am I losing some stereophonics with the M700’s on top of each other? Not sure but much better too to bottom sound with this setup.
    That light behind the tv is a very cool modular light bar setup from LIFX and can change to all colors and even display movement.
  • JPete
    JPete Posts: 292
    Put a Schiit Mani in. Have a lot of burning in to do. Trying some Morrow Audio cables too. So far so good.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,549
    Man, I hope you break the balls toward the camera!!!

    Tom
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    ~ I have found excellence ~

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

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    That’s what she said?
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,671
    edited March 2019
    Great **** advice

    Hmm, even that's edited, but maybe it's better that way

    Now it's not edited, haha
    - Not Tom

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    JPete wrote: »
    Put a Schiit Mani in. Have a lot of burning in to do. Trying some Morrow Audio cables too. So far so good.
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  • JPete
    JPete Posts: 292
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Man, I hope you break the balls toward the camera!!!

    Tom

    I don’t actually... thought about it, but there’s a fireplace with big glass doors on the other side. Guess the time will come one way or another.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,911
    edited March 2019
    I replaced the rather fumpy looking 5V4GA HV rectifier that's been in the "Simple 2A3" (JELabs via AK's Redboy) amplifier for the past year or so with an altogether much more shapely and pulchritudinous 5V4G.

    Just because.

    B)

    46535478345_cca2d4b3b4_h.jpgDSC_4226 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I replaced the rather fumpy looking 5V4GA HV rectifier that's been in the "Simple 2A3" (JELabs via AK's Redboy) amplifier for the past year or so with an altogether much more shapely and pulchritudinous 5V4G.

    Just because.

    B)

    46535478345_cca2d4b3b4_h.jpgDSC_4226 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    You've got some good looking AQ Diamondback cables there Mark!!

    (is this a good example of Bangorrhea?) :p
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    Wel, wel wel.....
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,911
    halo wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I replaced the rather fumpy looking 5V4GA HV rectifier that's been in the "Simple 2A3" (JELabs via AK's Redboy) amplifier for the past year or so with an altogether much more shapely and pulchritudinous 5V4G.

    Just because.

    B)

    46535478345_cca2d4b3b4_h.jpgDSC_4226 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    You've got some good looking AQ Diamondback cables there Mark!!

    (is this a good example of Bangorrhea?) :p

    Well played!!! :)

    They -- ahem -- might be part of the great Polk Audio Forums Cable Demo 2019. I haven't looked them up, but it's entirely possible that they're worth more than all the stuff upstairs put together (for all I know). :)

    I did get tired of all y'all makin' fun of the dump-find Monster cables that I used to use on that amp years back :)
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    edited March 2019
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    These will be used to connect from my preamp to the amplifiers... I should have them in a week or so.

    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror 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 AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,668
    Just enjoying it. It’s been on since Thursday night, so it is at optimum operation.
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  • aiconn
    aiconn Registered User Posts: 277
    I swapped out my old stand for a new $29 Walmart special. Everything looks much better, but now I've picked up a massive buzz in the Quad 12L active speakers. I've tried different interconnects, plugging the power into different conditioners/strips/the wall, and I've tried different power cables with no improvement. For now it's back to the LSIm 703s until I can figure this out.
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