What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,399
    joecoulson wrote: »
    He’s that Italian dealer from Texas. Cowboy Marinara

    I suppose that's based on Giordanos stuffed pizza consumption!
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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,639
    verb wrote: »
    Oh yeah, found these last night as the Mrs and I spent the night at MGM casino/hotel in Detroit. While she was playing the slots, of course! :smile:
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    Damn; you just don't stop do you :D
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,865
    verb wrote: »
    Oh yeah, found these last night as the Mrs and I spent the night at MGM casino/hotel in Detroit. While she was playing the slots, of course! :smile:
    86e9o5ykuc74.png

    Damn; you just don't stop do you :D

    Hehe. Just looking for good deals! :smile:
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,024
    edited April 2019
    verb wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Oh yeah, found these last night as the Mrs and I spent the night at MGM casino/hotel in Detroit. While she was playing the slots, of course! :smile:
    86e9o5ykuc74.png

    Damn; you just don't stop do you :D

    Hehe. Just looking for good deals! :smile:

    And vacuuming them up like a Hoover :D
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,837
    That IS photo worthy! B)

    I like it! It's very clean.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    I'm going in a new direction with streaming. I sold my ELAC Discovery Music Streamer to fund the purchase of a Bluesound Node 2i.

    The Bluesound Node 2i arrived today (haven't hooked it up yet).
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    Interesting warning label on the front of the box:
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    Am I missing something? Does streaming through the Node 2i not apply to music? Is this a beverage dispenser??
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,865
    Yeah we now have to put a similar label on all vehicles destined for CA. Crazy, IMO. :smile:
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    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
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Lol. CA is slowly becoming its own country.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,407
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Installed. 0xykn80w7m3g.jpeg
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    You might want to make your main connection to the mids/tweet posts, and jumper "down" to the woofers. Just a little tweak that can sometimes make a difference if your jumpers aren't as good as your main cables...
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,407
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Just don't lick it and you'll be fine.

    OH, GREAT....I already licked mine! Dang.
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,628
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Lol. CA is slowly becoming its own country.

    We do have the fifth largest economy in the world.

    "If the state –with its 39.5 million people – was an independent country, it would have the fifth largest economy in the world, according to new federal figured released on Friday – just surpassing the United Kingdom, which has a population of 65.6 million."

    http://fortune.com/2018/05/05/california-fifth-biggest-economy-passes-united-kingdom/

    Of course, none of this has anything to do with what anyone did with their stereo last night. :)

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,024
    edited April 2019
    steveinaz wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Installed. 0xykn80w7m3g.jpeg
    peg90wc96zdx.jpeg

    You might want to make your main connection to the mids/tweet posts, and jumper "down" to the woofers. Just a little tweak that can sometimes make a difference if your jumpers aren't as good as your main cables...

    I do not know if you looked at Axpona Joe, many rooms were diagonal. Red on lower post, black on upper or vice versa. Now it can be like splitting hair but some feel it works. I hook mine just like yours. I've tried it both ways no difference but lower takes some of the strain off the posts

    Since both his cables are Acoustic Zen might be a close call Steve.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Ivan/Steve I feel like the Elacs have more tonality with this type of connection. They are just ever so slightly rolled off at the top vs setting as Steve suggested. For the distance I sit from the towers, this works best for me. And yes they are (or at least should be) exactly the same as the speaker wire. AZ Satori’s
    They seem to allow a smoother transient is the main change I heard. Smoother at higher volumes.

    The feet on the SVS was also a noticeable change. Much tighter and cleaner (less boomy) bass. Better integration into 2.1ch listening.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,974
    Clipdat wrote: »

    As a side note, only being able to see your parents once a year sucks.

    Agreed.
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,628
    Agreed.
    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 source, 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.
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,480
    Sorry...didn’t mean to bring everyone down. I will atone with 50 tracks before the 2 channel mast.
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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,379
    I replaced my Rotel transport with my Marantz. The silver face stuck out too much in the sea of black. I ended with cleaner looks and cleaner sound.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,772
    What's the second Rega box for?
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,352
    @Clipdat One is the Neo PSU speed control for the P6 and the other is the Fono MC

    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,772
    Did you notice any changes with the aftermarket power cords?
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,352
    Right off the bat they are warmer. Seemed very dark at first listen but have livened up a bit. I was a bit worried at first but its coming around now. Not much else to write about at the moment. I’m attesting all the change to the power cords as I don’t think the Ethernet interconnect between the speakers is gonna matter much. The one that came with the KEFS seems to be a run of the mill cat6 cable.
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,352
    Actually bass seems noticeable tighter too. Really getting some impact out of these KEFS now
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,772
    Is there still a digital/streaming component to this setup, or are you strictly vinyl now?