What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 546
    simm wrote: »
    HzTweaker wrote: »
    simm wrote: »
    I unhooked my LSiM 705’s and reconnected my Boston VR-M60’s and am enjoying music so much more.

    Interesting, what's the size/dimensions of your listening space @simm ?

    About 19’ on the long wall and 15’ on the short. Speakers are on the long wall.

    That's a pretty big room. I'd thought that LSiM would have sounded better or fill the space with sound more effectively.
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Vincent SP-331
    CDP: Denon 1520
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
    Benched: Parasound A23
  • verbverb Posts: 9,846
    edited April 2019
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Just so everyone knows, I would always honor a sale, if there is an issue with the tubes (of which I was not aware) I have offered to refund the money plus shipping back to me if Dave’s not happy.

    Joe my Brah! No worries my friend! I know you're an honorable guy.

    Hey still checking the tubes out, I'll let ya know. So that's why I haven't replied yet. Only have less than an hour on em with the VTL.

    I do apologize if no response was interpreted as if there was an issue!

    And yes I'm a tube newbie, so still going through the learning process.

    And yes I'm happy! Happy to regard you as my friend! :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
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 546
    This morning listened to a few albums at 96khz 24b FLAC and played around with speaker placement.
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Vincent SP-331
    CDP: Denon 1520
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
    Benched: Parasound A23
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,176
    edited April 2019
    Sorry. Deleted.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,370
    I unplugged my gear and tore it all down and got it all boxed up!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,288
    voltz wrote: »
    I unplugged my gear and tore it all down and got it all boxed up!

    Dialing in the subs right now and then going to be doing the same tomorrow myself.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,176
    Good luck with the show gents.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,301
    edited April 2019
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    voltz wrote: »
    I unplugged my gear and tore it all down and got it all boxed up!

    Dialing in the subs right now and then going to be doing the same tomorrow myself.

    Ryan, I will help redial them in for the show. Acoustics will be COMPLETELY different there.

    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 ~
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,979
    Installed a Lumin X1, but something isn’t right. The app sees all the songs, but they don’t play. It goes to the song, the title displays on the X1, then it goes to the next song, title displays, then goes to the next track. I had this issue once with my S1, but I forgot how I fixed it. Oh well, the S1 is working one more day.
    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.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,423
    Lumin and Pass Labs don't work well together. Send that junk to me and get yourself some Emotiva gear and everything will work just fine. :p
    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, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "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.”
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,370
    edited April 2019
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    <drum roll>

    Believe it or not...

    Finally...

    We are...


    cliplead free upstairs.

    - And there was great rejoicing -

    47662491102_d0396b4672_h.jpgDSC_4468 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    47715535421_87a57cacc6_h.jpgDSC_4465 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    you should sell these :) I want one for my full range speakers I built o:)

    but then I'd have to buy a super tweeter!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,979
    Lumin and Pass Labs don't work well together. Send that junk to me and get yourself some Emotiva gear and everything will work just fine. :p

    Yes. Simplicity succeeds, complexity fails. :)

    Seriously though, that was my work software design philosophy.
    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.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,288
    treitz3 wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    voltz wrote: »
    I unplugged my gear and tore it all down and got it all boxed up!

    Dialing in the subs right now and then going to be doing the same tomorrow myself.

    Ryan, I will help redial them in for the show. Acoustics will be COMPLETELY different there.

    Tom

    Just getting a baseline as these are my subs for the bar surround system. I am not bringing the Epik Legend this year. A pair of Dayton Reference 8" subs in folded horns tuned to 27hz.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,423
    For you Verb, the question is not what did you do, but what didn’t you do to your stereo today.
    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, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "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: 12,979
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Installed a Lumin X1, but something isn’t right. The app sees all the songs, but they don’t play. It goes to the song, the title displays on the X1, then it goes to the next song, title displays, then goes to the next track. I had this issue once with my S1, but I forgot how I fixed it. Oh well, the S1 is working one more day.

    Fixed that issue. Operator issue. LOL

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    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.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 927
    For you Verb, the question is not what did you do, but what didn’t you do to your stereo today.

    I can see Verb working on a discussion similar to the one in Audiogon that the guy talks about every amp he has ever owned. Verb's discussion will be about every piece of equipment he currently owns. Maybe he needs his personal "What did Verb do to his stereo rigs today?". (We wouldn't kid with you if you were not liked.)


    My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
    https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/my-long-list-of-amplifiers-and-my-personal-review-of-each
  • verbverb Posts: 9,846
    For you Verb, the question is not what did you do, but what didn’t you do to your stereo today.

    I can see Verb working on a discussion similar to the one in Audiogon that the guy talks about every amp he has ever owned. Verb's discussion will be about every piece of equipment he currently owns. Maybe he needs his personal "What did Verb do to his stereo rigs today?". (We wouldn't kid with you if you were not liked.)


    My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
    https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/my-long-list-of-amplifiers-and-my-personal-review-of-each

    OMG dude! Nice list for sure. Not your first rodeo! Looks like a roadmap for me! :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
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,326
    edited May 2019
    Finally cut down my speaker bases closer to the size of the speakers, and added rubber feet. This gives an additional 2 1/2" of height. Total speaker height now is 44". Much better, and puts tweeters on ear axis.

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    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,738
    Hmmm… looks decoupled there Steve... obviously missing something since they are not coupled...….






































    JK - looks great, bet it sounds awesome
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,963
    what kind of wood are they Steve?
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,176
    And good ol Tucker on the soap box no less.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,326
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    what kind of wood are they Steve?

    They were cutting boards....I'm trying to remember....I got nothin.'
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,980
    Maple
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,963
    edited May 2019
    steveinaz wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    what kind of wood are they Steve?

    They were cutting boards....I'm trying to remember....I got nothin.'

    Looks like Acacia dark and light wood, I know it's not Walnut probably.
    That acacia seems to be the current wood of choice for cutting boards and such.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,176
    Installed the new Monsoon power cable on the SVS

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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
  • warrenwarren Posts: 668
    Turned it on and enjoyed the SDA SRS 2.3’s, Carver M-1.0t amp being fed by Carver C 2
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,739
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    What are "Transient Intermodulation Distortion", "Magnetic Confusion", and "Grain-Junction Discontinuities" other than marketing buzzwords?
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,176
    I guess you are right Drew. The cable must suck.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,875
    Clipdat wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    What are "Transient Intermodulation Distortion", "Magnetic Confusion", and "Grain-Junction Discontinuities" other than marketing buzzwords?

    Tranisent IM distortion is a real thing -- it was a big deal in the 1980s; harman/kardon (Matti Otala) focused on bandwidth and phase linearity to minimize TIM as it was known.
    http://otala.com/pages/mao/
    https://www.inner-magazines.com/audiophilia/the-2-channel-audio-amplifier/

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    source:
    https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/harman-kardon/products.shtml (1983/84 brochure)

    Can't offer anything on Magnetic Confusion (sounds like a phrase/ from a Jimi Hendrix song). There are certainly discontinuities in ordinary drawn wire conductors, but whether they matter in the real world -- who knows?


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