What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 464
    Installed transparent balanaced mm2 interconnects and mm2 speaker cables which was a huge difference from their reference range !
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
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  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,002
    edited October 2019
    Dreadnaught. I made it a few years ago.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
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  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 636
    Dreadnaught. I made it a few years ago.

    What does it do? I don't mean to sound stupid.
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  • It's an isoation tranformer that allows the use of monoblock amplifiers for one thing. Lots of info about it via search button.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,913
    edited October 2019
    It's an isoation tranformer that allows the use of monoblock amplifiers for one thing. Lots of info about it via search button.

    The engravings on the front make it look like something used to conjure up Satan from the eternal abyss.
    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

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  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,002
    edited October 2019
    LOL, it's a symbol for a circuit diagram that I found on the internet a few years ago.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,360
    edited October 2019
    It's an isoation tranformer that allows the use of monoblock amplifiers for one thing. Lots of info about it via search button.

    The engravings on the front make it look like something used to conjure up Satan from the eternal abyss.
    LOL, it's a symbol for a circuit diagram that I found on the internet a few years ago.

    Not one I recognize (FWIW) -- so I am really puzzled :p
    Ergo, I vote satanic. I mean, there are satanic mechanics, as we know -- not to mention demonic mnemonics.

    Reminds me of Linn's logo B)

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    EDIT: FWIW, the only active circuit components with dots in 'em I can think of are gas-filled/cold cathode tubes like voltage regulators & thyratrons :p

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    I looked for soiled state examples like the symbol in question, but came up dry.
    (i.e., I am really curious about the inspiration!)

  • It surely wasn't intended to look like any satanic symbol :s ...time for a new enclosure!
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,360
    It surely wasn't intended to look like any satanic symbol :s ...time for a new enclosure!

    we kid, we kid...
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,913
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    It surely wasn't intended to look like any satanic symbol :s ...time for a new enclosure!

    we kid, we kid...

    This times 1000...
    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.”
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,490
    That's awesome
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  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    edited October 2019
    Tore down the music room in preparation for the baby in Feb. The wife wants to start getting it together NOW.

    Going to store the SDA, Denon and Adcom. Currently have my turntable, Denon SACD player and the Technics that I won in a karma from Doc in the bedroom.

    Sad day but I'm lucky she let me set up a bedroom stereo.

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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,350
    If you think you are going to be using the bedroom stereo..haha. Mama and baby will be in there (if its in the master br) You'll be listening to music off your phone with some cans.
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    Willow wrote: »
    If you think you are going to be using the bedroom stereo..haha. Mama and baby will be in there (if its in the master br) You'll be listening to music off your phone with some cans.

    It's for the time that they are in the living room and what not. I'll find my time although I don't listen as much as I used to. Too busy.
    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,913
    Willow wrote: »
    If you think you are going to be using the bedroom stereo..haha. Mama and baby will be in there (if its in the master br) You'll be listening to music off your phone with some cans.

    It's for the time that they are in the living room and what not. I'll find my time although I don't listen as much as I used to. Too busy.

    Obi Wan once thought as you do... I can count on one hand with a finger to two left over that I was truly allowed to listen to music uninterrupted since my son was born.
    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.”
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,350
    ^^^
    You know what I'm talking about
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    edited October 2019
    I really like this thing! Nice vintage condition, with just a bit of patina! :smile:

    Appears to be a lacquered cardboard (pretty stiff) will metal reinforcements along all the edges and corners. The tray insert is also well reinforced with metal, and metal channels on both ends to hold it in place. All riveted construction.

    The inside top has an elastic strap, I imagine for papers or service manuals.

    Sure don't make em like that anymore! :)

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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,499
    verb wrote: »
    Nice vintage condition, with just a bit of patina!

    I knew this girl. She wasn't "vintage", but I bit her patina. :o
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    That’s pretty cool Dave!
  • aiconn
    aiconn Registered User Posts: 277
    I bought and installed a Peachtree NovaPre. It sounds much better than the Pioneer receiver I was using as a preamp.


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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,360
    aiconn wrote: »
    I bought and installed a Peachtree NovaPre. It sounds much better than the Pioneer receiver I was using as a preamp.


    imagine that? ;)
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,913
    Just ordered a set of L800's to replace my 1.2TL's...
































    J/K... :p
    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.”
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,360
    edited October 2019
    so... yesterday I did something to my stereo.

    Some may recall that I had the good fortune to pick up a Bryston BDA-1 DAC thingy for essentially the cost of postage a few years back courtesy of a noteworthy karma offered up by @BlueFox
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/177094/its-krazy-karma-time/p1

    I guess there was some thing related to the USB input on this model, but whadda I care 'bout any USB, you know? B)

    In fact, I even tried it once, using a cheap little lossless portable file player I have and a hodgepodge of cable and adaptors to match genders and species of USB jacks 'n' plugs... with no encouraging results.

    Well.

    Yesterday I was thinkin' about USB standards and fittings, and I decided to try the simplest, dumbest possible interface: laptop (a battered, cheap Dell) USB 'out' (so to speak) to the USB port on the BDA-1.

    ... and you know what? it worked. :)

    Dumbest possible alpha test (Youtube video audio to the hifi) -- but it worked.

    Now I have this urge (which I am so far resisting) to try to understand better how to get digital stuff from other USB-compliant gizmos (as opposed to S/PDIF, which has always worked just fine, thank you) into this DAC.

    Just for fun and my own edification, you know?

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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Uh oh Mr Hardy....Rabbit hole here we come
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,025
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!
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