What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,452
    That's awesome
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,555
    edited October 15
    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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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,683
    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.
    2Ch- 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 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,555
    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
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,447
    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 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, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "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.”
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,683
    ^^^
    You know what I'm talking about
    2Ch- 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 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • verbverb Posts: 7,911
    edited October 17
    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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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,355
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,560
    That’s pretty cool Dave!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 217
    I bought and installed a Peachtree NovaPre. It sounds much better than the Pioneer receiver I was using as a preamp.


    Peachtree novaPre
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Denon DVD 2910
    Polk Audio LSiM 703s
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,294
    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? ;)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,447
    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 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, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "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.”
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,294
    edited October 30
    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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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,560
    Uh oh Mr Hardy....Rabbit hole here we come
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,452
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,294
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!

    Interface first -- then, yes, maybe so...

    I tend to be about a decade late adopting "new trends" in hifi. Usually saves me some $.

  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,035
    Try Amazon Music from your laptop.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,294
    I am a Prime member, as it happens.
    It's a prerequisite to be a member of the human species now, isn't it?

    ;)
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,683
    I did it again, I pulled them away from the back wall. I do this every once in a while so that my wife doesn't notice.
    2Ch- 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 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • Going to order updated tweeter’s for my SDA 1-b’s!😆
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 430
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!
    Tidal is doing good promo periods right now. Finally got me to give it a long term trial.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Sony CDP-CE375 / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > JBL Studio 580 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,199
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!
    Tidal is doing good promo periods right now. Finally got me to give it a long term trial.

    What do you mean exactly?

    I asked Tidal a while back if they had an editorial industry accommodation rate and they said no. Meanwhile Qobuz gave a complimentary year subscription when asked the same.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 430
    edited October 30
    Clipdat wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Time for a Tidal or Qobuz subscription!
    Tidal is doing good promo periods right now. Finally got me to give it a long term trial.

    What do you mean exactly?

    I asked Tidal a while back if they had an editorial industry accommodation rate and they said no. Meanwhile Qobuz gave a complimentary year subscription when asked the same.

    They are currently pushing a "Rock the Vote" campaign. I think I posted it in the deals thread. 4 months for $20.20. I was waiting for a longer trial period before I jumped into it. They generally do a 3 month trial for a few bucks for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

    Certainly beats the normal 30 day trial for anyone on the fence.

    I'm also going to keep my eye out for gift card sales on black friday. I know groupon has done it before. Usually something like $10 or $15 for a $20 gift card.
    If they do that again I'll max out on how many can be ordered and just apply them to my account.

    *Edit - Here's my earlier post about it: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/2542233/#Comment_2542233
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Sony CDP-CE375 / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > JBL Studio 580 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 240
    edited October 30
    Ha ha !!
    I feel your pain , brother !

    My rig was banished to the closet 16 years ago with the birth of my son ....
    There it sat until finally 2 years ago I talked the wife into letting me put it in the bedroom ......

    It’s still there , but now I have managed to talk her into a better system which now resides in the den .... ha ha ha !
    Salks , PS Audio , Cambridge Audio and a new 65” Sony OLED ..... little did she know ....

    Bk

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    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.

    vxl8613n02ju.jpg



    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • verbverb Posts: 7,911
    Professor has gone to the dark side! :) Welcome! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • verbverb Posts: 7,911
    Willow wrote: »
    I did it again, I pulled them away from the back wall. I do this every once in a while so that my wife doesn't notice.

    Lol! The Mrs hasn't really noticed I have 2 Mc300's in the basement! Shhhh! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 626
    They all notice as we all know.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, B&K 4420 Reference, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Technics PD867, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Audio-Technica AT-LP60, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
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