What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,108
    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: 1,089
    Try Amazon Music from your laptop.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,108
    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: 10,219
    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!😆
  • 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: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,525
    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.
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 724
    edited October 2019
    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: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 435
    edited October 2019
    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.

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    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    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,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
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    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,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
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 1,032
    They all notice as we all know.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, B&K 4420 Reference, Bluesound NODE 2i, 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, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • They are lovely, but relentless
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    verb wrote: »
    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! :)

    Make no mistake.. she has noticed, and like all top-tier predators, she is waiting for her moment to strike. You likely haven’t noticed that her shoe collection has been multiplying like rabbits.

    Oh I've noticed! :wink:
    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
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    Milito wrote: »
    They all notice as we all know.

    You're probably right. She's a keeper for sure! :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
  • ptrooperptrooper Posts: 435
    edited October 2019
    ceiling furniture going in slowly

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,219
    Milito wrote: »
    They all notice as we all know.

    Ahh come on man, don't ruin my fun!!! ;)
    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

  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,711
    ^^^^ John and Yoko preceded that with Two Virgins.

    The only way to make the new 705's that are coming work,
    I have to split off the 2-channel. With impromptu stands:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,108
    edited November 2019
    SIHAB wrote: »
    ^^^^ John and Yoko preceded that with Two Virgins.
    ...

    heh -- I see what you did there...

    (EDIT: and, unfortunately, I can't unsee it...) :*
  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 184
    Just hooked up my new Decware CSP3 preamp and breaking it in.5dfvnb3ciuzx.jpg
    Decware CSP3 Preamp, RCA 6DJ8, 2 X Rocket 6N1P-EV's, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,080
    Shut it down and unplugged everything.
  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 184
    I know, my cable management leaves a little to be desired. I don't have a whole lot of room to work with. My future plans of dealing with it is to have is to have a new audio rack built. Maybe after the holidays.
    Decware CSP3 Preamp, RCA 6DJ8, 2 X Rocket 6N1P-EV's, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,108
    my cable management style is pretty much of a piece with my personnel management style. Folks who worked for me seemed to like it, but... umm... it was pretty chaotic. :|

  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 184
    With me, it's one of those things that it does bother me a little bit, but I'm not going to touch it unless I can do it right. That probably means a new rack and possibly a new power conditioner. At least it doesn't buzz, hum, catch fire or anything like that. I must admit though, since this new preamp is a top loader, it kind of took a turn for the worse. So far, it sounds pretty good. So, for the time being, I'm content.
    Decware CSP3 Preamp, RCA 6DJ8, 2 X Rocket 6N1P-EV's, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • ثبت دامنه طراحی سایت هاست لینوکس بلیط هواپیما میزبانی وب
    I made a port muffler out of some rolled up 3/4" strips of ScotchBrite pads and inserted them into the ports, with a marked improvement in the bass.
    I also backed my KEFs up closer to the wall and spread them out as far as I could without obstructing the closet door.
    This seemed to make the speakers "disappear" into the soundstage.
    I also moved the sub foward a few inches.
    All in all, I'm quite happy with the outcome.
    اعضا
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,464
    I am finally setting up my shop rig, ordered a pair of Elac Debut B5.2's to go with my vintage Pioneer SX-780. Speakers should be here Wednesday. I'll post some pics when it's connected up.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 - Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 dig coaxial
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,479
    55LS70 wrote: »
    Just hooked up my new Decware CSP3 preamp and breaking it in.5dfvnb3ciuzx.jpg

    You got some nice gear on that rack bro, congrats.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
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