What did you do to your stereo rig today?

15859616364104

Comments

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,480
    edited November 2019
    Received the new Benchmark DAC2 DX. It came with the new slimmer remote---very nice. Got the XLR output pads set (10db option) to match my Parasound A21 input sensitivity, for maximum SNR. Love it. Dead quiet. The volume control is more predictable and sensitive, and led's flash as you adjust gain; this is different from the DAC2L.
    Post edited by steveinaz on
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,895
    Congrats Steve!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,326
    sbb2112 wrote: »
    Ordered one of these guys.Rythmik F15xz8242w0rmrx.jpg

    I think you'll be happy with your new Rythmik. I have a pair of F8's and I couldn't be more pleased with their tone.

    I've got a single F8 and fantasize about adding a 2nd...
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    I have 2 F-25's flanking my mains and I am done. I will never need more bass or more accurate bass. I'm simply done.

    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 ~
  • verbverb Posts: 10,282
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Received the new Benchmark DAC2 DX. It came with the new slimmer remote---very nice. Got the XLR output pads set (10db option) to match my Parasound A21 input sensitivity, for maximum SNR. Love it. Dead quiet. The volume control is more predictable and sensitive, and led's flash as you adjust gain; this is different from the DAC2L.

    Did I miss it or have you posted some pics? :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    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
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,979
    agfrost wrote: »
    sbb2112 wrote: »
    Ordered one of these guys.Rythmik F15xz8242w0rmrx.jpg

    I think you'll be happy with your new Rythmik. I have a pair of F8's and I couldn't be more pleased with their tone.

    I've got a single F8 and fantasize about adding a 2nd...

    Only one way to turn a Fantasy into a Reality, as far as Subwoofers go anyway :D

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Officially got the SDAs put away. Took out the drivers, loctite around the magnet, sealed em back up and stored them away for what will most likely be a couple of years. :(

    I am still rocking out to these Advents though so at least I have something.
    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
  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 126
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I have 2 F-25's flanking my mains and I am done. I will never need more bass or more accurate bass. I'm simply done.

    Tom

    I spent a couple hours listening last night and realized what a difference it makes. I put the PSW650 back in to listen to a couple of the same selections. Silly me..
    Main System
    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    SVS prime elevation ceiling surrounds
    Rythmik F15HP sub
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K
    Mac Mini Server

    Office System
    Musical Fidelity M6s dac/preamp
    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    Microrendu
    Roku Ultra
    Mac Mini Server
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,309
    Officially got the SDAs put away, stored them away for what will most likely be a couple of years. :(

    How come?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,305
    New Baby coming listening now bedroom IIRC.
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,316
    Andy at VTS sent these this week . . . Roll’n all Raytheon into the Cary

    iv3lhamnf6xc.jpeg
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • pitdogg2 wrote: »
    New Baby coming listening now bedroom IIRC.

    Yup
    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
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,730
    Came back from Cabo to one of my amps acting up so pulled them out and dropped them off with Rolland at Hi-Tech Audio for a refresh. Now I have to wait... So I currently don't have an amp or pre or money.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,976
    You positioned those JBL alot differently than I would have... interesting, why did you do bass drivers on the inside?
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,350
    edited November 2019
    VR3 wrote: »
    You positioned those JBL alot differently than I would have... interesting, why did you do bass drivers on the inside?

    The S38 was made to position horizontally, though it can be used vertically. They also recommend the tweeters on the outside for widest soundstage at 6-8 ft apart. I did try them vertically, but they didn't sound as good.

    See page 3 of the manual:


    https://www.vintageshifi.com/repertoire-pdf/pdf/JBL-S38-S26-S310-S312-Owners-Manual.pdf

    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,976
    Hmm, yeah I would have put the mid/tweet on the inside
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,350
    edited November 2019
    I guess it's a matter of personal preference, but if you google JBL S38 photos the majority of them are oriented the way I had them, and I obtained the best results in my room that way...
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,976
    Right, I've never experimented with speakers with that baffle layout but that's how I always figured I would place them
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,350
    Yeah, I've always thought that horizontally oriented speakers look kind of odd, except maybe in a recording studio.
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,976
    The stereo is sounding exceptional tonight, must be the moon is at the right height and the the cosmos are aligned or something
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,305
    VR3 wrote: »
    The stereo is sounding exceptional tonight, must be the moon is at the right height and the the cosmos are aligned or something

    I agree that must be it because mine is just exceptional tonight. These 2.3tl's, Aragon amp and Adcom 565 just keep getting better it seems.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,309
    edited November 2019
    Well, shoot. Guess I better listen to at least one album before I put on Simpsons and go to bed. Hopefully the moon is the right height from CO too.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,909
    That's no moon... That's Russ' pasty azz planted against your windows.
    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.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,483
    DSkip wrote: »
    I set up a system in my living room again. These new Rosso Fiorentino Elba are something special. It’s been a while since a four figure tower really moved me and these definitely move me.

    Me too. The originals were good but nothing that ever wowed me.

    The second gen Elbas though are amazingly good. I even caught myself enjoying them more than the (GASP) Siennas. I guess it is because they are far more attainable for a mere mortal like me.
    "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
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,510
    Yesterday I was finally able to sit down and listen to my 1.2tl's for the first time in over a month. It was an OMG moment and for most of the evening as well to hear the expansive and detailed sda soundstage once again. My ears were accustomed to hearing standard stereo speakers (khorns and ADS 1530's) which are great performers.....except when compared to the 1.2tls.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,278
    I know what you mean. Those OMG moments are very surprising and wonderful.
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,316
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    These new Rosso Fiorentino Elba are something special.
    the originals were good but nothing that ever wowed me.
    The second gen Elbas though are amazingly good. I even caught myself enjoying them more than the (GASP) Siennas. I guess it is because they are far more attainable for a mere mortal like me.

    things that make you go, uhmmm??
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,483
    edited November 2019
    I am not saying they are better. Just more realistic from an attainability perspective.
    The Siennas are still my ultimate goal but if I can’t have them due to financial constraints then the Elba is a nice compromise that won’t lead to a divorce hearing.
    "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
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!