What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • CH46E wrote: »
    Polkaguy58 wrote: »
    I've been reconfiguring my speaker storage and decided to move them for easier accsess when I wat to swap them out.
    It's a lot easier now without have to go fishing in the closet.
    Really enjoying the new foam collars that I made my full rangers.
    I may experimnt with different density foams in the future.
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    Are those Dayton drivers? I've been wanting to try some full range drivers for a long time.

    Yes, they're the 6.5" full range and I like them, but they do have the typical midrange "honk" like most do.
    I took care of that with a Schitt Loki EQ and my home made dampeners.
    Decreasing the Loki's 8K knob, does wonders for removing syblence (or however the hell you spell it).
    That's dust and cat fur you see on the speaker surrounds, which will happen to a speaker in this house without a screen on it.

  • Willow wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Polkaguy58 wrote: »
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    I see two things very wrong here. Black Velvet and what appears to be a inordinate amount of pubic hair on those speakers.

    After many drinks, those port holes could look tempting.... to some


    The Black Velvet bottle was found in my very first apartment in 1979.
    I've used it for a door stop among other things over the last 40 years.
  • GlennDog wrote: »
    It's hard to say the Dueventi is end game when I know the Evo 845 exists, lol.
    Point taken. I’m glad you’re dig’n your system!

    Unfortunately, I have not been able to get my ears on MastersounD
    Could you briefly describe their house sound?

    Thanks again
    They are first and foremost amazingly quiet and when paired with appropriate speakers have solid dynamics for a tube amp. They don't provide the hardest hitting or fastest base compared to good solid state, but the top end is very refined and the imaging and depth they can produce is stunning.

    I believe the Duventi specifically is a little more midrange forward than other models, but not to any extent where it feels overly elevated or overpowering the rest of the bandwidth. In general I find them to be quite balanced. But again, it's all about good speaker matching. I think you can only really evaluate an amp if you've heard it with several speakers. At this point I have heard the Duventi with a decent number of speakers, but I haven't heard near as variations on the higher up models. @marvda1 has a Compact 845, and he can probably speak in more detail about a "house" sound.

    I can tell you I would take that 845 in a second if I could. It seems to have all the advantages of the Duventi, with some extra oomf when you need it.
    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
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,369
    They are first and foremost amazingly quiet and when paired with appropriate speakers have solid dynamics for a tube amp. They don't provide the hardest hitting or fastest base compared to good solid state, but the top end is very refined and the imaging and depth they can produce is stunning.

    I can tell you I would take that 845 in a second if I could. It seems to have all the advantages of the Duventi, with some extra oomf when you need it.

    Thank you, good sir!
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    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,250
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    Home theater time. Went with a 75" Samsung. Put a Diva Seduction 2A3 on the horns and a Behringer NU6000 on the bass bins.

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    To paraphrase Roy Scheider’s famous line in Jaws.
    I think you're gonna a bigger pair of horns.

    B)

    https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Hilarious-Way-Jaws-Came-Up-With-Its-Most-Famous-Line-116997.html

  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,173
    joecoulson wrote: »
    @tratliff nice. I have that same center too. Love Def Tech for HT purposes. What do you have for surrounds?

    I have the Def Tech BP-2X and Def Tech Pro-Monitors. I also have two pair of Def Tech towers that are not in use.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Pioneer TX-9800, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,415
    Oh, I'd bet you and the family thoroughly enjoy that! Nice, as always.

    I think my favorite looking room you had was the LR? The rig where you had dual ML's or dual Quad's stacked on top of each other with some really nice gear associated with it. IIRC, this was about 10 years ago? Cool looking rig, to say the least...

    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 ~
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,069
    halo wrote: »
    Swapped out the KEF Q150's for the Polk Legend L200's

    Hey Victor, glad to hear that they made it to your place.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,298
    Turned the amps on last night (Monday) before I went to bed. This gives them almost 24 hours to warm up so they will sound best for a Tuesday night music session.
    Lumin X1 file player
    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 source, 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.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,415
    I will be installing a "Little Birdie" today...

    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 ~
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,614
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Swapped out the KEF Q150's for the Polk Legend L200's

    Hey Victor, glad to hear that they made it to your place.

    The interesting question'll be if you (ever) want to switch back. ;)

    Mark, at the price of admission ($1799) they are, unfortunately, beyond my means at this time :( So, even if I wanted to swap them out permanently, it would be a long time before that would happen.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,250
    halo wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Swapped out the KEF Q150's for the Polk Legend L200's


    Hey Victor, glad to hear that they made it to your place.

    The interesting question'll be if you (ever) want to switch back. ;)

    Mark, at the price of admission ($1799) they are, unfortunately, beyond my means at this time :( So, even if I wanted to swap them out permanently, it would be a long time before that would happen.

    I hear you, sir.
    They still strike me as a bit pricey for what they are... but I am probably not their target market, anyway :)
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,109
    phipiper10 wrote: »
    Brought home a pair of Harbeth 30.1 for a one week demo!

    Nice! I absolutely love the finishes they use on thier cabinets.
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,650
    Turned it up to 11. Life is good
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,822
    @phipiper10 please do a review and compare them to Polk M5 and M7s if you have that ability to get your hands on one of those. Always interested in how the old Polks stand up to pricey but similarly sized well regarded speakers like Harbeths.
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, all std. mods (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 602
    phipiper10 wrote: »
    Brought home a pair of Harbeth 30.1 for a one week demo!

    Nice! Is this a potential purchase,or just a test drive? Or both??
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,April Music,Wyred4sound ,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • It's a test drive with the idea being if they best the Tylers I will purchase them.

    I will post some thoughts in few days. My Polk experience however, is limited to RT800i, rt55, lsi15 and those were more than 10 years ago.
    Analog Source: Rega P3-24 Exact 2 w/GT delrin platter & Neo TT-PSU
    Digital Source: Lumin T2 w/Roon
    Phono Preamp: Rega Aria MK3
    Preamp: Rogue RP-7
    Amp: Rogue Stereo 100
    Speakers: Audio Physic Tempo Plus
    Cables: Audio Art IC-3e & SC-5 ePlus, Signal Cable PCs
    Misc: APC H15 line conditioner, Noise Harvester, VTI rack, GIK acoustic panels
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,250
    Out of curiosity: do you use that Behringer amp for subwoofage, @wardsweb? Do you use their on-board DSP ?

    One notes, in the context of @Wardsweb's post, that, in the interim, Behringer conservatized the cosmetics of their Class D amps, and also deleted the -- umm -- charming -- iNuke moniker. ;)
    https://www.parts-express.com/Search.aspx?keyword=behringer nx&sitesearch=true

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    That said, and FWIW, I remain perversely fascinated by these amps -- and the similar Crown "DriveCore" [2] amplifiers with DSP.
  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 872
    edited January 2020
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Out of curiosity: do you use that Behringer amp for subwoofage, @wardsweb? Do you use their on-board DSP ?

    One notes, in the context of @Wardsweb's post, that, in the interim, Behringer conservatized the cosmetics of their Class D amps, and also deleted the -- umm -- charming -- iNuke moniker. ;)
    https://www.parts-express.com/Search.aspx?keyword=behringer nx&sitesearch=true

    That said, and FWIW, I remain perversely fascinated by these amps -- and the similar Crown "DriveCore" [2] amplifiers with DSP.

    This amp is used to drive the bass bins on the Klipsch Jubiliee speakers. I use a Behringer EP4000 for my Danley DTS-10 sub.

    This is a NU6000. It is a straight 2 channel amp. I did consider the NX3000D, but I don't need the built in DSP processing. I use a EV DX-38 crossover.
    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
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