What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Jazzhead
    Jazzhead Posts: 151
    I'm listening to some new power cables - VH Audio recipe "Flavor 4's" that I built as the DIY version. They're 9 gauge positive and neutral with a counter-spiraled 10 gauge ground with Furutech F-11 gold connectors:

    https://www.vhaudio.com/flavor4.html

    I put one on the CD player and one on each monoblock amp. They're nowhere near broken in yet, but have added much resolution, weight and "meat on the bones" to what I am hearing. I'm surprised that the CD player responded in such a positive way. I like success. Also, I have no affiliation with VH Audio - I'm just a happy customer.

    Polk Audio original RTA-12s w/ 12 inch Polk Stands; DHS Speaker Service upgraded crossovers w/ Sonicap/Mills; comb filtering mod (hyperdamped outer drivers/mirror imaged); tweeter diffraction mod; Cardas silver-rhodium binding posts; Neotech UPOCC internal wire; Sonic Barrier 3-layer; Dynamat Xtreme
    Ayre K-5xeMP preamplifier
    Cambridge Audio 840C CD player; Herbie's Audio Lab Super Black Hole CD Mat
    D-Sonic Custom Audio M3a-600M monoblock amplifiers
    NAD 4155 FM/AM tuner
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II balanced interconnects; Virtue Audio single-ended interconnects
    Furez 10/2 speaker cable & connectors, shotgunned
    VH Audio Flavor 4 power cables w/Furutech connectors (G)
    Herbie's Audio Lab system isolation: Tenderfeet, Big Fat Dots, Grungebuster Dots, Little Fat Gliders
    Dedicated 20A/10 AWG circuit; Furutech GTX-D (G) outlet; Furutech eTP80; Shunyata Research Venom Defender; Synergistic Research Orange fuses
  • Jazzhead
    Jazzhead Posts: 151
    Rammstein will get the electrons flowing!
    Polk Audio original RTA-12s w/ 12 inch Polk Stands; DHS Speaker Service upgraded crossovers w/ Sonicap/Mills; comb filtering mod (hyperdamped outer drivers/mirror imaged); tweeter diffraction mod; Cardas silver-rhodium binding posts; Neotech UPOCC internal wire; Sonic Barrier 3-layer; Dynamat Xtreme
    Ayre K-5xeMP preamplifier
    Cambridge Audio 840C CD player; Herbie's Audio Lab Super Black Hole CD Mat
    D-Sonic Custom Audio M3a-600M monoblock amplifiers
    NAD 4155 FM/AM tuner
    Silnote Audio Morpheus Reference II Series II balanced interconnects; Virtue Audio single-ended interconnects
    Furez 10/2 speaker cable & connectors, shotgunned
    VH Audio Flavor 4 power cables w/Furutech connectors (G)
    Herbie's Audio Lab system isolation: Tenderfeet, Big Fat Dots, Grungebuster Dots, Little Fat Gliders
    Dedicated 20A/10 AWG circuit; Furutech GTX-D (G) outlet; Furutech eTP80; Shunyata Research Venom Defender; Synergistic Research Orange fuses
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,627
    edited February 2020
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
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    To compete with Dave you need to get some more colorful socks!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,483
    audioluvr wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
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    To compete with Dave you need to get some more colorful socks!

    Be careful what you ask for... @lightman1 and @EndersShadow have seen my sock options.
    "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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,988
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Currently warming up the VTLs with some Rob Zombie and Rammstein for some later tonight focused listening...

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    Just wondering how you can do any focused listening with those stinky feet...
    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.

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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,237
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
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    To compete with Dave you need to get some more colorful socks!

    Be careful what you ask for... @lightman1 and @EndersShadow have seen my sock options.

    He has many colorful options. He just didn’t want to make anyone feel “sock shamed” by showing them in this picture.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,925
    “Tube” socks :wink:

    oh, yeah.
    I have a pair. :|
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,101
    Dang, NICE work man ^^^^ a lot of thought and work went into your enclosures! Very B) idea!
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,917
    @OldmanSRS that is very cool! And ingenious! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, 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, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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 #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,339
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    That would make a great table for the listening room.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,549
    OldmanSRS wrote: »
    Completed designing/building this pair of SDA SRS1.2 exoskeletons to keep the cat off these 32 year old dear friends. I will install them in a few days after the paint dries. You can see the deer fence on the left speaker that I whipped up when we moved in a year ago! oj9ln7p2pqle.jpg

    OMG Greg,
    I have not seen you post in a long, long time. I assume new house for you guys, same Triumph TR-6, cats, and the same town.

    It was 2015 when we were there. Good to see your name in this blog.

    Harry Jones
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  • Hi Harry, Yes we moved to Maryville in 2018 after I retired in 2017. The basement in the old house was closed to the cats. Not so the main room in this place. Hope you are well. Greg
    '65 427 Shelby AC Cobra
    '72 Triumph TR-6
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    '88 Polk SDA SRS 1.2, with upgraded XO caps and Erse SDA inductors
    '86 Polk SDA CRS+
    '84 Polk Monitor 10A (Peerless tweeters)
    '05 HSU VTF-3 Sub (Original OEM)
    '20 HSU VTF-3 Sub (three more, 100% cloned)
    '93 Carver TFM-35
    '88 Carver M-1.0t
    '14 PGA2310 based custom remote volume control
    '88 Adcom GFP-555
    '88 Adcom GFA-555 (upgraded/restored)
    '88 Adcom GFA-555 (a second one upgraded/restored)
    '88 Adcom GFT-555
    '05 Onkyo DV-555 media
    '89 Fosgate 360 Digital Space Matrix
    '89 Fosgate 360 Digital Space Matrix (a second one)
    '91 Kenwood Basic M1D Amp
    '89 Pioneer Laser Disc media
    '89 Sony SuperBeta HiFi media
  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 872
    Added an AppleTV and a small screen to stream in the dining room. I guess it isn't really a dining room anymore. It is just another 2-channel system listening area.

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    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
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 161
    The good: I put my Yamaha K-902 in the bedroom system today and it sounds great! 😀

    The bad: I did the above, because my Yamaha KX-530 seems to have gone to cassette deck heaven, judging by failed electronic response and the subsequently smoky scent that follows it. This means no more remote control and track-to-track search convenience. 😢
  • simm
    simm Posts: 543
    I finally got all my music uploaded and cleaned up bad artwork on the Sony Z1ES I bought as a demo last summer.
  • It's a time of transition! Lumin T2 added to the system and test driving Tidal via Roon.
    Demoing Audio Physic Tempo Plus speakers through Wednesday!
    Rotated back to Psvane CV181TII tubes from 61' CBS 6SNGTB.
    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
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,627
    Rotated my B&K monoblocks back into my system. After a long session with the Belles last night I was starting to get a headache. This may sound stupid but they are so crisp and detailed that it became fatiguing. The B&K's definitely have more bottom end and a smoothness to them that I can enjoy for hours. Maybe I'm getting old...
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • I had a B&K for a while and it was smooooth! I really enjoyed that amp. So long as you are enjoying!
    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
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,627
    Some tracks on older recordings the Belles really make shine but then newer stuff like techno and electronic digital recordings are best on the B&K's. Dang it! I need some kind of quick switch device!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Dang it! I need some kind of quick switch device!
    I was saying this about speakers a few weeks ago. It's tough to find gear that excels at EVERYTHING. Trying is half the fun though.
    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
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 161
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Some tracks on older recordings the Belles really make shine but then newer stuff like techno and electronic digital recordings are best on the B&K's. Dang it! I need some kind of quick switch device!

    In that situation my philosophy is to go with whichever device brings the most satisfaction across the board; there will almost always be some compromise.

    What music type do you listen to more often?
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,627
    edited February 2020
    I really don't have a genre I listen to the most. I like to mix it up. Drives my GF crazy. She hates that I can go from Hank Williams to Led Zeppelin to Lorde to whatever. One thing I don't like is a headache. Never got one with the B&K's For the time being I'm just going to keep them both out. Funny thing is when I switch to the B&K's at the same volume the low frequencies will jump out and get you. I like that! Even though the Belles is more watts they are not as dynamic.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Ha, just went from Metallica and Social D to Diana Krall! Good times!
    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
  • jbreezy5 wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Some tracks on older recordings the Belles really make shine but then newer stuff like techno and electronic digital recordings are best on the B&K's. Dang it! I need some kind of quick switch device!

    In that situation my philosophy is to go with whichever device brings the most satisfaction across the board; there will almost always be some compromise.

    What music type do you listen to more often?

    EVERYTHING in life is a compromise. Try to find the fewest amount of compromises and enjoy!
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