What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,026
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The Frankenaltecs are in the midst of a heart woofer transplant.
    Since I am only using the woofer sections of the 604Es at this point anyway, and since the opportunity presented itself, I am swapping out the Duplexes for a gorgeous (and - currently - borrowed!) pair of 515Bs.

    One down, one to go. B)

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    I fired it up to give a listen -- and I cannot stop long enough to do the other one.

    B)

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    Does the "B" stand for back so you remember which side is which? Yeah, I'm old too...
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,375
    edited March 2020
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The Frankenaltecs are in the midst of a heart woofer transplant.
    Since I am only using the woofer sections of the 604Es at this point anyway, and since the opportunity presented itself, I am swapping out the Duplexes for a gorgeous (and - currently - borrowed!) pair of 515Bs.

    One down, one to go. B)

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    vds5tl43dr0d.jpg


    I fired it up to give a listen -- and I cannot stop long enough to do the other one.

    B)

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    Does the "B" stand for back so you remember which side is which? Yeah, I'm old too...

    You mean, like writing "TGIF" on a pair of sneakers?
    Toes go in first.

    Close! :)
    The cabinetmaker labeled one enclosure "A" and the other "B". The backs of the baffles are likewise labeled A and B. The speakers are also each labeled (1 and 2) :p
    I actually have the measured T/S parameters of "1" and "2" so... it sort of matters. They are, fortunately, pretty close (not a given with drivers that are as old as I am -- perhaps even older).
    :)

    PS both cabinets are now rewoofered with 515Bs. I had a town Finance Committee meeting tonight, so I haven't heard the pair -- yet.


  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 853
    That’s common practice for cabinet makers. My dad was one and all drawers were labeled, along with other parts that could be swapped.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,555
    That level is awesome. I need one of those in my life at some point.
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,350
    It wasn't today but last Friday. I was working from home (very sick dog) and during lunch I decided to calibrate the system again seeing as we have added some art work to the walls. I also decided to lessen the toe in and kept the large speaker setting Audyssey chose and to my surprise the system sounded better than ever. The sound stage increased and there was a big difference in instrument/vocal separation.
    TV room- 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 QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here (normally during the week I’m playing the office rig), I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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    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
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,039
    verb wrote: »
    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here (normally during the week I’m playing the office rig), I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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    Sorry sir, but your egress is blocked by an 80lb amplifier. You'll have to move it. 😉
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    I have to tread carefully into my workshop! :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
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,039
    verb wrote: »
    I have to tread carefully into my workshop! :smile:

    My toes hurt just thinking about it.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,661
    edited March 2020
    verb wrote: »
    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here, I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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    whew😓 It’s a tough job but somebody hasta do it😊

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    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,320
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?
    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


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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,917
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    I have those same house pants on right now! LOL
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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,350
    edited March 2020
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    I have those same house pants on right now! LOL

    You guys share the same house pants? how cute
    TV room- 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 QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    edited March 2020
    Willow wrote: »

    You guys share the same house pants? how cute

    Maybe those pants were tucked inside the speakers as damping material?
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,375
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    He needs a pair of these tube socks.
    (IMO, of course)

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    https://www.vivatubes.com/matched-pair-of-tube-socks/

    I don't know if anyone's making transistor socks (or IC socks, for that matter). :#
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    Sometime this year! :smile: Unless of course, I find a pin/blade set of SRS's!
    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 Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,070
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I bought this simple and unassuming looking Lumin U1 Mini from AudioThesis, and I'm amazed at how much difference a high quality streaming transport can make.

    I've never heard Tidal sound this good on my system. Worth every penny.

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    When I decide to obtain a dedicated Streamer, this model is on my "list". I enjoy the Understated appearance as well.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 853
    ^^^On my short list. Enjoy it, Drew.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,070
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I bought this simple and unassuming looking Lumin U1 Mini from AudioThesis, and I'm amazed at how much difference a high quality streaming transport can make.

    I've never heard Tidal sound this good on my system. Worth every penny.

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    We need a Polk Audio Forum "Excusive Drew Review"

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
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