What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 45
    Thanks Glenn and great job on the list Tom. I'll give it a good once over and see what I can come up with.
    Old Name: 55LS70Preamp: Decware CSP3 w/ 1 x Amperex 7308, 2 x Amperex 6922's, 1 x RCA 5R4GY Power Amp: Cary SLA Signature 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA 5691's, 4 X Tung Sol 6550 reissuesAnalog: Rega Planar 3 w/ P2000 motor, Deep Groove sub platter, Incognito tonearm wiring, JA Michell counterweight, Tangospinner feet, Dynavector 10 x 5 cartridge, Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid phono stage w/ 2 x BEL 6922's.Radio: HH Scott 330D tuner with HH Scott Type 335 multiplex. Both modified by Mapleshade.Digital: Marantz ND8006Speaker Cables: Kimber Kable 8TC'sSpeakers: Polk Audio LSIM 703'sInterconnects. Tuner: Audioquest Black Mamba II's, phono stage: Kimber Kable Hero's, PreAmp/Amp and Digital: Audioquest King Cobra"s
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    Thank you @Tony M Love ya man! :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.
  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
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    Picked these up from a guy local to me today. Didn’t have much time to listen to them yet with the wife on continuous conference calls all day. Initial impression, silky smooth and musical top end.
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    Ethernet Filter: GigaFOILv4 with Keces P3 LPS
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: Nord One NC1200DM Signature, Amp2: W4S MC-5, AMP3: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 17,328
    edited March 2020
    Should be. Those are the Creme' De-la Creme'. Nice score.

    Would love to hear about a shoot out between them and 12AX7 Ei Gold Pins.

    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. ~
  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    They'll be battling against Amperex 7308's.
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    Ethernet Filter: GigaFOILv4 with Keces P3 LPS
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: Nord One NC1200DM Signature, Amp2: W4S MC-5, AMP3: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,839
    What specific Amperex 7308’s? What year and getter?
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    I wish I had some McIntosh amls to block my doorway! Nice set up Verb.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,218
    Those pants just reminded me of why I am so glad I am divorced. B)
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Those pants just reminded me of why I am so glad I am divorced. B)

    Oh, I almost forgot. Is this day 6 or 7? :smile: Must be day 7.
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    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.
  • stevep
    stevep Posts: 309
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Wait until you retire. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember what day it is, let alone the date. :)

    I only know what day of the week it is by which pills I take in the morning.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,964
    I got a 3 speakers OFF of movers' dollies and organized some more.

    I played my Triton Ones A LOT tonight. Being planted on the floor and nothing in front of them clearly helped their sound. ;) They are truly AMAZING speakers. B)

    I have only been able to imagine how much better a lot of my speakers would sound in the old open space I used to have out there. This year has been the best yet for my energy and scratching things off of my LONG to-do list.

    The start;
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    The after;
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 933
    I rearranged my rack again. The April Music DAC runs HOT,just like I read. So,I moved that away from my cdp. Now it has plenty of breathing room.

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    See my profile for list of gear.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 1,962
    Tony M wrote: »
    I got a 3 speakers OFF of movers' dollies and organized some more.

    I played my Triton Ones A LOT tonight. Being planted on the floor and nothing in front of them clearly helped their sound. ;) They are truly AMAZING speakers. B)

    I have only been able to imagine how much better a lot of my speakers would sound in the old open space I used to have out there. This year has been the best yet for my energy and scratching things off of my LONG to-do list.

    The start;
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    The before;
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    The after;
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    Tony, Are the Triton Ones in those pictures?
    Harry
    Harry / Marietta GA
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,928
    Took the top off my Furman pc to have a look inside as the differential outlets are running 4 volts higher than the wall voltage. Also my electrical checker says they have a open neutral. The high current outlets read the same as the wall voltage so I'll be using them instead. I didn't spot anything wrong so I'll check with Furman to see if this is normal. One thing I did notice while it was on my bench was the pc works even when nothing is plugged into it. The emi on the workbench socket dropped from 415 to 78 just by plugging the Furman in.
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,964
    Tony M wrote: »
    I got a 3 speakers OFF of movers' dollies and organized some more.

    I played my Triton Ones A LOT tonight. Being planted on the floor and nothing in front of them clearly helped their sound. ;) They are truly AMAZING speakers. B)

    I have only been able to imagine how much better a lot of my speakers would sound in the old open space I used to have out there. This year has been the best yet for my energy and scratching things off of my LONG to-do list.

    The start;
    tf98qh6rosva.png
    3yqqkis73wdo.png
    xnkix20t14mv.png
    aug1u2bp4ylx.png
    2yspbtziqeh7.png

    The before;
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    The after;
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    Tony, Are the Triton Ones in those pictures?
    Harry

    Yup.
    Yard sale find a year or two ago. :p

    Amazing sounding speakers. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 17,328
    Tony, Are the Triton Ones in those pictures?
    It's a "Where's Waldo" game he plays with us every once in a while.

    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. ~
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,563
    Took the top off my Furman pc to have a look inside as the differential outlets are running 4 volts higher than the wall voltage. Also my electrical checker says they have a open neutral. The high current outlets read the same as the wall voltage so I'll be using them instead. I didn't spot anything wrong so I'll check with Furman to see if this is normal. One thing I did notice while it was on my bench was the pc works even when nothing is plugged into it. The emi on the workbench socket dropped from 415 to 78 just by plugging the Furman in.
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    Nice looking tranny...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 380d DSDIn retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive, Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,964
    I just went out there and put a second coat on that bottom wood shelf ( it replaces a broken one. I found that rack on the side of the road a block from my house last summer) and then rocked out the Tritons and the Pinnacle Classic Gold Towers beside the center stereo rack for an hour. I only listened to one pr. at a time. The Pinnacles are efficient but the Tritons are a bear for an amp reviewers have found. At the volumes I was playing at times, I didn't want to melt the NAD receiver playing all 4 speakers at once.

    It's a little chilly today so I brought the shelf into the cottage to dry. BIG mistake! The fumes were WAY TOO MUCH so I put it back outside to dry! Spray can paint... :D

    All smiles for a while! Maybe the fumes. Maybe the music. Maybe BOTH. :D

    I missed not playing the Polk 12bs this afternoon. I unhooked them from my JVC receiver yesterday.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,964
    butterbean wrote: »
    This could go on for different threads! Move my rig to a different wall, much better depth ! Great news!c08mpokkb5hb.jpeg

    What's behind the grills?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    You got a smoking deal on those Polks brother! Congrats! :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.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,840
    Good deal you scarfed up, rock it brotha.
    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
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,840
    Cool man, how they sounding and jiving with everything ?
    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
  • jumpindick
    jumpindick Posts: 428
    Looking really nice. This is exciting. I am telling you... that NS DAC can boost the performance big time :D Enjoy my friend.

    Just curious-- what power cables do you have?
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,631
    bet those would sound killer with a mastersound integrated. B)
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
    Wireworld Spaceport
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,611
    So far they are sounding as excellent as I remember.
    Dhaval, already have an NS Incanto DAC...no need to sell me on how awesome they are...just on funding since my mad money fund is absolutely tapped out heh. PCs are Pangea AC9s and AC14SEs

    Marc, the VTLs are sounding really nice with em. Hard to replace the silky smooth I have with the silky smooth I don’t have. ;)
    "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