What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,357
    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 MTony M Posts: 9,357
    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.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,274
    You got a smoking deal on those Polks brother! Congrats! :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
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 272
    Thanks! And the wife gave me her blessing! Little did she know I’d need a better amp, updated pre, replacement tweeters, ect, ect, lol!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,487
    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
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,487
    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
  • jumpindickjumpindick Posts: 389
    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?
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,104
    bet those would sound killer with a mastersound integrated. B)
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,473
    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
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,601
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    New speakers have been set up...the pictures don't do the finish justice. Absolutely gorgeous.
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    Looks awesome B) Is that a Kenwood KD-500 tt? Maybe the front badge is missing?
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,473
    edited March 24
    jdjohn wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    New speakers have been set up...the pictures don't do the finish justice. Absolutely gorgeous.
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    Looks awesome B) Is that a Kenwood KD-500 tt? Maybe the front badge is missing?

    KD-550. Good eye. Same TT but the 550 came with a tonearm already installed.
    "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
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Bud....Do NOT judge right now. The best is yet to come, with the very best happening about 2 weeks from now based upon how much you listen.

    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 ~
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,782
    edited March 24
    Yes, the whole stereo needs to break in again since I turned everything off while the one amp was gone. That’s fine though. Just means I will appreciate it more. However, after listening to a TV music channel with a sound bar, the stereo sounds awesome. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    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 preamp, 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.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,274
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Wait until you retire. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember what day it is, let alone the date. :)

    Everyday is Saturday! :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
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    When I got the Canary in? Bliss....faded off to a tad bit less than bliss.Changed the tubes? EXCELLENCE redefined until about a week in when the entire system sounded like crap.

    Two weeks later? Better than I had ever thought possible. Good things come to those who wait.

    While we may be on completely opposite sides of the WORLD when it comes to other things? You are my brother from another mother when it comes to audio.

    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 ~
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,357
    edited March 24
    I had a BIG Thunder storm roll through here tonight.

    I had just plugged the Tritons back in the other day and also my big NAD receiver too.

    After hearing a couple BIG booms in the distance and coming my way, I went out in the pouring rain ( with an umbrella ) and unplugged everything. EVERYTHING. They'll live for another session or more.

    We get some big bolts down here! No surge protector can protect against these things. >:)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,782
    Tony M wrote: »
    .

    After hearing a couple BIG booms in the distance and coming my way, I went out in the pouring rain ( with an umbrella ) and unplugged everything. EVERYTHING. They'll live for another session or more.

    Your gear is outside?
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    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 preamp, 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.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,357
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    .

    After hearing a couple BIG booms in the distance and coming my way, I went out in the pouring rain ( with an umbrella ) and unplugged everything. EVERYTHING. They'll live for another session or more.

    Your gear is outside?

    LOL... :o

    NO. Some or most of my stereo stuff is out in an outbuilding at the end of my driveway. 20 ft. away probably from the back of my house. You can see the house's back porch roof on the left in this picture. The water from the deluge tonight put an inch deep water level on the drive. :#
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 456
    Hooked up a "New to me" Halo A21. Resting on the top shelf atm, until I get around to reworking the Rack to accommodate it.

    Short review to follow after I've had some time with it.

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    Nice to see it has a happy new home!
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 14B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Reference
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Bryston BCD-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65Z9F

    Home Theater
    Pre: Marantz 8805
    Amps: Parasound JC5, A21+, A51, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 707 (FL/FR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), LSiM 703 (SL/SR), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, AQ Niagara, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR85Z9G
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 203
    Thanks to @sgmsmg I've been falling for the sound of my SDAs connected to my Halo A21 by a like new pair of Wireworld Eclipse Silver 7s. First thing I had to do is lower the gain on my sub! Great bass. Improved clarity and articulation in all ranges. Feeling very fortunate tonight.
    Speakers: Polk SDA-CRS+ 4.1TL/Wharfedale EVO4.3; Amp: Parasound A21 Halo; Pre: NAD C165BEE; Regenerator: PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant3; Streamer: Auralic Aries Mini/TeraDak; Phono: AT LP-3/VM540Ml; CD: Onkyo C390>ProJect DAC Box S2+/TeraDak; Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse7 speaker, High Fidelity Cables Reveal IC, Wireworld Silver Eclipse8 IC, Wireworld Silver Starlight digital coax; Power cables: NRG Custom Cables "The Five"
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 456
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    Thanks to @sgmsmg I've been falling for the sound of my SDAs connected to my Halo A21 by a like new pair of Wireworld Eclipse Silver 7s. First thing I had to do is lower the gain on my sub! Great bass. Improved clarity and articulation in all ranges. Feeling very fortunate tonight.
    Happy you are enjoying them!
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 14B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Reference
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Bryston BCD-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65Z9F

    Home Theater
    Pre: Marantz 8805
    Amps: Parasound JC5, A21+, A51, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 707 (FL/FR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), LSiM 703 (SL/SR), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, AQ Niagara, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR85Z9G
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,738
    Hooked up a "New to me" Halo A21.

    Replacing your tube amps, or just to have on hand as a SS option to switch to occasionally?
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Unplug everything.

    Lightning storm. first in a while...

    T
    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 ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,977
    edited March 25
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hooked up a "New to me" Halo A21.

    Replacing your tube amps, or just to have on hand as a SS option to switch to occasionally?

    First intention was to find an SS Amp for a back-up. After listening to the A21 for a short while, I may rethink that position ;)

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