What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,531
    NotaSuv wrote: »
    ... but if I was to start again knowing the little that I do I would buy TOTL IC's and cables and then work a system around them

    Exactly. I have said this multiple times. Power, and cables, are the foundation of a good stereo. Get the best cables available, and all your gear will work at its best.

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    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.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,119
    Took it out of boxes most of it 2 channel could be up and running tonight can't wait to see what it does in the new room.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 581
    I purchased new furniture last Saturday (6/6). One of the items is a new swivel rocker chair with ottoman for my listening space! All of it (minus the ottoman) was delivered today (6/11). I can't wait to try it out this weekend which starts after to nights shift. ;)
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Parasound A23
    CDP: Denon 1520
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
    Benched: Vincent SP-331
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 193
    Congrats on finding the SE7 deal!
  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Picked up a set of Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 speaker cables for a song today! Can't wait for them to arrive!

    Also ordered Mundorf Supreme caps for my Belles 350 amp because since my Belles 21A pre reacted so positively to the Supremes I don't want to totally give up on the 350A. SO... Upgrade in progress!

    Nice! I've been searching for some silvers as well!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
    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
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,369
    verb wrote: »
    Nice! I've been searching for some silvers as well!

    Is your garage almost done?
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    audioluvr wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Nice! I've been searching for some silvers as well!

    Is your garage almost done?

    Well, the city council was shut down right after the Covid thing hit, so my appearance before the zoning board was delayed, to get a variance approved. I finally got notice the other day to appear (via Zoom) in a couple of weeks! Government, ugh. But hopefully I'll get approval and begin to break ground this year!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
    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
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 234
    Picked these up it an estate sale for $5. The need a lot of TLC! But it should be fun! All the wife said was, “ I hope you don’t spend hundreds on them restoring them! She is so cute!21pisasmor60.jpeg
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 619
    Sounds like she’s on to you.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 234
    Yep I made the mistake of inclusion lol😝
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,369
    Funny! You probably started out just wanting to straighten that picture. Next thing you know, full blown audio system... Been there. :D
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 469
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Funny! You probably started out just wanting to straighten that picture. Next thing you know, full blown audio system... Been there. :D

    Oh crap! I just noticed that!! Fixed!
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Prometheus Audio,April Music,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 469
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    I’m so embarrassed I didn’t catch that.
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Prometheus Audio,April Music,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,181
    edited June 14
    butterbean wrote: »
    Picked these up it an estate sale for $5. The need a lot of TLC! But it should be fun! All the wife said was, “ I hope you don’t spend hundreds on them restoring them! She is so cute!21pisasmor60.jpeg
    jyt0izh7mkfu.jpeg

    Sweet little project. I've always wanted to try some Advents.

    That tweeter looks an just like a JBL LE25 tweeter.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,778
    Two words Tom... Hard Drive
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • invalidinvalid Posts: 97
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
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    This is a little system I put together for some “breezeway” listening. It consists of a 10wpc tube amp,a Prometheus TVC pre,a Bluesound Node,and a pair of Def Tech sm350’s. It isn’t my listening room system,however, it serves its purpose.

    Ok,so this is starting to get a little out of hand. Since setting this system up,I’ve taken the passive pre out,and added an older Aric Audio tube pre that I had in the closet. I put in a pair of ZU Libtecs , and lastly plugged in the Graham Chartwell LS3/5’s from my main system. I think it sounds pretty good.

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    I've heard good things about Aric audio, but I've never heard one
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 234
    CH46E wrote: »
    butterbean wrote: »
    Picked these up it an estate sale for $5. The need a lot of TLC! But it should be fun! All the wife said was, “ I hope you don’t spend hundreds on them restoring them! She is so cute!21pisasmor60.jpeg
    jyt0izh7mkfu.jpeg

    Sweet little project. I've always wanted to try some Advents.

    That tweeter looks an just like a JBL LE25 tweeter.

    I clean them up today. I took them apart. The drivers need to be reformed, I’ve heard that’s pretty easy so I’m looking forward to doing that. Took the crossovers out, going to try my hand at soldering! Probably will refinish the pecan tops. I’ve never done anything like this before I thought for five bucks this would be a good project!
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 234
    Drivers need to be re foamed, stupid spell check!
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,181
    If you are a beginner at soldering find some youtube videos on soldering. It helped me a ton. Good luck man.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 469
    invalid wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    1dj4eie7ctlw.jpeg

    This is a little system I put together for some “breezeway” listening. It consists of a 10wpc tube amp,a Prometheus TVC pre,a Bluesound Node,and a pair of Def Tech sm350’s. It isn’t my listening room system,however, it serves its purpose.

    Ok,so this is starting to get a little out of hand. Since setting this system up,I’ve taken the passive pre out,and added an older Aric Audio tube pre that I had in the closet. I put in a pair of ZU Libtecs , and lastly plugged in the Graham Chartwell LS3/5’s from my main system. I think it sounds pretty good.

    4qtyv787rd9c.jpeg

    I've heard good things about Aric audio, but I've never heard one

    If you are ever near the Rochester,NY area,drop me a line. I’d be more than happy to give a demo. I might even be able to supply a cold beverage!
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Prometheus Audio,April Music,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,585
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Two words, John.

    Physical Media.

    Accept no substitute.. I have a network player for those songs/albums I long to hear but physical media? That's where it's at bro'.

    Tom

    Hmmm. Someone couldn’t tell between the two at last I remember.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    True. I will not argue that. I was also 3 sheets into the wind on tequila when the test went down.

    With that said, I have passed tests that defy 10 fold detecting things that "were not possible" with as many as 29 people in a room to witness. I have heard deficiencies in speakers while simply walking through a room that within minutes from failing, I pointed out and people in the room laughed....until the speaker failed minutes later.

    Whether that is a testament to your gear, unfamiliar gear to me, a system that isn't as revealing as what I may be used too or the fact that I am getting older? Who's to say.

    Yours is one of the best network players I have heard to date, even surpassing some that I have heard in high end shops but, your system is also different from the rigs in said shops too. I have to keep that in mind.

    All I know is that on my system with my gear and in my room? Physical media exceeds all and the difference is very noticeable. Plus, I do like reading the liner notes and I do not EVER have to worry about technological glitches that wipe out all of my media or not being able to find something online because I actually have what I want at a moments notice.

    Perhaps I am old school and simply prefer physically "owning" what I listen too and not having to deal with logging in or subscribing to hear what I have purchased. I am not part of the convenience crowd and don't think I ever will be.

    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 ~
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,585
    I think that last statement nails it.

    Thank You for the compliment and the dig lol.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
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