What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Nice! What speakers are you driving with that beast?
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,389
    Nice! What speakers are you driving with that beast?

    A pair of
    PSB Imagine B...bookshelf speakers
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,221
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Nice! What speakers are you driving with that beast?

    A pair of
    PSB Imagine B...bookshelf speakers

    Dude it's like you know me....

    Spooky
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,253
    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.

    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    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 source, 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.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    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.
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 253
    Congrats on finding the SE7 deal!
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,118
    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 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.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,362
    verb wrote: »
    Nice! I've been searching for some silvers as well!

    Is your garage almost done?
    Gustard X26 Pro 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
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    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
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,118
    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 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.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,223
    Sounds like she’s on to you.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,362
    Funny! You probably started out just wanting to straighten that picture. Next thing you know, full blown audio system... Been there. :D
    Gustard X26 Pro 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
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    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
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 854
    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!
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 854
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    I’m so embarrassed I didn’t catch that.
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    edited June 2020
    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
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    Sweet little project. I've always wanted to try some Advents.

    That tweeter looks an just like a JBL LE25 tweeter.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,640
    Two words Tom... Hard Drive
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, 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. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 814
    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
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    If you are a beginner at soldering find some youtube videos on soldering. It helped me a ton. Good luck man.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 854
    invalid wrote: »
    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

    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!
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    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.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,607
    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I think that last statement nails it.

    Thank You for the compliment and the dig lol.