What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 240
    Congrats on finding the SE7 deal!
    Speakers: Wharfedale EVO4.3; Amp: Parasound A21 Halo; Pre: NAD C165BEE; Regenerator: PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant3; Streamer: Auralic Aries Mini/TeraDak LPS>Chord Qutest DAC/TeraDak LPS; CD: Onkyo C390 changer>Chord Qutest DAC; Phono: AT LP-3/VM540Ml; Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse7 speaker, High Fidelity Cables Reveal IC (pre/amp), Wireworld Silver Eclipse8 IC (DAC/pre), Wireworld Silver Starlight digital coax (CD/DAC), AQ Carbon USB (streamer/DAC); Power cables: NRG Custom Cables "The Five" (regenerator; amp; streamer; DAC); Subwoofer: REL T/5i; EQ: Soundcraftsmen RP2212
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,912
    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: 3,621
    verb wrote: »
    Nice! I've been searching for some silvers as well!

    Is your garage almost done?
    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


    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: 9,912
    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.
  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 334
    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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  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 918
    Sounds like she’s on to you.
  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 334
    Yep I made the mistake of inclusion lol😝
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    Funny! You probably started out just wanting to straighten that picture. Next thing you know, full blown audio system... Been there. :D
    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


    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: 717
    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,Promitheus Audio,April Music,Wyred4sound ,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 717
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    I’m so embarrassed I didn’t catch that.
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,April Music,Wyred4sound ,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,336
    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: 22,982
    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 Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “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: 670
    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
  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 334
    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!
  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 334
    Drivers need to be re foamed, stupid spell check!
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,336
    If you are a beginner at soldering find some youtube videos on soldering. It helped me a ton. Good luck man.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 717
    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,Promitheus Audio,April Music,Wyred4sound ,Bluesound,Pro-Ject,Onkyo,Graham Chartwell,Nola,Hornshoppe,HSU Research.
  • 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: 14,555
    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 ~

    ~ 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.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,555
    That's just it, Joe. I don't know what it was. Just 'splainin' the facts.

    It is what it is.

    BTW, when you plannin' on heading up here next? I'd love for you to finally hear my system so you have a reference as to what I am saying.

    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 ~

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

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Probably in a month or so. Will hit you up when I have a date.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,555
    Good deal, I'll see if I can get that ginger we know to come as well. He's been without a system for some time, seeing as how his house is blowing up in size.

    If he can't make it, you and/or any of the other Hotlanta peeps are more than welcome to come on up. Bring your wife and kids if you want. We can take the plans for this offline, as to not disrupt the thread anymore.

    I look forward to seeing you again.

    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 ~

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