Additional garage at Verb's house!

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,317
    Dave! We missed ya!
    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: 9,809
    Thanks brother! Been a tough road, but slowly getting back into it.
    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
  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,725
    Welcome Back Dave!
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/



  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,677
    Beautiful design!

    Looks like it was part of the original construction.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,482
    Glad to see your new post!

    House looks great!
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,624
    Don’t bother buying garage doors with those $2,000 dollar sheets of plywood doing a commendable job on their own. Now you just need to figure out how to hook an auto opener up to them for convenience.
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 579
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Don’t bother buying garage doors with those $2,000 dollar sheets of plywood doing a commendable job on their own. Now you just need to figure out how to hook an auto opener up to them for convenience.

    The sad thing is those 4 sheets of oriented strand board are only about $60 cheaper than a 7×8 garage door.
  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 324
    That’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rig you have planned for it!
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Don’t bother buying garage doors with those $2,000 dollar sheets of plywood doing a commendable job on their own. Now you just need to figure out how to hook an auto opener up to them for convenience.

    For sure! The Mrs won't allow it though!
    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
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    butterbean wrote: »
    That’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rig you have planned for it!

    I'm really excited about the rig for this garage.

    I'm looking at putting a streamer/pre-amp in there (Cambridge 851N from the basement), I have a spare power amp (McCormack DNA125) not doing anything, or maybe a streamer (Cambridge CXNv2 from the living room) & integrated amp (new), nothing to fancy. Just needs to be remote controlled.

    Got plenty of spare Bookies to choose from :) , and an extra SVS sub (SB1000) in the basement!

    Medium size OLED (new), maybe 2.1 channels or soundbar, again nothing too fancy.

    The focus for me is really the 2ch rig, the TV is out there for casual viewing, sports and stuff like that.

    A first for me, truly a clean slate for the layout. One thing I've learned here on CP is that I need a separate power line in there just for the audio/video! Especially since I'll have neon signs, power tools, air compressor, other electrically noisy stuff!
    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
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,331
    Glad to see you back Dave, so sorry about your brother. Very nice garage!
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    Tony M wrote: »
    Beautiful design!

    Looks like it was part of the original construction.

    Thanks Tony! Yep that was the plan! In fact, we're re-purposing a lot of the old bricks to match exactly in the front of the garage. The new bricks (not exactly the same shade, but close) will be on the sides and back.
    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
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    invalid wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Don’t bother buying garage doors with those $2,000 dollar sheets of plywood doing a commendable job on their own. Now you just need to figure out how to hook an auto opener up to them for convenience.

    The sad thing is those 4 sheets of oriented strand board are only about $60 cheaper than a 7×8 garage door.

    You ain't kidding! OMG the prices of building materials has skyrocketed. And lead time, my 16x8 door will land at Verb's house late June!
    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
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 2,183
    Wow, nice project Verb!
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,677
    I thought old morter was chiseled off. That must've been an old poor man's way. But then again...those are some large bricks! What a MESSY and TEDIOUS job Tommy has going on there.

    Wow, what a high quality garage addition and breezeway.

    Your almost to the finish line. Maybe have it done this year?

    Whose scaffolding is that?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    For sure Tommy was a machine over the past couple of days! He got the big chunks off with a brick hammer and decided that wasn't good enough, so he ground off all the old mortar perfectly! I like this guy!

    Electrical roughing is is all done. He connected one circuit live so the guys could run power from inside the garage, instead of running a bunch of extension cords from the old garage.

    Next up is running a gas line for the furnace, and air lines. I'm gonna mount the air compressor in the attic of the new garage, run 2 air lines, one for a hose reel and the other for reserve. And a 3rd going to the old garage!

    Then inspection, and ready for insulation, and drywall.

    I'm hoping the garage will be move in ready in a few months!

    Scaffolding is theirs, they have all the toys!
    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
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,677
    Thank you for that rundown.

    Those bricks behind Tommy do look like new ones again.

    Gas heat...nice.

    I was going to get an air-hose reel from Harbor freight a year or more ago, but the reviews scared me off. I still don't have one. I think I saw some that were 250.00 elsewhere on the web. That's when I thought, dragging my littler but heavy compressor out isn't so bad. Maybe you can advise me on a brand to get. Remember...I'm still kind-of frugal but... :D I'm spending more to get more lately.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,595
    Tony M wrote: »
    I was going to get an air-hose reel from Harbor freight a year or more ago, but the reviews scared me off. I still don't have one. I think I saw some that were 250.00 elsewhere on the web. That's when I thought, dragging my littler but heavy compressor out isn't so bad. Maybe you can advise me on a brand to get. Remember...I'm still kind-of frugal but... :D I'm spending more to get more lately.

    I have one of those HF hose reels that I picked up "on sale" for $49.99 several years ago. It's seen a fair amount of use with "knock on wood" no problems. I'm not a fan at all of HF and even though we have a store nearby I rarely go there. I'd have to say this is my best purchase from them thus far......there I said it....... something that is actually worthwhile from that junkyard of cheap tools.

  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,220
    edited May 5
    I've got a HF air hose reel that is probably 12-15 years old. In the last few years or so it doesn't rewind as well as it use to. It is still usable though.

    The only tools I buy from HF are the ones I only use infrequently. High use tools I buy elsewhere.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold and Crossover Series Power Cables, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    I've got a kinda vintage Sears Craftsman hose reel (bought in the early 80's), still works great, but looking for another one for the new garage! I'm actually liking this one, made by Cox Reels in AZ! Not super expensive, all metal construction, and reviews out there say the return spring is strong!

    n0gyp97z77dd.png

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000MRTCVO?tag=garagetooladvisor-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1
    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
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    Decided to go with a quality receptacle for my dedicated audio circuit in the garage!
    eo8jga35oxf3.png
    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
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,430
    verb wrote: »
    Decided to go with a quality receptacle for my dedicated audio circuit in the garage!
    eo8jga35oxf3.png

    I installed three of them on my three dedicated 20 amp lines for the stereo, two dedicated lines for the HT, and one shared line in the HT.

    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 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.
  • Nesmith98
    Nesmith98 Posts: 155
    Lookin' good. Should be a nice setup. Don't forget to run CAT6a network cables while you have the studs exposed. Can never have too many.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,569
    edited May 6
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    Lookin' good. Should be a nice setup. Don't forget to run CAT6a network cables while you have the studs exposed. Can never have too many.
    Extra pull strings just in case you need to add down the road...
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,381
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Verb's new garage is nicer than my apartment.

    I hear ya!

    Nice addition Dave! Very nice.
    Don’t forget to make time for a MC ride!

    Unbeknownst to Dave and his bride, I took this pix a couple of yrs ago after dropping off some minor audio stuff (pre Massive Garage Addition)
    IIRC, I’ve never posted this ...

    gyqfd38korzv.jpeg


    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,317
    edited May 7
    verb wrote: »
    I've got a kinda vintage Sears Craftsman hose reel (bought in the early 80's), still works great, but looking for another one for the new garage! I'm actually liking this one, made by Cox Reels in AZ! Not super expensive, all metal construction, and reviews out there say the return spring is strong!

    n0gyp97z77dd.png

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000MRTCVO?tag=garagetooladvisor-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1

    I have had the harbor freight one in my garage for 15+ years with no issues and I use it often. If you can afford it though American made is the best way to go! Only get the rubber hose. The PVC hose is garbage it's useless in cold weather.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/38-in-x-50-ft-retractable-hose-reel-93897.html
    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
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,569
    Agree PVC hoses are junk. Rubber is the only way to go.
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