What did you do to your stereo rig today?

1126127129131132146

Comments

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,791
    I thought for sure Doc Hardy moved into your basement....
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,597
    Installed bnc connector!
    anc7budbb1uk.jpg

    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,183
    You know how the ol' lady gets PO'd because there are too many remotes? Try this. :D
    zijs2keijtbz.png
    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
    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
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,798
    edited December 2021
    p9bedg9gyarx.jpg

    The 2.0 meter 3.5mm interconnect arrived today to add to the livingroom rig to listen to Tidal from an extra laptop to Dragon fly to Denon able to listen to Tidal in every location now.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 346
    Swapped amps in the living room rig. Tge Crown is out, replaced by and Adcom 555 on loan from a buddy. To early to tell for sure, but I suspect I will not want to put tgat Crown back into the system so I will likely be looking for a permenent solution soon.
    fonbcf3rsbs4.jpg
    sx16zded4pjq.jpg
    5ouh1eeq0466.jpg
    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,219
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,301
    Hi, Caleb! Can you pull your speakers out about 8 inches? You are getting some helatious reflections off of that mantle that I am quite sure is messing with the sound stage/imaging.

    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 ~

  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 346

    That does look great.
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Hi, Caleb! Can you pull your speakers out about 8 inches? You are getting some helatious reflections off of that mantle that I am quite sure is messing with the sound stage/imaging.

    TOM
    Tom, I could and I have in the past. Having them out a bit helped imaging and soundstage as you say, but it hurt the bass a bit. Their position is a compromise that I have worked out with my wife. When I was experimenting with position I recall having them out past the mantle didn't make that much difference. I remember being surprised how little I lost pushing them back.

    Hope your new years celebrations were great!

    Caleb
    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,301
    Ah, you had me at wife. Say no more. ;) Happy wife, happy life.

    Thanks. we had a very relaxing and safe New Year's celebration at the house with our son. I actually fell asleep on the couch while watching TV with them and got woken up at midnight with a kiss from my wife. That's a damned fine way to start out a new years to me!

    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 ~

  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 346
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Ah, you had me at wife. Say no more. ;) Happy wife, happy life.

    Thanks. we had a very relaxing and safe New Year's celebration at the house with our son. I actually fell asleep on the couch while watching TV with them and got woken up at midnight with a kiss from my wife. That's a damned fine way to start out a new years to me!

    Tom

    That sounds like a great way to do it. We spent the eve at Randy's place. Good times, nice drinks and a mellow night.
    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • vader540is
    vader540is Posts: 138
    Gonna work on the NAD 2200

    jl74uiskmynr.jpg
  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,494
    Last week, I found my Nordost Blue heaven interconnects buried in one of my closets and threw them in my rig between the source and the Pre (and put my unity cables between the pre and amp. combo seems to work best.

    Today I swapped out my old Fatman integrated in my office rig to an Ayima a07, along with a FX Audio Dac X6 I use with my Iphone so I can use Tidal at the office. Running on RT35i's
    2 Channel -
    Ci Audio Passive Pre. Jolida CD player. Songbird streamer. California Audio Labs Sigma II DAC, Outlaw m200 monoblocks (x2). Polk R200 (my god these things are wonderful!), Nordost Blue Heaven and Unity interconnects.

    Office Rig -
    Aiyima A07 amp, FX Audio DAC X6, my iphone and Tidal app, California Audio Labs DX1 CD player, Polk RT35i bookshelves.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,877
    dtqual1ep1js.jpg

    They are doing better than expected. I have them on a 60 day trial.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse 8 SC, Tyler Highland H2, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect , Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, WireWorld Platinum Starlight 7 USB, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • rburgess714
    rburgess714 Posts: 609
    edited January 6
    erniejade wrote: »
    dtqual1ep1js.jpg

    They are doing better than expected. I have them on a 60 day trial.

    I am a week in a pair as well, and still unsure. Some sessions I love them and others not so much. Curious about your thoughts after some time on them. I think the break in period is real with this one. I do like the tight bass and the retro vibe.
    Living Room
    Parasound HINT 6, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Cambridge Audio Azur 851N, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    Cambridge Audio 851A, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,877
    Toght bass. Clean mids but can get a little hot sounding when pushed, but I only have 5 hours on them. They do sound bigger than they are. I only played with dialing them in for about 10 minutes and could probably use more tweaking as they break in. The Eagles Hotel California from Hell Freezes over was really nice on them, as well as America sacd. They are sensitive to the rest of the chain. More revealing, then I thought they would be.

    I am hoping some of the hot when pushed sound will mellow out as they break in.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse 8 SC, Tyler Highland H2, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect , Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, WireWorld Platinum Starlight 7 USB, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,301
    erniejade wrote:
    I am hoping some of the hot when pushed sound will mellow out as they break in.
    How old are these things again? I wouldn't hold your breath.

    ....but I digress....

    Maybe they haven't been played with in a while.

    Big Daddy 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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

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

  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,597
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,877
    treitz3 wrote: »
    erniejade wrote:
    I am hoping some of the hot when pushed sound will mellow out as they break in.
    How old are these things again? I wouldn't hold your breath.

    ....but I digress....

    Maybe they haven't been played with in a while.

    Big Daddy T

    Brand new klh model 5. They only have about 5 hours on them. Bass is fast and clean. Vocals are nice and so is the top end, but when having something like Santana pushed a bit hard, they seem to get a little edgy or shouty. I am being told or read that around 100 hours, they settle in. We shall see, or they will go back.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse 8 SC, Tyler Highland H2, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect , Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, WireWorld Platinum Starlight 7 USB, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,301
    Wow. Okay, I really digress. They look like 40 year old speakers. (TBT)

    I think I'll slip out for bit...

    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 ~

  • rburgess714
    rburgess714 Posts: 609
    erniejade wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    erniejade wrote:
    I am hoping some of the hot when pushed sound will mellow out as they break in.
    How old are these things again? I wouldn't hold your breath.

    ....but I digress....

    Maybe they haven't been played with in a while.

    Big Daddy T

    Brand new klh model 5. They only have about 5 hours on them. Bass is fast and clean. Vocals are nice and so is the top end, but when having something like Santana pushed a bit hard, they seem to get a little edgy or shouty. I am being told or read that around 100 hours, they settle in. We shall see, or they will go back.

    Yeah the mids are sweet, I am 30 hours in or so and I have struggled a little with imaging , there are moments that I am super impressed. As far as the highs have you tried the attenuator on the back. Should be interesting to see how these break in. I have high hopes.
    Living Room
    Parasound HINT 6, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Cambridge Audio Azur 851N, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    Cambridge Audio 851A, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,301
    3qpdf7xnqmac.png
    Lane Meyer wrote:
    Two brothers. One speaks no English, the other learned English from watching The Wide World of Sports. So you tell me—which is better, speaking no English at all, or speaking like Howard Cosell?
    Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great champ, now, a study in mopishness. No longer the victory-hungry stallion we've raced so many times before, but a pathetic, washed-up, aged ex-champion.

    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 ~

  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 10,943
    erniejade wrote: »
    I am hoping some of the hot when pushed sound will mellow out as they break in.

    What do you have the rear tweeter dial set to?
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,597
    erniejade wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    erniejade wrote:
    I am hoping some of the hot when pushed sound will mellow out as they break in.
    How old are these things again? I wouldn't hold your breath.

    ....but I digress....

    Maybe they haven't been played with in a while.

    Big Daddy T

    Brand new klh model 5. They only have about 5 hours on them. Bass is fast and clean. Vocals are nice and so is the top end, but when having something like Santana pushed a bit hard, they seem to get a little edgy or shouty. I am being told or read that around 100 hours, they settle in. We shall see, or they will go back.

    My first thought is diffraction
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,877
    Clipdat wrote: »
    erniejade wrote: »
    I am hoping some of the hot when pushed sound will mellow out as they break in.

    What do you have the rear tweeter dial set to?

    I have it on mid right now. For the first 2 hours I had it on high, then listed to the same stuff on mid. Supposedly the high = o and mid is -1.5 DB. As they break in more, I will try setting them lower to the -3 DB.

    Tom they do have a nice vintage look but, they are 2021-2022 model.

    @rburgess714 I started them out 6" from the back wall about 7 feet apart, right now I have them 12" from the back wall and 6.5 feet apart and I sit about 9 feet back from them with a good amount of tow in to get a good center image. I am not done playing around with the position of them yet. I am getting close but, not there quite yet. They are better then I thought they would be and they still need more break in time and I still want to mess around with positioning them. This weekend I will be able to leave them on all night for a couple of days to help get some time on them faster. Sean assessment review is very close. He liked them with the grill on but, I liked them more with the grill off but again, it could be because this set are not fully broken in yet.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse 8 SC, Tyler Highland H2, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect , Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, WireWorld Platinum Starlight 7 USB, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,219
    muncybob wrote: »
    Something I did to the 2 channel rig that I wish I had done long ago, added a sub to the mix. I am happily surprised at how much more I'm enjoying tunes lately.

    Install another one some day and enjoy the mix even more so ;)

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,597
    I believe the current recommendation is 4, one per corner.

    Congrats on the sub!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro