What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 47
    Success!! We’ll done!
    Old Name: 55LS70
    Preamp: Decware CSP3 w/ 1 x Amperex 7308, 2 x OCK Rockets 6N1P's
    Power Amp: Cary SLA Signature 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA 5691's, 4 X Tung Sol 6550 reissues
    Analog: Rega Planar 3 w/ P2000 motor, Deep Groove sub platter, Incognito tonearm wiring, JA Michell counterweight, Tangospinner feet, Dynavector 10 x 5 cartridge, Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid phono stage w/ 2 x BEL 6922's.
    Radio: HH Scott 330D tuner with HH Scott Type 335 multiplex. Both modified by Mapleshade.
    Digital: Marantz ND8006
    Speaker Cables: Kimber Kable 8TC's
    Speakers: Polk Audio LSIM 703's
    Interconnects. Tuner: Audioquest Black Mamba II's, phono stage: Kimber Kable Hero's, PreAmp/Amp and Digital: Audioquest King Cobra"s
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,111
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,449
    Now, I have to be honest....that GD Auralic Vega G2 pissed me off to no end. Those that know me or have followed my posts know why.

    Let it be known that earlier on today? I wanted to throw it in the trash (no lie).

    12 hours of constant listening? There is some serious merit to why I chose this player. 4 hours ago? I would have laughed if you told me I would say this.

    It's just now starting to "bloom" and there are now aspects to where....

    Well, I'll save that for day three.

    I HATED what I heard when I first heard it earlier on today.....but I heard it playing for the first time in months. After 12 hours? I have to say that I am fairly impressed. This is a nice unit. More to come.

    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 ~

  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,221

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    Added this logo to my AI-1 dreadnaught.

    Nice Touch B)

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,058
    Thx!
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,852
    Looks better than a factory product.
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,058
    Thanks, it's actually a badge from a monitor 4 and I just ground off the post and glued it to the front. I bought the case off Ebay.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,058
    On the other hand the work that you do is awesome @xschop
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,058
    I had these custom badges made and going to affix one to the rear of the dreadnought. I'll karma the other badge if someone wants it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/175267222218?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=JUZ2PwmKSp6&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=SmUggaPeQ6G&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,058
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    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,058
    edited May 4
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    Another example of his work. No affiliation.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,058
    Pretty happy with the quality.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,852
    New set of Daytons showed up. Watching RTV dry this time. Have to cover leads that set below dome gasket...

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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 577
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    Pending older brother, Cambridge Audio CXC V1 transport, being shipped.

    Hoping this will check the boxes so I can stop the vicious trial-and-error cycle.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,449
    Came home, saw an email about MJ's "Thriller" SACD preorder, so I ordered that one....(thinking about getting the LP set as well....3LP set from Mo-Fi and there are only something like 40,000 that will be made). Grabbed an adult drink...

    Put the plate amp back in one of the Rythmik subs, cranked up the rig, put in one of 3 new albums from Gregory Alan Isokov and am currently listening to all of the albums back to back as I continue alphabetizing the collection of LP's I have. Currently up to "E"...

    Life is good.

    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 ~

  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,341
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Came home, saw an email about MJ's "Thriller" SACD preorder, so I ordered that one....(thinking about getting the LP set as well....3LP set from Mo-Fi and there are only something like 40,000 that will be made). Grabbed an adult drink...

    Put the plate amp back in one of the Rythmik subs, cranked up the rig, put in one of 3 new albums from Gregory Alan Isokov and am currently listening to all of the albums back to back as I continue alphabetizing the collection of LP's I have. Currently up to "E"...

    Life is good.

    Tom

    I pre-ordered the MJ today along with the Alan Parsons Eye in the Sky 45 rpm preorder.

    I was reviewing my list of MFSL pre-orders and that makes for 15 one-steps and 3 45 rpm’s.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE's, 2 REL Carbon Limited, Norma Revo IPA-140, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, AudioQuest Thunderbird Speaker and Interconnect Cables, AudioQuest Thunder Power Cable

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500, PSB Imagine T2's
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,449
    Good lawd, son! I hear ya'!!! I thought I was bad....Rock on with yo'bad self!

    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 ~

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,024
    edited May 16
    Yep when all that Van Halen and now MJ hits my CC imma gonna be hurting
    💰💰💰
    You guys suck😂
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,341
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Yep when all that Van Halen and now MJ hits my CC imma gonna be hurting
    💰💰💰
    You guys suck😂

    And I didn’t even pre-order any of the Van Halen’s. I’m sure I’ll regret that!
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE's, 2 REL Carbon Limited, Norma Revo IPA-140, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, AudioQuest Thunderbird Speaker and Interconnect Cables, AudioQuest Thunder Power Cable

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500, PSB Imagine T2's
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,024
    tratliff wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Yep when all that Van Halen and now MJ hits my CC imma gonna be hurting
    💰💰💰
    You guys suck😂

    And I didn’t even pre-order any of the Van Halen’s. I’m sure I’ll regret that!

    Yea Todd what are you thinking...I thought I seen some one step VH....no pressure
    😂 😂
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,341
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    tratliff wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Yep when all that Van Halen and now MJ hits my CC imma gonna be hurting
    💰💰💰
    You guys suck😂

    And I didn’t even pre-order any of the Van Halen’s. I’m sure I’ll regret that!

    Yea Todd what are you thinking...I thought I seen some one step VH....no pressure
    😂 😂

    Yep. I have all of them on order except the VH’s. Rumor has it that Eric Clapton Unplugged is shipping this week.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE's, 2 REL Carbon Limited, Norma Revo IPA-140, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, AudioQuest Thunderbird Speaker and Interconnect Cables, AudioQuest Thunder Power Cable

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500, PSB Imagine T2's
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,449
    edited May 16
    Okay.....got distracted. LP's are alphabetized to "G".....but I had to stop!

    As I was listening, something that has bugged me for some time was that the R channel (only at times) seemed just a little bit less than the L channel. No particular rhyme or reason and it was only sporadically, even though the spatial locationality cues, singers, background singers were where they were supposed to be. I always thought it was the recording (or certain ones), the mix, the mastering or simply room anomalies.

    Tonight? It made me mad because I knew that something was off.

    So, I went back to measuring and guess what? Apparently, I made a slight mistake on the "picture" measurements. Now, I know.....what in the heck is Tom talking about?

    Well, the picture behind the seating location has those layers around said picture and I use these to dial in said measurements perfectly (Read - to within a MM or two). I am very precise with how I calibrate all of my speakers, rack, subs, stands, sitting location, etc....to the point to where I break out a laser measuring tool, a laser level and measure ALL parameters to the inth degree and then some.

    Well dumba** me discovered tonight that the picture was off by a half an inch.....A HALF AN INCH!!! This was THE starting point for the whole rig for the golden triangle theory. Everything else was perfect but apparently, I screwed up on the one thing everything was centered on/around. DOH!

    While this may not mean much to most? What was aforementioned was the end result. Basically, it skewed not the sitting position but how I pointed the speakers TOWARD said listening position. Now, the speakers (the mains) may have only moved a couple of centimeters but now the rig is dialed in....and when I mean dialed in....WHOA!

    My point is that it is amazing how much just a "little" bit of play......well, comes into play. Damn, this *** soundin' REAL good right now!

    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 ~

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,024
    Dude release the pucker.... you're going to pull a loin...
    🤪
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,449
    I'm good, Ivan.

    The end result is that string instruments that sounded like string instruments (like a violin/bass/double bass)? Well, they now sound like a wood instrument. The Oboe? Well, the infinite microdynamics/macrodynamics are completely there to a wonderfully sounding degree. It's that last "inth" degree that elevates the listening experience to the next level.

    My family has gone to bed, so I can't turn it up as usual but.....the difference (even at lower listening levels)? OutF'nSTANDING.

    It's amazing how much just a "little" bit of difference can impact the end result as to what hits one's ears.

    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 ~