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Old 11-19-2017, 03:08 PM
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Lightbulb Double AA'r visit yesterday!

Yesterday was a great day, as I had two AA'rs visit me in Cape Cod.

docmd2010 aka Aditya and Robc33 aka Rob

Aditya flew in from Ohio, and Rob drove here from Rhode Island. We spent the day listening to my different systems, and even did a Theater Demo, spun some vinyl, and had lunch.

I will let both Gents chime in and share their visit here. Thank you both for taking the time and effort to visit me!

I had a great time, and you are always welcome back anytime at all.
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Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP LOADED, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, ESOTERIC GRANDIOSO P1/D1 STACK, G01X RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, N05 NETWORK PLAYER, SILENZIO, HRS-SXR CUSTOM 2V-3V-2V RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, STILLPOINTS, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS IN RED VIOLIN FINISH, JL FATHOM F113(2) SOUND ANCHOR SUB STANDS(2) ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, GIK PICTURE PANELS, PS AUDIO P10, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S

Library System: ESOTERIC GRANDIOSO SYSTEM M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS(2), C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1 CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2 SANTOS ROSEWOOD, AERIAL SW12 SUBS SANTOS ROSEWOOD w/ BASES(2), CANTON REF K1, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, FURUTECH SILVER ARROWS PHONO CABLE, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA PS8, RGPC 1200(2) STEVE BLINN COMPLETE CUSTOM RACK, ASC STUDIO TRAPS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE IC'S & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Bryston/Esoteric System: ESOTERIC C02-X PRE-AMP, P-02X TRANSPORT, D02-X DAC, G02-X CLOCK, BRYSTON 28B CUBED MONOBLOCK AMPS, BIT-15(2) AMR-DP777-SE DAC, SILENZIO, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, QUADRASPIRE RACK, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE IC'S & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E-650 INTEGRATED, DP560 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3, CANTON REF K5, SILENZIO, HRS MXR 4V REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, WIREWORLD GOLD ECLIPSE IC’s & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S

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Old 11-19-2017, 04:18 PM
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My deepest gratitude for the opportunity to witness Ivanland North with my own eyes, and ears. It is truly a spectacle of sight and sound. I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said. All the kind words spoken about our gracious host are true in spades.
One of his systems is comprised of the same amps, and speakers that I have. I have been struggling to get mine dialed in properly, and have considered selling my speakers. After hearing the Ivanized version, I know what the gear is capable of, and will be holding on to mine tightly until I get them dialed in. Ivan hooked me up with some Stillpoints for my pre-amp, and amps to start me on the journey. I look forward to improving my system with his help and expert guidance. He genuinely cares that we get the best level of enjoyment out of whatever type system we might have. Thank you very much Ivan! You are a true gentleman.
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:56 PM
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Default Double AA'r visit yesterday!

Ivan

It was a true pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family yesterday.

You were such a kind host. It was very nice of you to take me out of to lunch as well!

I enjoyed hearing your different systems. They are built with extreme, almost unhuman, attention to detail.

The things that impressed me most, in no specific order:

1. Your reference Aida system, some of the best sound I have heard.
2. Those Canton speakers upstairs. For sub-20k speakers those are quite spectacular.
3. The goldfinger statement cart. Simply wow. I haven’t heard analogue like that. Ever.
4. The backroom of your theater. Holy eff. The wiring in that room is jaw dropping. And so extremely organized. Ivan you should post some pictures of the back of your mcwall so people can appreciate it.

Thanks once again!

Here’s a picture of Ivan in the back room!!



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Rack: HRS SXR Signature with M3X

Home Theater:^^ +

Processor: Anthem AVM 60
Center, Rears, and mids speakers: B&W HTM1; B&W CM6 x 2 and B&W CCM 662 x 2; WW cabling
Subs: JL Audio F113v2 X4
Amp: McIntosh 8207
Source: OPPO 205
Output: Sony VPL-VW675ES projector on SI 132 in zero edge screen with LED Backlight

Room treatments: Vicoustics

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Old 11-19-2017, 08:41 PM
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Sounds like a great visit. Ivan, that wall of cables is awesome - you should pack a bag of cable ties and go on the road to help us mere mortals get our cables organized
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:58 PM
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My deepest gratitude for the opportunity to witness Ivanland North with my own eyes, and ears. It is truly a spectacle of sight and sound. I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said. All the kind words spoken about our gracious host are true in spades.
One of his systems is comprised of the same amps, and speakers that I have. I have been struggling to get mine dialed in properly, and have considered selling my speakers. After hearing the Ivanized version, I know what the gear is capable of, and will be holding on to mine tightly until I get them dialed in. Ivan hooked me up with some Stillpoints for my pre-amp, and amps to start me on the journey. I look forward to improving my system with his help and expert guidance. He genuinely cares that we get the best level of enjoyment out of whatever type system we might have. Thank you very much Ivan! You are a true gentleman.
Rob
Rob,
Any thoughts on what you need to do “different”? Is your stand up to the task given your amazing speakers and the rest of your system? I do believe that vibration needs to be aggressively managed.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:37 AM
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Looks like a fun getogether guys!

I'm always impressed by the cabling in that "room"... yowza
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:51 AM
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Notice the acoustic panels on the left hand wall. That man knows how to pay attention to detail, as if the cable management did not give that away.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:18 AM
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What a soiree. Compliments gents you must have had a phenomenal time!
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Rob,
Any thoughts on what you need to do “different”? Is your stand up to the task given your amazing speakers and the rest of your system? I do believe that vibration needs to be aggressively managed.
Tim, my first thoughts are speaker placement, and room treatments. I have tried to get this right on my own for about a year now. I have finally given in, and I'm flying someone out from Denver in a couple of weeks to help with that.
I have concentrated on getting the best equipment I could afford, figuring that was the best way to start. Seeing that just 3 years ago, I had a Yamaha surround sound receiver that didn't even have HDMI, and I was using Radio shack speaker wires, I was very skeptical about high priced cables, vibration devices, etc.
Now that I have gear that will allow one to hear the differences in such devices, I am coming around.
To answer your question, I don't know about my racks. They were very inexpensive. I am waiting to find where my speakers are going to be placed when set up properly, as I am planning on taking my 2301s out of the racks, and placing them close to the speakers on the floor, on some decent amp stands, with some upgraded speaker cable. Hopefully in a 4-5 foot run.
I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Stillpoint Ultra SSs from Ivan, for placement under the amps, and hope that I hear enough of a difference for me to justify investing in some good stands. I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestion you might have.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:56 AM
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From that pic I was most impressed with the mini-split to keep the gear cool.
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