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Old 07-16-2017, 03:13 PM
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Hello fellow audio enthusiasts.

In the 1990's (single guy) after many trade-ups i settled in on a system i actually relaxed and enjoyed. martin-logan request speakers, audible illusions 3a preamp, krell kav250 amp , meridian 508.24cd player and some mit terminator2 cables.

Then,(married guy with newborn),sold my stuff!!! ouch...regretted for years!

Fast forward about 15 years, i am in the process of recreating my system and i stumbled upon this interesting website.

I hope to share my new journey with everyone. i have some stuff in mind and some audio equipment in tow already.

Things have surely changed since years past! For the better? I'm not sure of that yet. For one thing ,nobody's giving anything away. Why can't high end audio be similar to the flat screen tv business?

Years ago you couldn't touch a 42" plasma tv. Now? You could pick up a couple of 65" lcds on the way home from grocery shopping. And not think twice.

I think my balanced interconnects are worth more than my tv.

You guys know all this already. But that's what happens when you get older(old). You rant,you rave,stamp your feet...BUT you still buy!!

Because that's what hobbyists do.

All the best to everyone!!



See you all in the pages to follow!

michael paul in pa
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:31 PM
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Welcome back! Looking forward to see how your system develops.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:33 PM
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Michael, from what part of Pa do you hail?

Will you continue you audio journey with Martin Logan ?
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:34 PM
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Becoming a subscriber for $25 opens the door to many benefits

http://www.audioaficionado.org/payments.php

Best & welcome,

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Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler).
Analogue Preamp: VAC Renaissance SE Phono stage with XLR Output Option & with Nordost Tyr 2 P/C and Tyr 2 XLR's.
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
RCM: Audio Desk PRO
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher Power and Preamp tube test sets.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:02 PM
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Michael, from what part of Pa do you hail?

Will you continue you audio journey with Martin Logan ?

Hi Mikado, I am by the Delaware water gap in northhampton county. Yes, i love the m-logan 13a's .. I repurchased a used meridian 508.24 cd player and it sounds great. but who knows how long it will last. parts for it are tough to come by .

i have a krell illusion2 preamp and krell duo 300 amp on order. i had the krell integrated but needed to trade up.

i also use a bluesound node2 for streaming which works well. i am anxious to hear the system when it is delivered and broken in . will let you know.

i really love the mcintosh stuff. i hope i didn't err in my decisions.!! the speakers are keepers!!!!

all the best!

michael paul
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:10 PM
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WHAT are the benefits? Can't seem to find a list.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:23 PM
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13a's are great speakers Michael, I'm sure you'll be happy. I know the Water Gap area somewhat, our railroad (Pa side) runs right through it !
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Access to the marketplace is the most utilized. Check out the completed sales part of the forum.

https://www.audioaficionado.org/forumdisplay.php?f=96
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:04 PM
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WHAT are the benefits? Can't seem to find a list.
Refer here:

https://www.audioaficionado.org/showthread.php?t=135

Added benny:

https://www.audioaficionado.org/showthread.php?t=38897

Best Sir,

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Amps: Dan D'Agostino Progression Monos on 20A dedicated breakers.
Preamp: Dan D'Agostino Progression Preamp.
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler).
Analogue Preamp: VAC Renaissance SE Phono stage with XLR Output Option & with Nordost Tyr 2 P/C and Tyr 2 XLR's.
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
RCM: Audio Desk PRO
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher Power and Preamp tube test sets.
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:39 PM
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Hi, Lancaster is my home. Not many audiophile folks around here but Delaware is a great area with excellent Hi-End Dealers to explore.
I’m working on getting the most from my Sopra n2’s with my narrow Townhouse room limitations.
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