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Old 04-29-2019, 03:06 AM
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Made some upgrades. Just moved in the Pass Labs x260.8. All I can say is WOW. Not even broken in and I’m already loving them.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:57 PM
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Nice rig Derek, I like it good stuff yes
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Audeze LCD-X Sennheiser hd 800 & Sennheiser hd 700 cans, Woo Audio WA-6SE with Sophia Princess & matched pair of 6GL7/6EM tubes Black Dragon Cable upgrades on the HD700s!

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includes K03, high-end custom built Toshiba core i7 16 gigs Wireworld Platinum USB cable, Ipad mini & Itouch driving media center 20 for full remote control anywhere on property and even via web to have music on when I get home Also can remote control MX150 via web too.

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VPI Classic II running with a Dynavector 20X2-H MC Phono Cartridge

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For living room and outside rear deck is connected to MX150 with (1)Parasound 5250 amp. Oppo 205 , Sony ES777, (1)PPP, and a DirectStream P15 Power Plant

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Builder of custom very high end Dynaudio's 2 Main towers, 1 super tweeter Dynaudio built system above each tower, 4 surrounds all Dynaudio Esoteric drivers 6.5 mids, esoteric dome tweeters, 2 rear surrounds, and a custom 5 speaker 2 7" drivers, 2 3" domes, and a d21 tweeter in the center channel to compliment my 2 300lb custom subs and a JL F212

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AC Power Electrical overview is 4 20 amp 120 circuits all 10-3 wiring extra shielding with walls custom modded with cross bracing 2x6s over a 14" thick concrete with R19 and weather barrier
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:37 AM
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Derek, beautiful system. I wouldn't be too concerned about moving your speakers if your sound is good. Enjoy in good health.

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Old 07-16-2019, 08:31 PM
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A few updates. New preamp (Audio Research Ref 6), music server/dac (Aurender A10) and a temp phono preamp (Schiit Mani Phono Preamp) to tide me over till I find what has the best synergy w the system. Needed something since my phono was integrated into the Mcintosh C1100 which is gone.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:27 AM
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Finally got around to starting the acoustic treatments in the room. These are from GIK. I had a custom print made from a WAV file of two of my favorite songs.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:27 PM
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Very cool.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:40 PM
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Finally got around to starting the acoustic treatments in the room. These are from GIK. I had a custom print made from a WAV file of two of my favorite songs.
Beautiful and a very cool idea!
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:08 PM
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That's a really cool idea for wallcoverings, especially for us audio people! They look well done too, very nice.

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Old 11-08-2019, 08:22 AM
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It was really easy. Just upload the audio file to Soundviz, walk through the steps for colors, type and size. Then purchase an electronic download. I then sent that to GIK for an Art panel. If I was more artist and technology inclined, I might tried to do more to make it stand out.
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