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Old 04-28-2017, 07:59 AM
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As the title says ,, tho here in Cape town we are having a drought so cloudy skies are welcome..Im late 50s , semi retired but still own a business that uses lasers and CnC machines to make stuff.

My listening is done in a fully treated and dedicated 8m x 6m x 2.5m room.. it's also very soundproof to the rest of the house and I can indulge myself in what I like.. turning the wick up

I have catholic taste in music..so my system has to be able to handle anything thrown at it .. I love deep tight visceral bass, room filling scale , unrestrained dynamics, treble purity and lack of distortion.. but mostly I want the playback to connect with me on an emotional level

My system is simple
Squeezebox touch into 2x Devialet D Premiers in monoblock mode and then into my speakers.. speaker wire is Munsdorf silver ribbon..the Devialets are all in one things so you dont need much else in terms of cabling

Re the speakers , Took a leap of faith and have just upgraded from a set of Vivid Giya g1's to their new flagship.. the G1 spirits, the leap was rewarded.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:01 AM
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Welcome!!!
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:16 AM
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Rodney... Welcome to AA!
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:21 AM
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Rodney.......Welcome to Audio Aficionado.

With a system like that and a well thought out room to enjoy it in you will fit right in here.
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LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:03 PM
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Rodney - Welcome to AA! when you get a minute, post some pics of the Vivids! They're on my shortlist when the time comes to upgrade.

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Old 04-28-2017, 12:17 PM
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Welcome, Rodney. Nice to have a fellow Capetonian on AA.

Fantastic system!
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Old 04-28-2017, 01:39 PM
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Old 04-28-2017, 01:53 PM
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Welcome Rodney, what a sweet room and system!
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Main system: Linn Klimax Katalyst DSM; D’Agostino Momentum S250; Linn Uphorik; Rega RP10 w/Rega Aphelion; Sonus Faber Amati Futura; Shunyata Denali 6000T, Alpha NR & various Ztron powersnakes; Shunyata Ztron Cobra IC & SC; Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T, Stillpoints Ultra SS & Mini, HRS Damping Plates; SonicTransporter i7 & Synology DS412+; Audio Desk Pro
Personal audio: Woo Audio WA6, WA7 & WA8; Auralic Aries Mini, Sonore MicroRendu, A&K AK100 II, AKG Q701, Shure SE535, Shure SH1540, Westone ES50 Custom, Sennheiser HD800, MrSpeakers Aeon Flow C, Various Moon Audio dragons
2nd system: Luxman SQ-N100, PSB Imagine Mini, REL T-5, refurbished AR XA w/Nagaoka MP-200 & VPI cabling, Linn Klimax DSM Renew, Shunyata Venom PS8 w/Defender & Viper, Nordost Blue Heaven power & IC, Acoustic Zen sc, Symposium Svelte Shelves
Workshop: Vintage Yamaha CA-1010 amp & CT-1010 tuner, Martin Logan Motion 4, Squeezebox Touch, Schiit BiFrost, AZ & WW cables
Video: 65” Sony XBR65X850C; Vienna Acoustics Schönberg L/R, Webern center & surrounds; REL T1/T2/T3 subs; Arcam AVR850; Cambridge Audio 752BD; MIT-EXP SC
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Old 04-28-2017, 01:56 PM
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Welcome! I come to Cape Town from time to time to visit friends. I would definitely like to crash your place and hear your system I hope you enjoy the forum, you will find a diverse, but close nit family from all over the world.

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Old 04-28-2017, 11:20 PM
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Rodney, welcome to AA. Wow, one of best rooms here in AA. Clean setup.
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