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Old 02-04-2015, 08:35 PM
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Class A solid state added, as well as a new cartridge and cabling.

Luxman L-550AX (includes MM/MC phono stage)
Audioquest single bi-wire configuration to split crossover
Sumiko Blackbird MC cartridge (2.5mv output)
Bryston BDP-1
Bryston BDA-1 (Digital gear hidden underneath the amplifier on a lower shelf)
Dedicated 15 amp circuit for digital gear
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for amplifier
Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution in Walnut
VPI Classic One VPI Interconnect with ground
Acoustic Geometry 2'x2' panel absorbers (one on each side wall for first reflections)


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Old 02-04-2015, 08:37 PM
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Nicely done!
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Dan D'Agostino Momentum Preamp
Dan D'Agostino Momentum Phono Preamp
Dan D'Agostino Momentum M400 x 3
Dan D'Agostino Momentum S250
dCS Vivaldi DAC
dCS Vivaldi Clock
dCS Network Bridge
Wilson Audio Alexia 2, Yvette & Mezzo
JL Audio f113 x 4
AVID Acutus Ref SP, Esoteric K-03X, Roon Nucleus+
McIntosh MX151, MEN220, MVP881
HRS SXR Signature Audio Stand
Transparent Gen5Ref throughout!

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Dan D'Agostino Momentum M400 x 2
dCS Rossini Dac
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Wilson Audio Alexia 2
REL No.25 x 2
Roon Nucleus+
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:48 PM
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Which AQ cables are you using?
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:00 PM
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:33 PM
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Nice system!..bet it sounds good too!
I'm glad the Luxman works so well with the Guarneri's in your set-up and you didn't have to sell them.
I think you would have eventually regretted it... if you had.
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Nice system!..bet it sounds good too! I'm glad the Luxman works so well with the Guarneri's in your set-up and you didn't have to sell them. I think you would have eventually regretted it... if you had.
Thank you! Agreed. I'm very pleased to have found a good amplification match for the Guarneri. Took a while and quite a few amps...
I'm sure I would have regretted selling them. They disappear in the room finally.
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Very Nice!
Thank you Ivan.
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Which AQ cables are you using?
I went with the cheapie option. Rocket 33 bi-wire configuration. Retail is $359.
The more I've tried different cables, the less I feel good about spending a lot on them.
Just my experience. They absolutely have an effect on sound, I just have not found one that always improves the sound - just changes it.
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I went with the cheapie option. Rocket 33 bi-wire configuration. Retail is $359. The more I've tried different cables, the less I feel good about spending a lot on them. Just my experience. They absolutely have an effect on sound, I just have not found one that always improves the sound - just changes it.
i had an even cheaper AQ cable the Type 4 which is truly entry level. Just upgraded to Transparent MusicWave at about $600 for biwire version. Literally transformed the sound of the system. More extended at both top and bottom, noticeably quieter (i didnt really even understand what that meant until i heard it in my own system) and detailed without being harsh in any possible way. I had experimented with cables over the years and felt the same as you, all different but not necessarily better. This is the first time i would say i heard improvements across the board. I am probably a Transparent guy for life now whenever i upgrade to better systems.
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i had an even cheaper AQ cable the Type 4 which is truly entry level. Just upgraded to Transparent MusicWave at about $600 for biwire version. Literally transformed the sound of the system. More extended at both top and bottom, noticeably quieter (i didnt really even understand what that meant until i heard it in my own system) and detailed without being harsh in any possible way. I had experimented with cables over the years and felt the same as you, all different but not necessarily better. This is the first time i would say i heard improvements across the board. I am probably a Transparent guy for life now whenever i upgrade to better systems.
Congrats on the Transparent cables.

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