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Old 02-02-2018, 10:54 PM
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Really clean Gene -- nice job Sir,

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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
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:11 PM
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Lovely. I've got some Dali's on order with Ivan and can hardly wait.

Are those the 8s or the 6s?

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Old 02-02-2018, 11:12 PM
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Beautiful! Congrats!
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:15 PM
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Nice setup, clean - enjoy!
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Speakers: Wilson Alexias
Cabling: Nordost Odin/Valhalla 2; Power, Interconnects & Speaker | Ansuz; C2 Power & Interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ 45’s
Power: Nordost QRT series | Furutech FP55SN cable from 20 amp breaker within grounded Sub Panel to Furutech GTX D NSF receptacle packages | Surge Guard on Main Panel | Keces P3 & P8 | ADD-POWR series
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:08 AM
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Beautiful, clean, nice.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:56 AM
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Gene. That's a fantastic setup. Very clean. No wires. Tastefully done and looks like a great place to drift away.

Is it dedicated?
Mark,

Thanks. Unfortunately, it's not a dedicated room, but it is the room we use the most. So far, it's been hours of bliss just sitting and listening to great music.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:00 AM
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Looks very good. How did you route the left speaker cable?
Tim,

Thanks. We have a crawl space under that part of the house. We had it lined and sealed. I ran the cables under the floor and fished it up in the family room wall. It was easier than I thought it would be. Since I'm retired, I had the time and did it myself (with my wonderful wife's help). She also suggested making a wire closet behind the cabinet which gave me access to the wiring from behind the cabinet -- it made connecting and running wires so much easier.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:03 AM
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Lovely. I've got some Dali's on order with Ivan and can hardly wait.

Are those the 8s or the 6s?

Bob
Bob,

I got the 8's from Ivan. I'm very happy with them so far -- they sound really great. Also, Dali says not to toe in the speakers ... I'm going to play with that and seek help on whether that makes sense or not.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:06 AM
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Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. So glad I stumbled upon this forum -- the comments, information sharing and knowledge are second to none and have been invaluable to someone like me who doesn't have easy access to a local dealer.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:17 AM
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Tim,

Thanks. We have a crawl space under that part of the house. We had it lined and sealed. I ran the cables under the floor and fished it up in the family room wall. It was easier than I thought it would be. Since I'm retired, I had the time and did it myself (with my wonderful wife's help). She also suggested making a wire closet behind the cabinet which gave me access to the wiring from behind the cabinet -- it made connecting and running wires so much easier.
So does this mean you will be changing your screen name; easyrun...
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Analog Rig: CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD, UNIVERSAL ARM w/ Da VINCI' CART, 2nd UNIVERSAL ARM w/ GOLDFINGER STATEMENT CART, HRS-MXR REFERENCE RACK-GLOSS BLACK w/ M3X SHELVES, AESTHETIX RHEA SIG PHONO-PRE, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, GRANDIOSO P1/D1 STACK, G01X RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, N05 NETWORK PLAYER, SILENZIO, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS, JL FATHOM F113v2 SUBS(2) SOUND ANCHOR STANDS(2) WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES

Library System: GRANDIOSO M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS, C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1 CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2, AERIAL SW12 SUBS(2), CANTON REF K1’s, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Bryston/Esoteric System: ESOTERIC C02-X PRE-AMP, P-02X TRANSPORT, D02-X DAC, G02-X CLOCK, BRYSTON 28B3 CUBED MONOBLOCK AMPS, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2(2) AMR-DP777-SE DAC, SILENZIO, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, QUADRASPIRE RACK, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E650 INTEGRATED, DP560 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3’s, CANTON REF K5’s, SILENZIO, HRS MXR REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X2 SHELVES, WIREWORLD GOLD CABLES
Bryston Active System: BP26 PRE-AMP, MPS2 POWER SUPPLY, BAX-1 CROSSOVER, BDA-3 DAC, BDP-3 PLAYER, BCD-3 CD PLAYER, BIT15(2), MODEL T ACTIVE SPEAKERS, 21B3 CUBED AMPS, SILENZIO, TARGET RACK, WIREWORLD SILVER CABLES

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