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Old 05-20-2019, 06:39 AM
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Looks great, now you need a nice rack or built in, expensive electronics on the floor is a dust magnet
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2 Channel Room Mcintosh MC501 x 2, Mcintosh C2300, Turntable:JA Michelle -Gyro SE with SME309 and Shelter 501 MKII, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

Home Theater Mcintosh MC207, MX120, Oppo 95 bluray ,Sony Projector, Polk Vintage Speakers, JL Audio subs F 112 x 2.

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Old 05-20-2019, 11:54 AM
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Breathtaking, beautiful system,....congratulations!!!
Thank you so much. Although it is expensive, I have really worked on it to make it as cost effective as possible. Other than the wonderful sound and possibly the looks, I get more pleasure from this than anything else. I am fortunate. Hopefully, I can maintain this setup for many years. If I could make just one comment, look at the diameter/size of those WEL solid silver balanced IC's. That's 24' of solid silver per channel. "Beast" is the only word I have to describe those WEL IC's. They are almost like speaker cables and quite stiff. They are the most extravagant exotic gear in my system.

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Old 05-20-2019, 12:06 PM
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Looks great, now you need a nice rack or built in, expensive electronics on the floor is a dust magnet
Appreciate the compliment so much. If you look at the pic showing what's behind the Hammer, you notice dust. I need to get this up with my large feather duster or hand held vac. The room is heavily filtered and has its own dedicated AC. If you look at the rest of the floor, there is zero dust and I keep it this way with minimum effort. I think it unwise to elevate the amps because they are in front of the speakers. My gear has a natural feel to it. It just seems right to me. Including my walnut cabinet which is far removed from the immediate sound field, the gear feels right, if that makes sense.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:37 PM
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Wow, your system must sound spectacular...congratulations and enjoy
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:04 PM
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Wow, your system must sound spectacular...congratulations and enjoy
Thank you so very much. Mac source gear and preamps are usually between 25-30 lbs per piece . Not particularly heavy. I have always been a Mac aficionado. This will never change. My CWD walnut cabinet would never work with heavier gear but it looks (IMO) like it was "made" for Mac gear. Reminds me of the vintage Panloc System of old with each piece encased in its individual wood cabinet. The cabinet itself is quite heavy and solid but 40 lbs is the upper limit on the shelving. Also it is large enough to easily accommodate my dedicated laptop. The actual internet is probably over 125' away at the other end of the house. I had some special wiring done to hard wire the internet from the study where the router is to the laptop with its own dedicated modem in the CWD. The blue cable on the floor is an extension of the hard wire to the other laptop on the sofa. The house has a comprehensive very secure network installed by my son who is an IT specialist. We have the AT&T 1000 Mega Bit fiber optic internet. Downloads of 192/24 and DSD take only a few seconds per track, extremely rapid. An entire album probably 20 seconds.

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Old 05-20-2019, 02:02 PM
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Appreciate the compliment so much. If you look at the pic showing what's behind the Hammer, you notice dust. I need to get this up with my large feather duster or hand held vac. The room is heavily filtered and has its own dedicated AC. If you look at the rest of the floor, there is zero dust and I keep it this way with minimum effort. I think it unwise to elevate the amps because they are in front of the speakers. My gear has a natural feel to it. It just seems right to me. Including my walnut cabinet which is far removed from the immediate sound field, the gear feels right, if that makes sense.
I’ll bet it sounds fabulous, enjoy
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Home Theater Mcintosh MC207, MX120, Oppo 95 bluray ,Sony Projector, Polk Vintage Speakers, JL Audio subs F 112 x 2.

Florida Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento, Sonos amp

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Old 05-20-2019, 03:27 PM
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Charles, that's quite the man cave!!

Thank you for sharing, and thus letting us lurk into your holy space.
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Wowza. Just amazing (and don’t let my wife see these photos until after my room is done).
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD R-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL 212 SEs (2x)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Rental (while the room is being built): Accuphase E650 replaces the C3800 and A200s. All of the other stuff above that's usable, except the turntable stuff. Using TAD CR-1s, rather than the R-1s.

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


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KEF LS50 Wireless
Wyred4Sound Modded Sonos Connect
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Wow! Many nice things over there. Wilson Alexx is one of the
best speakers I'v heard.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:55 PM
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OH WOW is right, very good rig Charles, congrats and thank you for sharing
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C500C C500T preamp and a MX150 control center, (3)McIntosh 601 mono block amps, (1)7270 McIntosh amp driving rears in 7.1 (1)Halo A23 amp for side surround, & (1)452 McIntosh amp for main towers part of a bi-amp setup with 601's, Esoteric K-03 JL F212 sub all glued together with mostly all WireWorld & Moon Audio Black Dragon cables.

Headphone Rig
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!

Streaming Dac Gear
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.

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

Also
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

Speaker system
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

Misc Build Features
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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