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Old 04-04-2018, 07:58 PM
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Here's "Stonehenge's" front wall with the new 2'x4' Monster in place.



I've done only one audition since installing it and listening with the flipped-to-horizontal 1'x4' Monster above it at the wall-ceiling intersection...to Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic in the fourth and fifth movements of Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra (rip of a Sony "Royal Edition" SBM'd CD). But it's already obvious that treating the wall-ceiling intersection makes a noticeable improvement in the perception of bass definition, ensemble coherence, the sense of instruments "working the room" they're performing in, and the rendering of intra-soundstage space. One other benefit: The listening "sweet spot" has broadened considerably.

This completes "Stonehenge's" physical configuration.

The only downside: Mrs. took one look and informed me that (1) I'm getting rutabagas for dinner and (2) I'm on probation for an indeterminate period. Oh, the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of audio excellence.
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Living Room: Win 10 AMD A12 laptop/JRiver Media Center 24 audio player; TEAC UD-501 DAC; upgraded SOTA Sapphire III; Origin Live Encounter Mk3c/Ortofon 2M Black, Graham Slee Era Gold V; McIntosh MR77; Oppo BDP-83; conrad johnson Premier 17LS (6922EH); conrad-johnson MF2500; Paradigm SE-3. Wireworld Eclipse 7 (UD-501 to 17LS & 17LS-to-MF2500) and Equinox 6 ICs, Blue Jeans/Belden 5T00UP SC. PS Audio Dectet, Wireworld Electra 5/2 PCs (PR17LS, Dectet), Hubbell HBL5362 duplex outlet. GIK standard 244 and scatter-plate 244 and Monster traps.

Home Office: Win 10 PC/JRiver Media Center 24 audio player; Wireworld Starlight 7 USB cable; Uptone Audio REGEN w/ LPS-1 linear power supply; TEAC UD-501 DAC; Luminous Audio Axiom Mk. II passive line stage; c-j Sonographe SA250; Paradigm SE-1. WW Eclipse 7 (Axiom II to SA250) & Equinox 6 (UD-501 to Axiom II) ICs, Blue Jeans/Belden 5T00UP speaker cable, Shunyata Hydra PLC, Wireworld Electra 5^2 power cord from PLC to UD-501; Stillpoints Ultra Minis under SA-250.

Bedroom: Win 10 i7 laptop/JRiver Media Center 24 audio player; Wireworld Silver Starlight 7 USB cable to Uptone Audio ISO REGEN via USPCB A>B Adapter; Uptone Audio LPS-1.2 linear power supply with UA Belden/Oyaide star-quad DC output cable; TEAC UD-501; Luminous Audio Axiom Mk. II Walker Mod passive line stage; c-j Sonographe SA250 w/Vampire input jacks and Cardas binding posts; stand-mounted Paradigm Studio 20 v.5. WW Eclipse 8 ICs; Wireworld Eclipse 8 SC; Blue Circle Thingee FX 0e PLC; upgraded-connector WW Electra 7 power cords (from wall to PLC and from PLC to UD-501); PS Audio Power Port; Stillpoints Ultra Minis under SA250; GIK 244, 244 Scatter Plate, 224, and Monster traps, DIY 4"-thick 12"x15" traps.

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