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Old 11-29-2021, 06:15 PM
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My main rig has remained fairly stable for several years and continues to allow me to explore and enjoy new music!

My Gear:
Main Rig > Audio Research LS17SE - PS Audio GCPH (Audiomods Series 5 arm), Phonomena II+ (Clear Audio Verify CF arm, updated Aragon 4004 MkII(2) (Bass panels, and Subs), Quicksilver M60 MonoBlocks (JJ EL34L Blue bottle) (midrange panels) Quicksilver Mini Mono Blocks (JJ EL34L) (Ribbons) Beringer DCX2496 (analog outputs/power supply upgrades by Selectronic of France) - NHT X1 Crossovers, Clearaudio Solution w/Master Solution upgrades/Audiomods Series 5/ZYX R100 Yatra, Clearaudio Verify CF/AudioTechnica AT33Mono, Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD, Teac A4300 R2R, Dell Laptop w/Citypulse Audio DA-7.2x DAC, Maple Framed Magnepan MGIIIa(tri-amped), NHT W2 Sub(2)

Vintage > Yamaha C70 preamp, Yamaha T70 Tuner, Acurus A200 power amp, MS Phonomena II+ Marantz TT15MkI/Ebony Body Denon DL-103 with Cantilever and Micro Line stylus upgrade, Sony NS900V SACD, Tandberg 10X R2R, Meridian Explorer, Yamaha NS690 MkI

Vintage II > Yamaha CA-800, Squeezebox Touch, Modified Sony SS-TL1 Transmission Line speakers, (Living Room) NHT1.3 (Gym)

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It's all about the Music, but I sure like the way my gear makes it come alive!

My Gear: https://www.audioaficionado.org/showthread.php?t=50595

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Old 11-29-2021, 06:20 PM
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Jim... assembled with care!
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AV: Hegel C-53, Marantz AV8802A, Oppo BDP-203EU, Pioneer Kuro 60", Vivid Audio C1 & V1w's, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse, SE & E
Second system (veranda): Halgorythme preamp and monoblocks, Burmester 061, Avalon Avatar, Sharkwire & Wireworld cables
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:09 PM
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Very nice. Can always 'spot' QuickSilver gear with their signature computer grade blue caps.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:52 PM
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Beautiful system Jim, and very nicely set up.
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Main system: Linn Klimax Katalyst DSM; D’Agostino Momentum S250 & HD pre; Rega P10 w/Koetsu Rosewood Platinum Signature; Boulder 1108; Sonus faber Amati Futura, REL Carbon Special; Shunyata Everest, Alpha & Sigma PC, Alpha IC & SC; UpTone EtherRegen; Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T, ISOAcoustics Orea & HRS Damping

2nd system: Luxman SQ-N100, Sonus faber Minima Amator II, REL T-5, refurbished AR XA w/Nagaoka MP-200 & VPI cabling, Naim NDX 2, Shunyata PS8 w/Defender & Viper, Nordost Blue Heaven PC & IC, Shunyata Venom sc, Symposium Svelte Shelves

Workshop: Vintage Yamaha CA-1010 & CT-1010, PSB Imagine Mini, Squeezebox Touch, Auralic Aries Mini, Schiit BiFrost, AZ & WW cables

Digital Streaming source: SonicTransporter i7 w/Roon, Synology DS420+, English Electric 8switch

Personal audio: Woo WA22, WA7 & WA8; Linn Klimax DSM Renew, Sonore MicroRendu & UltraRendu; Shure SE535, Shure SH1540, Westone ES50 Custom, Sennheiser HD820, MrSpeakers Aeon Flow C, Noble Audio Zephyr Prestige; Various Moon Audio dragons

Video: Sony XBR65X850C; Apple TV-4; Vienna Schönberg L/R, Webern center & surrounds; REL T1, T2, & T3; Arcam AVR850; Cambridge Audio 752BD; MIT-EXP SC
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:03 AM
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Very nice setup, Jim. Especially since it enables you to enjoy the new music you explore.
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Win 10 laptop/JRiver Media Center 29, TEAC UD-505, Conrad-Johnson Premier 17LS, Conrad-Johnson MF2500, Paradigm Studio 20 v.5, Shunyata Hydra Delta D6, Wireworld Eclipse 8 IC and SC, Shunyata Alpha USB, Shunyata Alpha XC, Delta NR v2, and V14D PC, Butcher Block Acoustics platforms, Stillpoints Ultra SS (MF2500) and Ultra Mini (UD-505 and Premier 17LS) footers, Stillpoints Aperture II & GIK Alpha 4A, 244, & Monster acoustic panels.
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Old 11-30-2021, 03:32 AM
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Old 12-01-2021, 10:31 PM
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Beautiful systems, I'm sure they sound terrific.

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Charles Updated System: Wilson McIntosh Audioquest
New gear on order: McIntosh MC3500 MK II mono power amp, one per channel; custom granite slabs to set my MC3500 MKII’s
Most recent updates: Latest is the last one posted: AQ Diamond USB replaces AQ Coffee; Wilson Audio Specialties Alexx replaced by Wilson Audio Specialties XVX Chronosonic; new subwoofer crossover; new Galaxy Grey Thors Hammer; Wilson Pedestals; heating and cooling completely reworked and reinsulated resulting in a much quieter, cooler, and more efficient room (cost about 10,000.00). McIntosh MCT 500 SACD/CD transport. Wilson Audio Acoustic Diode for XVX Chronosonic. WEL Signature digital Coaxial cable for MVP 881/D1100 digital connection replacing the optical connection. New plinth for Thor subwoofer made of X material with the Wilson Acoustic Diodes. Thor is now off my floor.
Amps: McIntosh 1.25KW’s (3) set on floor on custom made granite slabs
Preamp and DAC: McIntosh D1100
Sources: McIntosh MCT 500 SACD/CD Transport, MVP881 BR player, MVP851 DVD player, MR87 tuner, Marantz 510LV Laser Disc player, ASUS laptop USB (JRiver Media Center 23)
Speakers: Wilson Audio Specialties XVX Chronosonic
Sub-woofer: Wilson Audio Specialties Thor’s Hammer (1) horizontal lie and Wilson Watch Controller (abbr: WC); custom plinth made of X material and Wilson Acoustic Diode feet
Cables main system: Audioquest WEL Signature speaker cables and balanced IC (preamp to amps); WEL Signature AES/EBU balanced digital IC for CD playback; WEL Signature digital coaxial cable for MVP 881/D1100 digital connection; Audioquest Diamond optical (1) for tuner, (1) for MVP 851 DVD player, and (1) for LD player for total of (3); Audioquest Diamond USB cable; McIntosh MCT cable for SACD playback; Dragon power cords (5 HC cords and 3 source cords for total of 8); Thunder HC power cord for MR87 tuner
Cables subwoofer system: Audioquest Redwood speaker cable (1); Wolf balanced subwoofer IC from WC to amp; Wind balanced IC from preamp to WC; Hurricane HC (2) and Dragon HC (1) power cords
Power conditioners: Audioquest Niagara 7000 (1) and Niagara 5000 (3); (4) dedicated 20-amp lines with no. 10 wire straight out of fuse box
Isolation: Wilson Pedestals for D1100; MVP 881 BR player; MCT 500 transport; MVP 851 DVD player
Cabinet: Double Custom Woodwork & Design (CWD) solid walnut cabinet on large casters; holds all sources and preamp; also, Niagara 7000; 11 feet minimum distance from speakers
Acoustic Treatments: Room and Echo Tunes
AC: Dedicated to this room only, an ultra-high efficiency and quiet recently installed Ruud split system 3-ton heat pump.
Room (mancave): 40’L x 15.5’W A-frame; max ceiling height 8’ min 5’; wall within wall construction built of 2 x 6’s; built over garage with custom hardwood floor with gym seal with over 40 Lowes stiffened wooden I-beams supporting floor; complete isolation from rest of house.

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Old 12-02-2021, 12:32 PM
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Jim, like you I enjoy Maggies, Tubes, Turntables and RTR Players... and lots of good music... so I'm clearly a fan of your system
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