Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by MilesSmiles, Aug 7, 2012.
It will be welcomed!
Rega P9 with RB-1000, Rega P25 with RB-600, (Rega P3-2000 with RB-300), Koetsu Rosewood Signature, Sumiko Celebration, Clearaudio Maestro, (Dynavector 17D3), Linn Unidisk 1.1 Universal, Linn Ikemi HDCD, VTL TL-5.5 preamp, Cary PH-302 phonostage, VTL MB-250 Signature Triode Monoblocks, (Creek 4140 S2 Integrated), Magnepan 3.6, Revel Performa B-15 sub, (Rogers LS3/5a), Transparent MM Ultra, Harmonic Technology Magic Link, Grover SC, MIT 330 Shotgun, Mappleshade platforms, Target & Apollo wall shelves, two dedicated 20A circuits w/ isolated ground, Running Springs Audio PLCs - Duke & Haley, RSA & Black Sand power cords, Vintage tubes - Mullard, Telefunken, Amperex & RCA, Isoblocks, FIM rollerballs, GT subplatter, GT & Michell counterweights, Room Size H:9' x W:15' x D:25' - AES golden cuboid ratio, room treatments, VPI record cleaner and various fluids, MoFi sleeves, AcousTech record and stylus brush, AcousTech VTF guage, Rega Wallytractor, SPL meter.
What kind of speakers?
Thank you. The speakers are DIY using JBL 2235H woofer, Altec 802-8G driver on an Altec 511B horn and a JBL 077 tweeter. Cabinet is a combination of baltic birch, MDF and kerf MDF covered in sapele pommele veneer with about a dozen coats of gloss lacquer.
That looks great Randy.
Randy how do you like the VTL's with the Maggies? Have you tried other amps?
Blake what are you running with the Variac?
Definitely a work of art.
Still in awe of these speakers and now that you've removed the cover and shown us what's in the boxes, I've GOT to hear them!
I think Maggies and high powered tube amps work best together, especially for small group recordings, vocals, and jazz. I tried a few high current solid state amps in the $10K and under range, including the CJ 350, but the sound was never completely satisfying to me over the long run. If you value a magical midrange over ultimate dynamics, then you might feel the same. For hard rock and metal you will probably want another speaker anyway.
These speakers are very revealing of every other component in the system. Once you have everything sorted, including speaker position, listener position, and perhaps most importantly the room, Maggies can reveal their capabilities.
This thread needs more Pioneers.
My SX-3900 that normally does duty on my tech bench. It was the last stereo my father purchased before his death in 1984. Here it is pictured when I was testing some Apogee Duetta speakers that now reside in my shed after a cat tried to run up a bass panel. I still have the speakers, but the cat is gone. You can just make out the CT-F950 sitting behind it.
I'm curious why. What's the allure?
Very old joke, which wore thin years ago. Give the guy some slack (and read his profile, next time he posts, and then we'll be glad to see your apology).
Apology for what? I asked a simple, straightforward question.
A little fun with CNC.
Maybe the whola lotta setups are CNC...
Pass Labs XP-10 pre
Electrocompaniet ECD-1 DAC
The rest of the system:
Focal Electra 1008 Be 2
Paradigm Studio Sub12
Pass Labs XA30.5 amp
Anthem MRX-500 AV receiver
Nordost Heimdall XLR ICs
Shunyata Venom 3 PCs
I've never seen someone joke about that before.
Here's a few pics of my "man cave" system. I like to switch things up once in a while so I have too many components. Also, space is an issue because of WAF, I have to keep a lot of records in this room and PC for work/video games/etc...
Nice Aleph 3! Got one of those myself...
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