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High End Audio System - System update!

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You are a dreadful tease with these paltry few pics (which show very little!)

Dreadfully good tease! :D

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Thats cool and oh so simple. Did you have to import it yourself? Canada is notorious for outrageous shipping costs.

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Thats cool and oh so simple. Did you have to import it yourself? Canada is notorious for outrageous shipping costs.

 

Thanks....yes, very cool!

 

I imported it myself. 

 

He shipped it air mail and the cost wasn't too bad! Cheaper than my global cost with UPS.

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If you are looking for any more custom furniture, check out mabarack furniture on Port Rd. They made us a jarrah table, and it's great quality and they are nice to deal with

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If you are looking for any more custom furniture, check out mabarack furniture on Port Rd. They made us a jarrah table, and it's great quality and they are nice to deal with

 

Thanks Brad, was going to buy a dining table from them but we found one we liked better at a store. They make quality stuff!

 

Hows your system coming along?

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Playing around with the pse-144 horns now. They seems better in terms of the listening fatigue I was complaining about, but still not perfect (or as good as vandersteens!)

Planning on veneering the bass modules this weekend.

Upgraded to a new multichannel dac using sabre32 chips. Testing it using headphones at the moment, seems like an improvement. But I am having trouble matching gains for a fair comparison.

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Happy testing and listening.

My system is now fully set up and sounds better than my old place!

Pics coming soon! You are welcome to pop around for a listen, please just PM me.

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Will do...once I get my system fully setup, so I have a baseline

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Will do...once I get my system fully setup, so I have a baseline

Looking forward to it!

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GTG ? :)

Good idea but I prefer "one on one" listening sessions so guests can have plenty of time to listen properly...... :)

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Guest Sime

Good idea but I prefer "one on one" listening sessions so guests can have plenty of time to listen properly...... :)

Agree, especially in my place, no room for more.

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Agree, especially in my place, no room for more.

 

Just love people to enjoy tunes right in the sweetspot!

 

:D

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Yup, I only have a sweet spot, and room for 1 only.

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After a (long) year, my system is finally set up in it's new home! 

 

Sounds even better (!) than previous digs due to room size/layout and carpet/concrete floor. 

 

Quite an improvement! :)

 

I have much music to listen to!

 

If any SA SNA'ers want to pop over for a listen please pop me a PM.

 

Below are updated system specs (only a couple of very minor changes) and new photos.

 

Also, some pics of what I call, "The best Coffee Table in the world".....

 

Over 6,000 arcade games plus all the old Commodore 64 and Atari 2600 games. Surface Tension arcade table. Link: http://surface-tension.net/

 

Stereo:

Equipment:


Vandersteen Model Seven loudspeakers
dCS Puccini SACD/CD player & DAC
dCS Puccini U-Clock

dps 3/Ayre Turntable with balanced tonearm cable

Lyra Kleos cartridge
Ayre KX-R Pre-amp

Ayre P5-xe Phono stage
Ayre MX-R Monoblock amps
2 X Ayre L5-xe power filters
13’ Apple MacBook Pro 2.7 GHz with OCZ VERTEX 2 Series (MLC) 120GB SSD
J RIver music software with JRemote used with Apple iPad

Oyen Digital MiniPro RAID V2 FW800, USB 3.0, eSATA 2-Bay RAID Enclosure with 2 X 3 TB 2.5" Toshiba MQ03ABB300 HDD

Audioquest Jitterbugs

 

Cables:

Audioquest Eagle Eye 72V DBS BNC 75 Ohm digital cable
Audioquest Everest 72V DBS speaker cables in bi-wire configuration
Audioquest WEL William E Low Signature Cable balanced interconnects 72V DBS
Audioquest Diamond 72V DBS USB cable
Audioquest Wild Blue Yonder 72V DBS 75 Ohm digital cable
Audioquest Diamond 72V DBS FireWire cable

Richard Gray Power Company High Tension Wire power cables

Misc:

Solid Tech Rack of Silence equipment racks with suspension shelves
Solid Tech Feet of Silence isolators under SACD/CD player

Finite Elemente Pagode turntable wall shelf
Ayre myrtle wood blocks used under other equipment and also under interconnect and power cables to ensure they are raised above floor
Silent Running Audio "Ohio Class" Audio isoBASE custom made amp stands for the Ayre MX-R Monoblock amps
Cardas XLR and RCA caps on unused inputs/outputs
Furutech Rhodium power receptacles
Sine and Furutech power cover plates

Home Theater (in addition to above):

Equipment:

Denon AVR-3312 surround sound receiver

Panasonic DMR-BW750 Blu-Ray player/recorder
XBOX ONE
JBL in ceiling surround loudspeakers
Pioneer PDP-LX509A Plasma monitor (ISF calibrated)

Cables:

Audioquest King Cobra balanced interconnects
Audioquest HDMI cables, rear speaker cable

 
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I was at this person's place today and I'm really Nicked off.... He didn't show me his " best coffee table in the world"!!!!! Oh well, it's an excuse to go again...

Part from that... What a great system, oh and host... I'd be pretty close to saying that's one "best audio system in the world" the changes made by moving into a different room has been one of the biggest upgrades Mark has done for a long time... The room is really dead sounding in a good way...

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