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    My Main Stereo

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    corndog71

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    My Main Stereo

    Post by corndog71 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:34 pm

    Here's my main rig.

    Sources: Rega P25 w/ Shure V15VxMR, Rega Planet (Original), Apple iPad on a PURE i20 dock connected to a Musical Fidelity V-DAC Mk II. I sometimes also connect my laptop to the DAC for high rez files.

    Preamps: Bottlehead Reduction w/ Integration upgrade and other mods, Bottlehead Quickie with PJCCS upgrade and various mods.

    Amplifiers: VTA ST120 with mods, Custom version of ST35.

    Speakers: AV123 X-Statik (Designed by Danny Richie of GR Research).

    Cables: Homegrownaudio copper and silver braided interconnects (home-made), Kimber 4TC. Home-made and Kimber PowerKords.

    (Ignore the white wires on the floor, that's been cleaned up since I took this pic.  Wink  )





    arledgsc

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by arledgsc on Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:53 am

    Nice... right down to the dedicated iPad mini for a music server I take it?

    pmarcin

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by pmarcin on Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:31 pm

    Oh, Danny Boy, gotta love those speakers! I almost had a nervous breakdown building/fitting the xovers in the base of the cabinets. Well worth the mental anguish.

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by corndog71 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:44 am

    pmarcin wrote:Oh, Danny Boy, gotta love those speakers! I almost had a nervous breakdown building/fitting the xovers in the base of  the cabinets. Well worth the mental anguish.

    These little things?


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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by corndog71 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:50 am

    arledgsc wrote:Nice... right down to the dedicated iPad mini for a music server I take it?

    Yeah, sort of. For most of my digital music the ipad does the trick but if I want to hear my HD Tracks recordings then I have to plug my laptop into the V-DAC. Plus the ipad is only 16G as opposed to my digital music collection which is around 300G. One of these days I'm just going to get a dedicated computer server.

    pmarcin

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by pmarcin on Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:31 am



    corndog1 wrote:You mean these little things?

    Mine were sans circuit boards. How did you get one?


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    pmarcin

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by pmarcin on Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:35 pm

    Kit:
    Ob5 Kit

    In a 12"x 6" x 5" base and the resistors get  hot. Notice all the Erse caps and inductors. Danny does it right.


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    corndog71

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by corndog71 on Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:08 pm

    pmarcin wrote:Kit:
    Ob5 Kit

    In a 12"x 6" x 5" base and the resistors get  hot. Notice all the Erse caps and inductors. Danny does it right.

    Are you saying you have the OB-5? I wish I had a pair of those as they have superior tweeters.

    pmarcin

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by pmarcin on Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:15 pm

    Yes, I have a pair in Baltic birch with curly maple veneer. The tweeters are planar with a disperser and are excellent. The overall sound is superlative.

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by corndog71 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:03 pm

    Update!

    I forgot I posted this.

    So I've changed a few things since I posted this.

    Digital Source: Mac Mini (2010) running El Capitan OS, Schitt Wyrd (USB Decrapifier), Musical Fidelity V-DAC II.

    Preamp: Bottlehead Smash with Smash-up upgrade as well as other mods.

    Speakers: AV-123 X-LS Encore with GR Research mods. GR Research / Rythmik Open Baffle Servo Subwoofers.




    corndog71

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by corndog71 on Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:22 am



    New Speakers! (Ok, technically used but like new!)  AV123 Mini Strata.  Best speakers I've ever owned.

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:53 pm

    nice! what are those speakers hidden in the corner? what happened to your foam panels behind the speakers two years ago?

    corndog71

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    Re: My Main Stereo

    Post by corndog71 on Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:11 pm

    tubes4hifi wrote:nice!   what are those speakers hidden in the corner?   what happened to your foam panels behind the speakers two years ago?

    Those little speakers in the corner came from a cheap shelf stereo someone left behind at my work. I grabbed them for testing my amps. They're nothing special.

    I still have the ATS panels but was using them in my living room when I took this pic. I really need to buy another pair or more. They're not that expensive.

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