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    Look at me now Ma!

    For anyone here who still remembers me......
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    Good to here from you, Kid.

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    Welcome back! What gear are you running now?
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven View Post
    Welcome back! What gear are you running now?
    I am not sure if any of the gear shown I didn't post about when I was last here but it has been awhile and on the off chance there are any newbies who may read this post......

    The photo with the tall cabinet;
    Adcom 545II amp
    Adcom 555 pre-amp
    Adcom 555 tuner
    Adcom GCD 575 CD player
    Adcom GFS 3 speaker selector
    Technics SL-1300 turntable W/Pickering XV-15 cartridge
    Theta Pro Generation II DAC
    B&W DM 220 speakers
    Optimus Pro LX 5 speakers

    Photo of Shorter rack
    Denon POA 2400 amp
    Denon PRA 1200 pre-amp
    Denon 2910 CD/SACD
    Denon DMD Minidisc player
    Denon DRM 740 Cassette player
    Denon DP-F7 turntable W/Signet Model 101 cartridge
    Denon 2845ci CD/SACD
    Sherbourn LDS 2-75 amp
    Von Schweikert VR-2 speakers
    Rogers BBC Monitor speakers

    The Adcom/B&W system is kinda of my everyday system as I listen to the local classical radio station on it when getting ready for work. The Denon/Von Schweikert system is my Rock N Roll system but can play anything if I need it to.

    The Sherbourn has a line level feature that lets me me connect it directly to the Denon 2845. I have the Rogers hooked up to it. The Rogers are pretty rare speakers from England and these are an early version of what are essentially LS3/6 speakers. Variations which were later produced by Rogers and Spendor if anyone here is familiar with those British speaker makers. That system primarily is used for Acoustic and Jazz.

    The silver face receiver is a Sansui 7000 receiver which was paired with NHT Super Zeroes but right now is just providing "vintage ambience" to the room.

    All of the gear was acquired via local Thrift stores or Craigslist with the exception of the Denon 2910 which was bought from a fellow Audio enthusiast over on Audio Karma and the VR 2's which I traded for with a couple of pair of Klipsch Heresy speakers that I got off of Craigslist.

    This room came together when I decided to downsize to just a couple of systems. I then moved everything upstairs and positioned everything as best I could. It's a small room but the main seating area is positioned right in the "sweet spot" for the Rogers and VR2's. I have plenty of storage for my vinyl/CD collections and the photos and drawings on the walls were done by my very talented daughter. The room gets sunlight all day long and that along with the furniture and furnishings make it a great place to relax and enjoy Music any time of day or night.

    I do have a small NAD/EPI 100 system in a vintage console for the living room system. If anyone wants to see that I can post some pics.

    I still am thankful for the many members who were here on AR when I started up with this hobby so many years ago. I thought if some of you were still around here you might appreciate the update.
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    That is a nice list of gear you have. Mine has gone through some changes over the last year with the addition of my Pass X250 amp and BAT Vk-51se preamp as well as a TT. I am contemplating buying a Marantz NA-11s1 Network player/DAC. After hearing how good DSD and hi-rez music can sound I have the upgrade bug.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven View Post
    That is a nice list of gear you have. Mine has gone through some changes over the last year with the addition of my Pass X250 amp and BAT Vk-51se preamp as well as a TT. I am contemplating buying a Marantz NA-11s1 Network player/DAC. After hearing how good DSD and hi-rez music can sound I have the upgrade bug.
    Its not as nice as your gear but given how it was put together it would be hard to do better though that does not keep me from still looking. That Marantz would make a great upgrade. IMO Hi-Rez of a good recording can be pretty good on the right gear. A bad recording sounds bad no matter the format or the gear. The downside to upgrading is that better gear can be more revealing and highlight some recording flaws which leads to upgrading your music as well

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    Hey Kid! good to see you. As much stuff as you get your hands on around there I'd never move

    I remember you getting those Heresys, I had some of the H3's around that time.

    I wish I could see your Denon 2910, I think I had one of those, the model sounds familiar. Is it a heavy unit more like 4 inches tall?
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    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    JBL 4367's & SAM3ha
    Revel S30's & SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet & Surgex SA15&20

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    Hey, Kid, good to see an old face around here. I love the vintage '80's vibe you've got going with the Adcom/Theta/B&W system. Reminds me of the stuff that was hot when I was I was growing up and new to the hobby. I've always been a Denon proponent (even though the only pieces I have left are a 2910 and AVR3803) and have always found the house sound to be on the warmer, ballsier side of neutral. I would think that would work well adding some body to the Roger's as well as making the VR2's simply rock the house. Very nice rigs!

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    Hey, it's almost like alumni in here
    Mark Levinson #512 SACD & 532h power
    Pass Labs XP-10 preamp
    Clearaudio Performance DC & Maestro v2 E, AcousTech Ph-1p
    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    JBL 4367's & SAM3ha
    Revel S30's & SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet & Surgex SA15&20

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    Thanks for the responses Mr. P and Topspeed. Nice to see some familiar faces here. I am fond of the Denon and Adcom though I know there are better brands out there. It is a journey and I appreciate the help and encouragement I received here over the years.

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    Hi kid! Glad to see your Optimus Pro LX 5 speakers. My dad recently just had all 4 of his woofer surrounds go bad. Was the oddest thing, i noticed one sounded strange and saw the foam surround was going bad so i swapped it out with another. 5 minutes later the same thing so I swapped that one with another and so on until he was out of LX5's haha. I ended up running home and grabbing some old Infinities for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHills44060 View Post
    Hi kid! Glad to see your Optimus Pro LX 5 speakers. My dad recently just had all 4 of his woofer surrounds go bad. Was the oddest thing, i noticed one sounded strange and saw the foam surround was going bad so i swapped it out with another. 5 minutes later the same thing so I swapped that one with another and so on until he was out of LX5's haha. I ended up running home and grabbing some old Infinities for him.
    Nice to hear from you!
    The LX5's don't get much airplay but they are not a bad sounding bookshelf speaker. Probably the only Radio Shack speaker reviewed by Stereophile magazine.

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    System Update

    Well its been almost a year which is a lifetime the way I switch gear around so I thought I'd share some pics of the current set-up.

    I have sold off a lot of the gear shown in the earlier pics and have simplified things a bit. Gone are all the separates and the VR2's now do duty in the bedroom leaving only the Hafler's and Rogers' speakers for listening.

    The new additions are a Yamaha S2700 for SACD playback a Technics SL-1700 turntable and the new NAD 3020 Hybrid Amplifier. Pretty basic set-up that covers most formats including minidisc.
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    NAD D3020
    Denon 2910
    Denon DMD 1000
    MSB Link DAC III
    Von Schweikert VR2
    NAD 7240PE
    NAD 5240
    Hughes AK 100
    Tascam 122
    Technics SL 1700
    Rogers BBC Monitors LS3/6

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