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    New member, wanted to say "hi"

    Hello,
    I have been watching on the sidelines, wanted to join in the fun, as I'm a serious stereo nut. I have some stuff for sale, looking for new stuff. I have been a stereo fanatic since the 60's... Been there, done that. Love my music. Listening to a McIntosh MC 250 with a Marantz 2245 as a pre-amp. Love to wheel and deal, hope to get some Tube stuff in the future. I have the sickness...
    Father Time

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    Welcome to AR.

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    Thanks

    Thanks Mr. Peabody

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    Well you came to the right place for that. There are plenty of people on here that have different gear and different opinions on gear so this site has the diversity to be interesting. Hope you find it interesting as I do and welcome

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    Thanks Harley Guy O7...
    I too am a "Harley guy". I currently have a '91 softail springer with a SS 107 cubic inch motor and a 6 speed tranny. Only bike that I don't have any Idea on how fast it will go...
    I love audio also, and might be a little (no doubt) obssesive perhaps... where do you ride?
    I live in Tucson, Az. where you can ride all yr. long, 'cept maybe when it's 110 degrees outside... Great rite now! Thanks...

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    Does my equipment list show in my posting?
    Thanks

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    I live in Joplin Mo. and right now I am getting some custom paint done so I am not riding right now but I have a 2007 softail standard with a lot of custom parts on it and a trick paint job.

    Marantz SR5008(HT)
    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
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    The way I put my equipment on my posting is to go to signature and put my list in there and it will show at the bottom of every post.

    Marantz SR5008(HT)
    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center



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    hello
    If you are local to Southern California and would like to audition a pair on speakers in your home give us a call or shoot us an email.

    Http://www.advanceddigitalhomes.com

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    What's up Father Time, welcome to AR. Your signature reminds me of a now long gone member, Slippers On.
    Take your coat off and stay a while

    ps: just noticed you don't sign all your posts with Father Time so I guess it was just the first.

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    Hey Time, glad to have you with us!

    Yeah, add your equipment to your signature.

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    Darn, I thought I added it but must have put it in the wrong place....
    Very nice to be here, and will get that equip list later.
    Thanks for the warm welcome to this community.
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    Welcome!!

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    Hi Father Time. How's it going? Uh, would you mind doing me a favor while you're here? Could you make me 21 again?
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Welcome Father Time and hope you enjoy this site. I too am looking to get into tube gear and even though I've only just recently started looking into tube gear and various tubes, I think I'm hooked already. Good Luck and have fun.

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    Hello Father Time, and welcome to AR.com.

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    Thanks, it's going OK. You are all now 21 yrs old.
    The closest thing that I have to Tube is my McIntosh MC250, and some really old Fisher SS stuff that I'm restoring, or trying to.
    I had to take several things off my equip list in my signature as they only allow 500 characters. I will post some photos soon as I figure that out. About 2/3's of my list is for sale so I can upgrade some speakers.
    Speaking of tubes... My audio repair guy has about a $100K rack of McIntosh tube stuff with HUGE Bozak speakers that looked big as very large dressers! I was in heaven for a moment! They are probably still wiping up the drool I left...
    I wish the ringing in my ears would stop...
    VTL Pure Tube ST 85
    Audio Research model LS15
    VAC Model CLA-1 MK2
    McIntosh MC 250
    Mctintosh MX113
    Marantz 2245
    Marantz 2230
    Marantz 2216
    Pioneer SX-1250
    Klipsch KG4
    Klipsch RB-5
    B&W DM2000
    B&W DM580
    B&W ASW1000
    Infinity crescendo 3008
    4 Advent Heritage towers
    etc...

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    Welcome aboard Father Time. PM me about the for sale stuff please.
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    Accuphase T101, Teac V-7010, Nak ZX-7. LX-5, Behringer DSP1124P
    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
    Rear/HT: Emotiva UMC200, Acoustat Model 1/SPW-1, Behringer CX2310, 2 Adcom GFA-545

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    You might just want to put the main components in your signature

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    You might just want to put the main components in your signature
    That was a little ridiculous. I toned it down to some of my favorites. In order of what I like the best w/speakers, no particular order with the amps and receivers, 'cept for the mcintosh.
    I have always wanted one, for the last 35-40 yrs. The McIntosh MC 250 is absolutely mint. A thing of beauty...and the sound is very wonderful, supposedly, the most "tube like" sounding SS , and I use a Marantz 2245 for the preamp, till I get something I like better. Any ideas?
    My Pioneer SX-980 is pretty much NIB. Guy bought 2 'cause he liked them so much, he never wanted to be without one, so he bought 2 overseas... And he would take it out of the box maybe once every yr or 2 and fire it up and play if for an hour or 2, then put it back in the styrofoam supports and put it back in the box. But the other one never wore out! It is the nicest vintage I have seen. I have the box and the box, styrofoam, manual, schematics, etc..., along with a beautiful story. I and just had my guy go through and de oxit all the buttons and knobs, etc... as the silver contacts will tarnish and make scratchy scratch, but I did it even though it was quiet, as I'm going to sell it to someone who will really appreciate and enjoy it.
    My Pioneer SX-1250 is also just beautiful, and pretty much perfect! I love it and will cherish it. Probably never get rid of it. It has some sick power, sounds incredible and I enjoy just looking at it, as I do the MC 250... They are just cool looking. Will be back...
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    Audio Research model LS15
    VAC Model CLA-1 MK2
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    Mctintosh MX113
    Marantz 2245
    Marantz 2230
    Marantz 2216
    Pioneer SX-1250
    Klipsch KG4
    Klipsch RB-5
    B&W DM2000
    B&W DM580
    B&W ASW1000
    Infinity crescendo 3008
    4 Advent Heritage towers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Time
    The McIntosh MC 250 is absolutely mint. A thing of beauty...and the sound is very wonderful, supposedly, the most "tube like" sounding SS , and I use a Marantz 2245 for the preamp, till I get something I like better. Any ideas?
    Let me extend my welcome, too. McIntosh SS amps have always possessed a particular smoothness with their use of output transformers. Similarly, a lot of older receivers were quite forgiving sounding because they had capacitively coupled outputs that tended to tame things a bit.

    As for preamps, what source(s) do you use? Vinyl? CD / digital only? As for line sources, my recommendation would be: none. Your amp has gain controls and is well suited to be driven directly by a CD player with its high input impedance and sensitivity. There's nothing like the sound of...nothing! I use a preamp only with vinyl where I need the phono stage and gain.

    Oh, and it's good to hear from another rider. While I know the top speed of my bike, I'm no longer foolish enough to experience it!

    rw

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    Welcome Father time! Looking forward to getting to know you.

    Best Regards,
    Stan
    Listening/Movie Room: ADCOM GTP-500, XPA-2, Denon 3930ci, Front: Jamo C809; Surround: Klipsch R-5650-S; Back: R-5650-S; Denon AVR-687,. Projector: Sharp XR-32X.

    Family Room: Denon avr-687, Denon CD player, Klipsch RB-5II

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    Thanks E-Stat and Manlystanly,
    I just got my ole' lady a Marantz 2215B and a pair of bookshelf AR-18Bv or something like that, just re-foamed, for her birthday. She has been seeing me with all my jazz, so I had to hook her up for her b-day, and I certainly did the rite thing... And you men know what?, women don't like alot of volume, and all the same stuff us "men" do. Which actually saves us some dough!
    Anyway, she has a nice Technics Turn table, and a ton of "vinyl", I mean alot! I have been using CD, Ipod, and Sirius radio, so I am very anxious about hearing the difference w/vinyl. Also got her a Pioneer cassette deck as she also has alot of those , and we gotta make these better 1/2's happy, U know what I'm talking...
    So this weekend, I'm going to hear "ALL" the different inputs. Should be fun.

    So, E-Stat... You're saying just in put the CD player right into the McIntosh?Never thought of that, but I get it... I will have "Pure McIntosh" sound with nothing in the way so I can get a "true", direct cd sound with no distractions... I will try that very shortly..

    That's why I knew to Join this forum, to get new ideas, search new areas, and go... where no man has ever gone before... Ok. I'm done. But I am very passionate about audio. Don't get me started about my sick truck system. HUH? My ears never stop ringing since I got it.
    Father Time
    VTL Pure Tube ST 85
    Audio Research model LS15
    VAC Model CLA-1 MK2
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    Mctintosh MX113
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    Marantz 2216
    Pioneer SX-1250
    Klipsch KG4
    Klipsch RB-5
    B&W DM2000
    B&W DM580
    B&W ASW1000
    Infinity crescendo 3008
    4 Advent Heritage towers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Time
    Don't get me started about my sick truck system.
    Truck???!!! You drive a truck!!! Ok, lets see if you're red-neck material:

    Test #1: If it ain't a Ford, full of rust and over 10 years old....then it's ain't squat.
    Test #2: Repeat Test #1

    Ummm. Now, guess what kind of truck I drive........


    Best Regards,
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    Listening/Movie Room: ADCOM GTP-500, XPA-2, Denon 3930ci, Front: Jamo C809; Surround: Klipsch R-5650-S; Back: R-5650-S; Denon AVR-687,. Projector: Sharp XR-32X.

    Family Room: Denon avr-687, Denon CD player, Klipsch RB-5II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Time
    So, E-Stat... You're saying just in put the CD player right into the McIntosh?Never thought of that, but I get it... I will have "Pure McIntosh" sound with nothing in the way so I can get a "true", direct cd sound with no distractions... I will try that very shortly..
    It's gonna sound very different at first. Initially, you might consider it a bit thin. Listen longer and what you'll find is that you are listening more closely to the source. The image is wider. You will begin to notice subtle details in the mix that you never quite heard before...

    rw

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