Synergy-or not? Updated!

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by manu et deo, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    Sony CDP-CX225 and OPPO DV-980H -> Beresford Caiman -> Nad 1700 -> Crown XLS 2000 -> ADS 1290

    The best I have ever heard, doesn't say much but it sounds awesome.

    I will take a better pick after I finish cleaning up but I had to share.
     

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  2. mcyuke

    mcyuke AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    But all that clutter in front of the speakers might be adding the room treatment you need!

    I'd love to try some bigger power on my 1290s at some point.
     
  3. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    The XLS series are dead quiet and no fan noise, I have a second one I might try bridging to really up the power. Ads seem to crave it.
     
  4. jdurbin1

    jdurbin1 Tandberg enthusiast Subscriber

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    I was thinking the same thing. I had my own (remaining) pair of L1290 in a 10x10 room and after I cleared it out of all the accumulated boxes, eBay stuff etc. the sonics went to hell. Turns out the clutter was doing a really good job of preventing bass cancellation in my listening position. Since bringing the clutter back wasn't a wife-supported option, I ended up biamping the 1290's with an a/d/s/ powered sub that I can locate off-center which solves the bass problem but leaves the 1290 (1590 now) still at something of a disadvantage sonically.

    John

     
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  5. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    As the pile is what is left over from tearing down the previous setup and my daughter's room, I hope it isn't too bad when it is all gone. But room treatment is next on the list as is possibly a powered sub to accentuate the lows. I have a plate amp and a 12 inch to possible try out in here
     
  6. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Nice pieces & project!

    Rome
     
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  7. Drugolf

    Drugolf AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm sure you will be fine removing a fair amount of the clutter. Particualrly THE STUFF IN FRONT OF THE SPEAKERS! ;)
     
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  8. Nightwisher

    Nightwisher Farer In The Goldilocks Zone Subscriber

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    Sweet!
     
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  9. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    Everything j could ask for, I could probably bring my other sources in here, because I think it's that good. But I have a different room for that. 20180111_085919.jpg
     
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  10. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    Now bi-amping ADS with Kenwood M2a on high and mids and Crown on the woofers.
     
  11. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    Still working on the mess;)
     
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  12. stevepaige

    stevepaige New Member

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    Love the SX-1000TW you've got hiding in there. But I'm partial.:music:
     
  13. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    As it was my grandparents as well as the CS77s behind my ADS, it holds a special place as well.
     
  14. stevepaige

    stevepaige New Member

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    My Dad had a SX-1000TD, the same one but with the black metal case. The many ties that bind.
     
  15. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    Replaced Beresford and NAD with Parasound Halo P5, and went back to single amp for time being.
     

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  16. eis01

    eis01 Active Member

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    Much better :thumbsup:
     
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  17. TEA FOR ONE

    TEA FOR ONE AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wow! Nice transformation!!!
     
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  18. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    Thanks
     

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