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Old 10-06-2012, 02:55 PM
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I think I have arrived?

I guess it was over 3 years ago that I started my living room system and it has been quite a journey but I think I am finally satisfied with what I have.

Sources:
- ASUS eeePC running J.River with FLAC files
- Pure iPod dock
- Nakamichi 1000 ZXL Cassette player (with all pp caps replaced)
- Music Hall Maverick SACD CDP
- Music Hall mmf 7 with Music Hall speed controller and Dynavector 20x2L
- AKAI 635D R2R
- Yamaha T-2 tuner

Processors:
- Audio-gd reference 5.2 DAC

Pre-amplifier:
- Yamaha C-2x (with new Black Gate caps in phono section and upgaded RCA terminals)

Amplifiers:
- Yamaha M-2 (with all new Electrolyte caps, Bourns multi turn trim posts, upgraded speaker terminals, upgraded RCA terminals, and IEC power connection)
- Yamaha B-2 (with all new Electrolyte caps, Bourns multi turn trim posts, upgraded speaker terminals, upgraded RCA terminals, and IEC power connection)

Speakers:
- Soliloquy 6.5

Interconnects:
-Avanti

Speaker cables:
-Avanti

Other:
- Two Nakamichi system 1 racks (Just because they look cool!)

I find myself using both Yamaha amps depending on what type of music I am listening to and even use them both in Bi-amp from time to time. All the sources get used depending on what format I have for what I want to listen to.

I gotta say, it all sounds so very, very nice!

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:00 PM
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:05 PM
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:07 PM
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excellent! I may have to get with Mike about those cables for a test run shortly.

How's that speed Controller?I have no problems with my 7.1 but would I benefit from using one?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:09 PM
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Holy cow!...the socks are not worthy.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:11 PM
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What do you mean? Those are gold toe!
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:30 PM
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Holy cow!...the socks are not worthy.
I'm just thankful he was wearing socks...just sayin'!
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:35 PM
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excellent! I may have to get with Mike about those cables for a test run shortly.

How's that speed Controller?I have no problems with my 7.1 but would I benefit from using one?
I like the speed controller mostly because I play some of my wife's 45s and it sure beats changing the belt location on the spool!

Mike's cables are made very well and sound real fine.

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Holy cow!...the socks are not worthy.
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What do you mean? Those are gold toe!
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I'm just thankful he was wearing socks...just sayin'!
Socks are very comfy...

A couple of more shots. I know, a little too much stacking but have not found a audio stand I like yet.




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Old 10-06-2012, 03:38 PM
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Well I guess some time in the near future I may have to invest....in both. I have a small collection of 45's from blue note that don't get played as much.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:39 PM
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I'm just thankful he was wearing socks...just sayin'!
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Arrived in grand fashion I'd say.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:42 PM
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I like the speed controller mostly because I play some of my wife's 45s and it sure beats changing the belt location on the spool!

Mike's cables are made very well and sound real fine.







Socks are very comfy...
The room looks more comfy.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:46 PM
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Looks like you have a soft dome midrange? Love those speakers by the way. What ever happen to the company? Any idea?
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:14 PM
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Looks like you have a soft dome midrange? Love those speakers by the way. What ever happen to the company? Any idea?
They were actually doing quite well. They had a good reputation and sold a lot of speakers for a few years. The story I heard was they had a years worth of routed speakers panels being shipped from one fabricator to another that got destroyed in a wreck and were not insured. Guess they could not suck up the loss?

The 6.5s were their TOTL and got great reviews. They were designed by Phil Jones. I looked for a pair for several years until I found these locally. I am also a fan of Dome mids (I own several ADS speakers!). I could not be happier than with these speakers but they do need some room to open up.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:28 PM
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Good to finally see someone who places the speakers away from the wall (windows) behind and uses thick carpet rather than something reflective. I'll bet this sounds very good indeed.
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