My Audio Journey

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by 1ADSarge, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. 1ADSarge

    1ADSarge Der Bürgermeister Subscriber

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    Weellllllll....it has been a long time since I posted in this thread. I have sold off most of my audio equipment but have recently been bitten by the audio bug again. Instead of trying to find old pics of what I had between the last post and now, I am going to post my current setups.

    Listening room: Parasound Zonemaster z12 power amp, Sansui 8080 pulling preamp duty, Ariston RD-80 with Denon cart, Acoustic Research AR-2As, MIT interconnects, Choseal speaker cables, Belkin PF60 power conditioner, WAudio OFC power cable, and Sonos Connect for streaming.
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    Office: SMSL AD18 integrated, Music Hall dac25.2, Tekton 8.1t speakers, OCC OFC 3.5in to RCA cable, MIT interconnects, HannLinte OFC speaker cables, WAudio OFC power cable, Belkin PF60 power conditioner, Pro Audio Ace Bass B2-50 subwoofer, MacBook Pro 15in.
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    Study: Fosi TB20A integrated, Mordaunt Short Carnival 2 speakers, Infinity BU-120 subwoofer, Calabrine Quadio Ultra Standard speaker cable, OCC OFC 3.5in to RCA cable, Belkin PF60 power conditioner, iMac 27in.
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  2. highend64

    highend64 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice setups!
     
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    1ADSarge Der Bürgermeister Subscriber

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    Thanks! :beerchug:
     
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    skriefal AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Now those are some "computer speakers"... ;)
     
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    1ADSarge Der Bürgermeister Subscriber

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    Change to the main system. Pulled the Sansui until a cleanup and possibly a recap. Had my NAD 1155 preamp show up in the mail yesterday so that is now in the rotation. This will be my current rotation until the Marantz 1060 and Pioneer PL-55DX table show up in the mail. Both are masterfully refinished by AK user, strgazr1967 in birdseye veneer!

    Cheers,
    Jared

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  6. Nightwisher

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    Sweet!
     
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    nice
     
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    1ADSarge Der Bürgermeister Subscriber

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    Got the new gear in the mail yesterday! Current setup now:

    Preamp: Marantz 1060
    Amp: Parasound Z12
    TT: Pioneer PL-55DX
    DAC: Music Hall 25.2
    Streamer: Sonos Connect
    Speakers: Polk LS70's in Rosewood
    Subwoofer: Definitive Technology Powerfield 15
    Power Conditioner: Belkin PF60
    Speakers are biamped using Choseal LA-5101 speaker cables. Amp and DAC using WAudio OFC power cables. Interconnects used throughout are MIT AVt 3's. Coax used for DAC/Sonos is Choseal TA-5201 cable.

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    Great read: Thanks everyone worth the look ;)
     
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    1ADSarge Der Bürgermeister Subscriber

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    Got a little system for my office at work up and running.

    Source: 2015 MacBook Pro 15in
    Integrated/DAC: SMSL AD18
    Speakers: Acutex MTS-1W
    Speaker Cable: Monster XP

    This is an interesting system that really has surprised me with how well it sounds. I read a lot of good things on this little SMSL integrated so I bought one for the home office. I was impressed enough to use one in my work office setup as well. The options and customizability of this little guy is great! I have it connected to my MacBook through the USB input on the SMSL. I was also very impressed with how well rounded these little Acutex speakers are. No, they don't hit the lows (will be bringing in a small subwoofer to take of this), but the soundstage in unbelievably large for their small size and the mids/highs are clear and accurate. Lastly, I wanted to get a pair of monitor isolation pads to keep the vibration nonexistent and raise the level of the speaker height. I found a pair of foam risers for pretty cheap on Amazon and cut down the fronts of them to match the depth of the Acutex speakers. They work perfect and look like they were designed for this exact speaker. Besides missing the low end stuff, I am very pleased with this minimal, small footprint system!

    Cheers,
    Jared

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