My living room system

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by soporose, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. soporose

    soporose New Member

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    • Thiel CS 2.4SE, SignalCable speaker cables with rhodium spades
    • Custom fanless Atom computer running Debian Linux + MusicPD and a FLAC library
    • Bel Canto REFLink USB converter, USB input
    • Klark Teknik DN9340E Parametric EQ, AES input
    • Bel Canto DAC 2.5, AES input
    • 2x Bel Canto REF500M, balanced XLR input via XLO cables
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    Signal chain is computer to REFLink via USB, REFLink to DN9340E over AES, DN9340E to DAC 2.5 over AES, DAC 2.5 to REF500M's over balanced XLR. I had a friend come over with his measurement mic and software so that we could add a couple small PEQ tweaks to account for room issues.

    I added an IR receiver to the computer and setup the Bel Canto remote to be able to play/pause/skip/fast-forward. Volume up/down are handled by the DAC 2.5, with out having to change any modes on the remote.
     
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  2. Hyfi

    Hyfi Super Member

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    Very nice, clean and simple. What is the rack, it's beautiful!
     
  3. soporose

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    The website is pretty awful, but I purchased the rack from http://www.timbernation.com/ . I found them on Audiogon and picked my rack up for a very reasonable price at the time - $800.
     
  4. highend64

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    Very nice system. I really like the clean the simplicity of your system.
     
  5. highend64

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    Forgot to mention, I been looking for a DAC to complement my system but don't know with one. I like the Bel Canto but is out of my price range. What do you recommend for under 500? Thanks
     
  6. onepixel

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    Sweet! But where is the turntable. :)
     
  7. soporose

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    I'm looking at either a Cambridge Audio Dac Magic Plus, an Emotiva XDA-2, or possibly an Emotiva Stealth DC-1 for the little office system I'm building. They can all be had used for right around the $300 range.
     
  8. soporose

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    In the basement, next to the Marantz 2252B that needs to be recapped. One of these days I'll get that fixed!
     
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  9. onepixel

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    I really like Thiel speakers. Good stuff.
     
  10. Rome

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    Mighty fine!

    Rome
     
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  11. soporose

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    Damn, I just realized that I created this account in the spring of 2005. I remember creating it so that I could get in touch with a member that could repair Marantz equipment. He wasn't taking on new customers at the time, and I was just graduating from college / moving, so I forgot about it. Wow.
     
  12. Walle

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    Impressive...
     
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