Nightwisher's Systems: Polk, Luxman, Some New, And Lots of Vintage

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  1. judsonw

    judsonw Well-Known Member

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    Nice gaming chair, my posture is generally terrible when on the computer at home.
     
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  2. Nightwisher

    Nightwisher Farer In The Goldilocks Zone Subscriber

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    Some updates:

    Got the Philips PHL 2931 speakers refoamed and ready to sell. They sound surprisingly nice. I like the tweeter and the amount of padding on the inside of the cabinets.

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    I struck more gold on Friday. Found a single KLH Model Six in excellent condition (first picture), a pair of nice condition Dyanco A25s with 1 original woofer and 1 not original woofer (second picture), and another pair of Cerwin-Vega D3s to repair and sell (not pictured). All have grilles and logos. These all came from the same thrift store, which was having a moving sale - it took 3 filled carts to get these out.

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  3. 7whales7

    7whales7 Well-Known Member

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    I always wanted test drive a set of Dynaco's. You have some good finds.
     
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    Thanks. I've been curious about them as well. They sound nice, despite the woofers not matching.
     
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    7whales7 Well-Known Member

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    They pop up here every once in a while, but very few deals to be had here in metro Detroit.
     
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    New toys

    MiniDSP 2x4HD and UMIK-1

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  7. Nightwisher

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    New project

    Audioanalyst A100. I'm slowly making my way through owning all of the New England speaker companies. (Sold my DCMs to make space for these.)

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  8. SwingModern

    SwingModern Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 pairs of Dynacos. Really nice full sound.
     
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  9. Nightwisher

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    I'm currently running these KLH Model Sixes in my dining room (yes it's a mess I know; got lots of speakers for sale or repair). This is a new pair I picked up, so the loner is still a loner. These are listed in BarterTown, along with some others.

    I like these better than the Advents I've owned, but between these, the Advents, Dynaco A25s, and Audioanalysts, I like the A25s the most, hence why these are listed (can't keep them all). My KLH curiosity is satisfied - they do sound nice like people say.

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  10. 7whales7

    7whales7 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Night did you get some Luxman gear?
     
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    Yes. I've had the C-02 / T-02 combo running in my main system for over a year now. I love them. My DZ-92 CD player has cycled through a few systems, but is now in the dining room system with the KLHs.
     
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  12. 7whales7

    7whales7 Well-Known Member

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    Nice
     
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  13. Nightwisher

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    A few new additions. I got 2 junior models of speakers I love and a higher model of a receiver I used to have.

    Polk Monitor 7C. Nice condition but unfortunately the tweeters don't work. Luckily I have some SL2000s lying around.

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    KLH Model Fifteen Speakers and Kenwood KR-V8020. The KLHs have that sweet sound similar to their bigger brothers. The Kenwood will run as a test amp for now. I was just thinking the other day I missed my KR-V6070 - those early 90s Kenwoods sound surprisingly nice.

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    Hopefully I'll have some guys come look at some of the speakers I have listed soon. Got some interest so far. Gotta make space for these guys :D
     
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    I have a set of Polk 7b's / black Peerless tweeters, I like them they sound good.
     
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    I did a little visual customizing last night by painting the trim on my XDA-1 metallic gold to better match my Luxman components. It's not perfect, but I think it looks prettier now.

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  16. Nightwisher

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    I added a new CD Player to the main system: a Rotel RDV-1045. I painted this as well to match my other gear a bit better. I wanted something that was a little flashier looking and more solidly built than the JVC I was using (I still love the JVC, especially for the digital out). Also my grandfather had a Rotel CD player in his system, so I've wanted one for a while. I've got a lot of new discs to spin, so this helps make it more exciting :)

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  17. guest121

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    Have you hooked up the MiniDSP yet? If so, how do you like it?
    I've been considering getting some DSP help for my system, but haven't settled on anything yet.
     
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    I love it. I think the HD sounds better than the original. I'm still trying to fully figure out Room EQ Wizard, but I'm making progress.

    I've had a MiniDSP in the main system for a few years now and I highly recommend them. Lots more flexibility and a lot less noise than the analog EQs I've used.
     
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    1521684035629-1648093004.jpg I how much you like thirfting I got these today at the salvation army for 40 dollars, foams good , I can resell.
     
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  20. Nightwisher

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    Sweet! That's a good value to make a profit or to keep. It's always nice when no work needs to be done, but I don't mind a project either.
     
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