Poultrygeist's systems continue to evolve

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by Poultrygeist, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Poultrygeist

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    I found this Sony SACD changer ( SCD-CE595 ) at a local Good Will store for $7. So how could I resist? Took it home and the drawer wouldn't open. Removed the cover and found two Pearl Jam CD's wedged under the carousel. Removed them and it works and plays beautifully.

    Since I had two identical SACD discs and an input switcher I decided to do an A/B comparison test with my other dedicated SACD player which is a Marantz SA8004.

    My wife and I took turns listening and switching between the two players and neither of us could tell any difference in the sound between the two.

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  2. asilker

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    And two pearl jam cd's to boot
     
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  3. Wasn't there somebody else around here that recently bought a used CD player with a Pearl Jam disc stuck in it?
     
  4. cubdog

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    Jam is sticky after all.
     
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  5. Poultrygeist

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    yeah that was me
     
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  6. A sticky pearl jam cd is better than a sticky pearl necklace. Good thing you only got the former.






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  7. Johnny_Law

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    Sir, the radar, sir. It appears to be ... jammed!

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  8. Hofy

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    I actually like ZZTop over Pearl Jam. ;)
     
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  10. cendrar

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    Interested to hear your impressions on these, they caught my interest from that great site as well.
     
  11. Poultrygeist

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    I did try them briefly in these mock up open baffles. Very impressed. I can see why "Glow In The Dark" is so complimentary.

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  12. Poultrygeist

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    A couple of weeks ago I received this "Volt+" amp from a company in India. The amp was free on condition that I post a review of it on the diyaudio forum. The Volt+ is based on the TPA3118 chip and is highly modded and with lots of upgraded parts. After living with it for a week I can say without a doubt it's the finest sounding class d amp I've heard. It's clarity and detail are jaw dropping.

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  13. Poultrygeist

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    Here's the Volt+ in a case powered by an Astron regulated PSU.

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  14. Poultrygeist

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    Due to the location of the components on the Volt+ I had to mount it so the volume control is on the side.
     
  15. Poultrygeist

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    Internal view of the the Volt+

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  16. Poultrygeist

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    Here's the Volt+ paired with a Nobsound preamp which to my ears sounds fantastic.

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  17. mark warren

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    looks good, I bet it sounds nice!
     
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  18. Poultrygeist

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    I replaced the Beta12LTA with these Zenith Alnico's ( circa 1958 ) and as much as I like the Beta's the Zeniths are just a superior and more refined driver. Incredible clarity and so buttery smooth you can listen all day.

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  19. Poultrygeist

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    Rear view of the Zeniths over H-frame Alphas

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