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    Join Date: Jun 2012

    Location: Lakeland, FL, USA

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    I'm Charles.

    Cool My Constant State of Change System...

    I don't know how or why, but I totally vanished off of this forum for nearly 4 years! A whole heck of a lot has changed since the last time I was on here.

    Anyway, here's the current state of my system as of yesterday.





    That little guy hiding back there is the Wyred 4 Sound Recovery USB Reclocker. Excellent bit of kit!


    A mild attempt at cable management. It's really not as bad as it looks here.






    Even though this Ortofon 2M Red sounds good and is only 2 weeks old, I have the 2M Bronze coming in this week!


    Charles
    Carver Gear: 4000t (Bonzoro), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT & Nahash5150)
    Sources: Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2 w/ Orotofon 2M Bronze Cartridge
    DSP | Speakers: dbx Driverack Venu360 | Monitor Audio Bronze BX6, JL Audio e110
    Power Conditioning | Cables: Blue Circle Audio, APC | AudioQuest, Wireworld

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Great looking system, and I am sure it sounds good, too, Charles.

    Welcome back to AOS!

    I've not seen those Sonus Faber speakers before - are they designed to match up with the subwoofers?

    I'm particularly curious about the Q-UP automatic tonearm lifter --- does that work OK / safely?
    Jerry

    Qobuz Hifi / Spotify Premium streaming, XiangSheng DAC-01A or Topping D30 DAC with lpsu, Herron VTSP-2 valve preamp, Trigon TRE 50M monoblocks, MBL 116F speakers.

    Cables: Wireworld Starlight USB, Ixos Ixotica i/c, W&M speaker cables, Belden 19364 mains cables

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I like the rack. What's the deal with the sub/sat set up? Are the subs powered or passive?
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    Join Date: Oct 2008

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    Nice looking system Charles, good vibe.

    What's the doohickey in front of your Oppo 105?
    Looks like its in the front HDMI port?
    have hifi n stuff

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    Join Date: Dec 2014

    Location: Wiltshire, UK

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    I'm Robert.

    Default My Constant State of Change System...

    How do you find the Lounge Audio LCR Phono? I have one and I think it is incredible value for money phono. Big leap forward in terms of sound stage and space for the instruments. Works well with my 2M Bronze by the way

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    Join Date: Jun 2012

    Location: Lakeland, FL, USA

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    I'm Charles.

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    I'm in a bit of a time crunch, but I'll try to answer the best I can...

    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Great looking system, and I am sure it sounds good, too, Charles.

    Welcome back to AOS!

    I've not seen those Sonus Faber speakers before - are they designed to match up with the subwoofers?

    I'm particularly curious about the Q-UP automatic tonearm lifter --- does that work OK / safely?
    The Sonus Faber's have been out about a year or two now. Great sounding little monitors, punchy bass, sweet mids, detailed and smooth top end. The subs are Polk Audio, but they match up pretty darn good with the monitors thanks to the analog crossover in the Halo P5 preamp.

    The Q-Up works great. Take a bit of fiddling to get it positioned right with the right amount of force to lift the arm without throwing the arm way up in the air.



    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I like the rack. What's the deal with the sub/sat set up? Are the subs powered or passive?
    Subs are powered. Polk PSW505. Crossed at 70 Hz, the monitors crossed at 50 Hz.



    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Nice looking system Charles, good vibe.

    What's the doohickey in front of your Oppo 105?
    Looks like its in the front HDMI port?
    It's the Ruko dongle thing. It is plugged into the front HDMI with a 90 degree angle adapter so it isn't sticking straight out.



    Quote Originally Posted by Robprog View Post
    How do you find the Lounge Audio LCR Phono? I have one and I think it is incredible value for money phono. Big leap forward in terms of sound stage and space for the instruments. Works well with my 2M Bronze by the way
    It's excellent! I love it! I can't wait until my 2M Bronze comes in this week. It's going to be fun!
    Charles
    Carver Gear: 4000t (Bonzoro), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT & Nahash5150)
    Sources: Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2 w/ Orotofon 2M Bronze Cartridge
    DSP | Speakers: dbx Driverack Venu360 | Monitor Audio Bronze BX6, JL Audio e110
    Power Conditioning | Cables: Blue Circle Audio, APC | AudioQuest, Wireworld

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    Join Date: Jun 2012

    Location: Lakeland, FL, USA

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    I'm Charles.

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    It's been a while since posting on here again, but the system has almost completely changed once again. Now being mostly vintage gear.

    After the above setup, I went with some mint Martin Logan SL3's that I modded by bypassing the internal passive crossovers and vertically bi-amping with some modded vintage Carver gear, including two modded M-500t (MkII status) amps and a modded C-1 (BillD status) preamp. And of course the addition of a new dbx Driverack Venu360 for crossover duties as well as time alignment and room correction, and a new JL Audio e110 sub.



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    Charles
    Carver Gear: 4000t (Bonzoro), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT & Nahash5150)
    Sources: Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2 w/ Orotofon 2M Bronze Cartridge
    DSP | Speakers: dbx Driverack Venu360 | Monitor Audio Bronze BX6, JL Audio e110
    Power Conditioning | Cables: Blue Circle Audio, APC | AudioQuest, Wireworld

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    Join Date: Jun 2012

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    And currently with a fully modded 4000t preamp and a mint pair of Genesis Physics II's that I upgraded the crossovers in. Now the dbx is used just for room correction and crossover duty for just the JL sub. Believe it or not, this is the best sounding system I have had to date! These Genesis II's outperform every other speaker I own including the modded Martin Logan SL3's, bone stock NHT 2.9's, and GR-Research X-Statik's with fully hot-rodded crossovers.







    Charles
    Carver Gear: 4000t (Bonzoro), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT & Nahash5150)
    Sources: Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2 w/ Orotofon 2M Bronze Cartridge
    DSP | Speakers: dbx Driverack Venu360 | Monitor Audio Bronze BX6, JL Audio e110
    Power Conditioning | Cables: Blue Circle Audio, APC | AudioQuest, Wireworld

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    Join Date: Apr 2008

    Location: Warrington

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    I'm Neil.

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    Nice system; what's the foo on top of the amps?
    Mana Acoustics Racks / Bright Star IsoNodes Decoupling >> Custom Silent Media Server >> Halide Bridge USB (with AQVOX USB power) >> Pedja Rogic's Audial Model S DAC + Pioneer PL-71 turntable / Vista Audio phono-1 mk II / Denon PCL-5 headshell / Reson Reca >> LFD DLS >> LFD PA2M (SE) >> Royd RR3s.

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    Join Date: Apr 2015

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    That picture of the LPs on the wall would drive me nuts

    It's such a weird angle for when you're sitting listening to music .. I'd have to move it to another room, I think
    Linn Sondek LP12, Ittok, AT-F7 > Musical Fidelity XLPS v3 Phono Stage
    Sony CDP-XE520 CD Player > SMSL Sanskrit DAC
    Pure DAB tuner
    Tisbury Mk.1 pre-amp > 2 x Meridian 205 monoblock power amps > Linn Kan mk.ii speakers on Kan stands and I'm about to do a handstand
    Grado SR80 headphones

    www.paulridgeblog.com

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