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Offline jhrlrd

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Howdy
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:29:17 PM »
I've been into audio since the late 80's.
Lurk and participate on most of the forums.
Just met Luke Manley at a VTL product showcase night at a local shop, that was cool.

Current rig (this week lol)
silver circle pure power 5.0 power cond.
Naim NDX streamer.
Wadia transport.
PS audio Directstream DAC.
Vinnie Rossi DHT preamp 300b.
Atma-sphere S-30 OTL amp.
Autoformers.
Acoustic Zen Adagio speakers.
2 REL subs.
Zenwave cabling.

Highly damped room, I like hearing first-fire, not room resonance.
I get a kick out the pictures of beautiful $100K systems with not a lick of room treatment.
How's your walls sounding?

Micheal green says make your room work for you, not against, like an expansion of your speaker cabinet.
I suppose he's right in the sense that no matter how much room treatment I use, I still can't eliminate the room totally.

How you gonna do that practically? short of buying a total room kit from him.


Also not using and will probably sell a totally bammed-up OPPO 105/ modwright/ASI with Dexa neutron star clock powered by an outboard battery and quite a few more upgrades.

Oh, and I like to mod things too but hard to find the time. My long-time speakers were Thiel 2.2 of which I rebuilt the crossovers and put them into an external box. Adagios are really not any better, both are great
« Last Edit: July 25, 2018, 09:43:50 PM by jhrlrd »

Offline mresseguie

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Re: Howdy
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 12:37:13 AM »
Welcome to AN, jhrird.

Nice system you've got this week.  :drool:

Michael
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Offline dflee

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Re: Howdy
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 06:53:23 AM »
Come on in. The water is fine. Got some great people here
and I hope you enjoy. Great system too (I'd take it any week).

Don
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Offline Nick B

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Re: Howdy
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 07:42:50 AM »
Welcome to and enjoy the forum! Very nice system indeed 👌
Nick
Van Alstine SET 120 Control Amp
Supratek Chardonnay preamp
Fritz Carrera 7 BE speakers
Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Audio Envy & Wywires cables
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
PI Audio UberBUSS

Offline jhrlrd

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Re: Howdy
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 10:06:30 AM »
Thanks for the welcome guys.
One important link in the chain I forgot to mention is the
Van Alstine Humdinger DC blocker.
Without it the silver circle 65 pound toroid buzzes a bit, which
you can hear when playing at low levels.
Interestingly, the DC measurement is the same before and after the humdinger.
Maybe there is something wrong with my DC measuring procedure?
I'm just setting my VOM to DC and measuring the input/output while AC is present.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 12:10:01 PM by jhrlrd »

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Re: Howdy
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 11:42:49 AM »
  Welcome. Good to have you here.

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Offline Nick B

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Re: Howdy
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 11:46:38 AM »
Thanks for the welcome guys.
One important link in the chain I forgot to mention is the
Van Evers Humdinger DC blocker.
Without it the silver circle 65 pound toroid buzzes a bit, which
you can hear when playing at low levels.
Interestingly, the DC measurement is the same before and after the humdinger.
Maybe there is something wrong with my DC measuring procedure?
I'm just setting my VOM to DC and measuring the input/output while AC is present.

Couldn’t find a reference to Van Evers on the web. Is this the same thing?
https://avahifi.com/products/humdinger-dc-line-blocker
Van Alstine SET 120 Control Amp
Supratek Chardonnay preamp
Fritz Carrera 7 BE speakers
Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Audio Envy & Wywires cables
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
PI Audio UberBUSS

Offline jhrlrd

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Re: Howdy
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 12:09:02 PM »
haha, yes, slip 'o the tongue. van Alstine is correct. great unit.

I also heard of cascading them, haven't tried it.
There are also plans on the net for building a DC blocker you can
place inside your power conditioner and hard wire in.
might be better than adding sockets and cables to your AC flow.