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Offline CongaMike

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New Member CongaMike
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:46:25 PM »
Hello from Capitola Ca., small beach town south of Santa Cruz. Long time lurker here really enjoy hearing owners
reviews and implementation of various pieces of equipment and cables. A lot of it is beyond my understanding but I am learning.
Love music, various rhythms ie. Cuban Folkloric, Latin Jazz, Salsa but also Rock, Soul and Country. I'm 69 so I was lucky
to grow up and go through a lot of great, new at the time, genres of music. My main system consists of an AVA Synergy 450 Amp,
Fet Valve CF Pre, Sony SCD-C555ES, Bolder ICs, Salk SC Songtowers, and TWL Speaker cables. Audeze 1st Gen. headphones,
SCHIIT LYR Amp, Bolder modified Logitech Duet, and Gustard DAC-X20U. 
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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 05:44:01 PM »
Hey Mike, great to have you here! Thatís quite an interesting and eclectic system you have. Was up in the Santa Cruz area once...very nice. Any system changes on the horizon or are you a content audiophile...momentarily 😀?
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

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 05:27:07 AM »
Welcome Mike and thanks for your interest in the sale of my UberBuss.  I've marked it as sale pending. As soon as I receive your payment, I'll mark it sold and ship to to PI Audio (Dave) for the receptacle upgrade.

I'm a retired audio nut also  :thumb:

Don P.
Vapor Audio Joule Black
Kinki Studio EX-B7 mono amps
Kinki Studio EX-P7 preamp
Jayís Audio CD-2MKII transport
Jayís Audio DAC Signature
Music Hall MMF 7.1/Ortofon 2M Black MM
Graham Slee Gold Era Mark V phono pre
TWL Full Loom
Totally custom UberBUSS

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 07:53:53 AM »
Welcome CongaMike!

Enjoy the camaraderie!

Cheers,
Pete

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Vinnie Rossi Signature L2 Preamp, w/ DAC & phono stage
Innuos Statement Server
BorderPatrol P20 EXD w/EXS PS
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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 11:17:59 AM »
Congrats on you first purchase on AN and welcome to Uberland! All I did was pass the money along to Triode Pete for another power cord :rofl:

Don P.
Vapor Audio Joule Black
Kinki Studio EX-B7 mono amps
Kinki Studio EX-P7 preamp
Jayís Audio CD-2MKII transport
Jayís Audio DAC Signature
Music Hall MMF 7.1/Ortofon 2M Black MM
Graham Slee Gold Era Mark V phono pre
TWL Full Loom
Totally custom UberBUSS

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 12:18:29 PM »
Thanks for the welcome guys. Nick, yea I'm kind of all over the place with my system. Truth be told I'm one of those jump on the
band wagon type of Audiophools, although I usually hold off until there is a lot of good reviews or the finances allow it. Problem
is I don't turn my equipment over as I acquire new things so I have a closet full stuff, which i think is fairly common.
Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the sound of my system (love the Salks). Would like a simple but quality streaming device for my main system next. Not very computer savvy and trying to wade through the tons of info available. 

 

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 12:45:28 PM »
Thanks for the welcome guys. Nick, yea I'm kind of all over the place with my system. Truth be told I'm one of those jump on the
band wagon type of Audiophools, although I usually hold off until there is a lot of good reviews or the finances allow it. Problem
is I don't turn my equipment over as I acquire new things so I have a closet full stuff, which i think is fairly common.
Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the sound of my system (love the Salks). Would like a simple but quality streaming device for my main system next. Not very computer savvy and trying to wade through the tons of info available.

Donít feel bad. Lots of us audiophools around.... As to streamers, I like my Auralic Mini with dedicated power supply and some guys here use the Bluesound. There are some computer savvy guys here
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

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 06:52:18 AM »
Mike,

If you are interested in server/streamer, I love my Salk StreamPlayer Gen III. Beats spinning CDs and Tidal is well worth it.  Roon makes the integration of streaming and your ripped CD library seamless. Jim's support on this product is great.  You don't need to be an IT guy to get it up and running.

Don P.
Vapor Audio Joule Black
Kinki Studio EX-B7 mono amps
Kinki Studio EX-P7 preamp
Jayís Audio CD-2MKII transport
Jayís Audio DAC Signature
Music Hall MMF 7.1/Ortofon 2M Black MM
Graham Slee Gold Era Mark V phono pre
TWL Full Loom
Totally custom UberBUSS

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 10:20:45 AM »
Nick and Don,
Thanks for the suggestions. I have kept an eye on the Salk line of streamers. Sounds like a fairly easy set up. Just wish I could experience one locally. Maybe try to attend a show if he comes to to the west coast. Really like the support he provides. I'll
check out the reviews on the Auralic Mini and Bluesound. Lots of options.

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 10:33:10 AM »
Welcome Mike. Play the Conga ? Good place nice people chat away !!!

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2018, 12:30:21 PM »
Thanks Charles, yes I play congas, not professionally but I got to play for an African dance class at the University I worked at
as a Locksmith for 27 years. Wow, that makes me sound old, but I guess I am. :rofl:
Been lurking here for quite some time now and I agree it seems like a cordial and informative place.
Mike

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Re: New Member CongaMike
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 09:04:16 AM »
Cool. Stick around.


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