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ChopsMkII's System...

Post by ChopsMkII » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:56 am

Preamp: Carver BillD C-1
Tuner: Carver TX-11a (Stock)
Amplifier: Carver M-500t MkII x 2 (Vertical Bi-Amping)
DSP/Crossover/Room Correction: dbx DriveRack Venu 360
Technics SL-1700 MK2 w/ Orotofon 2M Bronze
Oppo BDP-105D (Tidal Streaming / DAC)
Roku Ultra

Martin Logan SL3 (Internal Crossovers Bypassed)
JL Audio e110

Wireworld Oasis 7 Interconnects
Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 HDMI
Wireworld Aurora 7 Power Cables
Wireworld Nova Toslink Optical
Choseal Speaker Cables x 4

PS Audio Power Port Outlets x 2
Blue Circle Audio PLC Puck x 2
Blue Circle Audio Yalu Bulala
APC H15

Incoming: Carver 4000t preamp - Getting much updates and upgrades before taking delivery.

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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/Room EQ: dbx Driverack Venu360
Speakers: Genesis Physics II (highly upgraded crossover networks)
Cables: AudioQuest, Wireworld
Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC

For my Bro: Carver "The Receiver" MXR-130 (kve777) w/ Custom Solid Walnut "Cheeks" (PMAT), GR Research X-Statik (highly upgraded crossover networks)

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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by kingman » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Very nice!
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Post by Magnaryder » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:01 pm

Elegantly done!

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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by MRHP » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:59 pm

Nice setup Chops!!!
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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by Snoop65 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Beautiful!!!! =D>
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by Jazzman53 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:40 pm

Beautiful rig, Chops!

Drooling over the Drive Rack here...

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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by ChopsMkII » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:01 pm

Thank you guys! It's been a long fun road to get here. This is by far the best system I have pieced together. I imagine it can only get better as time goes on.
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/Room EQ: dbx Driverack Venu360
Speakers: Genesis Physics II (highly upgraded crossover networks)
Cables: AudioQuest, Wireworld
Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC

For my Bro: Carver "The Receiver" MXR-130 (kve777) w/ Custom Solid Walnut "Cheeks" (PMAT), GR Research X-Statik (highly upgraded crossover networks)

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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by jjptkd » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:03 am

SWEET! =D>
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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by radioeng2 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:54 am

Verrrrry nice! I can see some audio enjoyment in front of that system, for sure.

Thanks for sharing the pics and the system!

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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by ChopsMkII » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:54 pm

Again, thanks! And you're welcome.

There's only two things I need to complete the system that I can think of at the moment. One is getting the modded 4000t into the system. That should happen towards the end of the month. And the other is getting a second pair of rack handles for the M-500t amps. I have one pair already that are still sitting in the shipping package, but no point on putting them on one amp when the other is still incomplete. Luckily, they're great looking amps with and without the handles.

The only other thing that I've been pondering, and not sure if this would be going in the opposite direction or not as far as sound quality is concerned... Is swapping out the JL Audio e110 subwoofer for a Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ 10 Signature or EQ 12 Signature. It would be nice to have even more Carver gear in my system, and getting one of these subs would definitely be a way of doing that. But, since I'm only running the sub from 46 Hz on down, I sort of doubt there would be much in the way of sound quality differences between them.

And this little JL e110 is certainly no slouch by any means...

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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/Room EQ: dbx Driverack Venu360
Speakers: Genesis Physics II (highly upgraded crossover networks)
Cables: AudioQuest, Wireworld
Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC

For my Bro: Carver "The Receiver" MXR-130 (kve777) w/ Custom Solid Walnut "Cheeks" (PMAT), GR Research X-Statik (highly upgraded crossover networks)

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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by ChopsMkII » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:16 pm

There have been a number of changes as of late...

The Martin Logan's have been retired for a while as well as the JL sub, in favor of a near mint pair of Genesis Physics II's that I upgraded the crossovers, wiring and bindings posts. Currently, these speaker easily outperform all of my other speakers, including the modded Martin Logan SL3's, NHT 2.9's and highly modded AV123 (GR-Research) X-Statik speakers.

I've replaced the speaker cables with AudioQuest CV-8's with upgraded 72 volt DBS packs, as well as one pair of AudioQuest Jaguar IC's with 32 volt DBS packs.

The two M-500t MkII amps are now running fullrange and in "Power Steering" mode, giving ample clean power to the Genesis speakers. The dbx DriveRack Venu 360 is now being used only for room correction.

Lastly, I finally got my modded 4000t preamp back (boards inside came loose during shipment the first time around) and in the system.

Anyway, a few pics...

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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/Room EQ: dbx Driverack Venu360
Speakers: Genesis Physics II (highly upgraded crossover networks)
Cables: AudioQuest, Wireworld
Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC

For my Bro: Carver "The Receiver" MXR-130 (kve777) w/ Custom Solid Walnut "Cheeks" (PMAT), GR Research X-Statik (highly upgraded crossover networks)

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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by skip » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:33 am

Very nice rig Chops. How do you like the Ortofon bronze cartridge?
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Re: ChopsMkII's System...

Post by tfm75 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:32 pm

Wow really great setup. Looks like you put a lot of heart into your baby there. That would be cool if you had this on youtube playing too give us the " you are there" feeling. =D> =D> O:)
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