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current system 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:02 am
by wrat
NO carver
Apoogee centaur minor
Velodyne spl12
Nottingham Analogue Interspace jr with transfiguration orpheus cartridge
Belles 20A phono
conrad johnson pv15
McIntosh Mc275
custom pc build with foobar, mediamonkey with original dragonfly dac
speaker wire is rat shack solid core hookup wire
interconnect is all straight wire

https://imgur.com/a/6XVWt

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:13 am
by Ben D. Rinkin
Very nice.

Can you tell anything much about those Apoogee speakers? I have heard of that brand as a really great sounding design, but don't know a whole lot about models, actual ribbon design, what frequency's they cover or anything. Supposed to be a real tough load though, I think?

Thanks for sharing your system.

BDR

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:01 am
by wrat
Ben D. Rinkin wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:13 am
Very nice.

Can you tell anything much about those Apoogee speakers? I have heard of that brand as a really great sounding design, but don't know a whole lot about models, actual ribbon design, what frequency's they cover or anything. Supposed to be a real tough load though, I think?

Thanks for sharing your system.

BDR
The scintilla was the amp killer 1 ohm load, the ribbons are almost the same that carver used, Apogee was sued out of existence by magnapan or so the story goes, the centaur line of which I owned the original centaur at release is/was the hybrid line, I traded the original centaur up for the full ribbon Stage which was a 3 ohm load . the ones I have now are the baby of the hybrid line.. the minors are like 60hz-20+ khz, the stage was

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:55 am
by kingman
Don has a pair of Apogee's that sounded great at CF. Maybe he can chime in and tell us about them.

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:55 pm
by Snoop65
Nice system! =D> \:D/

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:35 am
by jjptkd
wrat wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:02 am
NO carver

McIntosh Mc275
Looks like a nice set up! I see you noted the fact that you don't have any Carver gear, have you seen his new 75x2 tube amp? I wonder how it would compare to the Mcintosh you have?

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9b ... tubes-tube

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:37 pm
by wrat
jjptkd wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:35 am
wrat wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:02 am
NO carver

McIntosh Mc275
Looks like a nice set up! I see you noted the fact that you don't have any Carver gear, have you seen his new 75x2 tube amp? I wonder how it would compare to the Mcintosh you have?

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9b ... tubes-tube
good question

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:15 am
by Ben D. Rinkin
Wonder on what basis would Magnepan have been able to go after Apogee? I guess any patents on their technology. Have try a search and come up with what they've ever patented maybe.

BDR

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:54 am
by UncleMeat
jjptkd wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:35 am
I wonder how it would compare to the Mcintosh you have?

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9b ... tubes-tube
On THIS forum, McBobfather wins! We all took a vote at CF '18, didn't we!?!? :lol: :lol:

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:06 am
by Magnaryder
James (OTD) has that McIntosh unit in his rig. He mentioned he prefers the CarverFest 2018 amp.

ray

Re: current system 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:05 pm
by hewlew1
My record player
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Re: current system 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:56 am
by UncleMeat
Ben D. Rinkin wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:15 am
Wonder on what basis would Magnepan have been able to go after Apogee? I guess any patents on their technology. Have try a search and come up with what they've ever patented maybe.

BDR
Magnepan ribbons are a different design than the Apogee, and IIRC the Apogee panels are electrostatic, not planar magnetic. The Centaur Minor is a 2-way ribbon/voice coil setup. Jerry brought a set of them to CF '16, I thought they sounded very nice. Bob used them as a reference to help adjust the voicing of the ALS crossovers, along with an ECS-U box I brought and karma'd to him (he needed the Gundry notch circuit).

Nice system wrat!

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