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SteveFord's Stuff

Post by SteveFord » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:14 pm

Carver:
DTL unit - two
C-4000 - two
M500t Mk. II
M1.0t (Mk. II shortly)
SD/A-360
MV-5
TDR-1550
TX-11
TX-11a
RH-15 remote for tape deck
RH-05 for cd changers

Non-Carver:
Rega Planet 2000
Jolida JD-100
Oppo DV-981HD
HHb BurnIt Plus
Dual 701 w/ Stanton 881S
Magnepan IIIAs
Magnepan MMGs (x2)
Magnepan 1.6s
NHT SW1P sub w/ MA-1A amp
Stax Sigma headphones, SRD-7 amp
AKG 701 headphones
Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by SteveFord » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:19 pm

Looks like the EDIT feature goes away after a bit.
Just got:
SVS PB12-IBD subwoofer
Well Tempered Labs turntable (less cartridge)
Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by OBI56 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:22 pm

You get 24 hours to edit your post, then mistakes or omissions become permanent. Also, you can only delete a post before someone else adds a reply to it. This was done to prevent members from erasing old posts and breaking the continuity of the forum.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by Toy Maker » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:28 pm

A good idea is to put your list in your signature... that you can edit all the time, and update whenever needed like mine.

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by gsb001 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:17 pm

listed in my signature
Steve

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by OBI56 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:24 pm

gsb001 wrote:listed in my signature
Steve
GSB, you are supposed to create your own topic and list it there, not in someone else's System Description. That is why this new thread was created; because the old one had become so full of irrelevant comments that it became totally useless.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by SteveFord » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:08 pm

Sorry for the crappy pictures with my cheapie Vivtar. The components are stuck in a walk-in area in the bedroom so are really hard to photograph well. Downside with shelves is lots of exposed cables.
Everything is level except for the camera...
Here's the upstairs system:
Well Tempered Labs Classic, C-4000, Rich's M1.0t Mk. II.2, AKG701, MV-5, TX-11, Rega Planet 2000, NHT amp, part of a Magnepan MMG for the remote speakers
and 1.6s with an NHT sub hiding off to the side, couple of Gibsons - room in the back is guitar storage but it may get turned into the stereo component area at a later date.
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Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by SteveFord » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:10 pm

Downstairs crud:
TX-11A, SD/A 360, DTL unit, Oppo DV981, Stax and Beyerdynamics headphones, M500t Mk. II, Stax amp, C9, HHb BurnIt Plus, Sunfire Tube Preamp, Jolida JD100, TDR-1550
Empty spaces in the left are reserved for a VPI record cleaning machine and another one of Rich's amps so that I can drive a rear set of MMGs.
Sorry for the crappy pictures and the house really is level, it's the photographer not paying attention.
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Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by RichP714 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:21 pm

Nice looking rigs steve ;) how are you liking those stax and the WTL classic?

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by SteveFord » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:38 pm

Thanks - it all looks really messy to me; someday soon I'll build some proper cabinets and then stick some wheels on them so I can roll it around to get to the back.
Funny you should mention that turntable as I just now have everything going properly. Everything showed up - record clamp, a better stylus pressure gauge, 2 way platter level and all of the stuff I needed to get an old VPI HW-17 record cleaning machine going again. A true garage sale special straight from the garage!
As for your question, the sound puts most CDs to shame. I don't know if it's the table, the cartridge, the mixing job or the medium. Maybe a combination of everything.
Now I'm just waiting on Bob Carver to get back to me on the Sunfire Phono Board and I can move it downstairs.
I've had the Stax headphones for at least 25 years and they just keep sounding better. Once every month or two I think about selling them and then I put them on and so much for that idea. They present the music in a totally different way than normal headphones but sure look silly.
Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by SteveFord » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:43 pm

Last few final crummy pics:
SVS sub (TNRabbit's recommendation, good choice!) with a bottle of Mother's Preserves to show scale
MMGs waiting for one of Rich's amps and gain box so I can use these for remote speakers and
2001: A Space Odyssey Monoliths as Lynda views them. Magnepan IIIAs with boards on the bottom to keep Fido from hosing them down.
Interconnects are mostly from Ben at Polk Forum (thanks, Treitz3), speaker wire are Tributaries (thanks, MadMaxx) and power cords are home brewed.
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Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by Mr. M-500t » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:29 pm

Very nice Steve.

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by SteveFord » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:07 pm

Here's some new stuff:
They finally made another batch of dust covers for the Well Tempered Labs turntable plus there's their record clamp which I didn't have before.
Next are a pair of BBE Sonic Maximizers, a GREAT addition that RichP turned me onto. The 362 is a pro version which has an adjustable bass control, the other is a 2002R which Rich had lying around and he was good enough to sell to me.
It took some thought to get a C9 and a 2002R hooked up to that preamp - pre out to BBE in, BBE out to C9 in, C9 out to pre in and then you have to leave the tape monitor always on. I'll list it here in case I forget!
The VPI record cleaning machine actually came out of somebody's garage and just needed a new mat and brushes. Well worth doing.
Last but not least is an M500 Mk. II which RichP put a gain knob on so that I can use it for a set of rear MMG speakers and control the volume. The idea is something similar to the C-4000 but with a Sunfire Tube Preamp.
The CDs have been moved, I just needed a place to stick them for a moment.
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Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by docadillac » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:47 pm

I like that collection of gear Steve.

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Re: SteveFord's Stuff

Post by SteveFord » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:34 pm

Thanks. I've said it before, it wouldn't be anywhere near as good without the help of the people on this forum.
Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's

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