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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:02 pm

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wow u have some nice stuff man!
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Post Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:58 am

Re: SteveFord's Stuff

very very nice gear.
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SteveFord

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Post Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:11 pm

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A Sonic Frontiers Line 2 preamp has replaced the old faithful C4000 for the upstairs system - this is a tremendous unit recommended by F1Nut. Good job, I never would have even considered one on my own. I had never heard of them before.
Top photo is the preamp, bottom photo is the power supply.
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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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Post Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:24 pm

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You Can Never have enough audio Equipment. Very nice setup steve. =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
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SteveFord

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Post Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:04 pm

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Thanks, Snarffy. Maybe keep the C4000 for a basement system? I need to finish that off and put my varmints down there.
My mistake, that preamp is an SFL-2, not Line 2. The Line 2 is a different model with more bells and whistles. Still like it, though.
I do miss the tone controls as I'd like to be able to dial the bass back on some CDs and a BBE unit will not work with it. It just kills the soundstage and will make the speakers clip like mad.
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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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:06 pm

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Couple changes and upgrades.
Don't know if I can delete this particular post so...
Last edited by SteveFord on Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:11 pm

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A couple of new additions for the downstairs.
First is an actual cabinet and from left to right it's got
M1.0t Mk. II.002
Oppo 981
DTL unit (not in use)
Stax Sigmas and amp
Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp
Jolida JD100
Sonic Frontiers power supply
HHb BurnIt Plus 830
Carver TX-11a
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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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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:18 pm

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The upstairs has changed a bit as well.
First, the Magic Chair which was a Christmas gift from Lynda

Left side of the cubbyhole is
Beyerdynamics headphones
Well Tempered Labs Classic w/ Ortofon 2M Black
Jolida JD-100
Carver M500 Mk. II w/ gain knob for rear speakers
NHT amp for sub

Right Side of the cubbyhole is
AKG headphones
Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp
M500t Mk. II
Sonic Frontiers power supply
Carver TX-11
Carver MV-5
Scumby
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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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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:23 pm

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Steve, is the SFL-2 a tube pre? How do you like the Ortofon 2M black? I was thinking of a bronze or blue for my rig.
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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:40 pm

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Yeah, the SFL-2 has eight tubes in it and weighs a ton. A recommendation from Jesse.
I'm very happy with the Ortofon which was recommended by Obi and Stereo Buff. Puts most CDs to shame.
Now if only my Jolida phono amp would show up, I could actually use my turntable again. Maybe later on this week...
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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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:58 pm

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Jolida JD9 Tube Phono Stage finally showed.
It's now in the Cubbyhole of Death so I can use my turntable again - this is just a quick shot when I unpacked it and set it on some styrofoam from the box.
Needs better tubes, I'm sure, which I'll take care of shortly.
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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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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:13 pm

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You like me...gotta lot of stuff!!! Like that M1.0t Mk. II.002 ! Bet that baby ROCKS!!!!!
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:06 pm

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I keep downsizing but more stuff just magically shows up. Weird.
That 1.0t is a powerhouse once Rich got done with it. It's the best amp I've ever owned.
Even so, I'm scheming on a set of Manley 250s but a headphone amp comes next.
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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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:35 pm

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Where did you say you live again? I might need a bigger Van! Hahaha.
Just kidding!
Looking good! But how can you "ever" downgrade the remote? LOL!
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Post Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:04 am

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SteveFord wrote:I keep downsizing but more stuff just magically shows up. Weird.
That 1.0t is a powerhouse once Rich got done with it. It's the best amp I've ever owned.
Even so, I'm scheming on a set of Manley 250s but a headphone amp comes next.


Steve, someone was just selling a kickass head amp on the forum recently; don't remember who, but it was a tuber...
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