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wrat

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Post Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:23 pm

Wrats Nest

Speakers: Martin Logan Vantage ( Was Apogee Stages ) Fronts
Apogee Centaur Minor Rears
Linaeum Center
Subwoofer : Velodyne SPL 1200R

Amp : Anthem MCA 20 ( Was TFM 55 ) Front Only

PreAmp : Conrad-Jonson PV15 ( Was C-19 or Counterpoint SA3000)

Digital Source is PC Based, Bit Perfect Media Monkey Output to an Audio Alchemy DDE 1.2
Analog Source : Rega P3-24, Dynavector 19A Black Limited,which feeds a Belles 20A Phonostage

Home Theater is A Pioneer Elite 84tsx which feeds the center and rears,the PC also outputs to this as well with a different sound card
Oppo DV970 for dvd,dvd-a,sacd
Pioneer Laserdisc 970 DVL
Xbox running XBMC
Mitsubishi 65 RPTV (CRT Based)

Remote : Harmony 550
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smudaaar

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Location: Holland, MI

Post Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:33 pm

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Nice system you need to get some pics posted. I like the Rega P3-24.... Was looking at 1 b4 I got my Thorens. Its the best bang for the $ TT out! Nice to see more and more Carver Nuts playing Vinyl.
Bob Carver built a time machine and went back in time to stop the JFK assassination. As Oswald shot, Bob met all three bullets with sound waves from a subwoofer he built, deflecting them. JFK's head exploded out of sheer amazement.
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Dreamer

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Post Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:45 pm

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Welcome! It's good to see another Martin Logan owner on here. It seems that a lot more Martin Logan owners are going to Carver and Sunfire these days, and I think this is a good thing!

Please post some pics! I'd love to see those Vantages. Those are some super-sweet-sounding speakers. Why did you choose them over the Vista? The Vantages can't be bi-amped, and with the right amps (like Carvers or Sunfires) some people think the Vista actually sounds better than the vantage, especially with regards to bass "punch"...

I would be very appreciative if you could post a brief "review" of your system. Let us know why you chose ML speakers and Carver amps. We each have our own reasons for the gear we choose, and I'm always curious as to why others have gone with the ML/Carver combo, despite what the "audiophile press" seem to say about that combo. Personally, I LOVE the sound of Carver amps and Martin Logan speakers, and judging from your setup, I assume you do to!

One more thing--how did you come to use a Lineaum center speaker in that setup? Why not use a Martin Logan center?

Welcome--you are a member of an elite little subgroup here--Electrostatic and Magnetic Field club... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

--Richard (the unofficial Martin Logan Evangelist of the Carver Forum)
.....HT Rig • Sony STR-DG600 Receiver • Carver M-500t • Sony BDP-S1 • Sony DVP-NS3100ES • Apple Airport Express •
..............................• Martin Logan Scenarios, Logos • Realistic Minimus 7's • Velodyne F-1500b •

2 Ch. Rig • Carver C-4000t • Silver 7t's • Krell KAV-300i • Oppo DV-981HD • Benchmark DAC1-USB • MacBook Pro 17", iTunes •
......• Technics SL-1350 turntable with Sumiko headshell, leads, and Bluepoint cartridge • Martin Logan Sequels •

.........................................................-+-Click Here to see my system-+-
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smudaaar

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Post Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:49 pm

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I love my PSB speaks but the way you guys talk about your ML's makes me feel like I missed the bus.... if you know what I mean!
Bob Carver built a time machine and went back in time to stop the JFK assassination. As Oswald shot, Bob met all three bullets with sound waves from a subwoofer he built, deflecting them. JFK's head exploded out of sheer amazement.
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OBI56

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Post Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:01 am

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smudaaar wrote:I love my PSB speaks but the way you guys talk about your ML's makes me feel like I missed the bus.... if you know what I mean!


Have you ever heard a properly set up pair of MLs smudaaar (and I don't mean at Magnolia where they woldn't know how to plug up a clock radio properly)? They are not for everyone but if they are for you, you will know so in 3 seconds flat and will probably never want to go back to whatever you were listening to before. I know that is how I came to buy mine.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.
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wrat

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Post Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:28 pm

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Well Looks Like The Pics got trashed with the "thing" that happened whatever that was......
No Biggy but the Analog Source has Changed to.................

Nottingham Analogue Interspace w/ AceSpace Arm same cart

Speaker Wire Is Home Depot 10ga Solid Core twisted pair terminated with spades
Interconnect is Straightwire and some Monster & Maybe Some Rat Shack stuff on the video side

Pics to come
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tadman

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Post Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:20 pm

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Enjoy those Martin Logans. I live in Lawrence, KS, where the ML factory is. I demo'ed a pair at the local HiFi shop (the $5k pair) and they were quite impressive. I want to tour the factory before I graduate.

The comments about plugging in a clock radio at Magnolia are quite humorous. Then I realize I've been banned from making coffee in two offices, one ex-girlfriend's house, and my parents' house... Somehow I seem to manage with the stereo though.
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wrat

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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:17 pm

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new toy in the rack
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OBI56

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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:39 pm

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Cool addition wrat! I've listened to those amps several times with my ML Sources at my locla McIntosh dealer. Really nice amp.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.
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audiophile101

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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:10 pm

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Nice McIntosh MC275! It's the MK-V reissue as well which is my favorite of the bunch.
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engtaz

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:16 am

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Very nice wrat. Congrats.
engtaz


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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BillD

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:13 pm

Re: Wrats Nest

Well, Wrat, not a single Carver piece in your rig. Why are you here? :o :-k
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer
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wrat

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:11 pm

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BillD wrote:Well, Wrat, not a single Carver piece in your rig. Why are you here? :o :-k


Yeah I pretty much retired all my Carver stuff,still in my closet though
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BillD

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:10 pm

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I was teasing. If it's in the closet, it's OK. I have a bunch of stuff in the closet too.
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer
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kingman

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Post Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:15 pm

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Wrats Nest...you can come out of the closet now!!!! :shock: [-X
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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