FAQ  •  Register   •  Gallery •  Login

It is currently Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:30 am

Tinpan's updated system

<<

stevek

User avatar

M-400t CUBE

Posts: 136

Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:36 pm

Location: Westchester, NY

Post Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:51 pm

Re: Tinpan's updated system

Tinpan,
I plan on building the amps myself.
Steve
Carver M500t(9/14), Carver M500t(8/12), Benchmark USB Preamp (10/10), biamped Emerald Physics CS-2 (7/14), Sony CDP-CE505,
Sonos Zone Player ZP90 (9/11), Sonos Play:3(9/11), Sonos Bridge(9/11), Qnap TS-219P+ Music Server(9/11). Spares:
Sunfire CRM-2 (2010), Decware SE34I.3 (11/13)
<<

tinpan

User avatar

TFM-45

Posts: 584

Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:48 am

Location: Spotsylvania, VA

Post Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:59 am

Re: Tinpan's updated system

I plan on building the amps myself.

Very cool.

I am lucky to be able to solder banana plugs on speaker wires.

BTW, the transformation has begun. I listed the DACS, Abbeys and P600 on Agon this morning. I have sold a bunch on ebay, but this is my first Agon experience. We'll see how it goes
Tinpan

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin
<<

stevek

User avatar

M-400t CUBE

Posts: 136

Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:36 pm

Location: Westchester, NY

Post Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:42 pm

Re: Tinpan's updated system

So are you going to stick with low power tube equipment for all your 2 channel ?

Do you still have your Sophia Baby amp? I was looking at one again last week.
Steve
Carver M500t(9/14), Carver M500t(8/12), Benchmark USB Preamp (10/10), biamped Emerald Physics CS-2 (7/14), Sony CDP-CE505,
Sonos Zone Player ZP90 (9/11), Sonos Play:3(9/11), Sonos Bridge(9/11), Qnap TS-219P+ Music Server(9/11). Spares:
Sunfire CRM-2 (2010), Decware SE34I.3 (11/13)
<<

tinpan

User avatar

TFM-45

Posts: 584

Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:48 am

Location: Spotsylvania, VA

Post Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:18 pm

Re: Tinpan's updated system

So are you going to stick with low power tube equipment for all your 2 channel ?


No, kind of, maybe, right now I am working on the input side of things. I am selling a bunch of stuff on Agon and using that money to have 3 Audio Note Dac 2.1 with USB built. I am also going to have 2 Audio Note L2 pre amps built, one with a phono stage and one without.

Here's my thinking. I have an AN DAC 3.1 with all of the signature upgrades. It is to die for and I almost did when I bought it. It was almost as expensive as a good pair of mono blocks. The new Eastern Electric DACs, which I also love, go for $ 1,100 bucks. I can get an Audio Note DAC 2.1 for around $ 1,500. The thing I like about the AN DACs is they don't do over sampling. The music is as straight and natural as you could expect. So that's why I'm upgrading those. One will go on the system with the A7's and the other will go on the system with the Sunfire Tube amp.

I am also going to replace the Bottle Head pre amp and probably the Sunfire Classic Tube Preamp. Those pre amps will be getting tube amps as well and they will probably be Carver when all is said and done. Depends on how much I can get sold and traded. For folks that are looking for Sunfire Classic Tube Preamps, the Audio Note L2 makes a nice alternative. You can get one without a phono stage for $ 1,250 or $ 1,350 or get one with a phono stage for $ 1,500. It's almost identical to the market for used Sunfire Classic Pre amps and they sound really nice.

Now, if I just hang some Carver tube amps off those I can have the best of both worlds. The big question will be how well does an EE DAC,Sunfire Classic Tube Pre amp stack up against an AN DAC and pre amp. The Sunfire set up with the 600 x 2 is a pretty awesome setup. Can't believe I am even thinking about getting rid of it.

I want to try to stay with a full range speaker set up. I have my Klipsch CF-3s or some heritage Klipsch La Scalas Cornwalls etc to fall back on.

So, the direct answer is, yes I want to stay more lower power for two channel, but it's not firmly decided. Today I enjoyed my TG IV, Sunfire 400 x 5, La Scala combo in stereo mode. Man that sounded good too.
Tinpan

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin
<<

tinpan

User avatar

TFM-45

Posts: 584

Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:48 am

Location: Spotsylvania, VA

Post Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:59 pm

Re: Tinpan's updated system

BTW, I still have the Sophia Baby amp, it's at my brother's house along with a pair of Snell J types. Hopefully I'll see them again.

Anyway, the transition has begun. The P600 and both DAC's are gone and most of the SF speakers.

Image
Here's the first DAC 2.1. It's just waiting on the digital card

Image

Behind this will be the pre amp. Hopefully I'll be testing a new config in a couple weeks
Tinpan

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin
<<

Butch

Newbie

Posts: 26

Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:14 am

Location: Upstate, New York

Post Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:15 pm

Re: Tinpan's updated system

Awesome !!!!
<<

PDR

User avatar

TFM-45

Posts: 549

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:57 pm

Location: Linbrook, Alberta Canada

Post Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:30 pm

Re: Tinpan's updated system

Hope you let us know if you decide to "Transition" those back loaded horns!..... O:)

You have the nicest system(s).....
<<

tinpan

User avatar

TFM-45

Posts: 584

Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:48 am

Location: Spotsylvania, VA

Post Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:39 am

Re: Tinpan's updated system

Gulp!! :-s

Image
Right now the PM5a Medallion and the PM65 Alerions are in the closet

Image
And the PM6a Medallions sit amp less after I finally sold the Bottleheads :-&
Tinpan

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin
<<

tinpan

User avatar

TFM-45

Posts: 584

Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:48 am

Location: Spotsylvania, VA

Post Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:53 pm

Re: Tinpan's updated system

Image
Got my Sophia Electric amp back and have it driving the Khorns for now. :)
Tinpan

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin
<<

Chauss

User avatar

(pair of) SILVER-7t's

Posts: 2349

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:35 pm

Location: In my own little world.....

Post Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:03 pm

Re: Tinpan's updated system

Very NICE Tinpan! =D> I LOVE K-Horns....probably the best speaker Klipsch has ever made IMHO! (have not heard the new 20K Palladiums yet though) :D
Image
Good sound—like good music, good wine and good fellowship—is meant to be shared.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits" Albert Einstein
<<

TNRabbit

User avatar

(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs

Posts: 13373

Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:53 am

Location: TN Native Languishing in VA

Post Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:59 am

Re: Tinpan's updated system

Lots of changes since this.....how 'bout an update, Robin?
TNRabbit
Image

From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
Previous

Return to List / Update Your System

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Powered by phpBB © 2011 phpBB Group.