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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:10 pm

jjptkd wrote:I like the TV stand, kind of a cool vintage look to go with the silver faced gear.

If you like LOUD and clear music, I highly recommend looking into some Klipsch Chorus IIs. I've had a set for the past few years and they are very hard to beat, extremely loud, clear and the type of bass that kicks you in the chest!! :D :D :D You can run these with a 2 watt tube amp or the Sunfire 600x2, they're easy like that! There's a nice pair on eBay right now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110832659104?ss ... 710wt_1185
Those are some nice looking speakers. Im pretty sure I heard some when they first came out and remember how much I liked them. I only have one problem, if I bring one more pair of speakers in this house I might be sleeping out on the sidewalk... :lol: :lol:
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PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:16 pm

Alright, momma left for awhile so I pulled out some more speakers.
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Iron Maiden: Caught somewhere in time....is rockin the house.
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:44 pm

I gave up on looking for a rack...and who needs one when you got empty ammo cans laying around everywhere :-" :-" \:D/

Still got the hood off the Sunfire tube pre from tube rolling. Im thinking move the amps back and move the speakers in a little....I dont know, whatever sounds best I guess is the way to go. Got the 20's all cleaned up and put together and added another 2400 to the collection \:D/
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by Snoop65 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:51 pm

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:54 pm

Well its been a while since I have updated. Finally found a nice audio rack that I like. Right now the Lightstar is setting on a Sunfire glass base in the floor. Here are a couple pics.
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by Snoop65 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:16 pm

WOW!!! LOOKING AWESOME ERIC!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> NICE RACK!!! (no pun) :lol: Did the new rack help you sonically?
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:58 am

Eric, you have some fine looking equipment there!! =D> That set up must sound awesome!!! \:D/
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:42 am

Snoop65 wrote:WOW!!! LOOKING AWESOME ERIC!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> NICE RACK!!! (no pun) :lol: Did the new rack help you sonically?
:lol: :lol: :lol: Had to double check and make sure I didnt put up pics of the wife... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Come to think of it I have noticed a little less feedback and hum thru the TT. Less microphonic tube trouble also.
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:50 am

helicopterpilotdoug wrote:Eric, you have some fine looking equipment there!! =D> That set up must sound awesome!!! \:D/
Thanks Doug.....Recognize any of dem cables.... :D

I must confess, there is one set of AudioQuest cables going to the DAC.....I know...I know....Blasphemy!!
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:54 am

MRHP wrote:
helicopterpilotdoug wrote:Eric, you have some fine looking equipment there!! =D> That set up must sound awesome!!! \:D/
Thanks Doug.....Recognize any of dem cables.... :D

I must confess, there is one set of AudioQuest cables going to the DAC.....I know...I know....Blasphemy!!
Yes I do recognize some of those cables :D We'll have to see what we can do about that set going to the DAC though!! :lol:
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:41 am

helicopterpilotdoug wrote:Eric, you have some fine looking equipment there!! =D> That set up must sound awesome!!! \:D/
Yes it does sound awesome thanks to my many friends advice here on the forum! Now here is a little Tube Porn for Snoop and Chauss!
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1957 Sylvania 5751 triple mica black plates
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Mullard 10M's Brimar 13D5's 1949Ken-Rad 12ax7's GE 5751's
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by Snoop65 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:43 pm

I NEED MORE LOTION!!!! BOING!!!!!! AWESOME TUBE COLLECTION!!!!!!
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:17 am

Last night I had some fun playing around with the Turn Table. Bi-amped the Baby Blacks using one for tweeters and the other for woofers and used the gain on the BB's for volume. Pretty fun trying different tubes for woofers and tweeters and then making it gel with the phono preamp tubes of different selection. Here's a couple pics.
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by Snoop65 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:36 am

You're like the mad scientist Eric! :lol: How did it sound? What tube combination did you end up with? Oh and sorry I missed your call I was at a college basketball game with my daughter.
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: MRHP's cave dwelling area

Post by MRHP » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:56 pm

Snoop65 wrote:You're like the mad scientist Eric! :lol: How did it sound? What tube combination did you end up with? Oh and sorry I missed your call I was at a college basketball game with my daughter.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The tweeter amp sounded best with either 5751 Sylvania triple blacks or very early MC1 Mullard 12ax7. I was also rolling power cables too and the tweeter amp liked the Douglas Bravo 15 silver based cable.

The woofer amp sounded best with either Mullard M10's or Siemens ECC83 and a Furutech 18P power cable.

The phono pre sounded best with 5751 Sylvania triple mica black plaes.

The turn table liked the Douglas Alpha 11 or Bravo 15. The Alpha seemed to add some weight to the music where the Bravo 15 brought out more detail with a lighter more delicate touch.
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65

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