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    Default Got my Jolida back..finally!

    OK, I sent my Jolida SJ502A to the shop a couple of weeks ago to get some mods done. They changed out the caps, diodes, volume pot, by-passed the balance, and dampened the chasis. In the meantime, I got some EH KT-88's. Hooked it all up yesterday, biased it, and sat back for some critical listening. Although the tubes haven't broken in yet, I've already noticed more detail. Also, prior to the mods, I felt there was something missing. I can't describe it in any other terms, but now everything seems to be in order. Sounds great, looks great, now I'm done (at least for a while).
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    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

    "God grooves with tubes."

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    Here's a pic of the whole rack...

    (Please excuse the Monster Power Center. I bought it before the "boycott"...)
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    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

    "God grooves with tubes."

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    One more of the whole system (except sub). The speakers are Norh 5.1's.
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    "God grooves with tubes."

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    Very nice ...:p

    I have never seen speakers like those before.

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    Awesome Early!

    Nice to have some unique gear there.
    Paul

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    Looks great.

    Two Channel Setup:

    Speakers: Wharfedale Opus 2-3
    Integrated Amp: Jolida JD1502
    DAC: Arcam irDac
    Source: iMac
    Remote Control: iPad Mini

    3.2 Home Theater Setup:

    Fronts: Polk LSiM 703s
    Center: Polk LSiM 703
    Subs: SVS PB 12 NSD X 2
    AVR: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
    Blu Ray: Sony BDP-S790
    TV Source: DirecTV Genie

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    Looks great, Early! what is that massive hose connected to the norh? :) very nice system you have there!
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Fantastic, looks very nice.

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    what is that massive hose connected to the norh?
    Those are Audioquest Mammoth speaker cables. Are they great speaker cables, you ask? Hell, I don't know, but they sure look impressive.
    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

    "God grooves with tubes."

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    Sweeeeeeet!
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

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    Are those the famous Parts Express speaker stands?

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    Thumbs up

    That is a very elegant system. Quite nice!
    madmax
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    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

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    Are those the famous Parts Express speaker stands?
    Yep. They look good and work very well for my application. The WAF likes them, too.
    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

    "God grooves with tubes."

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Very nice looking, great gear, the Jolida is a sexy thing!!
    REEL TIME THEATRE
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    B&K 7270 amplifier
    Polk SWA-500 Subwoofer amplifier
    OppO BDP-83
    Pioneer Elite 50"
    Polk LCi-RTS-105;LCi-RTS-C;LCi-RTSFx;LCi80Fx
    Subs-Twin Polk CSW200
    HTS5000


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    Sound Lab Millenium ELS
    BillyBags Rack
    MIT S1/3 cables
    Shunyata/PS Audio/Virtual Dynamics Power Cords


    Everthing Matters...Tubes Rule...and It's Over until it's Not Over

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    Congrats Early, your system does look outstanding. Simple, elegant, and I be it sounds awesome!

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