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    A shot in the rack with my new source for the SDA CRS+ rig, the Cal Audio CL-15 HDCD player and the B&K EX4420 225 wpc amp.

    A truly giant killer sounding system in my opinion. About $2,750 used on all gear. Only thing bought new was wire.
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    Default Sunfire Reference Tube Preamp

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    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
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    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."

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    rear
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    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

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    Guts
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    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."

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    NICE! :D
    There is no genuine justice in any scheme of feeding and coddling the loafer whose only ponderable energies are devoted wholly to reproduction. Nine-tenths of the rights he bellows for are really privileges and he does nothing to deserve them. We not only acquired a vast population of morons, we have inculcated all morons, old or young, with the doctrine that the decent and industrious people of the country are bound to support them for all time.-Menkin

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    Looking good Russ....I bet Bruce is lurking and drooling :)

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    I could take some pics of my Myryad amp... and maybe the Denon 3805 if anyone is interested.
    Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

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    Car Setup: OEM Radio, RF 360.2v2, Polk SR6500 quad amped off 4 Xtant 1.1 100w mono amps, Xtant 6.1 to run an eD 13av.2, all Stinger wiring and Raammat deadener.

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    PJ - I use those same dampers....did you notice an changes? I didn't really bother listening for them as the purpose of them alone made me feel better about using them. They look cool huh? :)

    Tryrrthg - The McCormack looks nice, thanks for the picture.

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    what the heck, heres mine... not alot inside..

    Just received my Mullard 6x4 rectifier, and a tri of telefunken 12ax7's
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    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
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    and the front panel
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    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    This audio porn is giving me wood.

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    DAC: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Linestage: Placette RVC Passive
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Subwoofer: SVS PB12-NSD

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    Originally posted by dorokusai
    PJ - I use those same dampers....did you notice an changes? I didn't really bother listening for them as the purpose of them alone made me feel better about using them. They look cool huh? :)
    Doro,
    Well I swapped out tubes at the same time and then put all the screws back on the lid. It certainly didn't degrade the sound any that I can tell.

    I also use the tube damping HAL-Os on the Jolida cdp. The rings in combination with the "blue ball" isolation rack I made has yielded some nice gains as a cumulative effect on pinpoint placement / focus and separation in the sound. I feel that these small tweaks alone may be hard to recognize but when you start adding a few together and then you take them all away then one may notice a difference. Here too though, no harm done by the tweaks and it leaves one with some peace of mind that you've done everything you can at a small and very reasonable cost. Systems certainly sound good that's for sure.

    I was going to go with the Pearl Tube Coolers, but after reading posts by others who had owned both, the general consensus was that the Herbie product was superior.
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    Originally posted by dorokusai
    Looking good Russ....I bet Bruce is lurking and drooling :)
    Not any more than usual... but I have been trying to call Russ....
    More later,
    Tour...
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    Parasound HALO A-23 amp. :)
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    .
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    Guts
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    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
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    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
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    You gotta' love a Makers Mark colored toroid.

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    Doro,

    I love everything about that amp, Great Design, Great Build, Nice front LED's, Sound neutral from nothing to everything 0% to 100% never changes sound, never colors music.

    Thanks again Doro for talking me into that brand, I'm sold. Can't afford everything about that company, but what I own is sweet.

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    Originally posted by dorokusai
    Tryrrthg - The McCormack looks nice, thanks for the picture.
    Not quite as flashy as the rest of these pieces but she sure does sing!
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    figured I'm sitting here bored and sick so might as well do something.

    The back of the Denon 3805...


    The guts...


    The face of the Myryad MA-500...


    The ass...


    The guts...




    I was definitely impressed the Myryad. Looks to be VERY well built. Weighs in at 43lbs and the Denon weighs 37lbs. Not to shabby!
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    Car Setup: OEM Radio, RF 360.2v2, Polk SR6500 quad amped off 4 Xtant 1.1 100w mono amps, Xtant 6.1 to run an eD 13av.2, all Stinger wiring and Raammat deadener.

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    Ah! 4000 before upsampler install
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    B&K ST125.2

    125x2 8 ohms


    - Front Faceplate, kind of hard to take a picture of the faceplate, it is silver and it 'shines'...only way to do it is take a dark pic...sucks...but ya know! Awesome looking amp!


    Here is the rear of the unit, has XLR and RCA hook ups, and nice big speaker terminals which annoy me to death... not so bad now that I have nanners


    Here is where everything seems to run to, must be the mastermind... also kind of explains why the left side of the amp is so hot while the right side is cold as an icecube...NICE big heat sinks...I like it!


    Here is the layout of the amp, two big blue bad arse caps and a nice big toridial transformer! AWESOME! I also like how this amp looks easy to repair, infact...it would be extremely easy to replace some of thise internal wiring...*ponders*


    Yall shoulda known I couldnt go without including a big picture of the BIG BLUE BAD ARSE caps didnt ya?? Well here it is! BIG AND BLUE...

    Thats my B&K, have fun :p
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    I am not going to post any of the big, bad ass pieces.

    Instead, I am going to pay respects to my very first piece of mid-fi equipment. This particular pre amplifier was critical in taking me towards the direction of better sound. No, it wasnt exotic - but it sounded great at the time! Still does...

    FRONT.

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    Insides..

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    Rear end baby

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    Regarding the AMC, cost aside, were you disapointed when you first opened it up? I mean, it looks like very little to expect good performance or value. Not to imply that bigger is better and that more IS better.

    These AMC's are known as entry level seperates and have a bit of a following for being better/higher quality than pioneer and denon when it comes to certain products, players, amps etc. etc.

    From that picture I see little to indicate and anything more than a cool case and a zenith inside. Not trying to offend or anything just my simple opinion.

    Kevin

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    Kevin,

    I was thrilled with the piece.

    This is back before I even knew what "SDA" was, let alone that it existed. At that time the most experience I had was with various receivers from the likes of Onkyo, JVC, Technics, and Pioneer. As you can tell, the standards were not set all too high.

    To put it bluntly; the Amc 1100, combined with the Carver M200t and AMC 2100 amp showed me what better sound was like. It took my Polk 2000's to a level I never thought possible.

    AMC produces wonderful equipment for the coin..and is an excellent choice for those who dont have large amounts of green to shell out - but want to take a significant leap above contemporary equipment. I will stand by AMC's seperates all the way. The amps are powerful and clean - the cd players are silent, detailed, and reliable, as is the pre amp.

    No, their gear may not satisfy those who lust for the very best, or want some fancy exotic name to spit off the tongue. But thats not what AMC is there for. Its great equipment at a great price.

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    Looks like a clean, simple layout--which is exactly what you want in a preamp. I bet that sucker sounds pretty smooth.

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    ZERO,

    I agree..

    I have a carver m200t and a parasound P/HP, and they are what also showed me what I was missing with just a Yamaha AVR on my RT2000i`s...

    they were the inexspensive beginnings of what has become my
    love/obsession with mid/upper audio...

    It`s been downhill ever since...!!!:D

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    Steve, Yep, she does sound quite smooth. No frills.. just good sound.

    Beardog, I cant speak for you, but there are times when I wish I could have stayed content with that gear... !

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