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    Default Has your system ever lost its Mojo?

    My 2 channel system consiting of a NAD C370 integrated, Denon 3910, and Tyler Linbrooks has lost its mojo. One day I was in sonic heaven, then I tried using an Audioquest Viper cable instead of the jumpers on my NAD, left it that way for a week, decided I didn't like it as well and put everything back the way it was. Now no mojo. I can't put my finger on exactly what I don't like as the imaging is still excellent, sounds are coming from where they should be, just seems like the mid range is too forward, bright and overbearing with vocals. I'm going to double check everything this weekend. Heck, maybe I've just hit the point where my brain says I'm tired of listening to the same equipment.

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    you might want to try some tubes in the mix,,just a thought. :)
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    you are being punished by the audio gods for illicit tampering with your system, you need to remove your pants and do the Dance of Joy around the rack to appease their nature.

    Have fun and I recommend doing the dance in front of the Mrs. it really makes em freak out!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1 View Post
    you are being punished by the audio gods for illicit tampering with your system, you need to remove your pants and do the Dance of Joy around the rack to appease their nature.

    Have fun and I recommend doing the dance in front of the Mrs. it really makes em freak out!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    you might want to try some tubes in the mix,,just a thought. :)
    Yea, I keep kicking around the idea of a tube pre, just not sure I am ready for tubes quite yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polkitup2 View Post
    My 2 channel system consiting of a NAD C370 integrated, Denon 3910, and Tyler Linbrooks has lost its mojo.
    You can expect the loss of mojo to occur like once a week. Your system didn't change -- you did. Depends on your mood, time of day, menstrual cycle (for girls and for husbands who catch hell during this period), lunar cycle, proximity to payday, kid concerns, number of beers, etc. You get the idea. At this moment, the worse thing you can do is take advice from us on what should be upgraded.

    BTW -- those Linbrooks would benefit greatly from a tube CDP.
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    Sorry to hear of your system woes...

    I no longer can relate, but I use to! :) Good luck
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    turn your system off for about 4 or 5 days.. don't even power it up.. then come back.. you and your system's mojo will be found again. ;)

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    I dont know if a tube CDP would be the best route

    But throw some more power on those Tylers, tube pre, maybe a tube CDP, but I think to much tube is a bad thing... and it should be 100 times better. Ty's speakers are pretty power hungry
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    DB has it right. Every once in awhile you need to just let it be for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danger boy View Post
    turn your system off for about 4 or 5 days.. don't even power it up.. then come back.. you and your system's mojo will be found again. ;)
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    Darrin once lost his remote, but not the mojo, and it was still one of the funniest things in the Polk archives.

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    The Audioquest Viper cable may not have been to your taste but my guess is it produced a cleaner sound that you got a little used to.

    Try out more cables and go up the food chain.
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    Good luck finding your mojo.

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    Unless you had a concussion or was around loud noise for an extended period of time, your brain is playing games. Leave the system alone for a week, listen to a boom box. Then go back to the rig, the psychology of it all will bring you back to happiness I'm betting.
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    Sometimes and inch difference in speaker placement or a degree of toe in can make all the difference in the world. Did you move the speakers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danger boy View Post
    turn your system off for about 4 or 5 days.. don't even power it up.. then come back.. you and your system's mojo will be found again. ;)
    No no no!!!! Leave it powered up but don't listen to it. Then go back to it 4 to 5 days later. The longer you leave gear powered up the better it sounds and mojo is evident.
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    Lost mojo? Never.

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    This is why I'm glad I travel so much with my work. I'll be gone for 1-8 weeks at a time. I get back home and damn it sounds good. The rig I have in my truck sounds pretty damn good and I do listen to it a bunch. Driving anywhere from 5 to 16 hours at a time. When I get home its....turn on the amp to warm the tubes...unload the truck...shower....open a bottle of wine.....sit back and enjoy some tunes until I have to hit the road again.

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    They say those magic pebbles help attract the mojo back and then make it hard for it to leave again

    Maybe the AQ jumpers were better than you thought, not that cables make a difference mind you.

    And not listening to your system for a few days can definetely give you a new perspective when you turn it back on
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    Sometimes and inch difference in speaker placement or a degree of toe in can make all the difference in the world. Did you move the speakers?
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    Didn't move the speakers, tried a diferent amp and CDP tonight but still the same suckola. I think I just need to stay away for awhile.

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    Make sure you leave everything powered up in the idle state.

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    STAY AWAY or your mojo may be gone forever ha ha ha.

    I think I saw your mojo ordering a latte at Starbucks today ;)

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    I have two totally different systems set up in my main listening room. I alternate every week or so. Each system always sounds best that first day.

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    Mine lost it's mojo as soon as I hooked up (2) pairs of Monster Z3 cables.
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    well I told you to do the dance......man your screwed, you may need an exorcist after all this time.

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    I know a good one!

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    now a couple of days to a week aint gonna do it...


    you need to leave it powered up, and turn the dial all the way down for at least two weeks or more...

    Do the nekkid mojo dance...


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    You may be on to it Bear, sadly the NAD might of served its purpose and needs to let way to some hi-fi mojo.

    Yep I feel it........mojo rising...........still recommend the nekkid dance in front of the wife though and a dedicated 2-channel, no TV in the room at all.

    thats how we roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1 View Post
    You may be on to it Bear, sadly the NAD might of served its purpose and needs to let way to some hi-fi mojo.

    Yep I feel it........mojo rising...........still recommend the nekkid dance in front of the wife though and a dedicated 2-channel, no TV in the room at all.

    thats how we roll.

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