North Texas in-home auditions

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North Texas in-home auditions
« on: 6 Aug 2004, 02:11 am »
If you are willing to allow fellow AC members into your home to audition your system, please add a post to this thread that contains your city of residence and a description of your system.  Any information beyond that should probably be exchanged via PM or some other private means.

Hopefully, this will give people a chance to audition systems or components that they might otherwise not find at a local dealer.  Thanks in advance to all posters for displaying such openness and generosity!


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my system and location
« Reply #1 on: 6 Aug 2004, 03:47 am »
usher 6381 speakers(review at 6 moons), consonance cyber 800 tube monos, usher r-1.5 power amp,belles 21a (auricap upgrade) preamp, onix xcd-88 cdp (same as music hall cd-25), ack!! dac 1.2e, 6sonsaudio manitou windigo interconnect, Grover S interconnect, audio art ic-3 interconnect, straley reality speaker cables, 6sonsaudio windigo, thunderbird, and wind spirit II power cords,  audio art power 1 power cord. just added a jolida jd 502b 60 watt tube integrated.

marvin bolden
saginaw,tx. 76131

p.s. i also have a pair of onix ref 1 bookshelves and a pair of aad c200 bookshelves.
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« Reply #2 on: 6 Aug 2004, 06:41 am »
Dallas (downtown)...see below for my system information.  Ambience Superslim 1800 are ribbon hybrid speakers made in Australia.  They are rare here in the good ol' USA.



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« Reply #3 on: 6 Aug 2004, 01:15 pm »
Sure, but it is South Texas (Houston) for me. Equipment includes:

Daedalus DA-1 Speakers
Diaural Speakers from Diaural
Reference Audio Mods - Carver ZR1600
Sony TA-P9000ES modified by Stan Warren
Philips SACD 1000 - Modified by Stan Warren


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« Reply #4 on: 20 Aug 2004, 04:19 am »
Plano for me.

System always in flux.

Denon 5900 Univ. player, Cary CD 303

Adcom GFP 750, Creek passive

Llano Trininty Reference 300, Llano Trinity 3, and smaller stuff

Hales Revelation III, Triangle Zephyr XS

Tara Labs speaker cable
Monster i/cs
The "wires" are way overdue for updating.


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« Reply #5 on: 28 Sep 2004, 02:58 am »
Recently won a digital camera, so I could finally take some system pics and put them on here, see my signature for link to my gallery.

I am in Austin, but feel free to drop me an email if you are coming down this way and would like to swing by.

amp: Art Audio Concerto Mk2
preamp: Granite Audio 770fp
digital: Sony S-7000
analog: NA Spacedeck, Hadcock 242SE tonearm, Muisc Maker Mk3 MM cart, JA Michell Record Clamp, Living Voice Mystic Mat
speakers: JM Reynaud Offrandes
cabling: mostly TG Audio
HT: Viewsonic N1700W LCD HDTV, Theta Casa Nova, Bag End Infrasub-18

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North Texas in-home auditions
« Reply #6 on: 15 Oct 2004, 09:19 pm »
I would be willing.  System

GR AV-1 speakers across the front
Titanic MKII 12" DIY sub
Yamaha 995 as preamp
Rotel 1075 amp
Sony CE775 SACD player (but may be sent off soon to me modded).

SW Fort Worth near Hulen.  About 15 minutes south of TCU.



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« Reply #7 on: 24 Jan 2005, 03:18 am »
...just a note to chime in on this subject....I am located in Saginaw....looks like I am not the only one either....I am open to the audio 'visits'...I am always interested in the discussion and giving others and opportunity as well...its difficult finding folks who are into this stuff ans decide to go a little more overboard than the usual! My system is pretty unique...

Legacy Audio FOCUS, Super Satellites, Cinema Center
VMPS Original Sub
B&K Ref 20
Carver power
Monster HTS-5100
Audio Control PCA
Philips DVD Q50
Kenwood MD
Custom stands & audio rack


Houston, Texas
« Reply #8 on: 26 Jan 2005, 01:28 am »
Daedalus DA-1 Speakers
Carver ZR1600 - RAM Modifications
Sony TA-P900ES - Stan Warren Modifications
Philips SACD 1000 - Stan Warren Modifications

It would be great to start a South Texas Audio Club


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North Dallas Area
« Reply #9 on: 14 Jul 2005, 05:29 pm »
Hey all -

I live in Plano and have the following equipment:

For Audio:
Klipsch 1976 Cornwall's (L/R Main)
Klipsch 1979 Cornwall's (L/R Surrounds)
Klipsch 1967 Vertical Cornwall II (Center)
One SVS 20-39CS Subwoofer
Two SVS 20-39CS+ Subwoofers
Two Samson S1000's
1967 Fisher 500B Tube Receiver powering the front mains
Harman Kardon AVR-510 5.1 Digital Receiver
Pioneer DV-47A DVD Player (SACD, DVD-A)
Linksys Wireless B Media Adapter
Harmon Kardon FL8350 5 Disc CD Player
Technics dbx Cassette Deck

For Video:
Mitsubishi WS-65869 65" 16:9 RPTV (HDTV)
Zektor HDS4 Component Switch
Lite-On LVD-2001 Scaling to 1080i DVD Player
Motorola 6208 HD DVR Cable Box
Xbox Game Console with HD Pack
Panasonic PV4465S VHS Player

If anyone would like a demo just let me know.  My website is in my sig.



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« Reply #10 on: 14 Jul 2005, 06:50 pm »
I live in McKinney.
Von Schweikert VR4jr's, VR1's, LCR-15, TS-150's
Cary Audio Cinema 6, DVD 6 and Cinema 5 amp.
BenQ7700 dlp projector, 106" screen.

I also work part time for a custom installer in Plano where we have the Von Schweikert VR4sr's, VR-2's, Halo JC-1's, Halo C2, Halcro Logic SSP80 and MC70 amp, among some ther stuff.  I can meet there anytime or after hours if you want to demo anything there as well.


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« Reply #11 on: 14 Jul 2005, 07:43 pm »
I live in Arlington.  System:

Dunlavy SCIV / A's
Cary CAD500MB (ss mono's)
Cary SLP-98
Cary 303/300
Audio Magic Stealth XXX Conditioner
Acoustic Zen cabling

My schedule can be pretty tough, but willing to work on it if anyone's interested.


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« Reply #12 on: 1 Sep 2005, 04:13 am »
I am available for auditions---best time is during the week day or Monday and Wednesday until 8pm.  I work at home and the house is empty of the family.

Onix Ref 3, 100, 1
CS PSW1 sub (want to replace this)
Emotiva pre-pro and MC amp
Denon 2900
Music Hall MMF-5
HP Media Center PC
Comcast HD tuner & DVR
Mitsbishi WS55819


NAD C272/162, RAW HT3
« Reply #13 on: 5 Dec 2005, 02:07 am »
Feel free to audition the below speakers/amp at my small apartment.

RAW acoustic HT3 speakers
NAD C162/C272 amp/pre combo
A simple Sony DVD/CD/SACD player.
Audioquest Bedrock speaker cables.

Email to setup a time.


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Re: North Texas in-home auditions
« Reply #14 on: 8 Dec 2006, 07:44 pm »
First, let me thank Marvin for pointing out this forum!

My home is open for meets and hangouts for audiophiles. Speaker, amp, preamp etc. shootouts as well. I currently have two setups in place, a few more in the plans. Modest, I know, compared to some of the equipment listed in the thread but you can hear music coming out... :)

Location Bedford, TX.

Living room 2.1 channel consists of:

Dalhquist DQ-10 speakers
Aragon 2004 amplifier
DIY 15" Atlas subwoofer, 5cu.ft. sealed box, 240W Dayton plate amp
HK3370 stereo receiver as a temporary preamp solution
Toshiba HD-XA1 HD-DVD player
Luxman D-100 CD player
Samsung HL-R6168W 1080p DLP

Home Theatre isn't completely setup yet but watchable atm:

Polk LSi15 mains
Polk LSi7 centre + surrounds
SVS PCU subwoofer
HK AVR7200 receiver, demoted to prepro-only duty
B&K AVP5000 5ch amplifier
Rotel BR-890 2ch amplifier
Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD player
InFocus SP5000 720p LCD projector (not happy at all with this, going back to CRT FP or getting Sony Pearl)


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Re: North Texas in-home auditions
« Reply #15 on: 16 May 2007, 04:07 am »
Good to see you Sami!

McKinney off Eldorado Parkway.

GR Research Alpha LS Speakers
Polk LSi9 Speakers
Dodd Audio Battery Preamp
Dodd Audio Dual Mono Tube Amp
Arcam CD73 CDP

Whole house rig:
Polk RTi10 Speakers
Polk RT7 Speakers
Polk Monitor 7A Speakers
Signet SP200 Subwoofer
Melos SHA-1 Preamp
Harman Kardon PA2000 Amps (mod)
Entech Number Cruncher

PSB Alpha CLR / LR / C Speakers
Signet SP100 Subwoofer
Onkyo TX-SR303 Receiver


Re: North Texas in-home auditions
« Reply #16 on: 15 Jun 2007, 11:36 am »
I'm in Austin and available for meets etc.  I have two setups, a theater and a listening room, both up and running. Anyone ever interested just shoot me an email. Though not up to par with some of you guys systems, here's what I've got(so far!!);

For Music:
Speakers: Martin Logan Odyssey's
Preamp: Cary SLP-98P
Amp: Classe CA-300
Digital: Ah! Njoe Tjoeb 4000
Analog: Rega P-5 w/Rega Exact cart.
Cabling: Kool Cables

For Movies:
Projector: Benq 7500
Screen: 110" Vutec Silver Star
Pre: Sunfire TG III
Amp: Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
Speakers: Martin Logan Aeon, Martin Logan Theater i, Script i's, ACI Titan II LE, Earthquake Super Nova, Butt Kickers on platform.
Cabling: A mix of Kool Cables & others....


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Re: North Texas in-home auditions
« Reply #17 on: 5 Jul 2007, 03:36 am »
I'm in North Dallas, off of George Bush. I've got two, possibly 3 systems that could be used for auditioning.


Klipsch K-horns
Klipsch LaScala
Klipsch KLF C-7
SVS PB12 plus/2
Denon AVR-3200 (antiquated)
McIntosh MC-250 (2)
McIntosh MC-275 Mk IV
Cambridge Audio Azur 640C
Oppo DV981HD

Klipsch Cornwall I
McIntosh MAC-1700
Denon DVD-2200
Technics SL1200 M3D

Klipsch Heresy I (Bubinga)
Klipsch Heresy II (Bubinga and Walnut)
McIntosh MA-6100


Re: North Texas in-home auditions
« Reply #18 on: 5 Jul 2007, 03:53 am »
Well, I have gone thru a major re-organization and created a full-blown home theater. My fiance & I converted an upstairs rec room into our theater. Added walls, insulation, sound-treatments, custom stage, drapes, valences, new carpet and lighting! The system itself has remained stable, although I did have to do a few  :beer: upgrades! We have added a Panasonic PT-AE900U HD projector, 106" 16:9 motorized Mustang screen, SVS PB-12 Sub, and the new Directv HR-20 HD DVR  :deadhorse: .. nothing beats TIVO... If anyone would like a viewing, it is enjoyable to allow others to come in and absorb all the hard work we put into it, and even get some feedback for future improvements. Just drop me a line thru this posting and we'll go from there! Photos available upon request!


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Re: North Texas in-home auditions
« Reply #19 on: 15 Oct 2007, 08:23 pm »
need everyone to update their systems.  some said they like to host get togethers here, all you have to do is set a date and time and call for rsvp.  we'll be glad to brings equipment, drinks, snacks.
let's get this on a roll :thumb: