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Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« on: 5 Feb 2006, 12:58 am »
We get asked about different types of equipment that work well with Nuforce all the time. So, please post your setup here but refrain from turning this topic into a discussion thread. We just want to have a centralized place to list everything. By posting here you also give us permission to post it on our website.

People who are interested in discussing what components work well with NuForce should take it to their respective topics (or just PM the poster).

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« Reply #1 on: 5 Feb 2006, 02:12 am »
Magnum/Dynalab FT-101 (modified)
SOTA Nova/Graham 1.5t/Benz Lo.4
Phillips CD-80 (modified)
Preamp:  Audio Research SP-11 (modified)
Interconnects:  Monster M1000
Nuforce Reference 9s Ver. 9.02 (being updated)
Speaker cable:  Kimber 8TC shotgunned (biwire)
Speakers: ProAc Response 2.5s


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« Reply #2 on: 5 Feb 2006, 03:14 am »

Cambridge 840C CD player
Beresford TC-7520 DAC
Leak Troughline Tuner
Quad FM3 and FM4 Tuner
Slimdevices Squeezebox


Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 300 (MF Fine Tuned)
Cambridge 840A
Nuforce Ref 9SE V2
Leak Stereo 20
Armstrong 625


Dali Helicon 400 Mk1
Stirling Broadcast BBC LS3/5a V2
Stirling Broadcast BBC LS3/5a (silver wired with superspec crossover)


Black Rhodium Opera DCT interconnect & S300 speaker cable
Chord Signature RCA and Speaker Cable
Acoustic Zen Silver Reference interconnects
Krystal Kables Stratos and Missing Link power cables throughout
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« Reply #3 on: 5 Feb 2006, 09:46 am »
Source : Teac DV50s
Preamp : Modwright SWL9.0SE
Amps : Nuforce Ref 9.02
Speakers : Talon Raven C  modified (Mills resistors, Mundorf Silver Oil capacitors, filter is now out of the speaker, sealed enclosure of the filter is full of sand and each speaker weights 200 pounds).
Cables : Acrolink Mexcel


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« Reply #4 on: 5 Feb 2006, 05:17 pm »
Analog Source: Amazon Model 1/TriPlanar MkVII/ZYX Universe
Digital Source:  VRS Audio Systems Music Server
Preamps:  Modwright SWL9.0SE, ZYX Artisan Phono
Amps: Nuforce Reference 9.02
Speakers: Devore Fidelity Silverback Reference
Cables: Zu Varial ICs, TG Slvr PCs, Silent Source PCs, Auditorium 23 SCs
Power Conditioning: Shunyata Hydra 6


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« Reply #5 on: 5 Feb 2006, 08:07 pm »
Turntable:  Ariston RD 110, Sumiko MMT tonearm, Denon 303(or 304) cartridge,  Signal Cable Silver Resolution interconnects(54 inches) from RCA junction box on turntable to Fidelity Research transformer(silver windings?).  Preamp:  RGR(Robert Grodinsky Research)3.  Power amps:  Nuforce 8.02b with Cardas adaptors.  Speaker cables:  Signal Cable Silver Resolution(8 feet-it's the ones with 3 parts silver and 2 parts copper).  Interconnect between preamp and power amp:  Oritek X-2 interconnects(which I  can't recommend highly enough).  Speakers:  DCM Time-Windows(the original-with covering removed).  Turntable sits on Mapleshade's 2-inch Maple with their rubber-cork-rubber footers. Mapleshade and Bright-Star are other isolation devices.


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« Reply #6 on: 5 Feb 2006, 08:18 pm »
Analog,                        Redpoint model D, Tri-Planar Precision Tonearm, ZYX Universe XSBL
Digital,                         Oppo 980hd,
Preamp,                       Audio Horizons 2.1nrb,
Phono pre,                    Ear 834p mod by mitch, Tom Evans Groove plus SRX
Amp,                            Nuforce ref 9.02, now upgraded to SE and now V3
Speakers,                     Tyler Decade 1 full range
Interconnects,              Audio Horizons  Dimension XLR, RCA Interconnect ,
Speaker cable               Audio Horizons Dimension Speaker cable Speaker cable
Power cords,                 jps digital, black sand violet, Audio Horizons Transpareny,
Conditioner,                  PP2000 AC regenerator   
Acoustics,                    Ready Acoustics 2X4 panels.
Tweeks, rack                mapleshade platforms for pre amp and amps, brassfooters top hats       isoblocks, walker audio sst, Audiav Crystal Rack. Furutech De Stat
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« Reply #7 on: 5 Feb 2006, 08:53 pm »

1.  Speakers:
     a.  Mains:  Usher BE-20s
     b.  Center:  VMPS LRC
     c.  Surrounds:  Axiom m60ti tied into VMPS Ribbon Dipole Surround (tripole effect)
     d.  Rear back:  Usher 520s
     e.  Subs:  Velodyne DD15 (primary) and Velodyne SPL1000R (rear)

2.  Processor/Pre-Amp:
     a.  Arcam AV8 (software upgraded to AV9)
     b.  NuForce P-8 (on the way) --- will use HT bypass function

3.  Amps:
     a.  Mains:  2 pair of NuForce Ref. 9 (v. 9.02) --- bi-amped
     b.  Center:  NuForce Ref. 9 (v. 9.02)
     c.  Surrounds/rear back:  NuForce Ref. 8s

4.  CD:
     a.  Single play:  Marantz SA-11S1 (same model used by NuForce @ CES)
     b.  CD Jukebox:  Sony CDP-M555ES (changing to Cambridge Audio Azur 640H music file server)

5.  DVD:  Marantz DV-9600

6.  Interconnects:  Apature silvers all around


Considering upgrading Ref. 8s to Ref. 9 SEs and replace the current mains with these and move the current Ref. 9s to where the Ref. 8s are.


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« Reply #8 on: 7 Feb 2006, 03:58 am »
Here is my system:


NorthStar Model 192 Top Loading Transport
Polk Audio XR12 XM Reference Tuner
Phillips 963 DVD/SACD Player
NorthStar Extremo 24/192 Converter


Artemis Labs LA1 Line Stage Preamplifier
NuForce 9.02 Monoblock Amplifiers


Talon Peregrines


Talon ROC


1M Revelation Labs Prophecy Silver I2S Digital Cable-DAC to Transport
1M Monster M1000 RCA Digital Cable- DAC to XM Reference Tuner
1M Monster M1000 RCA Digital Cable- DAC to DVD/SACD Player
1M Pair Stealth PGS XL RCA Interconnect- DAC to Preamp
4M Pair Monster M1000 RCA Subwoofer Interconnect-Subwoofer to Preamp
4M Pair Monster M850i RCA Interconnect-Amplifiers to Preamp
1M Pair Monster 1.2 Speaker Cable


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« Reply #9 on: 8 Feb 2006, 10:04 pm »
              heavily modified (superclock3+ PSU upgrades) Teac VRDS9 used as transport only
              PC into Edirol UA-5 USB to SPDIF converter
              Digital Satellite receiver (Humax)
              Sky Digital receiver
into a modified (PSU upgrades) TaCT RCS2.0S used for room correction
into DAX Decade with balanced outputs and Black Gates upgrade DAC

              Technics SL-1400 MK2
              Home designed Phono stage

Preamplifier: Django TVC with silver wire upgrade

Power amps: Nuforce Ref 9 (not modified yet :wink: )

Speakers: Vienna Accoustic Malher with upgraded crossover caps

Interconnects: Mainly Chord (anthem + chorus) balanced

Speaker cable: Xindak FS1

Mains: Home made power distibution block wired with Black Rhodium Supermains25 and Y2 class caps. All power cords are home made using Black Rhodium Supermains25 cable.

The system sounds fantastic.

Next upgrade: dedicated mains spur.


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« Reply #10 on: 11 Mar 2006, 06:23 pm »
My system now has a Linn, Ekos, nude Archiv, Lingo, Mana table.  It also has an APL Hi-Fi Denon 3910.  Oritek X-2's are between the APL cd player and preamp(per Ori's recommendation).  My 8.02's need updating, though.  Signal Cable Silver Resoluions are between preamp and amp.  Financially, I am limited in what I can do for at least a year.  This lp is a must-get.


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« Reply #11 on: 13 Mar 2006, 11:51 am »

M-Audio Delta 1010LT
Pioneer DV-656A
Benchmark DAC1


NuForce Reference 8


DCA 2.0 (Duelund)


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« Reply #12 on: 21 Mar 2006, 02:43 pm »
Source:   McCormack UDP-1 universal disc player
Pre/amp:  NuForce IA-7
Cabling:  Stealth meta-carbon IC's and MLT speaker cables
Power cords:  (for all but IA-7)  Eichmann Express II
Power box for IA-7 (straight from FIM wall outlet)  PS Audio UO
Power conditioner for other components:  Exact power 2000
Speakers:  Reimer McCullough GS

bikes and beats

My current all-in-one system
« Reply #13 on: 22 Mar 2006, 06:12 am »
Source 1: Sony DVP 9000es DVD & SACD player.
Source 2: Apple iTunes via Airport express fed to preamp via Belden mini to RCA cable.

Preamplifier: Philly Audio 7B. Great depth and warm sounding yet clear as a bell. Likes expensve NOS WE 396A tubes best and requires 4 of them. Oh well!

Amps: Nuforce Reference 8.02's. Excellent control and detail without a hint of glare or hash. Makes even my old 80's cd's fun to listen to. And they're quiet!

Speakers: custom 2-way floorstanders with Scan Speak 9300 tweeters and Vifa M18 mid-woofs. Overbuilt crossovers include Harmony caps and hand wound inductors. They offer detail and a lush, spacious sound.

Interconnects and speaker cables: Cardas. They just sound right.

Power cables: Volox or something. I heard of them here. Big, heavy and have chokes on 'em. Less than $15 for a pair. Can't go wrong with these hum-busting cords.

Oh yeah, I had the outlets individually wired back to the circuit breaker and the outlets replaced for updated performance.  A $250 "tweak" that is hands down the way to go.

Thanks for readin'.


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« Reply #14 on: 16 Apr 2006, 06:45 pm »
I am hoping to catch the guy that mentioned the Nuforce's with APl Hi-Fi's modified Denon 3910.  He had tubes,  rather than my transistor(mosfets-I believe), as an output for the Denon 3910(APl Hi-Fi modified, as was his).  I told him that there wasn't a problem with the Nuforce's with the transistor, rather than tube, output on the Denon with Nuforce's.  I just want to say that that might be incorrect, but that the problem is not with the Nuforce's.  The problem is with digital.  I have a circa (1992) Linn with Lingo.  The problem is not with the Nuforce's.  How do you answer that?  Let me explain(as you deserve that).  Why do you listen to music(Don't you think for an instance, that what I'm saying is not being observed by "Abslolute Sound" and "Stereophile".)?  Isn't part of it due to the relaxation that music provides?


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« Reply #15 on: 16 Jun 2006, 01:13 am »
I am aiming for:  disruptive price/performance, best in class, minimalist's audiophile package.  This combo takes the cake.  The Nuforce + Zu Druids Mk4 combo is off the hook...


Linn Sondek LP12 - Ekos, Arkiv
CD-Player - Nakamichi Dragon (now Oppo 970HD w/ outboard CIAudio DAC)
Sonos SP80 to access my lossless digital audio library


NuForce P-8 preamp black
NuForce Ref 9.02's black w/ WBT RCA upgrade


Zu Cable Druids Mk4 - black satin
Zu libtec speaker cable

Other cables:

Zu Bok power cords
Zu Ash SPDIF cables for outboard DAC
Harmonic Tech: AWG Single Crystal power cords
Harmonic Tech: Precision Link 1m, XLR interconnects
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« Reply #16 on: 26 Jun 2006, 01:48 am »
Upstairs System

Ipod w/ 16' Zu Pivot cable
Nuforce IA-7 w/ Zu Bok power cord
Zu Druid Mk4 w/ Zu Ibis speaker cables

Minimal system that is really detailed and easy
to listen to.

Note Ipod files are either ACC or Apple Lossless
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« Reply #17 on: 27 Jun 2006, 09:58 pm »
Anthem D-1
Nuforce Ref 9.02's
Von Schweikert VR-4Jrs
B&K Ref 200.7
M&K center channel and surrounds
Velodyne SMS-1
M&K MPS-5410 sub
Musical Fidelity A5
Integra DVD/Sacd/Dvd-a
Audience Au24 interconnects
Acoustic Zen Hologram II speaker wire
Nuforce modded Monster Power Center
Richard Gray 400 Pro
Samsung DLP
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« Reply #18 on: 27 Jun 2006, 11:19 pm »

I have a simple but very good sounding system....and very light on the wallet to top it off:

Amp:  Modified Onix SP-3

Phono:  Hagerman Bugle Phono

Source:  Granite Audio 657 CDP & Rega P2 TT

Speakers: Onix Reference 1 MKII

Cables: Greg Straley Reality Cables


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« Reply #19 on: 29 Jun 2006, 10:56 am »
My Hifi system from France :

Vénus Acoustic CALDEIRA Signature

Nuforce P9
Nuforce 9SEV2

Audia Flight Cd One


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