Please Post Your High-End Setup Here

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dr.sah

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Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #80 on: 4 Jan 2012, 08:07 pm »



phusis

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #81 on: 3 Feb 2012, 09:53 am »
A few pictures of my setup below.

Source: HTPC Win7/Audiophilleo2 + PurePower/JPLAY 5.1 via JRiver MC19/NuForce DAC-9
Poweramp: Belles SA-30
Speakers: Auto-tech THE MUMMY MkII
Interconnects: NuForce IC700
Speaker cables: 1.5mm Mundorf Silver/gold
Power cables: DIY Gauge 16 solid-core copper cables(twisted; earth wire twisted in opposite direction)

(a little info on the speakers)
The Polish Auto-tech speakers are brand new as they entered my setup 3 weeks ago. The cabinets, consisting of two halfs screwed and glued together, are made of fiberglass and are heavily damped. The finish is top notch; they're built like tanks and the gelcoat is beautifully handpolished. The 12" bass driver is from Beyma(it covers up to 1.5kHz, which effectively makes it a midrange driver as well..), and the compression driver behind the "oblate spheroids" waveguide is from BMS. Crossover components are from Jantzen. Sensitivity is ~94dB.











Best,
M
« Last Edit: 18 Oct 2013, 02:40 pm by phusis »

dr.sah

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Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #82 on: 4 Feb 2012, 08:41 pm »
Nice and simple. Now just replace htpc with mac mini, and you have a briliant system.

phusis

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #83 on: 6 Feb 2012, 11:28 pm »
Nice and simple. Now just replace htpc with mac mini, and you have a briliant system.

Thanks.

A Mac Mini would certainly be an aesthetically pleasing addition, though would render my JRiver MC17 player obsolete being that it's not Mac compatible; I'm using MC17 for both music and film(mainly Blu-ray) playback, indeed very successfully so, why I'd not be without it.

However, from a visual standpoint a (black) Mac Mini is the perfect complementation (as presented through your very fine setup above, in silver) to my nuForce poweramp and DAC, and with a suitable music-only software player -- like, say, Stephen F. Booth's Decibel -- would likely be very satisfying, audibly speaking, as well.
« Last Edit: 7 Feb 2012, 09:13 am by phusis »

dr.sah

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Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #84 on: 11 Feb 2012, 04:22 pm »
Im using Audirvana for music, and XBMC for fotos and movies, all library is on Synology NAS.

Vic

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #85 on: 29 Feb 2012, 12:55 am »
Benz Micro Ruby Z low output Moving Coil Cartridge.

Jorge Crintin Super Hero arm wand with silver leads to the preamp.

Well Tempered Labs Classic Turntable small cup version.

ModWright Denon 5900 Universal DVD Player with Absolute Truth output stage, power supply, and silver umbilical.

Logitech Squeezebox Touch <-- Apple Airport Extreme <--Monster Cable ETHERNET <-- Apple 2012 Mac Mini i5 with 8Gb Pure Music.

Metrum Acoustics Octave NOS DAC (not shown) <-- Straightwire Data-Link 75 ohm.

Parasound T/DQ 1600 Broadcast Reference Tuner.

Reflection Audio Quantum OM-1 battery powered Preamplifier with Phono Stage.

NuForce 9SE Version 1 upgraded to version 3.

Cardas Golden Reference XLR and RCA loom.

Avalon Acoustics Eidolon Speaker System.

Velodyne Digital Drive Plus 10 X 2 out of view.

120/220VAC, 10 gauge 8 gauge ground BX, 20 amp, I/G receptacls and brakers dedicated sub panel.

Double shielded 10/8 gauge power cords.



« Last Edit: 30 May 2012, 09:05 am by Vic »

audiofill

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #86 on: 15 Aug 2012, 06:47 pm »
Hello again from a big NuForce fan!  :)

After two years here is a little upgrade of my system:

- Apple Mac Mini
- NuForce Dac-9 192KHz
- Supra MD-06 Mains block
- PS Audio PerfectWave AC-10 power cables

And second system:

- NuForce DDA-100
- Amphion Ion+









Regards!

Sonny

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #87 on: 15 Aug 2012, 09:12 pm »



PS Audio PC to
PS Audio Quintet to
Ayon CD5s with 1980 NOS tubes
Via Audio Horizon Balanced New Dawn IC to
Nuforce Reference9 V3 SE to
Von Schweikert VR4 SR speaker
biwired with Guerilla Audio silver to woofers and Copper to Mids and tweeter
Using Hyperion Magnetic Footers under all equipment
and 10 lbs lead weight bags on top of Nuforce amps

What a great and serine place to listen to music...I am envious!  Where is this? 

audiofill

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #88 on: 12 Jan 2013, 04:27 pm »
My new audio room in progress:











Mac mini, moded squeezebox classic and diy power supply for squeezebox are hidden behind sliding doors:



Next thing... acoustic room treatment  8)

gammajo

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #89 on: 12 Jan 2013, 05:20 pm »
Beautiful romm ,clean and simple. I like that a lot. Looks like some nuforce - what is your equipment?

audiofill

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #90 on: 12 Jan 2013, 07:22 pm »
Beautiful romm ,clean and simple. I like that a lot. Looks like some nuforce - what is your equipment?

Two systems. Sources for both are the same => Apple mac mini & moded Squeezebox Classic

Then A)

- NuForce Dac-9 192KHz
- NuForce Reference 9SE V3
- Mark Daniel Maximus monitor with omni harmonizers

And B)

- NuForce DDA-100
- Amphion Ion+

Music collection navigation with Ipad. It looks like that:

Application Squeezepad... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFzhW3qozlI

Application Ipeng... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc0SDU6xShE

Regards!

Ike Carumba

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #91 on: 25 Jan 2013, 06:44 pm »


SPEAKERS: KBL Blokheads ( modified EdgarHorn 80 4-way horn system )
                 
                :  HiVi RT-2 PRO Planar Magnetic tweeters ; 5kHz-20,000 kHz
                 
                :  JBL 375 2" throat compression drivers on 300 Hz round tractrix-flare MDF horns ; 500 Hz - 5 kHz
                  ( or RCA 1428 f.c. clones on 300 Hz AH horns 400 Hz-10 kHz )
                 
                :  JBL 150-4C 15" woofers on sand-damped EdgarHorn 80 Hz bass horns w/ polished granite tops ;

                :  JBL K-140 18" woofers on 2x sand-damped EdgarHorn subwoofers sitting on sand boxes ;

AMPS        : 2 x REF9V3se on the midrage horns

                : MCH-300se on sub bass horns, bass horns and 'ribbon' tweeters

PREAMPS  : 2 X DEQX HDP-3 ( digital preamp/processor/crossovers )

SOURCES : SOTA Cosmos + SME V + SoundSmith strain gauge cart + preamp/p.s.

               : Nagra IV-S R-t-R

               : Otari 5050 R-t-R

               : PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport disc player

POWER    : PS Audio Power Plant 5

CABLES   : Blue Jeans XLR i.c. cables
 
               : Anti-Cable speaker wire

               : Pangea Audio Power Cables     
 
 
                   

DenverDude

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Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #92 on: 7 Mar 2013, 04:58 am »
So my setup with a NuForce product is a bit unorthodox ... it's a computer desk setup with the following:
NuForce Icon-2 desktop amp / headphone amp
Paradigm Atom v.5 speakers
Infinity PS28 subwoofer
Sennheiser HD 600 headphones
Macintosh computer (connected to a NAS media storage device) via iTunes

This is a great near-field setup, and, yes, the subwoofer does make a marked difference. The Paradigms would probably have more low and low-mid with a more powerful amp, but the NuForce does a very admirable job with the mid, mid-high, and treble ends of the spectrum. A reasonably good subwoofer in this system makes up the difference.

And although the HD600s are a classic set of cans, their impedence is pretty high for the headphone amp portion of the NuForce.

But this system is still great for close listening while working.

canumbra

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Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #93 on: 26 May 2013, 01:34 am »
My brief system:

Source: Macbook Retina
Amplifier: RWA Corvina
DAC: NuForce uDAC2-SE
Receiver: HD800 & Triple FI

Thanks!



 

audiofill

Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #94 on: 2 Jun 2013, 10:53 pm »
Next thing... acoustic room treatment  8)

After eliminating problematic bass, improving room response and getting desirable RT60 a listening room looks like this (diy variant):

http://www.audio-kontakt.com/index.php?page=view_gal&id_up=19

Regards!

Stark Tobak

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Re: Please Post Your High-End Setup Here
« Reply #95 on: 22 Jan 2014, 04:21 pm »
Original A6s CD-player/Sonos connect
Audiolab M-DAC
NuForce Ref9 V2 SE (copper) into...
Mark & Daniel Aragorn+ (including bass extender stands and omni-harmonizer tweeter)  :green:

Vanilla cables throughout, nothing fancy. More 'high-end' the more downstream you get. NuForce and Mark & Daniel are a great match IMHO, few other amps can control those low-efficiency, low-impedance beasts.