Description

Dedicated power lines feed the hospital grade hubbel connectors.

Do have upgraded power cords and some decent innerconnects along with some speaker cables which I'll call glorified zip cord.

The stand is now 2" cherry.

A Fanfare Ft-1a tuner is now a part of the system.

My original CD players bit the bullet. Have been planning to transfer my CD's to a computer for playback so used the opportunity to get the DAC needed for such an undertaking. Took my Oppo DVD player and hooked it up to the DAC via a Blue Jeans toslink cable.

The mini-mac acting as a music server has been added.
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Room Details

Dimensions: 16’ × 13’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


Components Toggle details

    • Blue Circle Audio NSCS Integrated
    With the dual shallco volume control option.
    • Shahinian Acoustics Arc
    American made speaker that's very popular overseas. The more I listen to them the more enamored I become.
    • Cary Audio Design Xciter
    Will take input from USB / Optical...
    • Fanfare FT-1A
    Still like my FM
    • Mac-mini sever 320gb mac mini
    ripped music library Apple loss less using Ipad with remote app to control.
    • Audirvana Audirvana software
    • Sony DVP-NS999es
    My previous unit was a piker compared to this CD player.

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Center
A Roc-N-Soc throne. You must be a drummer or keyboardist.

bdp24

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Going on fifteen years... made one upgrade and changed the chair. 
Added Audirvana software a couple years ago. 👏👏👍
Still a happy camper. No pun intended given today’s circumstances. 

hbarrel

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Let's see it is four years since my last update... nothing has changed except idiot (me) has learned I can control the Macmini's output signal. Changed the output to 96kHz (all music is Apple lossless) that the Xciter receives. WOW! 
My system sounds exponentially better. 
For a set of smallish speakers 🔊 n a small environment I could not be happier.
Thinking about trying a Cary tube integrated.

hbarrel

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Still the same. No changes.

hbarrel

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I agree a stand can affect the sound. I would question your outlet set up. Is it just laying on the floor?

vernneal

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System edited: Changed stand... custom made 2" cherry Added a Fanfare tuner which is fed by a ST-1 antenna. CD player started having issues and since going to a MAC computer based music library was in the cards and an appropriate DAC was going to be needed added a Cary Audio Xciter DAC. Grabbed my Oppo 980H DVD player and Blue Jeans toslink and married the group together. I'm shocked at how well it sounds. More harmony in the heartland...

hbarrel

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System edited: 1/10/2010 changes. For the better.

hbarrel

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System edited: The equipment rack went from an Adona stand to a stand of my design (which if I had it to over again would be modified) made out of 2" cherry wood. I cannot believe a deceit tuner is worth the money. It is.

hbarrel

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It is now June of 2008.
Nothing has changed.

hbarrel

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Well done! I love a simple system where music appears to be the most important consideration. Bravo!

artk

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This is the most intriguing system I have seen on Audiogon. It looks like dollar per dollar an extremely difficult system to beat. I am a big fan of Blue Circle but I have only used their tubed separates. Would you mind sharing your experiences with this integrated? Also, I almost bought a pair of Shahinian Obelisks but I opted for JM Reynaud instead. I was concerned about the imaging. How have you found the Shahinians to perform vs full range drivers? Thanks for your time.

ariaslives

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The systems synergy is really quite beyond words. I wish I had the $$$ to purchase the top of the line Shahinian speakers.
You NEVER see used Shahinian speakers for sale and the company has been in business for quite a while.

hbarrel

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Simplicity...ah...love it. Was reaserching on the NSCS. Nice setup. You must be basking in the musical warmth!!

milpai

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For no reason other than it had to go somewhere and between the speakers happens to be a good fit.
It does not diminish the sound.

hbarrel

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Why is the chair between the speakers?

tabl10s

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Ahh simplicity; couldn't agree more. Would you prefer to fiddle with components and cables or listen to music?
Spme pics would be nice.

timrhu

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