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New amps, midrange ribbons and amp stand lately. Re-wire from Discovery for tonearm installed soo.
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    • Sonic Frontiers SFL-1 sig
    I have wanted a tube pre for so long and finally it is here!
    • Sota Star
    Beautiful table in medium finish with vac pump and clamp. Grado Refrence arm rewired with Monster Cable
    • Rega RB300
    Stock wire with Technoweight
    • Audio Technica ML150
    MM
    • Musical Surroundings Phonomena
    MM MC Phono pre, Soild State and very adjustable.
    • VMPS FF3 SRE
    4 Way 7 driver speaker with 2 10 in woofers, 10 in passive, 53in planar push pull ribbon mid, 2 tweeters, 1 super tweeter. Very large speaker at over 300lb each with wqually big sound. Also comes with outboard active crossover rewired with MIT Zcable power.
    • Classe (2in use biamp) CA 150
    Great amps, lots of power and smooth wide soundstage.
    • Lexicon RT-10
    Very nice one box solution for CD SACD DVD-A and movies.
    • cardas Hexlink
    Digital cable from Dac
    • Kimber Cable Hero
    Great cable!
    • Rotel RSP 1068
    7.1 output... HDCD, DVD-A SACD this is a really good HT Processor with alot of functions and features I happen to like.
    • Rotel RMB-1066
    6 channel amp, Running 3 channels bridged, (C SR SL) 150 watts per.
    • Carver TFM35
    Woofer amp for mains, great for bass
    • vmps 626 SRE Center channel
    Nice center channel
    • B&W DS6 S3
    these are dipoles, on wall speakers used for all surrounds
    • Audiovox Sirius Satelite radio home unit
    Sirius satelite radio tuner
    • Luxman T117
    great tuner
    • TEKline Power cable
    4 of these pwer cables in my system, very nice results and excellent quality at a fair cost
    • Audio Research Flatline4X16
    Similar to FLATLINE used for surrounds bi-wire
    • Panasonic model 200 720P HD projector
    Great Hi def picture, great for DVD too! 90 manual screen
    • Monster 3500
    Nice effective budget power
    • Monster 2500
    Power conditioner economical this one handles overflow from the 3500
    • Sony AV3500 SYSTEM REMOTE
    Touch screen, time delay MACRO
    • DIY ACOUSTIC PANELS Owens Corning
    I made 4 30x30' panels and 1 24x36 panel for ceiling. I used perforated styrofoam for backing there is fiberglass, 2 layers of low profile batting wrapped in Needled Cotton Natural colored shells.(very breathable) 2 were for side reflections, 2 for back wall, and 1 large for ceiling reflections
    • Walker SST
    IC, Power Cord treatment...thanks a bunch raytheprinter! Applied to all IC and power cords, The sound smoothed out, subtle but for the better!
    • target amp stand ?
    low profile amp stand
    • DIY Rack SUPERCHAD MDF
    8 section .5in MDF with Oak legs
    • Terk FM PRO
    Amplified outdoor unit, pulls in about 47 stations from rural area. Thanks Steve!
    • VPI 16.5
    Looks like a winner, thanks a bunch John for your kindness!
    • Hubbel Hubbel
    AC outlets made a surprising change for the better, more detail and depth. Thanks Steve for another kind offer!
    • Mullard, Sovteck, Valvo ect, NOS 12AX7
    New tubes, have the Mullard in now and I like its results, thanks Bob once again!
    • Key Digital ISync HD
    HD Video Scaler

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Nice system Chad. Looks like you put a lot of thought into it.

Oz

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One of my Ears and Beers bud's is comin over to work on the SOTA on Saturday so I hope to have good news to report!

chadnliz

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System edited: pics posted

chadnliz

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Well I need to get pics up but this weekend was a trip, I had a good friend from Agon here from out of town and after getting the Sota shelf up and getting the wires routed and seperated better, we tried some amp rolling, he had an old Carver TFM 35 that we put in as the panel amp, too bright and forward mid range was tiresome we swapped cables around to find the best synergy but still wasnt blown away at all, so I thought to try the Aragon amp for the ribbon mids and tweets and use the Carver for the woofers.......I dont get it and would never have guessed it but this is an excellent combo! No forward barking mid range, no harsh tweeter and the bass is actually better...(I dont get it and never will but we found a great combo)
My discovery cables serve the amps well and my MIT works well off the DAC, after swapping cables around this worked the best.....many thanks to Bob for comming all the way down and all his help....alot of fun!

chadnliz

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Cant say much as I only use a tube phono stage, I know you are not into vinyl so anything I would say would be an un-educated guess.

chadnliz

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What is your thought on the Lite audio?

brownsanandy

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System edited: Well finally got the wires isolated from power cords, installed a wall mount rack for the SOTA and am trying a rather vintage amp for the panels...the verdict is not in yet. I do like the Valvo Amprex tube in my S.F. pre, last issue is a hum for the table wich I fear just may mean a arm re-wire may be in my future. A luxman T117 tuner has been added aswell and I hope to add new pics very shortly.

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Hello Super Chad,I hope to be able to come up for your party and spend some time listening to some tunes with you,,i hope you are able to have your Sota setup soon!They are beautiful tables and sound as good as they look from what i hear!Have you tryed the new tube in your pre yet?Well,,talk to ya later,,Ray

raytheprinter

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System edited: With a good Turntable and better amp and speakers this system is gonna be enjoyed for sometime to come!

chadnliz

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WOW!!!!! What a visual FEAST! Bet it sounds pretty darn good too! WAY COOL!

mdhoover

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thanks alot sgr, your rig looks awesome! I wish I had some romm lenses!

chadnliz

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Wow nice job. I'd be proud too. Let us know how your rack turns out! You really have a nicely integrated home theater/two channel rig!

sgr

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System edited: so much has changed, I am so happy with my current rig, hopefully I am going to build a rack with my master carpenter friend starting next week

chadnliz

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System edited: Also added "wood rails" to the EROS, not really...just used Vinyl warm maple for side rails from parts express

chadnliz

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Well now that I have a speaker with a very focused beam of sound I am not sure I need them anymore, I need to do a little experimenting to find out more.

chadnliz

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How do you determine the size of the panels?
Do they change with each set of speakers?

brownsanandy

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Chad looking forward to listening to that music.
Some day I plan to see that room in person.

brownsanandy

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Thanks guys! I am adding a Theta Digital DAC Pro Basic II
today and will report my results

chadnliz

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Chad, nice to see your system; looks terrific! Good job!

douglas_schroeder

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Hey Chad - thanks for your post. Your setup looks great to me! I wish I could listen to it. enjoy - Arthur

aball

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Lookin good Chad!!!

raytheprinter

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System edited: Well I have no talent for taking pictures but you get the idea...most system pics and rooms blow mine away, but I am proud and lucky to have what I have and thankful for everyones help!

chadnliz

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Hello Chad,looks like things are going well!Congrads on getting your speakers!!

raytheprinter

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System edited: With the addition of the Innersound EROS MKII...I am very near my point of Audio Nirvana! I always spent about 4-6 hours per day with my gear, now that is just AMAZING, thakn you all for help, info, kindness, and contributions, my life as limited as it is has never been better!

chadnliz

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System edited: Now that I am getting great results from CDP and DAC, I hope to add speakers soon.

chadnliz

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