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I have to put new pictures up one day .These are outdated and incomplete.My digital camera has decided to call it quits,,pics will have to wait.If its not one ting,its an udda!
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    • Harmonic Precision Caravelle
    monitors with dedicated stands
    • Audio Concepts Force
    10" downfiring sub,Arch. Black,Sounds great!Texture,slam,tone,blends in very well with my Caravelles
    • Supratek Chardonnay
    2pc pre,Very happy with this pre!Gets music right!
    • PS Audio Trio-A-100
    150 WPC class D amp,very good sounding amp,sounds better than it should for price.No hurry to upgrade,but eventually will.
    • VPI Industries scout
    basic scout
    • VPI Industries jmw 9
    jmw 9
    • Jolida JD 9
    Tube powered phono preamp
    • ZYX R100H
    MC cart,Love the sound !!!Very quiet in the grooves,great tracker
    • Magnum Dynalab FT-101a
    analog
    • G&D Reference
    transport
    • stax srm/1 mk11
    headphone amp
    • Sonoran Plateau
    10ft pr
    • Purist Audio Musaeus
    1 meter RCA
    • signal cable magic power cord
    4 ft
    • apature black beauty
    6 ft
    • apature black beauty
    IC
    • stereovox HDSE
    Analog IC
    • Stereovox HDXV
    Digital cable
    • VH Flavor 1
    6FT power cable
    • DCCA Powerwave
    6ft powercord
    • Audio Magic Stealth
    3 duplex outlets ,The real deal!Everything sounds better!
    • Chang Lightspeed 3200
    power conditioner
    • vpi 16.5
    record cleaner
    • Audio Points 1.0AP1D APCD2
    1" Points and coupling disc,Better clarity,tighter bass

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Sold my HPhones on Craigslist. Still waiting for my Chardonnay to be repaired ,,The tech has some ceramic tube sockets on order.He said the old ones are holding on to the tube very loosely .Causing the rt 6SN7 To not power up,,,,Anyway I can't wait to get it back,the 3 hours that it worked when I brought it home from Pro Electronics were so nice,,,what a let down when the rt. ch slowly went out!!!!

raytheprinter

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http://kenrockwell.com/audio/stax/srm-1-mk-2.htm#comp

raytheprinter

Center
Owner
Thinking about selling my Headphone and amp combo, Stax SRM-1/MK-2 Professional B1098 Jan-June 1987 Japan.I am doing some research into what ill ask for them.I will post a classified in the next day or two if I decide to sell,,,they sound so damn good!!!!hope this link to review works. http://kenrockwell.com/audio/stax/images/srm-1-mk-2/manual/SRM-1-MK2-Professional-Page-4-1200.gif

raytheprinter

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Owner
My Chardonnay is back in the shop. Using my backup preamp which is a nice homemade tube powered pre built by Brent before he started working for VAC. I am looking forward to getting my Chardonnay back. I have found a tech with many years experience at Pro Electronics of Bradenton.

raytheprinter

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Owner
Thanks for the kind words.CJ makes very good stuff! I loved my CJ MF2500A and still kick myself for selling it! Paradigm Studio 100s would not be the best match in my opinion.I had a pr. of V.2s.And the biggest improvement to my system was upgrading from them,To my current speakers.Ive not heard your other two choices,,but both seem to have a fine reputation. Thank you,Ray

raytheprinter

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Thanks for posting your system. I'm pulling the trigger on some CJ gear, and I appreciated your system and the comments to help me decide. PV-15 (no phono stage yet, but CJ said they'd put one in for me) and an MF-2500A. The girlfriend and I don't have speakers yet, but we have a couple of pairs we like: JM Labs 1027 Be, Paradigm Studio 100s and Acoustic Zen Adagios. Don't think we can go wrong.

Anyway, nice setup, and thanks for posting.

zstokes

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Turns out my Chardonnay is working,Thank you Josh at Audioworkshop!!!! It is my poweramp PS Audio Trio A-100 that is not working.Hopefully it is the ,not user changable fuse? that is inside a plastic black box that is wrapped around the speaker and power connections inside the case.

raytheprinter

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Owner
Ivan,Thanks! Of course you are right,I paniced when it did not work.I am going to hook up my cd player directly to my power amp(as per PS Audio) to make sure the internal not user changable,,,fuse was not blown when preamp sparked.I picked up a Jolida 102B that I had lent a friend about a year ago(he was disappointed!) to run my preamp thru to check if Chardonnay works.I will post results.Thanks again,Ray

raytheprinter

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OUCH!! How I know that must hurt! Fall back and regroup and hang in there and I'm sure you'll come through it to see sunny days again...anyway, here's hoping, if you can't find a way to replicate your loss, that you wind up in an even better-off situation in the long run... Regards.

ivan_nosnibor

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Owner
Tragedy has struck!!!My beloved Supratek Chardonnay is down!!! I moved a couple weeks ago.Reinstalled my system.And heard almost no sound with volume turned up fairly high.I then checked all the cables visually.Everything looked OK.I then checked the umbilical cable at the power supply end by slightly attempting turning it clockwise to ensure it was snug.It turned inside small amount ,and made a sparking sound.And I turned it off.I then took it to Audioworkshop in Bradenton.The tech got ahold of Mick,as 3 wires inside power supply were unconnected,Mick helped get the wires reconnected properly .Got it back later,bill was 58.00.The tech said he could not check to make sure it worked because he did not have a power amp to hook it up to.So I hooked it up hoping it was going to work,,,,but it didnt! I am making 270.00 a week at the moment,so I was really hoping it would work.I am so depressed about this! Sure miss my Music!

raytheprinter

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Mick took care of it.

raytheprinter

Center
Owner
Does anyone have a schematic for a Supratek Chardonnay!!!!!

raytheprinter

Center
Owner
Isochronism,Sorry,I have not checked my system for awhile.I really enjoyed the Hot Rod,hated to sell it ,but it stayed in the repair shop too much,think I just bought a lemon.VERY good and versitle,,,,does most everything well ,,,and fun to use,,Gotta love them tubes!I had a 50 watt Marshal tube 1/2 stack JCM 900,,I think that was the model, that was incredible! Sure miss those amps,,just playing my Larrivee L-03 for now.Also a Taylor GS Mini,,very good for a traveling size guitar.Thanks,Ray

raytheprinter

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Ray, Your recent comment to member Bdgregory system page concerning his Hot Rod Deluxe drew me to your system page. "It is better to have cranked than never cranked before." Oh, perhaps "loved" is more correct in that saying, that too. Very enjoyable system page, thanks!

isochronism

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Hello Dan,I really need to update my system and take new photos.I have not played a actual CD in months, as I have my Imac ,Bel Canto DAC2,set up for ,,,,computer audio!I will invest in a minimac soon to free up my imac for non audio use and the mini for audio only.I replaced my Redwine 30.2 with a PS audio Trio-A poweramp,,,,one day I will replace it,,but not in a hurry as it sounds VERY good for the price!May go for TRL Samson poweramp .I am pretty happy with my system!Very enjoyable!I have not heard from Stiltskin in a while,hope he is well and contacts someone here! Thanks,Ray

raytheprinter

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Hi Ray, nothing new since November 2010? I guess that means everything is working well, and you're happy with how things sound. That's a good spot to be in. You haven't, perchance, heard from Stiltskin in the last few months or so, have you? We used to talk on a regular basis, and then he fell off the face of the earth, near as I can tell. Anyway, I hope you're enjoying your system, and life is good for you.

Regards,
Dan

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Slipknot1,Good to be back!2 years out of work,,finally have a job!Music sure helped! Thanks! Jim,Thank you ,I have a pair of Harmonic Precision Caravelles that I truly love ,so The Omegas do not get used anymore,,nice speakers,but not on the same level .

raytheprinter

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It's been fun to read your journey, I'm curious what are you thinking of to replace your Omegas? Cheers, Jim

dean_man

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My Omegas are going on sale soon

raytheprinter

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This page is in bad need of updating!!!!!Out of the amps ive had,,,I regret selling my Conrad Johnson!!!!Sure miss the power beautiful mids ,huge roomfilling 3-D soundstage,and great sound even at low volume,,,these amps esp,at used prices are a hell of a deal!!!!

raytheprinter

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Ray-
Great to see you posting again!

slipknot1

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Owner
Thinking about selling my Omega XRS 3 W/Hemp Drivers,would be nice to find them a good home

raytheprinter

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Owner
Well,I sold my Red Wine to a gentleman with kinder speakers.Because of being out of work I have not changed much.Oh,I did get a Bel Canto DAC2 and hooked my computer to my system,and it sounds pretty good.Almost on par with my transport DAC .So much simpler to click than to get up and change software,,, Getting lazy!!! Thinking about putting my Omegas for sale,as they get no use,would be nice to find them a good home! I have been enjoying my system and not caring if I upgrade anything,,,ahhhh freedom!I have missed talking audio and music with fellow audiogoners!Hope all are well,Ray

raytheprinter

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I got a good deal on a PS Audio A-100 Trio poweramp,,,Im surprised at how good it sounds in my system,,must be a synergy thing,,,very inexpensive amp.I will be selling my Red Wine 30.2 as i am now aware that my speakers sound better with 100 watts min.

raytheprinter

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RWA30.2 Took forever to breakin!Sounds VERY good!! Im happy with it!30 watts is plenty! I never would have believed it!It has been in the 90s in S.Fl toooo hot summer is here!Shadorne,Rebelution is a breath of fresh air,Thanks!

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