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My goal is ultimate resolution, but not at the expense of the music. Transparent Audio cable has contributed significantly to that end.
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    • Lamm Industries L2
    Model L2 Reference represents top of the line in LAMM hybrid and solid-state audio equipment. It is one of the best creations of its designer's professional career--a result of years of intensive research directed at attaining the most accurate reproduction of recorded music. Unique topology and application of the most advanced technological resources and processes bring the L2 near the threshold of excellence in sound reproduction. A main distinction of the L2 from any other comparable type of preamplifiers is its almost inaudible sonic signature. When connected to an appropriate type of power amplifiers, and especially LAMM amplifiers, it assures the extraordinary transparency of perceived sound and recreation of a three-dimensional soundstage in the home, recording studio, etc., without boundaries and limitations.
    • Meitner MA-1 DAC
    Meitner MA-1 DAC
    • Meridian Sooloos Ensemble
    Music Server
    • Lamm M1.2 Reference Mono Amps
    Hybrid (solid state/tube) Amps
    • Wilson Audio Sasha W/P
    Sasha W?P
    • Silent Running Audio Scuttle 3
    Isolation rack.
    • Silent Running Audio VR Series IsoBases
    Vibration & Resonance Control Amp Stands.
    • Transparent Audio PowerIsolator MM
    Power Conditioner. I have one per mono amp
    • Transparent Audio PowerIsolator 8
    Power Conditioner
    • Transparent Audio Reference XLMM2 RCA IC
    This IC connects the Meitner MA-1 to the Lamm L2.
    • Transparent Audio Reference Balanced ICs
    Interconnects - 25' run. This IC connects the Lamm L2 to the Lamm M1.2 Ref Monos.
    • Transparent Audio Reference XLMM2 Spkr Cable
    Spkr cable - 8 foot run.
    • Transparent Audio PowerLink Premium Power Cords
    Power Cord. I have a full suite of them, one for each component.

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Owner
Jfrech,

It's hard to imagine how many people spend great money on world-class equipment never to actually experience this phenomenon because of a lack of proper isolation. And it's good to know that I can hang out in the same ball park as you. :)

thesaint519

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I thought this might happen for you. My Grand Prix Silverstone F1's gave me the same type of results. I could listen to other digital players...other turntables...other amps...not sure I could ever get rid of my isolation.

jfrech

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Owner
Final impression:

The SRA Scuttle 3 has made an epic difference in my listening room. Many of you know that 2014 was a year of change. My whole system, for the most part, has completely changed. And every addition made a significant change, albeit incremental. The 2 MOST significant changes to the system were the Meitner MA-1 DAC & the SRA Scuttle 3. The latter takes first place by no small margin. It almost singlehandedly has lifted the music from the equipment to grant me an equipment free experience. In an almost ethereal manner, the music simply exists in my space. I can no longer identify the speakers as the point of origin. The music is free to hypnotize me as it should. I'm ever so pleased by this addition and expect us to live happily ever after.

thesaint519

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Owner
Thanks Jfrech.

thesaint519

Center
Yep. Good isolation well is just good. Congrats !

jfrech

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Owner
Second Impression:

In a word, liberation. I think for the very first time, the music is completely independent of the speakers. It simply exists in a very natural soundstage with lifelike and life size sound. Everyone and everything therein is as real as I've ever heard in my room. No more - is the very narrow sweet spot that held my head hostage. The music seems to have been liberated from the constraints of my former system. What's most intriguing is that up to this point, I never realized just how awesome and beautiful the "actual" music on CDs really was - until now. Kudos SRA Scuttle 3.

thesaint519

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Owner
First impressions:

So, here's how it's been going. I unpacked and set up the Scuttle 3 rack 2 days ago. I decided to let it sit to allow it to acclimate to my environment. This evening I decided to cable the system and listen for a first impression. In a word, unrestricted. The soundstage has an ease that is foreign to my system and the music seems to have a flow that simply feels good. More to come.

thesaint519

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Owner
The Scuttle 3 has landed. It should be delivered on Monday. WOW!! I can't wait!

thesaint519

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Owner
Jfrech,

I have a sneaky suspicion that you're familiar with this virus, yes?

thesaint519

Center
upgrade bug? hah...might turn to a virus...and finish off that wallet :-)

jfrech

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Owner
Jfrech,

I must admit, they've been revelatory so far. I can't wait to complete the suite. And once the Scuttle 3 is added, I should be able to listen for a while without the upgrade bug nibbling on my wallet. :)

thesaint519

Center
I think you'll be pretty happy with the new power cords and retuned ref xl's !

jfrech

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Owner
Just ordered 4 more TA PowerLink Premium Power Cords. That'll round out the system with all TA Power Cords. Can't wait. The SRA Scuttle 3 was ordered 2 weeks ago & my TA Ref XL MM2 were all sent to TA for re-calibration for all the new equipment.

thesaint519

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Owner
With the addition of a complete suite of TA PowerLink Premium Power Cords, 2 TA PowerIsolator MMs & a TA PowerIsolator 8, the soundstage has cleared up quite a bit, the sweet-spot widened quite a bit & the music is being presented in a far more natural fashion. I love what my system has become as a result of the TA additions.

thesaint519

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Owner
Lloydelee21,

I ordered an SRA Scuttle 3 to provide isolation to the whole system. I'll add SRA's IsoBases underneath each component that needs additional isolation. Can't wait until my TA REFXLMM2 ICs and Spkr cables get back from TA for re-calibration.

thesaint519

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Nice...I have found it responds well to isolation. Both under and on top. I use hrs Nimubs with ultra 5s under and 2 big HRS damping plates on top. Enjoy!

lloydelee21

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Owner
System edited: Just added the Transparent Audio Power Isolator 8 to the system. And although I haven't gotten to listen at length, my initial impression is quite favorable. I'll update you all soon.

thesaint519

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Owner
Needfreestuff,

Thanks for thew kind words. Yeah, I'm having a good time with it. :)

thesaint519

Center
See your lovin your Meitner MA 1, I use to own one and know where your coming from. Absolutely stunning system enjoy.

needfreestuff

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Owner
...use with the preamp, the dac, the Sooloos and the cable box.

thesaint519

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Owner
System edited: Another step closer. Just ordered a TA PowerIsolator 8 to use with the preamp, the dad, the Sooloos and the cable box. This PowerIsolator 8 replaces the RGPC 1200C. Next up, the SRA Scuttle 3 IsoRack, and a Kaleidescape Cinema One.

thesaint519

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Owner
Just purchased a TA PowerIsolator 8. Should be here next week. CHEA!!

thesaint519

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Owner
...and thanks for the kind words, Kevinkwann. :)

thesaint519

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Owner
Kevinkwann,

You know I'm just chomping at the bit, right? The suspense is KILLING ME!! I can't wait. I also took the occasion to upgrade all my cables to TA RefXLMM2. It's gonna be an all new - top performing - world class system.

thesaint519

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Good move on the SRA Scuttle! You think your system sounds good now...just wait.

kevinkwann

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