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Novemeber 2016-Added 4 x LAMM m2.2 for biamping the TADS, driven by  the LAMM LL1.1 preamp.A match made in heaven!( or in Brooklyn NY......)
 The LAMM amps will be set on 4 SRA ocxl+2 amp stands.The LL1.1 power supply will be set on  HRS m3xs.
October 2016-the pas lab gear proved to be completely unreliable and after 7 months  of use,one of the xs amps died! good riddence!

October 2015-update--  after 4 years of enjoyable listening sessions with my focal stella em, i replaced them with the TAD REF1s.The ref1s bring more of the focal's strengths to the forefront ,and then some.

 Also upgraded the siltech double cown i/cs to the newly developed TRIPLE CROWNS-  a significant upgrade on its own.


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Room Details

Dimensions: 35’ × 15’  Large
Ceiling: 10’


Components Toggle details

    • Lamm Industries LL1.1 TUBE PREAMP
    • Lamm Industries M2.2 HYBRID AMPS
    • TAD REFERNCE1 V.2 SPEAKERS
    • DCS VIVALDI
    A 4 -piece state of the art digital playback stack.
    • SILTECH TRIPLE CROWN
    1.5M XLR BETWEEN PREAMP AND DACS.
    • SILTECH TRIPLE CROWN
    2.5 M XLR BETWEEN PREAMP TO MONAMPS.
    • SILTECH EMPEROR CORWN
    2.5 M SPADES CONNECTED TO THE MAIN MODULE OF THE SPEAKERS.
    • SILTECH EMPEROR
    2.0 M SPADES CONNECTING TO THE BASS MUDULE OF THE SPEAKERS.
    • SILTECH RUBY MTN MK.2 POWER CORDS
    CONNECTING THE DACS , WORD CLOCK AND POWER CONDITIONERS.
    • SILTECH EMPEROR DOUBLE- CROWN POWER CORDS
    2- CONNECTING THE TRANSPORT AND PREAMP.
    • HARMONIC RESOLUTION SYSTEMS MXR STANDS W/ M3X ISOLATION BASES
    2X4 SHELVES STANDS IN BURLWOOD FINISH.with 19x21 m3x shelves. adding these racks and shelves have been one of the most profound upgrades i have made to my system, period!
    • TRANSPARENT ACOUSTIC CLOUDS
    10 CLOUDS TO TAME THE CEILING REFLECTIONS. BEAUTIFUL AND VERY EFFECTIVE!
    • AURALEX QUAD DIFFUSERS
    SEVERAL DIFFUSERS IN THRUOUT THE ROOM.
    • YTER Flexum acoustical panels
    a gorgeous maple diffuser/absorbtion from the kitchen of franco sorbin. extremely effective and also beautifully made to boot!
    • Shunyata Research Hydra Triton v2
    • Shunyata Research HYDRA TYPHON QR
    THIS COMBO IS THE NEW LEVEL OF POWER MANAGMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comments 329

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Truly spectacular system.  Would love to hear it.

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Pls tell me:
- about the Vivaldi's performance.
- about the differences between the SRA IsoBases & HRS M3XS'.

Beautiful system.  It must be revelatory!!

thesaint519

Center
Just wondered if you had ever tried a 10MHz clock in your Vivaldi system -- I just added one to mine and the benefit is pretty considerable despite relatively modest cost (at least in the context of DCS)

folkfreak

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Yes they are ... in every facet and aspect....they continue to exceed my expectations and preform way above their price tag.
I feel your pain...😀😀😀😀

ozy

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The TADs are amazing speakers....work and life are intruding far too much :-) I'm getting grumpy due to lack of time to do extended listening!

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Zephyr, appreciate the kind words. Hope you are enjoying your TADS as well.

ozy

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Ozy: It's great to hear from you and that you are still enjoying your system and your TAD R1s!

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Owner
The best bass i had in my room over the years was from the rockport hyperions. omg- it would peel the paint off. the worst bass ( or for that matter ,the overall worst speaker i  ever had) was from the tidal sunray. the focals stellas  were imactful but rolled off some, yet detailed and tunefull. the  TADS  , to my ears are the best of  all worlds.

ozy

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 yes , it's  so very true that the TADS are not the last  word in sub 25hz reproduction, but ,like you said, their bass is tuneful and still impactful.

ozy

Center
Yes they are....13 months later they are continuing to show me new things! I miss the deep sub-bass bottom end of my Legacy AERIS as these seem to roll-off in room below 23Hz or so (have yet to measure with REW but will soon) but the bass they do put out is tuneful, accurate, super-fast and resounding!

Ag insider logo xs@2xzephyr24069

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Owner
Zephyr, Appreciate the kind words.  hope you and yours will have a great 2018.     how are the tads opening up for you now? what an amazing speakers they are!

ozy

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Owner
Jim,  my all tubes system, vac and bat before that were great sounding systems. tubes, without a question in my my mind, humanize the sound. but.... too much of a good thing is just too much. i also arrived at the conclusion that a well designed tube preamp is far more critical in "humanzinig " the sound then a tube amplifier.to my ears ,the lamm ll1.1 is at the pinnacle.
  the hybrid design manages to  create a great deal of  current to drive not- so- easy -loads speakers, but having a tube in the signal path lends ,again ,to a more human sound ,not brittle or etched.

ozy

Center
Ozy: It's great to see you back on the forum and to read how happy you are with the system; I can relate for sure.  Happy New Year to you and all!

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  • Having transitioned over the years from tubes ( your VAC's), now to SS and hybrids, is there anything you miss compared to the all tube system? 

jim94025

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Owner
Jeff, sorry for being so absent. Have not been on agon for a while.
No itching for any changes at the moment. Very content with my sound.
Decided to enjoy the system vs. chase the latest and greatest trend out there. There so much snake oil in this hobby it’s pretty disgusting, really.hence my absence  from agon and other forums-it appears that any one with some technical know how is a speakers/amp/gadget guru now days.... go figure.
Happy holidays and all my best.

ozy

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Owner
Zephyr, my apologies ,have not been on Agon  for a while. Congrats on your ref 1s.truly remarkable speakers that will make many other at twice/trice the price sound broken. Trust me ,I’ve had those too....especially the Teutonic ones....
The tad ref ones need power and I’m very content with the grip the 4x lamm’s offer. My system never sounded so resulte and muscular,sound wise ,ever.
So, happy holidays and happy listening.

ozy

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Oz:

Still online?
I just saw the pictures............Wow
My favorite of all I forum......

Any indicators( audiophile itches) that you would change anything?

Well done

Jeff

frozentundra

Center
Ozy,...I did opt for the TAD R1s and I am VERY glad that I did. More on that offline via PM or phone some time if you are up for it.  How's life and what has been happening with your system, new music, etc...!

Ag insider logo xs@2xzephyr24069

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Ozy...hope you have been doing well and enjoying the system!  Do you still love your TAD Ref1s?  Due to an unfortunate series of events (WAF problems with all the extra cables and boxes for an active speaker), my Aeris are up on Agon and have to go.  I've been thinking intently about the TADs as a full-range alternative and wonder how you are liking them after some long-term use.

Ag insider logo xs@2xzephyr24069

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Owner
Just posted some recent pic.

ozy

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Pictures!!!!

kr8008

Center
what happened to the pics of this awesome system?

judomaniak

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Owner
OTRB, thank you!
 no lps for me. im' too heavily invested in sacds and cds to venture out... one day perhaps....
 wth the upgrades on the dcs software and firmware ,the  gap between lps and cds is narrowing even more so.

ozy

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Wonderful system Ozy! Congrats. Have you play LPs?

OTRB

overtherainbow

Center
P.S.: I also think that I'd be getting into a non-WAF argument about 5 minutes after broaching the topic of getting anything more crazy-big than what I have now :-) !!!

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