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Cool trip...but maybe should have saved it for winter‚ĚĄÔłŹ

 

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Are you still in Santa Monica??

 

QNAP TS453Pro w/QLMS->Netgear Switch->Netgear R7800 Router->Ethernet (50 ft)->Netgear switch->SBT->iFi xDSD->Linn Majik-IL (preamp)->Linn 2250->Linn Keilidh; Control Points: Squeeze Commander (DroidX) & iPeng (iPad Air); Also: Rega P3-24 w/ DV 10x5; OPPO 103; PC Playback: Foobar2000 & JRiver; Portable: Sony NWZ_ZX1 & ZX2 w/ PHA-3; SMSL IQ, Fiio Q5, iFi Nano iDSD BL; Garage: Edifier S1000DB Active Speakers  Wish List: New DAC,  SBT replacement; Dream system: Linn EXACT or ATC Active or Big Tubes (KR or Nagra or Shindo or ...)

 

My goal is to use appliances and take home PC out of the chain...

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4 hours ago, AudioDoctor said:

I'm pretty sure I don't want to know the cost of all that stuff, but I bet the sound was amazing!

Thanks for sharing the experience, Chris.  Actually, I'd be curious about the total cost (ballpark).  Glad they used the speakers in your preferred color.  THAT, is customer service.  :)    

 

Do you listen that loud at home?  If so, maybe your wife could talk with my wife...  

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10 minutes ago, PYP said:

Thanks for sharing the experience, Chris.  Actually, I'd be curious about the total cost (ballpark).  Glad they used the speakers in your preferred color.  THAT, is customer service.  :)    

 

Do you listen that loud at home?  If so, maybe your wife could talk with my wife...  

 

My guess, without looking everything up, is that the system is probably around $900,000.

 

I don't listen that loud at home. 

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Which is more than my current home, our last home and the previous home to that in value combined.

 

It is crazy...

Current:  JRiver 26 on Win 10 PC (AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with 32 GB RAM) or Daphile on an AMD A10-5700 with 8 GB RAM

DAC - TEAC UD-501 DAC 

Amplification - Bow Technologies Wazoo Integrated (great amp - silly name)

Speakers: Wharfedale Linton Heritage - KEF LS50 - ELAC unifi UB5's - Linn Tukans - others......

Cables: Tara Labs RCS Reference speaker cables and DiMarzio Interconnects

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15 minutes ago, AudioDoctor said:

 

Holy Schnikes

Like all things considered to be the best, it’s expensive. I completely get it. That said, I’d happily drive a $13,000,000 Rolls Royce Sweptail and write about the experience. 

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14 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Like all things considered to be the best, it’s expensive. I completely get it. That said, I’d happily drive a $13,000,000 Rolls Royce Sweptail and write about the experience. 

 

Can you dig through your couch and find me a measly 500k to buy a Singer 911 with?  ;)

 

Edit, you didn't hurt yourself clearing snow today did you?

No electron left behind...

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9 minutes ago, AudioDoctor said:

 

Can you dig through your couch and find me a measly 500k to buy a Singer 911 with?  ;)

 

Edit, you didn't hurt yourself clearing snow today did you?

I’m letting Mother Nature clear this snow. The sun better shine tomorrow :~)

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Sounds like a fun trip, but man you have younger ears than me. One track and I'd be turn that down! I'm also suffering from an earache at the moment so the thought of three Van Halen albums is unbearable. Some Vivaldi or Agnes Obel perhaps...

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8 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

I’m letting Mother Nature clear this snow. The sun better shine tomorrow :~)

Set up a hot air blower using your amps.   Bet you wished you went Tube now.

 

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11 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

 

My guess, without looking everything up, is that the system is probably around $900,000.

 

 

 

Nice system but at that cost...I want Christmas lights...Gratuitous Tube Glow Shot

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You're a lucky boy doing what you love Chris. Surreptitiously enjoying such wonders through your eyes. I could do a Van Gogh and post my ears on your next trip... 

Videos of super systems playing seem more popular now, maybe next time take your recorder... video or sound..

 

Dave

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20 minutes ago, Middy said:

You're a lucky boy doing what you love Chris. Surreptitiously enjoying such wonders through your eyes. I could do a Van Gogh and post my ears on your next trip... 

Videos of super systems playing seem more popular now, maybe next time take your recorder... video or sound..

 

Dave


I hear you about videos, but that would be like taking a Polaroid of a 3D IMAX film :~)

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Interesting how there's the concept that it's impossible to capture how well a rig is working - what happens with a "low resolution" capture is that the misdemeanours of the playback are quite easily picked up, and come through loud and clear on even something like a YouTube clip. It's the absence of any anomalies in clip playback, that one is unable to detect any giveaways that the SQ is not optimum that tell the story - not, that suddenly say your laptop speakers sound, absolutely fabulous, ūüėČ.

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Over and out.

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4 minutes ago, fas42 said:

Interesting how there's the concept that it's impossible to capture how well a rig is working - what happens with a "low resolution" capture is that the misdemeanours of the playback are quite easily picked up, and come through loud and clear on even something like a YouTube clip. It's the absence of any anomalies in clip playback, that one is unable to detect any giveaways that the SQ is not optimum that tell the story - not, that suddenly say your laptop speakers sound, absolutely fabulous, ūüėČ.

I don't want to go off into the weeds, but there's no way to know if the bad sound quality is from the terrible A to D converter in the phone doing the recording or the terrible codec used by YouTube etc... 

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