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The kit we bought, our current setups

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Here's mine. The audiophile baby quilt and door stops have made a night & day difference.
You know, you could take that baby blanket, repackage it, give it an audiofool name. Something like the 'Q-Tronic Passive Q Damping Directional Dissapator', and sell it at high-end salons for several hundred dollars. Might make a small fortune.
 
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Desktop system:
USB out from pc running Squeezelite
Sabaj D5
Neurochrome Mod-86
Kef R3

I've been mired in never-ending diy or semi-diy projects leading to a lot of churn and escalating complexity. but finally decided to just spend the time to identify high-value components and simplify things. The R3's just arrived today, and the D5 earlier this week so not much time on the system, but early indications are that I'll be quite happy with it.

I also have a MiniDSP SHD arriving today for the 2nd (main) system in the living room, which should look like
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MiniDSP SHD
Neurochrome Parallel-86 (mid/tweet)
3e-audio TPA3255 (woofers)
NHT Xd monitors / Dayton RSS210 woofers

still have to get the Parallel-86 boards into a chassis so this won't be 'in production' for a bit, but I had it running using JRiver as the DSP xover rather than the SHD and it sounded fantastic.
 

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Office headphone Setup: PC -> Tidal -> Schiit Eitr -> Benchmark DAC1 (from ~2005) -> Beyerdynamic DT770 250 ohm
Home headphone Setup: MacBook Air -> Tidal -> Sabaj D5 -> Sennheiser HD650

I'm waiting to get a THX AAA 789 in Nov...
 

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The only altar at which I worship. All digital, no computer, no streaming. See my signature for details.
I have to hand it to you. That's the best setup I've seen hands down.
@Wombat and I will be here all week, remember to tip your waitress. :cool:
 

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Very few systems here, like @CTRLM's, will make Marie Kondo happy.

But for most of ours, it will give her uncontrollable eye twitch.
 

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Could use some cable management work, no? LOL
Yea - I always kinda liked Keith Emerson's Moog
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Me playing my version of Tarkus intro on a fretless Warwick Rockbass with some guy from Italy that I never met on piano:
 

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Me playing my version of Tarkus intro on a fretless Warwick Rockbass with some guy from Italy that I never met on piano:
Great work, and one of my fav Yes cuts. ;)
 
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HT room (5.1 system)
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Mains - Revel M22 (pair)
Center - Revel M22 (single)*
Rears - NHT Classic 2 (pair)
Sub - Revel B15a
Pre/Pro - Emotiva XMC-1
Main Amp - Byrston 4b-sst (pro version)
Surround and center - IRD Audio MB-100 x 3 (mono amps)**
Generic Sony universal bluray player
NAD M55 Universal DVD player (barely functional)

Desktop System (2.1)
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Mains - JBL lsr-306mkii
Sub - Tannoy TS10
DAC/Audio Interface/headphone amp - Behringer umc404hd
Headphones - NAD HP50
DAC/headphone amp - Topping DX3 pro***


* I tried a couple traditional format mid-priced center channel speakers and was always disappointed. So I just bought a used pair of Revel M22s and employ one speaker as my center. The other is in storage.

** Before I buying the Bryston, I used 5 of these cute IRD monoblock amps to drive all 5 channels. They were also badged (and better known) as the Nohr Le Amp. Anyways, I now have 2 of these sitting in storage and would send one for measuring if folks are interested. But they are long discontinued, so I think interest would be low.

*** Bought this as an experiment to see if I could tell the difference between it and the Behringer. I couldn't. Tried to give it away to my college bound son. He didn't want it (he also has a behringer audio interface).
 

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Where will I be? :)
Here. :)

Forgot to put mine in the last post... was too busy punnin'

Theater
Denon 4520Ci AVR
Emotiva XPA-3
Oppo BDP-203
LCR: Aperion Grand Verus Towers & Center
Surround: Aperion Grand Verus Bookshelf
Rear Surround/Height/Wide=Focal Bird (Ceiling Mounted)
Projector: Panasonic 1080p w/2.35:1 screen (108")
Emotiva SUB12/Polk 8" (fill sub spare)

Family Room
Marantz 8801A Prepro
Oppo BDP-203
LCR: Adam Audio T7V
Sub: Emotiva SUB12

Home Office
Cambridge Audio DacMagic
JBL LSR-305

Work Office
Marantz 8801A Prepro
Marantz UD7007
Emotiva PA-1 Amps
Polk LSiM3

Closet
~6 pairs of speakers I don't want to get rid of but don't have room to use either
~Amps/Source gear/4 AVRs/Extra everything...
 

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Forgot to put mine in the last post... was too busy punnin'
That looks like a lot of fun, great to have all those spaces available to put together various rigs.
Can't you set up a garage system with some of the Closet gear. :)
Have fun, all of it looks to offer great sound wherever you are
 

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That looks like a lot of fun, great to have all those spaces available to put together various rigs.
Can't you set up a garage system with some of the Closet gear. :)
Have fun, all of it looks to offer great sound wherever you are
That would be the plan, but garage is too full at the moment. Looking for a new house with more space (especially in garage) - then I plan on having a room with almost all the closet gear set up... for those "I feel like hearing some full-range speakers on a tube amp" days. They still come up, just now it's about once a year and it's too much work to drag everything out. I'm looking forward to having a room with at least 6 pairs able to go at any time. Might even do some switch boxes so I could pick amps and speakers in various combos. :p
 
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My humble distortion devices:
Mac mini as music server
Matrix Audio X SABRE PRO MQA
Toshiba SD9200 dvd audio player
Don Sachs Model 2 preamp with all the upgrades
VTA M125 mono blocs
B&W Signature 805
Velodyne HGS 15 with Behringer DSP1124P to remove room modes
Monster Power AVS2000 & HTPS7000
Not in use at this time:
Audio Research LS1
Aragon D2A
Aragon 4004
Martin Logan CLS 2

Don’t laugh at my cable organization! I like my sh!t neat.
Room size is 13.5x23.5x7.75

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