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    Hi Everyone,

    It is wonderful to be here! Most of you probably know me as Alpinist on Audio Shark and What's Best Forum and PlanarSpeakerFan on Audio Aficionado.

    I've made some major changes to my two channel audio system in 2016, which a number of you have followed. My system currently includes an Esoteric K-01X Digital Player, Audio Research Reference 10 Preamp, Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps, Vandersteen 7 MkII Speakers and Audioquest Wild Blue Yonder Cables.

    I'm also an avid outdoorsman although I'm currently laid up with a broken shoulder, which is giving me a lot more listening time with the new system. I've been a hiker and mountaineer for 25 years and have been lucky enough to climb peaks on three continents. In recent years, I've gotten into ocean kayaking and nordic skiing. I also enjoy playing jazz guitar and listening to live jazz in NYC.

    Best,
    Ken
    "No summit worth climbing is easily attained."
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    Source: MSB Select II DAC with
    Two Mono Powerbases, Femto 33 Clock,
    Renderer V2 and Roon Nucleus Plus
    Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps
    Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
    Power: AudioQuest Niagara 7000

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    welcome to the forum.
    Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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    • #3
      Welcome Ken!

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      • #4
        Hi ya Ken!

        Glad you found our little corner of the web!



        Those Vandys are the cat's meow!!! Especially with the amps.

        Didn't know you were in NY!
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
          Hi ya Ken!

          Glad you found our little corner of the web!



          Those Vandys are the cat's meow!!! Especially with the amps.

          Didn't know you were in NY!
          Thanks Myles! I've been lurking for a bit so I finally decided to join. You've got a great forum going here. I'm really enjoying the Vandy 7 amps and speakers. It took me a long time to get to this happy place.

          Best,
          Ken

          "No summit worth climbing is easily attained."
          --------------------------------------------
          Source: MSB Select II DAC with
          Two Mono Powerbases, Femto 33 Clock,
          Renderer V2 and Roon Nucleus Plus
          Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps
          Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
          Power: AudioQuest Niagara 7000

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Alpinist View Post

            Thanks Myles! I've been lurking for a bit so I finally decided to join. You've got a great forum going here. I'm really enjoying the Vandy 7 amps and speakers. It took me a long time to get to this happy place.

            Best,
            Ken
            Thanks, the Vandys sounded exceptional at RMAF. Richard never designs a dud. But he definitely went all out here. Are you thinking of adding the new subs?
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
            -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
            -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

              Thanks, the Vandys sounded exceptional at RMAF. Richard never designs a dud. But he definitely went all out here. Are you thinking of adding the new subs?
              Probably not, Myles. My listening room is not very big (21' x 17') and already has sufficient bass with the Vandy 7 MkII's built-in subwoofers. After the 11-band subwoofer equalization was completed, I would say the bass is just right.

              Best,
              Ken

              "No summit worth climbing is easily attained."
              --------------------------------------------
              Source: MSB Select II DAC with
              Two Mono Powerbases, Femto 33 Clock,
              Renderer V2 and Roon Nucleus Plus
              Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps
              Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
              Power: AudioQuest Niagara 7000

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
                welcome to the forum.
                Thanks JC and Per, it's nice to be here!

                Best,
                Ken
                "No summit worth climbing is easily attained."
                --------------------------------------------
                Source: MSB Select II DAC with
                Two Mono Powerbases, Femto 33 Clock,
                Renderer V2 and Roon Nucleus Plus
                Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps
                Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
                Power: AudioQuest Niagara 7000

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                • #9
                  Welcome!
                  SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
                  DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
                  PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
                  PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
                  AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
                  SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
                  CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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                  • #10
                    Looks like you already scaled some heights- never even knew Vandersteen made amplifiers, but I'm not as plugged into gear as many here. Shoulder injuries are painful- I'd like to say I'm an avid outdoorsman, but my wife says my idea of "roughing it" is not staying at a 4 Seasons. I've been a New Yorker since 1981. Am soon to be an ex-New Yorker. But, I guess some of it--the brusqueness, the fast patter, the impatience and the big heart concealed beneath a thin veneer of city critter, never really goes away. Welcome.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Bill and Tom!

                      Ken
                      "No summit worth climbing is easily attained."
                      --------------------------------------------
                      Source: MSB Select II DAC with
                      Two Mono Powerbases, Femto 33 Clock,
                      Renderer V2 and Roon Nucleus Plus
                      Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps
                      Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
                      Power: AudioQuest Niagara 7000

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                      • #12
                        Welcome Ken, enjoy.
                        Chris
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                        Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

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