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    I'm sure we all have some of these in our respective audio stash. What is collecting dust in your closet ?

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    Front end: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
    Brinkmann Balance & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, Brinkmann 12.1 , .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum, Lyra Atlas, Lyra Etna SL Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
    Amps: Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2
    Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
    Speakers: Quad ESL 57, Beveridge Model 3 DD amps, REL S/2 x 2
    Otari 5050BXII, DeHavilland 222

  • #2
    Got the same flux buster, tons of various footers and a couple of digital microscopes taking up space.

    david
    Manufacturer: American Sound Turntables and The Nothing Rack
    Distribution: NEODIO

    Special Sales: van den Hul
    Industry Representation: Lamm, Kharma OLS Speakers, Ortofon, ZYX, Keith Monks, Audio Desk, Jensen Transformer, Venta Airwasher

    Unique Items: Vintage Horn Speakers
    http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...stening-room-1
    http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...earfield-setup

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    • #3
      +1 on the Fluxbuster. I also have an original Zerostat. And I've got a Gryphon Exorcist sitting in the shadows waiting for Godot.
      Analog: Holbo Turntable, Transfiguration Proteus; Forsell Air Reference, Transfiguration Phoenix S; Rega RP-8, VdH Crimson XGW; VPI Prime Signature, VAS Nova Mono, VAS Nova Signature, Symphonic Line RG-8
      Digital: Mac mini 6,2 with YFS PS-12M LPS; Exogal Comet Plus, Exogal Ion PowerDAC
      Electronics: Aurorasound Vida, Channel D Lino C; Merrill Cara, Gryphon M-100 Mkii (pair)
      Cables: Morrow, Gryphon interconnects; YFS USB cable; Morrow, XLO, Channel D phono cables; Morrow, Gryphon, Goertz speaker cables

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      • #4
        Gryphon Exorcist, Shun Mook tube dampers, Nordost Eco 3 spray. Also Furutech Nano liquid. Never had the guts to use it.
        Source: Kuzma XL DC/4Point 14 inch/CAR60; Phono: Zanden 1200 Signature; Tuner: Magnum Dynalab MD-108T Signature; Line Stage: Zanden 3000 Mk2; Power amp: Lamm 1.2 Reference; Speakers: AlsyVox Botticelli; Grounding: Tripoint Troy Elite NG; Cable system: Cardas Clear Beyond; Stands: Finite Elemente Master Reference & Master Reference Heavy Duty; Power strip: Cardas Nautilus; Power filter: P.I Audo: BUSS Depot; Acoustics treatment: Svanå Miljöteknik AB (SMT);

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        • mkuller
          mkuller commented
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          I use Eco on my cables before serious listening. And on the tops of CDs. Try it.

        • Marcus
          Marcus commented
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          Don't use CD any more but I did tried Eco3 on cables years ago. Don't remember if I heard any improvement...

      • #5
        Pwhht!--I gazump the lot of ya--- top this-- AND I STILL HAVE IT---&%$%%^^^^

        Soc
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        • #6
          Shakti Stone anyone? This fantastic piece of fantasy lurks somewhere in my apartement.

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          • #7
            A Studer Dyaxis II recording workstation with Post 3 and Macintosh II
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            Last edited by Bruce B; 01-19-2017, 03:10 PM.

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            • #8
              a Nakamichi cassette deck?
              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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              • JCOConnell
                JCOConnell commented
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                I still have my Nak Lx-5 too, but I haven't used it in about 15 years, right about the time I started recording with the PC and burning CDs.

              • cpp
                cpp commented
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                but back in the day ( I had my Nakamichi 1000 ) around 1974 and it was pretty special. Just glad I got rid of mine in the early 80's.

              • Bruce B
                Bruce B commented
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                For those that do need Nakamichi deck repair, the man to send it to is in Cali...

            • #9
              Still use my Shakti Stones, but do have a bunch of various footers, tube dampers, USB to S/PDIF units...
              Dave Clark
              Editor and Publisher, Positive Feedback
              www.positive-feedback.com

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              • #10
                I've got a set of Solid Tech Feet-of-Silence, that were very effective under my Marantz SACD player, but don't have any real effect on anything in my system now.

                However, I do have 38 hockey pucks used very effectively as lifters, dampers, and weights throughout my system.
                Steve Lefkowicz
                Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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                Analog 1: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 10X5 MK.II Low, iPhono2/iPowerX; Analog 2: Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Talisman S, iFi iPhono.
                Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 28, Tidal HiFi, Qobuz Studio), iFi NEO iDSD, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2, Audioquest Jitterbug.
                Electronics: DIY passive line-stage, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso
                Speakers: Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7
                Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Audioquest Evergreen
                Speaker cables: Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Audioquest Type 5
                Digital cables: Aural Symphonics USB, iFi Gemini twin-head USB.
                Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan rack, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
                Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Burson Conductor Virtuoso Amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 600 ohm, DT770 Studio 80 ohm, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More Triple Driver IEM

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                • #11
                  Anyone still have their green pens for their CD's ?

                  Larry
                  Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0,Merrill Trident Master Tape Pre,Herron VTPH-2A
                  Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
                  Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
                  Electronics-Doshi Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
                  Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
                  Other-2x512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
                  Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1.3KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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                  • Rob
                    Rob commented
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                    the green pen tweek by Tom Gillet aka Sam Tellig? how about polishing silver discs with Armor All dubbed "bull semen for your CDs" also made popular by ST

                  • mkuller
                    mkuller commented
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                    Actually I do and occasionally use it on older CDs I really like to listen to. It makes a subtle but positive difference.

                    Back in the early 1990s an equipment manufacturer brought his unit over along with a CD with green pen painted on the inside and outside edges and on the entire transparent middle section. I had the same CD and we compared them - there was an obvious improvement.

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                  Speakers/Amps: Genesis G2.2 Jr with Powered Servo-Sub Bass, Genesis GR1440 Mono Amps, 5,000 watts total power
                  Preamp: SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamp (fully balanced inputs and output)
                  Phono 1: VPI Signature 21 Belt-Drive Turntable with 10” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Phono Cartridge driving Lehmann Decade Phono Preamp
                  Phono 2: VPI HW-40 Direct-Drive Turntable with 12” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Anna Diamond Phono Cartridge driving Genesis Gold Phono Preamp
                  R2R Tape: Studer A810 with Bridge Console
                  Digital: Lumin Network Player with Lumin NAS
                  Cables: Genesis Advanced Technologies/Absolute Fidelity Interface Interconnects, Speaker, Phono and Power
                  Power: Audio-Ultra Power System, IsoTek Super Titan Passive Power Conditioning for Amplifiers
                  Accessories: Custom Acrylic Equipment Stands, Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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                  • JCOConnell
                    JCOConnell commented
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                    still in the original packaging no less...

                  • Steve Lefkowicz
                    Steve Lefkowicz commented
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                    I still use my Shure Stylus Force Gauge! Actually works really well.

                  • Gusf
                    Gusf commented
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                    Beautiful!

                • #13
                  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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                  • #14
                    I gotta look in the plastic storage containers under the bin. It usually goes living room--->plastic bins under bed--->storage unit. I think it would be scary to actually look what's in those boxes in my storage unit.
                    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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                    • #15
                      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                      I gotta look in the plastic storage containers under the bin. It usually goes living room--->plastic bins under bed--->storage unit. I think it would be scary to actually look what's in those boxes in my storage unit.
                      I didn't include my snake pit collection of old obsolete cables and accessories, interconnects, speaker cables, power cables, computers, servers, computer parts, computer cables, USB, LAN, bulk cables, RCA, XLR, BNC, Neutrik, resonance control materials, spikes, dampers, ad infinitum in many tote boxes. It scares me too.
                      Speakers/Amps: Genesis G2.2 Jr with Powered Servo-Sub Bass, Genesis GR1440 Mono Amps, 5,000 watts total power
                      Preamp: SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamp (fully balanced inputs and output)
                      Phono 1: VPI Signature 21 Belt-Drive Turntable with 10” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Phono Cartridge driving Lehmann Decade Phono Preamp
                      Phono 2: VPI HW-40 Direct-Drive Turntable with 12” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Anna Diamond Phono Cartridge driving Genesis Gold Phono Preamp
                      R2R Tape: Studer A810 with Bridge Console
                      Digital: Lumin Network Player with Lumin NAS
                      Cables: Genesis Advanced Technologies/Absolute Fidelity Interface Interconnects, Speaker, Phono and Power
                      Power: Audio-Ultra Power System, IsoTek Super Titan Passive Power Conditioning for Amplifiers
                      Accessories: Custom Acrylic Equipment Stands, Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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                      • MylesBAstor
                        MylesBAstor commented
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                        Ha! Know I have a couple of old VPI platters under the bed.
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