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    What's everyone up to this weekend? What's on your audio calendar?

    Me, just finished burning in two new and latest variety VPI 12-inch armwands for the table so can mount the Atlas SL in one and Ortofon MCA95 in the other and compare. Atlas has been sitting there for a couple of months looking rather forlorn and asking when it's going to be used. Member Bonzo75/Ked is dropping by on his last day in the city to have a listen. Then it's calibrating and installing Nick Doshi's new tape preamplifier in the system.

    In between? Maybe the new Bourne movie. Saw the new Star Trek last weekend.
    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.

  • #2
    My weekend is less busy than yours. Meeting up tomorrow to give a days worth of DC tour to a young lady that worked for me in the past.
    We have tickets for the Bourne movie Sunday morning. If I feel inspired I may switch out some of my longer cables, and post some things for sale.
    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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    • #3
      What's up, nothing really with audio. Now outside stuff is a whole other thing,
      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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      • tom_hankins
        tom_hankins commented
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        The whole other thing stuff, has always been my downfall

      • cpp
        cpp commented
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        Tom so true. Mowing the grass, aka YARD work and its still hot and crazy humid down here.

      • JCOConnell
        JCOConnell commented
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        I'm allergic to YARD work, that's why I've lived in a condo for 30 years.

    • #4
      Just a little bit of listening for me this afternoon. Bought a beautiful prime of Beef Tenderloin at Costco two weeks ago that I cut into steaks, so tonight I'll fire up the BBQ and enjoy a nice dinner on the back deck. Definitely going to see Jason Bourne, but we'll go on Tues/Wed afternoon to avoid the initial rush.
      Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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      • #5
        The only audio related thing I have going on this weekend is upgrading my music server/notebook to Win10! If that goes well, on Sunday I may finally install my new DC Motor / Controller in my Linn.
        Probably go see Star Trek, too.
        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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        • #6
          Audio may be on hold this weekend. After having gone to Whistler, my son and I caught the Enduro/DH bug and will be demoing Pivot bikes tomorrow. And, if the weather holds up on Sunday, doing some DH at a local MTB park. The sport is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time! (ha, just like audio!).
          Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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          • Rob
            Rob commented
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            yeah, but the worst that can happen in audio is breaking a cantilever, with cycling you can break your back.

        • #7
          Well, I've done the former, hopefully I'll avoid the latter!
          Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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          • #8
            Tomorrow I'm going mountain climbing and Sunday I'm sky diving.
            Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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            • #9
              Originally posted by mep View Post
              Tomorrow I'm going mountain climbing and Sunday I'm sky diving.
              cool. tandem or a solo jump?
              TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | B.M.C. | Boulder | Magico

              "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Rob View Post

                cool. tandem or a solo jump?
                Neither. I was joking. I'm never going to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. My plan for most weekends is not to have a plan. I work all week and the weekends are usually spent catching up on chores and listening to music. Today is Mexican Saturday. Homemade shredded beef taquitos are on the menu with homemade salsa and avocado and my world famous margaritas.
                Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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                • Rob
                  Rob commented
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                  I couldnt see that your tongue was firmly planted in check while you wrote that. as for tacos and margs, sounds great! im too lazy to make either esp when there are 20 joints within 20 mins of here that hand make fresh tortillas, birria, carnitas, lengua, cabeza, etc etc and 100% puro agave margs.

                • MylesBAstor
                  MylesBAstor commented
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                  Had me too though thought it was a little strange. Put it down to being another side of Mark that I didn't know about. I did a hot air balloon ride once when down in San Diego and it's the last time. Never again.

              • #11
                Originally posted by mep View Post

                Neither. I was joking. I'm never going to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. My plan for most weekends is not to have a plan. I work all week and the weekends are usually spent catching up on chores and listening to music. Today is Mexican Saturday. Homemade shredded beef taquitos are on the menu with homemade salsa and avocado and my world famous margaritas.
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                Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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                • #12
                  Finishing the PS Audio install and getting on to the Magnepan .7 review for HiFi+. Some time on the boat is also on the schedule.
                  VPI Prime Signature with Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Simaudio Moon 610LP Phono Pre, PS Audio: DirectStream Memory Player, Directstream DSD DAC, BHK Pre, BHK 300 Mono's, Vandersteen Quatro CT's, Roon, AudioQuest Niagara 5000, Thunder Power cables, CastleRock speaker cables, MacKenzie interconnects and Diamond USB.

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                • #13
                  I don't have any Mexican restaurants that are close and the ones that are within 25-30 minutes are nothing special. Most salsa around here comes from canned tomatoes, a few pieces of onion and cilantro. It tastes like crap. Good salsa is relatively expensive to make given the cost of fresh Roma tomatoes which is why so much of it around here gets poured out of a can of stewed tomatoes. Many places still make margaritas with antifreeze (green slime mix in a glass bottle) or a powdered mix.
                  Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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                  • Rob
                    Rob commented
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                    So Cal would more than satisfy your culinary predilections. every region of mexico is represented here, enclaves like Santa Ana and Boyle Heights have taquerias everywhere you look, they seem to multiply x5 every year. I haven't eaten salsa from a jar since i was a little kid.

                • #14
                  I would never live in So Cal. Too crowded, too expensive with housing ridiculously overpriced. But yes, great Mexican restaurants including some of the chains.
                  Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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                  • Rob
                    Rob commented
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                    agreed, i would have never admitted this in my youth but im looking forward to eventually moving back to the 'sticks' where there are wide open spaces, clean air and no congestion. As for the food scene out here, the culinary landscape never looked better in So. Cal and I mean we had some very sad years prior to the '90s.

                  • astrotoy
                    astrotoy commented
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                    We're visiting the grandkids this weekend in LA. Agreed, a place I would never live. Traffic is bad (except for Sunday morning). Most natives stay off the freeways and take the city streets which are normally much faster, really meaning less slow. Housing is crazy expensive. My daughter just moved into their new home (their first one) - an almost 80 year old fixer upper which took them over a year to get fixed up! Fortunately it is a block and a half from our granddaughter's school (where she begins Kindergarten in a couple of weeks), and the new light rail is three blocks away, so our daughter doesn't have to drive downtown to work.

                    What has improved is the cultural environment. Lots of activity in the arts world and classical music, the the LA Philharmonic and Dudamel and Disney Hall is quite good. Probably more ethnic diversity than almost anywhere. So the food scene, Korean, Ethiopean, Vietnamese, etc. in addition to Mexican, is very rich. A lot of people are trying to create a real sense of community in this sprawling maze of neighborhoods and suburbs.

                    Nice to live in the Bay Area and only come down to visit.

                    Larry

                • #15
                  Steve, it is a Sea Ray....
                  VPI Prime Signature with Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Simaudio Moon 610LP Phono Pre, PS Audio: DirectStream Memory Player, Directstream DSD DAC, BHK Pre, BHK 300 Mono's, Vandersteen Quatro CT's, Roon, AudioQuest Niagara 5000, Thunder Power cables, CastleRock speaker cables, MacKenzie interconnects and Diamond USB.

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