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    TT- ATLP120 mod> AT120eb (Lofgren), Denon 103
    Pre- Emotiva XPS-1 Phono, McCormack Line Drive
    Power- Parasound New Classic 2125v2
    Dig- JRiver 20 server> Adcom GDA-700.
    Speakers- Mirage M7si, Stax SR5, Stax SR34
    Wires- Transparent, Kimber, AQ, Tributaries

  • #2
    Nice system! Never seen a briefcase in an equipment rack before though... for portable audio?
    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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    • #3
      Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
      Nice system! Never seen a briefcase in an equipment rack before though... for portable audio?
      The briefcase is full of DAT tapes. There are about 4 other CD cases also full of Grateful Dead live recordings. The silver DAT deck is a Denon dtr2000g 80th anniversary edition. Japanese edition. Pretty rare in the US.

      TT- ATLP120 mod> AT120eb (Lofgren), Denon 103
      Pre- Emotiva XPS-1 Phono, McCormack Line Drive
      Power- Parasound New Classic 2125v2
      Dig- JRiver 20 server> Adcom GDA-700.
      Speakers- Mirage M7si, Stax SR5, Stax SR34
      Wires- Transparent, Kimber, AQ, Tributaries

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      • #4
        I always liked Mirage speakers the M1s in particular were fabulous by any measure. I see the McCormack micro drive chassis, Steve made a nifty phonostage that sat in one. It was an excellent sounding 'stage, you see them now and again on Agon and they have a cult following. nice system, btw.
        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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        • Boltman92124
          Boltman92124 commented
          Editing a comment
          Yes Rob. Almost everything from Stereo Design. Couldn't figure out how to reply to your other comment.

      • #5
        Originally posted by Rob View Post
        I always liked Mirage speakers the M1s in particular were fabulous by any measure. I see the McCormack micro drive chassis, Steve made a nifty phonostage that sat in one. It was an excellent sounding 'stage, you see them now and again on Agon and have cult following. nice system, btw.
        Thank you. The Mirages have held up really well. it was either those or the Martin Logan Aerius back then. I actually have 3 amps right now. Adcom 535l modified, 545 and a NAD 216. 535 in the pic. The McCormack sounds mighty fine off the passive jacks and very good in active mode too.
        TT- ATLP120 mod> AT120eb (Lofgren), Denon 103
        Pre- Emotiva XPS-1 Phono, McCormack Line Drive
        Power- Parasound New Classic 2125v2
        Dig- JRiver 20 server> Adcom GDA-700.
        Speakers- Mirage M7si, Stax SR5, Stax SR34
        Wires- Transparent, Kimber, AQ, Tributaries

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        • Rob
          Rob commented
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          Did you get your Mirages from Stereo Design? "Kentron" was their tech and used to mod Adcoms, he did just about every piece they sold.

      • #6
        The McCormack Line Drive brings back memories of my McCormack DNA-1. Nice System!
        [TURNTABLE] TW Acustic Raven One [TONEARM] Dynavector DV 507Mkii & Graham Phantom [PHONO] BAT VK-P10 & Dynavector PHA200; [CARTRIDGE] Dynavector XV1S, Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cadenza Mono [TAPE] Otari MTR15 & Technics RS1500 with JRF Headblock [DIGITAL] Grace Design M920, Lynx Auroa 8 ADC/DAC, Mac Mini with roon labs [PRAMP] McIntosh C2300 [AMP] McIntosh C601s [SPEAKERS] Legacy Audio Whisper & Wavelet [ACC] Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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        • #7
          I have a friend who has 4, 2 pair each side of the Mirage M1s. He reproduce big band in a very realistic way. Unlike any big band I have heard on any other system.
          TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter mat & weight; PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

          Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

          VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
          Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

          Piega C711 Loudspeakers

          Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

          Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator, Synergistic Research 12 UEF SE Line Conditioner, Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cords, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates, Synergistic Research Orange Outlet, Furutech NCF Booster Braces, Audio Art Ref IC, MIT Oracle IC, synergistic Research Atmosphere X Euphoria Level 3 Balanced ICs, Synergistic Research Euphoria Level 3 Speaker Cables, Synergistic Research Cable Risers.

          Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

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          • #8
            Nice !!! I can't believe my old DAT machine still plays tapes...That deck was made in 1992 I think.
            Christian
            System Gear

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            • Boltman92124
              Boltman92124 commented
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              Right. There are so many amazing official releases now from just about every time period. DAT soundboards take a back seat. Honestly, I could just live with the Europe 72 Complete Collection and be happy.

            • rockitman
              rockitman commented
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              I take my '84 comment back as the best sounding in lieu of the strange cymbal mix. I am in love with the voluptuous bass of those tapes. There are many other great sounding recordings spread throughout their career at different era's and technologies of the band.

            • Boltman92124
              Boltman92124 commented
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              Just from a pure sound quality perspective, I think my favorites years are 1990/91 with the Phil Pharts. You really can't beat those vault Europe 1972 recordings either though. And the 1994/95 recordings are also good/low gen...sound quality wise at least..Jerry's twang guitar.

          • #9
            Nice system, and good to see another "bang for the buck" system here. Those old Adcom amps were killer for their price.
            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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            • #10
              Nicely done! My ex brother-in-law had a full array of ADCOM gear with some Altec 9's.
              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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              • Boltman92124
                Boltman92124 commented
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                Thanks. Never a single repair ever needed on any Adcom I've had.

            • #11
              I was just thinking of Steve McCormack and his Mod Squad tiptoes because of the footers thread.

              Great ear in putting the system together!



              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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              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                Well it was in the millions of dollars since as I understand Mod Squad sold over a million tiptoes and IIRC sold them for $7 or so each. Even at $1-3 profit, that's a tidy profit.

              • Steve Lefkowicz
                Steve Lefkowicz commented
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                I still have eight Tiptoes in a box in storage somewhere. Wish I could find them.

              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                Join the crowd. Wish I could remember a lot of things.

            • #12
              Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
              I was just thinking of Steve McCormack and his Mod Squad tiptoes because of the footers thread.

              Great ear in putting the system together!


              Yup. Have the threaded versions of Tip Toes for the Mirages. Took them off when I put in the wood floors though.
              TT- ATLP120 mod> AT120eb (Lofgren), Denon 103
              Pre- Emotiva XPS-1 Phono, McCormack Line Drive
              Power- Parasound New Classic 2125v2
              Dig- JRiver 20 server> Adcom GDA-700.
              Speakers- Mirage M7si, Stax SR5, Stax SR34
              Wires- Transparent, Kimber, AQ, Tributaries

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