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#76 2021-05-03 6:07am

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#77 2021-05-04 4:39am

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#78 2021-05-05 12:51pm

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Latest addition to the audio arsenal.. should be here around the 15th!

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I'm excited to see what this new format called compact discs sounds like.. haha!

Been on discogs buying up some minty cds.. sold all my cds as a punk kid. Sold them all for cigarettes and beer. I did end up buying them all back, but in vinyl format..

Time to try out these new fangled discs, haven't had a cd player hooked up to a nice system in years.. Ha!

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#79 2021-05-05 1:08pm

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They are not as "warm" as vinyl yada yada yada

And not as lossless as 24bit/192hz LPCM yada yada yada

Honestly, I can never tell the difference in formats. The only thing my ear can really tell is speaker placement and the room.

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#80 2021-05-05 2:43pm

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Yeah, ha! I actually like both formats for their benefits. I am just now shifting some focus into cds.. its something to do.. change it up a bit.

The player and amplifier have a lot to do with the sound of a cd (and vinyl). you could plug in a cd walkman from the 1/8" jack and it may sound like shit. You could put a record on kids record player and it may (okay, will most likely) sound like shit.

Cds are nice and clean sounding, they are loud, don't wear out and can take a good amount of vibration. I really like hearing state of the art music from a cd. I dont have any of the 24 bit stuff.. 16 is fine for my hearing.

Records have feeling, they have a soul and it is the process of playing them, getting them out, dusting them off, dropping the needle, the fire like crackle, big artwork, colorful vinyl and warm sound.. its a ritual.

I think both mediums will live on. Physical media.

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#81 2021-05-05 2:52pm

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Thank you!
The meters are to bias each of the KT-88s.

Is that a DIY phono-stage you have?
I initially thought it might be a Proj-ect Tube Box but it appears not.

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#82 2021-05-05 3:07pm

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ha ha.  yeah, that is exactly how I feel.  I am working on having my whole collection twice.

A vinyl version for all the reasons you just mentioned and a digital one (in a pretty lossy format) for ease of access; anywhere, anytime, on any device.

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#83 2021-05-05 3:45pm

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Shelves full of records, books full of CDs, and hard drives full of files. Although once I rip a CD, I don't play it.


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#84 2021-05-05 3:54pm

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Shelves full of records, books full of CDs, and hard drives full of files. Although once I rip a CD, I don't play it.

Yeah I've been that way for years. I didn't want a CD transport, but a minter came up on FB marketplace. Was owned by a woman about my age, and she really took good care of it.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/ejvpj3e6093217529.jpg

I thought I wouldn't use it, but I found myself captivated by it. I sat there for about 30 mins (after giving the gears a silicon service) just opening and closing the tray. I forgot how wonderful something with a mech on it is. Everything these days is just static and still.

So I will no doubt use it a bit. I don't have a PC with a DVD drive in at home (just at my mother's) so I will start playing the CDs instead of bringing them over here, ripping them, taking them back on my phone and then tossing them into a drawer.

Deffo going vinyl next. I know I am going to hate the sound (because I downloaded some hi res flac ripped from vinyl) but again I miss that interaction with something. Everything these days is just so lazy.


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#85 2021-05-05 4:47pm

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I have a bit of early 70's Pioneer gear. SX-727 amp, PL-15 turntable and I just added a CT F6161 tape deck that's almost ready to go, coupled to a pair of Advent bookself speakers that really hammer.

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#86 2021-05-05 5:06pm

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CVila wrote:

Thank you!
The meters are to bias each of the KT-88s.

Is that a DIY phono-stage you have?
I initially thought it might be a Proj-ect Tube Box but it appears not.

Yeah, its a hand made, class a, tube, phono pre-amplifier. It is made by Parks Audio. Its called Budgie after a bird.. there are dip switches to set cartridge loading.. it has a bit of a cult following.

It is now discontinued as he is a one man show and moved on to dsp phono preamps.

It has a nice clean tube sound. I like that I have some tubes in the phono path. Everyone loves tubes.. ha!



Would love to have a set of those monoblock tube amps you got.. looks like fun. Living the dream! cool

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#87 2021-05-05 5:23pm

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AlurencatBMX wrote:

buddhashenglong wrote:

Shelves full of records, books full of CDs, and hard drives full of files. Although once I rip a CD, I don't play it.

Yeah I've been that way for years. I didn't want a CD transport, but a minter came up on FB marketplace. Was owned by a woman about my age, and she really took good care of it.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 217529.jpg

I thought I wouldn't use it, but I found myself captivated by it. I sat there for about 30 mins (after giving the gears a silicon service) just opening and closing the tray. I forgot how wonderful something with a mech on it is. Everything these days is just static and still.

So I will no doubt use it a bit. I don't have a PC with a DVD drive in at home (just at my mother's) so I will start playing the CDs instead of bringing them over here, ripping them, taking them back on my phone and then tossing them into a drawer.

Deffo going vinyl next. I know I am going to hate the sound (because I downloaded some hi res flac ripped from vinyl) but again I miss that interaction with something. Everything these days is just so lazy.

Awesome setup!

Must be a media server/player of sorts on top?

My only digital connection is a Bluetooth/spotify, so you can see why I'm excited about getting back into the cds.

Vinyl might bug you if you want super clean.. but also, each system will sound different and when you auditioned the vinyl rip, you heard someone else's system through yours. So your experience with the setup you buy, could sound way different than the rip. Im sure you know this but I'm rambling...

Physical media in your hands is part of the experience too.. that adds to the whole experience 100%.

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#88 2021-05-06 5:33am

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dtll wrote:

CVila wrote:

dtll wrote:

That's awesome! Love me some tubes!

Love the meters in back by the tubes!

Good stuff!

Thank you!
The meters are to bias each of the KT-88s.

Is that a DIY phono-stage you have?
I initially thought it might be a Proj-ect Tube Box but it appears not.

Yeah, its a hand made, class a, tube, phono pre-amplifier. It is made by Parks Audio. Its called Budgie after a bird.. there are dip switches to set cartridge loading.. it has a bit of a cult following.

It is now discontinued as he is a one man show and moved on to dsp phono preamps.

It has a nice clean tube sound. I like that I have some tubes in the phono path. Everyone loves tubes.. ha!



Would love to have a set of those monoblock tube amps you got.. looks like fun. Living the dream! cool

So that's the Budgie.
I am familiar with someone on another site using one with both 1964 Amperex 7308 tubes or 1965 Telefunken E88CC/6922 tubes.
Would love to see more pictures of yours.

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#89 2021-05-06 6:52am

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dtll wrote:

AlurencatBMX wrote:

buddhashenglong wrote:

Shelves full of records, books full of CDs, and hard drives full of files. Although once I rip a CD, I don't play it.

Yeah I've been that way for years. I didn't want a CD transport, but a minter came up on FB marketplace. Was owned by a woman about my age, and she really took good care of it.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 217529.jpg

I thought I wouldn't use it, but I found myself captivated by it. I sat there for about 30 mins (after giving the gears a silicon service) just opening and closing the tray. I forgot how wonderful something with a mech on it is. Everything these days is just static and still.

So I will no doubt use it a bit. I don't have a PC with a DVD drive in at home (just at my mother's) so I will start playing the CDs instead of bringing them over here, ripping them, taking them back on my phone and then tossing them into a drawer.

Deffo going vinyl next. I know I am going to hate the sound (because I downloaded some hi res flac ripped from vinyl) but again I miss that interaction with something. Everything these days is just so lazy.

Awesome setup!

Must be a media server/player of sorts on top?

My only digital connection is a Bluetooth/spotify, so you can see why I'm excited about getting back into the cds.

Vinyl might bug you if you want super clean.. but also, each system will sound different and when you auditioned the vinyl rip, you heard someone else's system through yours. So your experience with the setup you buy, could sound way different than the rip. Im sure you know this but I'm rambling...

Physical media in your hands is part of the experience too.. that adds to the whole experience 100%.

Yeah it's a media PC. It uses a Fractal design case. Was about as close as I could get to something that looks like it belongs in a hifi.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/6o5ps2e6093f36e62.jpg

I then bought a set of badges that came with a Mclaren book.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/yytwcmi6093f38c16.jpg

Insides are pretty simple. It uses a quad core Celeron which is passive. One intake running at 300 RPM.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/26zkbpb6093f3b404.jpg

This is the board.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/bbjjqax6093f3bfbe.jpg

I started out using a Asus Xonar STX but found it a bit bass heavy and overblown for my liking. I was going to change the OPAMPs but this came up cheap.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/nu_audio_side6093f3e8d3.png

Which was designed by Audio Note, who I know well. I then built my own NAS using an old Apple case.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/knafu9s6093f444ce.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/feaqrod6093f47536.jpg

That has a SAS card in it. I've got 15tb in there ATM, and that just serves up the movies and music.


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#90 2021-05-06 8:07am

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AlurencatBMX wrote:

dtll wrote:

AlurencatBMX wrote:

Yeah I've been that way for years. I didn't want a CD transport, but a minter came up on FB marketplace. Was owned by a woman about my age, and she really took good care of it.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 217529.jpg

I thought I wouldn't use it, but I found myself captivated by it. I sat there for about 30 mins (after giving the gears a silicon service) just opening and closing the tray. I forgot how wonderful something with a mech on it is. Everything these days is just static and still.

So I will no doubt use it a bit. I don't have a PC with a DVD drive in at home (just at my mother's) so I will start playing the CDs instead of bringing them over here, ripping them, taking them back on my phone and then tossing them into a drawer.

Deffo going vinyl next. I know I am going to hate the sound (because I downloaded some hi res flac ripped from vinyl) but again I miss that interaction with something. Everything these days is just so lazy.

Awesome setup!

Must be a media server/player of sorts on top?

My only digital connection is a Bluetooth/spotify, so you can see why I'm excited about getting back into the cds.

Vinyl might bug you if you want super clean.. but also, each system will sound different and when you auditioned the vinyl rip, you heard someone else's system through yours. So your experience with the setup you buy, could sound way different than the rip. Im sure you know this but I'm rambling...

Physical media in your hands is part of the experience too.. that adds to the whole experience 100%.

Yeah it's a media PC. It uses a Fractal design case. Was about as close as I could get to something that looks like it belongs in a hifi.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f36e62.jpg

I then bought a set of badges that came with a Mclaren book.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f38c16.jpg

Insides are pretty simple. It uses a quad core Celeron which is passive. One intake running at 300 RPM.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f3b404.jpg

This is the board.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f3bfbe.jpg

I started out using a Asus Xonar STX but found it a bit bass heavy and overblown for my liking. I was going to change the OPAMPs but this came up cheap.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f3e8d3.png

Which was designed by Audio Note, who I know well. I then built my own NAS using an old Apple case.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f444ce.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … f47536.jpg

That has a SAS card in it. I've got 15tb in there ATM, and that just serves up the movies and music.

Thats awesome! I couldn't tell it was a computer, it really does fit in nicely! Nice work!

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#91 2021-05-06 8:08am

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CVila wrote:

dtll wrote:

CVila wrote:

Thank you!
The meters are to bias each of the KT-88s.

Is that a DIY phono-stage you have?
I initially thought it might be a Proj-ect Tube Box but it appears not.

Yeah, its a hand made, class a, tube, phono pre-amplifier. It is made by Parks Audio. Its called Budgie after a bird.. there are dip switches to set cartridge loading.. it has a bit of a cult following.

It is now discontinued as he is a one man show and moved on to dsp phono preamps.

It has a nice clean tube sound. I like that I have some tubes in the phono path. Everyone loves tubes.. ha!



Would love to have a set of those monoblock tube amps you got.. looks like fun. Living the dream! cool

So that's the Budgie.
I am familiar with someone on another site using one with both 1964 Amperex 7308 tubes or 1965 Telefunken E88CC/6922 tubes.
Would love to see more pictures of yours.

I'll snap a few pics this evening!

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#92 2021-05-06 9:27pm

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Those technics 7” turntables were a custom project they did with Biz.   I think he paid a bunch to have them made.   People bugged out and wanted technics to make more but it was too expensive and near the end (before the company stopped making 1200’s) so they never did.  The company revamped and started up again with similar regular turntables but haven’t done 7” versions.


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#93 2021-05-07 8:27am

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When I bought my L100s they didn’t have the quadrex foam speaker grilles that originally came with them. Over the years the material would break down and even those that still have original grilles, they look pretty beat up.

A couple of months ago I ordered some from a guy up in Washington that makes them by hand. I wanted the Burnt Orange color, but was vetoed by the lady….

Vintage Russet Brown works though. They arrived yesterday and look rad!

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#94 2021-05-07 11:30am

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That looks amazing! Man that brings back some memories.


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#95 2021-05-07 11:44am

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Vert Ripper wrote:

When I bought my L100s they didn’t have the quadrex foam speaker grilles that originally came with them. Over the years the material would break down and even those that still have original grilles, they look pretty beat up.

A couple of months ago I ordered some from a guy up in Washington that makes them by hand. I wanted the Burnt Orange color, but was vetoed by the lady….

Vintage Russet Brown works though. They arrived yesterday and look rad!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … c498c.jpeg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … c49ad.jpeg

Really nice work on the grilles!! Looking good!

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#96 2021-05-07 11:55am

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There's loads of orange in that room. I would have gone orange. It's totally classic for JBL.


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#97 2021-05-07 11:59am

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There's loads of orange in that room. I would have gone orange. It's totally classic for JBL.

I could not agree more bro. The burnt orange would have been siiiiiick!


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#98 2021-05-07 12:29pm

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AlurencatBMX wrote:

There's loads of orange in that room. I would have gone orange. It's totally classic for JBL.

He doesn't have to live with the bmx forum.. you keep that wife happy! Haha

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#99 2021-05-07 12:35pm

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dtll wrote:

AlurencatBMX wrote:

There's loads of orange in that room. I would have gone orange. It's totally classic for JBL.

He doesn't have to live with the bmx forum.. you keep that wife happy! Haha

lol

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#100 2021-05-07 8:57pm

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