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    Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    OK Ken, you've been pretty stealthy about your own system. You've had the D3's with your awesome Soulution gear for a while now. You've also cabled your entire system with Kimber Select. Soooooo.....what's the low down? Can we get some pics? Impressions? Future plans?
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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    OK Ken, you've been pretty stealthy about your own system. You've had the D3's with your awesome Soulution gear for a while now. You've also cabled your entire system with Kimber Select. Soooooo.....what's the low down? Can we get some pics? Impressions? Future plans?
    Hi Mike,
    So much for flying under the radar! The system is breaking in really nicely and sounding wonderful. Adding the Kimber Select cables significantly improved the overall sound quality compared to the Cardas Clear Light cables. I also recently started sitting in the nearfield listening position and got a huge leap in sound quality. Imaging is now truly holographic, timbres are spot on and vocals are so supple and nuanced. I honestly didn't know what I was missing.

    I'm planning on adding a Timbernation rack and 2 cm thick granite slabs under the speakers in the next two months. Also, some Audience AU24SE power cables later this year. In 2016, I'll look to add DSD in the form of an Esoteric K-01X or Lampi B7 or GG. I'll post some photos after I get the Timbernation rack installed. Thanks for your interest!

    All the best,
    Ken

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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Mike,
    So much for flying under the radar! The system is breaking in really nicely and sounding wonderful. Adding the Kimber Select cables significantly improved the overall sound quality compared to the Cardas Clear Light cables. I also recently started sitting in the nearfield listening position and got a huge leap in sound quality. Imaging is now truly holographic, timbres are spot on and vocals are so supple and nuanced. I honestly didn't know what I was missing.

    I'm planning on adding a Timbernation rack and 2 cm thick granite slabs under the speakers in the next two months. Also, some Audience AU24SE power cables later this year. In 2016, I'll look to add DSD in the form of an Esoteric K-01X or Lampi B7 or GG. I'll post some photos after I get the Timbernation rack installed. Thanks for your interest!

    All the best,
    Ken
    Where is the turntable ???

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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    Where is the turntable ???

    Right next to my pet dinosaur. LOL, just kidding!

    Ken

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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    OK Ken, you've been pretty stealthy about your own system. You've had the D3's with your awesome Soulution gear for a while now. You've also cabled your entire system with Kimber Select. Soooooo.....what's the low down? Can we get some pics? Impressions? Future plans?
    +1, Please.

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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    Would love to see the pics Ken.

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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCh View Post
    Would love to see the pics Ken.
    Hi Mike,

    I'll post some photos when I put the final pieces in place. Yeah, I know, I'm a perfectionist, what can I say?

    Best,
    Ken

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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Mike,

    I'll post some photos when I put the final pieces in place. Yeah, I know, I'm a perfectionist, what can I say?

    Best,
    Ken
    Ready yet Ken?

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    Re: Alpinist (Ken) - how is your new system?

    Ya Ken, nudge nudge, you did a great job of posting great hi rez pictures of your Salon 2's when they were for sale.

    Pictures!
    Pictures!
    Pictures!
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