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  1. #51
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Mark

    You might want to take a look at these footers as an alternative to the pucks you are using now for isolation between the subs and the Calibre's as you will have less chance of staining.

    https://positive-feedback.com/review...mservice-evps/
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Aqua La Voce S3, Supratek Chardonnay, Van Alstine Vision SET-400, Reynaud Abscisse Jubilee, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, USB & SC's, PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

    Family Room - Oppo UDP-203, PS Audio Directstream/Bridge II, Audia Flight FL Three S, Nola KO, (2) Rythmik F-12G, Audio Sensibility SC & IC's, Neotech PC's, SurgeX SA-1810

  2. #52
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Mark,

    You’ve inspired me to get back behind my rack and do battle with the octopus of wires that reside there. I just purchased an AudioQuest Niagara 7000 but I’m still awaiting the arrival of my Hurricane 20 Amp Power Cord. When I take delivery I’ll give it another shot. Enjoy those wonderful speakers!

    Ken
    Thank you Ken,...best of luck with that!!!
    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Mark

    You might want to take a look at these footers as an alternative to the pucks you are using now for isolation between the subs and the Calibre's as you will have less chance of staining.

    https://positive-feedback.com/review...mservice-evps/
    Thank you Jack...the Sorbethane pucks are a stop-gap. I will receive tomorrow 8 large Eden Sound TerraCone Large Cylinders EAR Isodamp elastomer thin pads on both sides.

    Should be much better....have a great holiday season!
    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Using EdenSound TerraCone custom footers between the Legacy Calibre XD and Foundation cabinets. These provide a very noticeable improvement in overall system articulation, image size and location of each instrument and voice. The extra one inch or more of vertical spacing introducing is clearly also adding to the mix in term of soundstage overall size....very happy with these upgrades.








    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Bump for an update.

    A friend is interested in these Legacy speakers.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), First Watt F7, Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ SE upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Bump for an update.

    A friend is interested in these Legacy speakers.
    The top-line of the update is that I love this speaker setup and it is delivering such great sound, amazing imaging and sound staging that I sometimes
    have a hard time lining up the setup's overall price (including Wavelet for use as pre-amp and room correction) with its performance given I've heard
    many setups including my prior one with TAD R1 MK2 speakers not perform at this level. For a while I thought it was the initial dose of buyer happiness
    after making a change where your emotions mislead you but months in I'm here to tell you that this is the most fun I've had listening to music that has
    only been paralleled when I (ironically enough) had the Legacy AERIS with Wavelet in the system some years ago. Lesson learned, at least for me is
    that if you love music, you don't have to have to chase after big name, big price 'brand names' to get a stellar listening experience. The thing I like
    even more with this current setup than with the TADs and before them with the AERIS and Wavelet is the absolute "pits of hell" sub-bass and bass
    performance yet without the pain of 'integrated after the fact' sub-woofers. This package was designed and algorithms programmed to work out of
    the box as a single speaker (per channel) and it is impossible for me to tell where the Foundations stop and the Caliber XDs with extra drivers and
    amp (2 per side) start....

    Happy to talk with your friend or anyone else live on the phone; have them drop me a Inmail on this forum and share a phone# (or I'll share mine)
    in response and will spend whatever time they need to answer questions and talk about the pure musical fun I'm having.

    As an aside, I've tried to be an 'audiophile' at times over the past 30 years to the point of being super-critical of everything, nothing's ever good enough,
    'if I only had that next great thing', etc... losing the focus that hearing the music in the most real and convincing sense as possible is the most important thing.
    This setup and those over the last few years have brought me back to why I started with this insane hobby in the first place, that being the pursuit if the
    most real-sounding and enjoyable all around music listening experience that I could manage...as of the past few months, Legacy speakers, in particular
    this setup and Wavelet (and frankly if I could also add (literally) the Whisper XDs or Valor some day) is a BIG part of that...
    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Great, great, great !


    I´m envious of you (*) but i see your happiness and I think i´ll always was right when i said to my audiophile friends: i never listened the holy grail of sound but i know it exists and it´s waiting for me. (**)


    Enjoy with good health


    (*) because i´m still in the state of "nothing's ever good enough"
    (**) you know there are a lot of audiophiles that are desbelivers and always pulling down everyone else who tries to jump the wall.

  8. #58
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Awesome! I’m so happy for you.

    I’m always chasing gear that doesn’t cost an arm and leg (and some that does) but still sounds great.

    I remember ogling the Legacy catalogues years ago and trying to pick out what I wanted. I love the form factor of your new setup and I’m sure it sounds wonderful.

    I had TAD CR-1 and wanted to love them. I just couldn’t and had to move on.

    Thank you for your awesome update.

    I’ll see if my friend wants to reach out. Thank you for the offer.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), First Watt F7, Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ SE upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Awesome! I’m so happy for you.

    I’m always chasing gear that doesn’t cost an arm and leg (and some that does) but still sounds great.

    I remember ogling the Legacy catalogues years ago and trying to pick out what I wanted. I love the form factor of your new setup and I’m sure it sounds wonderful.

    I had TAD CR-1 and wanted to love them. I just couldn’t and had to move on.

    Thank you for your awesome update.

    I’ll see if my friend wants to reach out. Thank you for the offer.
    You are welcome...have a great weekend! Legacy has come a long way in the last 2-3 years in particular with more advancements for the Wavelet (now usable with
    some other speakers out there as well from what I'm told) and some cutting edge designs happening in their smallest to largest (VALOR) offerings for the home audiophile
    not to mention their ground-breaking professional offerings and arrays. More to come I'm sure as Bill never rests....
    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Updated list with recent modifications involving LPSU and DC Umbilical for Wavelet and the exit of the Esoteric C-02 and A-02.

    Simply enjoying a lot of great music listening with this system. Very excited to be headed to MUNICH HIGH-END 2019 next week...

    Updated system list;

    Legacy Audio CaliberXD custom
    Legacy Foundation Subwoofer & Bass Cabinets
    Legacy Wavelet DAC/Preamp/Room Correction Processor with Boehmer circuitry/algorithms
    HDPLEX 200-Watt dual-rail LPSU
    Revelation Audio Labs Passage Reference Cryo-silver DC Umbilical 3-meter
    Esoteric Audio P-02 Dual-Mono Transport
    Esoteric Audio D-02 Dual-Mono DAC
    Cybershaft UPOCXO-01-OP21 Custom Premium Limited OP21 OCXO 10 mHz Master Clock
    SHUNYATA TRITON v3
    SHUNYATA TYPHON QR
    Avatar Acoustics Afterburner8 Duplex Outlets (5)
    Cutler-Hammer, GE MLC and EP 20amp Dedicated Circuit (10gauge)
    Environmental Potentials EP-2050 Wave-Form Correct & Surge Suppression
    Environmental Potentials EP-2750 Ground Filters
    Whole-House Ground CADWELD Kit & Dual Ground Rods
    Adona Corporation AV45CS4 and AV45CS1 (multiple)
    Composite Audio CF-2010 Platforms (multiple)
    Harmonic Resolution Systems DPX Large Damping Plates Silver (5)
    Harmonic Resolution Systems DPS Large Damping Plates Black (3)
    Harmonic Resolution Systems DPX Medium Damping Plates Black (2)
    Stillpoints Ultra SS with Ultra Bases (4) under Cybershaft UPOCXO-01-OP21
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold Speaker Cables 9-foot (1 pair)
    Elrod Systems MASTERS SERIES STATEMENT GOLD Speaker Jumpers (2 pair)
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold XLR 6-foot (1 pair), Bocchino XLRs
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold XLR 4-meter (1 pair), Bocchino XLRs
    Shunyata SIGMA XLR 1.5-meter (multiple pairs)
    Shunyata Anaconda ZTron XLR 6-meter
    Elrod Systems DIAMOND XLR 1.8meter with Ground Plane Enhanced Design and Bocchino XLRs) on loan
    Shunyata Research SIGMA AES/EBU XLR 110-ohm 2-meter (2)
    Shunyata Research SIGMA CLOCK-50 50-ohm BNC:BNC 2-meter (3)
    Elrod Systems MASTER SERIES Statement Gold PC, 10-foot, 15-Amp (Furutech FI-50 NCF)
    Elrod Systems MASTER SERIES Statement Gold PC, 9-foot, 15-Amp (Furutech FI-50 NCF)
    Elrod Systems MASTER SERIES Statement Gold PC, 10-foot, 20-Amp (Furutech FI-50 NCF)
    Elrod Systems MASTER SERIES Statement Gold PC, 10-foot, 20-Amp (Furutech FI-50 NCF)
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold 15-amp 10-foot PC (Oyaide M1F1)
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold 15-amp 6-foot PC (Oyaide M1F1)
    plus 2 more to power FOUNDATION bass cabinets...
    Elrod Systems Statement Silver PC 10-foot 15-amp (Furutech FI-48)
    B.M.C. PureUSB1 5-meter

    Computer Audio/Rip Playback: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD (Music Library, Playback S/W & O/S here), Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, etc….
    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by SCAudiophile View Post
    Updated list with recent modifications involving LPSU and DC Umbilical for Wavelet and the exit of the Esoteric C-02 and A-02.

    Simply enjoying a lot of great music listening with this system. Very excited to be headed to MUNICH HIGH-END 2019 next week...

    Updated system list;

    Legacy Audio CaliberXD custom
    Legacy Foundation Subwoofer & Bass Cabinets
    Legacy Wavelet DAC/Preamp/Room Correction Processor with Boehmer circuitry/algorithms
    HDPLEX 200-Watt dual-rail LPSU
    Revelation Audio Labs Passage Reference Cryo-silver DC Umbilical 3-meter
    Esoteric Audio P-02 Dual-Mono Transport
    Esoteric Audio D-02 Dual-Mono DAC
    Cybershaft UPOCXO-01-OP21 Custom Premium Limited OP21 OCXO 10 mHz Master Clock
    SHUNYATA TRITON v3
    SHUNYATA TYPHON QR
    Avatar Acoustics Afterburner8 Duplex Outlets (5)
    Cutler-Hammer, GE MLC and EP 20amp Dedicated Circuit (10gauge)
    Environmental Potentials EP-2050 Wave-Form Correct & Surge Suppression
    Environmental Potentials EP-2750 Ground Filters
    Whole-House Ground CADWELD Kit & Dual Ground Rods
    Adona Corporation AV45CS4 and AV45CS1 (multiple)
    Composite Audio CF-2010 Platforms (multiple)
    Harmonic Resolution Systems DPX Large Damping Plates Silver (5)
    Harmonic Resolution Systems DPS Large Damping Plates Black (3)
    Harmonic Resolution Systems DPX Medium Damping Plates Black (2)
    Stillpoints Ultra SS with Ultra Bases (4) under Cybershaft UPOCXO-01-OP21
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold Speaker Cables 9-foot (1 pair)
    Elrod Systems MASTERS SERIES STATEMENT GOLD Speaker Jumpers (2 pair)
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold XLR 6-foot (1 pair), Bocchino XLRs
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold XLR 4-meter (1 pair), Bocchino XLRs
    Shunyata SIGMA XLR 1.5-meter (multiple pairs)
    Shunyata Anaconda ZTron XLR 6-meter
    Elrod Systems DIAMOND XLR 1.8meter with Ground Plane Enhanced Design and Bocchino XLRs) on loan
    Shunyata Research SIGMA AES/EBU XLR 110-ohm 2-meter (2)
    Shunyata Research SIGMA CLOCK-50 50-ohm BNC:BNC 2-meter (3)
    Elrod Systems MASTER SERIES Statement Gold PC, 10-foot, 15-Amp (Furutech FI-50 NCF)
    Elrod Systems MASTER SERIES Statement Gold PC, 9-foot, 15-Amp (Furutech FI-50 NCF)
    Elrod Systems MASTER SERIES Statement Gold PC, 10-foot, 20-Amp (Furutech FI-50 NCF)
    Elrod Systems MASTER SERIES Statement Gold PC, 10-foot, 20-Amp (Furutech FI-50 NCF)
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold 15-amp 10-foot PC (Oyaide M1F1)
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold 15-amp 6-foot PC (Oyaide M1F1)
    plus 2 more to power FOUNDATION bass cabinets...
    Elrod Systems Statement Silver PC 10-foot 15-amp (Furutech FI-48)
    B.M.C. PureUSB1 5-meter

    Computer Audio/Rip Playback: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD (Music Library, Playback S/W & O/S here), Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, etc….
    Mark, glad you rolling forward, a lot of work as you know.

    There’s no way I can make Munich, golden handcuffs wins again Built for the love of music...


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    Source Analog: Kuzma Stabi R with 4point 9 arm & Kuzma 40 Cartridge
    Source Digital: Aurender N10 | Brinkmann Nyquist MK II
    Amplification: Dan D’Agostino Momentum Pre Amp and Monos | Boulder Phono 508
    Speakers: Wilson Alexias
    Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45’s
    Power: Nordost QRT series | Furutech FP55SN cable from 20 amp breakers to Furutech GTX D NSF packages | Keces P3 & P8 | ADD POWR series | Environmental Potential EP2050
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | etherREGEN | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss








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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    "There’s no way I can make Munich, golden handcuffs wins again "

    Sorry to hear that but do understand! Wouldn't mind having a pair of those but this time around, glad I don't!
    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Haven't had time to update exhaustive gear list far down but the signature is now updated with the highlights....

    Well, the winds of change have blown through my life 🙃 in 2018-early. 2019, a welcome and new path in life has now emerged, so many changes have occurred. The house pictured previously has been sold and I will be in this rental house for a couple years while I get back to more music and plan the next steps...

    Big news besides all that is the arrival several weeks ago of a Legacy Audio i.V4 ULTRA amp.....fantastic is what I'm experiencing.
    The overbuilt quality and finest Class A/B sound, but from a ICEedge digital amp, set of 4(ch) dedicated monoblocks housed in 1 chassis,
    astounds me even after a couple months,...they are well worth checking out!


    Further the arrival of my dream speaker, the Legacy VALOR early in June means the multiple years I've waited and wanted this speaker are now over (!).....
    Words don't suffice to describe how much I am enjoying and amazed by these speakers. Bill and the Legacy team have done it again to bring amazing
    and real music into my home on an entirely more impressive level!

    This version of the VALOR is a further build to what is listed on the website. Instead of only 2 required external channels of amplification, Bill suggested and I gladly agreed to requiring 4 external amp channels to drive the mids and treble with their own dedicated amp channels, takes another set of speaker cables and another XLR pair (thank goodness of loaners from friends!) however the benefits of this choice are already noticeable...the production / default Valor is incredible (heard it 6 times over the years), this version gives me a number of options for amping midbass, mids and highs in the future however the way they sound is fantastic to my ears.

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    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


    Apple MacBook Pro 15”, 6-core i9, 32GB RAM, 1 TB SSDm Audirvana+ v3, iTunes

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Love the passion, lots of trick stuff going on there!

    I look forward to hearing those one day.


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    Source Analog: Kuzma Stabi R with 4point 9 arm & Kuzma 40 Cartridge
    Source Digital: Aurender N10 | Brinkmann Nyquist MK II
    Amplification: Dan D’Agostino Momentum Pre Amp and Monos | Boulder Phono 508
    Speakers: Wilson Alexias
    Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45’s
    Power: Nordost QRT series | Furutech FP55SN cable from 20 amp breakers to Furutech GTX D NSF packages | Keces P3 & P8 | ADD POWR series | Environmental Potential EP2050
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | etherREGEN | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss








  15. #65

    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Beautiful setup! Can you compare the sound of the Valor's with your prior Legacy Audio setup?

  16. #66

    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Wow!


    Never heard Legacy Audio.
    But almost all the videos that we can check out in the internet makes me think they are one or two steps ahead of the competition.
    And they look amazing!


    Congrats!

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Mark, thats a super, super system you had put together. Wonder, if ever, in my lifetime, would I be able to hear them (or visit Mike's place). Still, the look and "feel" made me realised you must have a through thought thru process, weighing the pros and cons of each super gears you have to come to this final destination. Congrats! Although mine is way much humbler, I do understand the immense joy and pleasure one can derive, sans comparison, can savour and I looked forward to enjoying mine in the coming weeks (thru August). Once again, congratulations!
    SME Synergy
    Thorens TD147 Jubilee (Restored) + Ortofon A-Mono
    Roon Nucleus+ 4TB + Plixir Elite LPS
    Luxman D-10x
    ModWright Oppo UDP205
    Air Tight ATC-5 Pre + ATM300R + ATH-3
    Avantgarde Uno XD Piano Black/Stealth Grey
    Audience AU24 SX Cables, Interconnects & aR6 OX Power Conditioner
    Audio-Philar Rack & Amp Stand

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Thank you all, very much appreciate the great comments! I have always found Legacy to put out very musical and impressive, real renditions of the music that I love
    and each speaker the line I've had since 2005-2006 has consistently been ever more innovative, better sounding, disappeared completely and performed WAY above
    it's price point. Hearing so many great speakers in the last few years and particularly hitting the 2 Munich shows with a vengeance hearing 100s of speakers including
    the best horns and alternative designs out there has left me with the direct experience of just how good these are (for my tastes, listening prefs and objectives) compared
    to anything I heard regardless of price.

    I also appreciate getting such comments from people with the caliber of systems that I've seen in your sigs, posts, etc...thank you again!

    I have not updated the detailed system components list in some time and I will eventually do so as there have been a number of key adds and changes in
    the system. Right now I've been just focusing on work and listening to as much music as I possibly can,...these new speakers are extremely hard to walk
    away from but I get to hear them 'all around the house' where I do most of my listening. Amazing thing to me is the full sound profile I get no matter where I am,
    around the corner, in the kitchen, upstairs, etc...these are my ideal speaker delivering great sound throughout the entire house and all aspects of life.

    Valor versus my last system: Wow, that's a tough one as the last custom setup really floored me in terms of how it performed. Bass was outstanding and
    plumbed the depths with that system, imaging was great and even better than I'd hoped for, musical realism in ample measure, so many things were simply 'right'
    and beyond my expectations or the combo's price point. If this opportunity to own these had not crossed my path, I would still be extremely happy with what I had.

    What Valor brings starting with comparable bass (but tighter, more accurate and completely integrated flawlessly) is the best midbass, midrange and treble ranges
    performance I've ever had in any system I've owned. The total immersion factor that Valor delivers is also beyond (IMHO) compare. The soundstage is huge in all
    dimensions, as far as the original recording intended. With Stereo Unfold also engaged, the best rendering of spatial info in so many discs are more accurately
    conveyed than I've ever heard in my systems before (it was extremely good but this is on an entirely different level...).

    Tonal accuracy, correct "color" of the instrument's material, finish, etc.. ability to render full ensembles and not lose the specific instrument and/or voice details,
    all well beyond anything I've ever owned.

    Detail, inner detail, many other aspects at a level I'd only hoped I'd some day here in my home.

    I don't want to go too far here and succumb to audiophile hyperbole. I will tell you they are IMHO a great, very unique speaker and I am loving them.

    They crossed 500 hours this morning "and are telling me" I've got an entire collection to go back and listen again, learn what's there on the discs
    and appreciate in new ways.
    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    I just saw this update.

    Holy Cow! What an awesome setup.

    You did a beautiful job. I'm sure it sounds amazing!
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), First Watt F7, Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ SE upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I just saw this update.

    Holy Cow! What an awesome setup.

    You did a beautiful job. I'm sure it sounds amazing!
    Thank you!
    Legacy Audio VALOR, Legacy Wavelet with HDPlex 200W LPSU & Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver DC Umbilical, Esoteric P-02, D-02, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA, Cybershaft Premium Limited Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPHON QR, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold Power cord,, Elrod Statement Gold XLR, Elrod Diamond XLR, Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm, Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50, Shunyata SIGMA XLR, Shunyata Anaconda Zitron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables x 2, Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases


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