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  1. #1
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    Built for the love of music...

    Here is the system as it stands today,...the current configuration has evolved this year to be magical to my ears and people who stop by for a listen as to how it conveys musical realism, energy and imaging in the room. The latest power cord, speaker jumper, digital cable and master clock settings have really opened up and unleashed the components' and speakers' potential. I'm very happy with where things are today and am trying to take some time just to sit back, listen!

    Currently;

    TAD Reference 1 MkII Speakers w/Stillpoints ULTRA5 Footers (6)
    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
    Esoteric Audio C-02 Dual-Mono Preamp
    Esoteric Audio A-02 Master Soundworks Dual-Mono Stereo Amp
    IsoTek EVO3 SIGMAS Power Conditioner
    IsoTek EVO3 TITAN Power Conditioner
    IsoTek EVO3 OPTIMUM C19-20amp->Neutrik Powercon 5-meter (Umbilical TITAN->SIGMAS)
    Granite Audio Ground Zero Star-Grounding Station
    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)
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold XLR 4-meter (1 pair)
    Shunyata Research SIGMA AES/EBU XLR 110-ohm 2-meter (2)
    Shunyata Research SIGMA CLOCK-50 50-ohm BNC:BNC 2-meter (3)
    Esoteric/MEXCEL 8N-A2000 BNC:BNC 50-ohm 1.5-meter Master Clock Cable (2)
    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)
    Elrod Systems Statement Silver PC 10-foot 15-amp (Furutech FI-48)
    B.M.C. PureUSB1 5-meter

    Computer Audio/Rip Playback: Alienware 17R4, Intel Core i7-7820HK 2.9 GHz (over-clocked 4.4 GHz), UHD 120Hz 3840x2160 4K LCD Display, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD (Music Library, Playback S/W & O/S here), 1 TB SATA HD, NVidia GeForce GTX 1070, Windows 10 Pro (Optimized), Amarra LUXE, iTunes, Esoteric HR Player, Cyberlink PowerDVD 16 Ultra, 4Media, dbPowerAmp, Wondershare DVD and Audio Ripping and Conversion/Playback tools,…

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    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
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    Brian

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    Rotel RCD-1572 / Rega P3 > Luxman 505UX Mark II > Fyne Audio F502SPs > Synergistic Cables

    Secondary - OPPO 93 > VAC CLA 1 MKII Pre > Odyssey Stratos > Dynaudio Audience 82s > Tara Labs Cables


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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Very Nice! Thanks
    Audionet Pre g2, Max, Pam G2, EPX. Yg Acoustics, Kubala Sosna

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Congrats, looks great with well thought out cable placement. I can only imagine how good it sounds.
    Grab a toddie, sit back and enjoy.
    You deserve it.
    My System:
    Lumin A-1
    Joule Electra LA150 Signature Plus
    Pass XA30.5
    Line Magnetic 845ia
    JMR (Reynaud) Offrande Supreme V2
    18" Open Baffle Subs
    Cables: Teo Audio, Cerious Tech, Fusion Audio.
    Two dedicated 20 Amp circuits. Shunyata Hydra. EP2050
    DIY bass traps and custom curved diffusors.

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Shadowfax, tom_hankins, jadedavid: Thank you all very much!!!

    Anybody know how to expand the photos from thumbnails to more fullsize in a post?
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Hi Mark,

    What a beautiful system from top to bottom! Definitely a labor of love. Such meticulous attention to detail, the dressing of your cables is amazing.

    Enjoy,
    Ken
    "No summit worth climbing is easily attained."
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    Source: MSB Select II DAC with Two Mono Powerbases and Femto 33 Clock; Renderer V2 Digital Input Module and Roon Nucleus Plus; MSB UMT V Signature Transport
    Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps; MSB M204 Mono Amps
    Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
    Power: Two AudioQuest Niagara 5000’s with AudioQuest Dragon and Hurricane Power Cords

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Mark,

    What a beautiful system from top to bottom! Definitely a labor of love. Such meticulous attention to detail, the dressing of your cables is amazing.

    Enjoy,
    Ken
    Thank you very much! Taking it down, cleaning, moving and re-assembling is like going to the gym :-)

    Better yet,..the way it sounds makes it all worthwhile!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the music!
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Fantastic system and great care and attention paid to ancillaries and the routing of cables.

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by XCop5089 View Post
    Fantastic system and great care and attention paid to ancillaries and the routing of cables.
    Thank you very much!!!
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Unbelievably beautiful setup. I love the attention to detail. I wish I only had a fraction of your dedication. Thank you for sharing. I bet it sounds amazing.

    Just curious, I can't figure out what to the left of the left speaker on the stand. IsoTek?
    Last edited by joeinid; December 2, 2017 at 09:55 AM.
    Fleetwood Deville by Oswald Mills Audio, Vienna Acoustics Haydn Jubilee, Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Job INTegrated. Luxman L-595aSE

    NAD C 658 streamer.

    First Watt SIT-3, Job 250 Monos, 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)

    Topping D90, RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

    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
    Unbelievably beautiful setup. I love the attention to detail. I wish I only had a fraction of your dedication. Thank you for sharing. I bet it sounds amazing.

    Just curious, I can't figure out what to the left of the left speaker on the stand. IsoTek?
    I think you've got it, an IsoTek with an HRS damping plate on top for good measure!

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Unbelievably beautiful setup. I love the attention to detail. I wish I only had a fraction of your dedication. Thank you for sharing. I bet it sounds amazing.

    Just curious, I can't figure out what to the left of the left speaker on the stand. IsoTek?
    Thank you Joe...very much appreciate the compliments/comments. The system does a great job producing finely detailed and beautiful music.....Thanks Again!
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    I think you've got it, an IsoTek with an HRS damping plate on top for good measure!
    Exactly...that's an Isotek EVO3 TITAN to drive my Esoteric A-02 amp. It has an HRS Damping plate on top (as does the rest
    of the my gear) The TITAN has an Isotek EVO3 OPTIMUM power cord coming out the back via Neutrik Powerconn as an
    umbilical to deliver power to an Isotek EVO3 SIGMAS for my front-end gear. The 2 power conditioners then function as
    as a single power backplane for the system. Going into the TITAN from the wall is an Elrod MASTERS SERIES STATEMENT
    GOLD power cord,....best I've ever owned or otherwise heard!
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Beautiful!

    The attention to the detail is absolutely important for those who pursuit the excellence in sound reproduction.

    Congratulations!

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Thanks for sharing this magnificent system. Do you get the very infrequent time where the top-end is noticeable. I ask for, the only reason, TAD & Esoteric are both to the core...

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    Beautiful!

    The attention to the detail is absolutely important for those who pursuit the excellence in sound reproduction.

    Congratulations!
    Thank you very much for the positive comments; I agree 100% with your 2nd sentence!
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, 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 sharkmouth View Post
    Thanks for sharing this magnificent system. Do you get the very infrequent time where the top-end is noticeable. I ask for, the only reason, TAD & Esoteric are both to the core...
    Thank you for the positive comments! If by 'noticeable' you mean harsh or overly bright, fatiguing, etc...the answer is a definite "No!".
    The TADs and Esoteric are consistently able to portray the most extreme high frequencies with all the great musical detail, transients, air,
    etc....in any recording that I play back but with my choice of power, analog, speaker and digital cables, I have never heard them portray
    harshly in any of the frequency bands from deep bass on up even into the highest frequency spectrum. I hear beautiful, lush, extremely
    musical bass, mids, highs and inner detail. Occasionally there is a truly bad recording or one that was laid down particularly 'hot'; several
    come to mind however the TADs give the truth of what is on the disc but I've never experienced audiophile "ear bleed" :-) with even the
    worst of them due to how I've got everything connected and the level of break-in hours I've got into the speakers themselves.
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Wow, congrats on a super system. And who said cables don't matter? LOL
    I think I found a new best friend. Greenville is not very far from Hilton Head!
    I wonder if my wife would understand if I tried to explain Elrod to her.
    Jeff










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    Shunyata NR V2 for Tambaqui-Elrod Statement Gold for Mimas, Stealth Cloude 99 SCs. Shunyata Sigma for Triton.
    Second System: URC streamer-Wadia 151 Power Dac, MIT Speaker Cables, Wilson Audio Watts and REL sub.
    Third System: Denon AVR, URC Controller and network streamer, Netstreams Musica multi room-True Audio ceiling speakers

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by JGlacken View Post
    Wow, congrats on a super system. And who said cables don't matter? LOL
    I think I found a new best friend. Greenville is not very far from Hilton Head!
    I wonder if my wife would understand if I tried to explain Elrod to her.
    Thank you very much! PM me and we can talk anytime next week Monday onward once I get back from the trip I am on late Sunday night!

    Good luck explaining Elrod cables to your wife; I've been trying to figure out to do it so that the conversation about "big, crazy, insane audio cables"
    does not return to haunt me since 2010 and I've not yet found a way to do it. Before 2010 it was someone else's not quite as large but still "too big
    by WAF standards" so the problem never ends,...BUT if I have to go through WAF hell on big cables, Elrod is THE ONE I will defend for power, analog
    and speaker cables until someone pries them out of my dead fingers as they say
    !

    Same point for Shunyata's new SIGMA level digital cables! Alot of great and not so great digital cables have come and gone over the years for AES, HDMI,
    S/PDIF 75-ohm and 50-ohm clocking & other digital, some staying as long as over 4 years without being bested but this latest generation of SIGMA from Shunyata
    is the undisputed champ when it comes to resetting my expectations of just how great a digital cable can be and my system along with it!

    All said from the point of view of a home user, no dealer or other status or affiliation.

    Let's talk soon and thanks again for the great comments!
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    A beautiful system thank you for sharing
    2chl : Pass Xa-30.5, W4S STP, Kef 201/2, KEF 140, Vapor Breeze, Lumin, VPI Classic, Manley Chinook, Bryston CD, BHA-1, HD650, HD800s, HD820's, Dan Clark 1.1, Focal Stellia, OPPO 203, 105.

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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Thank you! Just returned home after a week away from the system during which there was a lot of work, time with my son (college age) and a tour of 5 outstanding audiophile systems. After all was said and done, when I hit play today despite having heard 5 systems that were all based on entirely different brands of SOTA gear, speakers and cables from the last year or so and over-built through the teeth in terms of room construction, overall cost, etc... going from 1x to 4x what I have in this system and all extremely impressive in their own regard, I am SO glad to get back home to this musical and sonic signature....
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    That’s one incredible system. Congrats! So well thought out and great synergy I’m sure. Looks gorgeous to boot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    That’s one incredible system. Congrats! So well thought out and great synergy I’m sure. Looks gorgeous to boot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JGlacken View Post
    And who said cables don't matter? LOL I think I found a new best friend.
    + 1
    I don´t even call them "cables"
    To me, they are "signal conductors"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
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    I don´t even call them "cables"
    To me, they are "signal conductors"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    + 1
    I don´t even call them "cables"
    To me, they are "signal conductors"
    I like it!
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    Thanks to all who have responded to this via the forum 'Thanks for...' or 'Likes...' buttons!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    WOW! What a excellent system! It must sound as good as it looks. By the way, I think you missed a couple of items in your detailed system list.
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Audioseduction View Post
    WOW! What a excellent system! It must sound as good as it looks. By the way, I think you missed a couple of items in your detailed system list.
    Thank you George,...Happy Holidays to you and All!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Long overdue update in system content and how it's been configured for quite a while now....

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    Crazy stuff... very nice!
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    Thank you Randy,...very much appreciated!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by SCAudiophile View Post
    Long overdue update in system content and how it's been configured for quite a while now....

    TAD Reference 1 MkII Speakers w/Stillpoints ULTRA5 Footers (6)
    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
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    SHUNYATA TRITON v3
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    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
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    Adona Corporation AV45CS4 and AV45CS1 (multiple)
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    Harmonic Resolution Systems DPX Large Damping Plates Silver (5)
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    Stillpoints Ultra SS with Ultra Bases (4) under Cybershaft UPOCXO-01-OP21
    Elrod Systems Statement Gold Speaker Cables 9-foot (1 pair)
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    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)
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    Wow!
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    Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by SCAudiophile View Post

    Long overdue update in system content and how it's been configured for quite a while now....
    ...

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    Your computer texted me and asked me to suggest adding HQP to your amazing system. Check it out for free if you feel like trying. Works great with Roon. Built for the love of music...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Your computer texted me and asked me to suggest adding HQP to your amazing system. Check it out for free if you feel like trying. Works great with Roon. Built for the love of music...
    Thank you! What have you found superior with this and what are it's key features (versus Audirvana, iTunes,etc...)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Wow!
    Thank you!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by SCAudiophile View Post
    Thank you! What have you found superior with this and what are it's key features (versus Audirvana, iTunes,etc...)?
    HQPlayer allows upsampling of any of your music. It can also convert your music to DSD. I am upsampling and converting everything to DSD512. It also allows you to use filters that are not available from most players.
    It integrates with Roon seamlessly. You can continue to use Roon normally and HQP works in the background. You do need a computer to run HQP (you may use the same computer where you are running Roon).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    HQPlayer allows upsampling of any of your music. It can also convert your music to DSD. I am upsampling and converting everything to DSD512. It also allows you to use filters that are not available from most players.
    It integrates with Roon seamlessly. You can continue to use Roon normally and HQP works in the background. You do need a computer to run HQP (you may use the same computer where you are running Roon).
    Thanks for the reply and the apologies for my delay in getting back to this thread!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    I've just about had it with silence in the room after the R1s departed to a good friend's place, powered down components and speaker cables protruding from amps with nothing to connect to! Apologies for the bastardized quote but it's a favorite and resistance is futile....


    By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Then rang the bells both loud and deep. Audio obsession is not dead nor doth it sleep!


    Fun for a Saturday morning...could not resist!


    Only have to wait 3 more weeks....Aargh!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    I second the recommendation of HQPlayer. I have tried different players and absolutely love Roon interface. I thought it was the best... and then I tried HQPlayer as the playback engine and it took my system to an entirely new level! Roon and HQPlayer work absolutely perfect together. The best of both worlds... best interface, controller, and metadata around (Roon) married to the best playback engine available (HQPlayer). I upsample everything to 512/48... (24.6 MHz)... amazing indeed.

    Soooo... are you getting new speakers or are you simply loaning the R1s?
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    I've been off the forums for quite a few days not because I had nothing to write but because I've been having so much fun listening while working and when not working and had a new set of speakers burning in 24 hours per day that have really been quite amazing and very musical from the first couple of hours.

    I had to sell my wonderful TAD R1 MK2s and Jim from Atlanta picked up an amazing set of speakers that are the most perfect I've ever owned or heard. My loss his gain as they say and thanks to Jim for a great transaction! The reasons behind this were related to sale of a home and plan buy land, to build something north of here, etc....downsizing was needed and flexibility in setup, ideally a smaller speaker or something multi-module that could be used monitor only for up to 2 years if space was an issue, was needed.

    I listened to a lot of speakers and researched many others in the months before and after the sale. In late summer I went to Atlanta where Bill Dudleston was showing off his SOTA Reference speaker ($80K) the "VALOR" which utilizes many unique and revolutionary design concepts and drivers that are all his proprietary designs together with Wavelet, which can be used as a DAC (Apodizing), Linestage Preamp and DSP-ed full roomEQ. Furthermore, VALOR makes use of Bill's new "stereo unfold" technology which you have to hear to believe what it does for soundstaging and imaging. This was Sunday afternoon meeting of the Atlanta Audio & Video Society which is a great group if you are ever able to attend one of their events.

    Also in the room was the Legacy Caliber "XD" model. As an aside, the Caliber productions models come in 2 flavors;

    - Caliber: passive speaker, required a full range stereo or monoblocks to drive it. Tweeter, midrange and small woofer,....specs are amazing and the speaker is incredibly well built, not your typical 20-30lb monitor speaker...

    - Caliber XD: hybrid with a woofer, midrange and tweeter and Dudleston's own ICE amplifier design, can be run fully active where the speaker is driven by its own internal amp or hybrid where the bass and mid-bass are run active and an external amp drives the midrange and tweeter. This mode utilizes Wavelet for RoomEQ and other benefits...

    A note on the room...old Marriott with possibly THE worst sounding and hard to contend with meeting rooms and ballrooms you have ever heard. Power was terrible as well.

    The VALOR being what they are were outstanding and with Wavelet and Stereo Unfold conquered that terribly room and filled with great audiophile-grade sound, imaging and yet were very musical.

    External amplification was a surprise....$1800 Legacy Powerbloc2, a new stereo amp from Dudleston with his standalone ICE amplifier designs running a full-range 2-channel output. The amp was so damned good it caused me to reevaluate briefly all $20K and above amp designs I had ever made. Being objective however, there is a practical limit with any digital amp design where things get a bit grainy when you push them to concert hall levels but it was a long time before any flaw in that great cost-effective amp showed.

    The surprise for everyone in the room including me beyond the comments the 2-channel Powerbloc2 amps elicited was when Bill switched over to the CaliberXD run fully active, no external amp using a CD player and/or computer audio streamed into the Wavelet. Bear in mind the Caliber XDs and a Wavelet weigh in at under $10K...

    The Caliber XDs I believe are about 62 lbs each; picking them up you found a very formidable speaker whose weight and density was a surprise. You could break a knuckle tapping these if you were not careful.

    As an aside, Caliber XDs carry on the history of fatigue-free, very musical speakers that Bill at Legacy is known for designing...

    Everyone in the room was amazed at how the CaliberXDs run with internal amplification only and mid-level cables and CD player positively filled the room with impressive sound, accurate imaging and musical playback. Engaging/Disengaging Wavelet's RoomEQ on the fly for both CaliberXD and VALOR made that device's amazing effects readily apparent as to how it battled and won over the room's problems. When all was said and done, more than half of the 50+ people in attendance were making comments as to how they were astounded at what this stand-mounted speaker and Wavelet could do at a price that few other high-end vendors would ever offer.

    Anyone needing a cost-effective speaker that while not inexpensive does not break the bank that is capable and delivers MUCH more than you would think should not buy anything before they hear or try the CaliberXD with Wavelet.

    Long-story short, after this experience in Atlanta, I traveled to Legacy twice to hear the VALOR, a custom version of Whisper XDS which I initially favored and planned to order and the Caliber XD. Over a period of 4 solid days (2 trips) I put all these through their paces after trip #1, was excited that Whisper XDS with Wavelet and some custom mods would be my next speaker.

    Trip#2 changed that as I thought about the size/stature of Whisper XDS the needs for dual large subs if I wanted full range back (I did) and how they did not fit into my original plans.

    For 2-3 weeks, I communicated back and forth with Bill and posed a question as to how we could utilize Caliber XD, extend it and couple it with subs to make a modular full-range separated-cabinet speaker that would allow for monitor-only, monitor-plus-bass/sub cabinets and ability to also add a 3rd decoupled cabinet just for mid-bass and midrange specialization in the future.

    His answer was 'Caliber XD Custom' for me which adds the following to Caliber XD;

    - an extra woofer so 2 in place of the default 1, 1 each side-firing left and 1 right
    - a large passive radiator on top
    - DUAL 750w ICE amps internally
    - DUAL XLR inputs
    - a redesigned back plate with dual speaker binding posts to the tweeter section only
    - a pair of Legacy FOUNDATION subs (to my hearing these rival REL G25 MK2s and JL Audio 212 and Gotham); 1000W of ICE amplification in each FOUNDATION
    - new Wavelet algorithm sets to allow Wavelet to drive every driver set individually and treat the woofers in the Calibers as woofers or mid-woofers depending upon whether the Caliber XD "Custom" was utilized by itself or in unison with the FOUNDATIONs
    - all 8 outputs on the Wavelet live to accomplish this, only one external amp needed to drive the tweeter section
    - new Wavelet algorithms for 'steering' taken from Bill's wealth of experience in the pro-audio world together with Wavelet's Time and Frequency RoomEQ algorithms...
    - ability to add Stereo Unfold algos to this setup based upon lessons learned from VALOR design, to be added in the future...
    - the customized Calibers weigh in at about 80lbs each...
    - result: 96db efficient speaker setup, 16Hz-30kHz FLAT in-room with bass on pipe organ and synth popping out well below that; I HAVE to get our REW and measure...
    - Using thick sorbothane pucks for now to perch and isolate the Calibers on top of the foundations and an Adona shelf under each FOUNDATION to couple this stack to the floor and yet allow the massive passive radiator on bottom of each bass cabinet the room to do its job and breath freely...

    *This was one huge experiment and there were many refinements on the overall design, driver complement, algorithms, etc...but in the end the last week has been nothing short of eye-opening. I believe that I have much more 'speaker' here than even I thought I would have at the beginning. I've been off the boards as this is one of the most fun and musical speaker setups that I've ever had, bar none and I keep finding myself getting off the computer and back in front of an around the speakers!

    They have about 240 hours on them as of now; imaging, soundstaging, musical playback and realism are all up there with the best I've heard. Friends have already stopped by including one well-known power cable, interconnect and speaker cable designer who lives about an hour from here; all have been amazed at the overall result of this chance taken that resulted in one hell of a unique set of speakers.

    More later and pictures below..when you consider that price of the setup retail even with the custom adds to the Caliber XDs, the Wavelet extra work and 16-layer black pearl piano-grade finish all-in is only $24K for the entire setup, it's even more amazing.



















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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Congrats Mark the set-up with the Calibre's and the subs look great.
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Congrats Mark the set-up with the Calibre's and the subs look great.
    Thank you Jack..have a great Sunday!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Nice setup. It looks beautiful in your room. Since your stated goal was to downsize, how much space did you actually save compared to the TAD’s?
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly View Post
    Nice setup. It looks beautiful in your room. Since your stated goal was to downsize, how much space did you actually save compared to the TAD’s?
    Thanks....rough estimations, multiple scenarios;

    - cost and space savings of not having to add subs to the TADs, whatever the time and cost and size of a large pair of subs that go deep enough to justify their price (16Hz or lower), think REL G25 MKII, JL Audio Gotham, Legacy GOLIATH or FOUNDATION, hard to estimate as it's conditional however the overall setup would be much bigger

    - room treatments no longer needed in future with introduction of Wavelet, saves whatever wall and floor space plus time, money and complexity would be required. Also moving to new
    room in my past experience often either causes and addition of more/different treatments and strategy and sometimes invalidates prior purchases

    - raw floor space of new complete setup with bass cabinets over TAD speaker footprint, 25-30% going from the 2 year footprint of TADs still in my carpet for quite some time...

    - cubic volume estimate including height difference factor and overall huge presence/form factor of TAD R1s (they are bigger in person than they look in pictures (20% conservative, probably more)

    - floor space savings if running monitors only on stands some day if needed (bass cabinets in storage), 60% including monitors, stands-only and cable savings/space/complexity

    - ability to fit any permutation into a smaller room of unknown dimension while leasing/renting for up to 2 years, not knowing room at all, knowing room, whatever it would be would not be ideal and ensuring I will still be having great music due to impact of time, frequency and steering RoomEQ from Wavelet,.....PRICELESS, 100% savings over 0% not having this flexibility
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    The upgraded system looks awesome, Mark.

    I know why you sold the TAD units...you just didn't want to move them again...

    So will you adopt Roon one day?

    Looking forward to our next chat!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yamaki View Post
    The upgraded system looks awesome, Mark.

    I know why you sold the TAD units...you just didn't want to move them again...

    So will you adopt Roon one day?

    Looking forward to our next chat!
    Thank you! If I ever go the full server/streaming route instead of physical media I will look again at Roon but in the mean
    time Audirvana Plus for MacOSX and reading Apple Lossless rips done via iTunes gives me great sound quality when streamed
    into Wavelet or into the Esoteric D-02 from laptop using Esoteric's 24/192 async USB driver.

    The TAD's were an AMAZING speaker in many ways; the reasons I sold them were from outside influences and events in the family....

    Where I landed, I am extremely happy with!

    Best compliment/statement about what I'm hearing after 350 hours of break-in and is thanks to these speakers and a cumulative system build with
    the immense talents of Bill Dudleston at Legacy, David Elrod of Elrod Power systems, Caelin Gabriel at Shunyata, Kenji Hasegawa at Cybershaft
    and of course the guys at Esoteric is this;

    ...Imagine the best headphone listening setup you could ever have, enveloping, great stereo and ambient/surround aspects perfectly portrayed as you hear every imaging nuance on each recording portrayed like the finest surround system there is...

    ...Imagine now that that same headphone listening experience is rock solid flat down to 16Hz and goes beyond and you feel every bass or sub-bass note as they were meant to be...

    First time I've ever written this for any speaker or my system in general; that my friends is what I'm hearing.
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Congratulations Mark on the new speaker system. They look most impressive. I bet they sound phenomenal! I always admire your attention to detail with the setting up of your system, running of cables, etc.

    Best,
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Congratulations Mark on the new speaker system. They look most impressive. I bet they sound phenomenal! I always admire your attention to detail with the setting up of your system, running of cables, etc.

    Best,
    Ken
    Thank you very much Ken,...appreciate the comments very much!
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    Re: Built for the love of music...

    Quote Originally Posted by SCAudiophile View Post
    Thank you very much Ken,...appreciate the comments very much!
    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
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