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    JSQT's System

    Hello all,

    I've been a member for nearly a year now and since I got my new speakers delivered this weekend I figured it was a good opportunity to share my system - which I hope has now reached a point where further upgrades will not be that earth-shattering or note-worthy (at least for another 3 months or so, ha).

    Here is a gallery of my current system

    https://jsqt.smugmug.com/JSQT-2019-System/n-dqH49k/

    The Rivals just delivered yesterday. Greg stopped by on his way back from Capital Audiofest to TN and spent the day/night working with me on the sound (which honestly Greg set within about 20 minutes of us getting them into the room). Still it was a great opportunity to hang out and hear some great tunes through amazing speakers, and get some great insight from such a talented and smart designer like Greg.

    Incidentally, these are Bossé Cedar veneered speakers and are the most beautiful speakers I've ever seen. The finish is absolutely hypnotic - pics don't do it justice. There is NO stain on this veneer, it is the actual natural color/grain pattern of the original wood. Only a clear lacquer finish.

    The Rivals replace my La Scala IIs which have now moved into my office system with my vintage Luxman amp collection, where they will continue to do an awesome job.

    The complete system breakdown is now updated in my signature.

    Jeremey
    PRIMARY 2 CH SYSTEM: Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme preamp w/Mazda Cifte 12AU7 tubes; (2) Luxman MQ-88uSE monoblock config; Innuos Zen MK III; Chord Hugo M Scaler; Chord Hugo TT2; Volti Audio Rivals; Triode Wire Labs American Speaker cables; WireWorld ethernet, USB, BNC, interconnects, Transparent High Performance power cables; IsoTek EVO3 Corvus conditioner
    OFFICE 2 CH SYSTEM: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II w/Cifte 12AU7 preamp tube; Luxman DA-06 DAC; Klipsch La Scala II; JL Audio e112; Auralic Aries
    LUXMAN EYECANDY COLLECTION: Luxman CL-40 Valve Preamp; Luxman C1010 preamp; Luxman M2000

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    Congrats Jeremey, I had a feeling TWL speaker cables might find there way into the setup.
    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, PS Audio BHK 250 amp, Reynaud Abcisse Jubilee, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's , Triode Wire Lab PC's & SC's, PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

    Family Room - Oppo UDP-203, Teac NT-505, Audia Flight FL Three S, Nola KO, (2) Rythmik F-12G, Audio Sensibility SC & IC's, Neotech PC's, SurgeX SA-1810

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    Super nice Jeremey....congrats and enjoy!!
    Paul



    Speakers: Von Schweikert VR-5 Anniversary MK II Front L/R, LCR-35 Center, VR-1 Rear L/R Sub: JL Audio F113
    Amps: PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono, McIntosh MC207 Preamp: PS Audio BHK Signature and Gold Note PH-10 Phono Stage/PSU-10 Power Supply Turntable: VPI HR-X 12.7 TONEARM (2) and SDS
    Cartridges: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Lyra Helikon Mono Digital Source: Oppo UDP-205 DAC: Bryston BDA-3 Music Server: ​Aurender N100H
    SSP: Marantz AV8801 Cables: Wireworld Electra 7 (P) Wireworld Eclipse 7 (I) Wireworld Eclipse 6 and 7 Biwired (S) Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 (USB) AC Power Regeneration: PS Audio DirectStream P15 Power Plant

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    What a beautiful system. Extremely well done.
    Joe

    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre, Linear Tube Audio MZ2.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2), Luxman MQ-300, Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ upgrades.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Congrats Jeremey, I had a feeling TWL speaker cables might find there way into the setup.
    Thanks Jack, yes it was a no-brainer I'm currently still rocking the SVS Soundpath I had because the TWL cables won't deliver until next week. So I still have more to look forward to.
    PRIMARY 2 CH SYSTEM: Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme preamp w/Mazda Cifte 12AU7 tubes; (2) Luxman MQ-88uSE monoblock config; Innuos Zen MK III; Chord Hugo M Scaler; Chord Hugo TT2; Volti Audio Rivals; Triode Wire Labs American Speaker cables; WireWorld ethernet, USB, BNC, interconnects, Transparent High Performance power cables; IsoTek EVO3 Corvus conditioner
    OFFICE 2 CH SYSTEM: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II w/Cifte 12AU7 preamp tube; Luxman DA-06 DAC; Klipsch La Scala II; JL Audio e112; Auralic Aries
    LUXMAN EYECANDY COLLECTION: Luxman CL-40 Valve Preamp; Luxman C1010 preamp; Luxman M2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophilehi View Post
    Super nice Jeremey....congrats and enjoy!!
    Thank you Paul, lots of listening this weekend to be sure
    PRIMARY 2 CH SYSTEM: Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme preamp w/Mazda Cifte 12AU7 tubes; (2) Luxman MQ-88uSE monoblock config; Innuos Zen MK III; Chord Hugo M Scaler; Chord Hugo TT2; Volti Audio Rivals; Triode Wire Labs American Speaker cables; WireWorld ethernet, USB, BNC, interconnects, Transparent High Performance power cables; IsoTek EVO3 Corvus conditioner
    OFFICE 2 CH SYSTEM: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II w/Cifte 12AU7 preamp tube; Luxman DA-06 DAC; Klipsch La Scala II; JL Audio e112; Auralic Aries
    LUXMAN EYECANDY COLLECTION: Luxman CL-40 Valve Preamp; Luxman C1010 preamp; Luxman M2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    What a beautiful system. Extremely well done.
    Appreciate it Joe, I have to say the Rivals are simply marvelous - Greg has done an incredible job with these speakers and the fact that they are truly "one of a kind" is the icing on the cake. He threw me for a loop when he offered me an incredible deal on the demo Vittoras he also had loaded in his trailer from CAF. I just couldn't swing the extra $$ at this time, but I have to say I'm not regretting this purchase one bit. I hope more people discover his work as he deserves the business for sure. He is a true enthusiast and master at his craft.
    PRIMARY 2 CH SYSTEM: Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme preamp w/Mazda Cifte 12AU7 tubes; (2) Luxman MQ-88uSE monoblock config; Innuos Zen MK III; Chord Hugo M Scaler; Chord Hugo TT2; Volti Audio Rivals; Triode Wire Labs American Speaker cables; WireWorld ethernet, USB, BNC, interconnects, Transparent High Performance power cables; IsoTek EVO3 Corvus conditioner
    OFFICE 2 CH SYSTEM: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II w/Cifte 12AU7 preamp tube; Luxman DA-06 DAC; Klipsch La Scala II; JL Audio e112; Auralic Aries
    LUXMAN EYECANDY COLLECTION: Luxman CL-40 Valve Preamp; Luxman C1010 preamp; Luxman M2000

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    Jeremy

    I think you will enjoy the TWL speaker cables as I do. I also use his power cords and ordered a USB cable from him this morning. Another good to deal with small manufacturer that also allows money back trials if you want to try anything else.
    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, PS Audio BHK 250 amp, Reynaud Abcisse Jubilee, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's , Triode Wire Lab PC's & SC's, PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

    Family Room - Oppo UDP-203, Teac NT-505, Audia Flight FL Three S, Nola KO, (2) Rythmik F-12G, Audio Sensibility SC & IC's, Neotech PC's, SurgeX SA-1810

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSQT View Post
    Appreciate it Joe, I have to say the Rivals are simply marvelous - Greg has done an incredible job with these speakers and the fact that they are truly "one of a kind" is the icing on the cake. He threw me for a loop when he offered me an incredible deal on the demo Vittoras he also had loaded in his trailer from CAF. I just couldn't swing the extra $$ at this time, but I have to say I'm not regretting this purchase one bit. I hope more people discover his work as he deserves the business for sure. He is a true enthusiast and master at his craft.
    Congrats, Jeremey. Those are great speakers. The Volti Rival/BorderPatrol system at AXPONA 2017 was my favorite among the systems that I heard at that show. I was even contemplating a purchase of these speakers at the time.
    Simaudio Moon Neo 260 DT CD Transport / MIT SL-Matrix Plus AES/EBU digital cable / Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2 DAC / Octave HP 700 preamp / Octave RE 320 stereo amp with Super Black Box / Reference 3A Reflector monitors on Sound Anchors Signature Stands / dual JL Audio Fathom 112 v2 subwoofers on ASC SubTraps / ZenWave Audio D4 and SMSG cables / Acoustic treatment: tube traps, Tri-panels, window plugs, ceiling diffusers (all ASC), large absorbing panels (Acoustics First), diverse carpets chosen for acoustic properties: wool, polypropylene basket-weave

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    Updating with new images for this week's changes to the system!

    https://jsqt.smugmug.com/JSQT-Novemb...urge/n-HQpS3H/

    I have downsized big-time in the home theater department over the past few days. I'm now selling all of my Monitor Audio Gold speakers and moving my gorgeous 70th anniversary Heresy IIIs in for a simple 2.2 channel home theater system.

    Since eliminating that big black box of a center speaker on my console, I had some extra room to set up both of my preamps and bought a 2" maple block to set the Luxman tube amp on.

    I feel like I lost 30 pounds with this recent changeup!
    PRIMARY 2 CH SYSTEM: Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme preamp w/Mazda Cifte 12AU7 tubes; (2) Luxman MQ-88uSE monoblock config; Innuos Zen MK III; Chord Hugo M Scaler; Chord Hugo TT2; Volti Audio Rivals; Triode Wire Labs American Speaker cables; WireWorld ethernet, USB, BNC, interconnects, Transparent High Performance power cables; IsoTek EVO3 Corvus conditioner
    OFFICE 2 CH SYSTEM: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II w/Cifte 12AU7 preamp tube; Luxman DA-06 DAC; Klipsch La Scala II; JL Audio e112; Auralic Aries
    LUXMAN EYECANDY COLLECTION: Luxman CL-40 Valve Preamp; Luxman C1010 preamp; Luxman M2000

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