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    My Current System Pics...

    Some of these pics were taken within a few days of this post, and some taken today. The full system profile is listed below in my signature. I always shoot for equipment that performs above its price point, and I am quite pleased with this system in its current state. It packs a nice punch and could possibly compete with systems costing 2 to 3 times as much. I know, I've heard some. Not that I'm in competition with anyone. If anything, I'm in competition with the ole' mighty dollar to gain the biggest bang for my buck.

    And one upgrade that I think is going to be happening soon is replacing the Ortofon 2M Red cartridge with a Bronze. Hopefully sooner than later.

    Anyway, on with some pics...









    And the messy, business end with the little W4S Recovery USB Reclocker hiding back there...
    Charles
    Preamp | Amplifiers: Schiit Freya + | Schiit Mani | Schiit Aegir x 2
    Analog Sources: Music Hall MMF-7.3 w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze
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    Bluesound Node 2, Roku Ultra
    Speakers: Klipsch Heresy III | Polk Audio PSW505 x 2
    Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC
    Cables:
    Audioquest, Wireworld, Pangea Audio, Mojo Audio

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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Very nice! How are you doing the sub integration?


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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Very nice! How are you doing the sub integration?


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    Thanks Mike.

    The Parasound Halo P5 has a built-in analog, fully adjustable crossover. I have the mains crossed over at 60 Hz and the subs crossed over at 70 Hz. Makes for a seamless blend. Plus you can adjust the sub(s) output via a front panel level control on the P5. The subs output is mono, but you could never tell. It works perfectly!
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    Preamp | Amplifiers: Schiit Freya + | Schiit Mani | Schiit Aegir x 2
    Analog Sources: Music Hall MMF-7.3 w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze
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    Bluesound Node 2, Roku Ultra
    Speakers: Klipsch Heresy III | Polk Audio PSW505 x 2
    Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC
    Cables:
    Audioquest, Wireworld, Pangea Audio, Mojo Audio

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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Nice. I've always really liked Parasound gear. Well designed. Sounds great.

    Have you fiddled much with the crossover points? Seems good, but just curious.


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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Nice. I've always really liked Parasound gear. Well designed. Sounds great.

    Have you fiddled much with the crossover points? Seems good, but just curious.


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    Yeah, the Halo P5 is a great sounding unit. That's why I'm using these old Polk subs. I bought them years ago and only used them for movies because they sucked with music. Horribly sucked. So much so that they sat unused in the closet for the past 4 years! However, running them through the Halo, they're quite musical! I was going to start saving for a pair of REL subs, but have held off for now since these are doing so well.

    As for crossover points, I haven't messed with them too much. I first had them both set at around 40 Hz and seemed alright, but was lacking presence and punch, so I raised the mains up to 60 Hz and the subs to 70 Hz. They seem to be pretty good now. And the way this room is laid out, the gain on the left sub is up around a "normal" level and the right one is set rather low, the reason being that the left sub has no corner for reinforcement, just a hallway behind it. The left sub actually puts out the really low bass at the listening seat and the right puts out more of the upper, punchy bass. If you go too far with the gain on the right sub, it just gets boomy and overpowering.

    If you have any suggestions for crossover points, I'm all ears. I'm sure it could be fine tuned some more. I just haven't messed with it too much yet. Been too busy buying other goodies and playing with them. LOL
    Charles
    Preamp | Amplifiers: Schiit Freya + | Schiit Mani | Schiit Aegir x 2
    Analog Sources: Music Hall MMF-7.3 w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze
    Digital Sources:
    Bluesound Node 2, Roku Ultra
    Speakers: Klipsch Heresy III | Polk Audio PSW505 x 2
    Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC
    Cables:
    Audioquest, Wireworld, Pangea Audio, Mojo Audio

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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Very nice and clean system.


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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Very nice and clean system.


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    My thoughts too...so neat and clean..
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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Those crossover points sound right for your setup. Any further fine tuning to the role off would be in that range.

    Smart setup.
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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. Either tomorrow or this weekend, I might be tearing it down and redoing all of the wiring. It's a bit of a mess back there.

    Steve, WRT the crossover points, I think you're right. I can tweak it a little here and there, but don't think there will be much to gain. It won't hurt to try though.
    Charles
    Preamp | Amplifiers: Schiit Freya + | Schiit Mani | Schiit Aegir x 2
    Analog Sources: Music Hall MMF-7.3 w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze
    Digital Sources:
    Bluesound Node 2, Roku Ultra
    Speakers: Klipsch Heresy III | Polk Audio PSW505 x 2
    Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC
    Cables:
    Audioquest, Wireworld, Pangea Audio, Mojo Audio

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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Beautiful system. I have a monitor/sub combo myself.

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