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    Thieliste's new system

    Hi guys, just wanted to share my new system build, the best i could afford in my 26 years audiophile journey.

    Speakers : Thiel CS 3.7 Amberwood finish
    Integrated Amp : Gryphon Diablo 300
    Streamer : Aqua Acoustics LinQ
    DAC : Aqua Formula xHD Rev 2
    Roon Rock : Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll PSU
    Switch : Paul Pang Quad switch
    Interconnect & Speaker cables : Gryphon VIP Series
    Power cords : Audioquest Firebird
    Power conditioner : Audioquest Niagara 3000
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    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

    Coming Headphone Rig : Hifiman HE-R10P - Chord Hugo 2 - Smartphone - Qobuz & Tidal.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Great system! Thanks for sharing
    Main System - Lumin U1, Modwright LS36.5 DM Preamp, EVS 1200 Amp, EMM Labs DAC 2X (ver. 2), Torus RM-20, Thiel CS 3.7s, 2 Rel Storm III subs
    Back-up 1 - Hegel H190 Integrated Amp/DAC, Oppo 103D, 2 Richard Gray cond, Ohm Microwalsh Talls, Rel Strata III sub
    Back-up 2 - Sherbourn Pre-1, Mivera PurePowerSE Amp, Panasonic DP-UB9000, Vansevers cond, B&W P6s, Sumiko S.5 sub

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    Beautiful! Enjoy listening in good health! Gorgeous finish on the speakers!

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Hi guys, thanks this is my second pair or Thiel CS 3.7s that i kept 5 years before i sold them, this first pair was from 2009.
    This time around my new pair purchased 2 months ago is from late 2011 and has the latest crossovers before they stopped producing.
    I'm very happy because this later pair is just like new and the finish is a dark Amberwood really beautiful.
    Also this time around i finally put together some serious gear to make them sing.
    The power reserve and tonality of the Diablo 300 is the perfect match for the 3.7s.
    I plan on purchasing 2 sets of Critical Mass Systems Center Stage 2 to put under the streamer and DAC.
    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

    Coming Headphone Rig : Hifiman HE-R10P - Chord Hugo 2 - Smartphone - Qobuz & Tidal.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post



    Congratulations on a great setup!

    As much as I like your gear I have to say I noticed that door behind your speaker.
    That is old world construction! I would love to see pictures of the entire room.

    Regards



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    Win10 Transport + Fidelizer 8.7 + JRMC 27 & HQPlayer | Mutec MC-3+ USB | Job INT | Western Electric 12GA | Green Mountain Audio Eos HX

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil View Post
    Congratulations on a great setup!

    As much as I like your gear I have to say I noticed that door behind your speaker.
    That is old world construction! I would love to see pictures of the entire room.

    Regards



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    It's a twelve century house but not mine anymore because we sold it in April of this year.
    I'm in the process of buying a new house, should move in during october meanwhile i'm staying in my old house for a couple of months therfore i'm not doing any room treatment for now.
    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

    Coming Headphone Rig : Hifiman HE-R10P - Chord Hugo 2 - Smartphone - Qobuz & Tidal.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Beautiful system and room! I also have a Diablo 300. I notice you're using Gryphon interconnects, did you try other brands too before ending up with them?
    Mark


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    Kimber Select 6063 speaker cables
    Kimber Select 1116 XLR interconnects

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    It's a twelve century house but not mine anymore because we sold it in April of this year.
    I'm in the process of buying a new house, should move in during october meanwhile i'm staying in my old house for a couple of months therfore i'm not doing any room treatment for now.
    I wish you the very best for your new house!
    I am sure that you will have a wonderful listening space soon.

    Regards


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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    Beautiful system and room! I also have a Diablo 300. I notice you're using Gryphon interconnects, did you try other brands too before ending up with them?
    No i haven't, i chose Gryphon VIP series because i wanted the best synergy for my Diablo 300.
    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

    Coming Headphone Rig : Hifiman HE-R10P - Chord Hugo 2 - Smartphone - Qobuz & Tidal.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Really nice looking system. Congratulations, and wishing you the best on the new house .
    Amplifiers: Hattor AMRG Trans, Tube Active Stage | NAD C298 | MBL 8006 B | McIntosh MP100
    Vinyl: Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird | Technics SL-1500C | AT VM740ML
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD | Falcon NW PC | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 | Roon & HQPlayer
    Headphones: Woo Audio WA22 (2nd Gen) | A&K SE-200 | Abyss Diana Phi | Focal Clear MG
    Speakers: KEF LS50 Meta w/S2 | Rythmik L12 (x2)
    Other: Oppo BDP-105 | Magnum Dynalab FT-101A, ST-2

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Nice system, enjoy !
    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, OPPO 203, 105.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Thanks guys, i'll post more pics once i finish my tweaks.
    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

    Coming Headphone Rig : Hifiman HE-R10P - Chord Hugo 2 - Smartphone - Qobuz & Tidal.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Clean, tidy and functional, I'm sure it sounds great !
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Beautifully put together.
    Always looking to improve and supporting others

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    A couple of updates.
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    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

    Coming Headphone Rig : Hifiman HE-R10P - Chord Hugo 2 - Smartphone - Qobuz & Tidal.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Roon Rock NUC is now powered by a Farad Super 3 LPS with Orange fuse and the Router is powered by an Sbooster Mk2 LPS.
    I also purchased 3 Artesania Dampers for the Switch and Aqua combo.
    All great improvements.
    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

    Coming Headphone Rig : Hifiman HE-R10P - Chord Hugo 2 - Smartphone - Qobuz & Tidal.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Nice! How you enjoying the Aqua Formula?


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    Very nice system, enjoy.

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    Re: Thieliste's new system

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Nice! How you enjoying the Aqua Formula?


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    This DAC is difficult to beat for the money.
    Now i'm trying to learn how to use the upsampling.
    Speaker System : Thiel CS 3.7 - Gryphon Diablo 300 - Aqua Acoustics LinQ - Aqua Acoustics Formula xHD Rev 2 - Fanless Intel NUC + Sbooster Mkll - Paul Pang Quad Switch - Gryphon VIP Series Interconnect & Speaker cables - Audioquest Firebird Power cables - Audioquest Niagara 3000 Power Conditioner - Woodlink Rack - Roon Rock - Qobuz & Tidal.

    Coming Headphone Rig : Hifiman HE-R10P - Chord Hugo 2 - Smartphone - Qobuz & Tidal.

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