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  1. #1
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    Hello From Key West!

    Hi guys -

    I've tried to be an audiophile, but I still can't afford it.

    My current system is rather simple:

    * Sony BioTracer, to -
    * Rega Fono MKIII -
    * Emotiva XMC-1 -
    * Magnepan 1.7i
    * SVS PC 4000 (x2) for front sub-bass
    * Earthquake MKV15 for rear bass
    * Magnepan CC5 center,
    * Magnepan MMGW surrounds,
    * Magnepan .7 Rear.
    * Powered by Sunfire amplification.
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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Wow, beautiful room and system. Thank you for posting. Welcome!
    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: Hello From Key West!

    Greetings, and nice stereo. Many years ago I was stationed at the Boca Chica Naval Air Station, and loved the area. I was diving all the time. Enjoy the music.
    Bud

    Lumin X1 file player
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Quote Originally Posted by firewallx View Post
    Hi guys -

    I've tried to be an audiophile, but I still can't afford it.
    Yes you can and you have. If you care about listening to music as well as you can arrange, if you think carefully about your gear purchases and follow-through, if you setup your system to get maximum enjoyment out of it, and if you post here at the Forum: You're an Audiophile.
    Welcome, good luck, and I will see you down in the rabbit hole...

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Looks great to me.

    Welcome!
    Jock

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Welcome! Love Key West


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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Welcome! You are very much an audiophile!
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    Mike

    Amplification: MBL 6010D MBL 9008A Monos
    Analog: VPI Avenger VPI Fatboy 12” Ortofon Windfeld TI
    Phono Pre: Pass XP-27
    Digital: Esoteric N01XD Esoteric K05
    Speakers: MBL 101E MKII
    Subwoofers: REL Carbon Specials
    Conditioner: Shunyata Triton 3
    Power Cables: Shunyata Sigma 1 & 2, Alpha 2, Delta and Venom
    ICs and SCs: Wireworld Platinum 8
    Rack: Artesania Exoteryc

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Welcome to the forum
    Flemming

    Lumin X1
    Accuphase E-470
    Focus Audio FS788

    Inter connect : Nordost Frey 2
    LS cable : Yter
    Power Cables : Nordost Frey 2
    Nordost QB8
    Fibercable for feeding the Lumin X1
    Rack : Finite Elemente Pagode

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Hello down there is south south Fla. Welcome.
    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: Hello From Key West!

    Nicely done Firewall !! Longtime Maggie fan here as well. I assume you have a projector screen that comes down in front of the window ?
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Hi Dave,

    Cheers fellow Maggie fan!

    Indeed, there is a screen that is hidden behind that facade thing on top of the window.

    Here's what it looks like with the screen down:
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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Hello & welcome.

    I feel audiophile is a passion, not what level of gear you own.
    Aurender ACS10 w/Audioquest Diamond USB,
    Mark Levinson #526, 532h, JBL 4367's
    Clearaudio Performance DC w/Maestro cart
    All Clarus Crimson cabling, AC to binding post. Surgex
    HT: Marantz AV8003, Linn 5125, JBL SAM3ha, Revel s30,
    SVS PC13 Ultra
    Transparent, Analysis Plus & Tributaries. PS Audio filtering
    Sony XBR-75X940D & BDP
    Parasound P6, Coda CSX, Artisan speakers

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    welcome!
    Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia 2 | Digital Sources: Esoteric K01XD + Cybershaft OP18 + Modified OPPO 205 | Amplification: Pass Labs XP-32 + Dan D'Agostino M400 | Analog cables: Transparent Reference XL | Digital cables: Kimber KS2020

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    FirewallX...Welcome.....I lived on the ocean side of Key Largo just north of John Pennykamp Park....for about 2 years back in the late 60s....Im originally from Ft.Lauderdale.Great system and pic.
    Listening Room: 25' L x 18' W x 23' H..system on the long wall
    Speakers: Tidal 'Contriva Diacera-SE
    Amps: Chalice Audio 'Grail' SET mono blocks with Psvane WE 845 / 300b tubes
    Source: Lumin X-1 Network Music Player
    HighFidelity MC-1 Pro Helix conditioner
    Cables:
    Audience-Studio One RCA interconnect
    SilverSmith 'Fidelium' speaker cables
    Silent Source 'Music Reference' Power Cords x 3
    Innuos 'PhoenixNet' Switch
    CAD-CG-1

    Audioquest 'fog lifters' under the Fidelium cables
    Arya Audio-RevOpods under my Tidal Speakers
    REL 212 SE Subwoofer x 2
    Nordost V2 ethernet cable

    EVP Isolation footers- subs-speakers- Lumin


    Tweaks:
    Stillpoints Ultra SS under amps
    EVP HDR isolators 2" x 8...under my Lumin A1 and PSU
    EVP HDR isolators 4" x 16..under my Tidal speakers and my REL 212 SE subs

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Looks like a nice place to hang out and listen to tunes. Well done!
    Regards,
    Steve


    I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do.

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    being an audiophile is a state of mind, not a particular gear list. love the room.

    enjoy!

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Very nice set up...!!! Welcome on board
    McIntosh C302 + C2600 - Lumin A1 - Lenco L75 - Marantz SR6007 - Paradigm S6 - Gaia II - Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable + Jumpers - Bada LB5500

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Welcome, Audiophile is not just gear, it's the love for music and passion to explore the different aspects of this hobby.
    love your room.
    Although i'm from abroad, the key is a splendid place to be as i recall my travels to Florida from some years ago.

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Welcome to AS!
    Beautiful room and setting.
    Very nice!

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    Re: Hello From Key West!

    Nice! A far cry from the days when I lived on Stock Island back in the late 1970s. On the other hand, I had the best rockin' single-wide in Rolf's Trailer Park with my Altec 891A's, a Sony integrated amp, an AR-XA turntable, and central air conditioning. Always a great time.

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