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    Hello From NorCal

    Hello All:
    This hobby makes being stuck at home a little more tolerable. Hope all are staying safe and healthy. Mostly a 2-channel network audio guy, with separate headphone and speaker systems:

    Headphones:
    MSB Select 2 DAC | | RAAL HSA-1a | RAAL SR1a | Custom T2 amp | Mjolnir Carbon CC | Stax 009S/009/007 Mk 1 & 2 | HeadAmp GS-X Mk 2 | LTA Z10e | Susvara | MySphere 3.2 | ZMF Vérité | Hattor Passive Pre [for distributing signal to the dynamic amps]Trafomatic Primavera [inbound]

    Speakers:
    Vivaldi DAC/Upsampler/Clock | Merrill Audio Veritas Monoblocks [Element 116 inbound] |Legacy Audio Aeris Speakers

    Source For Both:
    Roon Nucleus+and Netgear 80tb NAS

    I came to AudioShark after doing some research on network optimizations and also on clocks.

    Stay safe & healthy!

    Greg

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    Re: Hello From NorCal

    Welcome!


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    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Roon Labs, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
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    Re: Hello From NorCal

    Welcome... it will be nice if you include some pics of the gear.

    Regards,
    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 NorCal

    Welcome aboard, enjoy your stay
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    Brian

    Main System -
    Rotel 1072 CDP / Rega P3 > Luxman 505UX Mark II > Dynaudio Audience 82s > Synergistic Cables

    Secondary - OPPO 93 > VAC CLA 1 MKII Pre > Odyssey Stratos > JM Labs Tantal 509s > Tara Labs Cables


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    Re: Hello From NorCal

    Welcome, Greg!
    - Steve

    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp • PS Audio DirectStream DAC
    Roon Nucleus Server • Harbeth C7ES3 Loudspeakers on Sound Anchor stands • Magnepan .7 Loudspeakers • JL Audio D108 Sub Analysis Plus Black Oval 12 Speaker Cables • Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval Balanced Interconnects • PS Audio Dectet Power Center • PS Audio AC3 A/C cords

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    Re: Hello From NorCal

    Quote Originally Posted by Fer1000 View Post
    Welcome... it will be nice if you include some pics of the gear.

    Regards,
    Would love to, but have to get to 10 posts before I can post links or images. But, I will work on that! Hmm, not inline, but maybe it worked anyway. Cheers!
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Re: Hello From NorCal

    Welcome to AS!
    Jock

    If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.

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    House: Naim ND555/2PS, Naim 552, Naim 500, Studer A80/Doshi V3, Magico M2s, 2 Magico Q-Sub 15s, Shunyata Sigma PCs, Typhon QR/PS8

    Workshop: Naim ND555/2 PS, VAC Master Pre, VAC Sig 200iQ, Avant Garde Duo Mezzo XD, 2 Magico Q-Sub 15s, Shunyata IC/SC, Shunyata Typhon QR/Triton V3/Sigma PCs.

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    Re: Hello From NorCal

    Welcome!
    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, Integra DPS 6.9 Transport, 2 Richard Gray cond, Ohm Microwalsh Talls, Rel Strata III sub
    Back-up 2 - Sherbourn Pre-1, Mivera PurePowerSE Amp, Oppo UDP-203, Vansevers cond, B&W P6s, Sumiko S.5 sub

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    Re: Hello From NorCal

    Hi Greg and welcome. Really nice headphone set up. I have a friend who uses Legacy speakers.

    I've met Merrill a couple times at an audio show. Hope you plan to post your experience with the Element amp.
    Aurender ACS10 w/AQ Diamond,
    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

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    Re: Hello From NorCal

    I've not met Merrill in person, but I became a big fan years ago of his Veritas Monoblocks. We corresponded a lot by email and then by phone. I really liked his thinking and I was fortunate enough not to be swayed by all the Class D naysayers at the time. He provided me an upgrade-outgrade path for my DecWare 6ch setup to the Veritas. I love them. I also own the PS Audio BHK 300 Monoblocks, and like them a lot, but the Merrill "speed story" really resonates with me, and they pair extremely well with the Legacy. With the move up to the Vivaldi Stack from PS Audio DirectStream/Memory Player, I went back to Merrill and discovered the 118 & 116. The 118 is just more than I need. And once again, Merrill afforded me an upgrade path for amps I have owned for five years. That kind of customer service and support is just delightful. I even used the Veritas as an experiment to power the RAAL SR1a ribbon earfield cans. I could not keep the setup that way for long, but wow, it was something else.

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