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    Just a brief progress report...


    Very noticeably opening up. The richness and sweetness of this system is really starting to shine through. It's sounding so good I don't even know how to describe it. I've been leaving the entire system running since I first switched it on last week. I've also been playing it at a "medium loud volume" (45 to 55 on the INT 250) even when I'm not listening, to hasten break in. Anyway, it's sounding just superb. And I've just started the break in process. Now I remember why this hobby is so addictive.

    I don't understand why every musician doesn't have a great high end audio system. Most don't. A good high end audio system is great for mixing down home or studio recordings. Some great audio systems may be a little too colored for mixing but many systems are perfect for it. Just depends on the components.

    But I couldn't be happier with my system. It's a rather simple one...integrated amp, DAC, and server. That's it. But that's exactly what I wanted. Well, I'm going to go put some music on before I have to go to work this afternoon. Thanks for putting up with my gushing. But it sure is fun.
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
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    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Re: Incoming!

    Tom, So glad to hear that everything worked out for you after such a long wait and journey. I also had my eye on the Pass but it was out of this round's budget. It should continue to get better over the next few months but out of the box it is an awesome setup.

    Nothing like good tunes. My new Lux has made everything sound better and it is also still breaking in.
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    Secondary - OPPO 93 > VAC CLA 1 MKII Pre > Odyssey Stratos > JM Labs Tantal 509s > Tara Labs Cables


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    Good to hear it is setting in.

    May be simple to you and us, but not to everyone else

    I donít know what musicians use or donít, but more curious on what they hear in the studio.


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    Glad you are finally able to enjoy your long awaited system! And just think, it will continue improving for some time still!
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    Brian, not a darn thing wrong with Luxman. It's top shelf stuff and every bit as good as anything out there. I auditioned a Luxman 509x and was VERY impressed with it. I'm bettin' your 505ux MkII sounds just as good. That sound is what your ears prefer. 'Nuf said. If it sounds good, it is good! I too followed you as you purchased your Lux and was very excited for you. Since I'd auditioned the 509x I had a pretty good idea of what your 505ux MkII was going to sound like. I knew you were in for a real treat.
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Just a brief progress report...


    Very noticeably opening up. The richness and sweetness of this system is really starting to shine through. It's sounding so good I don't even know how to describe it. I've been leaving the entire system running since I first switched it on last week. I've also been playing it at a "medium loud volume" (45 to 55 on the INT 250) even when I'm not listening, to hasten break in. Anyway, it's sounding just superb. And I've just started the break in process. Now I remember why this hobby is so addictive.

    I don't understand why every musician doesn't have a great high end audio system. Most don't. A good high end audio system is great for mixing down home or studio recordings. Some great audio systems may be a little too colored for mixing but many systems are perfect for it. Just depends on the components.

    But I couldn't be happier with my system. It's a rather simple one...integrated amp, DAC, and server. That's it. But that's exactly what I wanted. Well, I'm going to go put some music on before I have to go to work this afternoon. Thanks for putting up with my gushing. But it sure is fun.
    You ever heard the phrase "starving musicians?"
    VPI Avenger with 12" 3D arm, Technics SP-10MKII table in custom plinth with custom power supply made by Peter Noerbaek of PBN, SME 312s arm, SME 3012R arn, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge, Lyra Etna SL cartridge, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 2 track R2R, Ampex 350 tape repros, Roon Nucleus Plus music server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6, ARC Ref 75 with KT-150s, JBL 4345 speakers, Viero Equilibro Level 3 speaker cables, pair of Definitive Technology Ref subs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    You ever heard the phrase "starving musicians?"
    I have some art on my walls from Starving Artists
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    Secondary - OPPO 93 > VAC CLA 1 MKII Pre > Odyssey Stratos > JM Labs Tantal 509s > Tara Labs Cables


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I have some art on my walls from Starving Artists
    I'm not talking about rock stars that hit the big time. I'm talking about the average musician that would gig anywhere for a check.
    VPI Avenger with 12" 3D arm, Technics SP-10MKII table in custom plinth with custom power supply made by Peter Noerbaek of PBN, SME 312s arm, SME 3012R arn, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge, Lyra Etna SL cartridge, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 2 track R2R, Ampex 350 tape repros, Roon Nucleus Plus music server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6, ARC Ref 75 with KT-150s, JBL 4345 speakers, Viero Equilibro Level 3 speaker cables, pair of Definitive Technology Ref subs.

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    Re: Incoming!

    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. However, bluegrass musicians do make tens of dollars.
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. However, bluegrass musicians do make tens of dollars.
    And that’s my point. You could go to any of your local music stores and ask for names of local bands looking for gigs. Guaranteed you could make a few calls and arrange for a band to play a private gig in your house for $500.
    VPI Avenger with 12" 3D arm, Technics SP-10MKII table in custom plinth with custom power supply made by Peter Noerbaek of PBN, SME 312s arm, SME 3012R arn, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge, Lyra Etna SL cartridge, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 2 track R2R, Ampex 350 tape repros, Roon Nucleus Plus music server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6, ARC Ref 75 with KT-150s, JBL 4345 speakers, Viero Equilibro Level 3 speaker cables, pair of Definitive Technology Ref subs.

 

 
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