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  1. #161
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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Thank you Paul.

    After having to do some major phase adjustments on the subs (I still don't understand why that is), the system sounds very good now.

    I donít know how or why, but I had to completely readjust the phase switch and continuous phase knob on both subsÖ


    Before M700ís:
    Left sub - Phase switch at 180* - Phase knob at 0*
    Right sub - Phase switch at 0* - Phase knob at 130-ish*


    After M700ís:
    Left sub - Phase switch at 0* - Phase knob at 245-ish*
    Right sub - Phase switch at 0* - Phase knob at 185-ish*


    Also, the gain on both subs did in fact have to be bumped up just a bit.
    Charles
    Preamp | Amplifiers: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC | Schiit Mani | PS Audio Stellar M700 x 2
    Sources: Bluesound Node 2, Roku Ultra, Music Hall MMF-7.3 w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze
    Speakers | Subwoofers: Sonus faber Venere 1.5 | JL Audio e110 x 2
    Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC
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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Really like the system. Love the cat! No upgrades possible there.

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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Gratz on the M700s Charles. I had a pair for a while. They were very nice amps. Look right at home in your rack!
    Tubes: Audio Mirror SET 45, Dragon Inspire IHA-1, Schiit Freya
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD, Falcon NW Tiki, Roon & HQPlayer, W4S Recovery
    Solid State Amps: T+A AMP 8, McIntosh MC754
    Speakers / Cans: KEF R700 / Focal Clear
    Power: AQ Niagara 1000


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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Congratulations!


    Please let us know all about the differences with the mono amplification!

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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    It's apparent our new little "Bucky" enjoy's watching Paul's videos as well!


    Charles
    Preamp | Amplifiers: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC | Schiit Mani | PS Audio Stellar M700 x 2
    Sources: Bluesound Node 2, Roku Ultra, Music Hall MMF-7.3 w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze
    Speakers | Subwoofers: Sonus faber Venere 1.5 | JL Audio e110 x 2
    Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC
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    AudioQuest, Wireworld, Pangea Audio, Mojo Audio

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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post

    Please let us know all about the differences with the mono amplification!
    I really have interest in these monoblocks.
    I have no way to try them.
    So, if can say something about would be nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    I really have interest in these monoblocks.
    I have no way to try them.
    So, if can say something about would be nice...
    Well, when I first got them connected and warmed up, I was having phase issues with my subs (simply an issue with the settings on the subs), and I simply turned them off. A day or two later, I got home from work and listened to a couple of Radiohead albums, Kid A and Pablo Honey. It wasn't until I played both of those albums fully that I realized that the subs were still turned off! That alone is a testament as to how good these amps do with warmth, heft and tautness in the lower midrange, midbass and bass. They make these bookshelf speakers sound like much larger floor standers. And as you can see, it's not like I have these speakers up against the wall for bass reinforcement or anything. They're several feet out into the room.

    There's a certain sultry take to the midrange that gives vocals a very true, lifelike weight and body which is very inviting. They provide a real connectivity between voice and body.

    Treble is natural, smooth and detailed with plenty of air and space. No sibilance here.

    The amps are completely dead silent and produce a sound stage well beyond the edges of the speakers themselves. It's not exaggerated by any means.

    The PS Audio Stellar M700 monoblock amps are definitely worth the money. I'm glad I got a pair!
    Charles
    Preamp | Amplifiers: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC | Schiit Mani | PS Audio Stellar M700 x 2
    Sources: Bluesound Node 2, Roku Ultra, Music Hall MMF-7.3 w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze
    Speakers | Subwoofers: Sonus faber Venere 1.5 | JL Audio e110 x 2
    Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC
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    AudioQuest, Wireworld, Pangea Audio, Mojo Audio

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    Re: My Current System Pics...

    Thanks a lot.

    It looks like they are all i need. Especially when you talk about the lower midrange and the strong bass.
    My dilemma: to buy without hearing. I promised myself i would never do that, but...
    I need time to think!


    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    Thanks a lot.

    It looks like they are all i need. Especially when you talk about the lower midrange and the strong bass.
    My dilemma: to buy without hearing. I promised myself i would never do that, but...
    I need time to think!


    Thanks again
    I have news for you, ALL of my gear and ALL of my speakers (except for a pair of Magnepan MGLR-1's many moons ago), I have always purchased without hearing them first. There are no shops around my area unless I want to travel 60-100 miles in either direction. So I base all of my purchases off of both professional reviews and reviews of those who try said gear in their homes.

    So far, I haven't run into any major duds.

    And you're welcome.
    Charles
    Preamp | Amplifiers: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC | Schiit Mani | PS Audio Stellar M700 x 2
    Sources: Bluesound Node 2, Roku Ultra, Music Hall MMF-7.3 w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze
    Speakers | Subwoofers: Sonus faber Venere 1.5 | JL Audio e110 x 2
    Power Conditioning: Blue Circle Audio, APC
    Cables:
    AudioQuest, Wireworld, Pangea Audio, Mojo Audio

 

 
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