Revamping the system.

Discussion in 'Home Audio (Stereo Systems)' started by Mr.Hanky, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Member

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    New speakers arrive today, new amp on the way and a nice new rack which is way overdue.

    I auditioned quite a few speakers and settled on the Goldenear Triton One R's. The amp will be a Rogue Stereo 100.
    Just purchased a used DAC as well, NAD M51.

    First major overhaul in 25 years, so this is pretty exciting!

    I'll post pics once everything comes together.
     
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    Congratulations! Don't know the gear, but after a quick search on Google it seems to be fine stuff! I suppose you have tested them together to see that they work well together.
     
  3. johntoste

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    Congratulations! Should be very satisfying.
     
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    Congrats! I'll bet those speakers will be awesome.
    So what will you play on them first?
     
  5. Mr.Hanky

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    No pics yet, still waiting on the rack, so right now it looks a mess.

    The speakers and amp are just fantastic, I was streaming music all day long the past few days, getting everything burned in.
    Last night I hooked up the old ARC amp just to do a comparison, while it is still a great sounding classic tube amp, the new Rogue was just much clearer, faster and bigger sounding.

    I was able to pick the amp up at Rogue (I'm an hour away) and was really impressed with the place and the staff. Mark was not there at the time, but Matt gave us a tour and a ton of information.
    It's also nice to be able to bias that amp so easily, just smart.

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  6. ddog

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    very nice...it appears youll have some lowend:eek:...congrats
     
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    Don't know about the amp but I have the Triton 1's and they are incredible speakers. You will
    lol be very happy!
    arniez
     
  8. Mr.Hanky

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    Got the rack today, Timbernation makes an awesome piece for sure, here is the finished product.

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    oh yeah...were coming along huh...is that a mercury mag cable I see?
     
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  10. Mr.Hanky

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    Yup, I’ll be getting more too, I love bang for the buck cables. Blue Jean is another great company.
     
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    Looks like a great system.

    Ripped all 1,500 CDs I had to HD and send files to DAC with Audirvana + or HQ Player, amazing software players that up convert files to DSD, oops, just checked data sheet on your DAC and it doesn't support DSD. So, best software player I have encountered for our PCM is Pure Music; it upsamples to 24/192 and uploads files to RAM and plays them from SS memory versus a spinning HD. I found that this approach takes old CDs and makes them sound like good remasters.

    With respect to cables, I use the MM on my guitar amps but recommend Cullen Cables power cables for reasonable price audio quality. Swapped out $600 Synergistic and $1200 Kimber for their Crossover power cable to run my McCormack DNA500 (a beast); cleaner, more dynamic and 3D detail for $200. Bet it would kill on your Rogue.

    http://www.cullencable.com/crossover-series/

    Enjoy your system.
     
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  12. Mr.Hanky

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    Very cool.

    I ripped all my cd’s to FLAC files and have them stored on a NAS drive feeding the Squeezebox and into the NAD M51, it works great but I’ll need to replace the Logitech one day. The Squeezebox is way outdated and if they ever cancel the service, I’ll be S.O.L.

    Then again, there is always vinyl.
     
  13. CheckSix

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    Looks nice! Well done!

    Room treatments might be a next thing to think about.
     
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    Well, the Squeezebox is old technology, very convenient, and I think it can pass 24/192 FLAC files to your DAC...but you would need a computer to upsample your FLAC rips of CDs in the system. And, with a computer you could connect that directly to the DAC with USB for best sound, which is what I do. Mac Mini with HQPlayer, A+ and Pure Music on it USB to a Mytek Brooklyn + (they make a new version with built in streamer called the Brooklyn Bridge).

    I only stream from Amazon Prime low rez so if someone asks me to learn a tune that I do not have in CD rip, I usually can find it there or on Youtube.

    With the new badass speakers, amp, and decent DAC, guessing you are only getting @85% of what your digital files can deliver...
     
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    When I saw the OP photo, I thought "wow, I'll bet it sounds as great as it looks."
    My second thought was "first reflections?"
     
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    Exactly! ;)
     
  17. Mr.Hanky

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    First reflection sound panels are just out of the shot, but the room is well treated.
     
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