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post #11686 of 19035
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AppleMark

 

Just went to IKEA today and picked up a new MALM bedside table...fortunately the gear fits just barely on it.

 

 

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post #11687 of 19035
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Re: KI Pearl vs SA8003, the SA8003 was very good in the smooth Marantz style but the treble wasn't well-integrated and there was a sense of artificiality with massed strings, shimmering highs etc. (Since there's very little in the SACD catologue that is non-classical). The Pearl addresses this and more - it's a Marantz for sure, ie. there is a lovely smooth coherent top-to-bottom sound that is, well, just enjoyable and complete. I compared it with my Fostex HP-A8C streaming DSDs (couldn't control for different amps and cables, but LCD2 was used for both) and it turned out to be the case where I was looking into the DSD stream and marvelling at the clarity and detail but with the Pearl it was just kicking back and letting the music flow. Hope that makes sense.

Indeed it does. Sounds like you found yourself some musical paradise. I've only been able to hear the SA8003, and I loved it immensely. I want to hold off on any buying decisions however until I hear either the KI Pearl or an OPPO player.

post #11688 of 19035

This isn't my "current" setup as it's from Saturday's meet in Austin, TX, but it was certainly my Head-Fi setup for a little bit.  

 

 

 

My thanks to Acrog for taking the pic.

post #11689 of 19035

I'll join in on that, Dave. 

 

 

As you guys can see, we were table mates. beerchug.gif

 

Oh, and the hilarious cables aren't mine. :D

post #11690 of 19035
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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

This isn't my "current" setup as it's from Saturday's meet in Austin, TX, but it was certainly my Head-Fi setup for a little bit.  

 

 

 

My thanks to Acrog for taking the pic.

Decware and Denon...Looks like my place!

post #11691 of 19035
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I'll join in on that, Dave. 

 

As you guys can see, we were table mates. beerchug.gif

 

Oh, and the hilarious cables aren't mine. :D

Thanks for bringing us in, MorbidToaster...great layout and sign to boot! biggrin.gif Keep dem grubby lil' pecan peelin' pokin' fingers off my turntable!

post #11692 of 19035

I see a lot of you guys have Monster Power conditioners.

post #11693 of 19035
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I'll join in on that, Dave. 

 

 

As you guys can see, we were table mates. beerchug.gif

 

Oh, and the hilarious cables aren't mine. :D

Looks uber sexy!!!

post #11694 of 19035

It sure was when I listened to Marvin Gaye on it earlier. :D

 

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Looks uber sexy!!!

post #11695 of 19035
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I see a lot of you guys have Monster Power conditioners.

 

I won't speak for everyone, but I got mine for $90.  I've never been one to suggest that it would make any difference in sound, but it does do a decent job of power management (timing turns on the power amp after the preamp) and prevention of hum from grounding issues.  It also offers more outlets than my Tripp Lite Isobars.  At the $500 list or $250 street price, I'd have made due by routing another Isobar from a different socket with an extension cord.

post #11696 of 19035

I use Furman conditioners that run under $100. They're great. I want a nicer one but am in no hurry at all.

post #11697 of 19035
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I see a lot of you guys have Monster Power conditioners.

 

I won't speak for everyone, but I got mine for $90.  I've never been one to suggest that it would make any difference in sound, but it does do a decent job of power management (timing turns on the power amp after the preamp) and prevention of hum from grounding issues.  It also offers more outlets than my Tripp Lite Isobars.  At the $500 list or $250 street price, I'd have made due by routing another Isobar from a different socket with an extension cord.

+1 for that use. I have the HTS5000 Monster Power. I don't remember what I paid for it. I have had it a long time. The sequential power up is nice and it is metered to show current voltage. Handy when you live in an area with brown outs.

post #11698 of 19035
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

It sure was when I listened to Marvin Gaye on it earlier. :D

 

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Originally Posted by Destroysall View Post

Looks uber sexy!!!

Marvin......:thumb: excellent choice!

post #11699 of 19035

 

There ya go. Want to get What's Goin' On soon (MoFi) as well as it's probably my favorite Marvin. I heard Let's Get It On was a bit better sounding though so I got this one first.

 

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Marvin......:thumb: excellent choice!

post #11700 of 19035
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It sure was when I listened to Marvin Gaye on it earlier. :D

 


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