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Here's my modest (but addictive!) setup at work. The D7000s normally rest on a Woo Audio stand, but I've got a lot of desktop room, so I tend to spread things out, so it's way to the right of this stuff. 

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Very nice. How do you like the Headroom stack with the D7000?

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It's a pretty nice pairing, though at the moment I'm preferring it with the ALO stack--though this could just be due to it being new equipment, and new equipment always sounds awesome. Eventually I'll switch back to the Headroom stack and do a real comparison between the two.

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Very nice. How do you like the Headroom stack with the D7000?

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Is that a PanAm stack I see there next to the Headroom stack?

 

So it's PanAm amp + DAC + Power Supply?

 

@mrAdrian: Those bottles just gave me an idea.

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Yep.

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Is that a PanAm stack I see there next to the Headroom stack?

 

So it's PanAm amp + DAC + Power Supply?

 

@mrAdrian: Those bottles just gave me an idea.

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Here's my modest (but addictive!) setup at work. The D7000s normally rest on a Woo Audio stand, but I've got a lot of desktop room, so I tend to spread things out, so it's way to the right of this stuff. 
Nice little touch..that rubik cube tongue.gif
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Clayton, what are you using for the rectifier in the CSP2+?
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is that an audio gd nfb 10.2 reference  i am seeing on the first pic? how does it sound? tongue_smile.gif

Hey see below, and you owe me an update of your Darkvoice mods!

 

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Looks more like the NFB 5.2, nice cans mrAdrian!

You are right, it is a NFB 5.2 :) Sounds vewry neutral to me with maybe a touch of warmth. Never too analytical, and powerful enough.

 

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That's the very thought tongue_smile.gif that led to my own! So, we trying to help.

 

I actually haven't drank those bottles yet @@ Woops guilty as charged. I should probably finish them up ASAP to get away from it. They work however! And I don't get nasty resonance from resting on the desk. I tried using a few pieces of marbles first but think they sounded a bit muddy still. The tube amp is lifted so I get more desktop space.

 

The 'dampening' on the home setup are actually paper rolls @@, and are only used to provide spacing between the two components, as it gets hot. Should I use any other material e.g. aluminium or brass rolls, or put some felt beneath the rolls? How do 'dampening' work?

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I'm having a second look right now. It's an hour past midnight and I thought I just read/interpreted the use of paper underneath a hot component...with no fear of smoke/fire. Glad it works. While you may not be getting nasty resonances, experimenting may simply yield better options. 

 

Dampening can be a hit or miss field. And the sheer number of possibilities that exist - some without ever spending a dime or several - is mind boggling. I keep playing with my gears and accessories and have slowly eliminated some options. But spent a few $$$ to find out. Platforms, footers, different surfaces, cabinets and such. But, I flat out refuse to stand on my head, no matter what's promised!

 

If you're using the PC as a music server (yesrolleyes.gif, even Macs are personal computers, don't let Mister Softee tell you otherwise), even that could benefit from dampening. Best I can tell you is to start listening, playing with arrangements with a config, two or several. And if you do try something commercial, maybe try something you could return in 30 days. Or try an inexpensive option and play around with combos some more.

 

Your source will have the biggest benefit, and so on down the chain...

 

PS...just in case a few readers are left wondering who Mister Softie is, that would be Microsoft (MSFT ticker symbol). ksc75smile.gif


Edited by Silent One - 12/7/12 at 1:19am
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I'm having a second look right now. It's an hour past midnight and I thought I just read/interpreted the use of paper underneath a hot component...with no fear of smoke/fire. Glad it works. While you may not be getting nasty resonances, experimenting may simply yield better options. 

 

 

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Dampening can be a hit or miss field. And the sheer number of possibilities that exist - some without ever spending a dime or several - is mind boggling. I keep playing with my gears and accessories and have slowly eliminated some options. But spent a few $$$ to find out. Platforms, footers, different surfaces, cabinets and such. But, I flat out refuse to stand on my head, no matter what's promised!

 

If you're using the PC as a music server (yesrolleyes.gif, even Macs are personal computers, don't let Mister Softee tell you otherwise), even that could benefit from dampening. Best I can tell you is to start listening, playing with arrangements with a config, two or several. And if you do try something commercial, maybe try something you could return in 30 days. Or try an inexpensive option and play around with combos some more.

 

Your source will have the biggest benefit, and so on down the chain...

 

PS...just in case a few readers are left wondering who Mister Softie is, that would be Microsoft (MSFT ticker symbol). ksc75smile.gif

 

 

 

Hey hopefully it won't get THAT hot to ignite beneath my tube amp. If the bottom of that gets to those temperature ranges, the amp might be well dead already, as with my headphones etc around it. As long as they aren't touching the tubes, I guess they should be fine.

 

I'll send you a pm regarding dampening ;)

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My mancave:

 

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Sorry about the crappy pictures, it's a bit too dark to get any proper shots in there atm..

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Last two systems are very nice and inviting. Ant that stand...

 

Nomad, do not worry about pictures, please. They are fabulous. redface.gif

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the Harbeths have arrived...

Please excuse the homemade mass-loaded stands.   : (

my quick solution while i await the arrival of Skylan stands...   popcorn.gif

 

 

it is early yet, but i can already see a REL sub in my near future.

the Harbeths' midbass is terrific, but i want extension down to 20 Hz, please.   wink.gif

 

 

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Looking good.

Can you take a pic of it in the back so I can see how do you split dac output to 2 amps?

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