Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
Feb 6, 2020 at 12:50 AM Post #24,781 of 33,484

Chris Kaoss

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Feb 6, 2020 at 2:37 AM Post #24,783 of 33,484

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Set is in livingroom. Inside the tv-rack. Focal's own cable really sucks, Forza Noir is coming.
 
Feb 6, 2020 at 5:18 AM Post #24,785 of 33,484

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Why does the Focal cable suck?
It's very microfonic, it's like a crowbar.
You have to wrestle with it to get it in the rack.
And most of all it sounds like a mitten. I had Forza Noir HPC mk2 with se-plug before, and compared to that Focal's cable just has poor soundquality. Imo.
So, now i'm waiting Forza Noir HPC mk2 with xlr-plug to arrived.
 
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Feb 6, 2020 at 5:54 AM Post #24,786 of 33,484

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It's very microfonic, it's like a crowbar.
You have to wrestle with it to get it in the rack.
And most of all it sounds like a mitten. I had Forza Noir HPC mk2 with se-plug before, and compared to that Focal's cable just has poor soundquality. Imo.
So, now i'm waiting Forza Noir HPC mk2 with xlr-plug to arrived.
Thanks for your answer.
 
Feb 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM Post #24,787 of 33,484

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Very nice! Where did you get that? I am jealous!
Well, you just need to find an old TD160 and an old SME, take them apart, re-wire and change what needs to be, and... rebuilt it :wink:
you can find a good working base here for example:
 
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You mean the metal thing on the floor, or the user? hehehe

BTW, what speakers are those? I can't quite make out the logo, but they look to have ribbon tweeters. I have a pair of Aurum Cantus that have that type of config; love them!!!!

Another happy Aurum Cantus owner here (Leshen Mini). Highly detailed 3-way floorstanders with ribbon tweeters, flattish 8 ohm impedance and 90dB sensitivity. Just the thing for single-ended triodes!
 
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Beside my Digital chain (Aurender W20/Terminator DAC), there is now ... VINYL ! ( A nicely rebuilt & improved 1975's TD160 + SME 3009 arm + SHURE V15 III cartridge).

You may like to try the AT-VM740ML. The best match for the 3009 I’ve heard so far (better than my V15 with Jico stylus). Mine has the fixed headshell, though (lighter).

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Another happy Aurum Cantus owner here (Leshen Mini). Highly detailed 3-way floorstanders with ribbon tweeters, flattish 8 ohm impedance and 90dB sensitivity. Just the thing for single-ended triodes!
Cool, I thought I was the only person on the planet who has heard of these fellas. I got mine, Melody M-103, around 15 years ago, off of eBay, for a ridiculously low price (I think $450 for the pair). They might have been a "fell off the back of a truck" kinda deal. The actual price was somewhere in the $1,500-$2,000 range. I thought I was buying a used pair, but when they arrived, I was shocked to find them double-boxed, in the original packaging, and brand spanking new!!!!

They sound very good and are stunning to look at. Although the design in rather simplistic, there are some details, like the bevels at the edges and corners, that are lovely!

http://www.aurumcantus.com/aurumcantu-loudspeaker/loudspeaker_melody m103.htm
 
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I recognise the woofer:

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They are in a similar price range. Bought in Shanghai in 2011...
 
Feb 6, 2020 at 1:28 PM Post #24,793 of 33,484

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Is that 5" Bluegrass Maple flooring?

Although, I must say I don't expect the equipment sitting on top of the stove to make it past the first day of winter :wink:

Beautiful space...
 
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Still no space for headphones (Sennheiser 600, 800, LCD-2C, LCD-3F, Fostex TR Mahoganies etc. in drawers) but 25 euros for a monitor stand freed up some precious desk real estate.

From top, left to right: USB/Battery powered desk lamp sitting too close to Lyr 2, Valhalla 2
Lenovo mini PC with Windows 10 Pro, Tidal Hifi, Deezer Hifi, RME ADI-2 DAC (2nd), Brooklyn DAC+, V280

Right now the Lyr is running off the RME and the V280 is running balanced off the Brooklyn. Still deciding what to do with the Valhalla but will probably run it off the Brooklyn's RCA outputs.

Please note the artisan mousepad, carefully handcrafted to not interfere with the V280. As the saying goes, "I don't give two Schiits..." :D
 
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