Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
Oct 27, 2021 at 10:23 PM Post #29,716 of 33,956

Pharmaboy

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Which one do you own?
Oh, sorry--it's the Orchid. I asked the U.S. distributor to mod mine by adding a 2nd RCA output pair on the back. That makes the DAC very useful to me, able to feed signal to 2 headphone amps at a time (one also a preamp).

I also rolled buffer tubes until I got the right one. Amazing sound.

It's a complicated system...
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 3:51 AM Post #29,717 of 33,956

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As I mentioned elsewhere: now that we have good, cheap class D power, it’s time to start re-assessing some of those 70s speakers…
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 10:13 PM Post #29,718 of 33,956

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As I mentioned elsewhere: now that we have good, cheap class D power, it’s time to start re-assessing some of those 70s speakers…
It’s time to double-stack Snell A….😜….
 
Oct 28, 2021 at 10:30 PM Post #29,719 of 33,956

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Oct 29, 2021 at 12:29 AM Post #29,720 of 33,956

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It was a lot of work and i am pretty sure I absolutely hosed my back ... but redid my desk and swapped one of the receivers on my desk, had to clean the various switches / pots on both of these... The SX-3600 is sounding very great with these JBL L1's here right now.. The SX-450 is powering some NHT SuperZero's and a NHT passive sub woofer... I am listening to some Japanese Citypop on the SX-3600 now with JBL L1's and it is fantastic ... speakers cost $40 and receiver cost $60 can't really complain for $100~ the sx-3600 manages to drive these Fostex T50RP's as well.. which is good My creek OBH-11 and DV336 are both useless with these planar fostex headphones..

For my part people can have my 70s/ 80s / 90s speakers when they pry them from my cold dead hands.. =p

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Oct 29, 2021 at 12:33 AM Post #29,721 of 33,956

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It was a lot of work and i am pretty sure I absolutely hosed my back ... but redid my desk and swapped one of the receivers on my desk, had to clean the various switches / pots on both of these... The SX-3600 is sounding very great with these JBL L1's here right now.. The SX-450 is powering some NHT SuperZero's and a NHT passive sub woofer... I am listening to some Japanese Citypop on the SX-3600 now with JBL L1's and it is fantastic ... speakers cost $40 and receiver cost $60 can't really complain for $100~ the sx-3600 manages to drive these Fostex T50RP's as well.. which is good My creek OBH-11 and DV336 are both useless with these planar fostex headphones..

For my part people can have my 70s/ 80s / 90s speakers when they pry them from my cold dead hands.. =p

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Impressive!...as for prying the Carlsberg…?
 
Oct 29, 2021 at 1:44 AM Post #29,723 of 33,956

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It’s time to double-stack Snell A….😜….
The Snell Type A are a cinch to drive. The best sound I ever heard out of those was back at the Bristol Show in the mid-80s. Source was a CD transport (can’t remember which one) into a prototype Audio Note NOS tube DAC and an early AN Kit One (300B SET) stuffed with “designer” components…
 
Oct 29, 2021 at 9:11 AM Post #29,726 of 33,956

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How's the CD ? I've been thinking about that particular one for a while
I’m always a little concerned about slot-loaders scratching discs…
 
Oct 29, 2021 at 9:48 AM Post #29,727 of 33,956

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I’m always a little concerned about slot-loaders scratching discs…
A valid concern. Many discs in my collection are scratched because I noticed too late in the ripping process that my slot-loader drive was damaging them. Not horrible scratches, but certainly noticeable . I immediately switched to a tray-loader and haven't had any scratching problems since. (Sorry, this is off-topic for this thread.)
 
Oct 29, 2021 at 10:49 AM Post #29,728 of 33,956

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How's the CD ? I've been thinking about that particular one for a while
Wonderful! Quiet, reads discs perfectly, 100% reliable, detailed retrieval of disc information. In a difference from @CJG888, I prefer the slot-loading CD transports: less potential vibration from ‘tray clatter’ to affect disc reading. In all, “Five-Star” in my book. (I have owned this for a bit over three years.)
 
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