Originally Posted by SoundSmile
Yup. Still out here!
The setup sounds pretty great. Which W/P version? I can't imagine that you are anything less than pleased with ANY version. The cabling and electronics sound tight as well.
Audio only or do you use it as a part of your home entertainment?
I am pleased enough with my system to have absolutely no need to change anything at all.
Lately, and since I spend much time with headphones, I have also been updating that scene.
I tried the OPPO PM-1 and the Audeze LCD-X both with a Centrance HIFI M8 DAC Amp. I settled on the LCD-Xs, however I think I may add the OPPOs at a later date.
I must say that headphones have really come a long way towards meeting a truly high end loudspeaker experience. Different, however only in that they are more personal. Details, speed, presence, and the like are all there. Imaging is very different though. Sometimes more defined and yet sometimes not so much. If you ever get a chance to try a set out jump at it!!
^ They are the watt3/puppy2 versions. After sitting around for so many years, the foam grill covers disintegrated along with the foam surrounds on the puppy woofers. fortunately, the drivers on the watts are in near perfect shape.
I sent the puppy driver's out for the refoam and they came back perfect. I have done other refoams myself, which came out very nice, but I wanted to make sure the puppy drivers came out perfect.
I left they backer on the Watts (Piano black) and removed it from the Puppys (black laminate) ....what a pain. But came out nice.
Looking at one of your earlier posts, I saw you had skills on refinishing. What do you suggest I should use to get very minor swirl marks out of my Watts ?
I actually got in touch with Per Skaaning in Denmark (I believe he is the original developer of the Dynaudio 21W54), just in case there would be a need for new drivers.
This system is used only for 2 channel in my Living Room. I have a HT in another part of the house with Klipsch speakers, SVS PB12 plus2, and Pioneer Elite AVR.
Question for you: Do you find your Wilsons a bit lacking in the bass dept. ? Mine are rated to 30HZ and I am not particularly getting any room gain. Seriously considering dual subs to augment this system. Your thoughts?
As for the Oppo 105D. Works out perfectly using only for audio. All my music is on my computer which I use as a server (for music and movies) along with JRiver. I am still experimenting with the Oppo setup as to whether or not I will be using it as a preamp or not. As we speak, My Coherence One is literally in the hands of Jeff Rowland. He is giving it a once over checking and repairing/replacing the capacitors as nec. ...etc.