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The Classic is a great turntable. What cartridge are you using with it?
post #152 of 281
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Benz Micro Glider SH, it was recommended by my dealer...it looks purdy!

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I was doing a massive cleaning session today with my Record Cleaning Machine, should be able to finish it up tomorrow and add some pix...
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Which VPI machine is it? I have the 16.5, which has been plenty for me over the years. There is a more expensive model though (Typhoon), which I believe the Library of Congress uses.
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I was doing a massive cleaning session today with my Record Cleaning Machine, should be able to finish it up tomorrow and add some pix...

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Which VPI machine is it? I have the 16.5, which has been plenty for me over the years. There is a more expensive model though (Typhoon), which I believe the Library of Congress uses.

How do those record cleaners work, do they do a pretty good job vs. the handheld record brushes? I'm just getting (back) into records...
post #156 of 281
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How do those record cleaners work, do they do a pretty good job vs. the handheld record brushes? I'm just getting (back) into records...

Well, you put the record on the turntable, clamp the disc in place, turn on the machine, and apply cleaning fluid as the disc spins. Then you apply gentle pressure with a cleaning brush to scrub the disc and spread the fluid. Next, you swing the vacuum arm over and turn on the vacuum, which sucks up the fluid and gunk. When the disc's surface is dry, turn off the vacuum and swing the arm away. Result? Nice shiny record.
post #157 of 281
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Well said Pre!

I have the typhoon, made a much quicker job out of recleaning all of my albums. Very noticeable even on new records...getting the brush on them while wet and getting that gunk out of the grooves makes a big difference in my opinion.
post #158 of 281
KC, do you have any knowledge or experience with Wireworld's Stratus 5 power cable? That's about all I could afford at this point. The Pangea AC-9s make me nervous. They're too inflexible for my particular setup, and in fact I was going to try them today on the Macs, but I noted that the first one slipped out of the plug on my LCR as I was trying to plug it into the amp.
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Which VPI machine is it? I have the 16.5, which has been plenty for me over the years. There is a more expensive model though (Typhoon), which I believe the Library of Congress uses.

Correction. It's not the Typhoon the Library of Congress uses, it's the 17F.
post #160 of 281
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The Electra's are the first Wireworld Power cords i have used. I have had some Signal cable pcs and they were very inflexible...makes everything more difficult.

I plan to upgrade my theater to Wireworld Electras, and feed the 501s with Silver Electras.
post #161 of 281
Wow, i have been away from these forums for a while, KC, you build is looking tight as usual, i'd expect nothing less. If and when your ready to part with your 805S, i'd gladly take them off your hands, i've been looking for another pair to be my rears, can't find any used ones anymore.

Keep me in mind.

Room looks great, i bet it sounds alright too.
post #162 of 281
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Thanks! Just listening to Tom Petty in 24 bit...woohoo!
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The Electra's are the first Wireworld Power cords i have used. I have had some Signal cable pcs and they were very inflexible...makes everything more difficult.

I plan to upgrade my theater to Wireworld Electras, and feed the 501s with Silver Electras.

The new WW 5-squared series is said to be much more flexible than their predecessors, a good thing. Flexibility is important, as the Pangea I tried (7 AWG!) actually broke off a piece of the outlet cover when it came out of the plug, as I recounted in my thread. So nothing beyond 12 AWG for me and it must have good flexibility.

Are the Electras as flexible as what I hear suggests?
post #164 of 281
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I started this system about 2 years ago, got rid of a pool table we never used, repainted and carpeted. I bought stuff off of Audiogon as well as locally...and it has evolved somewhat over that time. Current set up is:

Video:
JVC RS2 Projector
119" Dalite Motorized drop screen
60" Pioneer Elite PRO 141FD
Denon Bluray 3800, DVDO Edge, Motorola HD Cable box

Audio:
Classe SSP 800 Processor, Apple TV, PC connected over toslink
McIntosh MC501 Monos for front 2 channels
McIntosh MC303 3 Ch.for center & surrounds
B&W 800D Fronts, HTM1D Center & 803D surrounds
SVS PB13 Ultra x 2, SVS AS EQ1, Cat cables

Power:
2 Richard Grey 400 Pros, Furman Elite 15i
Room:
4 Berkline leather power recliners
ATS Acoustics panels

Pics:

800D & 501:

New Center:

From the back:

Front soundstage Side:


I am thrilled with my room now, and am always looking for ways to improve it.

Cheers!

Kahuna



I want a home theater like this.... Really amazing one....
post #165 of 281
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The new WW 5-squared series is said to be much more flexible than their predecessors, a good thing. Flexibility is important, as the Pangea I tried (7 AWG!) actually broke off a piece of the outlet cover when it came out of the plug, as I recounted in my thread. So nothing beyond 12 AWG for me and it must have good flexibility.

Are the Electras as flexible as what I hear suggests?

Yes, they are pretty much perfect, thick cords but lots of flex...I have a pair of Silvers on the way, so I am looking forward to seeing if I can hear a difference. I agree with you, I have some Signal cable power cords that are crazy...they tend to pop out since the cord is so stiff. I am going to try to replace all of those as I go along.
post #166 of 281
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I want a home theater like this.... Really amazing one....

Thank you! Welcome to AVS!
post #167 of 281
Curious about that Steve Blinn rack in the 2-channel setup. What are its dimensions, and how much weight does that top shelf hold?
post #168 of 281
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It's 43" wide by 21" deep, and 36.2" tall...it is his "extra wide" design with the lowest setup possible. I am not sure what the shelf is allowed to handle, but I would say a lot! It is a very solid stand...I am really happy with it. If you google Steve Blinn Design his website pops up...

I will take some new pix soon...just waiting for a few final pieces...
post #169 of 281
I learned something this week about the Power Plant Premier through an exchange with PS Audio. While the maximum output is 1500W, that's only for brief periods; the units operate best, day in/day out, at 1200W (10A). So for a system like yours, having more than one is probably a must.

The 10A would be enough for me, as I don't blast anything and don't have a power-hungry system (I haven't seen it go beyond 4.3A watching DVDs). Yes, getting a PPP next year crossed my mind.
post #170 of 281
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Ya, I am now running one for my MC501s, one for the MC303, SSP 800 & BD83...luv them!
post #171 of 281
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Wow, it's been awhile since I have been over here...working way too much!

I'm excited to have some upgrades on the way...all of my wiring in the theater is going to be Wireworld just after Christmas...I will take some pix and share them soon.

Happy Holidays Everybody!
post #172 of 281
Can't wait to see it. You have one of my favorite setups on this board. Keep us updated.
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KC
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Happy holidays, KC.

Btw, your Christmas tree looks very nice!
post #175 of 281
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Haha, Thanks Wabo!

It looks better after every fresh libation it seems too!

I had my brother in to help out rewiring the theater, finally got it all done! Still breaking in the wiring, but I sure notice a lot more detail in the high end so far...

I took a few quick pics, will do wide shots tomorrow...
Oasis for the surrounds (803Ds):


Rear of one 501 (new Silver Electra XLR, Silver Electra Power cord, Silver Electra Speaker wire:


Business end of SSP800 showing Platinum HDMI from BD83 and Silver Electra XLRs:


More soon!

Cheers!
post #176 of 281
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Haha, Thanks Wabo!

It looks better after every fresh libation it seems too!

I had my brother in to help out rewiring the theater, finally got it all done! Still breaking in the wiring, but I sure notice a lot more detail in the high end so far...

I took a few quick pics, will do wide shots tomorrow...
Oasis for the surrounds (803Ds):

More soon!

Cheers!
Simply awesome, KC.

I am really behind the times on cable management.

Looking forward to more pics!
post #177 of 281
Happy new year Kahuna best wishes for 2011.
post #178 of 281
Happy New Year KC!

Serious pictures, by the way.
post #179 of 281
Happy New Years KC. Love the cables!
post #180 of 281
KC,

Have yourself a Happy New Year!


Seth
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