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post #481 of 710
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Prepress:

If you like "gospel" music acapella, I have two recommendations.

The first is by a group called Take 6. Awesome CD, and many of the cuts on it are amazing.

Here is the album.

The next is by a group called Selah. The specific cut I recommend (to start) is "Were You There". If you are in a bad place and just need lifting up and being reminded of what HE has done for you, this is the music. If you are in a good place and want to remember what HE has done for you, you will be lifted up even higher. The sound stage is a broad as a football field.

If you don't like either or both, send them to me and I will pay for the cost of the CD's as well as shipping to me.:


I've heard Take 6 do both gospel and pop/jazz stuff; they are good. I've heard of Selah, who are supposed to be good also. Perhaps I'll check these out. Amazon hasn't seen me in a while, nor has any brick and mortar store. Thanks for the suggestions.
post #482 of 710
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Here's one more layout. this one's dangerous; you'll note I snuck in another piece, a Parasound JC3 phono preamp. The C2300 is said to have a good phono stage built in, but this crossed my mind. It balances out the system nicely, at least.

system 4.pdf 75k .pdf file

In regards to the C2300 thats a very tight fit.
post #483 of 710
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In regards to the C2300 thats a very tight fit.

It is, only 3/4" above. It would also mean I wasted the money on the 12" pillars. I've been assured this isn't an issue, heat-wise, by a trusted member of another forum. Still, it'd be nice to see those LEDs. So, here's a variation on system 4 I just did:

system 5.pdf 75k .pdf file

It would be nice if I had another component about the same size as the C2300, but I don't. So it looks awkward to me in the layout, but in real life may not be so bad. I hope not.
post #484 of 710
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It is, only 3/4" above. It would also mean I wasted the money on the 12" pillars. I've been assured this isn't an issue, heat-wise, by a trusted member of another forum. Still, it'd be nice to see those LEDs. So, here's a variation on system 4 I just did:

system 5.pdf 75k .pdf file

It would be nice if I had another component about the same size as the C2300, but I don't. So it looks awkward to me in the layout, but in real life may not be so bad. I hope not.

I think it looks fine Charles. Is the cabinet you are buying is made of wood ?
post #485 of 710
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I think it looks fine Charles. Is the cabinet you are buying is made of wood ?

Actually I'm going to use (for now) the stand I had before, which held my 27" Sony XBR. And, at 108 lbs. the Sony was heavier than my Kuro. It's a Sanus Euro just like the other racks, but an EFAV.
post #486 of 710
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Actually I'm going to use (for now) the stand I had before, which held my 27" Sony XBR. And, at 108 lbs. the Sony was heavier than my Kuro. It's a Sanus Euro just like the other racks, but an EFAV.

Sorry what's a EFAV ?
post #487 of 710
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Sorry what's a EFAV ?

The Sanus Euro EFAV40. It's a modular A/V stand. It's only 40" wide, but it will hold the TV and it matches the EFAB stands to either side of the TV holding most of my gear. I have a rather poor photo of it in a previous post, and for the sake of convenience I'll re-post it here, along with an EFAB photo, dust and all:



It's holding my computer gear but I'm going to repurpose it for the stereo and TV. These Sanus racks are the basis for those system config PDFs I drew up.
Edited by prepress - 3/12/13 at 1:31pm
post #488 of 710
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The Sanus Euro EFAV40. It's a modular A/V stand. It's only 40" wide, but it will hold the TV and it matches the EFAB stands to either side of the TV holding most of my gear. I have a rather poor photo of it in a previous post, and for the sake of convenience I'll re-post it here, along with an EFAB photo, dust and all:



It's holding my computer gear but I'm going to repurpose it for the stereo and TV. These Sanus racks are the basis for those system config PDFs I drew up.

Its the model of your racks, thanks Charles I thought it was an acryonmn. smile.gif The racks dont look too bad.
post #489 of 710
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Its the model of your racks, thanks Charles I thought it was an acryonmn. smile.gif The racks dont look too bad.

They're nice and basic, not fancy, and they're modular. Standard pillars (which come with the shelves) are 8"; you can get 5", 12" or 18" pillars separately.

I also ordered some aftermarket tubes for the preamp, for which the estimated delivery is Friday. Even though I can't really set up the preamp yet, I may go ahead and have the store ship it. It'll be in the way, but I could install the tubes (replacing the stock ones) and be ready to go once the racks are all organized. I could just look at it, too. smile.gif
post #490 of 710
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They're nice and basic, not fancy, and they're modular. Standard pillars (which come with the shelves) are 8"; you can get 5", 12" or 18" pillars separately.

I also ordered some aftermarket tubes for the preamp, for which the estimated delivery is Friday. Even though I can't really set up the preamp yet, I may go ahead and have the store ship it. It'll be in the way, but I could install the tubes (replacing the stock ones) and be ready to go once the racks are all organized. I could just look at it, too. smile.gif

How come do you want to replace the stock ones?
post #491 of 710
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How come do you want to replace the stock ones?

Having been influenced by the audio forum I visit, and confirmed even by the store salesman, this is a common thing among tube fans. The stock tubes in the C2300 are not bad, but aftermarket tubes offer improvement and variety. "Tube rolling," as it's called, is a way to experiment with different flavors of sound, since different manufacturers' tubes can have different effects upon the sound. Some have a nice balanced sound, where others may emphasize one frequency range over another. Tubes are also a major component in guitar amplifiers, and there's plenty out there on those and users' experiences with various tubes.

On that audio forum I mentioned, Genalex Gold Lion tubes are highly popular in Mac gear. They cost more than many other brands (around $44 each), but produce excellent sound. If I don't like the ones I ordered (which arrived yesterday) maybe I'll go there. I'm considering leaving the stock tubes in for now, also, and using the ones I bought as backups. Maybe I'll see how things sound when everything's in place.

I've also told the store to ship the 2300, even though I'm not set up for it yet. Things will get interesting in here, space-wise. I have to work today, but when I get home perhaps I can do some organizing. I'd like things to move on a bit.
post #492 of 710
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Having been influenced by the audio forum I visit, and confirmed even by the store salesman, this is a common thing among tube fans. The stock tubes in the C2300 are not bad, but aftermarket tubes offer improvement and variety. "Tube rolling," as it's called, is a way to experiment with different flavors of sound, since different manufacturers' tubes can have different effects upon the sound. Some have a nice balanced sound, where others may emphasize one frequency range over another. Tubes are also a major component in guitar amplifiers, and there's plenty out there on those and users' experiences with various tubes.

On that audio forum I mentioned, Genalex Gold Lion tubes are highly popular in Mac gear. They cost more than many other brands (around $44 each), but produce excellent sound. If I don't like the ones I ordered (which arrived yesterday) maybe I'll go there. I'm considering leaving the stock tubes in for now, also, and using the ones I bought as backups. Maybe I'll see how things sound when everything's in place.

I've also told the store to ship the 2300, even though I'm not set up for it yet. Things will get interesting in here, space-wise. I have to work today, but when I get home perhaps I can do some organizing. I'd like things to move on a bit.

Thanks for that Charles I wasn't aware of "Tube Rolling". I was under the impression that the stock tubes inside the actual unit was the better bet but I guess you learn something new.
post #493 of 710
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Okay. The next step in the saga has come . . .



I wasn't actually ready for it, but decided to have it ship anyway. I hope to at least get it out of the box and plugged in to make sure it functions in the next day or two. I may even be able to actually install it this weekend, too. We'll see.
post #494 of 710
Congrats Charles,

Looking forward to more pics once you unbox it...
post #495 of 710
Congratulations on your new addition! Can't wait to see your impressions.
post #496 of 710
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Okay. The next step in the saga has come . . .



I wasn't actually ready for it, but decided to have it ship anyway. I hope to at least get it out of the box and plugged in to make sure
it functions in the next day or two. I may even be able to actually install it this weekend, too. We'll see.

Its finally arrived Charles congratulations. Can't wait to see more pics of this beast.
post #497 of 710
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Since pictures are popular . . .











To be continued . . .
post #498 of 710
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Since pictures are popular . . .











To be continued . . .

That is a thing of beauty! Can't wait until you have it set up!
post #499 of 710
prepress, your equipment just gets better and better...congrats on that new addition! How does it sound in your system? I'm also looking forward to the additional pics alluded to in your "to be continued" caption. cool.gif
post #500 of 710
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Since pictures are popular . . .











To be continued . . .

Now that is a beautiful piece of equipment Charles.
post #501 of 710
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A message on my answering machine suggests my friend is coming over Saturday afternoon to get the Hooker console. I'll try and catch her tonight to confirm. If that isn't derailed, I could be fully functional this weekend or early next week. What that means is tomorrow evening I will dismantle the computer setup to switch out racks, then Saturday AM the stereo gets dismantled. Once she and her cohorts have left I'll put everything back together (with the C2300 in place). If need be, I'll reconfigure the outside racks at that point, re-rack then connect everything, and away we go.
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post #502 of 710
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prepress, your equipment just gets better and better...congrats on that new addition! How does it sound in your system? I'm also looking forward to the additional pics alluded to in your "to be continued" caption. cool.gif

Patience grasshopper, patience; it's not connected just yet . . . hoping to be in a position to answer the question early next week, though.
post #503 of 710
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Murphy's law intruded in a big way Saturday. The friend didn't come to get the console, and as a result I have no stereo, since I took it partially apart in anticipation of making moves. At least I re-did the computer setup in the process.



Meantime, a lot of what I did had to be undone so I could move around (not to mention get into bed). I heard from her last night (finally), and either today or Tuesday she will bring her son to at least help me move some things around so I can set up the stereo with the C2300 in place. There apparently was some controversy with her father (in town to visit) about adding extra clutter to a small apartment (she hadn't yet rearranged to receive the console). If I still have it when her father leaves we will proceed, but I am no longer obligated to keep it. Besides, I'll have to move a cabinet I have nowhere to place, so it wouldn't be that convenient for me. Still, I went too far to set everything back the way it was. Things have to go forward now.
Edited by prepress - 4/2/13 at 4:58am
post #504 of 710
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Happy Easter to all!

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Happy Easter to all!

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Happy Easter Charles
post #506 of 710
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The friend was supposed to come either Palm Sunday or last Tuesday with her son to help me move stuff around. She did not come or call, and so I am going to move on. I will first attempt to donate the Hooker console; if that fails, despite it being a nice piece of furniture, I will have it hauled away.
post #507 of 710
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The friend was supposed to come either Palm Sunday or last Tuesday with her son to help me move stuff around. She did not come or call, and so I am going to move on. I will first attempt to donate the Hooker console; if that fails, despite it being a nice piece of furniture, I will have it hauled away.

Update: I called Project Hope yesterday about the Hooker; they were supposed to get back to me today on whether they could come get it. I didn't hear from them yet, so I called 1-800-GOT JUNK about 45 minutes ago. They are scheduled to come Saturday afternoon to take both the Hooker and an old CD player not getting much use. Things are grinding along. If this works out I could be set up this weekend.

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post #508 of 710
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The friend was supposed to come either Palm Sunday or last Tuesday with her son to help me move stuff around. She did not come or call, and so I am going to move on. I will first attempt to donate the Hooker console; if that fails, despite it being a nice piece of furniture, I will have it hauled away.

Did the friend end up apologising Charles for not calling you or coming to help?
post #509 of 710
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Update: I called Project Hope yesterday about the Hooker; they were supposed to get back to me today on whether they could come get it. I didn't hear from them yet, so I called 1-800-GOT JUNK about 45 minutes ago. They are scheduled to come Saturday afternoon to take both the Hooker and an old CD player not getting much use. Things are grinding along. If this works out I could be set up this weekend.

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Lets hope it goes to plan smile.gif
post #510 of 710
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Did the friend end up apologising Charles for not calling you or coming to help?

I haven't heard from her, actually. Her life is a bit chaotic with her father in town and son also (he presumably left last Thursday, headed back to the Marines). I hope things are okay and will call soon if I don't hear from her.
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