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Here is my little setup in my bedroom.

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Wow! That looks lke a magazine ad photo.

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Here is my little setup in my bedroom.

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Just listen to the radio?

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Beautiful Luxman. Has it ever been recapped?
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Let's see pics of your stereo setup!

Not in the same league as most on here, not even the same sport, but this is my multi purpose HT/Stereo set up. I was previously not using it much for stereo but I’m finding the Marantz is bringing out detail I was not getting previously so it is now much more used.




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Just listen to the radio?
No, I use the inputs to listen to different music, streaming or vinyl. I just don't have everything out. I like no wires and cleanliness.
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Beautiful Luxman. Has it ever been recapped?
No it hasn't. It's been serviced and cleaned. Thank you!
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My listening room:

Speakers: Focal Sopra No. 2
Amp: Perla Audio Signature 50 Integrated
DAC: T+A DAC 8 DSD
Source: Windows PC / Roon upsampling to DSD 512


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Speakers: Focal Sopra No. 2
Amp: Perla Audio Signature 50 Integrated
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Source: Windows PC / Roon upsampling to DSD 512
Awesome!!

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Speakers: Focal Sopra No. 2
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Source: Windows PC / Roon upsampling to DSD 512
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Great looking system, and great inviting space to listen to it. I wish I had a room like that to let my system stretch out.

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My humble 2 channel rig.
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what a great thread, lots of fun.
couple of pics of my system.
Holy Crap! The gravity of your setup just hit me lke a ton of bricks, some 4 months later.

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Updated picture of my setup with new (to me) Usher CP-6311 speakers


Audio: Triangle Borea BR03 * Cambridge Audio CXA60 * Bluesound Node 2i * 12" SVS sub * APC H10
Vinyl: Fluance RT82 * Nagaoka MP-110 * Bottlehead Reduction + Integration * KAB RF1
Video: Hisense H8F 55" UHD TV * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * ROKU Streaming Stick +

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^^Very nice^^
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Do desktop stereos qualify for this thread? I inadvertently shot a video of mine yesterday, part of longer video on testing the legendary AR [Acoustic Research] XA turntable I'll be posting in the future.

In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".
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Do desktop stereos qualify for this thread? I inadvertently shot a video of mine yesterday, part of longer video on testing the legendary AR [Acoustic Research] XA turntable I'll be posting in the future.
https://youtu.be/iVkgYD2fb9o
Fine by me Title of the thread does say "Let's see pics of your stereo setup!" It doesn't note any particular requirements

I've seen photos of a number of desktop setups here at AVS, just don't recall if they were all on this thread
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Do desktop stereos qualify for this thread? I inadvertently shot a video of mine yesterday, part of longer video on testing the legendary AR [Acoustic Research] XA turntable I'll be posting in the future.
https://youtu.be/iVkgYD2fb9o
Nice XA!

I love my ‘80’s AR “The Turntable” with George Merrill and VinylNirvana mods. It’s great to see these come back to life. They were ahead of their time.
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Nice XA!

I love my ‘80’s AR “The Turntable” with George Merrill and VinylNirvana mods. It’s great to see these come back to life. They were ahead of their time.
Thanks. I totally agree. Unfortunately most people into vinyl these days have never even heard of AR (because they've been out of production for decades and hence have little media coverage) but they invented the very category of audiophile-grade turntable, not the Linn LP12 which blatantly ripped off much of the AR's design without giving AR any credit, albeit in a fancier package with more modern cosmetics.

Long-time UK reviewer Ken Kessler [who has reviewed many ultra high-end turntables, some costing literally $100,000] called Edgar Villchur's original AR XA design an "Audiophile Milestone" in Hi-Fi News & Record Review ["the oldest hi-fi magazine in the world"], May 2009. He further praised it as: "Despite being cheap, the AR turntable turned out to be the single most important turntable of all time.

Wow. Not bad for a turntable which retailed for only $78 over most of it's decade of production, starting in 1963. [That price would be around $630 in 2018 dollars.]
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I think similar could be said about the Linn Sondek LP12, the Technics SL1200, and a couple others which hold their value, sound great, remain in high demand, and have many modifications available to further enhance their already good performance.

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Do desktop stereos qualify for this thread? I inadvertently shot a video of mine yesterday, part of longer video on testing the legendary AR [Acoustic Research] XA turntable I'll be posting in the future.
https://youtu.be/iVkgYD2fb9o
Love the video.

Only an audio nerd could have a set up like that, and I say more power to you! (I wish I had your knowledge).

I don't doubt that turntable sounds excellent. Once you have a good design...diminishing returns and all that. My older Micro Seiki DD-40 Turntable I just sold sounded fantastic. Do I like the sound of my more expensive turntable better? Yes. But unless one is a bit of a high end audio nut, the difference would be hard to justify. It sure isn't a linear progression in price/performance!
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Nice XA!

I love my ‘80’s AR “The Turntable” with George Merrill and VinylNirvana mods. It’s great to see these come back to life. They were ahead of their time.
I have a current George Merrill turntable and it’s unbelievable! People should check his stuff out if they are looking beyond entry level tables.
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Do desktop stereos qualify for this thread? I inadvertently shot a video of mine yesterday, part of longer video on testing the legendary AR [Acoustic Research] XA turntable I'll be posting in the future.
https://youtu.be/iVkgYD2fb9o
m. zillch said: "NAD 1300, one of the best preamps ever made."

I'm curious how that NAD would do in a volume level matched blind test with another unknown preamp.

"The 1300 was designed for the technically sophisticated audiophile who requires both state-of-the-art
sound
and a high degree of operating flexibility."

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m. zillch said: "NAD 1300, one of the best preamps ever made."

I'm curious how that NAD would do in a volume level matched blind test with another unknown preamp.
Probably if the competitor also had a dead flat frequency response, low noise, low hum, low distortion, excellent channel separation, low output impedance, etc. it would be a draw.

Stereo Review magazine measured NAD's more featureful version of the 1300 in June 1988 which included a remote, motor driven volume knob, and a tuner, both part of their upscale "Monitor Series" components at the time [Which I also once owned but lost in a fire.] and found it impressively outperformed its claimed specs:

"The RIAA phono equalization was very accurate, varying only +0.05, -0.2 dB between 20 and 20,000 Hz. The frequency response through a high-level input was flat within ± 0.05 dB from 40 to 20,000 Hz and down 0.3 dB at 20 Hz. . . . The A-weighted noise output was - 113 dB referred to 0.5 volt, one of the lowest figures we have measured from an amplifier.

The 1,000-Hz distortion was about 0.002 percent for outputs up to 2 volts or higher (sufficient to drive any power amplifier to its maximum), and it increased gradually to 0.05 percent at 9 volts, just below clipping. Since no output-voltage rating was supplied with the test sample, we chose 2 volts as a reasonable value. At 2 volts output, the distortion was between 0.002 and 0.003 percent from 20 to 6,000 Hz, and it reached 0.009 percent at 20,000 Hz. The 1-volt readings were slightly lower.

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Rarely do we encounter an audio component as thoroughly satisfying as the NAD 1700. Its audio performance was never less than outstanding, and its frequency-response flatness and distortion and noise characteristics approached our measurement limits. In fact, no currently available signal source, including digital recordings, would be degraded in respect to those parameters by the circuits in this impressive product."

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Do desktop stereos qualify for this thread? I inadvertently shot a video of mine yesterday, part of longer video on testing the legendary AR [Acoustic Research] XA turntable I'll be posting in the future.
https://youtu.be/iVkgYD2fb9o

Mark, did you just get this? I don't recall you having a turntable, at least in the last 50 years or so?
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Probably if the competitor also had a dead flat frequency response, low noise, low hum, low distortion, excellent channel separation, low output impedance, etc. it would be a draw.

Stereo Review magazine measured NAD's more featureful version of the 1300 which included a remote, motor driven volume knob, and a tuner, both part of their upscale "Monitor Series" components at the time [Which I also once owned but lost in a fire.] and found it impressively outperformed its claimed specs:

"The RIAA phono equalization was very accurate, varying only +0.05, -0.2 dB between 20 and 20,000 Hz. The frequency response through a high-level input was flat within ± 0.05 dB from 40 to 20,000 Hz and down 0.3 dB at 20 Hz. . . . The A-weighted noise output was - 113 dB referred to 0.5 volt, one of the lowest figures we have measured from an amplifier.

The 1,000-Hz distortion was about 0.002 percent for outputs up to 2 volts or higher (sufficient to drive any power amplifier to its maximum), and it increased gradually to 0.05 percent at 9 volts, just below clipping. Since no output-voltage rating was supplied with the test sample, we chose 2 volts as a reasonable value. At 2 volts output, the distortion was between 0.002 and 0.003 percent from 20 to 6,000 Hz, and it reached 0.009 percent at 20,000 Hz. The 1-volt readings were slightly lower.

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Rarely do we encounter an audio component as thoroughly satisfying as the NAD 1700. Its audio performance was never less than outstanding, and its frequency-response flatness and distortion and noise characteristics approached our measurement limits. In fact, no currently available signal source, including digital recordings, would be degraded in respect to those parameters by the circuits in this impressive product."
Does it still use the original capacitors?
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Mark, did you just get this? I don't recall you having a turntable, at least in the last 50 years or so?
I recently inherited this AR XA, yes, however I've owned other AR XAs (and also ones similar to it) for decades so this design is not new to me; I am intimately familiar with it and the principles that make it special. This one literally had coke/beer(?) stains, cobwebs, dead ladybugs inside, a chipped dust cover, and was covered with dust but thankfully most of the important stuff [once cleaned/aligned/lubricated/calibrated etc.] seems in good shape.

Technically the belt still worked but it was loose so I bought a cheap one on Amazon. The designer used to brag that AR belts weren't just stock, run-of-the-mill belts. In order to keep wow-and-flutter to a minimum the belts were placed on a large, precision, rotating drum and frozen solid [using liquid nitrogen maybe?] and then machined to very accurate tolerances so they were dead flat. This was done on both sides of the belt so the consumer need not worry about which side was the precision side. Both were. Unfortunately no such belts (of this size) exist anymore, to the best of my knowledge, so I don't know if my unit's wow-and-flutter performance is quite as good, technically, as when it was new.

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I recently inherited this AR XA, yes, however I've owned other AR XAs (and also ones similar to it) for decades so this design is not new to me; I am intimately familiar with it and the principles that make it special. This one literally had coke/beer(?) stains, cobwebs, dead ladybugs inside, a chipped dust cover, and was covered with dust but thankfully most of the important stuff [once cleaned/aligned/lubricated/calibrated etc.] seems in good shape.

Technically the belt still worked but it was loose so I bought a cheap one on Amazon. The designer used to brag that AR belts weren't just stock, run-of-the-mill belts. In order to keep wow-and-flutter to a minimum the belts were placed on a large, precision, rotating drum and frozen solid [using liquid nitrogen maybe?] and then machined to very accurate tolerances so they were dead flat. This was done on both sides of the belt so the consumer need not worry about which side was the precision side. Both were. Unfortunately no such belts (of this size) exist anymore, to the best of my knowledge, so I don't know if my unit's wow-and-flutter performance is quite as good, technically, as when it was new.
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Makes good plinth damping material !!! But seriously, congrats.

Might want to give this a go when you're ready: Nagaoka MP-110H cart
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I'm all set on cartridges, but thanks.
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I'm sure everyone realizes that if the front plan square footage of the speakers is larger than that of the screen that they're not doing the A/V thing correctly, right?
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Does it still use the original capacitors?
Yes and I'm not worried they're "dried up". It works great.
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