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    Default System #79 (Spire)

    Name: Dave

    Location: South Eastern Pa

    ML Spire - updated 12-12-08

    Associated components:
    Sub - Velodyne DD-15
    Amp's - PLINIUS SA-102, ROGUE AUDIO M-180 MonoBlocks
    Pre-amp - Audio Research LS-27
    CD - CARY Audio SACD 306
    Turntable - VPI Aries 3, Benz-Micro 'Glider S' Cartridge, Fosgate Signature Phono Preamp, VPI SDS, "Super Platter", Perf. Ring, BDR Clamp
    5.1 stuff - Pioneer Elite(receiver and DVD), M/L Fresco center channel, Klipsch surrounds.
    Cabling- DH Labs (Air Matrix), Cat Cables (King Cat), DIY(magnet wire configuration for TT-phonopre-preamp), Speaker cable(Signal cable- Ultra), Power (Signal Cable)
    Front Projector - In Focus w / 76" screen(pull down behind vailence)
    Acoustic Treatments - GIK Acoustics- Tri-Traps, DIY Rear corner Bass traps, DIY Ceiling corner traps, Auralex- various reflective points.
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    Welcome Aboard Dave!
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    Thumbs up Beautiful system...

    Dave,

    As I said before you have a beautiful system... I'm glad to see it here, amoungest almost all, of our member system's. I've been meaning to ask you, what is in your safe? Rare CD's or DVD's? The safe almost looks like it could be apart of your system, like an unusual electrostatic pannel. Who knows, maybe the sound waves bouncing off the steel of the safe, give your sound a positively unique flavor...

    All kidding aside, Dave you have a super fine, cool system...

    Cheers

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    No rare CD's but I do have the Beattles White Alblum !! Unfortunatlely my room is not dedicated soley to "musical entertainment" even though it is decent size
    (15' x 24', 8' ceilings) the opposite end is my office area. It is as accoustically neutral as I can get it (for now). Thanks again all, glad to be on board and look forward to continued good constructive dialouqe !!!!

    Dave
    Last edited by twich54; 12-13-2007 at 06:05 PM.

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    Thumbs up LP collection...

    Quote Originally Posted by twich54
    No rare CD's but I do have the Beattles White Alblum !! Unfortunatlely my room is not dedicated soley to "musical entertainment" even though it is decent size
    (17' x 28', 8' ceilings) the opposite end is my office area. It is as accoustically neutral as I can get it. Thanks again all, glad to be on board and look forward to continued good constructive dialouqe !!!!

    Dave
    Dave,

    You have the White album... So did I... Unfortunately, I sold all of my LP's several years ago, and I've regreted it ever since... I am curious, do you have an extensive LP collection? I'll bet you didn't sell your collection, like dumb me... Do you listen to mostly Jazz or Rock or a little bit of everything on your record collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin
    Dave,

    You have the White album... So did I... Unfortunately, I sold all of my LP's several years ago, and I've regreted it ever since... I am curious, do you have an extensive LP collection? I'll bet you didn't sell your collection, like dumb me... Do you listen to mostly Jazz or Rock or a little bit of everything on your record collection?

    Cheers

    -Robin
    My LP collection falls somewhere in the 500-700 range, lately I have purchasing only 180 & 200 gram pressings. I enjoy all forms of music , classic rock, blues, jazz, new age,big band, classical, live recordings of the Int'l Tatoo from Halifax,NS- awesome stuff if you have not listened to it !!!
    Dave

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    Thumbs up Cool Record collection...

    Quote Originally Posted by twich54
    My LP collection falls somewhere in the 500-700 range, lately I have purchasing only 180 & 200 gram pressings. I enjoy all forms of music , classic rock, blues, jazz, new age,big band, classical, live recordings of the Int'l Tatoo from Halifax,NS- awesome stuff if you have not listened to it !!!
    twich54,

    Your record collection sounds extensive and totally awesome... I am not familiar with 180 & 200 gram pressings, are they extra high quality LP's? Do you find the Records sound better that CD's or SACD's, as played on your system?
    I'll have to give 'Int'l Tatoo' from Halifax, NS a try, thanks for the recommendation...

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    Yes 180 and 200 gram pressings are of higher quality. I have many LP's that will blow away their CD counterparts. That being said to get the most out them one can't do it with a $300 analog set-up so dollar for dollar the CD is a bargin by todays standards. I just happen to find good vinyl much more musically involving than CD, but I do enjoy both ! Afterall it's the music and the enjoyment that means the most !!

    Regarding the Nova Scotia International Tattoo the 1998 performance was excellent. You can call their society at 800-563-1114 for availability.

    Good Luck !!
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    Talking Great infomation...

    Quote Originally Posted by twich54
    Yes 180 and 200 gram pressings are of higher quality. I have many LP's that will blow away their CD counterparts. That being said to get the most out them one can't do it with a $300 analog set-up so dollar for dollar the CD is a bargin by todays standards. I just happen to find good vinyl much more musically involving than CD, but I do enjoy both ! Afterall it's the music and the enjoyment that means the most !!

    Regarding the Nova Scotia International Tattoo the 1998 performance was excellent. You can call their society at 800-563-1114 for availability.

    Good Luck !!
    Dave,

    I appericate all the excellent information...

    Thanks again,

    Cheers

    -Robin

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    Updated my listing to reflect the addition of M / L Fresco for center channel, along with Musical Fidelity CD player. Maybe when the Stage appears a rich relative will have passed so I can put it in the "middle" and get another Fresco to make them the surrounds. Nothing wrong with dreaming !!
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54
    Updated my listing to reflect the addition of M / L Fresco for center channel, along with Musical Fidelity CD player. Maybe when the Stage appears a rich relative will have passed so I can put it in the "middle" and get another Fresco to make them the surrounds. Nothing wrong with dreaming !!
    Dreaming for a rich relative to pass, or dreaming for the stage?
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    well since I don't have any rich relatives I'll just have to stick with dreaming about the new / upcoming stage ctr channel. Buy the way to those that are "phto" savy what is the best way to reduce picture size so it will fit yet maintain decent resolution ?? through the camera when you take it or after when you fiddle with in the computer, and yes you all guessed correctly ....my computer skills aren't worth a tinkers damn.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54
    well since I don't have any rich relatives I'll just have to stick with dreaming about the new / upcoming stage ctr channel. Buy the way to those that are "phto" savy what is the best way to reduce picture size so it will fit yet maintain decent resolution ?? through the camera when you take it or after when you fiddle with in the computer, and yes you all guessed correctly ....my computer skills aren't worth a tinkers damn.
    Pick the size in the computer when you fiddle with it, usually. Unless you are hard up for disk space, always shoot pictures at the highest quality and resolution that you can stand. That way, you'll have a high quality image for archive purposes, and can manipulate it later for other purposes. For some of my large format images, I end up with 600+ Mbyte files...

    For JPEG images, you can dramatically reduce the size by reducing the output "quality" setting to something like "medium" without overly messing up the image quality, particularly just for display on a website. In many image programs, this choice is made during the "Save As..." step. Better ones will have a quality slider that will dynamically show you the before/after image quality, and original and compressed file sizes.

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    I shall try your recomendations, Thanks !!
    Dave

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    Dave,

    Good choice for a center (even if it is "temporary")! How does it timbre match with the Vantages?

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