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Joey_V

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Tony,

How's the Hydra? Are the improvements really that apparent?

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Joey
 

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Your first picture had me worried, what, no vinyl? Then I looked further, 3000 albums, sweet! Great system all around. The Rowland is IMPRESSIVE. It must have the Summits in a death grip of control.
 
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Joey, the differences are clearly audible-the soundstage expanded in all directions and the system seems quieter. In terms of magnitude it is equal to changing a component. Risabet, I bought the Rowland about 7 or 8 years ago when I owned amp killing Apogees. I think it is probably just loafing driving the Summits. My system really sounds good-to the point where auditioning components in a dealers store is typically disappointing-an experience most of us with good systems probably encounter when we visit our local audio emporia!
 
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Tony, what a beautiful system! ...

I must say that since the "meet", I now have a better understanding and new-found respect for the Summits. Being in an audiophile wasteland here in Southeast Florida, I have never heard Summits in any sort of good setting and only heard anecdotally about the "brightness" of the XStat panel. Now that I have heard everyone comment and talk about them and saw what they were really about, I wonder if they may not be an even better deal than the CLS/Depth combo!

I hope that one day I can hear an XStat in a good system somewhere. It would be nice to have an electrostatic that doesn't have the high frequency dip above 17khz.

The Rowland is a great choice of amp. if the designer has the balls to give specs at a 2 ohm (or even 1 ohm) load, then the amp must be super stable. I once heard a Rowland/Sequel 2 system at a home here in Florida and it was a real sweet sound. I can just imagine how nice yours must be!!

Also, it's cool to see that you are a lover of music. What a collection!
I suppose there was nothing on the CD I made for the swap that was new to you!!!

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Ray
 

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Thanks Huey and Ray. Should any of you have occasion to visit the Dallas area, holler and you can come listen. Just beware, I am a rock and roll kind o' guy!
 

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Thanks Huey and Ray. Should any of you have occasion to visit the Dallas area, holler and you can come listen. Just beware, I am a rock and roll kind o' guy!
I'm in the Netherlands...but you never know buddy...you never know :D
 

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Same here. Buddy!

Thanks Huey and Ray. Should any of you have occasion to visit the Dallas area, holler and you can come listen. Just beware, I am a rock and roll kind o' guy!
Tony if you ever find yourself slumming it in the West Palm Beach area, you had better let me know!

We can have a couple of drinks, some steaks on the grill, and groove on some classic rock :rocker:

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Ray
 

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It is probably time I update my system since I have moved since my last posting. So here goes:

Name: Anthony Claxton
Location: Woodway, TX
Martin Logan Model: Summits
BF 212
Year purchased: 2006 Summits
2021 BF 212
Mods: Isoacoustics Gaia II feet (summits), Shunyata alpha powercords (summits)
Shunyata viper powercord (BF 212)
Associated equipment: VPI Prime, Koetsu Rosewood Sig, SDS
PS Audio Direct Stream Memory player
PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Aurender NH 100
Magnum Dynalab FT 101
Roon core: Mojo Audio modded mac mini
arc ph-7 phono stage
arc ref 3 preamp
arc ref 110 amp
Off Ramp Ether regen switch
Shunyata Hydra 8 and Hydra 2
Shunyata alpha powercords
Purist Audio Dominus balanced interconnect between ref 3 and ref 110
Purist Audio Dominus speaker cable
Purist audio colossus balanced interconnect between ref 3 and BF 212
TEO Audio liquid balanced interconnect between DSD and ref 3
Audioquest Leopard phono cable
Revolution Audio I2S over HDMI cable between PS Audio transport and dac
Purist Audio cat 7 ether net cables
 

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hey Tony, good to see you posting again, seems like yesterday we were all together in Lawrence !
 
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