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    Enjoying life in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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    Audio, Video, Ponds, and Cars
  • My System
    Marantz av805a, 3 K402MEHs, 3 Icepower 50asx2 BTLs, 2 Yamaha P2500s amps, (4)Klipsch RP150Ms for heights,2 MEH minis work in progress.. Xilica XP4080, Panasonic ub820, Denafrips Pontus ii, Project RP 1.3 Carbon turntable, DIY 7 B&O amp modules for the front 3 Celestion woofer pairs., and the Eminence Kappa 15c pair in the LCR channels, and heights. A 86" LG 4K FP for movies.

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  1. Yes, I am still working on it...we had a delay when my friend has some projects he had to get done, and one of the projects is getting his new building ready for his shop. I am hoping by this Christmas to have some done. I am planning on a single wood full size and 2 square ones out of wood also.
  2. I used to have the Classe DR10 amps in bridged mono and Classe DR6 preamp... I miss them so much!
  3. When I got my Pontus ii I hooked it up via USB to my i7 windows 10 Roon core, and it sounded good. I then took my old i5 NUC and installed Roon Rock (as an end point), and hooked the Pontus ii up to it and it sounded better! I was surprised and found out others have had a similar experience and they said it was due to less threads running on Linux vs Windows 10.
  4. I have had the Pontus ii now for 2 or 3 weeks, and in the beginning i really noticed a few things I liked that were different than my Marantz ESS and my old Yamaha ESS chips in the AVPs. I have noticed that the sound (up to today) has changed noticeably daily...sometimes part will be an improvement and another part is worse. I did not believe that the sound would be changing after Denafrips did their 100hr burn ins, but it sure does. I listen every night to the same tracks to see if their is a change and I leave the Pontus plugged in and on 24/7. Last night everything sounded better than I had expected!
  5. What Lumin streamer do you have? I am thinking maybe just get a good streamer instead of the DD too.
  6. I have the Pontus ii and I am debating on getting the Hermes, as I have heard it brings the Pontus ii to the level of the Venus.
  7. Def a good DAC... I have the Pontus ii and love it.
  8. Are you running 1 stereo PA5 per speaker and running 1 channel to the compression driver and the other to the woofers?
  9. In my last HT I did all my measurements from about 6" behind my head and it sounded great...now I will say the room was fully soundproofed and treated to where it was just about to dead (straddle the line between dead and reflective to a very fine line, which some might say was too dead, but the ones who heard it thought it was perfect). This setup was with JBL 2360A, EV DH1a drivers, Qpies, and DTS10 subs.
  10. I just ordered 2 of them to try on my MEHs. Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
  11. I used to have the Yamaha cxa5100, and now I have the Marantz av8805A. I really liked the Yamaha and the remote interface. The Marantz has an entirely different sound, IMO, and the remote app sucks. The 8805A has a newer ESS DAC and I really like bottom end on it better than the Yamaha cxa5100. The mids and top end are very similar, and the detail the Yamaha had was not lost when I got the 8805A. The build quality on both are very good, too. The price difference is substantially more with the Marantz, but I wanted Auro3d, and the Marantz also had more channels... so it was the best for me until I can afford a Trinnov or Storm. If you can wait... I believe Yamaha will have the new AVP out this fall, and it will most likely have Auro3d too, since the AVRs all have it now. Sent from my SM-G985F using Tapatalk
  12. ARC is the older version and EARC is the newer version. From my experience both have to be the same version. Sent from my SM-G985F using Tapatalk
  13. What I did was hold a laser pointer on the top of the cabinet and keep tilting the speaker until it was aimed a bit above my head.. By doing this, my horn was as close as I could get to ear level. Sent from my SM-G985F using Tapatalk
  14. True... I have a 32' ceiling in my living room and the room is 19' wide. Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
  15. I built 2 MEH that I did with the k402 horn oriented so it is 90 degrees to a stock Jubilee k402 setup, and the box is 4' tall. I also have my center MEH with the orientation just like the normal Jubilee k402 horn orientation, and mounted on an angled platform on the floor. Works fine either way IMO. Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
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