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System pics 2017

Discussion in 'audio' started by Tony L, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    I've the 565s too :)

    What's the cable on them?
  2. christray

    christray pfm Member

    I had it made , this is a copper cable with gold plated pins headphone end and a 4 pin xlr amp end , all joints resin filled . Really well made and he does a pure silver as well as all the standard connections . Extremely competitive on price.
  3. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    Thanks for that. I'm having to be careful at the mo, but might be interested in more details at some point.
  4. yurivv

    yurivv pfm Member

    Exogal Comet DAC




  5. Mr Tibbs

    Mr Tibbs Infinitely Baffled Member

    So (hate starting a sentence so) anyway, while the masses may look at this latest pic and cry foul for posting the same one as last week, the masses would be wrong. The more astute among you will instantly have spotted the difference. Yes, the Karik and Numerik now each have a dedicated anti-shelf sat within one anti-stand. An extraordinary move? Most certainly! I'm fair blown away by the difference this has made. At this stage I must admit that, post anti-stand additional shelf, the left Gale 401 made no sound whatsoever; A situation brought about by a faulty solder joint in the Chord Cobra interconnect. It's the only 'proper' interconnect I have and wasn't cheap so not impressed by failed joint in the LH phono plug. Anyway, everything now sounds really very good indeed. But I don't know if it's because of the extra anti-shelf or the freshly repaired Cobra. Who cares? Nobody probably. The thing is, the whole point is, I've an excuse to post another pic.

    Mr Tibbs

  6. Clay B

    Clay B pfm Member


    I don't recognize the equipment but your always excellent photography makes me want to give them a try.
  7. gary yeowell

    gary yeowell pfm Member

    Very cool looking set😎
  8. Mr Tibbs

    Mr Tibbs Infinitely Baffled Member

    Thanks Gary. Very impressed at how the (much maligned) 102 and classic CB gear is performing in this system/room - like everything important has somehow aligned :)

    Mr Tibbs
  9. pil

    pil pfm Member

    A 1200 mk2,do like being to stick on singles and 12"ers without having the bounce of a suspended deck.

  10. SteveH

    SteveH pfm Member

    Stuck this up over on the Shahinian thread so may as well stick it here also:
    Logitech SBT, PFM B4 in Naim 42 box, Olive 250, Shahinian Obelisks, all running on a dedicated mains spur. Intended to get a decent DAC for years but everytime I listen to it, I decide it's completely unnecessary:

  11. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Sacrilege! :)

    (I also ran a SBT for several years and never felt the need for one.)
  12. Julf

    Julf Evil brother of Mark V Shaney

    I guess it is too late now, but I just wish someone would have made a milled aluminium case for the SBT...
  13. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    If Logitech had thought of that, they could have sold it at at least 5X the price without anyone batting an eyelid.
  14. SteveH

    SteveH pfm Member

    Yes indeed it is. It sounds great!
  15. SteveH

    SteveH pfm Member

    Indeed. Common sense tells me that the system needs a far better DAC in a big black box etc. but every time I sit listenting to it my ears tell me something different. For example, last night I was listening to Kate Bush's "50 words for Snow" and it sounded so fabulous I couldn't really imagine anything better.
    I've had CDS/52 and LP12/ARO/Armageddon etc. in the past but the SBT demolishes them all in any VFM contest and competes easily even when disregarding VFM. I'm simply streaming AIFF files to it from a iMac and iTunes, eiher via CAT5 or wireless, depending on what else is plugged into my wired network.
  16. norliss

    norliss pfm Member

    I love looking at photos of other people's systems irrespective of whether they're 'modest' or super-expensive. Loads of lovely photos in this thread: gear porn heaven!
  17. Nero

    Nero It's unlikely

    Wow, I've never seen Obelisks look small before. I had to double-take!
  18. Nero

    Nero It's unlikely

    That's an interesting lamp over the TT. What is it and how is it fixed to the Fraim?
  19. PerF

    PerF Private

    Is that your power section on the Veranda ?

    Or a new Statement stereo block ?
  20. Cellofan

    Cellofan pfm Member

    No, it is the subwoofer. :D

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