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  1. MadFloyd

    My CH Precision/Magico System

    It's been a long time (5 years?) since I posted anything about my system... and there have been changes so I guess it's time! It's been both fascinating and insightful to go back and view my threads from 2015/2016 so if anything this thread will provide me with a record that I can look back on...
  2. MadFloyd

    Anyone have any experience with the SteinMusic record mat?

    Review by JV: https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/steinmusic-pi-carbon-signature-record-mat?mc_cid=b419939ad9
  3. MadFloyd

    Any musicians interested in collaborating on recordings?

    Wouldn't it be fun to put together a WBF band project and record something we could share with others? If you play an instrument and have a DAW we could try to do something for fun.... just a thought.
  4. MadFloyd

    The argument for/against room treatment

    I don't understand why some audiophiles would suggest that NO room treatment works best. It seems to me that unless your speakers are really far from surfaces that absorption should be used. When I listen to headphones there are no surface reflections; I'm hearing what's on the recording and...
  5. MadFloyd

    Pros & Cons of tube rectification in a preamp?

    I'm curious what people think about tube vs solid state rectification in a tube preamp. Do you have a bias and if so, why?
  6. MadFloyd

    CH Precision - use the supplied spikes or substitute with footers?

    Please excuse me if this has already been discussed; I've spent some time searching and didn't find anything. There was a review by Roy Gregory in May 2018 wherein he commented that CH's internal spike system was detrimental to performance. I've pasted the text below. I'm wondering who, if...
  7. MadFloyd

    Suspended floor and bass node...

    Hi all, My system is on the main floor of my house - a suspended floor. I have an annoying node around 30hz that creates bass overhang that interferes with the 'groove' of music that has content in that frequency range. I don't know if this is at all related to the flex in the floor or not...
  8. MadFloyd

    Preamps... nothing is perfect.

    I am in the market for a preamp. I am currently using a friend's DIY Pass Labs buffer (passive preamp). I recently sold my CAT preamp as it wasn't transparent enough (beautiful midrange, great body, but rolled off in the highs and somewhat colored). There are 4 preamps I am considering...
  9. MadFloyd

    Etna SL vs Atlas SL vs Opus 1

    Has anyone heard all 3 of these carts? Wondering which of these would be considered neutral (e.g. no colored midrange) and excel at orchestral music.
  10. MadFloyd

    FS: Zyx Universe PREMIUM

    I am selling my Zyx Uni Premium. This is Zyx top of the line cartridge that retails for $15,000.00. I am asking $7,000.00 This particular cartridge has very low hours. I purchased it last September and have barely used it since (most of the time I haven't even had a phono stage). So...
  11. MadFloyd

    Anyone tried this?

    I've heard a few members swear by Shun Mook tweaks but even with that in mind I did a double take at this: https://www.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-shun-mook-audio-lp-clamp-legendary-record-weight-the-best-of-the-best-2016-12-12-analog-92307-apple-valley-ca
  12. MadFloyd

    What's Best? Soulution, CH Precision, Vitus, or Ayre?

    What are your thoughts on these brands? Do you like one brand over the other? If so, why? Is it purely subjective at this level or do you feel some of these brands have significant shortcomings, colorations or compromises?
  13. MadFloyd

    FS: Merging+ NADAC

    Merging+ NADAC for sale. This is the 2ch version. Excellent condition. Asking $6,000 or best offer. PM if interested.
  14. MadFloyd

    FS: Pass & Soulution

    Selling: Pass XS Preamp: $21,000 Pass XS-150 amps: $28,000 Soulution 720 (preamp/phono): $15,500 Please send a PM if interested. Thanks.
  15. MadFloyd

    dCS vs Esoteric

    I'm going to be in the market for a new DAC soon. The brands I am considering is dCS and Esoteric. I've heard the Vivaldi a few times and always was super impressed at how natural and 3D it sounded. The Vivaldi stack is way beyond my means so I'm thinking of the Rossini. I run a music...
  16. MadFloyd

    Interesting anti-snoring device

    I found the science behind this interesting. If it actually works without drawbacks (and I have no idea if it does), it might be something that I invest in... https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-world-s-smartest-anti-snoring-device-sleep#/
  17. MadFloyd

    Soundstage Puzzle!

    I am wondering if anyone can guess what is causing my center image to shift to the left. This has been plaguing me for quite some time and I've ignored it (mostly out of laziness) because when I play LPs the image is well centered (which is only because my azimuth is a little off - conveniently...
  18. MadFloyd

    What do you think about this product?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nura/nura-headphones-that-learn-and-adapt-to-your-uniqu
  19. MadFloyd

    Madfloyd's system

    I thought I'd start a new thread with the latest info on my system. I've now had the Magico M-Projects for a year and realized since I acquired them I have changed every other component (with the exception of a power cord or two). I changed my preamp from the Pass XP-30 to the Pass XS Pre. I...
  20. MadFloyd

    RIP Glen Frey

    Another sad loss, Glen Frey just passed.
  21. MadFloyd

    [SOLD] Berkeley Alpha Reference DAC

    DAC is in very good condition with 2 very hard to see scratches on the rear of the right side. Asking $12,000 o.b.o. Will be going to Audiogon soon. S O L D !
  22. MadFloyd

    My experience with Lampizator

    I've resolved my issues with the LampizatOr distributor amicably. Thanks for the support, this matter is closed.
  23. MadFloyd

    Move over TechDAS, Kronos, there's a new king in town.

    OK, maybe not. Interesting nonetheless... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gramovox/floating-recordtm-vertical-turntable?ref=NewsJun2515&utm_campaign=Jun+25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
  24. MadFloyd

    Ground question

    I purchased a receptacle tester from Amazon recently and discovered that it reports an open ground on all the outlets feeding my equipment rack. However, these outlets are fed balanced power by Equi=tech transformers, so I'm wondering if the receptacle outlet just doesn't know how to read...
  25. MadFloyd

    Another electrical question

    My system has a dedicated 20 amp line for each monoblock. I also have a dedicated 20 amp line for my rack (sources, preamp). I tried using single ended (RCA) cables from my preamp to my amp and noticed that I get a loud hum (ground issue) but this seems to be caused from the circuit that...
  26. MadFloyd

    Madfloyd's System

    While I've been participating on this forum for years and have posted photos and details before, it's time for my official gallery thread. It feels like it's been a long journey to get where I am now. I've been though many pairs of speakers (Mirage, Von Schweikert, Dynaudio, Genesis, Aerial...
  27. MadFloyd

    Is there something obviously wrong with my electrical?

    I've been trying to sort out a problem with lack of bass and general 'thin' sound and someone suggested it could be electrical so I thought I would post a few things about my setup and see if anyone spots something obvious. I've got a 200 amp service that comes in to a main panel (left in the...
  28. MadFloyd

    USB audio interface to use w/laptop for measuring room response?

    Can anyone recommend one? I have a good mic and a laptop. I'm guessing I would use REW for software. Thanks in advance.
  29. MadFloyd

    What cables synergize with Magico?

    I'm starting to think about cables for my M-Projects. Which cable brands have you heard synergize well with the Q or S series?
  30. MadFloyd

    On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

    I think today actually IS the 12th day of Christmas and lo and behold look what showed up.

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