EVOLUTION Acoustics/BOULDER System

gfroman

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***UPDATED Photos


Main - Living Room System :

Evolution Acoustics MM3 speakers

Pioneer Elite PRO151FHD 60" plasma with Premier Mount AM3 Articulating Arm

Oppo 95 with the Reference Tube Modification upgrade by ModWright Instrumants
BluRay/Universal Player with Marigo Labs MYSTERY FEET under unit.

Boulder 1060 Amplifier

Boulder 1012 DA/PreAmplifier with Marigo Labs MYSTERY FEET under unit.

Synergistic Research TESLA PowerCell 10SE - power conditioner

Purist Audio Design ANNIVERSARY interconnects.

Purist Audio Design - PROTEUS PROVECTUS XLR - Digital interconnect.

Purist Audio Design CANORUS power cords on the preamp and transport.

Synergistic Research - T3, and Precision Reference active power cords on speakers/power conditioner

Purist Audio Design ANNIVERSARY - speaker cables.

GIK Acoustic Wall Panels

For power, I have (4) dedicated power lines using cryo-treated 10ga wire directly from the circuit breaker box to (4) Synergistic Research TESLA-PLEX cryo'd wall outlets.




















Office/Desktop - Computer Audio System :

Dynaudio C-1 MkII speakers

ESOTERIC RZ-1 Preamp/Amp/DA Convertor

Apple MAC PRO computer

Music utilizing I-Tunes via Apple Lossless AIFF encoder







The TREE HOUSE :








Living Room
 
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LL21

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stunning! enjoy! Know the Boulder and PAD stuff pretty well...great stuff!
 

etunes

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Beautifully done. Will you share your impressions on the sound of the Boulder with EA? Thx for posting
 

MylesBAstor

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Welcome to WBF! Nice system and beautiful home! Any story behind the house?
 
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Someone has excellent taste in more things than audio! :D Welcome aboard. That is an exquisite home you live in and of course, wonderful gear to surround yourself with.
 

gfroman

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Thanks guys!

I had the Boulder electronics before getting the MM3's.
Since there are 1000watt digital sub-amps in each speaker, the Boulder 1060 amp never works up a sweat powering the midrange/tweeter modules.
The sound is very transparent and the speakers just about disappear despite their size (650lbs. each).
And that bass is the most solid, gut-wrenching sound I have ever heard in a speaker system.

I am an architect/business owner and have always been fond of contemporary residential design.
Found this house on the market and had to make it happen.

The rack is a Billy Bags Pro-33.
 

FrantzM

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Someone has excellent taste in more things than audio! :D Welcome aboard. That is an exquisite home you live in and of course, wonderful gear to surround yourself with.
+1

Superb!!

Welcome to the WBF ...
 

Gregadd

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Excellent work my friend. I'd take the house without the stereo. Welcome to WBF.
 

ack

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Wow, what a house! My wife and I love contemporary stuff; love the Barcelona chairs. Enjoy!
 

gfroman

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Hi HJ -
Of course the Boulder 1012 is a work of art in design and materials - I just love it.
Really like the DA/Preamp performance and the Boulder Link makes it so easy to turn on both the amp & preamp with one push of the remote.
Do not have phono so I cannot help on this.
 

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Great set up and house off course ,i have a boulder 1060 my self , how is the 1012 ?
Is the phono good , i suggest it has a prefixed loading ?
I have a tube pre at the moment , how does the 1012 compare do you reckon??

hj
I have the 1010, which is the same as the 1012 w/o the DAC. I found the phono stage to be serviceable and nothing more. The loading is non-adjustable. I lived with it for about 6 months and ultimately bought an ASR phono stage.
 
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Gfroman ,laser cd thanks , so i might go for a adjustable standalone then probably ,but the pre and dac seem to be exxelent any idea by the way how the pre compares to a ML 326 S or Ml 32 ???
I have the 1010, which is the same as the 1012 w/o the DAC. I found the phono stage to be serviceable and nothing more. The loading is non-adjustable. I lived with it for about 6 months and ultimately bought an ASR phono stage.
 
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gfroman

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Never compared to the Levinson units.
The Boulder is a work of art + bulletproof.
Also love the DA section.
I am also a Dealer for Purist Audio Design cables, and love how the Boulder/PAD cables work together!
 
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