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11/24/14 at 01:27:15


1  SUPPORT FORUMS FOR CURRENT TUBE GEAR / ZP3 / ZMC1,2,3 / Re: Motor boating
 on: Today at 00:28:09 
Started by hdrider | Post by RickVee
HDRider and Archie - thanks for the comments. †Have been away for a few for eye surgery (successful). †Concerning the hum from my ZP3, and the cables, etc.: †the Rega tone arm was rewired with the Incognito kit, a single run of Cardas cable, from the cartridge to the RCA connectors at the phono pre. †I tried three different interconnects from the ZP3 to the ZMA (Cardas, Acoustic Zen, Decware) with minimal differences in the hum. †I thought that the tighter connections at the TT and ZP3 RCA interface using AQ 90 degree connectors solved the problem - but not quite. †I have discovered that pushing laterally on the right channel TT/ZP3 interconnect produces a little "pop" in the right speaker and the hum disappears temporarily. †If I touch the right channel TT cable the hum may return, louder or softer. †Another push makes it go away. †I suspect something is going on with the right input on the ZP3. †Any thoughts?....

2  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 00:05:10 
Started by Lon | Post by RickVee
Recently found in a local vinyl shop a sealed nos 13 volume set of Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo label. †Working my way through them with my ZMA and ZP3. †Audio seventh heaven.

3  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Post an audio- or music-related picq
 on: Today at 00:02:29 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon
A very Gretschified Custom Fender Telecaster.


4  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Yesterday at 23:34:32 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon
Dave, I have listened to the Mobile Fidelity SACD of "Workingman's Dead" several times now. Just as excellent a remaster as the "American Beauty." "Cumberland Blues" and "Easy Wind" sound awesome!

5  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Yesterday at 23:32:07 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon
Dad asked for this one to be put on. I really like it, sounds like music from the 'twenties, but in modern high fidelity!


6  AUDIO FORUMS / Classifieds / Re: PS AUDIO - P-5 PERFECTWAVE POWER PLANT - BLACK
 on: Yesterday at 21:31:32 
Started by P K | Post by Lon
Sent you a PM P.K.

7  SUPPORT FORUMS FOR CURRENT TUBE GEAR / TORII MK IV / Boomy bass?!?!
 on: Yesterday at 21:24:38 
Started by roggae | Post by roggae
so ive been running my torii in my new place for a couple months now.  the room is 15'x25' and has a giant window box(about 9'x9').  i've got the room furnished and about 30% of the floor covered by a rug.  i put up some ATS fiberglass acoustic panels and have played with the positioning of my speakers.  i've got zu omens set up in the basic cardas golden ratio configuration.  everything sounds pretty great, but i'm hearing a bit too much boom in the room for my tastes.  what are some things i can try to get rid of this?

8  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Steve/Decware & Company.....Developments?
 on: Yesterday at 18:50:08 
Started by stone_of_tone | Post by Dave1210
Stone...as you stated, my needs are specific to my main room.  I would definitely consider the SET mono-blocks for a smaller room, or with more efficient speakers.

Glad to hear the Adagio's are breaking in nicely.  How many hours do you have on them now?  Have you tried driving them with anything other than the ZMA (aside from your SS rig for break-in)?

9  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Steve/Decware & Company.....Developments?
 on: Yesterday at 15:56:44 
Started by stone_of_tone | Post by stone_of_tone
Dave, I understand you would not go any lower in power in your room.

Those of us here that Listen with Martin Logans, Monitor Audio, Polk SDA1, Janzen's an Acoustic Zen Adagio's (coming along nicely an opening up).......in smaller Rooms.....I can use 2 watts or 38 per channel. Especially, in a well treated room...but not overly damped like an Anechoic chamber.

I can appreciate the differences between my SE84CS, CKC an my ZMA with an without my CSP3. SET magic from Steve, I revere (as I revere an would not part with his ZMA designed Amp either). So, for me...the SET Mono-blocks he is working on...are on my radar. I do believe the Mono's could do what a LineMagnetic LM219IA can do, without the complexity an the total cost.

10  AUDIO FORUMS / Classifieds / Re: PS AUDIO - P-5 PERFECTWAVE POWER PLANT - BLACK
 on: Yesterday at 15:42:27 
Started by P K | Post by P K
FROM THE PS AUDIO WEBSITE:

MSRP:$3,495.00

Power Plants take your incoming AC power and regenerates new sine-wave-perfect, regulated high current AC power. In the process of regeneration any problems on your power line such as low voltage, distorted waveforms, sagging power and noise are eliminated. The results are both audibly and visually stunning when powering either audio or video products.


The P5 Power Plant has 1250 watts of pure regenerated power handling any size system you want to power. From medium to large power amplifiers to the smallest pieces of source equipment, the P5 will work magic on your systemís performance. Dynamics and openness are breathtaking with the P5. This is clearly one of the most important pieces of audio equipment you can own.

1250 VA output

Built in Boulder

Surge protection

Spike protection

Regulated output voltage

Ten times lower distortion

Whisper cooling fan

100% regenerated AC

Integrated oscilloscope

THD meter

Control over the web or network

Adjustable output voltage