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bikehappy1
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bikehappy1's system
12/13/17 at 19:49:22
 
Here's my current setup featuring the Torii MKIV and the ZP3. I also have a 2 shelf unit from Gig Harbor Audio in Washington state. It's made from bowling alley wood and mahogany from Boeing engine crates. GHA has some really nice furniture for good prices too. My next upgrade will probably be speakers to replace the KG4's. I just placed an order for some Traps for my lab at work. Cheers!
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #1 - 12/13/17 at 20:34:55
 
Is that a 1200MK2 TT? †An "inexpensive" but big upgrade would be to get some isolation under it. †I used Isonoe footers on mine before switching to a 1200G. †Those are great TTs but need a few mods to really shine. † Smiley
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ZLC
Technics 1200G TT w/ Ortofon Jubilee MC cart
ZMC1
ZP3 (25th A Mods)
ZR2 (25th A Mods)
CSP3 (25th A mods)
ZMA (25th A mods)
Homemade Big Betsy Speakers (F15s)
Silver Cabling
DIY Isolation platforms under amps & TT.
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Reply #2 - 12/13/17 at 20:45:14
 
Nice, really like the look of the re purposed stand.

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Reply #3 - 12/13/17 at 20:45:31
 
No it's an LP120 with a 2M blue cartridge. Yes I think that's a good idea with the isolation feet. I have some herbies underneath my speakers. A year ago I sold my 1970's sony turntable and my sweetie bought me the LP120 and that got me re-started on audio equipment. I found Decware on the internet and the rest is ongoing history.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #4 - 12/13/17 at 21:22:46
 
That LP120 looks a lot like the Technics.  Either way, TTs really benefit from good isolation.
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Technics 1200G TT w/ Ortofon Jubilee MC cart
ZMC1
ZP3 (25th A Mods)
ZR2 (25th A Mods)
CSP3 (25th A mods)
ZMA (25th A mods)
Homemade Big Betsy Speakers (F15s)
Silver Cabling
DIY Isolation platforms under amps & TT.
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Reply #5 - 02/20/18 at 21:32:47
 
Just received the Trapeziums and hooked them right up!! I'm a happy camper at work!
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #6 - 07/08/19 at 23:48:54
 
Here's a new pic of the work desktop system. There's a new SE84UFO-25 in the background. Quite the difference from the 200 dollar 15 year old sony receiver!
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #7 - 07/09/19 at 01:07:44
 
That is one nice work system!  Iím not sure that youíll get any work done, though Grin
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SE84UFO + (SE84UFO on order) OR Sansui AU222
Crown XLS-1002 sub amp
Cambr.Audio CXN (ModWright) ē ZBIT
Technics SL-1210MKV (KAB Mods) w/ Soundsm.Aida MKll cart ē Darlington Labs MP-7 phono pre
Otari MX5050 R2R
ZLC pwr cond
Lii Audio P-10 & W-15 in Open Baff
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Reply #8 - 07/16/19 at 05:50:39
 
That speaker system looks so warm and inviting. Wood and tubes, and music. A happy place to be indeed! And much easier than riding a bike, even.
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Reply #9 - 11/20/19 at 02:24:22
 
Ok. Hereís another pic of our growing system. There will soon be a %Rock2 but that wonít change the pic too much.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #10 - 11/20/19 at 02:25:44
 
Whoops. Wrong pic.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #11 - 11/20/19 at 15:14:44
 
Beautiful! Very nice.
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VPI Classic Signature | ZP3 | ZSTAGE
DirectStream DAC | ZTPRE
ZBIT | ZROCK2 | SE84UFO3
Omega Super 3 HO XRS | Deep 8
Zenwave D4 | SCR-11 | PI Audio Uberbuss
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Reply #12 - 11/21/19 at 04:57:59
 
Great set up, Bike. I know it sounds wonderful!
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SE84UFO + (SE84UFO on order) OR Sansui AU222
Crown XLS-1002 sub amp
Cambr.Audio CXN (ModWright) ē ZBIT
Technics SL-1210MKV (KAB Mods) w/ Soundsm.Aida MKll cart ē Darlington Labs MP-7 phono pre
Otari MX5050 R2R
ZLC pwr cond
Lii Audio P-10 & W-15 in Open Baff
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Reply #13 - 12/19/19 at 20:25:31
 
Sure looks like my old hometown's Flinders Street Station on your computer Bike. I can remember sucking down the brews at Young & Jacksons opposite. Many years ago.
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Reply #14 - 01/01/20 at 20:09:35
 
You are correct! I had to walk around a bit to fit the pic precisely.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #15 - 01/31/20 at 17:59:35
 
Nice progress with your system.

I'm also interested in the ZP3 , I'm running a modified PS Audio phono preamp that I quite like so I'm not sure about changing.
How do you like it?

Also what do you ride? (another great hobby!)
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SE34I.5
Ariston RD11
PS Audio GCPH with the Underwood upgrade
Bluesound Node N130
Altec 605B's in a 620 Cabinet / JBL 2402 / Markwart 605B Time Aligned Crossover
Omega Super 3 XRS
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Reply #16 - 01/31/20 at 23:11:00
 
Thanks! Iím totally satisfied with my ZP3. It needs the right cartridge and/or step up transformer though. Right now Iím all bicycles. Iíve had motorcycles (bmw, Ducati, Honda and Suzuki). Now I have a Scott road bike and a Pivot mt. Bike.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #17 - 06/16/21 at 16:57:06
 
We will need a photo of the set-up when you get to your new house, plus we need to see the VPI!!! †
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Torii MKV/25 mods
PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier
Technics SL-1200GR w/ Dynavector 10x5 MkII.
Emotiva T1 towers.
Sonos connect.
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Reply #18 - 06/16/21 at 17:34:53
 
Here's the latest itineration with the VPI. It's dead quiet with the ZP3. I'm running a Hana ML on it.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #19 - 06/16/21 at 17:36:29
 
Here's the pic?
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #20 - 06/16/21 at 19:01:53
 
Where in the signal path do you have your Zrock?  Noticeable difference after installation, or did it have less of an effect than other additions/swaps?
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Torii MKV/25 mods
PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier
Technics SL-1200GR w/ Dynavector 10x5 MkII.
Emotiva T1 towers.
Sonos connect.
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Reply #21 - 06/16/21 at 19:10:13
 
Mine is between the dac and the amp. I think it helps when certain recordings are lacking bass or treble. There are quite a few time when I forget about it.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #22 - 06/16/21 at 19:16:27
 
So your TT doesn't run through it? Or does the TT also go through the DAC?
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Torii MKV/25 mods
PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier
Technics SL-1200GR w/ Dynavector 10x5 MkII.
Emotiva T1 towers.
Sonos connect.
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Reply #23 - 06/16/21 at 19:18:25
 
The TT does not run through the Zrock2. It only has one input and one output.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #24 - 06/16/21 at 19:20:11
 
AH okay. So the Zrock is mostly for when you are streaming?
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Torii MKV/25 mods
PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier
Technics SL-1200GR w/ Dynavector 10x5 MkII.
Emotiva T1 towers.
Sonos connect.
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Reply #25 - 06/16/21 at 19:21:25
 
I am just planning for the future carnage to my wallet/bank account. HAHA
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Torii MKV/25 mods
PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier
Technics SL-1200GR w/ Dynavector 10x5 MkII.
Emotiva T1 towers.
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Reply #26 - 11/18/22 at 23:42:49
 
Here's a picture of the stereo in the new house. The HR-1's are not in this one. I'll have to pan out.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #27 - 11/18/22 at 23:45:38
 
I have to tear it all apart this weekend because we're getting a couple direct lines from the electrical panel. I have a bit of a hum (TT/ZP3) in the new house. I think the current circuit (pun!) has 22 LED lights in it.
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Home: Torii MKIV-25, ZP3-25, HR-1ís, ZLC, DSR, DHC-1, PSA DSD, ZRock2, SA8005, Zenstiyx, VPI Prime, Hana ML, ZMC1.
Work: SE84UFO-25, Schiit modi, Trapeziums, MacBook air, Audirvana aiff. Also have a pair of ESS AMT 1Cís in workout room with a cxnv2.
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Reply #28 - 11/21/22 at 23:49:54
 
Very nice, Bike!  Iíll bet the new lines will make a big improvement.

Keep us posted on how it sounds after.

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SE84UFO + (SE84UFO on order) OR Sansui AU222
Crown XLS-1002 sub amp
Cambr.Audio CXN (ModWright) ē ZBIT
Technics SL-1210MKV (KAB Mods) w/ Soundsm.Aida MKll cart ē Darlington Labs MP-7 phono pre
Otari MX5050 R2R
ZLC pwr cond
Lii Audio P-10 & W-15 in Open Baff
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Reply #29 - 12/06/22 at 16:32:03
 
Smiley NICE!!!!
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