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Offline StephenWVU

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Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:39:36 AM »
Hi Guys,

Haven't been on here for a while, mainly because I live in Atlanta now. I have some outstanding pieces for sale, mainly because I spend maybe 2 hours a week listening and have some extra stuff that will due well for now.

Music Server:

Antipodes DX Gen 2 with 2 TB storage - I have this listed elsewhere for 3,000. PM me if you want to know forum pricing. This is one of the best pieces that money can buy and the best I have heard in my system. I run Roon on it and the results are stunning and very analog. With the right DAC it will sound better than most analog rigs, including when I had VPI HR-X with any cart other than the Colibri XG-W.

Linestage / DAC / Phono:

I have a PD2 with an integrated DAC and Phono - I have this listed elsewhere for $5,000, PM me for forum pricing. This has cinema bipass meaning you can connect the 2 main speakers to it but on one output it can bipass and be controlled through the processor like a straight wire. This is incredibly convenient for those who like to integrate their HT and 2-channel setups. The DAC is better than just about everything I've compared it to minus the DCS Vivaldi (~$100,000) and depending on your setup maybe the Rockna Wavedream Signature ($20,000). Other DACs I compared it to weren't in the same league including many around the $12,000 range.

Amplifier:

Phison A2.120SE - This thing is ruthless. Pitch black backgrounds and aggressive. You will get every ounce of detail from your system with no fatigue. It dislodged my VAC Renaissance 140 monoblocks, which I didn't think would ever happen. This is something that I don't have listed elsewhere but I'd probably let it go for around $5,500. It meshes very well with the PD2.

The components listed above are very easily an end game system if you set them up with a good set of speakers.
Speakers: Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams Reference 18
Amplifier:
Mark Levinson ML3 (subs)
Phison A2.120SE (towers)
Preamplifier/DAC/Phono: Phison PD2SE
Server: Pi & NUC
Turntable: VPI HR-X, VdH Colibri XGW

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Re: Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 11:13:53 AM »
Antipodes sold
Speakers: Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams Reference 18
Amplifier:
Mark Levinson ML3 (subs)
Phison A2.120SE (towers)
Preamplifier/DAC/Phono: Phison PD2SE
Server: Pi & NUC
Turntable: VPI HR-X, VdH Colibri XGW

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Re: Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 04:51:28 PM »
Adding a Levinson ML3 but that might be hard to get up to Pittsburgh... That said. It is a great amp! =) Have posted elsewhere for 1500. If interested ask for pricing.
Speakers: Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams Reference 18
Amplifier:
Mark Levinson ML3 (subs)
Phison A2.120SE (towers)
Preamplifier/DAC/Phono: Phison PD2SE
Server: Pi & NUC
Turntable: VPI HR-X, VdH Colibri XGW

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Re: Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 07:52:04 PM »
Hi Stephen, are you going to get another music server?
Carl

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Re: Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 08:17:44 AM »
For now I am just going to run with a Raspberry Pi with a custom built OS as the renderer and a NUC as the server. Eventually I'll probably go with an Uptown Audio JS2 Linear Power Supply connected to a custom built renderer. Fundraising right now. =)
Speakers: Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams Reference 18
Amplifier:
Mark Levinson ML3 (subs)
Phison A2.120SE (towers)
Preamplifier/DAC/Phono: Phison PD2SE
Server: Pi & NUC
Turntable: VPI HR-X, VdH Colibri XGW

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Re: Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 11:59:41 AM »
Hey Stephen,

I am guessing you are in Athens, GA? 

thx
Mike
Yamaha PF800/Dual 721
DBX D5/Sony CA8ES
Yamaha C-2X
Hafler Five Hundred/Sansui AU9500/Heathkit SA-2/Parasound HC-1000
Canton CT800s/Vandersteen 2CE/Klipsch Heresy/Dahlquist DQ-10

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Re: Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 08:13:29 AM »
Peachtree City. Why did you guess Athens?
Speakers: Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams Reference 18
Amplifier:
Mark Levinson ML3 (subs)
Phison A2.120SE (towers)
Preamplifier/DAC/Phono: Phison PD2SE
Server: Pi & NUC
Turntable: VPI HR-X, VdH Colibri XGW

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Re: Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 08:05:54 AM »
You mentioned getting the amp to Pittsburgh and I cheked your profile address here which say Athens, OH.  The listing of the gear you have online has you in Georgia. I'm was just confused.  Good luck with the sale
Yamaha PF800/Dual 721
DBX D5/Sony CA8ES
Yamaha C-2X
Hafler Five Hundred/Sansui AU9500/Heathkit SA-2/Parasound HC-1000
Canton CT800s/Vandersteen 2CE/Klipsch Heresy/Dahlquist DQ-10

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Re: Downsizing some crazy hifi stuff
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2018, 05:05:30 PM »
Use to live in Morgantown, WV. Can get stuff up there and think of this as where it started for me.  ;D
Speakers: Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams Reference 18
Amplifier:
Mark Levinson ML3 (subs)
Phison A2.120SE (towers)
Preamplifier/DAC/Phono: Phison PD2SE
Server: Pi & NUC
Turntable: VPI HR-X, VdH Colibri XGW