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Old 04-09-2022, 02:12 AM
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Charles, I must confess that I'm lusting after your MC3500's!!! Just don't tell my wife!
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Old 04-09-2022, 06:53 AM
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Charles, I must confess that I'm lusting after your MC3500's!!! Just don't tell my wife!
Why can't you be a normal bloke and lust after women- sorry, I mean speakers!
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Old 04-09-2022, 07:42 AM
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Charles, I would say “show-off” but you really got something to show off! It’s impressive and beautiful. Congratulations and enjoy it in the best of health, and let it bring you comfort when you’re not. Robert
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Old 04-09-2022, 07:45 AM
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Whoa - great pics, Charles!
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Old 04-09-2022, 11:20 PM
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Thanks everybody for the kind an humorous comments. I will be glad when my amps stands arrive. I'm expecting them any day but the main thing was to get the amps.

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Old 05-14-2022, 12:08 AM
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Here's some more pics. I just installed the Wilson ActivXO Stereo Electronic Crossover today. It's a great improvement over the Watch Controller.






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Old 05-14-2022, 12:14 AM
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Installed but not adjusted, or fine tuned. I think it very beautiful in appearance.


New multi-directional FM antenna


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New gear on order: 3 AS125 custom made McIntosh amps stands
Most recent updates: Latest is the last one posted: AQ Diamond USB replaces AQ Coffee; Wilson Audio Specialties Alexx replaced by Wilson Audio Specialties XVX Chronosonic; new subwoofer crossover; new Galaxy Grey Thors Hammer; Wilson Pedestals; heating and cooling completely reworked and reinsulated resulting in a much quieter, cooler, and more efficient room (cost about 10,000.00). McIntosh MCT 500 SACD/CD transport; Wilson Audio Acoustic Diode for XVX Chronosonic; WEL Signature digital Coaxial cable for MVP 881/D1100 digital connection replacing the optical connection; New plinth for Thor subwoofer made of X material with the Wilson Acoustic Diodes; Thor is now off my floor; MC3500MKII mono block amps (2) and two custom granite slabs; Wilson ActivXO Stereo Electronic Crossover; new 75-ohm multi-directional FM antenna for tuner
Amps: McIntosh MC3500MKII mono blocks (2), McIntosh MC1.25KW’s (3). All amps set on floor on custom made granite slabs
Preamp and DAC: McIntosh D1100
Sources: McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD Transport, MVP881 BR player, MVP851 DVD player, MR87 tuner, Marantz 510LV Laser Disc player, ASUS laptop USB (JRiver Media Center 23)
Speakers: Wilson Audio Specialties XVX Chronosonic; custom made Wilson Acoustic Diodes
Sub-woofer: Wilson Audio Specialties Thor’s Hammer (1) horizontal lie; custom plinth of X material with Wilson Acoustic Diode feet; Wilson ActivXO Stereo Electronic Crossover
Cables main system: Audioquest WEL Signature speaker cables and balanced IC (preamp to amps); WEL Signature AES/EBU balanced digital IC for CD playback; WEL Signature digital coaxial cable for MVP 881/D1100 digital connection; Audioquest Diamond optical (1) for tuner, (1) for MVP 851 DVD player, and (1) for LD player for total of (3); Audioquest Diamond USB cable; McIntosh MCT cable for SACD playback; Dragon power cords (5 HC cords and 3 source cords for total of 8); Thunder HC power cord for MR87 tuner
Cables subwoofer system: Audioquest Redwood speaker cable (1); Wolf balanced subwoofer IC from WC to amp; Wind balanced IC from preamp to WC; Hurricane HC (2) and Dragon HC (1) power cords
Power conditioners: Audioquest Niagara 7000 (1) and Niagara 5000 (3); (4) dedicated 20-amp lines with no. 10 wire straight out of fuse box
Isolation: Wilson Pedestals for D1100; MVP881 BR player; MCT500 transport; MR87 tuner; plinth for Thor subwoofer made of X material with the Wilson Acoustic Diodes
Cabinet: Double Custom Woodwork & Design (CWD) solid walnut cabinet on large casters; holds all sources and preamp; also, Niagara 7000; 11 feet minimum distance from speakers
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Old 05-14-2022, 11:51 AM
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Wow....I've been behind. This is the first I've seen since the new amps arrived. Incredible. Congratulations Charles!
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Office System: Marantz 150 Tuner, Crown DL 2, Crown EQ 2, Crown SA 2, Crown D-75A (as headphone amp), McIntosh MCD7009 (as transport), DBX 3BX Series II, Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray player, JBL 4401's, JL Audio E112 Subwoofer, Samsung 5500 series 32" Smart TV, Wire World Oasis audio interconnects, Wire World Solstice speaker cables, Wyred for Sound DAC-2 DSDse Digital to Analog converter, Wireworld Starlight Coaxial Digital Interconnect, Sennheiser HD800 Headphones, Sennheiser HDVA600 Headphone amp, Wireworld Silver Eclipse Balanced Interconnects, Wireworld Platinum Starlight USB Cable, Add-Powr EAU-2 AC Harmonic resonator

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Old 05-14-2022, 02:47 PM
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Wow....I've been behind. This is the first I've seen since the new amps arrived. Incredible. Congratulations Charles!
Thank you so much Pete. The new crossover is a significant improvement. It was long overdue.

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Old 05-14-2022, 02:49 PM
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Charles, with this incredible system you really need to revive the "Wall of Sound" with a Woodstock revival party.
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