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Freddy's System

Post by Freddy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:35 pm

Preamp: version of BC303-DWBB all balanced inputs
Amp: BC206
DAC: BC501ob LOC+
Transport: Pathos Endorphin
Blu-Ray/SACD: Marantz UD9004
Music Server: Olive 04HD
Background music: Bell HD receiver thru DAC
Speakers: JM Reynaud Orfeo MK2
PLC: BC6000 & PLC Thingee FX2
BC92 speaker cables, BC62 power cords throughout, Audioquest & misc interconnects
Turntable: sometime soonImage
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Post by BlueKnight » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:01 am

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What a great first post! Beautiful set-up! Image
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Post by Double D » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:07 am

YAY !! another 303 user .. I don't feel so isolated anymore.. :lol:

Beautiful system .. interesting colour combo on the 206.. and kindof surprised you didn't opt for something that matches your gorgeous pre/dac combo.

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Post by Raven » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:14 am

If it sounds half as good as it looks......WOW!

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Post by DJCOUS » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:07 pm

I love the two colour wood panels on your bc gear. They look really sharp
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Post by Freddy » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:55 pm

Recently added a fabulous new set of custom ? watt BC mono amps (version AB) and replaced Pathos Endorphin with Oracle CD 1000 transport.


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Post by Totemman » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:09 pm

Simply stunning.

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Post by BlueKnight » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:27 am

Totemman wrote:Simply stunning.
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Post by Freddy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:38 am

Thanks guys, it sure has taken some time (and $) to put all this together but it ends up simply the best sounding stereo system I've laid ears on.
The new monos are still settling in but the increased base depth and solidity were apparent right from the getgo.

Next move ... mix a cocktail, sit back, crank it up & enjoy.

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Post by Freddy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:52 am

Would it be effective to mount these monoblock on spiked amp stands?
Maybe solid thick Maple?
Any suggestions on a brand or style.

Thanks, Freddy

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Post by nikki » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:38 am

Great set up! Can you provide more details about the AB amp? In what ways are they different from the 200 series?

I use Grand Prix Audio stands on my 208s and are very pleased with them. Like many isolation products, they increase focus, transparency and detail but they do so without exagerating certain frequencies. It adds a further level of blackness, delicacy, sweetness and refinement to my 208s.

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Post by stew » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:34 pm

Hi Freddy,

Do you throw a blanket over your TV while listening to the stereo? I have a similar setup with TV in between my speakers. With a blanket over it during stereo-only listening, then I find it removes some pesky high frequency reflections that may cloud the overall presentation, and (I guess it is related) increases the depth of the soundstage a little bit.

Anyways, your setup looks amazing!!! Thanks for helping keep me motivated as I ever so slowly work my way up the chain.

Any other information you can share about your AB amps would be welcome...

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Post by bjh » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:35 pm

Wicked!

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Post by Freddy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:25 am

Hey Stew, this is a good point. I'd love to have a dedicated stereo (non TV)
room ... I guess, but what's the matter with listening to TV thru a primo stereo setup?

I've never thrown a blanky over the plasma to listen, but am considering wall mounting the set and running a set of drapes in front, possibly motorized. One thing for sure, the drape will have a large C and H dead centre. I'm sure the absence of a TV will have a positive affect ... maybe someone with some experience on this can add a thought.

As far as the AB monos go: I will reserve absolute judgement for another month or so, but straight away there was a very noticeable increase in audible channel separation, base extension, and most eerily this kind of holographic sound distribution that really upstaged my BC206. Not sure if I was smokin' anything weird when I heard this, but it was clear and present.

Thanks for the comments and input guys, as I am somewhat of a rookie in this game. First round selection though.

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Post by nikki » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:10 am

Freddy,

Putting something in front of the screen to absorb and/or diffuse would likely be beneficial. In our HT room, the large screen makes it difficult to have good sound because of the glare. Although audio is not a priority in that room, I did find that placing just a couple of acoustic panels in the middle made a huge difference and gave better focus and depth to the soundstage.

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