Shifting things around

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Shifting things around

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:17 am

Had a (minor) reorganisation of my main system last week.

Moved the P50sa from top shelf to Right middle shelf - above R power amp.
Main system DAC to top - away from poweramp.

On the 3 levels now :
Top - CD transport + main system DAC
Middle - Headphone DAC + Pi streamer + P50sa pre-amp
Ground - A40 + Pi PSU + A40

Also consciously tried to separate digital coax interconnects which are now restricted to upper/left side
and NVA analogue interconnects are lower/right side.

This has all resulted in a slight but noticeable improvement to the centering of the balance of sound coming from the speakers (was orientated to the right) and a general improvement in 'stability' with a more open soundstage and imaging.

Next move will be to tidy up the mains-lead spaghetti. :grin: :geek:
Main: NVA: P50sa-SSP-A40-LS6-Cube2-BMU
Pi: Allo DigiOne Sig/Tomanek LPSU/AQ Jitterbug
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ NightHawk + Schiit Magni3 + Metrum Musette
System2: Allo DigiOne/Weiliang LPSU + TeraDak V2.7
Sansui AU217 + NVA Cube3 + MIT MI-330 Terminator
Office: Topping D30 + Kenwood KA660D + Mission 760
All digital i/c's: Profigold Oxypure OCC

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Re: Shifting things around

Unread post by Latteman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:55 am

I hate cables- I had too many as I was running 3 amps, therefore 3 sets of interconnect, tri amped cabling and mains cable plus phono stage, cdp streamer, tv & TiVo
Removed 2 amps, and went to single speaker cabling, back to P20 with remote switch box cutting interconnect and mains spaghetti
Always looking to gain performance with isolating/ coupling equipment to supports- almost a full time job!
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Analogue- Lenco GL59, 10” ARB Carbon arm Grado Reference Prestige 1 MI
Nva Phono 1 (external psu)
Digital Sources- Denon CEOL Piccolo, Musical Fidelity E600 & Fiio x1ii
Amplification-NVA P20 (modded) and an A60
Speakers- Diy BBCubes on Nva Stands;
Ls6/ Diy 5”full range cubes Ls5
Mini BMU

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Re: Shifting things around

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:20 pm

You don't realise how much effect it has until you experience it for yourself. :think:
Main: NVA: P50sa-SSP-A40-LS6-Cube2-BMU
Pi: Allo DigiOne Sig/Tomanek LPSU/AQ Jitterbug
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ NightHawk + Schiit Magni3 + Metrum Musette
System2: Allo DigiOne/Weiliang LPSU + TeraDak V2.7
Sansui AU217 + NVA Cube3 + MIT MI-330 Terminator
Office: Topping D30 + Kenwood KA660D + Mission 760
All digital i/c's: Profigold Oxypure OCC


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Re: Shifting things around

Unread post by Daniel Quinn » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:13 pm

There used to be an emoji for that, you beat me to it, whilst I was finding this out.

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Re: Shifting things around

Unread post by slinger » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:18 pm

:text-worthless:
Page 9

:banana-gotpics:
Page 3
Amps - NVA P50, A30, A40, Stanislav Palo Tube Headphone Amp BB 85
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X

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Re: Shifting things around

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:02 pm

Everybody is so visual these days.

So, to please all the critics...

Before
Image

After
Image
Main: NVA: P50sa-SSP-A40-LS6-Cube2-BMU
Pi: Allo DigiOne Sig/Tomanek LPSU/AQ Jitterbug
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ NightHawk + Schiit Magni3 + Metrum Musette
System2: Allo DigiOne/Weiliang LPSU + TeraDak V2.7
Sansui AU217 + NVA Cube3 + MIT MI-330 Terminator
Office: Topping D30 + Kenwood KA660D + Mission 760
All digital i/c's: Profigold Oxypure OCC

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Re: Shifting things around

Unread post by Latteman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:30 pm

Image

Do I win ?
RIP Doc
Analogue- Lenco GL59, 10” ARB Carbon arm Grado Reference Prestige 1 MI
Nva Phono 1 (external psu)
Digital Sources- Denon CEOL Piccolo, Musical Fidelity E600 & Fiio x1ii
Amplification-NVA P20 (modded) and an A60
Speakers- Diy BBCubes on Nva Stands;
Ls6/ Diy 5”full range cubes Ls5
Mini BMU

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Re: Shifting things around

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:38 pm

The box of Banana - flavoured liquorice allsorts has been won by...

Latteman!!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:

Although he didn't spot that the BMU has been shifted about 6in further back.

:banana-linedance: :banana-linedance: :banana-linedance:
Main: NVA: P50sa-SSP-A40-LS6-Cube2-BMU
Pi: Allo DigiOne Sig/Tomanek LPSU/AQ Jitterbug
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ NightHawk + Schiit Magni3 + Metrum Musette
System2: Allo DigiOne/Weiliang LPSU + TeraDak V2.7
Sansui AU217 + NVA Cube3 + MIT MI-330 Terminator
Office: Topping D30 + Kenwood KA660D + Mission 760
All digital i/c's: Profigold Oxypure OCC

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Re: Shifting things around

Unread post by Latteman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:54 pm

Was never good at ‘spot the ball’ either ✅
RIP Doc
Analogue- Lenco GL59, 10” ARB Carbon arm Grado Reference Prestige 1 MI
Nva Phono 1 (external psu)
Digital Sources- Denon CEOL Piccolo, Musical Fidelity E600 & Fiio x1ii
Amplification-NVA P20 (modded) and an A60
Speakers- Diy BBCubes on Nva Stands;
Ls6/ Diy 5”full range cubes Ls5
Mini BMU

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