Your Next Upgrade?

What do a Torus do? Save me from the google.

Torus Power Toroidal Isolation Power Transformers
Power conditioning and in the case of the AVR series voltage regulation and of course protection

Thing is a beast, lots of clean juice, software controlled via ethernet/wireless

It is a temporary solution, maybe until the Power Plants go on sale at some point and jump to a P-20

Best,
-JP

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I love mine! I have them on my P20 and BHK 300’s!

Good to know, Thanks!

Best,
-JP

My next upgrade - found a decent deal on Cardas Clear Cygnus speaker cable. 8’ for $1k. About as much as I can do for a speaker cable. Upgrading from Audioquest CV-8 cable. Read much about Cardas clear and this line is cheaper but uses many of the design aspects of their top of the line.

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Offer this guy $1k for these. $1500 is a steal but if you get them for less excellent. You won’t be disappointed! I went from CV-8 to these and there’s no going back!

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Just arrived. Dell XPS 13 Plus.

I am not a “must have” latest PC kinda person for personal use. My last laptop is 6+ years old. The only reason I am replacing it is because it won’t be able to take Windows updates.

The first thing I am going to install is the Roon remote.

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Oh, I forgot that it’s Windows 11. I wasn’t prepared for this.

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I am okay with 11. But it has issues that I am frustrated with.

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I am certain I will have a long list of issues. First I need to delete the bloat-ware to limit annoyances. Good-bye McAfee, I do not abide.

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Carpeting tomorrow - finally! Just got the sound deadening underlayment layer done.

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What a privilege to start from scratch with a (dedicated?) room…

Enjoy the process and please keep us posted.

Regards.

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@aangen - are you ready to pass verdict on your NAS? Or are you still tweaking it?

I am done tweaking. But the last three sessions i only listened to vinyl or CD’s.
I am confident the NAS sounds better than attached drives already though.

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What does your underpayment comprise of? And will you put on top?

Ooops, more vinyl. I may be stuck in a blue moss lined rut. Send ice cream!

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Yes, finally after 39 years of “shared” family spaces for my systems, I have my own dedicated sound room.

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It’s this stuff.

I saw what an improvement it made when I was using it under temporary area rugs this past year. That was an interim arrangement until I got to this room completion stage. There will be carpet pad over this and a wall to wall carpet over all of it.

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Looks like a real nice space!! Dimensions?

14 x 16. My last space in my old house was 17 x 24, but it was the “family room” and was horrendous for audio. Mirror on one side wall, half height wall open to the kitchen on the other wall, one speaker firing back into an open space, the other into a corner. Even in my primitive listening over the course of this last year, in this new room, I’m getting spatial balance and evenness of frequency that I never had in my past almost 4 decades. I can accept a smaller space given what I’ve heard so far. Oh, and the front and side walls are all exterior concrete block walls. Nothing like symmetry around and behind the speakers! :smiley:

Here’s the rug.

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