System Pics 2017

Hungryhalibut posted:

And I want those Tablettes. I know my speakers are better and it's irrational, but there is something rather lovely about the ProAcs. They look super in white. 

Thanks HH, probably no match for your SL2s but they always put a smile on my face, detail from the Tab 10 is amazing and since adding the XP5xs a bit more bass and the music replay feels complete.

DrMark posted:
HiFiman posted:

New upload since my previous system pic on page 22 will not display due to Photo Bucket new charging policy (I guess storage is expensive) but found an alternative hosting site called ImgBB

Also new edition since last system picture new XP5XS

Sounds wonderful 272/XP5XS/100 and Proac Tab 10 connected with NACA5 plus Michell Gyrodec/DV-20x2/Heed Questar stage

PS pictures taken on my phone so apologise for poor picture quality.

HFM - as far as I know, you and I are the only ones here running the 272 with a XP5XS. (Of course I hardly know everyone's stuff, so I may be wrong.)

Did you run without it first? If so what was your opinion. I thought it was a noticeable improvement; I wish I could afford a XPS-DR, but not in the budget now or for a long while! But for what I can for a SH XP5XS I thought it was a good move for me, because I'd needed about 3X more to get a XPS-DR.

And I agree with others, that is a bad@ss looking TT.

Yeah ran the 272/100 for several months before purchasing the XP5xs and very pleased with the additional improvements it brought to the table. Great value for the money especially now when most dealers are getting rid of their ex demo units, picked mine up for £1100.

For me the 272 is now firing on all power rails, okay the XPSdr (but at a price) will bring more but for now I'm very happy with my system.

Thanks for the comments on the Gyrodec it seems to attract attention and have always loved the way this thing looks especially when spinning almost hypnotic on an evening when the lights are low, tunes just right.

Thanks HiFiMan

I used to own much more expensive kit, but I am not sure I really enjoyed music that much more. Probably that was more my fault than the equipment's. The 272 certainly does all I need. 

Interesting that you use yours with a TT. A nice turntable is certainly one itch I've been longing to scratch, but reading about earth loops and cartridge alignment and knowing what a klutz I am has prevented me making a move in that direction. 

Seeing those Devore speakers made me assume you were in the US. I look in your profile and I see you are in Hampshire! It's a big county, but I wonder if you are near me, in the south east corner. Like you I once had a bigger system, and these days my three box setup fits the bill perfectly. 

Hello Big Fish

I am now living in central London, I moved from Hampshire last year, ( a smaller place was one reason for the downgrade in equipment) but still in the South East corner! I fell in love with DeVores after a dem in New York though. Then they were attached to a Shindo pre and power with a Naim DAC/XPS front end. Lovely.

I really enjoy reading your comments on here and I have no doubt that your advocacy of the 272 influenced my decision.

Monkey Jim posted:

A nice turntable is certainly one itch I've been longing to scratch, but reading about earth loops and cartridge alignment and knowing what a klutz I am has prevented me making a move in that direction. 

yo MJ -- nice to see another Devore fan on here! (mine are Gibbon 8s, powered by a 282/250.)

but please don't fear the turntable! a Rega Planar 6/Ania cartridge/Fono MC phono stage will have you up and spinning with zero faff and no ground loops.

happy listening,

--joe

Hey Joe!

I downgraded from Gibbon Nines to 3XL but had to stay with DeVores after listening to the usual suspect brands. I suppose I am used to the house sound.

Aesthetically Rega is top of the turntable shopping list, but I haven't gone listening yet, I think that would be the point of no return! Thanks for the tip. 

 

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