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Simon's system
#11
Very nice system and setup Simon!

If I may make one suggestion; I think it's good to get those beautifyl Tyr's (nice to see another D owner using these as well Smile) from the ground however it looks like you've used the material to isolate central heating piping with. While creative I think it would be better not to use a material that can collect static electricity as well as plastics can and to minimize contact with the cables (to not, in effect, add additional unnecessary di-electric material). In a DIY setting paper or wood would be better.
PS Audio P3, Shunyata ΞTRON Alpha Digital/Lessloss DFPC Signature/Furutech power cables, Paul Hynes SR7EHD-MR4, Roon, SoTM sMS-200, Curious USB cable, Audioquest Diamond RJ/E ethernet, Mutec MC-3+ USB, Shunyata ΞTRON Anaconda Digital XLR AES/EBU, Devialet Expert 250 Pro, Nordost Tyr Reference LS cables, Von Schweikert VR-5 SE Anniversary Edition, Anti-Mode Dual Core 2.0, JL Audio Fathom F112. More detail here.

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#12
Noticed one more thing, your speaker wires are possibly not connected correctly. One speaker seems to be connected out of phase. Did you also wire red and black in opposite for one speaker on the speaker side?
PS Audio P3, Shunyata ΞTRON Alpha Digital/Lessloss DFPC Signature/Furutech power cables, Paul Hynes SR7EHD-MR4, Roon, SoTM sMS-200, Curious USB cable, Audioquest Diamond RJ/E ethernet, Mutec MC-3+ USB, Shunyata ΞTRON Anaconda Digital XLR AES/EBU, Devialet Expert 250 Pro, Nordost Tyr Reference LS cables, Von Schweikert VR-5 SE Anniversary Edition, Anti-Mode Dual Core 2.0, JL Audio Fathom F112. More detail here.

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#13
(20-Nov-2016, 16:32)Antoine Wrote: Noticed one more thing, your speaker wires are possibly not connected correctly. One speaker seems to be connected out of phase. Did you also wire red and black in opposite for one speaker on the speaker side?

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Oracle Delphi Mk V(VI) - SME Series V - Lyra Delos 
 aurender N10 
   Expert 1000 Pro - Raidho X-1
 x2 Silver Phantom & Dialog
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#14
(20-Nov-2016, 12:57)blorbed Wrote: Lovely looking system, like the clean/uncluttered look. Did you try the XT-2 before deciding on the X2?
Hello blorbed,

Thank for your comment.
I did not try XT-2 before I decided to buy X2. So I cannot share any thoughts about sonic differences.
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Aurender X100L  ~  Devialet 200  ~   Raidho X2  +  Velodyne SPL1000 ultra
USB cable: Audioquest Diamond    -    Speaker Cable: Nordost Tyr    -    Subwoofer RCA cable: 2x QED Reference Subwoofer 40
Power cables: Ansuz Mainz P (Powerdistribution block), Ansuz Mainz P (Devialet), Shunyata Alpha Digital (Aurender), Furutech TCS21 (Velodyne)
                                                                - The Netherlands -                                                    (februari 2017)
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(20-Nov-2016, 17:35)blorbed Wrote:
(20-Nov-2016, 16:32)Antoine Wrote: Noticed one more thing, your speaker wires are possibly not connected correctly. One speaker seems to be connected out of phase. Did you also wire red and black in opposite for one speaker on the speaker side?

#9

Thanks for your suggestion. I connected one of the speaker cables the "wrong" way on both sides (amp and speaker). So my speakers are connected in phase. (By doing so I avoided a lot of bending the speaker cable).

I see you own Aurender N10. Very nice! 
When I bought my X100L I was told the USB input of Devialet was inferior to AES/EBU. Did you ever compare these two connections with your Aurender?
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Aurender X100L  ~  Devialet 200  ~   Raidho X2  +  Velodyne SPL1000 ultra
USB cable: Audioquest Diamond    -    Speaker Cable: Nordost Tyr    -    Subwoofer RCA cable: 2x QED Reference Subwoofer 40
Power cables: Ansuz Mainz P (Powerdistribution block), Ansuz Mainz P (Devialet), Shunyata Alpha Digital (Aurender), Furutech TCS21 (Velodyne)
                                                                - The Netherlands -                                                    (februari 2017)
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(20-Nov-2016, 16:32)Antoine Wrote: Noticed one more thing, your speaker wires are possibly not connected correctly. One speaker seems to be connected out of phase. Did you also wire red and black in opposite for one speaker on the speaker side?

Hello Antoine,

Thanks for your comment and suggestions!

I indeed connected one of the speaker cables the "wrong" way on both sides (amp and speaker). By doing so I avoided a lot of bending the speaker cable. So my speakers are connected in phase.
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Aurender X100L  ~  Devialet 200  ~   Raidho X2  +  Velodyne SPL1000 ultra
USB cable: Audioquest Diamond    -    Speaker Cable: Nordost Tyr    -    Subwoofer RCA cable: 2x QED Reference Subwoofer 40
Power cables: Ansuz Mainz P (Powerdistribution block), Ansuz Mainz P (Devialet), Shunyata Alpha Digital (Aurender), Furutech TCS21 (Velodyne)
                                                                - The Netherlands -                                                    (februari 2017)
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#17
After enjoying my Devialet-based system for some time the upgrade-virus arrived in december and I started tuning. 

So far the changes I made are:

1. Replaced my Rel subwoofer with Velodyne
In my listening room there are some nasty resonances in the lower frequencies.
In my former system I could filter the these frequencies with the roomcorrection software that comes standard in the Linn Klimax.
After replacing the Linn by Aurender the feature of roomcorrection was gone.
Velodyne has built-in roomcorrection that is very effective. Velodyne made this option very user-friendly to apply. After some experimenting with cut-off frequencies of the sub and D200 I 'm happy with the integration of my D200 and sub. The Velodyne is connected to D200 (both left and right channel) with QED subwoofer cables.

2. Resonance control
D200 and Aurender on spikes; Wood Cable lifters. 

3. Power cables & Power distribution
Furutech TCS21.
Standard mains cable of the Velodyne was replaced with Furutech TCS21. This was a big improvement. The sound of the subwoofer became a lot deeper, more controlled and detailed. A significant improvement. 

Shunyata Alpha digital. 
With Ansuz and Nordost Cables throughout my system I liked the detailed sound a lot. The downside of it was that in some recordings the sound could be too bright. To reduce this brightness I replaced Ansuz mainz power cable to Aurender with Shunyata Alpha digital. The change effectively reduced the brightness. 

Diy Powerdistribution block
Components: 
  • IEC-inlet: Furutech NCS; 
  • Schuko outlets: Furutech E30 (G);
  • Internal wiring: Mundorf teflon coated silver-gold wire.

As many of you posted on this forum powercords can make a big difference. I can only state from experience that is does. Also the distribution block made a big difference. All the changes together made the sound better, more balanced, more detailed, deeper bas, better soundstage, .... .
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Aurender X100L  ~  Devialet 200  ~   Raidho X2  +  Velodyne SPL1000 ultra
USB cable: Audioquest Diamond    -    Speaker Cable: Nordost Tyr    -    Subwoofer RCA cable: 2x QED Reference Subwoofer 40
Power cables: Ansuz Mainz P (Powerdistribution block), Ansuz Mainz P (Devialet), Shunyata Alpha Digital (Aurender), Furutech TCS21 (Velodyne)
                                                                - The Netherlands -                                                    (februari 2017)
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#18
(13-Nov-2016, 02:06)sdn660 Wrote: After having owned several systems I decided to upgrade. 

In 2015 my system was: QNAP Nas —> Linn Klimax DS1 —> Cardas Golden Reference XLR interlink cable —> Krell KAV 300i —> Cardas Neutral Reference speaker cable —> Kef Reference 205 + Rel Strata 5 subwoofer.

I am quite happy with my system now. It is a lot better than my old system in every respect.
Hello Simon, is the intention that the loudspeaker cables on a channel are exchanged (Picture 4)?
Devialet 220Pro, Focal Sopra 3, Focal Sopra 1, Linn Klimax DS, Melco N1Z, K+H FM 2002, Linn LP12 Klimax, Linn Kandid, Cable Audioquest (NRG-10,Diamond,K2,Yukon etc.), MacBook Pro, IsoTek EVO3 Sigmas, iPad Pro
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#19
Have you considered trying a Ansuz Mainz 8D? I find that it is one really good powerstrip that lifted my system when I got that instead of a Isotek Aquarius Evo 3.

I also run Ansuz P powercables to my D440pro.

The Radios are great speakers I also had them as an option when I bought new speakers but in the end I decided to go with Focal Sopra No.2
Main system

Focal 
Sopra 2, Devialet 440 Pro, Cabledyne Reference Silver RCA-XLR Digital Adapter Cable, Supra CAT7+, Cabledyne Premier Silver Speaker Cables, Clearaudio Concept MC, Ansuz Mainz 8D, Ansuz Mainz POM , Ansuz Darkz D, DIY mains supply with N1XV 3G10, Klangmodul, XY-filter and ELEC IEC connector


Tidal Hifi -> Roon Lifetime -> Signalyst HQ Player -> Devialet AIR3 -> Ethernet -> Devialet 440 Pro

Second system

Devialet Dialog, Devialet Silver Phantom, Devialet Tree
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#20
(22-Apr-2017, 21:27)K4680 Wrote: Hello Simon, is the intention that the loudspeaker cables on a channel are exchanged (Picture 4)?

Hi K4680,
Thanks you for your comment. You have an eye for detail  Smile .

At the time I took the picture I had connected one of the speaker cables the "wrong" way on both sides (amp and speaker). So my speakers were connected in phase. (#16)

I changed it a few weeks ago. I had to disconnect my system anyway because of the changes in setup.
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Aurender X100L  ~  Devialet 200  ~   Raidho X2  +  Velodyne SPL1000 ultra
USB cable: Audioquest Diamond    -    Speaker Cable: Nordost Tyr    -    Subwoofer RCA cable: 2x QED Reference Subwoofer 40
Power cables: Ansuz Mainz P (Powerdistribution block), Ansuz Mainz P (Devialet), Shunyata Alpha Digital (Aurender), Furutech TCS21 (Velodyne)
                                                                - The Netherlands -                                                    (februari 2017)
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