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by eagle6014
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: General Audio and Video Discussion
Topic: What have you been listening to?
Replies: 44
Views: 7676

Re: What have you been listening to?

My latest to spin in my player: Floyd - Endless River. As a huge Floyd fan, it's a "must have" item. David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock. Same as above Styx - Paradise Theater on SACD - My all time fav Styx tunes. America - Self Titled SACD. All time classic. Queen - A Kind of Magic. I have this on reg...
by eagle6014
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Audio
Topic: Channel Islands Transient MKII dac
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Channel Islands Transient MKII dac

I only have 4 down loads from the HDtracks web site. But I see the CD losing ground in popularity. I think if your going to get a dac, go ahead and get a DSD one. Might as well go for broke and get the best.
by eagle6014
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: NEW !!! CA150 Control Amplifier
Replies: 13
Views: 1900

Re: NEW !!! CA150 Control Amplifier

Just saw the new CA150 for sale at the Spearit Sound web site. $4K.
by eagle6014
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Audio
Topic: Channel Islands Transient MKII dac
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Channel Islands Transient MKII dac

Yup I now have another dac. I must admit that I'm liking all the newest compact gear coming out lately. The small size and high quality is appealing. I just got it yesterday so I'm still working with it. Initially it would not play anything but 44.1. I had to find out why and after reading an obscur...
by eagle6014
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: NEW !!! CA150 Control Amplifier
Replies: 13
Views: 1900

Re: NEW !!! CA150 Control Amplifier

That's so sweet looking. You know that initially they will make an affordable model then later release an SE version. I can see this becoming very popular real fast.
by eagle6014
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds and Wanted
Topic: For sale: Coda/Legacy line drive pre and amp
Replies: 0
Views: 750

For sale: Coda/Legacy line drive pre and amp

Howdy! Today I am selling a used pair of Coda/Legacy products. I am the second owner having bought them last year in the Chicago area. The High Current pre was sent off to Coda in Sept of 2014 for an update which included a new main pot and some unlisted caps were also replaced. Now it does have a r...
by eagle6014
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Audio
Topic: McCormack DAC 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: McCormack DAC 1

Your right admin. I'm going to leave it alone and I will sell it only if I find something else better that peaks my interest. Axpona is next month here in Chi-town so hopefully I can get a sense of the latest fads.
by eagle6014
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Audio
Topic: McCormack DAC 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: McCormack DAC 1

Perhaps someone can shed a little light on this: According to McCormack this dac was originally equipped with a Crystal Semiconductor CS8412 chip. But, as it turns out it has a Cirrus CS8414 chip. Now, according to the eBay original listing it was boxed for a decade and has signs of little use. OK f...
by eagle6014
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Audio
Topic: McCormack DAC 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: McCormack DAC 1

Just a pic of the DAC-1 inside.
by eagle6014
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: ET3 SE Tube Life
Replies: 13
Views: 2586

Re: ET3 SE Tube Life

Yes I tried the EAT ECC88 (aka 6922). I was not impressed. I take pride in the fact I have decent hearing. But this tube had a sonic ringing tone to it that would not go away. Like a micro-phonic sound that I could hear. Plus it made the music bright and unpleasant overall. The ET3-SE was made with ...
by eagle6014
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Audio
Topic: McCormack DAC 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: McCormack DAC 1

Today I spoke with the main man himself, Steve McCormack. Nice guy, he knows his gear and what it should be doing. He quoted me a price of well over $2K for a complete upgrade. Well for what it is, that's out of budget. I respectfully told him no thanks. He did however suggest I upgrade the fuse to ...
by eagle6014
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Audio
Topic: McCormack DAC 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: MCormack DAC 1

Well I guess how it sounds compares to the Oppo is dependent on what you want to hear. The Oppo is great for high res, HDCD, SACD, and video no doubt. That is what it was designed for. This dac doesn't sound as "fuzzy" or laid back as others. By comparison, the Mark Levinson 360S I had was just awfu...
by eagle6014
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Audio
Topic: McCormack DAC 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

McCormack DAC 1

McCormack dac 1.jpg I just recently acquired the McCormack DAC-1 Deluxe Edition. I'm not so sure what makes it a deluxe edition, but it sounds great and looks nice too. This one I obtained for $550 (s/h included). However it came with a BNC connector so I had to buy from Radio Shack a cheap $3 adap...
by eagle6014
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: CJ Power Amp choice - LP66S or Premier11A?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: CJ Power Amp choice - LP66S or Premier11A?

I cannot comment on the Premier11A. I've never heard one or even seen one. As the owner of a LP66S I can tell you that for rock it's good, not great. It's a "romantic" amp as it was said in Stereophile. And they're right. Great for classical and vocals. For classic rock like Floyd, it's good too. My...
by eagle6014
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: ET3 and LP66S
Replies: 57
Views: 9961

Re: ET3 and LP66S

Torus pic.jpg Just another update here. I've obtained a Torus IS-10 power conditioner. I'm flipping through different power cords as well. Even with the new solid state amp, I still have some transformer hum. It's really hard to hear but I can. The next step is to get a dedicated ac line. That's a ...
by eagle6014
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: ET3 and LP66S
Replies: 57
Views: 9961

Re: ET3 and LP66S

The new amp has arrived today!!! I suspect that it will need 24-48 hours to readjust to room temp after being in transit for many days.
by eagle6014
Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: What brought you to own Conrad Johnson gear ? ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: What brought you to own Conrad Johnson gear ? ...

Well I was looking at some high end gear on a trip to NY when I spied the Sonographe line in 95. Never heard of it. I bought the SC26 pre first and paired it with a Yamaha amp that I brought home from Japan whilst in the USAF. It sounded good, but I learned of the SA250 and eventually bought it. At ...
by eagle6014
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: ET3 and LP66S
Replies: 57
Views: 9961

Re: ET3 and LP66S

Updates: I have on order the new C-J MF2550 solid state amp. I decided not to go with the SE model for two reasons: The extra $2K just isn't there. Also, I doubt where I live in my little listening room that it would make a huge difference. The glowing review on audioaficionado.org of the amp convin...
by eagle6014
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: LS 17 turn on/off
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: LS 17 turn on/off

Nice. I tried it on my ET3 & it works. Now I have more reasons not to get up out of my chair.
by eagle6014
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Non-CJ Products-Video/Other
Topic: Car audio systems
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Car audio systems

Just curious to know what car stereo systems y'all have. Factory or after market? I have a 2014 Buick Verano Premium (turbo) w/ a factory installed 9 speaker Bose. Yeah ok we all know what Bose stands for. But since there was no alternative, it's something I have to deal with. Besides I didn't buy t...