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  1. audioquest4life

    Looking For The Perfect Listening Chair

    Ron, I have an appointment with the Stressless dealer this Saturday.
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    Looking For The Perfect Listening Chair

    Ron, Thank you. I will research those options.
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    Looking For The Perfect Listening Chair

    @Ron. Yes. I agree. I am looking at various versions of the Ekornes...they all need to be lower than 100CM/39inches to be really practical for my audio listening purposes, and that of my guests. However, in a previous post it was mentioned that the standard folding chair served a satisfying...
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    Looking For The Perfect Listening Chair

    I purchased this relax sessel from a German furniture store years ago when I was living in Germany. I find that it is just about perfect in size, seat width is 21.5”, seat height is 18”, arm rest width is 30.5”, arm rest height is 20.75”, back rest height is 28”, overall height from floor to...
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    Soundsmith Hyperion

    Just installed my Hyperion MKII ESS. Right out of the gate this is an awesome cartridge. It’s sound is not like any other Soundsmith MI cartridge at all. It seems to me that it has somewhat of the mid attributes of a Koetsu Onyx based on my recollection. The Koetsu Onyx is a cartridge that I...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Had some time to listen for a few hours today, and bonus, installed the brand new Soundsmith Hyperion MKII ES series with DEMS on an SME V arm. I have to mention this, the Io just takes in whatever cartridge you have and reproduces music so beautifully within the cartridges means. That is to...
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    Soothing the audiophile itch in 2021

    Is this available in print anywhere? It’s hilarious.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    The latest update concerns the actual playing of the new partial Eclipse after hours of running in with the Granite Audio CD. I have some dialogue to get off my chest before the final BLUF. I had a spurious electrical issue that manifested as I was powering up the amps and the field coil power...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    @Kcin, Thank you. It sure is a great unit as an Io Signature, but, as an Eclipse, a partial one at that, it’s in another league. It just exemplifies and adds more character to an already great unit.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Hi Ron, To be honest, I have not tried directly to the wall. I really focused on using the PS Audio products for several reasons. Although I have two dedicated 20 amp circuits for the source analog components, I needed more than just 4 plugs. I had used Isotech products in Germany and always...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Thank you. I will post an update with a sound clip in a later follow on post. But, from I already heard, it’s fantastic.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I woke up early Christmas morning and instead of wanting to open gifts, I went to the studio to begin the burn in. Turned on the CD player, selected track 33, and then selected repeat and went upstairs for a large part of the day. The initial break in period has begun. I added the PSAUDIO p12...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    The tubes that Aesthetix provided me are all tested and matched by the Aesthetix factory. I was able to insert the tubes and close up the system. Taking note of the new gold foil on the inside was real cool. Also, what appears to be a factory upgrade of the ceramic tube sockets, or an...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    The rack is cleared and cleaned up and ready to accept the Io equipment. The equipment sitting on floor waiting for tube cleaning. Wait, the ceramic tube sockets are shiny and brand new looking. I did a test clean on a socket and it was squeaky clean. So, I proceeded to add the tubes. Of...
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    Odd troubleshooting problem

    Electrical interference gremlin is what it sounds like to me. Are you sure that you have isolated it to just to the the phono cartridge, cable, phono amp interface and that it is not something else external to the whole system? Does a dishwasher, HVAC unit, or some sort of device with a...
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    10 Things I want in Life

    LOL...I also got two direct to disc records, Lynn Stanley and Vivaldi the Four Seasons.
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    10 Things I want in Life

    Thank you. Yeah, she is into the whole analog scene and has enjoyed the journey as much as I have.
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    10 Things I want in Life

    Received this from the wife today. It’s true it’s true, haha. Merry Christmas!
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Ron, Thank you.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    @DetroitVinylRob, Thank you. You have the impressive setup as well. Hey, I noticed you have Classic Audio T3.4 speakers. Are they also field coil design? I purchased the field coil T1.5s this past spring and I have been in heavenly musical bliss ever since. They can literally rock the room...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    @DetroitVinylRob, Welcome to the Io users group. I have been enjoying the basic Io for nearly 15 years. The fact that you haven been enjoying the Rhea for so long endorses my thoughts on the quality of the build and sound characteristics of the Aesthetix phono products. Combined with the the...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    They are here!!! Waiting for me after work today, these three large IO phono boxes with the partial Eclipse upgrade mailed directly to me from the Aesthetix factory. I have to thank Glen and Jim for such a fair turnaround time. My holidays start tomorrow, yeah... my wife will help me to move...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Thank you and appreciate the tips regarding the use of Caig on tube sockets. Is this the CRC Electonics spray cleaner that I should use on the tube sockets? https://www.amazon.com/CRC-05103-Electronic-Cleaner-11/dp/B000BXOGNI
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    @OGH, LOL. Now, we need to invent time travel and go back in time and invest in Telefunken and produce more tubes for the coming revival of the analog age in the future.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    That is hilarious. Interesting information regarding the Black Diamond Series. Go figure, out of stock.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Not sure about NOS, as they seem to be harder to find I have read about some new manufacturing of Telefunken tubes, although I believe they are only licensed, and maybe somewhat built to the standards of the original Telefunkens. https://www.telefunken-elektroakustik.com/shop/vacuum-tubes...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I ordered the Caig vacuum tube kit And had it express delivered. I will for sure clean the ceramic sockets, but might forego other fine cleaning details. I have a current back disab and lifting things, flipping on sides, and bending over hurts. I look forward to playing music as soon as possible...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Me too. I will look at my stash of older Aesthetix tubes and see what I have that will work.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Thanks. Glen told me they did some minor burn in. He asked how I planned on breaking it in and I said I would be using the Granite Audio phonoamp burn in CD.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Received my tracking number from Aesthetix, yeah. The IO is returning on Wednesday next week as a partial Eclipse, dual power supplies, and some new tubes. When it arrives, a new Soundsmith Hyperion will be playing through it with upgraded Audioquest Fire XLR cables and a new PS Audio P12 power...

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