Post photos of your systems/rooms here! (Part 15)

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Halloween Jack, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. gguy

    gguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wildomar, CA
    Yup, I put the speakers together myself and it was a ton of work. It took me about 5 months to get it all together, life tended to get in the way. The only thing I didn’t do was build the crossover, my soldering skills were only beginner level at the start of the project and I didn’t want to risk ruining any of the components since COVID has put huge delays on replacement parts. I’m happy to say my soldering has gotten much better after wiring up everything.

    The Achromat was from my old Thorens table. I do prefer it over the stock mat, but I haven’t compared it to anything else.
     
  2. Dennis0675

    Dennis0675 Cobra Kai Member

    Location:
    Ohio
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    Added a SUT thanks to the spiritual guidance of @Rolltide , it’s out of sight just behind the phono with the lid off. It’s staying off for a bit to accommodate some tube rolling that should be happening shortly.

    I’m going to pull everything, add some wood sides to that Mac 4100 and rethink the equipment positioning.

    undeR the table may be.....VPI ADS >MAC> Cambridge spinner/Rotell DAC stack and then the Phonostage on the bottom. I think I can pull off the phono that far from the table now that I have a SUT on 1 meter RCA’s. For looks, I think the MAC on top is the best option.
     
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  3. gguy

    gguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wildomar, CA
    Thanks, that’s what I was going for! I think I need to add a few house plants, but I’m pretty much there.
     
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  4. Dennis0675

    Dennis0675 Cobra Kai Member

    Location:
    Ohio
  5. Ingres3225

    Ingres3225 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    UK
    I agree, looks great- what sort of music are you listening to on that set up? And, once you'd constructed the speakers and subs, did you get the sound you were looking for?
     
  6. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    Location:
    Belgium
    Great variation on the flexy-rack, fits the speakers perfect :righton:.
     
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  7. Mr.Sign

    Mr.Sign Forum Resident

    Location:
    Germany
    As I finally managed to get pictures in here , why not placing them in here too[​IMG]

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  8. Morbius

    Morbius Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brookline, MA
    Bravo!
     
  9. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Looks great those KEF's are gorgeous and nice to see some EC gear you don't see it that much these days! At least here in the US you don't.
     
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  10. gguy

    gguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wildomar, CA
    I mostly listen to classic rock, rap, metal, and punk. What surprised me the most is how much better rap sounds, all the boomy bass is gone and everything tightens up. Vocals have much more weight and presence.

    To be honest I took a leap of faith with these speakers. I had heard OB speakers before (Spatial M3 Turbo) and knew that was the direction I wanted to go in. I've read in various threads that once you hear OB bass you never go back, and I can confirm this. I don't want to make any big statements regarding the sound overall, as the crossover components need extensive burn-in (about 100 hours per GR) and I only have about 30 hours on the speakers.

    As far as negatives go, the speaker system is very revealing and unforgiving of any weakness in the signal path. Speaker placement and room acoustics are very critical. Issues that I heard with my previous speakers that I was able to ignore are amplified much more, making it hard to ignore. I got a pretty good laundry list of items I need to work on. The good news is that with every positive change I make I yield much more in return.
     
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  11. Mr.Sign

    Mr.Sign Forum Resident

    Location:
    Germany
    Hi jonwoody,
    I think they (EC) have stopped their U.S. activity about a yeat ago
     
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  12. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Location:
    Finger Lakes,NY
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    Hung some pictures during Isaias fallout yesterday
     
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  13. FalseMetal666

    FalseMetal666 Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I am not usually one to request anything of anyone, but I humbly request you record your system playing the opening minute of Dead Prez's "Hip Hop" at the highest volume your nervous system can withstand.
     
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  14. Ventoux

    Ventoux Forum Resident

    Location:
    SF Bay
    Looks
    mine is gas with remote. I designed the mantel and gave my contractor a sketch. Samsung "Frame" TV above too.
     
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  15. Tim 2

    Tim 2 MORE MUSIC PLEASE

    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    You win.
     
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  16. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Location:
    Finger Lakes,NY
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    It’s getting there....
     
  17. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    Can we get a better look at the oil painting that's directly above the hifi, please?
     
  18. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Location:
    Finger Lakes,NY
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  19. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Location:
    Finger Lakes,NY
    Here’s my portrait of Pigpen from college, hanging to the left
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  20. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Pigpen never looked so good! :D And love the room it's looking great and significantly less blue.
     
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  21. OC Zed

    OC Zed Bludgeon Riffola

    Location:
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I'm digging the room... absolutely love the blue rug.
     
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  22. Rick58

    Rick58 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, CA, USA
    VERY nice! First thing I notice (after the gear) is the nice Taylor acoustic and cello ... I don't see the FM3 mentioned in your info, I have one too ... somewhere. (Gear is in flux/not set up yet.)
     
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  23. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Location:
    Finger Lakes,NY
    Thanks!
    The fm3 is in another room. The am/fm for this room is through the Fisher 500. There is actually 4 separate listening options in this room( headphone turntable is 0ut of pic next to the couch. It’s a Thorens 318-bottlehead crack-sennheiser) The Fisher handles radio and turntable duty into Kg4, the dedicated Dynaco is Sony SACD into St70 then a25. The Curcio mono blocks feed the denon single disc unit(as well as a split off the turntable) into the Cornwalls.
     
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  24. Rick58

    Rick58 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, CA, USA
    Ah, I plan on having 2 options in my new house in ID (whenever I can get it set up): my current Parasound P 7 -> Bottlehead 300B Paramounts -> Triangle Titus (plus sub) and P 7 -> A 21 -> MA Silver 8s (with or without sub?). May explore other speakers too ... sources will be Thorens TD-145 (w/ Denon DL-160 cart) or Cambridge 840C (with other digital into its DAC). I should find and hook up the FM3 as well! I got it for $35, thought it a great bargain!
     
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  25. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

    Location:
    Idaho, USA
    Jeebus!
     
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