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    Cool Jim Smith @ My House

    Last Saturday Jim came over to voice my system.

    I know that I've been a little quiet on the forum lately, it's just that I've been so content. I've just been enjoying my system so much. I have no desire for any new gear. Everything is just so good. I've spent the last year or so tweaking my setup and I really thought it was sounding sublime.

    Mike told me that when Jim gets done working, that I will soil my pants. But to be honest, I had my doubts about how much the sound could improve.

    When Jim arrived and after getting everything set up, he listened to my system and said " It sounds pretty good ", but we've still have a lot of work ahead of us. Gulp!

    I'm not going to go through all that he did, I wanted Jim to tell everyone about the process he goes through.

    I will tell you that the final result exceeded all my expectations by a mile!!!

    When Mike and my other forum friends asked about the results. I said that the best way I could answer would be, You have never truly heard how good the Salon 2's can be!

    In the age of $15,000 cables and other expensive components having the most important factor that affects our sound quality not addressed is a failing on our part.

    It's the room stupid.

    This was the best value per dollar that I've ever spent in audio, hands down. The results are not subtle, but truly amazing!!

    Thanks Jim.
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    Mark that's fantastic. Congrats on getting to that comfy place in audio.
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    Awesome! Jim has helped a few of my customers, and to say his results are impressive is an understatement!
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    Mark - I'm so happy you had Jim do his setup for you. It's the best money you can spend in audio - period. Jim is a wonderful guy and people can't believe the difference he can make.

    To the guy who thinks he can do just as good of a job with a microphone, laptop and software, I say "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA"!


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    That's awesome Mark. Jim does have the touch.
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    Jim Smith @ My House

    Many years of audio enjoyment to you Mark!! This is going to be My next investment in audio...except maybe a new TT


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    Re: Jim Smith @ My House

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    In the age of $15,000 cables and other expensive components having the most important factor that affects our sound quality not addressed is a failing on our part.
    +100

    Pics of the room please

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    Re: Jim Smith @ My House

    Well, what did he do?

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    Fantastic news Mark! I'm so happy for you.

    i will be calling Jim to do my system once we move to our new home in FL next year.

    I'm sure Susan and you are loving music more than ever!
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    Mike

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    Re: Jim Smith @ My House

    Thats Great.

    Congrats!
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