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    Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    Trying to make a great sounding room that doesn’t look like a recording studio — it was my goal when we remodeled the “man cave” a few years back.
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    My system: Etsuro Gold cartridge , AMG v12 turntable with ‘12JT turbo’ tonearm, bespoke LFD phono cable, CS Port C3EQ, dCS Rossini, Transparent Ref MM2 & Gen5 signal cables, Shunyata SigmaNR v2, Sigma XC v2, AlphaNR v2, Venom v12 NR power cables. Nordhost Valhalla v2 USB, Shunyata Hydra Triton v3. HRS. Acoustic environment optimized by Dr. Bonnie Schnitta of SoundSense.

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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    I wouldn't like a dedicated listening room.
    I like my setup to be in the public space, I don't want to detach myself from the rest.

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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    And what never gets mentioned… how to hide the cabling? For aesthetics, a nice integrated makes a lot of sense.
    —Bob V.

    West Coast Remote Listening Room (Portland, OR) for Rhapsody Audio (NYC) providing private auditions of: Pilium Alexander Pre & Achilles stereo amp, Alsyvox Boticcelli X, Diesis Roma, Bayz CounterPoint 2.0 speakers, & Taiko Extreme Server
    My system: Etsuro Gold cartridge , AMG v12 turntable with ‘12JT turbo’ tonearm, bespoke LFD phono cable, CS Port C3EQ, dCS Rossini, Transparent Ref MM2 & Gen5 signal cables, Shunyata SigmaNR v2, Sigma XC v2, AlphaNR v2, Venom v12 NR power cables. Nordhost Valhalla v2 USB, Shunyata Hydra Triton v3. HRS. Acoustic environment optimized by Dr. Bonnie Schnitta of SoundSense.

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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    We're contemplating building a mother-in-law suite at the other end of the yard. If we do it, I'll build a dedicated listening room in between that and the main house, it wouldn't add a ton to the project. Would be SO nice to be able to close the door and not have the noise of the house intruding.

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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    Are you sure the in-laws suite is far enuff
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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Are you sure the in-laws suite is far enuff
    Ha! Well, it would be my mom. Maybe AirBnb til she wants it.
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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    I know my dedicated Home Theatre has been a hit. This weekend I streamed 2 First run first day movies. The quality isn't there yet but the convience and free is hard to pass up.
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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    I will be building a home. Can those of you who wish post photos of your listening rooms/areas? Or do you have any links to articles or photos?

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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobvin View Post
    And what never gets mentioned… how to hide the cabling? For aesthetics, a nice integrated makes a lot of sense.
    As much as good cabling costs I want to see every last inch of it! LOL

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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobvin View Post
    Trying to make a great sounding room that doesn’t look like a recording studio — it was my goal when we remodeled the “man cave” a few years back.
    Very well done. Beautiful room!

    If you ever wanted to make this a multi-use room (while keeping the nice looks) you could add a drop-down screen that would come down from the ceiling between the two speakers, and put a ceiling-mount projector in back of the room.
    You would have the exact same look when the screen is up. But you would be also be able to (say) watch a live performance of the Berlin Philharmonic while listening with the same speakers.

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    Re: Why “Listening Rooms” are the next big thing in interiors

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Very well done. Beautiful room!

    If you ever wanted to make this a multi-use room (while keeping the nice looks) you could add a drop-down screen that would come down from the ceiling between the two speakers, and put a ceiling-mount projector in back of the room.
    You would have the exact same look when the screen is up. But you would be also be able to (say) watch a live performance of the Berlin Philharmonic while listening with the same speakers.
    That was considered, and there is an outlet in the ceiling to power the screen. Back of room… would require some attractive conduit on the ceiling since there is a layer of mass loaded vinyl between the sheetrock and joists, which means no running cabling in the joist bay. I pity whomever decides to make a change to the ceiling, the whole thing will need to come down.
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    My system: Etsuro Gold cartridge , AMG v12 turntable with ‘12JT turbo’ tonearm, bespoke LFD phono cable, CS Port C3EQ, dCS Rossini, Transparent Ref MM2 & Gen5 signal cables, Shunyata SigmaNR v2, Sigma XC v2, AlphaNR v2, Venom v12 NR power cables. Nordhost Valhalla v2 USB, Shunyata Hydra Triton v3. HRS. Acoustic environment optimized by Dr. Bonnie Schnitta of SoundSense.

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