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    Re: Jim Smith Shoutout

    Here are current pics. Speakers are about 7 feet from front wall and 15” from the side walls. Toe in is a bit more than I’d usually go but my room is 11.5feet wide. Toe in necessary in this case. I’ll experiment though with less toe in. Chair is 3 feet from back wall. Smoothest spot I could find in the room.



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    Oh and for anyone wondering, I have two Hue Bloom (the blue) lights that are controlled via the Hue app (or Apple HomeKit) and a Hue motion detector. I have it set so it turns on when I walk in and off when I leave after 5 minutes.


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    I had the pleasure of visiting with Jim this morning during a RoomPlay Reference session. He was a gracious host and I found the session very valuable. Jim has reinforced for me that system setup is of paramount importance. He is making incredible sound in his listening room and is excited to help others do the same. I definitely recommend Jim’s services. After I finish my setup, I’ll post pictures of my room. Stay tuned!

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    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPW View Post
    I had the pleasure of visiting with Jim this morning during a RoomPlay Reference session. He was a gracious host and I found the session very valuable. Jim has reinforced for me that system setup is of paramount importance. He is making incredible sound in his listening room and is excited to help others do the same. I definitely recommend Jim’s services. After I finish my setup, I’ll post pictures of my room. Stay tuned!
    Looking forward to the pics and welcome to AS.
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    Re: Jim Smith Shoutout

    Hi MPW,

    It was great spending time with you yesterday. I didn't know you were gonna post about our visit, but thanks!!!

    Caution - shameless self promotion follows:

    As (I hope) you saw, the info received from a RPR session is worth far more - than say - four (or even five) figures wasted when spent on electronics, cables - as well as speakers - if you don't get nearly what you paid for due to less than optimum set-up...

    So doesn't that make $370.00 for a RPR session a high-end audio best buy (in my not-so-humble opinion)?

    Small Green Computer, gigaFoil 4 Ethernet filter w/ Keces PS-3, Sonore ultraRendu, MBP (3) - stripped down for music only; AQ Diamond USB, Duelund USB, Curious USB; Lush USB; PS Audio LanRover; ISO REGEN w/short Curious USB links; Berkeley Alpha USB; 4 Audioquest Diamond ethernet - 0.75M, 1.5 M, 3M, 5M; Audioquest Diamond AES - 3M; Schiit Yggdrasil - updated; Ayre QB-9 DSD; Ayre Codex; ASR Emitter II Exclusive; all electronics on Grand Prix Audio stands; mass-loaded Tannoy Canterburys on custom stands; Outboard Duelund xover bypassing internal Tannoy xover & Tannoy EQ; Duelund DCA12GA speaker cables; mass-loaded REL 212 SEs; AV Room Service EVPs, Duelund DCA16GA ICs; Duelund PCs, Stealth Dream PCs; dedicated custom room; various room treatments; etc.

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    Re: Jim Smith Shoutout

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Hi MPW,

    It was great spending time with you yesterday. I didn't know you were gonna post about our visit, but thanks!!!

    Caution - shameless self promotion follows:

    As (I hope) you saw, the info received from a RPR session is worth far more - than say - four (or even five) figures wasted when spent on electronics, cables - as well as speakers - if you don't get nearly what you paid for due to less than optimum set-up...

    So doesn't that make $370.00 for a RPR session a high-end audio best buy (in my not-so-humble opinion)?

    Jim. Any chance to visit Toronto sometime ?


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    Or MPLS / St Paul?

    Actually I had a 30min phone session 1-2yrs ago when I moved in to my new home and was pretty enlightening , would love a room play.
    Main: High end Win10 wkst (headless) running lifetime ROON server w/HQP > Fiber Switch > QNAP NAS > Fiber to mU > sbooster USB vbus2 > Lampi Lite7 > Atma-Sphere MP-3 Mk3.3 Pre > Pass XA100.5 Mono's > Revel Ultima Studio2 (GAIA footers) with Dual PSA X15 sealed subs
    ROON Controller > HP 2in1
    Components on custom roller bearings / inner-tube (Barry D)
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    Hi Paul,

    I learned a long time ago that it was unfair to anyone to come to their place after I had just voiced a system to a room for a nearby client. The process - at least for me - is completely debilitating - physically, mentally, & emotionally. So I couldn’t perform at my very best right after going though a previous session.

    Thanks for inquiring, but I always want to make sure that each client receives the maxmum value for their investment.

    Best,

    Jim
    Small Green Computer, gigaFoil 4 Ethernet filter w/ Keces PS-3, Sonore ultraRendu, MBP (3) - stripped down for music only; AQ Diamond USB, Duelund USB, Curious USB; Lush USB; PS Audio LanRover; ISO REGEN w/short Curious USB links; Berkeley Alpha USB; 4 Audioquest Diamond ethernet - 0.75M, 1.5 M, 3M, 5M; Audioquest Diamond AES - 3M; Schiit Yggdrasil - updated; Ayre QB-9 DSD; Ayre Codex; ASR Emitter II Exclusive; all electronics on Grand Prix Audio stands; mass-loaded Tannoy Canterburys on custom stands; Outboard Duelund xover bypassing internal Tannoy xover & Tannoy EQ; Duelund DCA12GA speaker cables; mass-loaded REL 212 SEs; AV Room Service EVPs, Duelund DCA16GA ICs; Duelund PCs, Stealth Dream PCs; dedicated custom room; various room treatments; etc.

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    Hi Mr. Jim Smith,

    If someone (me) was to ask you your personal preference between analog and digital music reproduction and listening?

    ...Your brief take in just few lines, or even easier than that: If dropped by a plane on a deserted island; with a turntable or a CD player? ...As the source to go with the rest of the audio gear, of course, and solar panels powered. You could build a room made of drifting and dead wood; some tools are supplied to you for that with the air drop-off, of course.

    Thank you, and best,
    Bob
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