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    My Getaway

    My current dedicated 2CH system.
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    Re: My Getaway

    Gorgeous!
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    Re: My Getaway

    Nice setup , very surprised you get those panels to work so close to your front wall , even with absorption panels..!




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    Re: My Getaway

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Nice setup , very surprised you get those panels to work so close to your front wall , even with absorption panels..!
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    It does look very nice. I like the equipment as well!!!

    On the other hand - IMO - it's nowhere near unlocking the ME factor, which looks to be easily available.
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    Re: My Getaway

    It works great! I get no comb effect at all and the bass response is on point! Thanks!
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    Re: My Getaway

    Jim belive me, the Engagement factor is outstanding. Thanks!
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    Re: My Getaway

    Looks great George.

    In the new house?
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    Yes. After living in our Coach for about 11 months we finely moved into our newly built custom home.
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    Re: My Getaway

    Looking good!
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    Beautiful!

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    What a great looking room and setup! Congrats.

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    Very nice, George! I don't know how I missed this thread until now.

    And of course, you move to Lakeland and just 2 months later, I move out of Lakeland. LOL Still not too far away though.

    I bet that system/room sounds great. Just curious, what room treatments are those you're using? I only ask because I'm finally doing room treatments. Have some GIK panels coming in at the end of the month.

    Anyway, enjoy and talk soon!
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    Re: My Getaway

    The power cables are what?
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    Re: My Getaway

    Quote Originally Posted by chops View Post
    I bet that system/room sounds great.
    It does indeed. Also the quietest room I've measured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chops View Post
    Very nice, George! I don't know how I missed this thread until now.

    And of course, you move to Lakeland and just 2 months later, I move out of Lakeland. LOL Still not too far away though.

    I bet that system/room sounds great. Just curious, what room treatments are those you're using? I only ask because I'm finally doing room treatments. Have some GIK panels coming in at the end of the month.

    Anyway, enjoy and talk soon!
    Thanks! They are ATS Acoustic panels.
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    Re: My Getaway

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    The power cables are what?
    They are Tara Labs The One power cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audioseduction View Post
    Thanks! They are ATS Acoustic panels.
    You're welcome! You've got a lot more panels than I do currently. I only have six and am impressed with the improvements they made.


    They are Tara Labs The One power cables.
    Great cables. I have one already, but would like to get more eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audioseduction View Post
    They are Tara Labs The One power cables.
    Interesting choice, particularly considering you have Triton/Typhon. Tara Labs The One seems to be about the same price point as Shunyata Delta v2.
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    Re: My Getaway

    About 2 months ago I pulled the trigger and swapped out the Pre-Amp and the DAC. The Pre-Amp is the well-known Pass Labs XP-30 and the DAC is the Holo Audio May KTE R2R Ladder DAC. Also upgraded Pass Labs umbilical cords with the Tubulus Argentus. Extremely pleased with the level of enhanced performance I can hear.
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    George,

    Congratulations on a great system and setup. Did you do a comparison between the Pass Labs factory umbilical and the Tubulus Argentus? Sounds like the genus and species of something creepy and crawly.
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    Thanks. No, from reading other positive reviews I decided it sounds smart to replace the plain old generic cables with dedicated cables. By the way, the factory cables look fugly.
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    That system and room does certainly qualify as a music Getaway. A special place to relax, enjoy music, and be thankful.
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    Congratulations on a great room and system!

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    Thanks, Hiker and SCAudiophile!
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    Hey George, lovely room you've got there.

    Quick question; are those Adona Audio racks?
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    Is your listening chair up against the wall?
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    I would have instinctively thought the better orientation for that installation would be the other axis, with the speakers pointing down the longer wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxk116 View Post
    Hey George, lovely room you've got there.

    Quick question; are those Adona Audio racks?
    Thanks! Yes, they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Is your listening chair up against the wall?
    Yes, it is, I have ATS panels behind the listening chair to eliminate any reflections. The sweet spot receives EXCELLENT bass response as well as amazing sound stage and imaging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    I would have instinctively thought the better orientation for that installation would be the other axis, with the speakers pointing down the longer wall.
    My experience is a better stereo effect having the speakers on the long wall.
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    Re: My Getaway

    I had a 19.5' x 26.5' x 9' room in my last house and experienced similar results both with TAD R1 Mk2 full passives and 2 different Legacy semi-active setups. Plenty of space behind and outboard of the speakers on the long wall gave an incredible result.

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