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  1. #101
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    I am really 'bad' in making pictures... but herewith an overview of the room. The sideview from the electronics is the last one I made (somewhere in August last year), but overall it gives a good impression of the room

    Greetings from the Netherlands

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    Dedicated room: Confidence Mansion
    Electronics: Trinnov Altitude32 | VAC Signature 200 IQ mono’s | Parasound Halo JC-1’s + A51 | Synology DS918+/DX517 (48TB) | Oppo BDP-105D / UDP-203 CM Stufe2
    Speakers: Von Schweikert VR10-MKII system | Dynaudio Confidence C4 | Velodyne DD-18
    Projection: JVC DLA-RS55 | Stewart LX123HST13
    Various: Artesania Exoteryc 3L + Aire racks | Schnerzinger Emi + Giga Piccolo A3 | PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3 | iPad Pro 12.9” (2018) | Roon
    Cables: AudioQuest Huricane EC | Nordost Frey speakercable | AudioQuest Diamond RJ/E | AudioQuest Diamond HDMI


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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Your system looks great and you did a better job than me getting a full photo. I only managed thumbnails.
    Audirvana+, MacMini, EMM Labs DAC, Krell amplification, Wilson Audio Speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav67 View Post

    The room contains various acoustic treatments built by myself based on a design from Rives.
    Argh, Rives. There is a company that folded ungracefully, taking my substantial deposit with them with no notice what so ever. I had contracted with them when I first was exploring my acoustic remodel.
    —Bob V.

    My system: Benz LPS (new cartridge incoming!) , AMG v12 turntable with ‘12JT turbo’ tonearm’, Einstein Turntables' Choice phono-pre (dual mono version), dCS Rossini, Audio Research Ref10 pre, Audio Research REF 160M, Wilson Alexia speakers. Transparent Ref MM2 & Gen5 signal cables, Shunyata SigmaNR, AlphaNR,
    Zitron Python power cables. Shunyata Hydra Triton v3, Stillpoints. HRS. Acoustic environment optimized by Dr. Bonnie Schnitta of SoundSense.

  4. #104

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmarin View Post
    Hi Howie,

    Great looking setup and I’m sure it sounds amazing. Congrats!

    Seeing your Kondo monos and Koda k15-EX pre brought back memories and a tinge of regret for having traded them.

    Enjoy in good health Howie.


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    Thanks Carlos. The amps are not mine (yet). Still trying to decide what to drive Gobels with.

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    Nice room setup too Howie. I like your leather seats and your LPs wall.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    WOW Howie.

    Awesome system man. How are the Gobel's? Always liked them at the HK show, but never really heard them properly.

    95db efficiency allows you to use those magnificent Kondo SE amps.

    cheers Shane
    Shane, found that they still prefer some oomph. So far the Koda K70 amps sound the best...

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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Hi from Polish countryside
    I really enjoy all rooms, very interesting thread indeed.
    Aurender W20->Lampizator Pacific SE/Audio Aero La Fontaine->Ayon Crossfire III-> Avantgarde Acoustic Duo Mezzo XD
    Analog : Fat Bob S with SME 5, Shelter Harmony, Tom Evans Groove+ SRX mk2,
    cabling: Acrolink, Vovox,Siltech, Transparent, Apricity and FTA Callisto usb, Fadel Art

    HT : Sony HW 50 ES, Oppo 93 EU, Darbee DVP-5000 ,Yamaha Aventage RX-A 3010 , B&W 9.1, screen 120 inches matt white

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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Bob, Sorry to learn about your misfortune with Rives and that you lost financially. I guess they over committed themselves when they purchased that speaker company. But that doesn’t help customers such as yourself. I was lucky I suppose timing wise as their level 2 design worked well for me.

    Glad to hear you persevered and found someone else to help with designing your room. It looks great and I bet it helps extract the last bit of performance from your Alexia speakers. I’m always surprised by how well the XLFs perform in my treated room.
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Bob, Sorry to learn about your misfortune with Rives and that you lost financially. I guess they over committed themselves when they purchased that speaker company. But that doesn’t help customers such as yourself. I was lucky I suppose timing wise as their level 2 design worked well for me.

    Glad to hear you persevered and found someone else to help with designing your room. It looks great and I bet it helps extract the last bit of performance from your Alexia speakers. I’m always surprised by how well the XLFs perform in my treated room.
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Bob, still getting use to using this website, but my previous reply wasn’t attached to your comment. Anyway some additional photos to share.

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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Bob, still getting use to using this website, but my previous reply wasn’t attached to your comment. Anyway some additional photos to share.

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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Admin, please delete the double posts. No idea why this has happened.
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    Pictures of your room

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCh View Post
    This is such a cool picture!
    Thank you!

    My wife is a professional photographer. She took it for EMM to use in their marketing.

    Onthebayphoto.com


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    Re: Pictures of your room



    My system and living room
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    Pre amp: Ocatve Phono Module Power amps: Octave MRE130 Turntable: SAC Girati Grande. Tonearm: Dynavector 507mkII Cartridge: Dynavector Ikeda 9TT Streamer: Aurender A10 Power Distributor: Anzus Mains D8 Speakers: Raidho X-3 Speaker Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 XLR Interlink: Ansuz A2, XLR Interlink: Purist Audio Design - Venustas Phono interlink: Cammino Serie 1.0 - PH 1.0s Power cables: Anzus Mains Ceramic, two Pom, Aluminium, X series Audio Rack: Rack of Silence 4 and 2.

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    Re: Pictures of your room

    double post
    Last edited by Mordante; May 6, 2020 at 03:08 PM. Reason: double post
    Pre amp: Ocatve Phono Module Power amps: Octave MRE130 Turntable: SAC Girati Grande. Tonearm: Dynavector 507mkII Cartridge: Dynavector Ikeda 9TT Streamer: Aurender A10 Power Distributor: Anzus Mains D8 Speakers: Raidho X-3 Speaker Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 XLR Interlink: Ansuz A2, XLR Interlink: Purist Audio Design - Venustas Phono interlink: Cammino Serie 1.0 - PH 1.0s Power cables: Anzus Mains Ceramic, two Pom, Aluminium, X series Audio Rack: Rack of Silence 4 and 2.

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    Pictures of your room

    Great to see so many amazing systems. WOW! I really feel this is what separates Audioshark. Our members not only have systems (and aren’t all talk about building a system), but our members have great systems and great experience. No drive by experiences here. Fabulous to see! Keep them coming!
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Make me proud to be a member. These rooms are outstanding.
    Set-up 7.2.6
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    Video: JVC 990, Panasonic DB9000, StudioTek 130
    Processor: Marantz 8805
    Speakers: Wilson Alexia, Wilson Mezzo, 4 Wilson Watch, 6 Dynaudio 600 in-ceiling
    Subs: 2 JL F113
    Power: Torus Wam 100
    Wires: Transparent Reference for the front three, the rest Audio Quest FLX/DB 16/4 In wall speaker cable
    Other: Primacoustic -Max trap and Full trap, Vicoustic -Wavewood and Cinema rounds. IsoAcoustic GAIA 1

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    Re: Pictures of your room



    The mountain redoubt ... Salon2/Classe CTM600s/EMMPre2/Aurender A10/Ayre DX5/Audience power and wire
    (Can't get the Ipad to take a picture of the inside and the outside at the same time, so there's an approximation of the view to the right of the system)
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    The grotto.
    2 channel: MBL N31/N51/120; Aurender X100L; Audience SC’s, IC’s; assorted PC’s
    5 channel: Parasound P7/A52+; Pioneer Elite, Oppo, Sony ES players; Gallo Stradas x5; JL Fathom F110’s x2; Audience SC’s, Duelund IC’s; assorted PC’s
    AQ Niagara 5000
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Just ditched the node 2i in the past week and added a roon set up. Brooklyn DAC+, SGC Itransporter 5, and an ultrarendu with LPS.

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    EAT C Sharp with Ortofon Cadenza Blue
    TEAC SD1000/Yamaha SACD Blu Ray player
    Sonus Faber Olympica I
    dual Rythmik sealed subs
    AKG and Sennheiser phones
    Vintage Pioneer table and Kenwood 3 head tape deck
    Nitty Gritty RCM
    McIntosh, AQ, Nordost, and Cullen Cables
    Mytek Brooklyn DAC+/Sonare Ultra Rendu, SGC I transporter 5
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    Does it work Mike.....

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    I've been without music for nearly 3 months now. My psyche has a dent, I am irritable & too confrontational. For now, I will explore the world of Schiit with OB speakers & WB generators. It's been that long even the cat is listening on the back lawn. When the real bass kicks in she turns her head....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    Does it work Mike.....
    Oh yes!
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    I wanted to update my earlier posting with some additional pictures from my room, but as that does not work...







    As mentioned earlier the room did not change, the audio equipment did...


    Best regards, Jan
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    Dedicated room: Confidence Mansion
    Electronics: Trinnov Altitude32 | VAC Signature 200 IQ mono’s | Parasound Halo JC-1’s + A51 | Synology DS918+/DX517 (48TB) | Oppo BDP-105D / UDP-203 CM Stufe2
    Speakers: Von Schweikert VR10-MKII system | Dynaudio Confidence C4 | Velodyne DD-18
    Projection: JVC DLA-RS55 | Stewart LX123HST13
    Various: Artesania Exoteryc 3L + Aire racks | Schnerzinger Emi + Giga Piccolo A3 | PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3 | iPad Pro 12.9” (2018) | Roon
    Cables: AudioQuest Huricane EC | Nordost Frey speakercable | AudioQuest Diamond RJ/E | AudioQuest Diamond HDMI


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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Sibelius View Post
    I wanted to update my earlier posting with some additional pictures from my room, but as that does not work...







    As mentioned earlier the room did not change, the audio equipment did...


    Best regards, Jan
    Beautiful. That is the first time I have seen Big Dyns as Rears.
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Quote Originally Posted by Marslo View Post
    Hi from Polish countryside
    I really enjoy all rooms, very interesting thread indeed.
    Marslo , AMAZING view of that lake from the window , awesome and some lovely kit including the lampi
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs ice power amps . rotel cd , modright modded jolida dac 2] tannoy eaton legacy 2]bel canto pre 3vbs BC ref 500s black ice modded dac , marantz sa8005, reference fidelity impulse Ta`us horns

  25. #125

    Re: Pictures of your room

    The libes... Look, brah, no TV!



    Luxman/Aurender/YG
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    Acoustic Revive
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Beautiful. That is the first time I have seen Big Dyns as Rears.
    Thank you Brian!

    These ‘big dyns’ require some background info. Even before starting building this dedicated room, I already owned a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C4’s and a pair of Confidence C1’s (both pairs were bought new by me) which were at that time placed in my living room. So for me it was logical to refer to the ‘Confidence Mansion’ when I started building this room as I planned to finally end up with C4’s, C1’s and a Confidence Center for surround (the center on the picture is a Contour S CX). The pillars in the room even have the ‘same’ veneer as the Dynaudio C4’s. As with many of us, sometimes you run into even more exciting audio equipment and for me that was the Von Schweikert VR10-Mk2 speaker system. So also the C4’s moved to the back.

    After some experiments for me it was clear the C4’s add so much more (even as rears) over the C1’s that I decided to sell the C1’s and to keep the C4’s. Currently I am ‘thinking’ about what to use as heightspeakers IF I would go to a 4.1.X system, but to be honest do not have a clue yet. For me listening to stereo is by far the most important aspect of our hobby so all compromises that were taken when building this dedicated room (and purchasing audio equipment) are in favor of stereo.


    Best regards, Jan
    Jan

    Dedicated room: Confidence Mansion
    Electronics: Trinnov Altitude32 | VAC Signature 200 IQ mono’s | Parasound Halo JC-1’s + A51 | Synology DS918+/DX517 (48TB) | Oppo BDP-105D / UDP-203 CM Stufe2
    Speakers: Von Schweikert VR10-MKII system | Dynaudio Confidence C4 | Velodyne DD-18
    Projection: JVC DLA-RS55 | Stewart LX123HST13
    Various: Artesania Exoteryc 3L + Aire racks | Schnerzinger Emi + Giga Piccolo A3 | PS Audio Stellar Power Plant 3 | iPad Pro 12.9” (2018) | Roon
    Cables: AudioQuest Huricane EC | Nordost Frey speakercable | AudioQuest Diamond RJ/E | AudioQuest Diamond HDMI


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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Quote Originally Posted by pdub View Post
    The libes... Look, brah, no TV!



    Luxman/Aurender/YG
    Audience
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    Acoustic Revive
    Timbernation/Symposium
    Since I learned about the luxman amps I kept wandering how’s they match with my YG

    Very nice room


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    My setup with Alexx ... Had posted this yesterday but got deleted ... hope it doesn't show up twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadawg View Post
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    My setup with Alexx ... Had posted this yesterday but got deleted ... hope it doesn't show up twice.

    George
    Hey George - it wasn’t deleted. What happened was that some people were still posting to the old host while we were transitioning to the new host. Sorry about that. Thanks for reposting.
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    The great room ...
    Aurender/EMM/VIVA 300b/AG Mezzo XD
    Furutech/Puritan Audio/Audience/Duelund
    Timbernation/Taiko
    ASC
    ...and, probably most importantly, Jim Smith Roomplay session.

    Bullpen: Absolare/FirstWatt/W4S/Aqua

    That's all folks. Ain't buying nothing else but music from now on.
    EMM/Ayre/Aqua/Aurender/MBL/Luxman/Absolare/VIVA/AGD/Classe/YG/AG/Revel/B&W/Audience/Sony ES/Pioneer Elite/Parasound/Gallo/JL Audio/ASC/Stillpoint/GIK/Acoustic Revive [and, sadly, only one pair of ears...]

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    Thanks. For my listening (classical and jazz), one Luxman m900u is more than adequate for the YG Hailey 1.2's in this 14'x19'x10' area, but the monos seem to supply more headroom and ease -- no problem enjoying orchestral recordings. I found the Soulution 501s boring with the YGs -- sorry I can 't unpack that more for you, it's been a while. I've also used an Absolare (200w/4 ohm) hybrid integrated with these speakers in this room to no ill effect. As the Absolare doesn't come near to doubling from 8 to 4 ohms like the Luxman, I suppose that means the Hailey's aren't too terribly difficult to drive -- albeit limited by room size and preferred decibels, no doubt.
    Parker
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    Re: Pictures of your room

    Quote Originally Posted by pdub View Post
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    The great room ...
    Aurender/EMM/VIVA 300b/AG Mezzo XD
    Furutech/Puritan Audio/Audience/Duelund
    Timbernation/Taiko
    ASC
    ...and, probably most importantly, Jim Smith Roomplay session.

    Bullpen: Absolare/FirstWatt/W4S/Aqua

    That's all folks. Ain't buying nothing else but music from now on.
    You can always tell when Jim had a hand in setup as the speakers are way out from the front wall! Beautiful room and setup. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPW View Post
    You can always tell when Jim had a hand in setup as the speakers are way out from the front wall! Beautiful room and setup. Well done.
    Thanks. I already had them about 6-7 feet from the front wall but Jim pulled them out farther than I ever would have dreamed of -- by anchoring the seating position, of course. Luckily I had the flexibility to reconfigure the room to put the sofa in the best spot for the most even bass response, so we did nothing with the DSP on the basshorns and only boosted their volume by 4-5 dB. But as Jim proved, while distance from the front wall can be helpful, finding the sweet spot for the listening position is the key.
    Parker
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdub View Post
    Thanks. I already had them about 6-7 feet from the front wall but Jim pulled them out farther than I ever would have dreamed of -- by anchoring the seating position, of course. Luckily I had the flexibility to reconfigure the room to put the sofa in the best spot for the most even bass response, so we did nothing with the DSP on the basshorns and only boosted their volume by 4-5 dB. But as Jim proved, while distance from the front wall can be helpful, finding the sweet spot for the listening position is the key.
    Parker
    Absolutely. The biggest miss I see most people make in their setups is trying to set up the speakers before they have determined optimal listening position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPW View Post
    You can always tell when Jim had a hand in setup as the speakers are way out from the front wall! Beautiful room and setup. Well done.
    Love seeing EMM gear


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    Thanks to Mike I was able to make a few upgrades, I figured I would add my pics here too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by griffithstrife View Post
    Thanks to Mike I was able to make a few upgrades, I figured I would add my pics here too.
    Great Pic. Are those B&W 803D3s? How do they sound with Gryphon? is it Diabablo 300?

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    My apologies I was in a rush yesterday. 802D3 with Gryphon Diablo 300 with Dac. Wireworld Eclipsse 8 silver.

    It was a strange journey I started off with the Focal Sopra 2s and a Devialet 220 pro I upgraded the amp because I came to hate Devialet the company. But mostly because I could no longer own something that made my feel disgusted by it.

    I know it's stupid but I have always been show me the best and I will show my new favorite. To me being loyal to a company is insane, and when I saw the way people who bought Devialet behaved it made me feel embarrassed.

    I really wanted a D'agstino but after talking with Mike I was like OK Diablo 300 is the one.

    But little did I know that the devialet had been hiding a little secret you see 2 cones on one of the sopra's died 2 of them. This was obvious on the Diablo at low volumes but, the Devialet seemed to hide it somehow. I blame SAM for this, but I can't prove it so I ordered 2 new drivers and a week later it was fixed

    So now I had the amp of my dreams and full functioning speakers, I let the driver burn in for 120 hours and then started testing. After about 4 months of trying some new speaker wire and almost trying some other speaker wire.

    I realized the Sopra's where not what I had thought they where. Mike being the great gentleman that he is helped me cure this buy selling me a pair of 802d3s in the prestige finish

    The problem with the Sopras was that the bass was so boomy and I had to play them so loud to come alive. I was not buying the 802d3 I was actually going to buy a pair of Kaya 45s.

    But a local dealer here in town called me and actually got me into his showroom. He told me he had a pair of 802d3 in prestige, he told me his price would be unbeatable.

    So my wife and I arrange a baby sitter and go check it out. When we arrive the first thing we notice is how broken down the 802d3s are. I don't just mean scratched or dirty but the cones moved violently, like they where busted. The amp they was using was a Vitus Sia 025, they told me the specs of the amp was A\B 300 watts just like my Gryphon they said. For the life of me I could not figure out why the speaker was clipping at low levels

    After hearing enough, I asked how a demo could be so abused? after 20 minutes of wait let me find something for you. What they where looking for I don't know. I was informed that the brand new demo pair they dragged me to see was actually 3rd hand.

    The thing that makes this experience all the more frustrating was that I had informed this dealer that I had already made a deal on a new pair and was just trying to see if I wanted them. There was no need for any of the lies I was always going to buy from Mike, I made that clear and yet somehow they thought they could trick me into buying their garbage.

    Later that day I found out the Sia 025 only has 25 watts of A power. When I read that I called Mike and confirmed my purchase.

    The biggest improvement I hear is in low level detail, the Sopras had no sound till level 8 on the volume. The 802d3s are audible at 2, the sopras needed to be cranked to 26 to 30 on the volume now its 17 to 25.

    No more headaches from unruly bass, the most exciting thing about the new speakers is that the sound now flows through the whole house. What was once, loud and distracting has now become an enjoyable experience throughout the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    Marslo , AMAZING view of that lake from the window , awesome and some lovely kit including the lampi
    Thanks , I’m glad you like it

    PS My younger son graduated from Warwick University, not far from Birmingham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdub View Post
    Thanks. I already had them about 6-7 feet from the front wall but Jim pulled them out farther than I ever would have dreamed of -- by anchoring the seating position, of course. Luckily I had the flexibility to reconfigure the room to put the sofa in the best spot for the most even bass response, so we did nothing with the DSP on the basshorns and only boosted their volume by 4-5 dB. But as Jim proved, while distance from the front wall can be helpful, finding the sweet spot for the listening position is the key.
    Parker
    Hi Parker. Would you mind telling me how toed-in your Mezzos are? Do they directly point towards the listener's head or behind it and by roughly how much? There was a time when (if I remember correctly) Jim Smith suggested the direct line from the old Unos and Duos crossed in front of the listener. In fact, I have one of his set-up photos but I didn't take a note of whether this is the left or the right speaker! Thanks. Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hear Here View Post
    Hi Parker. Would you mind telling me how toed-in your Mezzos are? Do they directly point towards the listener's head or behind it and by roughly how much? There was a time when (if I remember correctly) Jim Smith suggested the direct line from the old Unos and Duos crossed in front of the listener. In fact, I have one of his set-up photos but I didn't take a note of whether this is the left or the right speaker! Thanks. Peter
    The speakers are @100" apart center-to-center and the outer front edge of the basshorn is about 3" further from the wall than the inner front edge. Definitely not crossed in front, more like each pointed to respective ear. Jim may have specifically recommended the crossed-in-front toe-in for a room set-up with different problem areas or for a different type of preferred listening. The message from his GBS, repeatedly, seemed to me everything is room dependent, so he always seemed to shy from hard, fast rules. More just suggested starting points. How are yours set up?
    Parker
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    The rest of the math -- it's about 134" from an ear to a treble driver (not the outer edge of the horn, but the driver itself), which is about level with the top of the center of the basshorn cabinet.
    EMM/Ayre/Aqua/Aurender/MBL/Luxman/Absolare/VIVA/AGD/Classe/YG/AG/Revel/B&W/Audience/Sony ES/Pioneer Elite/Parasound/Gallo/JL Audio/ASC/Stillpoint/GIK/Acoustic Revive [and, sadly, only one pair of ears...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdub View Post
    The speakers are @100" apart center-to-center and the outer front edge of the basshorn is about 3" further from the wall than the inner front edge. Definitely not crossed in front, more like each pointed to respective ear. Jim may have specifically recommended the crossed-in-front toe-in for a room set-up with different problem areas or for a different type of preferred listening. The message from his GBS, repeatedly, seemed to me everything is room dependent, so he always seemed to shy from hard, fast rules. More just suggested starting points. How are yours set up?
    Parker
    Hi Parker - Thanks for that. At present I have my Duos pointing directly at the listening position, though I sometimes change to cross a little behind my head or just in front. There are differences, but I'm never unhappy with what I've chosen. After a few months, I change the angle and enjoy this for a while. I'm not convinced there is one option and everything else will give poor results.

    I think that if one wants to widen the sweet spot (for 2 or 3 listeners), one has to have the left speaker pointing towards the right listener and vice versa ie serious toe-in. Then the left listener will have the furthest away speaker pointing towards him and the much closer one pointing to his right. But truth is with AGs their sweet spot is best kept small and you selfishly listen on your own, or leave your guests to enjoy slightly inferior sound!

    My tweeter horn centres are about 108" apart and I sit about 168" from each tweeter. These distances suit my room rather than necessarily suiting the speakers! I could move the speakers back or forward a foot or so, but they fit in best where they are. I'm sure Jim could get them to sound even better. I use a crossover of 140 Hz (as suggested by AG as a starting point) and set the sub volume a little lower than level, though current amps have more comprehensive controls. Peter
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    Sexy!!




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    Sexy!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Marslo View Post
    Thanks , I’m glad you like it

    PS My younger son graduated from Warwick University, not far from Birmingham.
    amazing !! its a small world
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    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    Looks really good. I bet it sounds even better.

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