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    Congrats Mark. Bit envious to be honest.. Which cocktail sounds the best....

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    Hi Mark, it appears the speakers are quite close to the front wall. Iím guessing itís working with no issue? How far they are from the front wall? Curious as they are back ported.

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    Re: DB9 Signature

    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Hi Mark, it appears the speakers are quite close to the front wall. Iím guessing itís working with no issue? How far they are from the front wall? Curious as they are back ported.
    The backs of the speakers are 21 inches from the wall. Ideally they would be further into the room, but part of the compromise with my darling wife so that we could have the system in the main living area was to keep things aesthetically pleasing. It's still sounding amazing though.
    Mark


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    Re: DB9 Signature

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    The backs of the speakers are 21 inches from the wall. Ideally they would be further into the room, but part of the compromise with my darling wife so that we could have the system in the main living area was to keep things aesthetically pleasing. It's still sounding amazing though.
    Hi Mark,

    My Vandersteen 7 Mk2ís are only 29 inches off the front wall and that was the recommended position from my dealer. In fact, he threatened to slug me if I moved them.

    Ken
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    Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps; MSB M204 Mono Amps
    Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
    Power: Two AudioQuest Niagara 5000ís with AudioQuest Dragon and Hurricane Power Cords

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    Re: DB9 Signature

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    The backs of the speakers are 21 inches from the wall. Ideally they would be further into the room, but part of the compromise with my darling wife so that we could have the system in the main living area was to keep things aesthetically pleasing. It's still sounding amazing though.
    Congrats, that is a gorgeous setup. As long as you are getting good bass, you are fine! Kharma is very elegant (aptly named...)
    --Marc

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    Re: DB9 Signature

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Mark,

    My Vandersteen 7 Mk2ís are only 29 inches off the front wall and that was the recommended position from my dealer. In fact, he threatened to slug me if I moved them.

    Ken


    Interesting!

    Did he make his recommendation after locating the room's anchor point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post


    Interesting!

    Did he make his recommendation after locating the room's anchor point?
    Hi Jim,

    He measured the room, the distance to my listening position, mounted lasers on the speakers for positioning and toe-in of the speakers and used Vandertones to balance the bass. I am extremely pleased with his setup (heís done many Vandyís) and havenít moved them since.

    Ken
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    Source: MSB Select II DAC with Two Mono Powerbases and Femto 33 Clock; Renderer V2 Digital Input Module and Roon Nucleus Plus; MSB UMT V Signature Transport
    Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps; MSB M204 Mono Amps
    Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
    Power: Two AudioQuest Niagara 5000ís with AudioQuest Dragon and Hurricane Power Cords

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    I really like the aesthetics of Kharma speakers. I think Kharma, Zellaton along with Magico make the best looking high-end speakers on the planet.

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    Re: DB9 Signature

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Jim,

    He measured the room, the distance to my listening position, mounted lasers on the speakers for positioning and toe-in of the speakers and used Vandertones to balance the bass. I am extremely pleased with his setup (heís done many Vandyís) and havenít moved them since.

    Ken
    Awesome!!!

    How did he arrive at the optimum listening position (the Anchor Point)?
    Small Green Computer; gigaFoil 4 Ethernet w/ Keces PS-3; Sonore ultraRendu; MBP (3) - stripped down for music only; Shunyata Alpha & Sigma USBs; AudioQuest Diamond USB 5M: ISO REGEN w/short Curious USB links; Berkeley Alpha USB; AQ Diamond AES - 3M; AQ Diamond Ethernet - 1.5M; Schiit Yggdrasil - fully updated; PecanPi USB dac; Ayre Codex dac - updated; Pass Labs INT-60 integrated amp; Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE-2 preamp, Quicksilver Mono 120 amps w/Tung-Sol KT150s; Wyred 4 Sound STP-750E Mk II amp w/Kimber TCX wiring & WBT binding posts; Quicksilver Mid Mono amps w/Gold Lion KT77s, Joseph Audio Perspective 2 Graphenes; Fyne Audio 703s; Symposium Svelte Plus & Ultra Platforms; REL S-812 subwoofers; Duelund DCA12GA speaker cables; AV Room Service EVPs, Stein Music Harmonizers, Duelund DCA16GA & 20GA ICs; Shunyata Denali 6000S/V2; Tripp Lite PCs; Wyred 4 Sound power cords; AudioDharma cable cooker; dedicated custom room; various GIK & ASC room treatments; etc.

    www.getbettersound.com

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    Re: DB9 Signature

    DB9's are getting better every day. I'm still in the process of playing with the spacing between the speakers. The Kharmas seem to like being a little further apart than my Salons did. I'm going to compare my Kimber Select 6063 speaker cables to the Audioquest William Tell today and see which one I prefer. The Kimber are an all copper cable, which I have preferred in the past.
    Mark


    Kharma DB9 Signature speakers
    Gryphon Diablo 300 integrated
    REL S2 Subwoofers
    Lumin A1 Network Streamer
    VPI Avenger with Magnetic Drive
    Manley Chinook Phono Pre
    Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge
    Kimber Select 6063 speaker cables
    Kimber Select 1116 XLR interconnects

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    Re: DB9 Signature

    Outstanding Mark! Glad you are happy with the new amp and speakers.

    Look forward to your impressions on the speaker cables.
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    Mike

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