New listening space.. new system

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by nyhifihead, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. mhedges

    mhedges AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,257
    Location:
    Greensboro NC
    Very nice. As an NHT fan I've always wanted to hear the 3.3's. Do you know if yours are the early or the late version? I thought I read somewhere that the late version had upgraded crossovers.

    Does the Roxul behind the drywall do anything for the acoustics in the room? Or is it just to keep sound from escaping?

    What do you listen to?
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
  2. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    recent pic, I actually rotated the subs 180 and brought them farther from the front wall. seems to have cleaned up some of low end.

    [​IMG]
     
    guiller likes this.
  3. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    very nice. I make use of dual balanced out outputs of my Integra Research as well, I use mogami star quad- very similar to your canare, I use nuetrik connectors as well.

    I believe the upper end of the NHT bi amp is 6 ohm nominal and the low end 12" woofer is 4 ohm, so I think I have a large range of tube amps that will be able to drive the mids/highs effectively

    I will email NHT the serial #s to confirm but I'm pretty sure I have the later version as I have the aluminum dome tweeter, I've read earlier versions had a cloth tweeter as well

    the roxul safe n sound insulation is good for dampening sound both leaving and entering the room, and I think the r value for retaining heat is better than the generic fiberglass. The real acoustic benefit comes from the resilient channel which decouples all the of 5/8 drywall from the studs, stopping resonation and minimizing many room interactions.

    I listen to everything from Jazz to Hip/hop, used to be a huge metal head as well. I have a lot of "not great" quality albums that I regularly listen to, but also have a good amount of high res lossless music most of my jazz/classical recordings. most of my stuff is redbook CD though, and I have maybe 750gb of music.
     
    KrautNotRice likes this.
  4. mhedges

    mhedges AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,257
    Location:
    Greensboro NC
    One suggestion. Paint. It doesn't take long and I think you'll be surprised at how much more it makes the room seem comfortable.

    Just pick a neutral color for the walls and a white for the ceiling. You can always paint over it later.

    I'm assuming the Sheetrock is sanded and ready for paint? If not get everything out of there before you prep it otherwise your gear will never be clean again.
     
    nyhifihead and Johnny 007 like this.
  5. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    Working out details to get a pair of magnepan 3.7s from a fellow in montreal, the weak cad makes the deal killer!

    montreal is one of my favorite cities to vacation to as well, will make for a great 2 birds one stone trip!
     
    asilker likes this.
  6. pvdubber

    pvdubber New Member

    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Auburn, CA
    I am so impressed by your system, it must fill out that room so well.
     
    nyhifihead likes this.
  7. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY

    thanks so much.. and it does fill the room great!

    in other news.. the magnepan 3.7 adventure didn't happen due to some personal complications..

    I have something else in the mix that has me very excited.. will disclose once it's confirmed

    heres a hint- they dip down to 1 ohm!!
     
    Ds2000, pvdubber and asilker like this.
  8. jeremyjustic

    jeremyjustic Analog Subscriber

    Messages:
    5,020
    Location:
    New Orleans
    looks great!
     
  9. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    thanks

    so the Kappa 9s I picked up I actually ended up selling to a friend who goes through a lot of equipment &speakers himself- needless to say he owes me one and when the opportunity presents itself I will cash in

    other than that I've just been enjoying the music, going to take tomorrow to redo all my DSP/REW
     
    asilker likes this.
  10. silver knigh

    silver knigh New Member

    Messages:
    12
    I'm very impressed with what you have done, and you should feel very pleased with all your hard work.
     
    nyhifihead and asilker like this.
  11. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    thanks @silver knigh I am very happy with the sonic performance of the system

    in other news.. my hifi has dropped on the priority list as the weather is getting nice (FINALLY)- which means working on my car and going to shows/meets/cruises all up and down the east coast

    in the process of "thinning the herd" for racecar money.. I have too many expensive hobbies
     
    Ds2000 and KrautNotRice like this.
  12. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    Been using iRoc TDA1541 based DAC for past 2 months or so, its the king of smooth- I made the jump back to the internal differential pcm1704s.. talk about resolution.

    I had forgot bass had this much definition and texture. crazy how much a source can change your entire system, it also confirms that you need gear in your system for at least a month before you can truly evaluate its performance, when I was going through different sources every other day the apparent differences were never this night and day

    in other news.. having fun working on the car. the WRX got an IAG air oil operator along with TGV deletes, tial 44mm ewg w/ dump pipe, and a better TMIC. Retune this weekend. I also noticed some additional oil consumption hopefully the AOS will help with blowby.. a built block is imminent though, been at 310whp/330wtq for 50k miles!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Skinnidog

    Skinnidog AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    163
    Location:
    Sterling, MA
    Are those KLH 9's I see in the background?
     
  14. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY

    those are AR-4X, I refoamed and they need a tweeter, never got around to picking up parts express phenolic for them
     
  15. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    coerced bunch of friends with smoked meat & alcohol to help me move everything and paint my listening room.. talk about overdue. should be done within 2 weeks

    other than that I've been enjoying the dbx active xover implemented in my system. will do some more room DSP this week
     
    asilker and KrautNotRice like this.
  16. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    picked up a hafler transnova 9505.. It will be interesting how it compares to the krell

    the 9505 is a truly differential class AB mosfet amplifier w. JFET input, Jim Strickland's best. been hunting one of these down for a while..

    [​IMG]
     
  17. asilker

    asilker Bible Reader Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,145
    Location:
    Chicago IL
    You've got a real thing for shrimpy, light, underpowered, budget oriented amps...

    :)
     
    Nightwisher and Ds2000 like this.
  18. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    im such a sucker for huge caps & heat sinks
     
    Ds2000 and asilker like this.
  19. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    In negotiations for a trade with cash on my end for some Harbeth P3ESR SE. 2016 model

    It will be for my bedroom system
     
    asilker likes this.
  20. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    long island NY
    my partial trade with cash on top didn't pan out for the Harbeths.. such a bummer I think the P3ESRs would have been beyond refreshing

    In other new-I am really becoming a fan of this 9505. Something is so right about the midrange, it may be a tad bit forward but just seems so organic. The krell has the resolution but borders on clinical vs the 9505. Both excel at driving the 3.3s in full range, bass is tighter on the krell but I use subwoofers to augment low end so it's not a deal breaker

    I think tonight I will biamp with both try the 9505 up top and krell for the lows
     

Share This Page