Pics of your listening space

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by matel, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. moejr

    moejr Super Member

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    I didn't know what side had the 8 drivers. Just assumed it was the flat side.
     
  2. moejr

    moejr Super Member

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    I didn't know what side had the 8 drivers. Just assumed it was the flat side.
     
  3. jdmccall

    jdmccall Well-Known Member

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    Even the flat side ain't flat. Curved from Series III on. Sorry for low-res pic. Looks like this:
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  4. cube-tube

    cube-tube Super Member

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    I keep telling myself that one of these days, I'm going to buy a pair of 901's. The two times I heard them, they were playing Pink Floyd's Money and Dire Straights' Money for Nothing. Both times, I was highly impressed at the overall sound, but more importantly, how loud they could get and the amount of bass they were capable of.
     
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  5. Tharbamar

    Tharbamar Active Member

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    It's been a while, new house same system with different speakers. My system in family room, room will be treated soon, so far enjoying the sound of JBL Studio 590.
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  6. jdmccall

    jdmccall Well-Known Member

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    They're lots of fun for sure. I've had two pairs. Series IV's in the 70's and Series VI's since 2009. People love to bash 901's, but I have certainly enjoyed mine.
     
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  7. elegua03

    elegua03 Member

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    very nice men
     
  8. Wes_in_VA

    Wes_in_VA AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Beautiful setup! I’d love to hear those JBLs
     
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  9. 33.3/LP

    33.3/LP New Member

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    Please don't make sport of my wife's legs :):)

    Audio-Technica AT-ART9 phono cartridge, direct 1877 Phono Tonearm Wire, Pro-Ject 9cc Carbon tonearm w on the fly VTA, Sutherland KC Vibe, Krell KAV-250a (recently factory re-capped and serviced). Magnepan 1.7 at 4 ohms thats 500w pc.


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  10. elegua03

    elegua03 Member

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    nice brothe
     
  11. elcoholic

    elcoholic AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It's been a journey. I've gone full circle over the last 15 or 20 years. Way back when I built a new mantle with internal wiring provisions and a Sam Maloof inspired walnut stereo cabinet to conceal the gear for a nice, clean look. A Niles IR repeater allows control with out the need for what would be out of place glass doors on the cabinet. Speakers are NHT SuperTwos, SuperCenter & SubOne up front and SuperOnes for the rears. I set up a dedicated room for the main system in my signature in an extra bedroom upstairs and it was wonderful for a couple of years before I had to work in Atlanta for 2 years. I took my Beovox M70's with me and put together a nice system with an Optonica RP 3636 and a Jolida integrated. The first year I was alone for the first time ever. Married at 18 forty years prior, the independence was intoxicating for a while - no TV, no one to accommodate beyond consideration of neighboring apartments. The solitude became unbearable loneliness and after a year I had my wife quit her job and join me for the second year.
    We returned home last April and I found I didn't enjoy my music room like I had before. I had had enough solitude in Atlanta to last me for the rest of my life. I did miss the system though. Come July I had a hip replacement and my wife and grandson moved the big system into the living room since I couldn't do the stairs. It was great to have the DQ-10 magic back, but the equipment had dominated our living space. I realized that the gear had even become a distraction to the music. Spending so much time in the living room these past months I was reminded of how much time, effort and money I put into making the room "clean". I could say high WAF, but it's really high HAF, so a couple of weeks ago while my wife was at work I "rescued" our living room from the big system clutter and returned it to what I really want. As it turns out she likes it to.
    The SuperTwo's when opened up sound much better driven by a lowly Yamaha AVR than they should. They don't image or have the detail of my B&O's, let alone the DQ's but I'm enjoying them again. Where they lack is in 65-70 dB listening level which is what my wife prefers, kinda flat and lifeless. I don't like the way they look so I will likely move them along in favor of my B&O's or I may re-cabinet them in mahogany in the style of Green & Green as if they had speakers in 1906 ;). The Mac in the pictures is just a test mule for Volumio or Daphile to see how I like it before I buy an Intel NUC or Mac mini as a headless server which will go in the cabinet along with the Schiit stack leaving just the TD 125 out in the open. After the 30 year wait I thought the DQ-10's were going to be my end game speakers, but now I don't think so. When the upgrade bug bites again, and it surely will, I may seek some Braun LV-1020's which were the other ones that got away back in the day when this journey started. Then again I think I could share my space just fine with some B&W 802 Diamonds as well. Time will tell as the audio journey continues. Thanks for listening. Nobody else I know gets it.

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  12. asilker

    asilker Bible Reader Subscriber

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    Are you wearing pants here
     
  13. ericleehall

    ericleehall AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I just got this pair of perfect restored Wilson WATT/Puppy 5.1's ....

    Am I finally an Audiophile now?

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  14. elegua03

    elegua03 Member

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    very nice men
     
  15. Soundork

    Soundork Active Member

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    I remember the "before" picture from not long ago when you first posted it. The new arrangement looks much cleaner (to be honest with you, I have never been a fan of gear blocking the fireplace) and elegant.

    You are right, we get it. May the upgrade gods be with you.

    Best

    Soundork
     
  16. Drugolf

    Drugolf AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wait, candles, fuzzy animal skin rug, music.....
     
  17. elcoholic

    elcoholic AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks!
     
  18. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Mighty fine!!
     
  19. CKDC

    CKDC AK Subscriber Subscriber


    I am not sure. What brand cables trestles are you using?
     
  20. ericleehall

    ericleehall AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Good Question! Duck Tape. I wonder which Cable Trestles I need to be "cool" ?

    It does bug me the way the big thick (Supra Sword) Cable lie on the floor.
     

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