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Pics of your listening space

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

  1. ngcsstodd

    ngcsstodd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    i don't have a dust cover for that Kenwood turntable! it dose slid out of the cab it's in! i have rearrange some sense this pic, i will try to post a new pic!
     

     

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  2. MCM_Fan

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  3. G Tube

    G Tube open your ears..

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    received_10155566145306958.jpeg Here is my man cave setup.
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  4. dpdatl

    dpdatl AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I just scored a mint pair of Ohm Walsh 3X0 in the boxes and a Sony STR 6065 with the wood case! The Sony receivers are a real bargain at going prices. The Ohms are due for a refoam. Happy days.
     
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  5. Mike Cate

    Mike Cate New Member

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    This is the loft in our house. AKA my listening space. Viewing too! Our main TV, a 55" 1080P Panasonic plasma, is downstairs. The 60" 4K Samsung sees limited duty right now. I mainly use it & the Klipsch sound bar for David Gilmour Live At Pompeii, & other live concert DVD's & Blurays!
     

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  6. 80talisten

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  7. asilker

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  8. WernerO

    WernerO New Member

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    All the same room ...

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  9. shrinkboy

    shrinkboy AK Subscriber Subscriber

    werner- what are we looking at? please do tell
     
  10. WernerO

    WernerO New Member

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    The main system:

    The turntables are a Michell Orbe with SME IV and Allaerts or Lyra cartridges, and a very old GyroDec that I converted into something Gyro SE-like, with my own motor and controller, RB-300, and a Lyra Dorian. The phonostage is a four-box Paradise, but I also have an ISO and several DIY designs. There is a Tascam DV-RA1000 for recording LPs.

    The amplifier is a Lyngdorf TDAI-2170. There is a Michell Alecto Stereo MkII in the rack, but this is no longer used. The Panasonic 42" TV and a Denon DVD-2930 are connected to the amp, but the DVD is almost never used.

    The main source is a Cubox 4i-Pro computer, hidden behind the amp, running Volumio, streaming from files stored on a QNAP NAS in the basement.

    That computer, and the local router, are fed from a DIY linear power supply in the rack. There is another such supply in there, providing two adjustable bipolar supplies (up to +/-26V) for guest phonostages or ADCs or whatever. This is a tidier solution that a heap of wallwarts and SMPSs.

    Speakers are ProAc D-40R and, presently, completely restored Quad ESL-57s.

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    The second system shows TEAC 501-series DAC and headphone amplifier, with Sony MDR-MA900 headphones. Normally this is fed from a Raspberry Pi 2 running Moode Audio, but I hardly ever use it. Nowadays this system mainly serves to record to cassette.

    The speakers in that picture are a DIY design, built around open-back BMR units. They are digital-active, each with a MiniDSP two-channel amp and processor in their back. Work in progress.

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    In the back of the room is my workplace and storage for unused things. There is an operational system built around a DIY preamp (in the housing of an LFD LS0), LFD PA0 power amp, Rega Planet CD, Sansui T-317 tuner, Apogee MiniDAC, and various cassette decks (I recently started refurbishing them, and the collection has been growing since, really have to start selling.) KEF Q-Compact speakers. You also see a Michell Orca in storage.

    That back-side system also receives a delayed feed from the main system, its preamp making a difference signal. When enabled this creates Hafler-style surround for the main system. On many types of music this is very much an enrichment over plain stereo.


    I also have my old Cyrus One, Technics SL-1200MkII with lots of cartridges, Marantz CD-52SE, Pioneer DV-444, a Hawk A-18 kit class A amp, and many DIY projects.
     
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  11. Poultrygeist

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    Lowther OB's powered by the new Volt+D ( dual mono ) instead of the Dennis Had EL84 SE. But not for long.

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  12. asilker

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    Which power source do you use with the volt?
     
  13. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    At the moment a 19V power brick. Even cheap SMPS are supposed to work well due to the Volt+D's on board capacitance multiplier.
     
  14. asilker

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    I used a laptop PSU to power a volt + and dive Altec 604's. I was not impressed. I'm wondering how much would change with a better power supply
     
  15. Natitude

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    Very nice and clean. Can't tell, is that a Kenwood amp? I have a chance to grab a KA-7002 and not sure what I want to do. Was going to pair it with my Luxman R-113 and Magnavox Amp 185.
     
  16. Poultrygeist

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    I think you'd be impressed with this Volt+ using an Astron linear regulated PSU.

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  17. punprankster

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    New residents in my living room.

    Still kicking myself for completely forgetting about the pair of Sony SS-M7s here in BT so when these cropped up on the Bay I wasted no time grabbing them.

    I think my brightness problem's been solved. Loving the midrange and the wide soundstage. If I can only make them pound harder...
     
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  18. G Tube

    G Tube open your ears..

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    Thats actually a pioneer sa-8100, hooked up to a pair of altec stonehenge 1's
     
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  19. Natitude

    Natitude Super Member

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    Ahh. Very nice!
     
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