Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by matel, Oct 16, 2007.
Very elegant systems here! Well done, everyone.
If Ironman had a system, this would be it!
This space looks completely dialed in and clean in the uncluttered sense. Well done.
Does your Walkensak work?
I’ve got one that needs repair
yes it works great!
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!
Very nice, and I just have to ask... Are the sofa and ottoman from Joybird?
Here is my man cave setup.
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.
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!
Looks great. I really love the low white Ikea tv stand so simple but so nice looking
All the same room ...
werner- what are we looking at? please do tell
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.
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.
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.
Lowther OB's powered by the new Volt+D ( dual mono ) instead of the Dennis Had EL84 SE. Can't decide which I prefer.
Which power source do you use with the volt?
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.
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
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.
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