Show Off Your Small Listening Space

Discussion in 'Listening Spaces' started by Taylor Player, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Taylor Player

    Taylor Player AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You know the ones, the square-foot challenged, unintentional near-field environments that lead to some of the most intimate and engaging musical experiences you can ask for. Let's see 'em...show 'em off with pride!
     
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  2. joel27

    joel27 Super Member

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  3. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    My studio/music room is only 9' X 9' and it was really packed. Since joining AK, I've been reading threads on the best components for a small room, layout, furniture refinishing, you name it. Tonight I managed to get the first installment done with the help of my son.

    A few weeks ago I picked up a free Nivico/JVC console. It was solid state and the reel to reel was missing, the tuner was screwed up and the TT was pretty sad. The console itself was almost spotless. I made the decision to gut the console, refinish it and use it for a stand for my Denon DP-2000 TT ($14.99) and Kenwood KR-4600 receiver ($45.00). The first picture shows the set up.

    I found an old record cabinet for $5.00 which will contain my most listened to LPs. On top are my Denon DR-M10 cassette player ($7.00) and a JVC XL-R5000 CD recorder ($14.99). On top of the cassette deck are the Stax Electret Earspeakers I picked up last week ($10.00). To the right is one of my ADS L570/2 speakers ($10.00). The cabinets of the ADS were rough so I sanded them down and restained them. In front of the speaker is an artist mannequin I found at GW for $2.00. It brought back fond memories of the old Stereo Review covers where one was frequently featured. Gave the mannequin a coat of stain to make him look older (like me).

    There is still quite a bit of work to do. I'm painting the room and adding artwork and some sculpture. I'll add pictures as I go along. Thanks for all the great ideas and photos that gave me the inspiration.:thmbsp:
     

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  4. wgb113

    wgb113 Well-Known Member

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    Count me in. 10W x 11.5L x 9H. DIY SuperChunk traps in corners and DIY soffit traps around entire ceiling. The business end:

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    Bill
     

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  5. slpcorner

    slpcorner AudioPhan - On the Cheap

  6. slpcorner

    slpcorner AudioPhan - On the Cheap

    Lol... this is the 2nd thread (in a week or so) that I posted a pic of my stuff
    (the other was another room) and had the realization that pictures certainly
    give you a different perspective on how things look.
     
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  7. racfan9

    racfan9 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Here's mine!

    I'm in a 10X12 room that is the llistening room/wifes office. Definitely not perfect but it gets me by, especially with glass of Crown.

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  8. krowmagnum

    krowmagnum Compulsive speaker freak

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    This is my 11'x13' office system. All 70's Pioneer except for the SL-1200 turntable.

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  9. wgb113

    wgb113 Well-Known Member

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    Cool console!
     
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  10. zackk

    zackk AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  11. slpcorner

    slpcorner AudioPhan - On the Cheap

    what are the speakers (older vintage looking) on the floor?
     
  12. Art K.

    Art K. The Voodoo You Do! Subscriber

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    9 x 10 ft with 8 ft ceilings.

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  13. wgb113

    wgb113 Well-Known Member

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    @zackk - that's a lot of gear for a small space!! How are you liking the KEFs?

    Bill
     
  14. wgb113

    wgb113 Well-Known Member

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    @Art - your room pics always look great...I'm going to have to work on my photography skills a bit this weekend.

    How are you liking the Dyns? I still miss mine sometimes. They make a good sounding speaker.

    Bill
     
  15. NEMOaudio

    NEMOaudio Super Member

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    I'm a happy (small listening space) owner as well.
    17 ft. x 9 ft and 6 ft. high (5.4x2.8x2 m)

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  16. RobertVL

    RobertVL Active Member

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    here is my room 8x10ft
     

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  17. slpcorner

    slpcorner AudioPhan - On the Cheap

    *****

    Next time I hear a complaint about having too much gear... I'll send them to your site :yes:

    *****
     
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  18. hjames

    hjames Nabbed ... Subscriber

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    Small Home theater room ... just 12 x 16 and 7.1 capable!
    Its gone through many evolutions since we bought the house in Aug 2000!
    Currently - Vandersteen 2CE mains Vandy VCC1 Center, JBL 4641 (18") sub in the right corner, cloaked.
    Vandy 2CIs for side surrounds, DCM Time Frames (TF-600) for rear surrounds ...

    More details here -
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=459878

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  19. I.R.Brainiac

    I.R.Brainiac Super Member

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    Queen sized bed 5.1 system with 4 12 inch subs.(two are out of frame)(back channels directly to the side of head)
    Due to the open side,room correction was a must. :smoke:
    The center dual sub was built out of 1 inch thick desk leftovers and tuned with up facing slotted ports.
    Lagged to the wall and cushioned against vibration. I can put my feet on it if I want to. ;)

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  20. 89grand

    89grand Addicted Member

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    This is my small computer room setup. The room is 11x11x8'
     

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