My dream system and listening room are (almost) finished...

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by antonkk, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    Before I proceed any further can you guys confirm that you can see the picture attached?

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  2. No Static

    No Static Gain Rider

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    Yes sir.
     
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  3. Gibson67

    Gibson67 Well-Known Member

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    Diss, UK
    Oh yes, and it looks gorgeous. Very nice indeed!
     
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  4. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    Great! Took me a while to finish the room with 6 dedicated lines, wood panelling on the walls and acoustic cealing.

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  5. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

    14 Cheerleader Coldfront Well-Known Member

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    USA
    Awesome what are those speakers?
     
  6. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    The speakers, the TT, the phonostage and the amp are Aleks Audio, based here in Moscow. I asked them to tweak their stock 18 inch woofer Almansa model with vintage JBL woofer. They also took long measurements to perfectly adapt the crossover to the AFC of my room.

    Here is their stock model with their own russian made woofer. It goes real deep (18 or 20 Hz I think) but the bass is a bit too modern for my taste if you know what I mean. I wanted a softer more vintage bass hence the JBL.

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  7. mreeter

    mreeter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Columbia, MO. USA
    Beautiful Speakers and a Very Nice set-up! Very cool that the Builder will voice the Speakers to your space:righton:
     
  8. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    Yeah, that's unique and it truly works. The room is treated real nice but with the stock version the bass was a bit boomy when it was adjusted to the room it became tight as hell. Over the last several years I owned JBL 250Ti and 4345, B&W 802D and 800Diamond, Tannoy Kingdom 15 and Super Red Monitor 15 and Electrovoice Georgian II and Aleks speakers outperform each and every one of them. I still keep Tannoy Super Red Monitors for the living room for movies and TV. Great speakers but head to head they don't stand a chance with Aleks.
     
  9. dcottrell6

    dcottrell6 Active Member

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    Eastampton, NJ
    Wow, very nice setup and some great looking gear!
     
  10. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow

    Thanx! I particularly love the look of their new TT - currently using the Ortofon 2M Black cart.

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  11. mreeter

    mreeter Well-Known Member

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    Columbia, MO. USA
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  12. JNTEX

    JNTEX Well-Known Member

    Location:
    TX
    Nice shelving!!!!!
     
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  13. Wasatch

    Wasatch Forum Resident

    Looking very nice, enjoy!
     
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  14. Shivermetimbers

    Shivermetimbers Forum Resident

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    UK
    Absolute class.
     
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  15. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

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    Southern US
    Wow! That’s beautifully different. Nice:)
     
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  16. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
  17. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    Yes, I decided to design the whole thing myself out of white artificially aged oak. It was used for both LP cabinets (4 of them - 2 for each wall), 2 small CD/DVD cabinets as well as the audio stand itself. The handmade oak audio stand (2 shelves) also has a set of Soundcare Superspikes underneath it and frankly works just as good as megabuck Hi End audio stands that I used before.
     
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  18. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Location:
    Midwest
    Really nice setup Anton. :thumbsup:

    What is that sitting on top of each speaker? It almost looks like a super tweeter or something.
     
  19. LeeS

    LeeS Audio Research Fan

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Looks great Anton. Speakers look a lot like Tannoys.
     
  20. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    It is a super tweeter, it works great and if the record is a bit too bright I can always turn it down to 50% or off completely.
     
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  21. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    Yes, the design style is a bit similar. The rest of their line however looks a bit different, though it all uses american walnut

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  22. lobo

    lobo Music has always been a matter of Energy to me...

    Location:
    Germany
    Congratulations! The room looks great and I bet your system sounds great as well...
     
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  23. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    moscow
    It does. I need to choose the power cords yet. Aleks Audio also produce cables but I didn't like them as much as my old McIntosh cables so I decided to use them for the whole system. Now I need to find the right power cords for the phono stage and power amp and for some reason I found that even with the TT the power cord also makes a difference.
     
  24. JMT

    JMT Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rocklin, CA
    Awesome system and room! My compliments
     
  25. jkull

    jkull Active Member

    Location:
    NJ
    Your setup looks so nice. I agree with the statement above, the speakers do remind me of tannoys, and also of line magnetic. Like a blend. However seeing your photo of their entire line, your particular model looks like that, the others, not as much. It is my opinion that Russians are usually very good at whatever they do lol. I've got a dog from Russia. Imported straight from Moscow in fact, from a woman by the name of Elena Kozhevnikova, a highly respected breeder internationally.

    Anyway.

    Tell us some more about the amplifier ? And what efficiency are those speakers?
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017

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