Post photos of your systems/rooms here! (Part 15)

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Halloween Jack, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Halloween Jack

    Halloween Jack Active Member Thread Starter

    (Continued from http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/post-photos-of-your-systems-rooms-here-part-14.376369/page-40 )



    Is that changer mechanism still working well? Or did you have to repair it? It's one of those 100 CD-changers from the 90's, right?

    Also, do you like the sound from its DAC? Or you just use it as a digital transport?

    Sorry for so many questions. I'm just curious about those multidisc players!
     
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  2. its a 300 disc changer and it actually sounds pretty good!
     
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  3. 56GoldTop

    56GoldTop Forum Resident

    Recently arrived. Fully testing the 2nd of two DV-RA1000HD units. The CD-RW900 has officially been decommissioned.

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  4. Halloween Jack

    Halloween Jack Active Member Thread Starter

    MacGyver, I like your Pioneer collection :righton:

    I dig that 80's look. I prefer the classic silver faces but your Pioneer components stand up well ;)

    Have you compared Pioneer (receivers, CD players) with other brands? No contest? Would like to know.
     
  5. timztunz

    timztunz "A Dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

    Location:
    Texas and Brasil
  6. timztunz

    timztunz "A Dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

    Location:
    Texas and Brasil
    Stunning!
     
  7. Long Live Analog

    Long Live Analog Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis/Nashville
    Rafe, beautiful system my friend, simple, elegant and musical, congrats
     
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  8. testikoff

    testikoff Forum Resident

    Show-off!.. :D
     
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  9. bmoregnr

    bmoregnr Forum Resident

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    1060 W. Addison
    Holy cow, I cannot figure out what is better, your camera and photography skills or your stereo and stereo-building skills. I vote you keep them both so that you will be well covered depending on your mood.
     
  10. MacGyver

    MacGyver Forum Resident

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    IRRIGON, OR. U.S.
    not really, since i've pretty much hopped directly from low-end/midrange "make do" components of various brands to my personal choice favorites among late-80's PIONEER/ PIO. ELITE TOTL.

    perhaps i'm being silly, but directly comparing any of what i have now to the place-holders they directly replaced seems unfair and generally pointless, i dunno.

    what i DO know is that what currently have now is the best gear i've ever personally listened to anywhere to date, hands-down no contest. i imagine that that is quite telling of just how woefully inexperienced i am...
     
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  11. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Some vintage and semi-vintage gear can sound great. Many people have discovered this after spending a fortune on modern equipment. The only thing that's important with audio gear is whether you enjoy how it sounds. It is worth it to explore (within your finances) and make sure you have ended up with the components that provide you with the most enjoyment. At the moment I'm doing 90% of my listening with two 70's receivers, an early 90's integrated amp and modern speakers. (I never sell anything which allows me to compare components)

    The blue walls would be a little bit too much for me. :)
     
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  12. Seafinch

    Seafinch Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Utah
    The Wharfedale Dentons arrived and I'm very pleased. A much more enjoyable listen than the EPOS Epic 2's. The Epics, while great, felt a little sterile - these are nice and warm, with a lot of detail. They go low too - no need for sub. Might have lost a little in stereo image, but overall I'm way happier with these. Will be interesting to see how a little burn in affects them.

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  13. Ron P.

    Ron P. Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Rockies
    Beautiful! I'd like to get a pair of these myself for a second system.

    (Also think you are very smart for not intending to distort these babies with a sub).
     
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  14. inperson

    inperson Forum Resident

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    Ohio
    Mercy!
     
  15. skateaway

    skateaway Well-Known Member

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    Australia
  16. Subvet

    Subvet Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Maine
    Updated with GiK Acoustic treatments and new Parasound JC3+ phono preamp. It's a small 9x14 room so I have lots of treatments. Made a huge difference.

    [​IMG]

    The room doubles as my office. You can likely tell where my priorities lie.
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  17. jupiterboy

    jupiterboy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    The treatment must have been an abrupt change. How does it compare, before and after?
     
  18. theron d

    theron d Forum Resident

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    Baltimore MD
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    Since you have four side panels, have you ever considered placing two them on the ceiling at their first reflection points? (ie leaving the other two side panels still at the first reflection points).
     
  19. Subvet

    Subvet Forum Resident

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    Southern Maine
    Before the treatments, anything louder than a low to medium volume (perhaps 70 db) would be harsh. Now I can turn it up over 100 db and still hear the notes clearly whether it be vocals, bass or lead guitar or whatever. Well at least until my ears start to hurt. 100 db is rather loud. I frequently listen at 90 - 95 db and it sounds great.
     
  20. SR-71Panorama

    SR-71Panorama Active Member

  21. Subvet

    Subvet Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Maine
    I wouldn't mind having panels on the ceiling but I wouldn't take a pair away from the sides. Using the mirror test, I need both pair to cover the first reflection point of each speaker. The one nearest the speaker is covering that speaker's reflection and the one nearest the seating position is covering the opposite side speaker's reflection.
     
  22. theron d

    theron d Forum Resident

    Location:
    Baltimore MD
    gotcha. in my room I noticed a nice improvement with a ceiling panel (focused and clean mid-range, especially vocals), BUT this was a basement ceiling and is a little bit lower than your 7 ft ceilings....so I understand what you are saying. but give it a try if you do get the opportunity....
     
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  23. Kyhl

    Kyhl formerly known as Strabo

    Location:
    Savage
    Are those helmholtz tubes in the rear corners? Did you tune them?
     
  24. timztunz

    timztunz "A Dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

    Location:
    Texas and Brasil
    Stunning!
     
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  25. timztunz

    timztunz "A Dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

    Location:
    Texas and Brasil
    Exactly! One of the biggest sonic changes I experienced with acoustic panels was when I did that.
     
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