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

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

  1. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    If I throw out all other considerations, I prefer the system along one wall. But this diagonal placement allows for a more efficient use of the room. My chair sits in the sweet spot and faces the audio system at the maximum available distance, while my wife's chair faces the TV. I can turn about 30 degrees to the right to see the TV, while the wife is about 30 degrees to my left.

    With the system along one wall, I know exactly what to do. I can set it up in 5 minutes with a tape measure. This way was harder. After weeks of occasional tweaks, I have gotten the speakers located very well. I moved them closer to the walls than I thought would work. And in the end I'm very happy with it.
     
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  2. Ron P.

    Ron P. Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Rockies
    I'm sure it still sounds good. That Rega's no slouch!
     
  3. Tad

    Tad Member

    I finally took a picture of my new setup (after moving to my new ****ty room). I have to say that only now I appreciate the importance of a good room for sound quality.

    I realize it's a little crowded, but that's what you get for not having much space :D

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  4. JMT

    JMT Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rocklin, CA
    Thanks Clay. I've lusted after McIntosh gear since I was in my early 20's (I'm almost 60 now).
     
  5. Memphisflash

    Memphisflash Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Love the color on those speakers! Nice 50's vintage, just WOW!
     
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  6. timztunz

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

    Location:
    Texas and Brasil
    Very handsome rig!
     
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  7. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    They may have been iffy on the metal flake, though.
     
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  8. Ron P.

    Ron P. Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Rockies
    What are the powered speakers? ...and the phono stage?
     
  9. Tad

    Tad Member

    The speakers are Kanto YU3, nothing special but that's what the budget (and my limited information) allowed at the time :D
    The pre-amp is a Pro-Ject Phono Box DS and next to it is a Schiit Vali 2
     
  10. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
    Nice clean system. I use the diagonal setup in my perfect square room and love it. It sounds so good I'm almost dreading the day I get a more suitable room.
    In the corner behind the equipment I use these CornerBlox Bass Traps
    cornerblox to help with bass. They come as a rectangle split in half to fit in the corner, but I kept them in the rectangle for a thicker trap and stacked them to the ceiling. Not sure how they'd look in your room. My walls are painted a deep grey so they blend in fine.
     
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  11. mrz80

    mrz80 Active Member

    Location:
    Gainesville, FL
    Well ok, I guess I'll play. First up, the elderly gear in my home office/hamshack/three-sided-mancave (contiguous with the dining room :p), with obligatory Ikea furniture (a 4x4 Expedit cut down to 2-1/2x4!). Ironically, though the LPs are stored in here, the turntable's out in the family room with the main system. Go figure.
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    McIntosh MX-113 tuner-preamp, MC-275 amplifier, Lahti U-2 speakers, Toshiba DVD player, assorted six-strings

    Also in the office/hamshack, a minimal setup for the computer:
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    LePai LP-2020+ amplifier, NHT Super Zero speakers, Lava Lite :cool:

    And the afore-mentioned main system...
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    McIntosh MAC-4100 receiver, McIntosh XR-250 speakers (yes, the right speaker's grill is torn, courtesy a mountain-climbing cat), Thorens TD-125 turntable w/SME3009 arm & Signet TK9e cartridge, Oppo 103 BluRay player, Sony 303ES CD player, quad core AMD linux box for streaming, Amazon FireTV, Wii, Vizio M-series 65" 4k TV

    A somewhat older pic showing detail of the long-suffering Thorens, complete with battle damaged dust cover courtesy of something shifting during a cross-country trip in my uncle's trunk. :(
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    And lastly, the mood music system in the bedroom...
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    Realistic TM-150 tuner, SA-150 integrated amp, Minimus 7 speakers, Lava Lite :cool:
     
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  12. inperson

    inperson Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ohio
    What's the year of that wedding picture?
     
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  13. mrz80

    mrz80 Active Member

    Location:
    Gainesville, FL
    That was Feb 13, 1988. We've been at it for 29 years now. :love:
     
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  14. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    [​IMG] My audio buddy acquired this from another friends aunt. He's full up on vintage so with a hint he brought it over yesterday. Manuals and schematic came also. I love it! It's like new and will be in the living room system soon. Oh it's sounds great. Happy day:) I seem to be Audio blessed lately and it couldn't come at a more needed time. Peace
     
  15. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    I'm in the same boat brother. May it end soon:)
     
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  16. Ron P.

    Ron P. Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Rockies
    That's a beauty!
     
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  17. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    [​IMG] Put together a makeshift jam using my new tuner and some cheesy Techniques left in my late sisters house. I'm out of town cleaning out her house ( long story) and having fun tonight with the Pioneer. Rock on!
     
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  18. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
    That is one sweet looking Pioneer. SX-780 or 750?

    I'm looking for a SX-535 or 525 now as I'm thinking of using it for headphone listening in the bedroom. The 525 was the hub of the first "real" stereo I bought after leaving home in 73. Just awesome looking stuff IMO, and sound great.
     
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  19. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    Thanks! Yes 750. I don't know what's up, placebo or what but this thing sounds incredible, even with the cheap stuff laying around. Can't wait to get it home. He also gave me the like new BSR Turntable ( I know I know) but it's time capsule cool. This pioneer is THE $h"!.t.
     
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  20. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    [​IMG] And the stuff!
     
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  21. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
    You should invest $10-20 in caps to ensure another 40 years of beautiful sound.
     
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  22. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    Yes, and I know just the "kid" for the job. I'm keeping this one:)
     
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  23. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    It's cool how when you bought this thing back in the day they provided schematic "fold out poster" with it, and a really nice service provider "fold out poster" with it. This little old lady and her husband invested substantially in this "should have" audio system. These days very few people "invest" in this quality of audio. It's cheap and disposable.
     
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  24. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    [​IMG] She digs it!
     
  25. sunrayjack

    sunrayjack Well-Known Member

    Is that yours?
     
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