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

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

  1. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I found it difficult to find a colour I liked in the tan/beige spectrum.

    Just a suggestion, if you're looking for something warm and cozy you could go with white, and there are so many variations that you could get one that leans towards warm rather than say ice blue. Then use accessories (pictures, soft furnishings) with colours to help bring some colour and more warmth in the room. To that, add some lighting (table and floor lamps, which you appear to have already) and you could get the room you're looking for.

    It might sound like more work but it really isn't because trying to find the right colour can be a very long and laborious process. Much longer than finding an orange cushion, should you want orange back in your life :)

    I have to deal with smaller spaces (yours look small) and had been through a lot of colour swatches trying to find the right one. My original music room was about 13x13 and I painted it a midnight blue, which was totally awesome for a few years, but then I went grey and the room is much brighter and more inviting to use on a daily basis. The dark blue colours was great but it definitely made the room feel smaller.
     
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  2. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

    Location:
    New England
    Man's best friend doesn't understand where sweet spot is! :D
     
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  3. james

    james Forum Resident

    Location:
    Annapolis
    We keep coming back to this Benjamin Moore color called Linen White. Check it out. I’d paint the whole house that color but my wife likes complexity.
     
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  4. Jerry James

    Jerry James Forum Resident

    This is my office set up. Has everything that was included at time of original sale, I think. It's a beautiful piece in outstanding condition, but it needs some work. Wish I could find someone who can work on German tube consoles...
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  5. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"


    Great suggestions, thank you.

    I agree, I'm having a hard time with tan also, it looks too "Pottery Barn," if you get my drift.

    Benjamin Moore Linen White could be just the ticket! Thank you!

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  6. Shoalcove

    Shoalcove Forum Resident

    She’s more into the music than the soundstaging and stereo effects lol! She parks herself in front of the stereo in the evening waiting for me to play some tunes. I hate to admit it but I often put on a jazz playlist for her if I’m going out. She’s a good dog.
     
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  7. Edwin Hawley

    Edwin Hawley Forum Resident

    Location:
    Okobojo, SD
    If you don't mind driving 12 hours, I know someone in Long Island who can probably fix this for you. I'm sure there are closer options. Good luck.
     
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  8. Seafinch

    Seafinch Forum Resident

    Location:
    Utah
    The outside is not spectacular. Just an old garage. The roof is actually insulated - we stripped the old wood shingles off, put a layer of plywood, then 6” of rigid insulation foam, another layer of plywood and the a metal roof. It’s probably more efficient than my house is.
     
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  9. Clonesteak

    Clonesteak Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I can see it now: Audio sheds grip the nation. All audiophiles are building sheds or turning old garages into Audio Safe Havens. ASH griping the nation.
     
  10. Aftermath

    Aftermath Forum Resident

    Just got a Marantz 2225 receiver, so I thought it would be good to post a photo.

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  11. Seafinch

    Seafinch Forum Resident

    Location:
    Utah
    Should you and I pitch the reality show to HGTV?
     
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  12. Funky54

    Funky54 Coat Hangers do not sound good

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    Crappy pic, but my bedroom for the orange theme.
     
  13. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    Is it an IKEA POANG chair in the background? I had the same chair and foot rest for years at home and it was one of the most comfortable lounging chairs I ever used. The main drawback is that it's very Roomba unfriendly.
     
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  14. Clonesteak

    Clonesteak Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Would it sell to the masses?
     
  15. Funky54

    Funky54 Coat Hangers do not sound good

    Yep. Everything is Roomba unfriendly... Mine is now out in the screened patio picking up bits of sand everyday.
     
  16. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
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  17. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
    Check Gretchell Amplifiers in Brownsburg. He runs a very laid back little shop but has an excellent reputation and really specializes in vintage tube amps. Here's his facebook page: Getchell Amplifiers
     
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  18. wgb113

    wgb113 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chester County, PA
    There are parts of me that would go all @Mazzy and other parts that could see going all @Seafinch . I think the former is more difficult to get right and the thing I like most about the latter is that your stuff stands out more...decisions decisions.

    I went against all advice and painted my very small dedicated music room with some dark colors, including the ceiling, primarily so that the acoustic treatments would blend in. All of the furniture was also medium/dark in shade but I'm slowly bringing some of it back to lighter colors. It all started with the white/copper KEF LS50Ws...
     
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  19. timztunz

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

    Location:
    Texas and Brasil
    What a cool looking place!
     
  20. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
    The guy has an amazing collection of vintage amps, and I mean vintage. Very much a guitar amp guy.

    Whenever I see questions by members concerning an entry level turntable, I think of Gretchell's as he has probably 10-15 decent vintage turntables on hand at reasonable prices. All of them have been gone through by him and are ready to go.

    He's also much younger than I expected when I went in there.
     
  21. mreeter

    mreeter Forum Resident

    Location:
    Midwest, USA
    Made some changes in my room recently, built a new TT Rack and located it on the side of the room, away from an overhead Heat Vent that was spewing Dry Air and Dust. Rebuilt the Center Rack also (smaller) this has cleaned up the Center Imaging as well.

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  22. The masses? Probably not, but every time I see something audio on TV, I'm glued to it. It doesn't happen often enough. A handful of episodes of HOW IT'S MADE have covered turntables, amps and record cutting. Always fun. I'd watch an audio/audiophile centered show.
     
  23. timztunz

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

    Location:
    Texas and Brasil
    Very nice space!
     
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  24. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    WOW, that looks like high end hifi showroom!

    No issues with first reflections bouncing off the side rack?
     
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  25. Yeah there’s so many options : different styles , tastes , environments.

    I always start with something minimal. Blank white or light grey walls. A console or rack with your gear and then a decision in media storage. Then live in it for awhile and then decide on color and other furnishings and artwork.

    My house was a flip and they painted everything light great. Easy color for a resell. Everything was just clean and really just a nice box to add to. I first added the walnut console. Not a favorite of audiophiles but after having a nice Billy Bags rack in my old house, I wanted furniture since it’s a living space. Maybe an audio compromise.

    Three years later I redid the fireplace and painted one wall a very deep dark blue. It made the room more dramatic and let the fireplace and new white BW702 speakers really pop. Never thought I’d buy white speakers but I feel I absolutely made the right choice here.

    I love a bold color statement but I also love all pure white. Unfortunately my walls are slightly textured and I don’t thunk white is as nice on walls that are not perfectly smooth.

    I also get nice natural side light here so the long dark wall works.

    I know more folks like to see more hi fi gear porn but I also love seeing all the living and listening environments. This is getting to be like an HGTV show :tiphat:
     

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