Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Halloween Jack, Mar 28, 2015.
Good night Irene! Beautiful rooms!
Beautiful space you've created. What a fun environment to listen to tunes. I'm sure it's always a good time hanging out there.
Wow! Does the Modsquad live there? That's as rockin' a mid-century modern setup, furniture and room as I've ever seen! Exquisite!
I am a Blessed man.
My wife and I have a date tomorrow to crack open a sealed 41 year old Footloose & Fancy Free.
I'm easily pleased by the big and the small.
when I posted my intro I mentioned that my phone takes inferior photos... and the images I provided were proof of that... the camera isn't that bad. a lot of it is operator error. I did manage to get a decent shot of my rig the other day. I figured i'd repost here... next time my buddy is over I'll borrow his phone... which is way nicer than mine... and try to get quality pics of everything... speakers etc... for now here's the main stack....
That’s the most outrageous post I’ve come across in this thread. You win! Congrats on...among other things....an amazing design aesthetic.
Thank you for your kind comments.
It took three years to restore this 1951 home.
One essential task was designing acceptable areas and systems for A/V.
This is the first time I've used a central A/V system. I am very pleased with its operation during the three years we've lived here. An expert local company, Watch And Listen did all the wiring and installation.
Earlier, in another thread, I posted the photo below. I'm posting it again in connection with this Reply:
Some Pros: Seamless, reliable operation; Excellent-enough audio & video; Ease of service; No gear in the rooms, so no need to accommodate it or worry about people messin' with it.
Some Cons: Long cable runs (My office is my highest-end music room. It is adjacent to the Rack Mechanical Room, but that's still 40' of cable length); Expensive.
Below shows ALL the A/V that was in this home when I purchased it:
The '68 Magnavox is cool, but...
LOL much more sophisticated than mine, but I have a little bit of racking/distribution happening as well. The cabling is an unkempt spiderweb laden disaster. I should post it here so you can all be appalled. One of my problems is that I didn't get enough rack installed so I have some stuff on the floor unracked under some stairs. Works fine but not very aesthetically pleasing.
Love the retro in the blender with modern. Very cool. I work for a low voltage integrator myself. I get to be in 20-50,000’ homes and just about every one is Italian, Tuscan old world decorated.... Not knocking anyone’s style, but I sure am tired of it. Your place is a breath of fresh air.
...never enough rackspace!
I do love the optimism of MCM.
Without the extremely talented and hardworking experts I get to work with, nothing would look as good or work as well as it does.
Ha! Yeah....you’ve upgraded the AV system a bit. Amazing renovation design! The fireplace “wall” alone is so perfectly done.
I know porn is not allowed here BUT this thread should be renamed "audio porn XXX - enter at your own risk"
really awesome thread, love it!!
Love the Magnavox TV. Is it still around somewhere?
@MisterNines , I want to see what the rest of the house looks like. WOW.
Ya, we need pics of the office system. I mean, it is your music room.
Here's a a couple photos of my downstairs system, pretty close to vintage now. I have to plug in the iPad via the headphone out to Aux RCA ins. Works really well though. Streaming Spotify Student Premium through a Yamaha RX-V900 into Celestion DL-8 II monitors. Turntable is my excellent Technics SL-QL1. Even have an old VHS machine hooked into the system along with my now vintage JVC JVC TD-R431 cassette deck. LG Blu-Ray and Onkyo C-S5VL. I've owned all this equipment since new and have felt little need or desire to replace any of it.
Let's see the rest of that Tele?
That "Tele" is a parts guitar. I put it together with a Mex neck from an old Tele I owned but parted out. The body is from Stew-Mac and the rest of the parts are all Fender vintage repro parts (three-brass saddle bridge, pups, etc.). Pretty nice and propped up on my aging tweed Pro Jr. with a lacquered finish (Bullseye Amber). I just now moved it to a corner where I had an Oly white Jimmy Vaughan Strat and moved that elsewhere in the room.
Some people have Lava Lamps and Nipper. I seem to have guitars and amps everywhere. Sorry, this image is a bit fuzzy but you'll get the idea.
Sort of my own small-scale phono pre-shootout. Not enough time on any to come to a conclusion just yet. What I can say for the DIY crowd the top two is a real bargain. The Tavish breadboard has less than 3 album sides so far and sounds very nice.
She's gone to that big network in the sky
(more likely: in the earth)
I had a thought a few years back. I wanted to take an old cabinet, like yours and put a new flat screen TV where the tube was.
But, then I realized that it would not work because all of the new TV's are wide screen. Not the same 4x3 aspect ratio as in the older days.
Would have been fun.
That sounds like a post for another thread - or another forum?
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