Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Halloween Jack, Mar 28, 2015.
Also not visible is my sumiko S.9 subwoofer
if you would remove the tv and lower the diffusers down to the level where now the tv is then you would be really surprised
It appears I went to bed early last night and missed the Sonus Faber hour! Well done guys gorgeous speakers!
This is so obviously true that I’m wondering what possible purpose your post is supposed to serve? Do you genuinely think I don’t know that? Did you not see where I said that I place a panel in front of the tv for serious listening? Doesn’t that indicate that I am well aware of the effects the television has? And perhaps, since I’m obviously well aware of the effects and have clearly chosen to leave the TV in place that I’ve decided it’s simply a compromise I need to live with?
The compulsion of people in this thread to make the most utterly banal points about other people’s setup, as though they are revealing some deep knowledge to us poor pitiful proles, will never stop amusing me.
I have the same thoughts when I view other people’s photos but I’m not compelled to offer my unsolicited advice. I assume anyone with thousands of dollars in equipment who regularly posts on a forum like this is likely well aware of such obvious issues and if someone wants advice they’ll solicit it.
Very nice set up phan. Is that a Pollock on the wall?
Indeed! That’s the print that came with the RSD Junta run some years back
Love the space. I personally hate blocking windows.
I'm sure the commenter meant no offense, but sometimes I too am compelled to reply with some banal point ...
Which ATS panel do you use? I also have a TV in the center of my setup-to-be (in my new Idaho house that I haven't been able to set up my audio system in yet). Probably doesn't really matter, just curious.
ATS Suede Acoustic Panel - 24x48x4 seems like a candidate, but thinking I'd measure and maybe get a custom size.
Skyline diffusers? Does the craftsman take orders? I live in Dublin so could pick them up and will be driving to ID sometime over the next couple months (weather permitting).
My space is very much a work in progress ... planning on using MA Silver 8s (initially, may try others), left one next to rack, right one spaced to right, centered on TV, and out into the room at least beyond rack front ... might lower the TV some on stand. Will also have large Yamaha 'soundbar' for movie/surround use (if it works, haven't tried it yet). May set absorber on top of soundbar (likely) or in front of it, covering it and the TV. Maybe absorptive panels on RH side behind RH speaker? Lots of things to think about/experiment with ... but the skyline diffuser(s) above the TV wasn't something I was thinking about, thanks !!!
PS/Edit: there seem to be a plethora of skyline diffusers available now on 'etsy' and elsewhere ... I remember when these were exotic and prohibitively expensive. Similarly with traditional acoustic panels ... so maybe I don't need exact models you use! Oh well thanks for the discussion anyway if you want to answer.
PPS: Wonder if a 'portable' skyline diffuser placed on top of soundbar (covering TV surface) would be even better? Commenter talked about diffusion in alignment with speakers being preferred ... maybe fixed diffuser above and portable placed when listening critically?
You’re right and I owe @jenkovix an apology. Those types of posts are a pet peeve of mine and I unfairly unloaded on you. You meant no offense and I should not have reacted that way.
That’s the size I use, though they are not suede. It’s a cheap and easy solution.
He does! I actually found him on Etsy after many months of searching online for someone. He delivered them to me, so I’m sure he’d be fine with pickup. I believe he’s in Livermore, diffusing the situation by AcousticSolutions on Etsy
Enjoy your new space!
WOW, cool !!! Right down the block so to speak. Might have things shipped to Idaho though ... we'll see. Free shipping? OK, yes.
And thanks! I hope/pray to be moving in Feb. 2021 ... not a great time to move to ID from CA but it's when my apt lease is up and I do NOT want to renew for short term or long. Time to get outta Dodge, so to speak.
PS/Edit: Many things to consider (depth, etc.) ... I imagine the 6" depth is 'best' and I'll want to 'analyze' things a bit WRT freq. response/effects for the various types. MANY types besides these too of course. But his with the LEDs seem appealing!
A few spinners put into the system for play.
REK-O-KUT Rondine Deluxe mono setup With Gray Research and ROK arms. The 78’s and mono LP’s player.
Greg Metz STS modified Thorens TD124 MKII, rewired Ortofon RMG212 tonearm, with an Andy Kim Needle Clinic rebuilt and retipped Ortofon S15-T MC cartridge with a linear contact diamond tip, and aluminium cantilever. The Ray Brown Trio had the honor of first play.and it didn’t disappoint.
A friend gave me a bottle of that Nikka whisky from Japan and it's sublime! I still have a little left, kind of waiting for a cold, fall weekend to polish it off in my music room. Been too unseasonably warm here for that.
Nice setup and whiskeys all around!
Simple, no? Music by Art Pepper. Count Basie on deck...
I have the RP6>Exact>Fono>LM integrated in my office. Very satisfying.
...and I know very well Cornwalls are putting out quite a show there fuelled by piano and sax!
I missed it, too! I'm going to jump in here since I am a new, (very) happy Sonus Faber owner, and am just loving listening through these. Haven't posted in this thread in quite some time, and have an entirely new, dedicated room and lots of new equipment, also. So, more to follow....
Now those are some real beauties. Bet they sound as good as they look.
Check this thread out if you get a chance: Any other Sonus Faber fans here ?
Just a little taster of my Croft Series 7 power amp. I was using the PA stage of my XTZ amp with a Stereo Coffee LDR Pre-amp but a whole integrated for those duties is overkill.
I'm not regretting it!
Can I ask; how do you find the Matrix Element M as a Roon endpoint?
Any issues / niggles / recommended?
Am 90% about to pull the trigger on one.
That looks fantastic! Great gear, how would you describe the Elysians?
I really like the look of the wall, does it have any positive or negative effect on the acoustics?
The Matrix was great - sounded fabulous and never had a hitch or hiccup in the few months I owned it. I have since replaced this however (and my Roon Nucleus) with an Innuos ZEN MK3 which is connected via USB to the Hegel.
Great sense of scale. Smooth top end. The drivers work seamlessly together.
In an ideal world you shouldnt have anything between your stereo speakers, so the TV doesnt helps.
The wall is actually textured wallpaper, so, dunno!
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