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

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

  1. Mattatall

    Mattatall 2-iron draw

    Location:
    Bermuda
    You'll be able to enjoy the music no matter what your chair height is, life is too short lol...
     
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  2. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    great looking system! How is No Code sounding on it? :shh:
     
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  3. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    gorgeous system.
     
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  4. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    I love that album. I have the remastered version and am very pleased with the quality of it.
     
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  5. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    I too love that album with all my heart. Jack Irons’ drumming is spectacular on it and the entire band is just red hot.
     
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  6. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    Yes, I feel like it and Yield were the peak of their 90s albums.
     
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  7. cat9

    cat9 Forum Resident

    I actually never thought "this" would happen.....an almost wholesale change in my main system from vintage to modern gear.

    What has remained is my Sony PS-X50/Denon 301MKII

    And the purchase was from a distance since my city has no dealer for either the speakers or the amp.

    Lots of reading....videos....and a developing trust in a dealer (owner) who listened to my preferences closely and was patient as we navigated the purchasing process and options therein.

    He was amazing to deal with!!!

    After all was said and done .... here is where I landed

    Dynaudio Evoke 30's
    Hegel H90
    Music Hall PA15.3 MM/MC phono pre
    Misc. needed cables

    Transparent MusicWave Ultra speaker cables (a VERY generous gift from a VERY gracious friend) :)

    It's early days I know but I am gobsmacked by the detail, pace, dynamics, imaging and soundstage I am experiencing.

    I'm a happy camper :D


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  8. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Congratulations both on your new system but maybe even more importantly finding a great dealer. The latter are few and far between and the really good ones make everything so much easier. And your speakers and amp breaking in together is great you're sound should continue to improve even more for a bit!
     
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  9. cat9

    cat9 Forum Resident


    Thank you!
    Indeed with all the chatter these days about dealers Neil was a breath of fresh air!
    One thing that I appreciated very much was absolutely no arrogance. Which is something I have experienced in Hi Fi shops before.....and it BUGS me :)
     
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  10. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    Location:
    Belgium
    Congrats also on the setup of your speakers, you have created an empty space between them by using a diagonal setup. Those things are important, you got your priorities straight :righton:!
     
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  11. cat9

    cat9 Forum Resident


    Thx!

    I get "nailed" often on my setup but diagonal works very well in this room.
    I often say .... C'mon by for a listen and then tell me it's all wrong :cool:
    ..... no one drops by .... now granted they usually live far away, but still
     
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  12. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Location:
    Westfield, IN USA
    I had my system in a small square extra bedroom for years. The diagonal setup rendered the best sound by far. Back then I had a few audio friends over and all were amazed at what they were hearing.

    Congrats on a wonderful looking system.
     
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  13. cat9

    cat9 Forum Resident


    Thx!

    Indeed the optics are strange....but the proof is in hearing!
     
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  14. Noel Patterson

    Noel Patterson Six pack of stout, and a stick of sensi

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Just playing catch up on this thread after a busy summer, and have to say this is just sublime! If you made the furniture on your profile page pics you are a very talented carpenter, well done sir! :righton::cheers:
     
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  15. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    Well thank you for the kind words. I did indeed make these pieces as well as most of the other furnishings in our home. Furniture building is definitely something that gets me excited, and I am fortunate to make a living doing it.
     
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  16. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    This is the best view of my room sharing the sweet spot with one of my sons.
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  17. cat9

    cat9 Forum Resident

    One little change .... consensus seams to be stacking components is never ideal
    .... although I have done it in the past when I had no other choice

    In the previous pics of the new set up the phono pre was sitting directly on the Hegel.
    The owner of the shop where I purchased everything said that was just fine.
    Where it sat there was no venting and the Hegel doesn't get too hot anyway.

    Then I remembered I had this hanging around....an acrylic cover I had made for another application.
    It works....lots of room for the Hegel to breath and if I add a Bluesound Node 2i there is room for that on top also.

    And I think it looks ok too :)


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  18. DangerCow

    DangerCow Forum Resident

    Location:
    British Columbia
  19. Wigru

    Wigru Forum Resident

    Location:
    Belgium
    I’d love to have such stereo furniture. My wife likes it also.
     
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  20. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    Thank you, that’s very kind, and wife approved too!!!
     
  21. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Hey is it bad that the thing I want most from your pic is your sons hair? :p
     
  22. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    He had better appreciate it while he has it, I have an absolutely bald head.
     
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  23. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington DC
    Haha I don't feel quite so bad then just a slowly growing bald spot thus far!
     
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  24. neubian

    neubian Forum Resident

    Location:
    Apison, TN
    I just moved my listening room upstairs. Still a work in progress, but coming together nicely. :)

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  25. cat9

    cat9 Forum Resident


    WOW .... very nice!!
     
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