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post #841 of 964 Old 04-16-2014, 03:31 PM
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Great gear, Geoff, congrats!

BTW is that a DIY stand rack?

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Great gear, Geoff, congrats!

BTW is that a DIY stand rack?

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Thank you Rod!!!

Yes on the stand. It's morphed a few times from the original design and build. It was a fun and easy project, ready made dowels, sheets of white pine, stain, clear, steel wool, cheese cloth, jig saw, drill and wood screws and presto.

Here is a pic of the original build, quite different from what you saw earlier wink.gif I designed it to house the sub, didn't work out to well sonically, so I moved it out, especially when I got my second sub, I needed a little symmetry wink.gif





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geo.... your room looks really nice man.. real nice good job

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geo.... your room looks really nice man.. real nice good job

Thanks brother, unfortunately, we no longer live there which is sad, the sound for both H.T. and 2ch was pretty incredible. It was a 15.5 x 26.5 room and everything was dialed in great. Now, I'm in a small 12 x 15 room without my subs, but the A9's actually offer a "decent" amount of bass.

Another 6mo or so, and I'll have a place with another dedicated room and you'll know it, because i'm going to have my subs back in action, you'll know it because you'll look outside and think to yourself, "are we having an earthquake?", then you'll reflect and say, "no, Geoff must have his subs again" biggrin.gif

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Swapping some things around in the den, so here's a pic of a new project. 1 yr production only, 1970 JBL L100 with LX12-10 crossover and vertical alignment. Very pleased with them, much more tame than the later L100A models, will keep here for a little bit and let the Maggies sit in the corner and watch.....

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I can not ex plain how much  I like how this system looks. I bet it sounds amazeing as well even better than it looks!

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Thanks.
I do love it. It has changed slightly, and the JBL's are at the tail-end of a full restoration as we speak. Check it out in my thread, http://www.avsforum.com/t/1384451/gregs-theater-and-other-junk-stuff/30

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I'm a former computer geek who fell in love with video and audio after I started hanging out with a co-worker who's invested alot of money into his system. I started off by purchasing my very first TV. The past month have been spent researching and reading up on audio equipment. Been visiting the local hifi-store regularly to find the speakers I wanted.

 

My room is small and there's no place for floorstanding speakers, so I went with bookshelf speakers.

 

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B&W 685 S2

Pioneer VSX-923-K

Apple TV (Pretty much obsolete)

 

Keeping it simple, but fun. I find the sound quality to be amazing compared to the Logitech Z4 I previously used.

Who knows, maybe I'll get into the more expensive parts of audio when I grow older.

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I'm a former computer geek who fell in love with video and audio after I started hanging out with a co-worker who's invested alot of money into his system. I started off by purchasing my very first TV. The past month have been spent researching and reading up on audio equipment. Been visiting the local hifi-store regularly to find the speakers I wanted.

My room is small and there's no place for floorstanding speakers, so I went with bookshelf speakers.


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Philips 42PFL6678S
B&W 685 S2
Pioneer VSX-923-K
Apple TV (Pretty much obsolete)

Keeping it simple, but fun. I find the sound quality to be amazing compared to the Logitech Z4 I previously used.
Who knows, maybe I'll get into the more expensive parts of audio when I grow older.
hey nice..system. How do you like the S2,s
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hey nice..system. How do you like the S2,s

 

I absolutely love them. The sound is immersive and powerful. It's pure joy.

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I absolutely love them. The sound is immersive and powerful. It's pure joy.
kool that's what its all about..have fun ..there is a number of improvement they made to the 600 series ....i like the new grill cover for the metal dome..and the slimmer cabinets ...

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I "blame" everyone on AVS for this set up!
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I "blame" everyone on AVS for this set up!

you're welcome I guess.
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I "blame" everyone on AVS for this set up!

The picture on the right is crooked. Are those Dynaudio speakers the fake ones from China?

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I'm a former computer geek who fell in love with video and audio after I started hanging out with a co-worker who's invested alot of money into his system. I started off by purchasing my very first TV. The past month have been spent researching and reading up on audio equipment. Been visiting the local hifi-store regularly to find the speakers I wanted.

My room is small and there's no place for floorstanding speakers, so I went with bookshelf speakers.


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Philips 42PFL6678S
B&W 685 S2
Pioneer VSX-923-K
Apple TV (Pretty much obsolete)

Keeping it simple, but fun. I find the sound quality to be amazing compared to the Logitech Z4 I previously used.
Who knows, maybe I'll get into the more expensive parts of audio when I grow older.

Nice! Have you considered placing the speakers on pads or similar to raise them above the surface of the desk to reduce reflections?
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My very modest set up. Monitor Audio RX6's, RX Center (which i know is mounted to high, purchasing a speaker stand for it) and Onkyo TX-NR515. Saving to upgrade the receiver and get an amp.

Do you ever get neck aches with your TV so high? Like your space.

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My very modest set up. Monitor Audio RX6's, RX Center (which i know is mounted to high, purchasing a speaker stand for it) and Onkyo TX-NR515. Saving to upgrade the receiver and get an amp.

Do you ever get neck aches with your TV so high? Like your space.

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Here is mine:



The speakers are B&W CM7R.

The components (mac mini, Peachtree Nova, and a home-made Class D Audio amp) are housed in a cabinet to the left, under our TV
(which we didn't want over the fireplace. You can also see the TV has a 5.1 system with Orb speakers and a down-firing Rel-218 sub
(which the 2-channel shares at speaker level) driven by a small AVR (Marantz 1402).

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Here is mine:



The speakers are B&W CM7R.

The components (mac mini, Peachtree Nova, and a home-made Class D Audio amp) are housed in a cabinet to the left, under our TV
(which we didn't want over the fireplace. You can also see the TV has a 5.1 system with Orb speakers and a down-firing Rel-218 sub
(which the 2-channel shares at speaker level) driven by a small AVR (Marantz 1402).

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 95 this looks very nice..

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I like to put it on while I'm cleaning....Instead of fascism, consumerism and nationalism, I'm battling dirt and soap scum. #punkas****
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I like to put it on while I'm cleaning....Instead of fascism, consumerism and nationalism, I'm battling dirt and soap scum. #punkas****

Love that album. I wish I had it on vinyl. wink.gif

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Here is one of my room at 1/24...



And what it looks like at 1/6...




I'm not surprised by your 2nd graph where you have brought the 40hz peak down somewhat but now 30hz is 25dB below 40hz. That's the thing - it's hard to have all the frequency range in balance when there is large peaks and dips in the response. You can either have the peaks very hot to bring the dips up or if you want to bring the peaks down the dips are going to be very low. I do not see how that could be considered an advantage in any way.

Now THAT'S flat! Nice job, how do you do it?

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I dream about these I would love to design a room with nine of these talk about surround sound!

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Interesting they are not that tall after all!
 

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Those have always reminded me of some kind of an alien snail fetus😏
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Now THAT'S flat! Nice job, how do you do it?

Thanks. A lot of trial and error and hard work. Start off by finding the best compromise of room placement of speakers and subs and listening position for frequency response and soundstage and practical use of the room for a start. Then experiment with sub crossover and phase and delay and also experiment with port plugs on both speakers and subs and then use PEQ for the final finishing touches on the last remaining problematic areas.

And all of course while doing lots of listening to music to make sure I am going in the right directions. Sometimes I have had to make complete U turns. Although 99% of the time the flatter the frequency response the better the system sounds to me.

Some room treatments as well with 4" and 6" broadband absorption... but they don't make much difference to the frequency response and I more run with how they affect the soundstage and localisation when I listen to music rather than going by measurements with those.
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Yes, ALIEN that's the theme I would want to create with these speakers :)

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Thanks. A lot of trial and error and hard work. Start off by finding the best compromise of room placement of speakers and subs and listening position for frequency response and soundstage and practical use of the room for a start. Then experiment with sub crossover and phase and delay and also experiment with port plugs on both speakers and subs and then use PEQ for the final finishing touches on the last remaining problematic areas.

And all of course while doing lots of listening to music to make sure I am going in the right directions. Sometimes I have had to make complete U turns. Although 99% of the time the flatter the frequency response the better the system sounds to me.

Some room treatments as well with 4" and 6" broadband absorption... but they don't make much difference to the frequency response and I more run with how they affect the soundstage and localisation when I listen to music rather than going by measurements with those.

What do you use for PEQ?
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What do you use for PEQ?

JRiver's PEQ.

It's very good as it can operate on my PC in 64 bit mode which is better than many standalone devices.

The only downside is that I can only bring it into play for my music playback. TV and the occasional movie I watch has to go without. That's no big issue though because I have got things reasonable anyhow before PEQ. It just makes my music playback that bit much better. And I'm perhaps 80% music use on my system.
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JRiver's PEQ.

It's very good as it can operate on my PC in 64 bit mode which is better than many standalone devices.

The only downside is that I can only bring it into play for my music playback. TV and the occasional movie I watch has to go without. That's no big issue though because I have got things reasonable anyhow before PEQ. It just makes my music playback that bit much better. And I'm perhaps 80% music use on my system.

Thanks kiwi, might have to check that out👍
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Took some new pics of my little bedroom/2-channel setup:





JVC T-X3 AM/FM Tuner (on top: 80 GB PS3, Dish Joey receiver)

Sennheiser HD598

Marantz PM8004

REL T3 subwoofer


Monitor Audio RX1 (Walnut finish)

Peachtree DAC-it and Apple TV
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Testing these out but so far the value of these is insane.

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