Let's see pics of your stereo setup! - Page 43 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 2609Likes
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2015, 07:32 PM
wse
AVS Forum Special Member
 
wse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 9,441
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2112 Post(s)
Liked: 781
Quote:
Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post
Here is my new Desktop/Mixing/Editing setup:

Dynaudio BM5 MKIII
Apogee Duet for Mac
27" iMac
Pro Tools 12 + Logic Pro X + Waves Audio Plugins

I was between the Dynaudio BM5 MKIII and Focal CMS 65 but after some research I decided for the BM5 MKIII and I'm so glad I did it!! These monitors are AMAZING!!! In combination with the Duet is Audio Nirvana!! I chose the Duet because it has ESS Sabre32 DAC but also it came with Waves Silver plugins



Apogee Duet Audio Interface and DAC




Dynaudio BM5 MKIII

I always wondered how good they sound they look really cool
wse is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-08-2015, 08:09 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
enricoclaudio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1175 Post(s)
Liked: 1238
Quote:
Originally Posted by wse View Post
I always wondered how good they sound they look really cool
I'm still impressed on how these speakers sound. In general they are very clear and accurate. The bass that comes out of these speakers is impressive, it's a very articulated and clean bass. They sound pretty similar to the Focus 160 which I auditioned last month.



Enrico Castagnetti @ Rythmik Audio
Media Room: Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers w/ RAAL, Horizon w/ RAAL & Sierra 2s | Rythmik F12SE (x2) | Marantz SR7008 | Parasound Halo P5 | Emotiva XPA-3 & XPA-200 | Oppo 105D | Sony HW40ES |
Desktop: Dynaudio BM5 mkIII | Rythmik L22 | Apogee Quartet | 27" iMac|
Bedroom: B&W 685 S2 | Rythmik LVX12 | Marantz NR1606 | Emotiva XPA-200 Gen 2 | Samsung UN50JU6500 |
enricoclaudio is offline  
Old 11-09-2015, 04:47 PM
Senior Member
 
azz7686's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
Liked: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelliVolume View Post
You're rockin' RTi10's, I see...how do you like 'em?
They rock wish I would've got the 12's but am happy

Spoiler!
azz7686 is offline  
 
Old 11-09-2015, 05:30 PM
Newbie
 
kemph1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Let's see pics of your stereo setup!

Nice System


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Last edited by kemph1965; 11-09-2015 at 05:35 PM.
kemph1965 is offline  
Old 11-09-2015, 05:47 PM
 
IntelliVolume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,490
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by azz7686 View Post
They rock wish I would've got the 12's but am happy

I got the 12's, baby...
IntelliVolume is offline  
Old 11-09-2015, 05:47 PM
Senior Member
 
azz7686's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
Liked: 59
I believe I posted a while back some pic's but I could do some updated ones, about to pull the trigger on a xpa-2

Spoiler!
azz7686 is offline  
Old 11-09-2015, 05:48 PM
 
IntelliVolume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,490
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by azz7686 View Post
I believe I posted a while back some pic's but I could do some updated ones, about to pull the trigger on a xpa-2

Yeah, I too have been contemplating adding external amplification to the 12's, though it's gonna be an expensive proposition because my current AVR doesn't have preouts to feed an amp....so I gotta start with a new AVR or processor, too...
IntelliVolume is offline  
Old 11-09-2015, 05:53 PM
Senior Member
 
azz7686's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
Liked: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelliVolume View Post
I got the 12's, baby...
Nice!!! hows that csi30 sound with them? My 5 keeps right up with them! I know how the upgrade feeling money wise is I have the 705 but last year had the cdmi board/chip issue didn't find out about the free fix till I ordered the Yamaha but hey I gotta nice receiver for the garage now and I do like this yamaha better with all the features and it sounds great with the system!

ac4l is a great place to get a new refurbed receiver!!!

Spoiler!
azz7686 is offline  
Old 11-09-2015, 06:20 PM
 
IntelliVolume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,490
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by azz7686 View Post
Nice!!! hows that csi30 sound with them? My 5 keeps right up with them! I know how the upgrade feeling money wise is I have the 705 but last year had the cdmi board/chip issue didn't find out about the free fix till I ordered the Yamaha but hey I gotta nice receiver for the garage now and I do like this yamaha better with all the features and it sounds great with the system!

ac4l is a great place to get a new refurbed receiver!!!

Believe it or not, the CSi30 has no issues whatsoever with regard to keeping up with the 12's or in creating a cohesive soundstage (as you know, the CSi30 is not the perfect center channel match for the RTi tower line of the generation we're talking about) -- the funny thing is, I already had the CSi30 from a previous (and original) surround setup and wanted to use it when we moved into our new house, so I attempted to build a Polk front soundstage around the center...I contacted Polk and informed them that I was looking for the "best tower speaker match" for the CSi30 based on their current lineup, and that I was being advised that the RTi12's would be good (and because we were getting a KILLER clearance deal on them) and they advised me (along with some members on their forum) that the CSi30, while not the PERFECT match for the RTi12's, would be suitable because it came from a previous generation of "RT" series speakers. Because of the way I have my system calibrated (the center channel set 2dB higher than the RTi12 mains for dialogue intelligibility), there are ZERO problems with the 12's "drowning out" the CSi30...


How did your 705 push your system?


Thanks for the heads-up regarding the refurb tip!

Last edited by IntelliVolume; 11-09-2015 at 06:23 PM.
IntelliVolume is offline  
Old 11-09-2015, 06:30 PM
Senior Member
 
azz7686's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
Liked: 59
Hmmm! Interesting the only thing about my 5 is its so big and deep bought a cheap stand to put it on below my tv but it works and actually has some bass to it also. My 705 didn't do to bad but the power with the 3030 was a pretty good difference and then the XPA-200 added nice clear detail and now want the XPA-2 and move the 200 to my surrounds should be great in stereo mode w/ pure direct mode on this bypasses my Subs and its only the frt 2 and it still amazes me how good just the 10's sound but this 18 just adds so much depth that Ive never had in a home system its like a whole new experience!

Spoiler!
azz7686 is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 02:21 AM
Member
 
Serenity_now's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Eastern Canada
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Liked: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by shivaji View Post
Serenity now. Isn't that saying from the fun movie "Demolition Man".
I think the line from Demolition Man was 'enhance your calm.'
Serenity_now is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 03:05 AM
 
lovinthehd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OROR
Posts: 16,325
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4588 Post(s)
Liked: 4777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serenity_now View Post
I think the line from Demolition Man was 'enhance your calm.'
Sounds right. Reminds me of my favorite, Huxley when she said "Looks like he matched his meet. You really licked his ass." LOL.
lovinthehd is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 07:10 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
shivaji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,700
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 627 Post(s)
Liked: 476
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post
Sounds right. Reminds me of my favorite, Huxley when she said "Looks like he matched his meet. You really licked his ass." LOL.
Yes, your right, Enhance your calm. Good memory. Huxley's lines were super funny.
lovinthehd likes this.
shivaji is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 12:41 PM
 
IntelliVolume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,490
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 699
Senorita Huxley: "Okay, I'm in...let's go BLOW this guy..."
Spartan: "AWAY.....blow this guy AWAY......"
Huxley: "Whatever...."



Classic.
lovinthehd and TheNightwisher like this.
IntelliVolume is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 02:36 PM
 
lovinthehd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OROR
Posts: 16,325
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4588 Post(s)
Liked: 4777
Quote:
Originally Posted by shivaji View Post
Yes, your right, Enhance your calm. Good memory. Huxley's lines were super funny.
The only saving grace for that film were some of those lines, much of it needed the three clamshells.
lovinthehd is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 02:56 PM
 
IntelliVolume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,490
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post
The only saving grace for that film were some of those lines, much of it needed the three clamshells.

Oh come on, Lovin....you didn't like that film? Such a great cheesy action title from that era...Snipes was just off-the-wall fun in it and the whole thing is just a cool ride from beginning to end.


And those were three SEA SHELLS you're thinking of in the bathroom scenes -- something that was never divulged so far as meaning even all these years later and even amongst studio execs or other "insiders." As an interesting note, Bullock was once asked at one of the more recent award ceremonies she was walking the red carpet into all about what those meant in Demolition Man by a reported and she was kind of a bitch, from what I gathered, in her answer saying something along the lines of, "Seriously? Well, you're a smart individual, aren't you? Use your imagination....think of something along the lines of a bidet...."


IntelliVolume is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 03:26 PM
 
lovinthehd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OROR
Posts: 16,325
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4588 Post(s)
Liked: 4777
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelliVolume View Post
Oh come on, Lovin....you didn't like that film? Such a great cheesy action title from that era...Snipes was just off-the-wall fun in it and the whole thing is just a cool ride from beginning to end.


And those were three SEA SHELLS you're thinking of in the bathroom scenes -- something that was never divulged so far as meaning even all these years later and even amongst studio execs or other "insiders." As an interesting note, Bullock was once asked at one of the more recent award ceremonies she was walking the red carpet into all about what those meant in Demolition Man by a reported and she was kind of a bitch, from what I gathered, in her answer saying something along the lines of, "Seriously? Well, you're a smart individual, aren't you? Use your imagination....think of something along the lines of a bidet...."


LOL, what, clams aren't from the sea? About the right shape, no? The film was high on cheese that's for sure. Had no problem with Snipes or Bullock....its Sly I object to mostly, altho this was one of his better roles.
lovinthehd is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 03:33 PM
 
IntelliVolume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,490
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post
LOL, what, clams aren't from the sea? About the right shape, no?

Granted; I was merely being "poetically correct" in how it was officially referenced in the film.


Quote:
The film was high on cheese that's for sure. Had no problem with Snipes or Bullock....its Sly I object to mostly, altho this was one of his better roles.

I know what you mean about Sly; the biggest problem I have with this guy as an actor -- and I hope I can express this efficiently enough through words -- is how in all his action films, he's always making that really annoying "HUHHHHHH!!!!!" sound when he punches someone or gets punched, like he's STILL lost in that Rocky Balboa role....know what I mean?


It was ALL OVER Demolition Man -- when he fights Snipes or some of Leary's guys, he makes this "grunt" like he used to when punching foes in the Rocky films...it's SO annoying if you listen for it...
lovinthehd and azz7686 like this.
IntelliVolume is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 04:05 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Pacodutaco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 1,172
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 348 Post(s)
Liked: 1735
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelliVolume View Post
Oh come on, Lovin....you didn't like that film? Such a great cheesy action title from that era...Snipes was just off-the-wall fun in it and the whole thing is just a cool ride from beginning to end.


And those were three SEA SHELLS you're thinking of in the bathroom scenes -- something that was never divulged so far as meaning even all these years later and even amongst studio execs or other "insiders." As an interesting note, Bullock was once asked at one of the more recent award ceremonies she was walking the red carpet into all about what those meant in Demolition Man by a reported and she was kind of a bitch, from what I gathered, in her answer saying something along the lines of, "Seriously? Well, you're a smart individual, aren't you? Use your imagination....think of something along the lines of a bidet...."



Anyone wanting to read the interview where Bullock gave the answer can read it here:

http://www.mtv.com/news/1715032/sand...man-seashells/

Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier | Marantz CD5005 Compact Disc Player | Music Hall USB-1 Turntable | Monitor Audio Bronze BX2 Bookshelf Speakers
Audio Technica AT95e MM Cartridge | AudioQuest Evergreen Interconnects


"My CD's don't earn interest...they play sweet music."
Pacodutaco is offline  
Old 11-12-2015, 07:22 PM
 
IntelliVolume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,490
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pacodutaco View Post
Anyone wanting to read the interview where Bullock gave the answer can read it here:

http://www.mtv.com/news/1715032/sand...man-seashells/

Yes, that's right Paco -- she actually said it at the END of the interview and the phrase was "I thought you were intelligent but obviously not..."


What a complete stuck-up bitch.
IntelliVolume is offline  
Old 11-20-2015, 04:37 PM
Senior Member
 
azz7686's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
Liked: 59
A new pic of my new RTi-12's
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20151118_160638_resized copy.jpg
Views:	268
Size:	201.7 KB
ID:	1070210  

Spoiler!
azz7686 is offline  
Old 11-20-2015, 07:09 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
JA Fant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Prattville AL
Posts: 1,381
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 264 Post(s)
Liked: 397
Nice pics!
azz7686 likes this.
JA Fant is offline  
Old 11-20-2015, 07:44 PM
Advanced Member
 
dashpuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 709
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 394 Post(s)
Liked: 214
Built another pair of speakers. 6.5" Davis Driver's and a Seas tweeter. Uning 4 aleph minis class a & my Parasound Pre-amp & mini DSP.

dashpuppy is offline  
Old 11-21-2015, 08:26 AM
Advanced Member
 
pioneertop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: wilington.DE
Posts: 671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by dashpuppy View Post
Built another pair of speakers. 6.5" Davis Driver's and a Seas tweeter. Uning 4 aleph minis class a & my Parasound Pre-amp & mini DSP.

very very nice man.. i like it a lot ..am very much Appreciate when someone does a Build there is so much pride in DIY. well done mate!

loves...home theather/music/football:)
pioneertop is offline  
Old 11-21-2015, 08:27 AM
Advanced Member
 
dashpuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 709
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 394 Post(s)
Liked: 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post
very very nice man.. i like it a lot ..am very much Appreciate when someone does a Build there is so much pride in DIY. well done mate!
Thanks Tux made the boxes for me! I designed them.. I have another 2-3 pairs of speakers to build in the next few weeks too ! I also have to finish my 100watt class a amps too!
dashpuppy is offline  
Old 11-22-2015, 03:35 AM
Member
 
Serenity_now's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Eastern Canada
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Liked: 45
Those cabinets remind me of PMC designs. Cool work!
Serenity_now is offline  
Old 11-22-2015, 12:04 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
jkhome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, Va., USA
Posts: 1,576
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Liked: 60
This is the latest pic of a spare bedroom turned into my dedicated 2 channel listening room and home office. Room treatments are done, next upgrade will be replacing the old SS amp with a tube version. Not shown are IB subs in the ceiling and a stack of Yamaha pro amps for the mid and IB subs in the LH closet.

jkhome is offline  
Old 11-22-2015, 12:07 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
edfowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: central Indiana
Posts: 2,026
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 156 Post(s)
Liked: 83
Nice. You must be fond of some bass...
edfowler is offline  
Old 11-22-2015, 12:19 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
jkhome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, Va., USA
Posts: 1,576
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Liked: 60
Yeah, it's actually overkill in that department. I had bought some 15" drivers for an IB system for the HT room (which is also the family living room), but then plans got changed. So I installed them in this room as a "practice installation", as another dedicated HT room was a bit in the future.



At the time I had Maggies MMGs in this room. When I upgrade to the KEF LS50s, I felt the integration wasn't good enough as the KEFs have a higher bass roll off. So threw in the 12" diy sealed boxes as mid bass subs.

Currently building a pair of those 18" PE Ultimax drivers in DIYSG 4 cuft boxes for the living room, to hold us over till the new HT room can be finished.
ceptorman likes this.

Last edited by jkhome; 11-22-2015 at 12:33 PM.
jkhome is offline  
Old 11-22-2015, 02:16 PM
 
IntelliVolume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,490
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by azz7686 View Post
A new pic of my new RTi-12's

How sexy! I got the same ones as left and right mains in my HT also...
azz7686 likes this.
IntelliVolume is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 

Tags
Emotiva Xpa 2 Stereo Power Amplifier , Onkyo Tx Nr807 , Polk Audio Rti A9 Floorstanding Speaker , Rega , Sonus Faber , B W , Mcintosh Labs , Arcam , Denon , Vienna Acoustics , Auralex , Kef Ls50 2 Way Speaker System , Marantz , Pioneer , Psb , Velodyne , Sonos , Nad , Polk Audio , Infinity
Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off