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Always been a serious audiophile but never got into HT. Bought a pio 60" elite kuro last year and am now ready to take the plunge (but not to the extent with which i've done in audio).

I know very little about HT but looking at possibly Deftech. mythos speakers, either marantz SR-8002 or Rotel RSX 1550 receiver. Certainly not up to the standards of some of you here, but I think it will keep me and the family happy.

Anyway, here are some pics of my dedicated listening room. Equipment is SME 30/2 turntable, SME V tone arm, Dynavector XV-1S cartridge, Aesthetix IO phono stage, Audio Research REF5 preamp, EMM labs transport and DAC, Tenor 75W OTL amps, and Verity Audio Sarastro Speakers.






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Ok E55 AMG!
First off, what year is your E55?!
Secondly, your 2 channel rig is mind-boggling!
Thirdly, the room should be showcased in Sterophile magazine! It's just ridculously beautiful!

Very impressive to say the least. A true audiophile setup.
So what are you planning for the home theater configuration?

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Chris,

Let me be the first one to congratulate you! I was browsing the threads to see how some of my friends here were doing and stumbled upon your pics.

That is not only an amazing setup, but the arrangement, decoration and colors are equally impressive.

With the risk of asking a dumb question, what are the half-cylinder copper-like things, are they intended to help with sound or are they just decorations?

I would love to give that system a listen, I bet it sounds phenomenal!

Excellent!

Congrats!

EDIT: Haha, ld beat me to it! I do think that I saw it first though...
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Ok E55 AMG!
First off, what year is your E55?!
Secondly, your 2 channel rig is mind-boggling!
Thirdly, the room should be showcased in Sterophile magazine! It's just ridculously beautiful!

Very impressive to say the least. A true audiophile setup.
So what are you planning for the home theater configuration?

Regards,

Thanks for the compliments! The E55 was two cars ago LOL. It was an '04. Current ride is an '07 porsche 997TT. I mentioned what I was thinking about for HT in my 1st post. NOthing too extreme.

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Chris,

Let me be the first one to congratulate you! I was browsing the threads to see how some of my friends here were doing and stumbled upon your pics.

That is not only an amazing setup, but the arrangement, decoration and colors are equally impressive.

With the risk of asking a dumb question, what are the half-cilinder copper-like things, are they intended to help with sound or are they just decorations?

I would love to give that system a listen, I bet it sounds phenomenal!

Excellent!

Congrats!

EDIT: Haha, ld beat me to it! I do think that I saw it first though...

Thanks very much. Not a dumb quesetion - the half-cylinder traps are indeed there for a reason. It's a constrained layer construction, with copper overlay. They're functional but I tried to make them somewhat attractive.

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Thanks for the compliments! The E55 was two cars ago LOL. It was an '04. Current ride is an '07 porsche 997TT. I mentioned what I was thinking about for HT in my 1st post. NOthing too extreme.


Yes you did. My apologies for the oversight. The Marantz SR8002 is a nice AVR no doubt, but I would also look at the Pioneer Elite SC25 or 27. Similar to the Rotel 15 series, they also use ICE power technology and would really go great with the Mythos speaker system.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU....SC-27.Support

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I read about your room before. I can't remember where, but all the engineering sounded impressive.

One thing that I think is a huge benefit for HT is Audyssey. The Marantz would get you that. Pioneer has their own eq system that I have never used so don't know how it stacks up.
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that is one sweet setup! I have a pioneer 151 like the one you are thinking of getting, trust me go and get it, it would complement a setup like yours very nicely

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that is one sweet setup! I have a pioneer 151 like the one you are thinking of getting, trust me go and get it, it would complement a setup like yours very nicely

thanks, i've had the 151 for just about a year now and it is awesome. just going to take the next step with it by adding surround speakers and receiver.

the audio and video systems/rooms will be kept separate. The listening room only has 1 chair - my wife always give me s**t for that LOL. Every time she says anything about the 1 chair, I ask her how many times she listened before I built the dedicated space. Almost never.

And, the few times she did venture in it was only a matter of seconds before she would start talking. I would tell her that would be like me standing in front of the TV while she was watching something.

It's funny how many people can't actually sit down and just listen to music.

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lol i miss read that you already bought yours
yeah i know what you mean by people cant just sit down and listen anymore, everyone is too busy.

theres 1 chair because theres only 1 person who cares, im sure you would put another one in there if there was another person that cared or could take the time

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Good Lord what I would do to take a listen with your room. You make me want to get back into the 2 channel game. Seriously. Words really can't describe how impressed I am with what little you've showed us. I can only imagine how it sounds...
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Thanks for all the kind words. Here's a few pics of the back of the room where records/CD's are stored (woudln't be any fun without any music LOL).

I'm much more limited in this room as far as records/CD storage than my old room, but the sonic benefits can't even be touched. The old room probably had close to 3,000 records in it. This shelving holds about 1,500 records and the same number of CD's. the rest of the collection is nearby so it's not that big a problem if I want to listen to something that is not in the room.




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Absolutely amazing room . I often wonder how one can remember a record/CD when they have such a large library. Do you have some sort of electronic database to organize your collection?
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no database used to keep track of the music. In the old room the records were arranged by artist and pretty much all over the room. I always knew where everything was though. I kept jazz and classical together and rock separate.

in the new room, i decided to just go alphabetically for rock, and classical and jazz together. It's easier this way as the records are stacked with the spine facing out. the old room they were stacked like in an old record store, where I would see the album cover.

The CD's are also alphabetical. This poses a bit of a challenge - after I loaded up the case i found a few more that needed to be placed. putting one in requires moving a LOT of CD's in a tight spot like this LOL. probably not the best way but oh well.

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E55 AMG,

I would much rather have a 2 channel dedicated room like yours, then any Home Theater system ever put together. Music, when played on a system like yours can create alot more emotions than any movie can ever achieve. I suspect when you play some of your favorite recordings your hairs will stand on edge and you get goosebumps all over your body. Only well recorded music can do this to the body.

Thanks for posting your pictures and I now have to try my luck at the lottery again.

Your system=Just Damn

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What a great room!

E55AMG, what are the room dimensions?
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That room is flat out awesome. If this is a room enjoyed by the fmily, all i would do in your situation is get a drop down tensioned screen between the speakers, a bluray player and a 1080p projector and call it a day.

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With a 2 channel audio system like that , why would you need home theater at all , seriously i wouldn't have the time for home theater ALL my time would be on my 2 channel gear.smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif


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