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post #151 of 230
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Originally Posted by hikarate View Post

Since your old place had room treatments everywhere and nothing as difficult as concrete and glass to deal with, just how big of a difference is the SQ in the new place now? Is the difference slight or turning your stomach?

BTW looks beautiful, great view of the city you have there and I like the colors.

Thanks hikarate. The room is definitely a beast that needs tamed. Is it stomach turning? No, not really. It's just VERY different from what I was used to. The old place sounded fantastic IMO, so this will be a change of pace for sure lol. I am not some snooty audiophile, I just need to adapt to the new enviroment and enjoy it for what it is

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Originally Posted by Detach50 View Post

i must say i loathe you for the fantastic setup. The VAs look beautiful and i know they sound beautiful too! have fun moving in :-)

Why Thank you Detach50, I do appreciate that

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Originally Posted by prepress View Post

As for mounting the TV, would you be mounting it higher? It looks like it's at a nice eye level as is, though a bit higher wouldn't hurt; that also would put the screen a few inches further back, making it seem a bit smaller. On the other hand, a wall mount would free up rack space. But the steel is an issue, so perhaps you'll decide the return isn't worth the investment, unless you absolutely can't stand the setup as is.

It will be interesting to see how the space evolves as things get more settled and you get past the "I just moved in" stage. I think an assault on the space is coming.

I do agree. The TV is currently perfect to my eye level but as you said a tad higher would not hurt. I don't mind how it looks right now, but my personal tastes do prefer a wall mounted setup. I could then relocate the center back to the top (but it actually doesn't sound that much different as it is right now than I thought it would). Regardless, i've been trying to figure out the best way to wall mount this TV to the metal studs (toggle bolts seem to do the trick). I also need to widen my mains just a bit and get new cloth for my acoustic panels. Ahhhhhh lots of work to still do
post #152 of 230
Have you thought about purchasing a tv stand that has a mount on the back of it? It would allow you to have that mounted look without dealing with the headaches of mounting on concrete, plus allow you more flexibility in arranging your equipment. Regardless you have a great looking loft and I bet there's plenty to do with-in walking distance. Keep us updated!
post #153 of 230
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Have you thought about purchasing a tv stand that has a mount on the back of it? It would allow you to have that mounted look without dealing with the headaches of mounting on concrete, plus allow you more flexibility in arranging your equipment. Regardless you have a great looking loft and I bet there's plenty to do with-in walking distance. Keep us updated!

yeah, but all the ones I like are around $1500ish....lol

The wall is not concrete, its drywall but with metal studs. I'll figure it out though. Thanks for the compliments
post #154 of 230
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I am not some snooty audiophile, I just need to adapt to the new enviroment and enjoy it for what it is

Well you have snooty audiophile grade equipment.
post #155 of 230
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Well you have snooty audiophile grade equipment.

touche'
post #156 of 230
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Well you have snooty audiophile grade equipment.

Which doesn't make him a snooty audiophile necessarily. But if Bigred starts talking about minutiae, he's in trouble.

When my older stuff was new it fit your description, as would the newer stuff (last year) currently, but now I don't even think of it that way; it doesn't occur to me. It's simply my equipment. Audio maturity, I guess.

Now, Bigred, if you say you're not a snooty audiophile, I'll accept that. For now.
post #157 of 230
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Which doesn't make him a snooty audiophile necessarily. But if Bigred starts talking about minutiae, he's in trouble.

When my older stuff was new it fit your description, as would the newer stuff (last year) currently, but now I don't even think of it that way; it doesn't occur to me. It's simply my equipment. Audio maturity, I guess.

Now, Bigred, if you say you're not a snooty audiophile, I'll accept that. For now.

haha thanks man
post #158 of 230
Very nicely done, I love those speakers!

Congrats!
post #159 of 230
One other thought is that this new room could get pretty hot with the sun coming through all that glass. Also, you wouldn't want any of the electronics in direct sunlight. More reason to get something over those windows in the warmer months (like now), unless the heat doesn't bother you or there's no direct sun on that side of the building. Maybe drapes that can be opened and closed at will.
post #160 of 230
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One other thought is that this new room could get pretty hot with the sun coming through all that glass. Also, you wouldn't want any of the electronics in direct sunlight. More reason to get something over those windows in the warmer months (like now), unless the heat doesn't bother you or there's no direct sun on that side of the building. Maybe drapes that can be opened and closed at will.


No direct sunlight (faces south), and there are blinds.

I leave them open most of the time though and I work from home. Doesn't get hot


you can kind of see the blinds in the picture lol (camera phones suck)
post #161 of 230
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I do appreciate the recommendations though prepress Keep'em coming.

I see you live in Brooklyn, very cool. I have a cousin that is a teacher in Brooklyn. He moved to the city several years ago from Wisconsin and hasn't looked back I'll be in NYC in november for some engagement photos. I'm pretty excited since i've never actually been there.
post #162 of 230
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Here is a naked speaker shot I still need to mount the TV, but I have put that off until I am done with my licensing tests here for work. I also need to pull the speakers apart just a tad bit more.

post #163 of 230
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Originally Posted by Bigred7078 View Post

I do appreciate the recommendations though prepress Keep'em coming.

The blinds are a good move, and they'll also help offset any glare on the TV screen. They aren't obvious in the previous photos, though. Are they more recent?

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I see you live in Brooklyn, very cool. I have a cousin that is a teacher in Brooklyn. He moved to the city several years ago from Wisconsin and hasn't looked back I'll be in NYC in november for some engagement photos. I'm pretty excited since i've never actually been there.

Maybe the weather will be cooler by then .

NY is expensive, but there's always something to do.
post #164 of 230
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I've also considered picking up one of these when they come out (Anthems new receiver line). While the Marantz is treating me just fine, I may get some nice benefits from ARC.



post #165 of 230
Where's the turntable??

Very nice setup and new place. Congrats.
post #166 of 230
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Where's the turntable??

Very nice setup and new place. Congrats.

I had to sell my Pro-ject RM 9.1 to help fund my move across the country for my new job
I'll be getting another though once all the craziness at work settles down Thanks for the compliments
post #167 of 230
Gorgeous set-up enjoy your new home.
post #168 of 230
Very nice Red. Lovin' that Emotiva gear my friend.
post #169 of 230
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Very nice Red. Lovin' that Emotiva gear my friend.

Yes, I'd be interested to hear any impressions of its sound.
post #170 of 230
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Very nice Red. Lovin' that Emotiva gear my friend.

Was thinking the exact opposite. Lovin the Vienna's, the record player and the overall setup except for the Emotiva stuff. Totally outclassed by his other gear.
post #171 of 230
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My latest setup update.

post #172 of 230
Looks great, but a touch crowded. Is that table with the computers absolutely necessary? If that were gone, I think it would lead the eye to the focal point of the room, which is the entertainment center.
post #173 of 230
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Originally Posted by SJTrance View Post

Looks great, but a touch crowded. Is that table with the computers absolutely necessary? If that were gone, I think it would lead the eye to the focal point of the room, which is the entertainment center.

The area is open to the left of the system, I believe, so the computer table forms a partition of sorts to separate the two spaces.
post #174 of 230
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The area is open to the left of the system, I believe, so the computer table forms a partition of sorts to separate the two spaces.

Thats absolutely correct

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Looks great, but a touch crowded. Is that table with the computers absolutely necessary? If that were gone, I think it would lead the eye to the focal point of the room, which is the entertainment center.

Thanks SJTrance. Yes it its just a tad crowded, but I absolutely need my desk area since I work from home. The reason for the change is I needed a rather large filing system for all my work and the cabinet would not fit any other way. To give you an idea of the space, this was a pano picture from previously.




So I had to fit this big shelving unit which led to the change.
post #175 of 230
I don't think it's crowded at all. Looks great!
post #176 of 230
Hey Big Red,

How've you been? I read that you are working from home. I'm jealous, you probally get to listen to music thru your system all day long.
post #177 of 230
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New Place...












My new view
post #178 of 230
Oh LAWD!!!! That's sick man. Unreal.
post #179 of 230
That place looks great--and I love the industrial-style ducts up top. This is the first time I've seen Vienna Acoustic speakers that I can actually lust over. Excellent choice of gear!
post #180 of 230
Very, very nice! You are now 3 for 3 on sweet spaces - you sure you're a young college graduate?

Out of curiosity - did you step down to a 3.0 (or 3.1) setup?
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