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WTF? All that high, hungry powered system in a enclosed studio? And not even a fire extinguisher next to the couch? Lol
 

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This picture came from a guy that has a very successful business designing and installing ultra ultra high end audiophile theater systems. Scot had interviewed him on Home Theater Geeks on Twit.TV/HTG for AVS Forum. In the interview he said they had to build the building from scratch with three 1,000 amp service drops from the city to have sufficient power to drive all the amps. 
 
This was his demo room for clients and they took out all they cables to clean up the picture for their sales brochure. I believe he said he sold this system configuration to clients for $3 million depending upon options.
 
I am absolutely drooling over all those Mcintosh MC 2102 tube amps in a circle. The speakers are a THX Snell cinema package very high end that goes back to the 90's. The subs are single 18" drivers stacked two on top of each other, each cabinet is about 48"s each hence why they are so tall. He has three of the center channel speaker you can see at the center position and is using the cinema towers for all the other channels.
 
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I no doubt heard a better McIntosh system at Mac! It is their show room. Funny it did not cost as much and they had 6 12's in the floor and in each main utilizing their most powerful amps.
 

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Have read bought this system years ago. It really is intense if not overkill. What's wrong with that if your a millionaire? No different than most guys here who buy new setups every month. It's a great hobby
 

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I wonder how well Audyssey would handle this system?



Good to see the BIG screen. Usually with these sound systems you see a 32" RPTV for the video.
 

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That is one great system. If you can afford it, nothing wrong with that! Some people have multiple home, lots of cars, ect, it's a hobby. I know I can't afford something like that, lol.
 

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Originally Posted by MKtheater  /t/1525459/you-can-never-have-too-many-subs#post_24560563


Loudest theater? Just one of my speakers can play louder.
In your room... sure. You're in a small concrete bunker. Put your speakers in his 2,250 SQUARE foot room with vaulted ceilings... and probably not. If his room has 12' ceilings, that's 27,000 cubic feet. Your speakers could probably do RL in that sized room, but 132 dB? Do you really think so?
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I no doubt heard a better McIntosh system at Mac! It is their show room. Funny it did not cost as much and they had 6 12's in the floor and in each main utilizing their most powerful amps.
Assumption??? Maybe you should reserve that comment until you've actually heard the guy's system???


I've heard the TOL Mac system also. It was great, and VERY loud, but nowhere close to the "best" system I've heard.


I guess I don't get the sarcasm in this thread. The guy has put together an amazing system. It's obviously not a "high value" system, and it wasn't meant to be. He was clearly going for the absolute SOTA. He spent a lot of $$$, and I don't doubt he's achieved the absolute SOTA, or at least one iteration of it. A 24' screen with 11,000 lumens @ 4K lighting it up??? That's gotta be incredible, (although I can't imagine the CR of that system is up to the current SOTA.) 96,000 watts driving 14 towers and 24 subs??? I would love to be able to experience this system, (although I don't get the whole 3-speaker CC thing.)


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Having said what you said, who has heard this system in this thread, it is all a guess. Yes my speakers can play louder than his in any room. In my room I need 2 watts for reference. I never said the Mac system was my favorite as I like my system better. Since all this is best guess because of the name factor I would think Mac's giant line arrays and even more powerful amps in their well treated room would sound quite good in comparison as this is on a wooden floor alone. It does look cool and sure it sounds great as having owned Mac gear in the past. One mans awesome is another's ok. So I will repeat, my speakers play louder. Oh BTW, having never heard this system or your Plats I would take the Plats. Just my Opinion.
 

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Originally Posted by craig john  /t/1525459/you-can-never-have-too-many-subs#post_24568003


In your room... sure. You're in a small concrete bunker. Put your speakers in his 2,250 SQUARE foot room with vaulted ceilings... and probably not. If his room has 12' ceilings, that's 27,000 cubic feet. Your speakers could probably do RL in that sized room, but 132 dB? Do you really think so?

Assumption??? Maybe you should reserve that comment until you've actually heard the guy's system???


I've heard the TOL Mac system also. It was great, and VERY loud, but nowhere close to the "best" system I've heard.


I guess I don't get the sarcasm in this thread. The guy has put together an amazing system. It's obviously not a "high value" system, and it wasn't meant to be. He was clearly going for the absolute SOTA. He spent a lot of $$$, and I don't doubt he's achieved the absolute SOTA, or at least one iteration of it. A 24' screen with 11,000 lumens @ 4K lighting it up??? That's gotta be incredible, (although I can't imagine the CR of that system is up to the current SOTA.) 96,000 watts driving 14 towers and 24 subs??? I would love to be able to experience this system, (although I don't get the whole 3-speaker CC thing.)


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My mains can do 132dB or more each in the bass and the upper 120's from the mid hundred's and up. I'm sure James's isn't far off. I'm not saying to brag but to point out that it isn't a completely unattainable goal. Many here with JTR or Seaton speakers are close if not on the mark as well.


No any of my comments about this $3M system is that it .... it reeks of vanity. You know yeah it's cool and it is not s**t gear but does he really have to have a circle of Mac amps all on their own polished weighted risers? Even got their tops exposed. Its awesome for gear sluts like us but it is pure vanity, imo. There is no reason the guy can't put all this in a proper case and out of the way. No doubt they go out of the way to mention it has an audiophile approved top end extension of 100khz.



Oh and look at that extensive library of LP's on the walls. That's warm, silky acoustic treatment right there. Oh yah.


Don't forgot the $30,000 turntable on $10k worth of marble.


Again money and decent overpriced high-end gear. Whoopee. You can have an awesome system like that but not present it in such an audiophile-y snobbish way. Such as every single AVS HToftheMonth so far.



This is just my opinion....







....and obviously I am super jealous.
 

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I bet that 132 dBs is from his subs too! I have dual stacked DR-250's with delta lite 10's. So each main has 40 horn loaded piezos and two horn loaded 2510's. 100 watts gets me to 129 dBs from 120hz and up and 126 dBs from 80-120. The main can handle 1000 watts. Again I only need 2 watts for reference playback at the seats! My surrounds need 1 watt and running the 8x18 IB with clone. I have that 132 dBs covered but would never play that loud except maybe the bass for some crazy demo. 130 dBs creates too much pressure in my room and starts to hurt your ears as they plug up like being under water. Hitting 120-125 dBs seems perfect.
 

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....and obviously I am super jealous.
I think that's the overall bottom line pretty much across the board. 
 
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I bet that 132 dBs is from his subs too! I have dual stacked DR-250's with delta lite 10's. So each main has 40 horn loaded piezos and two horn loaded 2510's. 100 watts gets me to 129 dBs from 120hz and up and 126 dBs from 80-120. The main can handle 1000 watts. Again I only need 2 watts for reference playback at the seats! My surrounds need 1 watt and running the 8x18 IB with clone. I have that 132 dBs covered but would never play that loud except maybe the bass for some crazy demo. 130 dBs creates too much pressure in my room and starts to hurt your ears as they plug up like being under water. Hitting 120-125 dBs seems perfect.

IIRC years ago I read in Steve Guttenbergs blog somewhere that the mic was placed at the listening position and the level had to be sustained and not just a peak. Although these types of world records can sometimes just be attributed to the fact that no one else has called up Guiness and said "hey I want to attempt to set a record for loudest HT" category and for a fee they will come to you. Put your money where your mouth is MK and call them up!!



Seriously though some others on here think this guys a chump and a over spending gear whore but have you guys ever looked at his resume??

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremykipnis



Also giant stacks of books or LPs in his case can work very effectively for acoustics. Gives off both absorption and reflectivness though of course its not an exact science.
 
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