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5 hours ago, keinesorge said:

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For an audio system with a degree of fidelity and an ability to create an effective disco setting far better than most speakers on this thread, i present to you the Sony V90DW.  Not only does it have a high driver count, it also has contextual lighting and gesture controls.

 

Does chromecast and spotify.  Has on-board DSP and a guitar input.

 

Leave the silver coated, rhodium plated, noise modulated "HiFi" alone and just enjoy the music.

 

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Does Wilson know about this?

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one addition to the system - plenty of time to enjoy during lockdown.      

My current system!         Recorded handheld on my iphone with inbuilt microphone...so take it with a big dose of salt.

solace away from the girls  

1 hour ago, mwhouston said:

Does Wilson know about this?

I'm not sure but Wilson should really be looking over their shoulders.

With its inbuilt CD, FM, Bluetooth and Karaoke, the Sony unit represents tremendous value.  :D

 

And it doesnt even need a power conditioner.

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9 hours ago, keinesorge said:

I'm not sure but Wilson should really be looking over their shoulders.

With its inbuilt CD, FM, Bluetooth and Karaoke, the Sony unit represents tremendous value.  :D

 

And it doesnt even need a power conditioner.

 

It does benefit from Whites anti-vibration pads, though.

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1 hour ago, Steffen said:

 

It does benefit from Whites anti-vibration pads, though.

Hey, hey, hey don't be knocking the pads! 🤪😁

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Evening Folks.

A few late night pics...  always changing and learning.  Getting some good results now...  all by ear, mind you...  'twill be interesting when I'm able to measure with equipment.

 

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4 hours ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

Oops...  all thumbs.

All made by you?

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On 17/01/2021 at 9:40 AM, mwhouston said:

Visa card purchase only. Not my system but off FB.

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I was thinking the other day where I've seen those glowing circles... at least we know where Dan took the inspiration...

 

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On 03/01/2021 at 5:21 PM, Lx4man said:

Added an isotek power cable and consonace power board "now my system tastes more full bodied and richer " 

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just missing cable lifters mate..

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6 hours ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

Evening Folks.

A few late night pics...  always changing and learning.  Getting some good results now...  all by ear, mind you...  'twill be interesting when I'm able to measure with equipment.

 

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You don't have enough speakers. I think you can fit another 10 pairs of floor standers in there.

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2 hours ago, kukynas said:

 

I was thinking the other day where I've seen those glowing circles... at least we know where Dan took the inspiration...

 

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Ill take two sets... mind if I trade in my Rega P2? ;-)))

 

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3 hours ago, BATMAQN said:

All made by you?

Hey man.

I have a pair of TDL floorstanders, and JBL monitors...   all others have been modified by me.

A learning process to develop my skills, leading up to a design and full build of another pair.

I have a thread in the DIY section.

 

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1 hour ago, misternavi said:

You don't have enough speakers. I think you can fit another 10 pairs of floor standers in there

One of the benefits of single living.

 

I had no room for the Chrissy tree though...  and there are more speakers on the way.

 

I did set up a four way speaker switch yesterday, it has made comparison's much easier.

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8 hours ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

Evening Folks.

A few late night pics...  always changing and learning.  Getting some good results now...  all by ear, mind you...  'twill be interesting when I'm able to measure with equipment.

 

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That’s a lot of big speakers. I have three individual and different systems at home with three very different speaker setups. But not all crowded into one room. But six or so times a year I swap speakers from one system into my main lounge room system for a re-listen for at least a week or two. Nice to have choice and all speakers have their signature character which I enjoy. All I would happily live with for 

ever.
 

But after a week or two my horns and woofers are returned. 

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A few chchch-changes to my system with a mix of old and new. The Vafs have never sounded so good.....

 

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13 minutes ago, Stump said:

A few chchch-changes to my system with a mix of old and new. The Vafs have never sounded so good.....

 

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what a fantastic looking room and setup.  Many years of enjoyment to come there!

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17 minutes ago, Stump said:

A few chchch-changes to my system with a mix of old and new. The Vafs have never sounded so good.....

 

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very nice setup. What do you notice most with change from 25 to 30  

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15 minutes ago, frednork said:

very nice setup. What do you notice most with change from 25 to 30  

So far I’ve noticed it has the same sound signature but bigger everything like Bass control and detail.

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15 minutes ago, frednork said:

Had to fight the urge with the 25 being available...:drool:

Ive just realized how important a Amp is to get the best out of the speakers.The 025 is a brilliant Amp  for detail quietness and reliability.👍

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5 minutes ago, Stump said:

Ive just realized how important a Amp is to get the best out of the speakers.The 025 is a brilliant Amp  for detail quietness and reliability.👍

Did you ever compare with ri100/101?

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3 minutes ago, frednork said:

Did you ever compare with ri100/101?

I haven't myself but looking at the remotes each use should give you a idea..

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2 hours ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

Hey man.

I have a pair of TDL floorstanders, and JBL monitors...   all others have been modified by me.

A learning process to develop my skills, leading up to a design and full build of another pair.

I have a thread in the DIY section.

 

Hey mate 

 

Thats cool. 
 

I used to do the same thing 3 even 4 sets of speakers alongside each other until a member/ mate told me it wasn’t ideal because they “react against each other” still not sure what he was talking about anyway I thinned out the herd and now just have the big Spendors in the room more than happy.😀
 

It’s still a nice sight to see all those nice speakers together. 
 

👍👍  

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46 minutes ago, BATMAQN said:

3 even 4 sets of speakers alongside each other until a member/ mate told me it wasn’t ideal because they “react against each other"

 

G'day mate.

 

Yeah...  you're not the first one to point that out.  I'm sure it's more furniture to interfere with the waves...  not ideal.

 

It get messy 'round 'ere between cleanups too, as any indoor work is done in the listening area.

 

My goal is to settle on a main system, with a second system in the same room...  a bedroom system...  and maybe a fourth in the dining room.

 

That will allow me to thin the herd for listening.  But, I'm sure I will begin moving speakers in and out of the room, instead of having them all side by side.

 

For now it's all about learning and experience...  finding the right combinations and getting the most from the gear I have.

 

I have a long way to go before my first, full design and build.

 

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19 minutes ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

G'day mate.

 

Yeah...  you're not the first one to point that out.  I'm sure it's more furniture to interfere with the waves...  not ideal.

 

It get messy 'round 'ere between cleanups too, as any indoor work is done in the listening area.

 

My goal is to settle on a main system, with a second system in the same room...  a bedroom system...  and maybe a fourth in the dining room.

 

That will allow me to thin the herd for listening.  But, I'm sure I will begin moving speakers in and out of the room, instead of having them all side by side.

 

For now it's all about learning and experience...  finding the right combinations and getting the most from the gear I have.

 

I have a long way to go before my first, full design and build.

 

You would get bass assistance I think from the other speakers. I have a huge urn in my listening room which resonates at 50hz. Ive measured it. 

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These are my Humble setups. Sans feet and all 😁.

Just finished my Amati copies and am flushed with a few speakers now.

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6 hours ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

and there are more speakers on the way.

More, by the looks of it you have blown your dog up causing pre-mature passing...

 

 

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6 hours ago, chefsinc said:

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I love the clean look of your Musical Fidelity A3Cr combo, I bet it sounds good too.

I'd would love to own a pair of those one day.

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7 hours ago, Willmax said:

I love the clean look of your Musical Fidelity A3Cr combo, I bet it sounds good too.

I'd would love to own a pair of those one day.

Yes Thank you Willmax, I love this amp and pre amp. had it for around 11 years now and will never let it go. too much sentimental value. I have added 2 Vincent Mono blocks sp997 which run the top end and the MF runs the bass section. Really so happy with my setup now. The Vincents are above my expectations also. they are lovely amplifiers.

The Amati Replicas have surpassed my expectations, I nailed the crossover yesterday and it just sounds so right. To be honest I had the Opportunity to listen to some Sonus Fabers 10 years ago when i Lived in Malaysia and I was not that impressed, but I find myself enjoying my homemade creations better.

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All DIY, 10 mono amplifiers 

 

All measurements are taken from the Listening position, the distortion measurements are amazing when you think these are from the Listening position and not near field. Check out the waterfall plot its very clean down to 100Hz with almost constant delay. Still have a bit of a peak in the bass but not too bad. Van Morrison never sounded better. Note I’ve reduced the tweeter level to reduce the rise you see in the graph above 2K

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2 hours ago, artaudio said:

All measurements are taken from the Listening position, the distortion measurements are amazing when you think these are from the Listening position and not near field. Check out the waterfall plot its very clean down to 100Hz with almost constant delay. Still have a bit of a peak in the bass but not too bad. Van Morrison never sounded better. Note I’ve reduced the tweeter level to reduce the rise you see in the graph above 2K
 

 

 

Those measurements look very agreeable to me. If it sounds good, you’ve done a good job!

 

My audiophile spider senses tingle when I get startling holographic imaging out of well recorded tracks. I’d take that over any residual bass bumps, if treating those means ruining the imaging.

 

The only thing to add now are some cable risers.

/jk

 

 

 

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Painting my music room, going from whitish to grey, three shades of grey in the end, behind the system will be a very dark grey. I’m trying to minimise music down time, finished rear of room last week, left side in progress, Tuesday I’ll start the ceiling over the system, front and right walls, so no music for a few days. Acoustic treatment is a bit right dominant at the moment, just sounds a bit brighter than normal.

I’ll be glad when the painting is finished.

 

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16 hours ago, awayward said:


Painting my music room, going from whitish to grey, three shades of grey in the end, behind the system will be a very dark grey. I’m trying to minimise music down time, finished rear of room last week, left side in progress, Tuesday I’ll start the ceiling over the system, front and right walls, so no music for a few days. Acoustic treatment is a bit right dominant at the moment, just sounds a bit brighter than normal.

I’ll be glad when the painting is finished.

 

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You could always paint it 50 shades of grey and be hopefull. 

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Got a Quad Vena (1st gen.) - all in one box from the  Classifieds.


I don't think I will plug the GaN amp in again. This all in one may not have the dynamics, control and detail of my usual  DAC, Pre, amp but it looks good, it's simple to use, wife and kids can use it and it they don't need to turn on 3 things and switch inputs on the DAC and Pre and get sound (It didn't matter how many times I explained it they still couldn't remember how to get sound)

 

Music sounds good and family is happy.

 

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@misternavi would be interesting if your power amp improves things via the preout. Could be left on and hidden and be best of both worlds?

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