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52 minutes ago, frednork said:

Something that I found really improved soundstage depth in my setup was to bring the listening position (ie where your head is) to the top of an equilateral triangle formed by the speakers. (it seemed far too close to me). Toe the speakers in quite drastically so they point to your ears or just outside of and give that a go and adjust from there. I found the soundstage  extended back a long way with this setup.

I've been doing that for the last two listening rooms.  I helps with first reflections and stereo effects too.  

I may have to do some room measuring to sort this one out.  I've got the gear, just have to set everything up and go through the motions.  Probably over Easter.

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29 minutes ago, Cafad said:

I've been doing that for the last two listening rooms.  I helps with first reflections and stereo effects too.  

I may have to do some room measuring to sort this one out.  I've got the gear, just have to set everything up and go through the motions.  Probably over Easter.

Sorry, preaching to the converted!

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22 hours ago, frednork said:

Sorry, preaching to the converted!

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On 14/04/2019 at 7:42 PM, BRM said:

Another possibility is difference in the tubes.  Most tubes of the same brand & type can vary considerably in gain and conductance.  There could also be different brands or alternative tubes being used?  It appears the Droplet CDP5.0 uses Sovtek 6H30's as stock tubes.

Hi BRM, yes that is possible but unlikely, I have previously spoken with Greg regarding options for tube upgrades for the Droplet and he told me he orders all of the Droplets he receives with the highest spec tube upgrade option from the factory.

So chances are that both Droplets have the same tubes fitted, especially given it is an arse of a job to change tubes in this CDP and one that usually most people would get a tech to do.

 

 

cheers Terry

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On 15/04/2019 at 8:22 PM, Cafad said:

I've been doing that for the last two listening rooms.  I helps with first reflections and stereo effects too.  

I may have to do some room measuring to sort this one out.  I've got the gear, just have to set everything up and go through the motions.  Probably over Easter.

I realise I'm late coming to this, but do you have get Better Sound by Jim Smith?  It has a lot of tips for dealing with awkward rooms.

 

Also, do you use a test disc, such as the XLO , Stereophile No 2 and the Alan Parsons set-up disc?  I find these invaluable as a quick check after I've made changes to my system.  I'd be embarrassed to say how many times I've been caught out with the channels reversed or out of phase.

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