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I thought it was about time I put some pictures and some details of my system

Its been about 8 Months to get to this stage,

pretty much the whole system was bought from other Stereonet people and I have to say that everyone that I have dealt with on this site

has been nothing but great  :thumb:

Ill start of with the speakers which are Vaf I91s mk2,a great sounding "Bookshelf" speaker, I like the detail and width of sound they produce

this is married up with a pair of Vaf DC-S subwoofers which im in the process of dialling in

All of this is fed by an Anthem 225,i love the bottom end of this amp which suits my taste in music, mainly grunge, hair metal, Blues rock

With the recent addition of the subs its brought another element to the table :)

The Turntable is a Rega Planer 3 GT upgrades ,platters,& with a Denon  DL-110 cart. this is hooked into the Anthems onboard Phono stage

For playing CD-SACD im just using an old panasonic

 

Im using Audio Principe Bi-Wired speaker cables and will be getting some of there shielded RCA plugs as soon as im happy with the sub placement

 

The home theatre side of things (which is separate) is run by a Denon AVR-2309 which I think does a great job for being a lower specked Denon

The fronts and centre are again from the Vaf family and are the mighty I90s,love these little guys,but do need a sub for decent home theatre.

my rears are nothing special at all, just some Teac towers. But seem to do the surround affects ok 

for the Blue-Rays im using a Panasonic Hard drive player,had it for quite a while and still going strong   

 

The Tv which is a 50 Inch Panasonic will be wall mounted shortly and the old Yamaha speaker that it is sitting on will be moved and the TT will be moved to the centre

So there it is, its pretty much done for now (I did say for now), so now its time to get some more records to fil up the racks :party

sorry about the quality of the piccis, it was done on my phone

 

 

Capone

 

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I thought it was about time I put some pictures and some details of my system Its been about 8 Months to get to this stage, pretty much the whole system was bought from other Stereonet people and I

Next piece of the puzzle ?

The Mose fits in quite nice ?

I must say Batty that after first hearing Grumpys Vaf speakers all those years ago, its something that sticks in your mind, Gees it even made adverts on tv sound good 

so the Vaf influence definitely came from him :thumb:

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Looking good, Capone!

 

Good to see the Dark Side is strong with you.

 

Plenty of space for more LP's as well!   :)

 

Theres always room for more LPs

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Sweet as.

 

Did Grumpy have any input

No! No one listens to me anyway! :D

Capone has heard my system a few times as it has evolved over the years to it's present state and fairly recently heard the Garrard playing some vinyl which seemed  to bring a smile and an amazed look to his face - wasn't long after that when he told me he was purchasing his Rega.(and many many other bits of 'stuff' :D  )

I haven't been able to have a listen to Capones system yet, but I will get there soon. It's really looking like a sweet system and having heard the 191's and a rega in other systems before I'm sure it's going to sound bloody great.

Thanks for sharing Capone

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Looks great, but needs more records :P

 

Funky looking counter weight too, any info on that?

 

That funky counterweight is a Groove Tracer upgrade, it came with the TT when I bought it of RocknRollR  (Nathan)

 

My next focus is to fill the cupboards full of records As I hardly play CDs anymore im replacing them with vinyl, But Moneys getting in my way of doing this,

go figure  ;)

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That funky counterweight is a Groove Tracer upgrade, it came with the TT when I bought it of RocknRollR  (Nathan)

 

My next focus is to fill the cupboards full of records As I hardly play CDs anymore im replacing them with vinyl, But Moneys getting in my way of doing this,

go figure  ;)

 

 

What are CD's?

 

;)

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What are CD's?

 

;)

 

Going back a year ago I wouldn't have thought that I would not want to purchase CDs anymore, But with the sound im now getting from vinyl, I ll be purchasing my future music on records, But in saying that some CDs still sound great on my system, and a SACD of DSOTM I was given by Grumpy sounds fantastic

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Great looking system

 

I cant help but think you must be able to meld the two systems so you dont need to run seperate fronts for HT and Stereo. Does the amp have a MIna INput / Pre Output function? You can put a switch box between them to act as a HT bypass

 

Then move the i-90's to the rear

 

TT is looking good btw, hope its all working out for you

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Great looking system

 

I cant help but think you must be able to meld the two systems so you dont need to run seperate fronts for HT and Stereo. Does the amp have a MIna INput / Pre Output function? You can put a switch box between them to act as a HT bypass

 

Then move the i-90's to the rear

 

TT is looking good btw, hope its all working out for you

 

That's how it started out with I91s as the fronts and the I90s as the centre and surrounds

But I have a wife and a daughter who were scaring the life out of me everytime they turned it on :ban:

so went the separate route, I can now sleep at night

PS-the TT is running fine, took me a while to set up right but all good now

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Looking good mate, nice and neat

Loving the topper on the centre speaker.

Where's all the hotrod pics???

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Looking good mate, nice and neat

Loving the topper on the centre speaker.

Where's all the hotrod pics???

 

The topper is a bit hard to hide ;)

all of the hotrod stuff is in the shed, away from view of the wife

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Looking good!  Glad your enjoying the journey :D

 

Although I am kinda regretting not keeping another one of those i90s for myself!

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Looking good!  Glad your enjoying the journey :D

 

Although I am kinda regretting not keeping another one of those i90s for myself!

 

yeah they are a great speaker, especially now that they have loosened up a bit :)

 

Im still moving things around trying to get "the" spot right but overall im pretty happy with the setup   

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Ive currently got the two subs in at Vafs at the moment getting a once over, boy am I missing them :(

I didn't realise how much of the bottom end work they were doing.

I would suggest to anyone contemplating subs for there system to at least try it before dismissing them, im glad I did 

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I had a Krix sub, one day thought I'd turn it off to see if I'd miss it, It wasn't switched on..

Sold it.

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I had a Krix sub, one day thought I'd turn it off to see if I'd miss it, It wasn't switched on..

Sold it.

 

your loss? ;)

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yes Two Systems, that way the wife doesnt have to touch the HI-FI side of things,which in my case is a good thing :thumb: 

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2 5.1 systems?

Sent from my iPhone 5.

 

A  2 channel system with 2 Subs for music

and a 5.1 channel system for tv and movies

Its not for everyone as you have 5 speakers at the front, but it suits my needs :)

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This all seems a bit OT and isn't really helping the OP :)

 

Just sayin'

 

Yes, a sort of understanding wife helps (just) :P

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Oh dear.

 

I have just realised ( facepalm )that I posted my response in the wrong thread.  :sorry:  I was lucky that Capone liked it anyway but it was intended for a thread where someone was seeking advice on an amp/speaker combination and ( as usual ) it drifted OT

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your loss? ;)

I don't think it was a loss, you'll hear when you come over.

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I don't think it was a loss, you'll hear when you come over.

Your Castle speakers sound wonderfully bassy and smooth compared to the VAF 'sound' (especially when you move the coffee table :) ) so I can see why Capone would think the loss of a Sub could be a loss. Some of the best systems I've heard have had powered 'bass' (Mondies, Darthlakers)

Ps. I'll be in touch soon about the tonearm Batty.

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Your Castle speakers sound wonderfully bassy and smooth compared to the VAF 'sound' (especially when you move the coffee table :) ) so I can see why Capone would think the loss of a Sub could be a loss. Some of the best systems I've heard have had powered 'bass' (Mondies, Darthlakers)

Ps. I'll be in touch soon about the tonearm Batty.

 

 

Don't forget we've moved house

 

All good, ive got your new address

Looking forward to checking out your "collection" of TTs

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Oh yeh, nice gear.

You could buy a vaf i66cc off me ya know!

 

The I66 is a fantastic speaker, and a great buy for someone, but a bit out of my price range.

I will be looking for single I90 in the near future to finish of my ensemble thou :)

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A new addition to the family-the Nad 565Bee CD/DAC Player, a big step up over the old pioneer one I had

Its great when you add a new piece of equipment and you hear the difference straight away :thumb:

 

And ive finally gotten around to mounting the TV on the wall, which has allowed me to bring the TT to the centre of the cabinet

 

The centre of attention as it should be :)

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