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Great system there Darren !! There's some nice cables in there too !! :)

I did the same with my industrial plugs, remove the orange screw rings then trim down !! :D

One thing that worked for me with my subs was to place them on the inside of my main speakers (running in stereo) as I found they needed to be closer together to image properly and allows main speakers to have wider soundstage. :D

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You certainly have a great looking system there @Darren69@Darren69 (Dazzle Dazzle). Next time you go away on holiday let me know so that I can come and house sit for you.

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So what's been the best upgrade yet Darren ... Is there a favourite piece of gear in the setup :)

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Looking forward to popping over one day and listening to this awesome system with a few cold ones!

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@@Martykt the smiley face puts me off, haha, are you being serious? I have not tried the subs on the 'inside' as I have always thought the corners of the room are the best place for bass but am always open to experiences, ahem.

@@JukKluk2 there's no one I'd rather leave the place to mate. I will need to be ready to return to an unflushed toilet and a missing dog but apart from that it should be all good.

@@betty boop betty boop...what is that? You have a sick sense of humour Al, forcing us to call you Betty Boop. :D Hmm, no, I have enjoyed all of my equipment, past and present...maybe except the M51 NAD...that was nothing amazing....but every other piece of gear I have experienced so far, Redgum, Peachtree, Quad, Benchmark, Meridian, Prima Luna etc have all been fantastic components. Out of what I have decided to keep, I would say the best buy's have been the monos. After repairs and servicing by Zaph the master, under $4k?? Premium big power amps. Am still grinning about that. But I love all the members of my team as I believe in system synergy so they are all awesome and all do their own little jobs just brilliantly.

Possibly a surprising 'find' was the Townshend cabling. I was a Lenehan tragic before that but some SC's I got from here (Goran's isolda's which went to Wikeeboy) just brought forth such natural timbre that I became a convert. Replaced with newer, shorter versions from the mono's or I would still have the originals. I have some Fractal XLR's in the cupboard, un opened if I go to a dac-pre set up later on.

I think I ranted before in the 'what I have learnt so far' thread but the greatest effect one can have on SQ is to treat the room. I know that for sure. The ceiling absorbers made a massive difference to the SQ, I was ready to sell the Focals as I thought 'they were too harsh' for my crap rock recordings but it was really my room that was harsh. I have the brains trust here, actually you Al for putting me onto Wavetrain, to thank for that one. One day it shall all get a good paint job and look half respectable.

@@Tubularbells I look forward to that too brother tubey. ;) .... a couple?? :D I doubt it will challenge the cathedral.

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@@Martykt the smiley face puts me off, haha, are you being serious? I have not tried the subs on the 'inside' as I have always thought the corners of the room are the best place for bass but am always open to experiences, ahem.

 

 

Yes, very serious. Assuming you are trying blend your subs with the Focal's not just wake the neighbours (going by previous posts to do with DEQX with subs and your other gear I assume you are), I found my subs run in stereo blend in and image with my main speaker in that position. I even toe in the ports towards listening position (yours may work well being front facing). If your subs are fast enough they may do the same if tuned right, worth trying.

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:thumb:  :thumb:

 

Bet it sounds not half bad as well....congratulations Daz.

 

ps what in the world is that horrendous picture you have for an avatar? take it down it. Immediately, young man.  :)

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@ that, my friend, is mick Thompson, guitarist for slipknot.

My previous av was a tad racy for SNA.

Hmm...this one may also frighten the horses. :D

Should I go back to Terrance and Phillip do you think?

@@Martykt OK, ta man, I will do. :)

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I am somewhat suprised no ones commented on 'THAT' photo yet.

 

And yeah, id be looking at fixing that power point before it falls out of the obviously collapsing plaster board...

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I am somewhat suprised no ones commented on 'THAT' photo yet.

 

And yeah, id be looking at fixing that power point before it falls out of the obviously collapsing plaster board...

Coat of paint will fix the GPO 'problem'. :)

No mate, no one has been paying attention hey? :D

@@Richard Cranium I have this one above the 'work bench'...does that suffice?

R1 lady.jpeg - Copy.bmp

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Mmm yes, paint fixes everything. Like all the coats already splashed over the gpo..

 

Pic.

Makes you wonder if their really paying attention or if their just being polite.

 

I know it's just optical illusion due to the curve of the cabinet.

But I have to wonder, is it man boobs, beer gut, or are you REALLY happy with the speakers :D

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