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Been a bit bored and agitated by not having an amp this past week so decided to try a new room layout while waiting for the new amp to arrive and as usual I reckon this new layout will solve some previous issues (and no doubt create some new ons too) but no harm in trying right?

 

First 3 pics show new layout and the last is the old.

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I hope Doug doesnt mind me posting this here ...   Today was a happy day for him and a sad day for me...  my beloved Duntech Soverigns have found a new owner  😭    Doug and "Red" m

Been a bit bored and agitated by not having an amp this past week so decided to try a new room layout while waiting for the new amp to arrive and as usual I reckon this new layout will solve some prev

What an amazing couple of days. To think this time last week the thought of actually owning a pair of Sovereigns would have just been a daydream to now actually having a pair in situ in the church is

Looks great mate... Some VERY tasty metal you have there not to mention the Bohren and Julee Cruise LPs.. When's the GTG?

 

and... What amp are you waiting for?

Ha yep anyone flicking through my LP's wold probably think I'm bi-polar as it contains a bit everything. Metal is definitely my favorite style however that doesn't stop me from also owning 57 odd Madonna records as well 😀

Going to give one of these amps a try.

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Been a bit bored and agitated by not having an amp this past week so decided to try a new room layout while waiting for the new amp to arrive and as usual I reckon this new layout will solve some previous issues (and no doubt create some new ons too) but no harm in trying right?

First 3 pics show new layout and the last is the old.

Looks great mate - something missing from the pic though ????

- - - - - that's it - me sipping a red in the sweet spot at gtg [emoji5]

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New cables arrived yesterday so now have 2x 7m runs from the main rack out to the amp however it doesn't look like the new amp will be arriving until at least late next week so it looks like another tough weekend without music for me.

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New cables arrived yesterday so now have 2x 7m runs from the main rack out to the amp however it doesn't look like the new amp will be arriving until at leat late next week so it looks like another tough weekend without music for me.

 

 

Wow, tough gig.

 

Fantastic set-up, and that amp looks brilliant.  :)

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Going to be interesting going back to a low power SET amp again being a potentially risky move seeing that I heard a big improvement going from a Leben CS600 to a Bladelius Thor (40w Vs. 180w) but as we all know power output doesn't necessarily tell the full story does it.

 

So here's my thinking....

 

Amp: 24W

Speakers:97db

Listening distance: Approx 2m

 

Speakers put out 97db @ 1w/1 meter, subtract 6db due to doubling of listening distance and add 3db as 2 speakers running so that brings down overall efficiency in room to approx 94db @ 1w

 

So.....

 

94/1w

97/2w

100/4w

103/8w

106/16w

109/32w

 

So I reckon/hoping i'll get about 107db @ full power (perhaps more as I believe the 6db loss for each doubling of distance is for anechoic conditions) so seeing as most listening is done around 80-85db that will give me at least 20db headroom so should be all good..

 

These are uncharted waters for me but what gives me some hope is I did run a 8w SET amp for a long period using 92db speakers (Omega XRS8) and was pretty happy with the output provided.

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So is it actually a church or just look like one inside?

 

No not house of worship in the traditional sense but the wife calls it my "church" as it's where I go to worship the gods of music. Best thing is its not just on Sundays!

 

The young bloke also agrees....

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Time for a nostalgic look back in time. 2011 was the year when I finally had a dedicated music room so in went a fairly basic setup comprising of a Rega P5, Nighthawk phono, Woo Audio WA5 SET amp and a pair of custom made speakers I made when I (briefly) worked at Trevor Lees.

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Not to mention the numerous arm and cartridge change that I wont bore you all to death with so thats about it my evolution/regression on a page  :P

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Wow! Lots of different setups. You must tell us more of what they sounded like, strengths and weaknesses.

Awesome journey!

 

Its all been a bit of a blur to be honest but what I can say is most changes (apart from the jump to Zingali's) were more different flavours that massive jumps forward in terms of overall sound quality improvement.

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The Zingali's are the most aesthetically beautiful floor standers I have seen.

 

Thanks mate, to be honest Im glad they didn't sell in my recent moment of madness as they still tick all the right boxes for me.

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Thanks mate, to be honest Im glad they didn't sell in my recent moment of madness as they still tick all the right boxes for me.

 

Agree!  An incredibly impressive speaker.  What's happened/happening to the Thor?  Just keen to head back down the tube road?

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Thanks mate, to be honest Im glad they didn't sell in my recent moment of madness as they still tick all the right boxes for me.

I could not believe you were selling them, glad you kept them. They look and I am sure they sound stunning!!

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Awesome room, love the brick.

What's the story with the recess where the vinyl is?

Was there a window there at one point, or......dunno?

:)

Nope nothing like that just the 70's obsession with arches....lol

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Arrived. Still not sure how I managed to carry it into the house and up onto the stand.

So now that's it's been running for a few hours what are my first thoughts?

.....disappointment.

More to follow.

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