Show us your listening area!

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Scottyq
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Scottyq » 20 Jun 2019 03:04

Hi all,

Here’s an update on my room from my previous post (page 186)

I’ve picked up a smaller desk for the PC which allowed the entertainment unit to move to the end wall. The speakers now sit on nice old and heavy timber cabinets, and sound beautiful (to me :wink: )

Managed to score the book case, which no doubt will one day be too small.

My next adventure is decor. I’ve been checking out so many ideas and am more perplexed everyday!.. I know I don’t want modern, I do like retro but not totally sold on it yet. I’m sure I’ll figure it out one day.
At the moment I’m looking for wall art and rug ideas. Any decor experts, I’d love to hear suggestions!.. :D

I’ve also picked up a second Sony TA313. Both have issues but between them, I’ll have a nice reco to play with and am really looking forward to hearing the Dovedale3’s via the Sony!..

Cheers to you all... Scotty
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by StuieJW » 21 Jun 2019 19:01

bettor wrote:
16 Mar 2019 12:04
vinyl master wrote:
12 Mar 2019 05:51
mtqpier wrote:
11 Mar 2019 16:12


That’s very cool.
Nice photo.
Like the turntable shelves, audio rack and furnishings! =D>

What exactly are you using there? :-k
Hi, the two turntables on the shelves are suspended type. Floor is laminate and have poor rigidity for them. For this reason they are on shelves, isolated from unstable floor. Specially in the case of Sondek, very apreciable improve.
Very nice that *thumbs up smiley*

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by StuieJW » 21 Jun 2019 19:05

Try again, Very nice that.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Tankist42 » 23 Jun 2019 14:48

Getting married in a few weeks so my music room has been turned into a combo listening room/office.
Not the best speaker placement, but limited room due to the desk.
Similar to what you have already seen with slight changes due to adding the desk.
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by citizenarcane » 23 Jun 2019 17:38

2 channel office

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by No Method » 29 Jun 2019 16:16

The music area is one end of a big room. The seating area is on the other end of the room, centered on our TV with a sound bar and woofer on the opposite wall. When I’m alone I might pull up a chair up and sit centered on the speakers twelve feet away. A pool table separates the stereo from the rest of the room. Rafters and a sloping ceiling reduce reflections.

The Marantz was bought in the early 80’s. The preamp was bought in the early 00’s. The Rega, I think, came about 1995. Sometime around then a CAL Icon mkII CD player arrived.

The speakers were bought new as Legacy was just growing, I suppose, about twenty-five years ago. I have their Monitors and sub. The big cabinet on the floor is the dual 12 inch woofers, with a crossover but no internal amplification. They were bought new; and I was really impressed with the factory packed them, protecting during shipment. I think Legacy is a great company.

The cables form the pre-amp to power amp are ten feet long. The speaker wires are fourteen feet long, and I know, are just some cheap old Radio Shack cord.

The room can be filled with music without significant problems.
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Sterling1 » 09 Jul 2019 13:52

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Here's a fresh pic of my system with speaker grilles removed. It's a flash shot so led lights from components are not apparent but I'm working on another means to light this system.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by chamaruco » 09 Jul 2019 13:56

are you able to use all these stuffs just for one song? :)

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by No Method » 09 Jul 2019 20:31

Nice! It looks like you have plenty of room behind your equipment for access! Have you ever wondered what the total length of cables you might have?

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Sterling1 » 10 Jul 2019 00:42

No Method wrote:
09 Jul 2019 20:31
Nice! It looks like you have plenty of room behind your equipment for access! Have you ever wondered what the total length of cables you might have?
I've set the CWD cabinets out from the wall about 19 inches to allow access with room to connect components as needed. I've got cables galore. Most coming from and to my Sony TA-E9000ES Multi-channel Preamplifier, which has an IEC 958, Toslink, and RCA input for CD, DAT, and DVD source components. I should take a picture of the area between the wall and the back cabinet face. It's cluttered with very unorganized cable in lengths far longer than sometimes necessary. I also have a 5.1 analog preamp (Sony TA-P9000ES) which has cable going to it from OPPO and cable leaving it to the TA-E9000ES. That's a nest of wire the likes of which are seen on a tangled bait casting reel. At any rate, even with wires crossing wires, there's no hum or noise, just black quiet.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by dysmike » 10 Jul 2019 00:49

My office system. The near-field at my desk is really the primary of the two listening setups. The other one is really generally used to play grade and if my family isn't in the mood for putting up with me taking up the living room.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Sterling1 » 10 Jul 2019 00:56

chamaruco wrote:
09 Jul 2019 13:56
are you able to use all these stuffs just for one song? :)
This system is actually downsized. I've got three more CWD cabinets in my basement which at one time accommodated 11 more Sony ES components: Power Amps, Stereo Preamp, DAT Recorders, and Cassette Decks. Now, the system still has some redundancy for SACD and CD pleasure, as well as Cassette and LP playback. I will likely sell the Sony Receiver, the carousel CD Player, and the dual Cassette Deck, which are just not used at all any more. The oldest component, a Sony PS-4750 Turntable, is not used much any more but I like it too much to part with it. Same with the Professional DAT Recorders, not used much but too nice to part with them.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by andybeau » 10 Jul 2019 08:27

dysmike wrote:
10 Jul 2019 00:49
My office system. The near-field at my desk is really the primary of the two listening setups. The other one is really generally used to play grade and if my family isn't in the mood for putting up with me taking up the living room.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-83q ... hKJ-XL.jpg
Nice room

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Blowby » 18 Jul 2019 20:59

Trying to keep the cost to a minimum while squeezing the most out of a basic sound system. So far when I sit in the chair listening to Roxy Music, Avalon or Thomas Dolby, Flat Earth or Dire Straits the SQ is simply amazing. A good friend sat and listened for the first time and she said it was a full body experience. I think it's a nice return on a room not used since my daughter went off to college 10 years ago.

Before:
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http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 9A85F.jpeg

Work in progress:
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Dedicated Dual 20 amp Lines:
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 48E76.jpeg
Adjustable Sound Panels:
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Wall Mount for TT and Album Shelves:
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About Finished w/
Sound Absorption and Reflective Panels with Adjustable Bass Traps:
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by andybeau » 18 Jul 2019 23:30

Blowby wrote:
18 Jul 2019 20:59
Trying to keep the cost to a minimum while squeezing the most out of a basic sound system. So far when I sit in the chair listening to Roxy Music, Avalon or Thomas Dolby, Flat Earth or Dire Straits the SQ is simply amazing. A good friend sat and listened for the first time and she said it was a full body experience. I think it's a nice return on a room not used since my daughter went off to college 10 years ago.

Before:
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... C4CF6.jpeg
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 9A85F.jpeg

Work in progress:
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... Cubby3.jpg
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 86E21.jpeg
Dedicated Dual 20 amp Lines:
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 48E76.jpeg
Adjustable Sound Panels:
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... D83A5.jpeg
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 362A9.jpeg
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... D6D41.jpeg
Wall Mount for TT and Album Shelves:
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 03E63.jpeg
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 91100.jpeg
About Finished w/
Sound Absorption and Reflective Panels with Adjustable Bass Traps:
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... D6E65.jpeg
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 00DB4.jpeg
http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/da ... 4C9A1.jpeg
Nice job

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