Show us your listening area!

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EfeTe
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by EfeTe » 23 Oct 2019 15:20

Cheers Spencer. It did look like granite to me!

Nice solution, the Tri Traps btw.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Legrace » 26 Oct 2019 02:00

Added a R2R, ref Teac A-6100:
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Vtglife » 03 Nov 2019 04:54

Vtglife wrote:
07 Apr 2019 04:29
Just a close up. Fireplace room/living room I immediately claimed when my wife and I bought a house last year. 😅. Gotta have one room right. 😉Very happy after fine tuning it for a month to get it just right. Still have to add some things to the room, but not the system. Not ideal with the French doors on the one side but I got the positioning on the kg4s to where it works well.

The Bell is an absolute beast. Maybe the best tube integrated I've ever heard, and I've heard alot. Not many people know about them but the ones that do will tell your he same thing. Very underrated, detailed yet warm and cracking bass for days. Alot of dynamic bass for a tube amp. I mean it sounds like it's going to put a dam hole in the wall right behind it where the image ends up. Love that sound you can feel.

Absolutely curb stomped my old onkyo solid state really bad in that department and obviously in every way else too, but the bass was a suprise. And I think the onkyo was rated double this wattage. Lol. And I will always have my JVC which feels like it was made for the Klipsch and Empire 600

-JVC QL-A75 turntable
-Empire 600 LAC cart and stylus. Still my favorite cart and stylus of all time.

-1959 Bell Carillon 6060 El34 tube amp - Completely recapped. NOS Mullard Xf2s and telefunkens
-Lounge Audio MkIII Phono Pre amp

-Klipsch KG4, crites crossovers and diaphragms. One of my favorite speakers for tube amps. Even more so then more expensive options. Imaging is also silly good.


She sings dynamically. Pretty content, until OCD starts again.


Just some updates on my Bell Carillon 6060. The vocals, while up front and dynamic were too pericing on my system. And had a ice pick sound to them at times. The output coupling Caps were, good but not my first choice, Wima FKP 1s. And a few other areas like the inputs selector section, and coupling caps from that to the pre, were some cheap Wonders and a very cheap no name polyester

This was recapped before I bought it. I decided to finnaly do some recapping of key areas myself.

The ones I left were the Orange drops because they were on good spots strategically already and I didn't want to go too warm. You don't want to over do that so they're perfect. Also a couple nos Cornell /mouser polyester up front. With 2 LEGIT NOS Wonder Caps for the tone controls. These particular wonders are genuine Polystyrene and no way I was taking them out. That's a their best sounding cap and hard to find. They only made a couple polystyrenes.

So I got going. Bought some Miflex kpcu caps for my ouput coupling caps to replace the Wimas. These are very underrated caps and very interesting. A combo of copper foil, paper, oil and polypropylene. They're built like tanks and really nice. Heavy copper stranded coming from them too. The only thing is they are HUGE. I mean huge. These are only. .047 caps and they'd twice the size of the Wimas which were already massive. Must just be the design and internals. Anyway don't ask how I got them in. I had to get creative in some spots and placements. But I was happy I did and none are squashed or touching things. A hair bigger and no go.

I replaced the two cheap wonders which genuine Vitamin qs that tested new.

I replaced the single polyester coupling cap with a jupiter HT. Wax and paper caps. Very nice. And a third of the size of the miflex. But the Miflex sound better overall and suited my needs more.

Anyway it took awhile because not only are the miflex caps huge, but the Bell Carillon 6060 is the most cramped integrated tube amp you'll ever find. There's a reason it looks so streamlined. But I got it done.

I finish up and power her up and OMG. All the piercing vocals, GONE. I can turn it as loud as I want. Yet still up front and strong. More air yet still thick. Just absolute perfection. I cannot recommend these miflex kpcu caps enough. I'm sure the few other changes helped too. But these guys obviously made the difference and the poly Wimas were just too ice picky and strident. I personally didn't expect a big change and wasn't sure about all this cap sounding different stuff. But I am 1000% a believer now. Tighter bass too. Yet fuller on a way where it's not Muddy, but just you hear the whole song as it should be. Hard to explain. Stringed instruments, not as much overtones. You can hear the individual notes on a strum more. Just cleaner, yet more tube amp sounding at the same time. It kept all the good things, ans improved the things that were starting to really get on my nerves. Turned into a short listening session of wow that's amazing, but wow I'm exhausted from that. Now I can listen non stop and just enjoy and enjoy.

Anyway I just wanted to let some people know if they were looking for a some good caps to go for. Idk how a cap for double the price could touch these. They're not bad at 16 bucks a cap. A rich clarity with smooth upfront vocals and detail. Slight slight dynamic loss but honestly I just think it's beceof how shouty the old caps were. Sorry for the rant. Just wanted to share to my fellow tube guys.

I included some pics just to show how big they are. Lol. The one with the blue caps are the wimas. The other pic is after.
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Rajkumar
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Rajkumar » 05 Nov 2019 05:22

Hi all this my listening room
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Txi » 05 Nov 2019 07:10

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by noisefreq » 06 Nov 2019 20:40

Why does the back cover of Umma Gumma come to mind?

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Bluesnote » 06 Nov 2019 20:54

noisefreq wrote:
06 Nov 2019 20:40
Why does the back cover of Umma Gumma come to mind?
hahaha, I can imagine turning the volume up on 'be careful with that axe Eugene'. . . :twisted: :mrgreen:

Chris

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by kolejo » 06 Nov 2019 22:02

Well, this is my listening area. I have old Advanced Research AR-4xa speakers from sixteens and whatever 3-way speakers from eighteens. Amplifier is Pioneer A-7. Recordplyer is Dual 505-2. Computer is i7 16gb memory Well, i like old stuff.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by kolejo » 06 Nov 2019 22:04

Well, this is my listening area. I have old Advanced Research AR-4xa speakers from sixteens and whatever 3-way speakers from eighteens. Amplifier is Pioneer A-7. Recordplyer is Dual 505-2. Computer is i7 16gb memory Well, i like old stuff.
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by euromut » 15 Nov 2019 15:03

Legrace wrote:
26 Oct 2019 02:00
Added a R2R, ref Teac A-6100:
Looks fantastic. Like the addition of the RTR. Have fun exploring the new medium.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by newriverrat » 16 Nov 2019 10:03

Very modest by a lot of standards, but a beauty to my old self.
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by cary114 » 17 Nov 2019 02:25

Newriverrat, You have a nice looking area. I like the knotty pine and the floor. I also like the your system.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by newriverrat » 17 Nov 2019 15:23

cary114 wrote:
17 Nov 2019 02:25
Newriverrat, You have a nice looking area. I like the knotty pine and the floor. I also like the your system.
Why, thank you kind sir!

I used to have a boat load of '80's components, but came to realize sometimes "less is more".
As for the wood, I remodeled my carport (again, '80's)and it wound up becoming a listening area. I put the red oak floor in a couple of months ago.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by chn68b » 17 Nov 2019 23:36

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Ottermel » 22 Nov 2019 17:36

chn68b:
I notice you have one of "those" Sony receivers. Not many people have them (I have one from that series but it's not in use - STR 6800SD)
I would leave more room for ventilation above the receiver, it's very little now!!

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