Show us your listening area!

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Gravitar8 » 20 Jan 2020 22:48

Serendipity! Seller had sent a speaker out for crossover (?) repair and Magne sent back a pair. So I picked up the spare. Now that's nice bowling right there! =D>
JoeE SP9 wrote:
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How were you able to find a single MMG? Magnepan's are sold as pairs (center channel speakers excepted).

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by davebenz1 » 31 Jan 2020 09:54

Not a huge area. Kyocera R-461, RC1-01, DA-610cx and D-611. Tannoy Micro TM33. Definitive Technology Mythos Gem XL's and ProSubj
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by British Raj » 31 Jan 2020 20:17

Running my Rega P2 through a newly acquired Rotel RC-850 Preamp straight to my B&O Beolab 8000s. Sounds just perfect!

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by British Raj » 31 Jan 2020 20:23

Pscm wrote:
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My new listening area just completed this week by adding a wall in a large room. Going to be aviation themed. Started with a pilot's seat out of a commercial aircraft. Need to recover as it is butt ugly but quite comfy. Setup room initially under rules of 1/3. Having the speakers 4 ft from back wall certainly creates a nice sound stage.
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Re: Show us your listening area!

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Gravitar8 » 04 Feb 2020 14:46

Interesting space...low ceiling... basement?
Looks like a lot of heavy drape 'room treatment' why so? have you used freq sweeps and meter to get an accurate idea on what your room 'sounds like'?
Are those old Coral speakers? Horizontally mounted- tweeters in or out?

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by sberger » 04 Feb 2020 15:57

Gravitar8 wrote:
04 Feb 2020 14:46
Interesting space...low ceiling... basement?
Looks like a lot of heavy drape 'room treatment' why so? have you used freq sweeps and meter to get an accurate idea on what your room 'sounds like'?
Are those old Coral speakers? Horizontally mounted- tweeters in or out?
This is the living room in my house, built in 1939. Room treatment? Freq. sweeps, meter? Uh, no. Accurate idea? Sounds pretty accurate to me. But then again, accuracy is not a priority for me. Chased that audio dragon for a number of years, and finally decided by doing so I had completely lost my way as far as just listening to the music. So sold off a lot of higher end expensive gear, went back to what made me happy in youth, and the result is what yous see. The only measuring instrument I have is my ears(and those of others) that have been listening actively to music for 50 years. I'm not a scientist, I'm a music fan.

Not that I have anything against scientists, or folks that desire to run the types of tests you're speaking of. To each their own.

The speakers are AR3a's. They were meant to be mounted vertically or horizontally, although back in the day they were thought of as true bookshelf speakers and horizontally was the favored position. Tweeters out, although I've tried it both ways and can't tell much, if any, difference.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Bill_Ashton » 04 Feb 2020 18:00

How do you like your television that high, over the fireplace? Looks great there, I see a lot mounted high now...think it would give me a sore neck!

I like the AR's mounted horizontally like that :wink:

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by sberger » 04 Feb 2020 18:04

TV has been there for a dozen years. Only place it could go. No problems yet.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by JazzVinyl251 » 06 Feb 2020 21:11

My happy place.
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by sberger » 06 Feb 2020 22:18

JazzVinyl251 wrote:
06 Feb 2020 21:11
My happy place.
Sweet!

I should probably know but what is your turntable?

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by circularvibes » 06 Feb 2020 22:33

That really does look like a happy place JazzVinyl251. Is that a Technics SP10? I love the broadcast mount.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Bill_Ashton » 06 Feb 2020 23:52

Com'on now, complete list of the sweetness we are looking at here!

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by JazzVinyl251 » 07 Feb 2020 03:49

Bill_Ashton wrote:
06 Feb 2020 23:52
Com'on now, complete list of the sweetness we are looking at here!
SP10MK2
Marantz PM40
A pair of cherry wood Tannoy Revolution R1‘s.

And I’ve got the knock off Rack mounted Studer/ReVox phono pre amp which is sitting just underneath the turntable and it works too. It was made in South Africa during apartheid and comes out of our old National broadcast studios.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by JazzVinyl251 » 07 Feb 2020 03:51

circularvibes wrote:
06 Feb 2020 22:33
That really does look like a happy place JazzVinyl251. Is that a Technics SP10? I love the broadcast mount.
Yes it is Indeed.

Thanks so much.

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