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Alec124c41
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Post by Alec124c41 » 08 Oct 2010 04:38

If your amp will drive 2 sets of speakers, try running both, with the top ones upside down, so the tweeters are as close as possible. :)

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Post by Jonti » 08 Oct 2010 05:49

Alec, is that a serious suggestion or are you just trying to wreak havoc with my ears? :wink:

My amp can run two sets of speakers and I'm willing (read: stupid enough) to give it a try...

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Post by Alec124c41 » 09 Oct 2010 03:59

Serious. You might be best to use 2 pairs of similar sensitivity.
I have 2 pairs of the original Canadian Rega speakers stacked. It gives a quasi Linkowitz/d'Appollito configuration, great horizontal dispersion while mildly limiting the vertical spread. The sound is excellent.
Cheaper than those huge Utopia speakers!

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Alec

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Post by Jonti » 09 Oct 2010 07:06

Interesting. Think I'll give this a go later today and report on my findings!

Btw my floor-standers are 3-way, but the bookshelf speakers on top of the are 4-way. Will that cause any problems, I wonder?

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Post by zumbini » 12 Oct 2010 06:49

New member here but long time music lover and collector.
The panorama was taken a few years ago but the last photo is current.
The wall 'o' sound is 26' wide and the room is 18' deep with a 9' tray ceiling.
I have another 2,000 albums in a walk-in closet next door.

http://i55.tinypic.com/xnvqyu.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/r27rb5.jpg

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Post by htm_1968 » 14 Oct 2010 12:23

I'm newish around here. Greetings to All!

My vinyl side of my system is made up of a Thorens TD2010 turntable and Ortofon Rondo Blue cartridge which feeds a Naim Stageline (k) phonostage powered by a Naim iSupply.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/486 ... 359b0d.jpg

The phonostage feeds a Naim NA2 92 pre-amp which is powered by a Naim HiCap and in turn feeds two Naim NAP 90/3 power amps. The speakers are Neat Motive 2.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/497 ... 9cb394.jpg

The rest of the system is a Naim NAT03 tuner, Naim CD3.5 CD player and Flatcap Power supply, a Beresford Caimen DAC and a Xindak power filter. All cables and interconnects are Naim. The rack is Soundstyle. Also in the photo, but not turned on is a Naim IXO active crossover which I use from time to time to drive a pair of Naim IBLs, but I prefer the sound from the passive Neats. Not shown is my Nakamichi Cassette Deck 2 due to lack of space on the rack.

The system, several thousand LPs, CDs and Cassettes and my PC are all housed in a recently purpose converted studio (OK it is a shed) with dedicated mains supply.

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Post by MonkeyBoy » 15 Oct 2010 03:36

Zumbini, I had that same Carver preamp until about three years ago. Now I use Ayre.

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Post by zumbini » 15 Oct 2010 04:53

MonkeyBoy wrote:Zumbini, I had that same Carver preamp until about three years ago. Now I use Ayre.
The C-1 is classic Carver and a dandy little workhouse preamp but it's a recent acquisition.
I wanted to see if what all the Carver Site folks were saying about it was true. (It was!)

My main preamp since 1987 has been an Onkyo Grand Integra P-308.
Probably Onkyo's best preamp, it is wonderfully clean, very musical and extremely flexible.

About 6 months ago, I bought a Carver CT-Seven to get remote control capability.
It's not as musical or flexible as the P-308 but, then again, I no longer need dual outputs or 3 tape loops.

However, I still have my sights set on eventually going all Carver.
I just need to find a C-19 (tube preamp) in decent shape and for a reasonable price.

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Post by Jonti » 15 Oct 2010 07:39

Thanks for the speaker advice, Alec.

The results have been surprisingly excellent. Having the highs and mids centralised really makes a difference, and having them 'flanked' by bass at both ends works a treat! Have a look:

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/148/dsc07567n.th.jpg

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Post by davidsss » 15 Oct 2010 13:16

What turntable is that Jonti?

That amp of yours is mighty familiar, I ran a Luxman L215 for many years, grreat amp it was too.

DS

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Post by Jonti » 15 Oct 2010 14:53

The TT is a Victor JL-B44 from 1974 (see http://audio-heritage.jp/VICTOR/player/jl-b44.html), and the amp is a trusty L-410 from '82 (http://audio-heritage.jp/LUXMAN/amp/l-410.html).

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Post by tdat7192 » 30 Oct 2010 21:12

Finally have the listening room in order after much work. Some things (mirrors) still need to be hung but stereo and furniture are in place
Hurrah!!

15494

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hi from a newbie

Post by alfamatt » 04 Nov 2010 19:03

As it says in the title,
Hi from a newbie.
I'm a member on a couple of other hifi forums, but hey, I've always had a major soft-spot for my LP's & vinyl replay, so I thought it was about time I took a look at this forum!
Very happy with my existing set-up, but there's always room for improvement & upgrades etc etc.
Here's a pic of my listening room

https://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w15 ... 190054.jpg

And another one of the business end

https://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w15 ... 190058.jpg
ATB
Matt.

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Post by tdat7192 » 04 Nov 2010 21:16

alfamatt, that is some sweet looking set up! Nice!

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Post by MonkeyBoy » 04 Nov 2010 23:54

Alfamatt, love that shelf.

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