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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by MCM_Fan » 18 May 2019 05:07

Shuffling a few things around. The JBL L36 Decades are back in the rotation, on some nice looking Bose 901 tulip stands. Also picked up a cool mid-century modern floor lamp at Goodwill on my lunch hour today. This is also the first time I've paired the L36 Decades with the Harman Kardon T60 turntable and the Grado G2+ cartridge. Sounds pretty good to me!

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by hobie1dog » 18 May 2019 20:49

Thanks for sharing this with us. Excellent setup.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by MCM_Fan » 18 May 2019 20:56

hobie1dog wrote:
18 May 2019 20:49
Thanks for sharing this with us. Excellent setup.
Thanks! Testing a small set of Snell Type K/II speakers that I just refoamed. They sound great and are destined for my office system.

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Post by Gravitar8 » 18 May 2019 21:09

Welcome to the SL club! I know it's been said before (lots before) but the SL10 and 15 are somewhat 'off the radar' and really need to be reconsidered as audiophile grade and caliber. I pitted my 15 against a vast array of turntables that entered then left my setup. The original Technics cartridge/stylus is also highly regarded and maybe one day we an get rid of the stigmatic "for a P-mount".
My stylus and cartridge are on their way to Russia where an almost famous member here in the group will be rebuilding the cantilever and crafting a new tip for me- can't wait! Rumors of potential Line Contact stylus on a bamboo cantilever for my SL-15 are set to come try. I think this combination will be incredible....
I recommend when you are able- to source out the original cartridge and stylus then watch what this does to your favorite records- you will hear them like never before.
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I've been looking for a P-mount TT lately and ran across a Technics SL10.
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It came with a Shure DT35P cartridge that just didn't do it for me so I loaded my Technics P24 with new stylus.
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This humble p-mount conical sounds freaking amazing!
Frequency response of 10Hz to 30kHz. And tracks at 1.25g.

I've been wanting a TT that my wife and kids can feel comfortable using.
The SL10 is perfect for them.
So, I had the talk with my better half and convinced her that the system would not clutter up the living room.
I tucked the amp and turntable behind the television, out of site.
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And brought up a pair of JBLs I wasn't using.
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I think everyone's happy, I know I sure am.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by mtqpier » 19 May 2019 05:31

Very nice place.
I like your retro decoration.
Nice Dire Straits « Love over gold » vinyl.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Gravitar8 » 19 May 2019 12:54

And I like that Death Cab for Cutie LP- have been tempted to replace the CD with vinyl for a few years now....but can't justify the 40$+ which it sells for here in the Great White North.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Txi » 19 May 2019 17:15

Hello all people, i write from France. It is my room
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by MCM_Fan » 19 May 2019 18:32

mtqpier wrote:
19 May 2019 05:31
Very nice place.
I like your retro decoration.
Nice Dire Straits « Love over gold » vinyl.
Thanks! That was one of the five albums I purchased last Black Friday with a 20% coupon code from Acoustic Sounds. It has quickly become a favorite. A superb performance and excellent sound quality on that pressing:

https://i.postimg.cc/QNBBmBJC/Love-Over-Gold-3.jpg

Highly recommended!!

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by MCM_Fan » 19 May 2019 18:50

Gravitar8 wrote:
19 May 2019 12:54
And I like that Death Cab for Cutie LP- have been tempted to replace the CD with vinyl for a few years now....but can't justify the 40$+ which it sells for here in the Great White North.
I have it on both SACD and vinyl. I've seen them live three times, including in 2013 for the 10th anniversary of the release of Transatlanticism. They played the entire albums from start to finish. I believe that was their last tour before Chris Walla left the group. I was lucky to find a mint condition first pressing at a local record store a couple years ago.

If you like Death Cab for Cutie, the standard (black vinyl) release of Kintsugi also has excellent sound quality. Plans is also excellent on vinyl. Narrow Stairs, not so much. I like that album, and ordered a new copy with some Amazon gift cards I got for Christmas. It was horrible, all kinds of surface noise, visible defects and badly warped. It was so bad, I didn't even finish listening to side 1. I put it back in the box, put the return shipping label on it and dropped it off at the local UPS Store an hour after it arrived. For that one, I'll stick to the CD.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by MCM_Fan » 19 May 2019 22:25

MCM_Fan wrote:
19 May 2019 18:50
Gravitar8 wrote:
19 May 2019 12:54
And I like that Death Cab for Cutie LP- have been tempted to replace the CD with vinyl for a few years now....but can't justify the 40$+ which it sells for here in the Great White North.
I have it on both SACD and vinyl. I've seen them live three times, including in 2013 for the 10th anniversary of the release of Transatlanticism. They played the entire albums from start to finish. I believe that was their last tour before Chris Walla left the group. I was lucky to find a mint condition first pressing at a local record store a couple years ago.

If you like Death Cab for Cutie, the standard (black vinyl) release of Kintsugi also has excellent sound quality. Plans is also excellent on vinyl. Narrow Stairs, not so much. I like that album, and ordered a new copy with some Amazon gift cards I got for Christmas. It was horrible, all kinds of surface noise, visible defects and badly warped. It was so bad, I didn't even finish listening to side 1. I put it back in the box, put the return shipping label on it and dropped it off at the local UPS Store an hour after it arrived. For that one, I'll stick to the CD.
Giving it a spin now:

https://i.postimg.cc/SKBzSbjZ/Transatlanticism-T60.jpg

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Post by Gravitar8 » 19 May 2019 23:55

Transatl.... is pretty much the only DCFC album that I enjoy...its progressive enough but not too much or something... i even play along to it once in blue moon-
https://www.thesilo.ca/wp-content/uploa ... w-Year.mp4
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MCM_Fan wrote:
19 May 2019 22:25
MCM_Fan wrote:
19 May 2019 18:50
Gravitar8 wrote:
19 May 2019 12:54
And I like that Death Cab for Cutie LP- have been tempted to replace the CD with vinyl for a few years now....but can't justify the 40$+ which it sells for here in the Great White North.
I have it on both SACD and vinyl. I've seen them live three times, including in 2013 for the 10th anniversary of the release of Transatlanticism. They played the entire albums from start to finish. I believe that was their last tour before Chris Walla left the group. I was lucky to find a mint condition first pressing at a local record store a couple years ago.

If you like Death Cab for Cutie, the standard (black vinyl) release of Kintsugi also has excellent sound quality. Plans is also excellent on vinyl. Narrow Stairs, not so much. I like that album, and ordered a new copy with some Amazon gift cards I got for Christmas. It was horrible, all kinds of surface noise, visible defects and badly warped. It was so bad, I didn't even finish listening to side 1. I put it back in the box, put the return shipping label on it and dropped it off at the local UPS Store an hour after it arrived. For that one, I'll stick to the CD.
Giving it a spin now:

https://i.postimg.cc/SKBzSbjZ/Transatlanticism-T60.jpg

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Gravitar8 » 20 May 2019 00:32

Exquisite!
Txi wrote:
19 May 2019 17:15
Hello all people, i write from France. It is my room
https://ibb.co/sR3CP9B

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by SpinMan » 20 May 2019 19:07

Wow awesome listening areas! I probably have the worst one of the bunch but here goes!

New turntable with vintage Yamaha receiver and Teac bookshelf speakers -trust me it sounds better than it looks! Plus total expenditure = $200!!
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Gravitar8 » 20 May 2019 23:10

Older 1990's Yamaha AVR's have perfectly decent phono sections- enjoy!
SpinMan wrote:
20 May 2019 19:07
Wow awesome listening areas! I probably have the worst one of the bunch but here goes!

New turntable with vintage Yamaha receiver and Teac bookshelf speakers -trust me it sounds better than it looks! Plus total expenditure = $200!!

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