Pictures of your speaker system

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  1. AdvanTech

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    I’ve had the place to myself this week so I’ve been fooling around with my camera in my living room. A pic of my favorite pair of 26 triodes as well as a bit of orange tint from the air in NYC, today.

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    they are really pretty, did you build them yourself? the 604 has been a speaker I have wanted for a long time
     
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    I didn't build them, they came as-is. The seller said he bought the cabs from someone who had random drivers in there. He took those out and built a new baffle with a slotted port since they nearly match the dimensions of the Model 17's then installed the 604E's.
    You're welcome to come listen sometime if you make it to the western side of the state.
    My long term plan is to build giant Onken style cabinets and then do x-over refinements. I'm pleased with them as they are though, it's been a long time dream come true to have a semi-dedicated listening space and Altec 604's.
     
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    Two quick pics:

    A work in progress glimpse at my room now that I have the Hathor aswell as the Amon speakers set up. I'm not sure if it'll stay like this permanently, but I also don't really have another place to put my Hathor and I really like the way it sounds. Like half my listening is now done with the smaller speakers.

    I also bought a cheap projector and a cheap 110" ALR screen off aliexpress for it. Neither are meant as a permanent solution, but hey... For less than 300 bucks total this is hard to beat.
    I'm not sure how much further I want to take this whole home theater thing. Going multi channel would be quite difficult in my room, for example. However behind me there's a black curtain blocking everything but the projection lens, which helps quite a bit with contrast even in a dark room. Of course it's not close to my Kuro or an OLED, but no projector is. For now I'm getting close to 3000:1 on-off, which is better than the reviews indicate. Maybe my measurements are off, but basically it looks like a regular LCD TV, but at 110". Colors are quite good, aswell and I'm getting 120 nits brightness across the whole screen with the lamp in ECO mode, which I think is just about perfect. A bummer was that there was dust on the DLP chip which I had to clean myself. But it's certainly doable.

    Basically all my plants are outdoors now that it's warm enough. Don't worry, they'll return in the fall.
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    The following things I want to sort out:
    • I will build a new rack very soon. Platforms with lots of ventilation so my Rag doesn't overheat again.
      Current solution is an Arctic P12 fan exhausting air from the top. I run it at 5V and it's both silent and works incredibly well. Ragnarok stays cold to the touch. Technically I could leave it like that, but I don't really want to keep a fan running all the time.
    • A proper chair
    • Now that I've experienced what cleaner power can do to the sound I need to find a permanent solution. So power needs to be sorted out.
    • I will get a proper ALR screen and replace the BenQ W1070 with a used JVC X30.
    • Build proper speaker stands at some point. (Probably) build a 2nd pair and organize the loaner.

    Also I've referenced my dad's system in the living room a couple times. But the last time I posted it he still had Canton Ergo 120 DC speakers, it seems. Maybe I've missed a post. Anyway, it's been a couple years since he upgraded to Canton Reference 3K speakers, which he now biamps with the Aegir I reviewed. The 400W class D amp handles the bass now and we put the DSP module back in to control the 42Hz room mode at the listening position somewhat. My dad has the gain on the bass amp set 2dB higher than the Aegir, so these speakers normally aren't quite as bassy. But despite what the graphs may indicate it doesn't sound super bassy.
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    Again, usually there are more plants here. To the left you can see the two DIY turntables me and my dad have built. Especially the left one sounds great. The right one was a bit cheaper to build, but it's based on a similar principle. If you want I can go into more detail.


    I attached FR graphs of both of these rooms at the listening position. Both are really quite similar, which I find very reassuring. Especially how well the top octave roll-off matches makes me very happy considering one is a widebander and the other one is a 25mm ceramic dome. The two peaks aren't really even audible to me.
     

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    I'm very interested in DIY turntables.
     
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    Finally cracked the code. Here’s my Apogee Duetta Signatures. With Bismarck in background. Other shot is the Sota Star Sapphire/SME/Denon. Just in setup mode after unpacking, needed dusting - lol

    https://imgur.com/a/AkdbGnD

    Now I just gotta figure out Imgur… LOL. Ignore that nut on the head shell, I was playing with balancing arrangements at that time (old photo). All sorted now.

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    Lovely! Nice dog too.

    Haha, I was expecting an almond or a walnut!

    Used to use coins. Not for fine adjustments, though: more like brute force, getting the stylus past a sticking point.
     
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    <slightly OT…> but, yeah, the SME had been weight optimized for significantly heavier MC’s… the Denon is, alas, too light to be able to be balanced properly w/o a weight. (It’s non-ferrous). Just haven’t the budget for my next coil, what with buying a house and moving from Texas to NH foothills…

    You should picture Bismarck when I play Pink Floyd Dogs…. Yep, anyone that knows Spaniels (of any sort), knows exactly what “tilt/look” they emit…

    Think HMV
     
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    Four way active speaker system.

    18" JBL Bass @ 600 watts.

    15" JBL Midbass @ 600 watts.

    32" X 32" X 40" Altec Mantaray EV DH1 Mid Horn @ 150 Watts

    18" Exponential Phenolic Tweeter @ 150 watts.

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    Gorgeous. Especially in blue! :D
     
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    It looks blue to me. OK, so it probably isn't: the colour temperature of the photo is obviously way off. So it should be blue. Would look great. I'll have mine in blue, please.
     
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    Sorry, I don't know how I tagged that with "miss information" (swimsuit competition winner, 1905). Untagged and apologies.
     
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    Spoil sport! :(

    Thanks... No problem! I was wondering if you were some sort of audio purist to whom comment on something as mundane as the colour of a speaker cabinet was anathema :D. Or... if you thought that pink was the only acceptable option.

    Cheers!
     
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    Nope! I enjoy the visual aspects of the gear almost as much as the audio.

    PhilharmonicAudio has some great blue speakers.

    Personally, I want some of the DNA mini radials in like an African granite....
     
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    The pictured 2wpc SE84UFO25 Decware amp (center front) with the GPA 6048hIII's pound the concrete floors and the listening position (if desired) with effortless speed, power, detail, and stage like nothing else, yet conveys all of the finest detail, weight, and focus at the lowest listening volumes also.

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    Curious to hear your thoughts on those Aperion super tweeters!
     
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    Great value. I replaced a pair Townsend tweeters with them. More adjustments, and higher sensitivity, and much less expensive.
     
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    Aerial Acoustics 10T speakers, driven by a fully updated and restored Yamaha M2, for 380 watts into 4 ohms. Preamplifier duty falls to a Conrad Johnson 17LS2, and sources are ProJect DS3 CD, and Cambridge Azur 851N streamer/dac. The speakers seem to relish the power, and have earned themselves a playlist. There are no room treatments beyond taking measurements for initial placement.

    I do enjoy this hobby.
     
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