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Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

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Wardsweb

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Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:12 pm

Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Here is my two channel rig in the living room. The speakers are DIY and presently in the garage being veneered.
Top to bottom:
Clearaudio Champion II with a SME 309 arm and Benz Micro Glider cart
Shanling T100 CD
McIntosh C36 pre
Juicy Music Tercell phono pre
PS Audio Quintessence power conditioner
Shanling SP-80 mono block amps on the floor
Rack is a VTI BL-304
Amp Stands are Custom Isolation Products

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~There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal may be the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride.~
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Wardsweb

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Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:15 pm

Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Here are the cabinets in sapele pommele veneer and waiting for sanding and a gloss lacquer finish.
They use JBL 2235H woofers, Altec 802-8G driver mounted to Altec 511B horns and the JBL 077 slot tweeters.

When these go back in the living room things will look different, because while they were out we pulled the carpet and put down mahogany floor.

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Last edited by Wardsweb on Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.
~There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal may be the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride.~
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Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:16 pm

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Very nice! Your set-up looks like it would be very relaxing kicking back listening to some great tunes!
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Wardsweb

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Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:26 pm

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Here is my home theater in the den. You can follow the progression of the home theater in the HT thread.

Samsung 52" LCD (LN52A750)
Martin Logan Cinema center channel
OPPO BDP-83
Panamax M5400-PM power conditioner
Scientific Altanta 86300HD cable box
Ampzilla 2000 mono block amps
Onkyo TX-SR607 HT Receiver just replaced the Yamaha RX-V1400
Maartin Logan CLS electrostatic speakers
Also run a M&K V1B sub

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~There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal may be the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride.~
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Wardsweb

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Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:45 pm

Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

2 channel work rig. Gotta have my tunes. Especially when you consider I spend more time in my office than I do in my home.
Full compliment of SAE (Scientific Audio Electronics) from the 80's.
E102 Eq
P102 pre
T102 tuner
D102 cd
C102 cassette
A502 amp
JBL L36 speakers

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Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:04 pm

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Great looking systems Wardsweb! Can`t wait to see your finished sapele! I am seriuosly thinking of doing My Maggie stands in sapele.
I may not have it all together...But together we have it all!
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Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:22 pm

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I don't have words in my vocabulary to express how nice your systems are.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Wardsweb

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Post Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:23 pm

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Alas the Silver 7t amps aren't even in a system at the moment. I felt so bad with them sitting on a shelf in my audio room. Nice perk with the new house. A dedicated room off the garage that now has my tech bench, parts and all the gear I don't have in systems. So I lent them to a friend in Austin to try with his Klipsch Jubilee's.

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Post Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:18 am

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Very nice setups.
engtaz


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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Post Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:19 am

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That is some really nice looking gear. It is beautiful! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Wardsweb

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Post Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:19 am

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Here are the 2 channel system speakers with three coats of lacquer on. They're already looking pretty good, but I'll add a few more coats before buffing them out.

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Wardsweb

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Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:11 pm

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I'm also turning some 3" x 2" billet feet for my speakers.

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Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:53 pm

Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Are you planning on incorporating spikes?
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Wardsweb

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Post Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:07 am

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treitz3 wrote:Are you planning on incorporating spikes?


I designed the feet with the option of incorporating some large spikes I have, but don't plan on using any on our new mahogany flooring.
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Post Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:10 am

Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

10-4. I take it that you have some sort of room absorption then?
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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