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Post by speakerlabfan » Wed May 25, 2011 11:51 pm

=D> Looks like a great place to hang out and listen to music. Love the tube preamp, I bet that makes a wonderful sounding front-end. Great looking room. =D>

(I bet the Polks are really nice in there. I think a pair of BIG speakers would be a lot of fun in that big room - how about Phase Linear Andromedas, Carver Amazings, Klipschorns, or even some big Martin Logans).
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Carver Amazings - original and silver, M500t,C-1, C-4000, PM 1.5, M200t
Manley Stingray; Cambridge Audio DacMagic, 640p; Pro-ject Tube Box SE II
McIntosh MC2205, C28
JBL 4430, 4425, 4311B
Rega P5, Benz Micro Wood, Cary/AES AE-3 Preamp

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Post by OconeeOrange » Thu May 26, 2011 8:19 am

elgrau wrote:I might do that, but shipping (18" x 18" x 74" and ~180 lbs each) from CA to S.C. would be "prohibitive":

But I can send you the plans.... :lol:
Now that is some big speakers !
I bet you sitting at that keyboard singing is a sight to see.

Your dog is like mine, too much muscle. :lol:

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Post by elgrau » Thu May 26, 2011 11:07 am

Key board is Yamaha "piano" that I got my daughter for her BD...she used to play pretty good and is getting back into it with this semi-professional KB. It really sounds good. Eventually I'll hook it up to the main system (organ music anyone? :lol: ); but I never got past one handed play (in the "Miracle piano" lessons from our old KB). Dog may look fat, but he's actually skinning down a lot (14 years old!).

These speakers WOULD look real nice in your "playroom", OO (and fill the ENTIRE room with sound! And good to ~700 CLEAN watts according to Huw, so good to go with your 600x2)...if I were to do them again I'd 1) use bird's eye maple veneer instead of the "generic" maple veneer - birds eye a LOT more pricey but oh so much more beautiful! and 2) go with "new" EPI drivers from humanspeakers.com. I'm happy with the re-foamed one's I "scournged" from ePrey, but after all the hassles of getting some 8 ohm drivers and some 4 ohm (the 1000's use the 4 ohm drivers which yields an 8 ohm impediance speaker) and buying the overpriced re-foam kits, it's a lot quicker/easier/better to probably just bite the bullet and purchase all 16 drivers from Huw - probably about a grand). Can build the boxes for about a grand as well (with birdseye maple veneer and solid walnut corner posts...). Like I said, I can email you the plans...but unless you well versed in woodworking I'd just hire a local cabinet maker to make these airtight boxes...Ed
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Garage: 300 disk changer to Entech 202.5 DAC to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.

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Post by TNRabbit » Thu May 26, 2011 2:43 pm


From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Post by tinpan » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:49 pm

Sweet looking pair of rooms. I wonder if that Olympia Beer tray was made by Continental Can Corporation (CCC). My second job out of high school was stamping those exact beer trays on a big press in 1979. Also did Gennesse beer trays too.

I like your audio stand, what kind is it?

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers

2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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