Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:35 am

All I can say is WoW!!! What a transformation!! Hope it sounds as great as it looks!
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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by TNRabbit » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:51 am

I saw this over on Club Polk this morning....beautiful amp that's worth major $$$. You did a fantastic job on it!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by kingman » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:13 am

Good taste coupled with super electronics = ABSOLUTE AUDIOPHILE!!!! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by engtaz » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:52 am

Wow. great job of refurbishing. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Where are they at?

Post by treitz3 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:43 am

You know, with all of the gear that has come and gone through the years, I am surprised to have not once noticed any room treatments. With it being a known fact that the rooms are pretty much the weakest link [and most usual suspect] in any system, why aren't you using any?

Not dogging, just curious my man. :-s
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Re: Where are they at?

Post by Wardsweb » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:35 am

treitz3 wrote:You know, with all of the gear that has come and gone through the years, I am surprised to have not once noticed any room treatments. With it being a known fact that the rooms are pretty much the weakest link [and most usual suspect] in any system, why aren't you using any?

Not dogging, just curious my man. :-s
I consider myself an audio enthusiast. I'm not an audiophile working to get every nuance of critical listening squeezed out. I like music and I have fun. That being said, I also have a wife. She is very understanding of all the gear but things that change her decor and change it from a room in our house to a studio sound room are pushing it. So, I don't even go there.

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Fair enough...it she ain't happy, nobody's happy.

Post by treitz3 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:02 am

Well played. I completely understand. 'Nuff said.
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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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by Wardsweb » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:32 pm

A couple of mood pics.

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Re: Fair enough...it she ain't happy, nobody's happy.

Post by BrianT » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:42 pm

treitz3 wrote:Well played. I completely understand. 'Nuff said.
Agreed, we have to keep our SO happy

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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by Wardsweb » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:20 pm

Updated pic on the home theater.

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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by Wardsweb » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:24 pm

Here is the sun room that is more vintage room than anything else. The speakers are a custom setup. JBL C50 Olympus on the bottom (only using the woofers), custom CNC "smith horn" from some 1" bubinga with CNC aluminum vanes, and JBL 2405 tweeter in a custom stand on top.

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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by Wardsweb » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:27 pm

Picture of the front room taken as I was getting ready for an audio GTG.

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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by engtaz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:38 am

Schweeeeeeeeeeeeet
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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by cring08 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:26 am

Every setup is absolutely beautiful.

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Re: Wardsweb - Feed the passion, live the dream

Post by frenchguy » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:40 am

the before & after of that mac amp is unbelievable!!! job VERY well done!! congrats!! =D> =D>
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